Was it “Mahomes Magic” or something else…?
News with a Twist
Five days after the San Francisco 49ers blew a 10-point fourth quarter lead in Super Bowl LIV, Around the Block can reveal to the world one of the reasons for the team’s collapse.
Sources inside the 49er organization told Around the Block, on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak, what really happened in those last eight minutes of the big game. We are only now revealing this information because those sources required a five-day hold on the the scoop to allow the global sports media and TV talking heads the opportunity to do their conventional analyses of the game.
Here’s the real story.
With about eight minutes left in the game San Francisco had the ball. Huddling up, Niners quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo received a strange admonition in his helmet headset: “If you lose, you won’t have to go!”
As Garoppolo looked to the sidelines for guidance, he saw, like an apparition, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling on the sideline giving more instructions into Jimmy’s headset: “If you win, you’ll have to go to the White House and meet with you know who. You really don’t want to be subjected to that!” Garoppolo nodded and instead of giving his teammates the next play, he told them what had happened. All 11 agreed with Kap, breaking the huddle whispering, “We’re no saps, lose one for Kap!”
After going three and out, Garoppolo returned to the sidelines, headed straight to defensive team leader Richard Sherman and told him what the offense had agreed on. Sherman immediately stuck in fist in the air, said, “Right on” and told the defense, “let’s lose one for Kap!”
Make no mistake – this revelation in no way diminishes the “Miracle of Mahomes;” he is, truly, the best quarterback in the NFL. But perhaps he was helped along a tiny bit by the “Courage of Kap,” the “Ghost of Football Past.”