Yogi Berra famously once said “It ain’t over till it’s over.” And when recalling the sudden and dramatic change of fortune in Kansas City Chiefs’ comeback victory over the Houston Texans last Sunday, you realize that offbeat quote was meant for just such a game.
To set up the story to come, here’s a brief recap of the game. The Texans started the game by putting up 24 points in the first quarter and a Chiefs defeat seemed all but certain. But thanks to some wizardry from reigning league MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City rallied, took the lead, and then poured it on for a blowout 51-31 victory.
Early in the fourth quarter — with the Chiefs only up by ten — Mahomes blew the game open with a touchdown toss to tight end Blake Bell. It was at that moment that Chiefs offensive lineman Eric Fisher was overcome with excitement and couldn’t resist joining the hometown fans in celebration. He grabbed two cans of beer from the crowd, smashed them together like WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and then poured the beer out behind his shoulders.
Eric Fisher is a legend for the stone cold beer celebration. pic.twitter.com/VcqdB4oAEf
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) January 12, 2020
Considering the unbelievable turnaround and just how hot the Chiefs were at the point in the game, no one can blame Fisher for needing a cold beverage.
“You never can put a nice cold, refreshing, smooth Bud Light in front of an offensive lineman and not expect him to enjoy it, you know?” Fisher said, according to The Athletic.
“I’ve got to find those guys. I owe them a couple beers.”
The clip went viral and Fisher knew he should repay the fans for taking their beer.
“You all were amazing today,” Fisher said in a Twitter video. “I appreciate you all big time. Also, I appreciate the two guys whose beer I borrowed for one hell of a celebration. If you know them and can tag them below so I can thank them Big Fish style, I would greatly appreciate that. Chiefs Kingdom, this Bud’s for you.”
HOW BOUT THOSE CHIIIEEEEFFFSSSSSS!!!@steveaustinbsr @budweiser @budweiserusa @chiefs #chiefskingdom #kansascity #kc #nfl #chiefs #playoffs #thisbudsforyou #budlight #budweiser #touchdown pic.twitter.com/XrjBrN2x8C
— Eric Fisher (@Big_Fish79) January 13, 2020
Thanks to the help of the online community, he was able to do just that.
Should the Chiefs advance to the Super Bowl, you can be certain that they’ll celebrate with a beer or two along the way.