Look, in the interest of full disclosure, I just wanted to write about the return of Ted Lasso.
Rookies and quarterbacks are set to arrive for training camp on Friday, July 23, and as a lifelong member of Chiefs Kingdom, I should be thrilled with the arrival of my favorite team arriving once again at St. Joseph, especially after a global pandemic set a lot of things aside. But at this point, I’m pretty sure I’m just as excited for the arrival of season two of Ted Lasso after such a brilliant run for its first season.
The second season arrives on Friday, just like Patrick Mahomes, and if you’ve not yet seen the Jason Sudeikis comedy, then you have about 24 hours to catch up. If you binge watched all 10 episodes in that time span, it would be the single greatest use of your time. I’m not exaggerating.
Look, I’m not here to review the show in any meaningful way here and you can find other places to learn what the show is about. But I will say this: Ted Lasso’s first season is a masterstroke in every way, a comedic achievement like no other show I can recall. Most of my favorite comedies ever have needed entire seasons to learn the characters, to round into form. “Skip season one,” I will say.
Let’s recast Ted Lasso with K.C. Chiefs just because we can.
With Ted Lasso, it is perfect from beginning to end. I was laughing and crying in the first episode. I’ve never viewed a show with so much heart at such a perfect time as in the midst of a global pandemic. This show made me love the characters, care about what was going to happen, laugh out loud on multiple occasions, and feel more hope about the world and my place in it. What other show can do that?
Anyway, this is a Chiefs site and I want to write about Ted Lasso, so I thought it would be a stupid yet fun exercise to write to a core audience of likely 10 people here in this Venn diagram I am picturing. Let’s recast Ted Lasso with figures from the Chiefs organization and see who matches best. Why? The better question is why not?
I need to make a Spoiler Alert here, but if you’re reading this far and you haven’t seen the show, it’s on you.