49ers Suffered a Crushing Loss to Kansas City, But They Might Have Saved Thousands of Lives

49ers Suffered a Crushing Loss to Kansas City, But They Might Have Saved Thousands of Lives

With 1 minute, 12 seconds left in Super Bowl 54, Damien Williams ran 38 yards for a touchdown, crushing the hearts of 49ers’ fans for the second time in 9 years. Yet, the loss might not have been all bad news for San Francisco.

49ers Lose Super Bowl
@49ers Who else is thinking about sunnier Sundays rn? (Source)

Kansas City Chiefs

After every season of one of the 4 major sports (Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey,) the championship-winner holds a huge parade in their home city, usually drawing 100,000 to 1.5 million fans. On February 5th, there were an estimated 250,000 people at the Kansas City Chiefs parade in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. 

The Danger of San Francisco

Right around the end of the Super Bowl, the first cases of the coronavirus were spreading in the US. California had reported cases around the end of January, while the first case of Coronavirus in Missouri was reported on March 8th, more than a month after California. 

In 2012, the San Francisco Giants won their second World Series in 3 years and an estimated 1 million showed for the parade. So, if the 49ers, who have not won a Super Bowl since 1995, had beaten the Chiefs, there would have been well over 1 million fans that showed up to celebrate history, around 5 times as many people that celebrated the Chiefs victory. 

View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Kansas City Chiefs (@chiefs) on

RELATED: Micheal Strahan Posts FaceTime Photo of One of His Twin Daughters Amidst Custody Battle With Ex-Wife

This would have been disastrous since there have almost been 29,000 reported cases of coronavirus in California without the parade. With the parade, San Francisco could have had thousands of extra coronavirus cases to treat.

Bob Wachter, the chairman of the University of California, San Francisco Department of Medicine said this about the super bowl: “It may go down in the annals as being a brutal sports loss, but one that may have saved lives.

About At The Buzzer

At The Buzzer, or ATB, is the place for those who love sports, life, family, community, and so much more. We are far from the run of the mill 24/7 sports news websites. We not only bring you what’s happening in the world of sports in terms of trades and breaking news, but we also bring you the news that goes on behind the scenes. The stuff you don’t see during the 48 minutes of an NBA game or the 60 minutes of an NFL game. We let you know what’s going on in the lives of your favorite athletes. From big life moments like becoming a mother or a father to highlighting personal videos of them raising their little ones, At The Buzzer is the place you go when you want to relate to the athlete you root for on a daily basis. If you're interested in how Russell Wilson juggles being one of the best quarterbacks in the league while also being a doting husband and father-of-three, we got you covered. Interested in seeing a video of Iman Shupert's three-month-old baby speaking her first words, we have that here at ATB. Or would you rather watch Tiger Woods' son growing up and following in his father's footsteps, don't worry, we can show you that too. At The Buzzer is so much more than sports. It's relatable, reliable, and ready to show you a side of sports you didn't know existed. Our goal at ATB is to bring you relatable, entertaining news that will leave you feeling closer and more informed about the people you are looking up to and rooting for. Sports are more than just a group of organizations that entertain you, it's about the people who make up those organizations and the stories of how they became the people they are today. So take a minute and read one of our articles, we promise you won't regret it.

1 thought on “49ers Suffered a Crushing Loss to Kansas City, But They Might Have Saved Thousands of Lives”

  1. Pingback: Damien Williams Reveals He Will Opt-Out of '20 Season for Mom

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: