There’s one “o” in Missouri, two in Ohio and four in the win columns for the NFL teams that play in those states.
The Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams in Missouri, and the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals in Ohio, have yet to win a single game this season. Not one. Together they are 0-12. Oh boy.
Kansas City has lost 12 straight games and actually has more turnovers (six) than touchdowns (five), St. Louis has lost 16 of 19 games, Cleveland is 0-for-this season and 1-4 in its past five games, and Cincinnati is evoking memories of its 1-4 start last season as well as the franchise’s multiple poor performances.
So let’s see if we have this straight.
Missouri is the Show Me State, and it would be nice if one of its NFL franchises show it a win.
Ohio, as its tourism office claims, is “The Heart of it All” but its fans can’t stomach anymore.
But Ohio has something Missouri does not –- a guarantee that, after this weekend, the state will have at least one NFL win. Cleveland and Cincinnati square off Sunday, when one team has to win (unless, of course, there is a tie).
The Missouri NFL teams, meanwhile, can look in-state for a solution. Not far away might be the best player in the state -– Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel. He shows Missouri, and Ohio, how it’s done.
But for now, Missouri and Ohio truly are blue states.