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Andy Reid: Super Bowl Is ‘the Chocolate Cake With the Ultimate Frosting’

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He’s full of food analogies

The Chiefs are one step closer to their third straight Super Bowl appearance after making quick work of the Steelers on Sunday. But having won a title just two years ago doesn’t make them any less hungry to lift the Lombardi Trophy in four weeks—and coach Andy Reid had the perfect analogy to explain why that’s the case.

Reid was asked on Monday if Kansas City’s recent success changes its approach in the playoffs.

“Once you’ve won one, how do you think it makes you feel going forward?” Vahe Gregorian of the Kansas City Star asked Reid. “More hungry? Or you’re like, ‘I know I can get there’? I wonder how that is for you.”

Reid took the “hungry” part of the question quite literally and gave the sort of answer only he can.

“If you like chocolate cake and you eat a piece, and then you have one dangling in front of your face, you’re probably gonna wanna eat that one, too,” Reid said. “Not much is gonna stop you. I mean, that’s how you feel about the Super Bowl. That is the chocolate cake with the ultimate frosting, and you’re gonna try to go get it if you can.”

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It should come as no surprise that Reid, who once gave a reporter his mac and cheese recipe in an airport, went that route with his answer. It’s not even the first time this season that he has evoked one of his favorite foods in a press conference.

“I love how the team works together like I love a big piece of prime rib,” he said late last month.

But wait, that wasn’t the first time he’d compared his team to prime rib, either.

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“I like prime rib and I’d love to win a Super Bowl,” Reid said in 2011 after his Eagles got knocked out in the wild card round for the second year in a row. “So I’m hungry for both, if you understand where I’m coming from.”

No, I don’t quite understand where he was coming from, but I think it’s clear that the two things he loves most are eating good food and winning football games.

Tom Brady turned the Super Bowl into a big plate of lentils last year and denied the Chiefs that second slice of cake, but they might get to have some more dessert if they can polish off enough wings against Buffalo on Sunday. 

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