The 2012 frustrations of Kansas City Chiefs fans hit a high with Monday night's 16-13 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dane Callstrom, who could be working on a "Chiefs Not-So Greatest Hits" album of sorts this season, posted the parody video called "One of Us" less than an hour after the defeat.
The song, a parody of the Joan Osborne hit "One of Us," laments the latest woes of the Chiefs and the foundation laid by former coach Todd Haley, who is currently the offensive coordinator for the Steelers. Callstrom wrote the lyrics while watching Monday's game.
Callstrom, 23, a Valparaiso University grad and resident of Prairie Village, Kan., displayed his wit and sarcasm earlier this season after the Chiefs lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in another YouTube video called "I Will Follow You Cause I am Clark," a parody of Death Cab for Cutie's "I Will Follow You Into the Dark."
"It never works for me to force these songs out. I can only write them when inspired," Callstrom told Playbook in an email Tuesday. "Luckily, the Chiefs' horrific attempt at playing what we like to call football has been pretty musically inspiring. So hopefully I'll be able to turn one or two more of these bad boys out before the season is over."
His latest effort was inspired after the Chiefs actually had their first regulation-time lead of the season. Things ended badly for Kansas City as Lawrence Timmons intercepted Matt Cassel on the second snap of overtime and Shaun Suisham followed with a 23-yard field goal.
Among the lyrics:
"If we won a game, would pigs start flying?
Would we lose the first draft pick and just start crying?
Or could things turn around? Ha ha that’s funny.
That will never happen
Not when we draft Dontari Poe,
Not with Coach I Don’t Know,
It makes me think though.
What if Todd was one of us... "
"[Coach] Romeo Crennel has just been so terrible this year that I thought it would be funny to wonder 'what if Todd was one of us' still. We might have actually been decent this year. It's just a way to make fun of the Chiefs for losing to Haley and the Steelers, and being stuck with Crennel," Callstrom wrote.
With the Chiefs 1-8, the hits might just keep on coming.
• Tuesday's 12-player blockbuster deal between the Marlins and Blue Jays that sent $106 million shortstop Jose Reyes, ace Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle to Toronto delivered shockwaves across the major leagues and on Twitter:
Giancarlo Stanton, who might be the last star standing in Miami, was mildly perturbed (and retweeted more than 11,000 times in four hours). Meanwhile, National League Rookie of the Year Bryce Harper decided to clown around:
@giancarlo818 you can always come play for the Nats! We will take you anytime! Get some red, white, and blue in your life!
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) November 14, 2012
Reaction north of the border was a bit more upbeat:
Its a good day to be a bluejay!
— Jose Bautista(@JoeyBats19) November 13, 2012
• The Georgia Bulldogs took the top spot in this week's Facebook Social Power Rankings, with fellow SEC member Alabama second despite its loss to Texas A&M on Saturday. The Aggies moved up to No. 5 on Facebook with the nationally televised victory. Michigan, victors over Northwestern in overtime, and Florida, which beat Louisiana-Lafayette thanks to a blocked punt with 2 seconds to play, rounded up the top five. Kansas State, No. 1 in the BCS standings, barely cracked the top 25 on Facebook, finishing at the bottom of this week's rankings. Texas, Mississippi, South Carolina, Oregon and Ohio State filled out the top 10 on Facebook.
Each week, Facebook weighs and combines total mentions received by each college football team with both the raw change in mentions on the site as well as the percent increase in mentions to arrive at an overall score -- the Facebook Social Power Ranking. Mentions are tabulated by aggregated posts or comments containing terms specific to each team.
• Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano became an official Yank Tuesday:
Very proud day for me, I just became a US citizen, God bless America! say.ly/WIy4zC7
— Robinson Cano (@RobinsonCano) November 13, 2012