Sunday’s Divisional Round matchup between the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs was one of the wildest postseason games ever, one that included a celebration that will undoubtedly live on in Arrowhead Stadium folklore long after this year’s Super Bowl Champion has been crowned.
Despite trailing 24-0 in the first quarter, the Chiefs mounted a comeback in the second quarter, kept their foot on the pedal, and blew out the Texans 51-31. In the midst of the win was a nifty touchdown pass from quarterback Patrick Mahomes to tight end Blake Bell to put the score at 47-31 in favor of the Chiefs, proving to be the eventual dagger to Houston’s season.
As Bell ran through the endzone and to the stands to celebrate in what was the Arrowhead equivalent of the Lambeau Leap, offensive lineman Eric Fisher joined in the festivities, grabbing a pair of beers sitting on the ledge, smashing them together and pouring them over his head. It was an homage to former WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin, a master of slamming down beer, and while most of America was wondering how much money those two Budweiser’s cost that fan, Austin was posting a video of the clip on social media synced with his entrance music.
Budweiser saw the six-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion’s tweet and immediately asked the world to help the company find the fan who just so happened to lose those beers. In less than 45 minutes, thanks to the power of social media, the company followed up, tweeting they found the Chiefs fan and that a whole bunch of Budweisers, and other surprises, would be making their way to him. Even Fisher chimed in and wanted to find the fan, posting his own video, however before he thanks anyone for the beer, he might want to see if the NFL slaps him with a fine for his antics.
The last time a player used a prop like that was back in Week 14, when Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters shotgunned a can of beer with a fan after making a game-sealing deflection in a win over the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. It would ultimately cost him $14,037 from the league, however Bud Light’s Twitter account announced shortly after that it would match the sum of Peters’ fine with a donation to the charity of his choosing. And Budweiser could very well do that again this time.
As that lucky fan awaits the arrival of his beer and “surprises” this week, Kansas City prepares to take on the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Sunday in the AFC Championship Game, looking for redemption from last year’s wild, yet heartbreaking, 37-31 overtime home loss to the New England Patriots.