01/05/2014 10:11 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

KC Star Sports Section Addresses Chiefs' Collapse With Harsh But Unforgettable Cover (PHOTO)

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The law of conservation of fan euphoria requires that for one team to celebrate an epic comeback another must suffer a heartbreaking collapse.

While the Colts' historic 45-44 win against the Chiefs in their AFC wild-card playoff game was hailed in Indianapolis, the reaction in Kansas City wasn't quite as positive. The come-from-ahead loss was the second-largest collapse in postseason history and the team's eighth straight playoff defeat.

In response, the cover of the sports section of the Sunday edition of The Kansas City Star featured a provocative, not-quite profane headline and a photo of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck scoring a touchdown sure to be remembered in Indiana and Missouri.

The cover was first shared on Twitter by Jeff Rosen, the Sports editor of The Kansas City Star, on Saturday night. The use of a simple, brief headline seemed to be keeping with the spirit of comments made -- and perhaps not made -- by Chiefs coach Andy Reid after the defeat.

"Sometimes the game speaks for itself, so you don't have to say a whole lot," Reid told reporters when asked about his postgame remarks to the team.



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