Imagine you’re the Kansas City Chiefs. You’re coming off a disappointing end to what started as such a promising year last season, blowing a 9-0 start and then disintegrating in the playoffs. Your star running back gets hurt to start the new season, and you’re looking at one of the most difficult schedules to start the year. Traveling to Miami, you’re staring 0-6 in the face if you aren’t able to beat the Dolphins. It’s no wonder head coach Andy Reid was in such a jolly mood in the locker room after K.C. won by 19, scoring two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to seal it.
Style Points isn’t just about what you do. It’s about how you do it. From the Shmoney Dance to training with Skittles to filming the greatest Ice Bucket Challenge yet, athletes and entertainers earn their style points by going the extra yard. Like Brandon Marshall catching a one-handed touchdown and hitting pay dirt three times during a game he wasn’t even supposed to play in. Or Logic finally getting a release date for his first major record release, and doing it all without selling out. Style Points separate the good players from the legends, the interesting entertainers from the icons. Sometimes people reach for Style Points, like what happened recently with Kanye West’s new haircut, but you can’t really fault someone for doing whatever they can to stand out.
The NFL season is in full swing, and you’ll see that reflected in Style Points today. Between one-handed catches, videobombs, and a basketball star showing up to support his “hometown” team, the NFL again dominates this week. Here are this week’s Style Points: Andy Reid and Team USA Can’t Stop Dancing.
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