Machoism is defined as “having a strong or exaggerated sense of power or the right to dominate.” It’s a mental state that is so domineering of those affected, they can’t comprehend the concept of others’ disapproval of them. It’s closely related to narcissism.
They say everything is bigger in Texas. It’s almost as though machoism is a geographically inherent gene that those born in the state have from birth. People who move there often develop the condition. I know of Texas sports teams fans that have never even been to the Lone Star State, yet show symptoms of having acquired the machismo.The rest of the country doesn’t much care for it, just so you know.
Kansas City Chiefs‘ safety Quintin Demps was born in San Antonio, and played his college ball at UTEP in El Paso, TX. He spent the last two seasons playing for the Chiefs’ next opponent, the Houston Texans, and commented on their exuberant confidence yesterday.
The Texans have named undrafted and untested quarterback Case Keenum as their starter in the absence of veteran QB Matt Schaub. Demps was asked about what the Chiefs should expect from his former team. “They’re going to run the offense how they run the offense, with the starters; so, nothing is going to change on that end,” he told Kansas City’s official website.
Quintin has quite a history with Machoism. He was drafted in the fourth round in 2008 by the Philadelphia Eagles. As a rookie he finished fourth in the league in kickoff return yardage, including a 100-yard touchdown return against the Baltimore Ravens. He had 18 tackles and a sack.
Legendary defensive coordinator, Jim Johnson had named Demps the Eagles’ starting free safety going into the ’09 season. On July 28, of that year, Johnson passed away. Quinton not only didn’t start, he was waived the next season, and found himself playing for the Hartford Colonials in the UFL. His replacement was a guy named Macho Harris.
Demps has struggled with the machismo disorder his entire life but he’s learned how to control it. Through losing, Quintin has developed the persistence to defeat it all together. This weekend he’ll be playing for the undefeated Chiefs. Macho is in his second season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Number 35 will not only be defending passes thrown by Keenum, he’ll be returning kicks off the foot of Randy Bullock. Both of which were born in… you guessed it, Texas.
Demps is not that much of a “macho” fan anymore either. He’ll be leading a group therapy session at 1 Arrowhead Drive in Kansas City, MO on Sunday at 3:25pm CST if you would like to attend. Together we can save all Texans by beating both of their NFL teams in the same season.
Troy Alan is a Kansas City Chiefs writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TRantMedia or “Like” him on Facebook