Cheering on the Chiefs from Columbia

6 months 1 week 3 days ago Sunday, February 02 2020 Feb 2, 2020 Sunday, February 02, 2020 3:36:00 PM CST February 02, 2020 in News
By: Peyton Headlee and Spencer Humphrey, KOMU 8 Reporters 
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COLUMBIA - By 10 a.m. Sunday bars in downtown Columbia were already filled with Chiefs fans.

It's the first time the Chiefs have gotten to the Super Bowl in 50 years. Peter Christy is a longtime fan and said he's been waiting for this moment his whole life.

“We are finally here,” he said. “It’s gonna be a huge day to come out on top.”

He wants the Chiefs to know that they have fans all over the country especially here in Columbia.

“The whole city is behind your back,” Christy said. “All of Columbia is behind your back.”

David Meyerhoff used to be a St. Louis Rams fan but he's cheering on the Chiefs since the Rams left for Los Angeles. 

“I’m from St. Louis but I’m rooting for the Chiefs. I just want to see them win.” Meyerhoff said. 

Among the support for the Chiefs, there seems to be a common theme for everyone’s favorite player as well. 

“Patty Mahomes baby, he’s the best to ever play. You better believe it,” Christy said. 

Patrick Yale is from Chicago and started cheering for the Chiefs ever since he started rooming with a Kansas City native. He said it was bound to happen. 

“I cannot tell this guy to shut up about Patrick Mahomes enough,” Yale said. “This guy would marry the man if he could.” 

If there is one thing to take away from Sunday, it is that Columbia is all in on the Chiefs. KOMU will be downtown all evening to bring you fan reaction of the game.

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