For the first time in 49 years, the Kansas City Chiefs Football team have a real chance to make the Super Bowl and Kansas City is ablaze in red.
Many Chiefs fans have learned to live with heartbreak. Since 1970, the team has made the playoffs a total of 17 times, each time falling short of the finale. This year may be different. The Chiefs defeat of the Indianapolis Colts marked the first time in a quarter of a century KC has won a championship game at home. If they can win one more home gain they’re in.
Founded in 1960 as the Dallas Texans the team moved to Kansas City in 1963. While most people associate the name “Chiefs” to Native Americans, the name actually came from former Kansas City Mayor Harold Bartle who had that nickname. The runner up was “Royals” which would eventually become the name of the city’s baseball team.
We’ve been here before (17 times) but this time feels different. The city has waited for almost a half-century to get to this moment. And if civic pride counts for anything we’re already there.