For the first time in 50 years, the Kansas City Chiefs Football team has 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 18 times, each time falling short of the finale. This year may be different. The Chief’s defeat of the Houston Texans marked only the second time in a quarter of a century KC has won a championship game at home. If they can win one more home game 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 (18 times) but this time feels different. The city has waited for over a half-century to get to this moment. And if civic pride counts for anything we’re already there.