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Kansas City Chiefs are hoping to “Run It Back”

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Last season, Kansas City Chiefs football fans saw a 50-year Super Bowl drought come to an end after they finally made it back to the big game. Thankfully for Chiefs fans, they also ended a 50-year drought by winning the second championship trophy in franchise history.

This past Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs didn’t wait too long to get back to the Super Bowl as they clinched back-to-back trips with a 38-24 win over the Buffalo Bills.

This puts the franchise one step away from fulfilling their goal to “Run It Back.” This means to bring the Vince Lombardi trophy back to Missouri.

And out of all of the NFC teams they could match up with, they just happen to be taking on a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team led by Tom Brady, who will be playing in his 10th Super Bowl.

To make things crazier, Brady’s Buccaneers will actually be the home team as they are playing in their own stadium.

Regardless of what happens in the big game on Feb. 7, I hope that Kansas City Chiefs fans truly take the time to appreciate just how far their team has advanced for the second season in a row.

To go from 50 years between trips to back-to-back appearances is truly special. And with arguably the best quarterback in the game in Patrick Mahomes and a great head coach in Andy Reid, it is possible the Chiefs could become the next great dynasty to follow in the steps of Brady’s former team, the New England Patriots. If the Chiefs can find a way to win back-to-back titles, they will be the eighth team in NFL history to win titles in consecutive years.

The others are the Pittsburgh Steelers, who did it twice, along with the Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49’ers, the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots.

Congratulations to all Kansas City Chiefs fans and perhaps your team will bring home another title this year. You may have noticed I said “your” team.

Many of you may not know that I was actually born in Baltimore, Md., home of the Baltimore Ravens.

Though I’ve lived in Missouri for nearly 20 years, you will have to forgive me for not choosing to start cheering more for the Chiefs than for my Ravens. For me, my love for the Ravens dates back to the fact that I grew up as a young football fan who did not have a home team to cheer for.

It was 1983 and I remember it like it was yesterday.

I woke up and wandered out to the living room to find my dad watching the news in the early hours of the morning.

I saw the live TV broadcast of Mayflower moving trucks with reporters  saying then Baltimore Colts owner Bob Irsay was moving the team out of town in the middle of the night and in the snow to Indianapolis, Ind. This was the first time I ever saw my dad cry.

This was his team and they meant so much to the blue collar City and the state.

After 12 years without a franchise, we thought it was a no-brainer for the NFL to put an expansion team in Baltimore. Instead, they chose new markets in Carolina and Jacksonville. Seriously, Jacksonville?

Any way, in a strange twist of fate, we would get a team back at the hands of another city losing a team as Art Modell moved his Cleveland Browns. Cleveland ended up getting another team and our Browns became the Baltimore Ravens.

In just 17 years, my Ravens won two Super Bowls. We are tied with Kansas City, but that is likely to change in two weeks. Chiefs fans, enjoy watching your team for a second year in a row in the big game. There’s nothing like it and the experience never gets old. Well, unless you are a Patriots fan.

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