It’s an exciting time to live and work in Kansas City. The Chiefs made a dream come true by winning the Superbowl. I have to admit I was worried when we got to the 4th quarter and were down by 10 points. I’ll never forget the announcer saying we had them right where we wanted them. Turns out, he was right. We won. I screamed. And listened to fireworks going off all over the neighborhood.
Wednesday, February 5th is the victory parade ending at Union Station. We’re expecting over a million people in red and gold to gather in downtown Kansas City. It’s going to be one of the biggest celebrations this city has ever seen… and it will probably be snowing. So if you plan on going anywhere near downtown Kansas City, block the entire day. :)
My Superbowl weekend started early on Friday, January 31st. I went to Kenton Brothers for a web development day. They had a pot luck lunch and piped in Chiefs pre-game music over the speakers. And I forgot to wear one of the new Chiefs shirts I’d bought. So this is what happens when you show up at Kenton Brothers on a Chiefs Friday without anything red on… (thanks Alana).
I quickly fixed the problem on Saturday morning though. I wore this long sleeve T-shirt I bought from Fanatics.com. As I ran errands to prep for the Superbowl party, I felt much better about supporting the Chiefs.
Saturday evening was a birthday celebration for my mother on the plaza. I loved seeing the fountain in front of Seasons 52 with a Chiefs jersey on it. And just about everyone walking around was wearing red.
I’m not a big sports guy. I love sports and lettered in football and basketball in high school. But I’m not a weekend warrior that can’t wait to sit on the couch with a beer and watch a game. But watching the AFC Championship game and then the Superbowl really got me going. It was exciting (and stressful). But the Chiefs found a way… and put Kansas City (MISSOURI) in the national spotlight. Wow.
The Royals and now the Chiefs. A new airport is coming. Businesses continue to take a strong look at Kansas City for relocation. Why? Because it’s a great place to live, work and play. We’re going to look back on the period between 2015 and 2025 and celebrate so much growth. It’s an exciting time. And I’m really trying to pay attention so I don’t miss it.
So thank you to the Kansas City Chiefs for dazzling us this season. And for bringing the city together. It’s an amazing time to live in Kansas City.
My good friend Ken Bramble let me know that his wife’s company was making Chiefs cookies… a great addition for any Superbowl party. I ordered one and it was SO good. Highly recommended for parties, cookie gifts for clients, etc.
Auntie M’s Cookies
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