By BRENT MARTIN
St. Joseph Post
Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt recalls his father’s memory of the first Super Bowl win in celebrating the team’s victory over the San Francisco 49ers in front of a sea of read at Union Station.
Hunt tells Chiefs fans at the Super Bowl rally about Lamar Hunt’s favorite memory, reading from a letter written by his father months before his death in which he wrote about January 12th, 1970.
“It specifically relates to the victory parade and celebration through the downtown area and on to Liberty Memorial in Kansas City. Thousands of fans had congregated to be part of the event,” Hunt reads. “The Chiefs winning the game the day before was fun, but seeing the reactions of the fans was the icing on the cake for my best day.”
Owners, executives, and players interact with fans in a celebration of the team’s first Super Bowl victory in 50 years with hundreds of thousands, if not more than a million, coming to downtown Kansas City and crowding between Union State and Liberty Memorial to cheer on their team.
Nearly 300 St. Joseph area residents celebrate after riding five Heartland Trailways buses to Kansas City.
It appears the Kansas City Chiefs aren’t satisfied with winning the first Super Bowl in 50 years.
It appears they want another.
Coach Andy Reid tells those gathered in front of Union Station for the Super Bowl rally; he wants to see them again next year.
“One more thing is, next year, we’re coming right back here,” Reid says. “One more time, baby, one more time.”
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who apologizes that he’s losing his voice, tells Chiefs fans he had goals when he was drafted by the club.
“When I became the starter for Kansas City, the first thing I wanted to do was bring the Lamar Hunt Trophy back to Kansas City, back to this organization,” Mahomes tells the crowd. “And the second most important thing I wanted to do was get the Lombardi Trophy for the greatest coach of all time, Andy Reid, baby!”
Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce tells the crowd that he and his teammates love their fans.
“This is the most beautiful scene I’ve ever witnessed in my life. I love this city to death. I promise you, from here to the end, I cherish every moment with you all and I promise you everybody here feels the exact same way,” Kelce says.
Kansas City defeated San Francisco in Miami in a stunning comeback Sunday, scoring three unanswered touchdowns in the 4th quarter, winning 31-20.