KC & sports: A love fest

Kansas Citians' support of their sports teams yield rich rewards.

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Opinion

February 3, 2020 - 10:17 AM

Clark Hunt, owner and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs, hoists the Vince Lombardi trophy after Sunday’s Super Bowl win. Photo by (Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/TNS)

The Kansas City Chiefs are world champions of professional football. That’s a sentence many Kansas Citians thought they’d never see again.

But it’s true, and it’s amazing. The Chiefs powered past the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s Super Bowl, bringing home a shiny trophy to swell the hearts of a million people.

In itself, this is not unusual. All communities love their local teams. Sports unite people in strange and wonderful ways, and in this polarized era, that kind of unity feels special.

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