KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's America's favorite sporting spectacle. For NFL Hall of Fame inductee and former Chiefs linebacker Bobby Bell, it's been a part of his life since it's inception.
"I've attended all of them except one," said Bell.
We're talking Super Bowl, and boy has it changed since that first championship game between the Chiefs and Packers in 1967.
"I remember that first Super Bowl," recalls Bell. "Nobody showed up for it."
It was Super Bowl IV that Bell and company were able to break through beating the Vikings 23-7; a game featuring 11 future Hall of Famers. It was at that point the franchise reached its ultimate success.
"We were the wildcard going in and everyone counted us out," said Bell. "For us to turn it around because they were supposed to beat us like crazy you know and we felt like no way. To me, that's the big Super Bowl because we won it. We wanted to go back a couple of more years and win it."
That's been the biggest problem. The Chiefs have not been back to the big game since 1970. A long drought Bell says he's hoping to see come to an end very soon.
"I'm looking for the day that I can go with the Chiefs so I can be standing in the stands and say I played on a Chiefs team and I've been back a couple of times I want to be down on the field," said Bell.
Considered one of the 100 greatest players in NFL history, he's the first outside linebacker to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. You never know, Bell may be willing to suit up for the Chiefs one more time in order to help this city get back to the top.
"I wish I was playing right now! I would have loved to be coming out in the last 15 years but it's a different game."