Chiefs fans from around the world share Super Bowl exitement

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Posted at 1:07 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 15:29:16-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs fans from across the country and around the world, are sharing their excitement for the Chiefs' second Super Bowl appearance!

Michael Wells and his family live in Baton Rouge, Lousisiana. He's been a Chiefs fan since the early 80s. "It's really exciting," he said.

Wells' wife, Monelle and their son, Hudson said any time the Chiefs play in their household, it's a loud and proud time.

"Super pumped and exciting in our household and loud," Monelle Wells said. "And even in the past three years, it's been super loud. I don't know if y'all can hear us in Kansas City! The excitement, it's always there, it's even greater now."

For Kansas City native, Brent Lobdell who now lives in Brooklyn, New York, he says it's not hard being a Chiefs fan in Jets/Giants territory.

"Jets and Giants are bad, so their fans don't really have much to talk about, so they usually are congratulating me," Lobdell said. "And Pat Mahomes is such a likeable guy that I think most fan bases can appreciate him and appreciate his greatness."

For Sam Karson, he says it's great being a Chiefs fan living in Chicago, Illinois.

"It's great because the Bears passed on Patrick Mahomes to take Mitch Trubisky, so it's something we can always hold over them," Karson said. "And the Bears are just never good, so it's pretty easy to be a Chiefs fans in Chicago."

San Diego native, Ashley Wagner has been a diehard Chiefs fan for as long as she can remember, thanks to her mom.

"My mom was a huge Chiefs fan, so we were sort of born into it," Wagner said. It was be a Chiefs fan, or don't be a football fan at all!"

For Wagner, seeing the Chiefs have a back to back Superbowl appearance, it's personal for her and her family.

"I lost my mom to cancer a couple years ago and so going to the Super Sowl last year and going to the Super Bowl again this year, I feel like for me, I'm dedicating these wins to my mom," Wagner said. "She wasn't able to see the games, but in my mind, she has the front row seat to all the action and has the best seat in the house to cheer on the Chiefs. So she's going to be so excited to watch the game tomorrow."

One Kansas City fan, who now lives in London, is brining Kansas City barbecue to Londoners.

"It's grown every year," Michael Gratz, founder of Prairie Fire BBQ. "In the beginning it was just about education on what barbecue was and Man v. Food, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives which has helped as well and now it's a well enjoyed food."

Last year, Gratz said it was a different story celebrating and watching the Chiefs.

"We had a big Super Bowl party here! We had just opened up in December and it was our first big event in the restaurant and bar," Gratz said. "With the big screens and we had people coming. Cerner has a large office over here and there were people flying in from Kansas City and had no place to watch the game. And they came straight here from the airport to watch the game and celebrate with fellow Kansas Citians and Chiefs fans."

Due to the lockdown and COVID, Gratz and his team is putting together BBQ meal kits and taking them to customers ahead of the big game.

For a look at Chiefs fans across the world, click here.