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Chiefs super fan Eric Stonestreet revels in Super Bowl run

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Posted at 7:26 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 20:35:41-05

MIAMI — Comedian Eric Stonestreet doesn’t hide his fandom for the Kansas City Chiefs.

In public, and probably in private, Stonestreet has made his love for the team known.

He’s in Miami for Super Bowl LIV, and he spoke Thursday with 41 Action News anchor Kevin Holmes.

“On the inside, I’m blowing up, but I’m trying to just stay measured as I do with every game,” Stonestreet, a Kansas City, Kansas, native said.

Stonestreet, who stars on the sitcom "Modern Family," counts this year’s Super Bowl run as one of the metro’s proudest moments to date.

“I’ll put it up against the the two Super Bowl Appearances and the win (in 1970) even, because it’s a new era," Stonestreet said. "It’s a new generation."

Much like Chiefs president Mark Donovan said in an interview last week, Stonestreet said the struggles of past years gives the Chiefs' run this year added impact.

“This doesn’t feel as sweet without those moments,” he said. “In my career, it’s the same thing. Without all the things I didn’t achieve that I wanted, the sweetness doesn’t taste as sweet.”

But Stonestreet isn’t just excited about Sunday’s game.

He believes the future is just as bright thanks in part to Patrick Mahomes.

“We love our city, and when somebody comes to our city and feels the way we feel about it, that means so much to us because we take great pride in our city,” Stonestreet said.