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Chiefs fans across U.S. have special connection to team

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Posted at 10:33 AM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 14:15:29-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There's just something about the Kansas City Chiefs. The franchise history, the players, and the tight-knit family feeling is what continues to reel in fans from all over.

People from all over the world cheered on the Chiefs.

Some are new fans but many have faithfully worn red and yellow for years, and they're not even from Kansas City.

"It goes way back and it kind of started out, kind of stuck that I was always a Chiefs fan," Matt Halligan from Forest Lake, MN, said. "I met my wife, who's from Wisconsin, and I got her converted and we raised two little Chiefs fans."

These fans have their own special connection to the Chiefs..

"I was born on Jan. 11, 1970, which is the day the Chiefs won their first Super Bowl," Lewis Bejcek from Albuquerque, New Mexico, said.

"I've been a Chiefs fan since I've been a little boy," Corry Ince from Kewanee, Illinois, said.

Jackie Jasso said she married into being a Chiefs fan in 1999. She and her husband, Ricky, live in Ingleside, TX.

"The man in the 80s for me was Joe Montana and whenever he went to Kansas City, I went with him," Ricky Jasso said.

"I feel like Patrick Mahomes has a lot of fans because he's such a kind person and he's such a good player," Cherise Morin, from upstate New York, said.

"My mother, since I can remember, she had us watching the Chiefs play. So it's only right to keep it up. It's in my blood," Teresa Hatch, who lives in Dallas, Texas, said.

Being a Chiefs fan over the years has been hard but these fans have never wavered. They said team's second Super Bowl appearance makes all the years worth it.

"Last year, when we won the Super Bowl, my wife right here, she's like, 'Are you crying?' And I'm like, 'Yeah.' Then she's like, 'Well, you didn't cry at our wedding, at the birth of our child.' I'm like, 'I've waited my whole life for this moment!'" Ince said.

"I think a dynasty is coming with the Kansas City Chiefs," Bejcek said.

41 Action News has asked Chiefs fans from not only around the country, but around the world, for their photos showcasing Chiefs pride.