The Kansas City Chiefs Champions Tour made it’s way to Springfield Friday! For those of us old enough to remember when the Kansas Chiefs won the Super Bowl in January of 1970, it was a very long 50 years before The Chiefs won their second. I was just a kid, but I recall all the family huddled around my Grandma’s TV screaming and hollering when the game ended with Kansas City winning the last AFL-NFL Championship as it was called at the time. It was a huge upset! The Chiefs were 13 1/2 point underdogs to the Minnesota Vikings. It’s only been two years since The Chiefs rallied to beat the San Francisco 49th in south Florida in early February of 2020. Of course, on February 12th of this year The Chiefs rallied once again to knock off the Philadelphia Eagles to win their second championship in two years.

On Friday, the Lombardi Trophy, along with Danan Hughes, Neil Smith, a few Chiefs Cheerleaders, and team mascot KC Wolf, rolled, quite literally, into Springfield as a part of “The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival” parade in downtown Springfield. The former players hopped off the float and marched the trophy to the stage to the excitement of area fans.

There was talk of The Chiefs repeating as NFL Champions. A feat not pulled off since the New England Patriot’s in 04 & 05. Not only are teams much more evenly matched in today’s NFL, the 2023 Kansas City Chiefs have the toughest schedule in the league. Half the opponents made the playoffs last year and the AFC is the much stronger conference. If KC makes it back, they will have indeed earned it! The regular season gets started in about three weeks! Catch all the action on Springfield’s Home For the Kansas City Chiefs, our sister station 104.7 The Cave!