By Sam Bailey / Staff Writer
The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl for the first time since 1970.
This historic win is the first in many fans’ memory. The last time the Chiefs won the big game was the same year The Jackson 5 got their first No. 1 hit with their song “I Want You Back.” It was also a month before the NFL and AFL merged to create the NFL as it is today.
Even though it had been such a long time since the Chiefs won the Super Bowl, loyal fans of all ages tuned in to watch the big game with hope for a historic win.
One group of students at Hutchinson Community College made a day out of the game and came together to enjoy the nice weather and camaraderie the day brought.
Wellington freshman Taylor Meyer said she enjoyed the experience of watching the Super Bowl at the dorms saying, “Having a big group cheering and being loud in the lobby made the game 10 times more fun to me.”
Meyer has been a Chiefs fan for as long as she can remember.
“[This win] means a lot because I have grown up watching the Chiefs, and it has been such a long time since they have won anything like this, so it felt like such an accomplishment,” Meyer said.
Part of what made this year so exciting for fans was that the Chiefs haven’t made a Super Bowl appearance in so long.
Newton freshman Hailey Million, another student who watched the game at the HutchCC dorms, said, “It was very exciting, especially since I haven’t ever had the chance to watch them in the Super Bowl before.”
Chiefs fans all across the United States have waited 50 years to see their team make it to the Super Bowl, and 2020 made all that waiting seem worthwhile.
Many Chiefs fans can’t even remember a time before Super Bowl LIV when the Chiefs had won the big game, but that’s why, for many, the victory tasted so much sweeter.
“I’ve just grown up watching the Chiefs, and so it was finally great to actually accomplish the main thing we’ve been working towards for so long,” Million said.