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Chiefs had faith, power, skill enough to win

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A question about the Super Bowl: Which team did we want to win? I wasn’t sure. But I had a closer connection to Kansas City. About 30 years ago, my wife, Peggy, and I attended the National Press Association meeting in the Missouri city. While there, we attended a Kansas City Royals baseball game.

Yes, I know the Royals and the Chiefs aren’t the same team. But they play in the same city, so I decided to pull for the Chiefs on Sunday.

My friend, Mavis, invited a few friends to a Super Bowl party. I suggested a smaller crowd so that we could actually watch the ballgame and creative commercials without being distracted by a lot of talking. I realize a Super Bowl party is just as much a social gathering as it is a sporting event. I prefer, though, to watch the game.

And it was a dramatic game to watch. That is, until I started talking, too. I didn’t even realize the Chiefs scored another touchdown after going ahead 24-20. The final score was 31-20, and when I heard that score, I thought the TV announcers had goofed and gotten the scores wrong.

It was exciting to see the Chiefs’ 24-year-old quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, find his mark to score 21 straight points in the final six minutes and 13 seconds.

Coach Andy Reid, who coached the Philadelphia Eagles for 14 years (the local team when I was growing up); Mahomes and all the Kansas City Chiefs never gave up faith to win the most sought-after title in American football. I congratulate them!

Bob Allen, publisher emeritus of The Wake Weekly, invites comments or suggestions at 919-556-3059 or