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8 a.m. Chiefs update

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8 a.m. Chiefs update
8 a.m. Chiefs update
8 a.m. Chiefs update

JOHNNY ROWLANDS NEWSCHOPPER 9BACK TO YOU IN THE STUDIO.THANKS SO MUCH JOHNNY.WELL, CAN YOU FEEL THEEXCITEMENT CHIEFS KINGDOM?WHERE NOW 4 DAYS 9 HOURS 27MINUTES AND COUNTING AWAY FROMTHE CHIEFS TAKING ON THE TAMPABAY BUCCANEERS IN SUPER BOWL.FIFTY FIVE.KICKOFF IS AT 5:30 SUNDAYEVENING.WELL KMBC9 NEWS IS WATCHING ALLTHE ACTION AS WE GET CLOSER TOBIG DAY AND HOPEFULLY ANOTHEREGG WHEN WE HAVE TEAM COVERAGETHIS MORNING TO KEEP YOU UPDATEDON ALL THE PREPARATIONS HERE ATHOME IN DOWN IN TAMPA FIRST.LET’S GO TO BED EVANS WITH ALOOK AT THINGS ON THE HOMEFRONT.HEY, MATT.HEY, GOOD MORNING, ROB, YOU KNOWTHIS IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THEBEST SUPER BOWL MATCHUPS THAT WEHAVE SEEN WHEN IT COMES TO THEQUARTERBACK TOM BRADY THEGREATEST OF ALL TIME AND PATRICKMAHOMES ONE OF THE GREATESTYOUNG QUARTERBACKS CURRENTLY INTHE NFL GOING UP AGAINST EACHOTHER ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY.SO A LOT OF PEOPLE ACROSS THESPORTS WORLD BILLING.THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATESTQUARTERBACK MATCHUPS IN THESUPER BOWL OF ALL TIME WHEN ITCOMES TO MAHOMES AND BRADYTHEY’VE MET SEVERAL TIMESTIMES.THEY’VE SPLIT THE GAMES EVEN ATWHEN TO INCLUDING THE MOSTRECENT MATCH UP A 27 2014VICTORY IN TAMPA IN NOVEMBER,BUT THE ONLY TIME THESE TWO HAVEMET IN THE PLAYOFFS BRADY ANDTHE PATRIOTS BEAT THE CHIEFSHERE AT ARROWHEAD STADIUM IN THEAFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN 2019 ONTHEIR WAY THAT BRADY’S SIXTHSUPER BOWL RING MAHOMES IS ONLYIN HIS THIRD YEAR AS A STARTER.HE’S ALREADY GOING FOR A SECONDRING ON SUNDAY.WHEN ASKED YESTERDAY ABOUTCHASING GRADY’S LEGACY MAHOMESSAID ALL HE’S WORRIED ABOUTRIGHT NOW IS HELPING THE CHIEFSRUNNING BA AND WINBACK-TO-BACK SUPER BOWLS.FOR ME, I’M GOING TO FIND A WAYTO REPEAT FIND A WAY TO WIN ASECOND CHAMPIONSHIP AND FIND AWAY TO DO WHATEVER I CAN TO WINWITH THIS TEAM, BUT YOU DON’TGET THESE OPPORTUNITIES EVERYSINGLE YEAR IN THE NFL TO BE INTHE SUPER BOWL AND THE B&B INTHESE GAMES.AND SO YOU DON’T WANT TO LOOKBACK AND HAVE REGRETS ABOUT HOWYOU PLAYED AND HOW YOU WENTABOUT THE WEEK OF PREPARING TOGO OUT THE AND PLAY YOUR BESTFOOTBALL.MAHOMES ALSO GAVE US AN UPDATEYESTERDAY ABOUT HIS TURF TOEINJURY.HE SUFFERED THAT DURING THEDIVISIONAL ROUND WIN AGAINST THEBROWNS, OF COURSE THAT WASOVERSHADOWED BY MAHOMES BEING INCONCUSSION PROTOCOL THAT WEEK.HE PLAYED THROUGH THE TURF TOEINJURY AGAINST THE BILLS IN THEAFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.YOU WOULDN’T KNOW IT BECAUSE HEPLAYED SO WELL, BUT HE STILL WASDEALING WITH SOME DISCOMFORT INTHE TOE DURING THAT GAME.HE SAID YESTERDAY THAT TOE ISALMOST BACK TO A HUNDREDPERCENT.IT SHOULD BE BACK TO A HUNDREDPERCENT BY GAME TIME ON SUNDAY.NOW, OF COURSE THAT’S IMPORTANTBECAUSE MAHOMES COULD BEFORESCRAMBLE MORE OFTEN THIS COMINGSUNDAY BECAUSE OF THE LOSS OFLEFT TACKLE ERIC FISHER.HE WENT DOWN WITH THAT ACHILLESINJURY BACK AGAINST THE BILLS INTHAT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME HERE ATARROWHEAD STADIUM RELY THAT ERAHAD THIS MORNING MATT EVANS KMBC9 NEWS.ALL RIGHT.THANKS SO MUCH MATT AND AHEAD OFTHE GAME AND NEW OFFICIALTENDANCE NUMBERS ARE OUT FOR THESUPER BOWL IN TAMPA.3,000 MORE FANS WILL BE LEFTINSIDE BRINGING THE TOTAL TO 25THOUSAND OF THOSE FANS.7,500 WILL BE VACCINATED HEALTHCARE WORKERS.TH IS ALSO PROVIDING PPE KIDS.EVERYONE WHEN THEY ARRIVED ATTHE STADIUM THEY INCLUDE INMASKS HAND SANITIZER AND WIPESAS WELL AS EAR PLUGS JUST INCASE.THE FANS ARE READY FOR THEWORLD’S LOUDEST FANS FROM KANSASCITY, OF COURSE, AND THOSE PPKIDS WON’T BE THE ONLY SAFETYSTEPS CHIEFS FANS WILL NOTICEWHEN THEY ARRIVED IN TAMPA GAVEME SAYS NOT A PITMAN IS LIVEFROM HOME TO SHED SOME LIGHT ONSOME OTHER RESTRICTIONS IN PLACEHEY, DONNA, GOOD MORNING.HI ROB, GOOD MORNING TO YOU AYEAR AGO.I WAS IN TAMPA OR I WAS IN MIAMIFOR THE SUPER BOWL AND IT WASJUST A SEA OF RED CHIEFS RED TOBE CLEAR PEOPLE ALL OVER THEPLACE THE WEEK LEADING UP TOSUPER BOWL SUNDAY, AND OF COURSETHAT DAY AND THE FOLLOWING TIREDMORNING, BUT OBVIOUSLY THIS ISGOING TO BE MUCH DIFFERENT INTAMPA THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF THEPANDEMIC AND SOCIAL DISTANCINGTHE NFL AND THE CITY OF TAMPADOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN.TO KEEP EVERYONE AS SAFE AS THEYCAN FROM GETTING COVID-19.NOW THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE THATYOU’LL SEE TAMPA NOW HAS ANOUTDOOR MASK MANDATE IN PLACE.THAT’S AN ADDITION TO ENDURE.SO THAT MEANS THAT EVEN ALONGTHE CITY’S RIVERWALK ANDDOWNTOWN PEOPLE WILL NEED NEEDTO BE MASKED UP.WE ANTICIPATE THAT THERE WILL BELARGE CROWDS OF FANS.THAT WILL NOT BE ABLE TOSOCIALLY DISTANT.THE SUPER BOWL EXPERIENCE ISALSO A BIG PART OF THEFESTIVITIES WHERE FANS CANEXPERIENCE DIFFERENT PARTS OFTHE NFL PLAY INTERACTIVE GAMESNOW, THAT’S STILL HAPPENING, BUTTHERE WILL BE STRICT MASK RULESTHERE AS WELL.THEY WILL ALSO BE LIMITING ENTRYIF THE CROWD IN ANY OF THOSEVENUES GETS A LITTLE BIT TOOBIG.SO AGAIN ALL OF THIS TO KEEPPEOPLE AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE ANDTAMPER TAMPA’S MAYOR DOES WARRENTHAT THEY WILL BE TAKING THATOUTDOOR MASS CRUEL.VERY SERIOUSLY, SO THEY SAY YOUSHOULD AS WELL IF YOU PLAN TOHEAD BACK TO TAMPA SO ROB A LOTOF DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LAST YEARAND THIS ONE.I’M HOPING FOR ONE THING TO BETHE SAME ON SUNDAY.DEFINITELY WE ALL ARE ABSOLUTELYDONNA BRINGING HOME THE LOMBARDITROPHY CHEESE KINGDOM BY THE WAYSTRETCHES FAR AND WIDE WORLDWIDE, BUT HOW ABOUT HERE?WE ARE HEARING THIS MORNING FROMCHIEFS FANS WHO LIVE DOWN THEREIN FLORIDA WHEN COUPLE SENT USTHIS PICTURE OF THEIR GIANTARROWHEAD, ERIN THE SAND ALONGST.PETERSBURG BEACH LOOKS AWESOME.WELL, THEY MOVED TO TAMPA TWOYEARS AGO AND SEE THE NEW BEFORETHE SEASON STARTED THAT THECHIEFS WOULD BE IN THE SUPERBOWL.YOU CAN LOOK FOR MORE STORIESAND CHEESE FANS SOUTH LATER THISWEEK.AND UNFORTUNATELY THE CHIEFSRETURN TO THE BIG GAME MEANSPLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES FORSCAMMERS WITH FANS AS THE TARGETNOW BEFORE LAST YEAR’S SUPERBOWL THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELANDSECURITY SHOWED SOME OF MORETHAN 100 MILLION DOLLARS WORTHOF FAKE MERCHANDISE TO AVOIDTHAT, KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERALDEREK SCHMIDT RECOMMENDS ONLYBUYING GEAR FROM STORES.YOU TRUST ALSO LOOK OUT FORCALLS OFFERING TO SELL YOU SUPERBOWL TICKETS OVER THE PHONE.WE’LL WORK IT BUT I DON’T WANTTO GIVE PEOPLE FALSE.HOPE AT THE END OF THE DAY IFYOUR MONEY’S GONE.IT’S BEEN WIRED AWAY AND IT’SHALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD IN SOMEBANK ACCOUNT OUR ABILITY TO GETIT IS ALMOST NILS.LAST YEAR SCHMIDT’S OFFICEWORKED WITH HOMELAND SECURITY INTOPEKA POLICE CRACKING DOWN ONOUT-OF-STATE POP-UP OPERATORSELLING FAKE CHIEFS MERCHANDISEAND ONE CASE A MAN FROMTENNESSEE WAS BANNED FROM DOINGBUSINE

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