Chiefs fans gather for Super Bowl despite AFC Loss
JEFFERSON CITY —
Many Kansas City Chiefs fans Sunday gathered at local restaurants and bars to watch the Los Angeles Rams compete against the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, despite the Chiefs' loss two weeks ago in the AFC championship against the Patriots.
Some fans at J Pfenny's Sports Bar and Grill said the restaurant was not as crowded as it was during the AFC Championship game.
Ashley Reno said she grew up watching and supporting the Chiefs.
"I love the Chiefs, my dad's a huge Chiefs fan, I've got a lot of family who love the Chiefs, and it's close to here so it's just a big family thing," she said. "The only team I really support are the Chiefs."
Reno said the Chiefs loss two weeks ago did not stop her from watching the game, and gets her excited for next season.
"The Super Bowl is great for getting with your friends, obviously food and drinks," she said. "I also wanted to come out and support my team even though they aren't here. They should be here, it would be great if they were here but we have next year. I'm excited for next year."
Reno said she was rooting for the Rams because they took out her hometown team.
"I was upset but I want the Rams to win just so they beat the Patriots since the Patriots beat us. And it being from a coin toss, it's a little more upsetting."
The Patriots defeated the Rams by a score of 13-3 on Sunday's Super Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.