In lieu of the Ram’s heartbreaking departure, many St. Louis football fans were left just as they were about 30 years prior when the Cardinals left, betrayed and teamless.
Following the community-wide anger of the Rams’ 2015 move to Los Angeles, many long-time fans turned to other successful organizations across the country or gave up on the NFL all together.
However, for the first time since 1970, the neighboring Kansas City Chiefs are headed to the Super Bowl.
Although students may be looked at as “bandwagons,” they should adopt the Chiefs as their football team of choice.
Geographically the closest team to St. Louis, only three and a half hours away, the Chiefs boast a loyal and Midwestern fan base that St. Louisans should join.
Senior Jake Greer said, “I didn’t care that the Rams left because I didn’t go to games since they were bad. I was kind of already a Chiefs fan because my dad grew up in Kansas City.”
About the current following of the team, Greer said, “I don’t think St. Louis has adopted them yet (the Chiefs) because it seems like most St. Louis sports fans still like a lot of other random teams.”
Following a possible Super Bowl win this coming weekend, students should continue to support the team and come together.
The Chiefs will compete against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Feb. 2, on FOX at 5:30 p.m..
This will be Emily Stisser’s second year on ECHO staff, but she made several contributions while taking journalism class her sophomore year.
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