HOLDEN – Win or lose, a Holden woman is excited to have the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl, and spent Sunday morning preparing for the big game.
Amy Douglass is a lifelong fan, born and raised in Kansas.
“I was pretty much born into it…in Kansas we don’t actually have a specific team,” she said. “And so it’s actually in Missouri but we needed something to cheer for.”
Sunday’s face-off against the 49ers is the first time the Chiefs have been in the Super Bowl for 50 years.
“I wasn’t alive for the one they did win, so I‘ve never seen them in the Super Bowl,” said Douglass. “It’s been a lot of heartache for sure, a lot of disappointing seasons, especially last year, we won’t go there, but just seeing this team they never give up.”
Douglass has been to many games, both in Kansas City and in Foxborough.
While she’s lived in Maine for almost seven years, she said her Mainer boyfriend has not converted her to the Pats, and he’ll be playing along this time.
“He realizes that if he wants a happy home that he needs to cheer for the Chiefs,” laughed Douglass.
The AFC Championship win was extra special for her. She was cheering on her team at Hero’s in Bangor when a couple came over and gave her their son’s Derrick Thomas jersey.
Their son passed away, and Douglass said the couple came to the game looking for someone who would appreciate the jersey.
“I guess they watched around the restaurant to see who was most enthusiastic and they definitely thought it was me, so they gave me that jersey and I was pretty touched.”
Douglass plans to give that jersey a reserved spot at the watch party she’s putting on at High Tide in Brewer.
When asked what she’d do if the Chiefs won, she said, “oh my goodness, I‘d probably faint, maybe, but I would definitely be jumping up and down in excitement.”