There's a large generation of Kansas City Chiefs fans who have no idea what it feels like to see your team in the Super Bowl, let alone win one. The Chiefs haven't been to the Super Bowl in over 40 years so, for me personally, I have no idea what having your team in the Super Bowl is like.
The Chiefs will play the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night and Lambeau Field will be packed with fans who know exactly what it's like to see your team win -- and lose -- a Super Bowl.
Last year, I covered the Super Bowl for SB Nation and spent the week down in Dallas with Brandon, from SB Nation's Acme Packing Company. I'm sure it was a surreal experience for him being so close to his team throughout the week and seeing them come out on top as world champions.
When talking to Brandon this week for our Chiefs-Packers preview, I asked what Super Bowl week was like.
People have been asking me about the Super Bowl ever since I got back, expecting me to tell them how amazing it was. But it was no vacation. We spent a lot of time writing and running around from press conference to press conference, and I missed some of the fan experiences, such as being able to meet up with other groups of Packer fans (which I only managed to do one night). I was exhausted! But it was an experience I wouldn't trade for anything. The backstage pass we got to the Super Bowl through SB Nation was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I'll never forget it.
Sigh...I'm a little jealous. OK, a lot jealous. I wasn't even 10 years old the last time the Chiefs won a freakin' playoff game, let alone a Super Bowl, so I really can't process what it would be like to see the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
One day, though....