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The best from the Chiefs at Super Bowl LIV’s Opening Night in Miami

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Let’s take a look inside what used to be just a large Super Bowl press conference — but what is now a ceremony worthy of an Olympiad.

Monday night was Super Bowl Opening Night, as the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers were made available to the media horde covering Super Bowl LIV in Miami.

Our Pete Sweeney was there for the entire session:

It was a spectacle. The teams each had a bit over an hour with the media, entering Marlins Park to majestic music as if they were an Olympic team marching into the opening ceremonies — which is probably exactly the image the NFL was trying to project:

In their matching uniforms, players held their cell phone cameras high

Then individual players and coaches adjourned to booths that had been set up for them, where they answered questions from knots of reporters gathered before them.

The first viral moment of the night came from Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who delivered an impersonation of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Tyreek Hill imitated Patrick Mahomes in the huddle

In their answers, players from both teams appeared to be working hard to show nothing but respect for for the other team. No bulletin board material allowed, men!

Reporters asked the Chiefs a lot of questions about 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman.

Hill called Richard Sherman “the greatest of all time”

Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu also wanted to grab a seat on the Sherman Respect Train.

Tyrann Mathieu respects Richard Sherman — and vice-versa

As did Chiefs head coach Andy Reid:

But if you really want to see a lot of respect being thrown around, the best thing to do is to put two guys who are considered the league’s best — 49ers tight end George Kittle and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce — side by side.

George Kittle and Travis Kelce formed a mutual admiration society

Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark held forth while wearing some killer sunglasses.

Frank Clark said he would be “past sizzling” by game time

Reporters are always interested in speed, so Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman — without a booth of his own — drew some one-on-one attention.

Mecole Hardman proposed a race with Tyreek Hill

Media types also love to know about attire. You just had to know Andy Reid would get some questions about Hawaiian shirts.

Andy Reid rocked it with a fantastic Hawaiian shirt

Enterprising Kansas City television reporters without their videographers just had to do the best they could.KSHB’s Mick Shaffer ended up having a conversation with Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller about the length of his hair.

Kendall Fuller on whether his hair — or Patrick Mahomes’ — is longer

It’s the Super Bowl, so any information about wardrobe malfunctions is exactly on point, right? Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones drew a question from the Kansas City Star’s Sam McDowell.

Chris Jones said he “killed” the wardrobe malfunction

No one would dream about throwing a flag on any question to 49ers defensive end Dee Ford about a certain offsides penalty.

Yes, Dee Ford is tired of questions about the offsides penalty

Kansas City Star reporter Vahe Gregorian — clever as always — gets credit for calling it “That Play.”

Dee Ford compartmentalized That Play

And finally... it’s Sports Reporting 101: when you have a captive audience, make the most of the opportunity. Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman was... uhhh... subjected to a card trick.

Pick a card... any card