The Kansas City Chiefs’ first Super Bowl championship parade in 50 seasons concluded at Union Station with several speeches to a crowd that was estimated to have nearly 1 million people in attendance.
After talks from Missouri governor Mike Parsons, mayor Quinton Lucas, team owner Clark Hunt and president Mark Donovan, general manager Brett Veach was kind enough to say what we all were thinking.
“Let’s keep this short and sweet because let’s be real, we all came out here to hear Travis Kelce’s speech, right?” said Veach to thunderous applause.
And Kelce delivered.
“Can you dig it?” he shouted into the microphone. “I love this team. I’m wearing half the beers I’ve been trying to drink, baby!”
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“It’s been a long time coming because what did we do? We had to fight for our right to party!”
The crowd sung along.
“21 years, how about that? 21 years,” Kelce said. “Y’all know what that means? Everybody here’s thinking, ‘Oh that’s when I can legally get a drink. No! 21 years, that’s how long it’s just been turning for my guy Andy Reid.”
Kelce began grunting, almost as if he was in pain.
“It’s just been turning and turning and turning, and what we do?” he asked. “We unleashed a can of whoop ass on everybody! 24 to nothing? I ain’t trying to hear it! Down 10? I ain’t trying to hear it! Fourth quarter, six and whatever left on the clock, down 10? We got Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid baby.”
Mahomes, who spoke to the crowd before Kelce, was also sure to cite winning for Reid when he had the chance to talk.
“When I became the starter for Kansas City, the first thing I wanted to do was bring the Lamar Hunt trophy back to Kansas City, back to this organization!” he said. “And the second most important thing I wanted to do was get the Lombardi Trophy for the greatest coach of all time: Andy Reid, baby!
“This season, the adversity we dealt with, with the injuries — I mean my knee was on the side of my leg, but we still went back and we won the Super Bowl! We the champs, baby! Credit to my teammates — we did this thing.”
Before finishing his speech, Kelce also mentioned wide receiver Sammy Watkins and defensive end Frank Clark.
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“I love this city to death,” said Kelce. “I promise you — from here to the end, I cherish every moment with y’all, and I promise every single person here feels the same way.”
That included Reid himself.
“Kansas City, baby, we love ya,” Reid said. “We appreciate everything that you did for us. The support’s been phenomenal, this parade — it’s second to none, man. It’s the best in the NFL right here. You should be proud of yourselves...
“Listen — one more thing is next year, we’re coming right back here. One more time, baby. One more time.”