Beating the Brr: Chiefs fan shops for cold-weather gear

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Chiefs fans will pack Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday no matter the weather conditions.

“It’s an incredible feeling! Nothing is like Arrowhead,” said Chiefs fan Bill Ramsey.

Ramsey has been going to games in Kansas City for nearly 20 years.

“My wife actually got me hooked on the Chiefs. When we were dating, she took me to a game and I have been in love ever since,” he said. 

That love will be on full display when the Chiefs take on the Patriots in the conference championship. Ramsey will be there.

“This is history in the making as far as I’m concerned. We have never had an AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. I can’t miss that. I just can’t,” he said.

On Thursday, KSN tagged along with Ramsey as he shopped for cold-weather gear for the game.

“It was supposed to be -1 at kickoff. Now, they have raised it up, so it should be around, I think they said around, 19 or 20 degrees,” he said. “You can’t go to Kansas City, go to Arrowhead and not tailgate, so you are talking 6 hours worth of stuff going on and you are going to have to stay warm.”

Ramsey’s shopping trip consisted of a stop at Academy Sports + Outdoors and Cabelas in east Wichita.

“One of the things I love to do and do when I know I have a cold-weather game is I bring a sleeping bag. You can go inside and you can get up there and just zip yourself up in the sleeping bag and it keeps you nice and toasty warm,” he said.

He also was in the market for a face mask, thick socks, hand and toe warmers and a pair of outdoor heaters.

“If it’s going to be as bitter cold as they think it is especially with the wind, I am going to want to get something to go over my face,” he explained.

Ramsey said preparation for the cold is key. He said he has witnessed dozens of fans who seem miserable at the game because of the falling temperatures. He said he does not want to be one of them.

“I am loud and proud. I want to see what’s going on. I want to show the support for this team. They have done some amazing things, so I want to be right there in the thick of things,” he said.

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