Kansas City Chiefs Become Missouri’s Official State NFL Team

Let’s be real, it’s kinda by default. But in sports, a win is a win!

We’re still about two months away from meaningful pro football games, but our Chiefs just notched their first win of the season.

Thanks to the stroke of the pen by Governor Mike Parson, resolution SCR 4 has been added to the books, declaring the Kansas City Chiefs The Show-Me State’s official NFL team.

“Sports are a big part of Missouri’s heritage, and we are proud to have the Chiefs represent our great state in the NFL,” the Republican said Tuesday. Parson also signed HB 677, which authorizes funding to make renovations at the Enterprise Center, where the Stanley Cup champion St Louis Blues play, plus money for upgrades at Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadiums.

Of course, attentive sports fans will note that Missouri only has one NFL team these days. The St. Louis Rams moved back to Los Angeles after the 2015 season. So it’s kind of like Patrick Mahomes walked into the endzone for a touchdown because there wasn’t even a defense on the field. But whatever. We’ll take it!