Missouri home divided as 49ers-Chiefs Super Bowl approaches

The Big Game

WARRENSBURG, Mo. (WDAF) — Chiefs Kingdom unites on February 2 in Miami. That’s when Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs will meet the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

One family from Warrensburg will watch and cheer, but their house will be divided on Super Bowl Sunday. No matter who wins, the Stinson Family will celebrate. Their football loyalties are split down the middle.

Jason and Jessie have been married for 12 years. The Super Bowl might be a lovingly contentious matter, since Jessie, a lifelong Chiefs fan has Jason, who loves his Niners, to contend with.

The Stinsons come by their teams honestly.

Jessie, a Kansas native, said she’s always been loyal to the Chiefs, while Jason said his mom grew up in Northern California, and he’s supported the Niners since their dynasty days of three decades ago.

“(I remember) just from a young age watching Joe Montana and Jerry Rice throw touchdown passes after touchdown passes in Super Bowls,” Jason smiled. “I think when she met me, she saw the 49ers flag in my room. She knew right then, I was a Niners fan.”

The Stinsons two young kids watch, and their parents encourage them to cheer for the team of their choice.

Championship Sunday saw the Stinsons rooting for each other’s teams. The Chiefs won the AFC Championship by knocking off Tennessee, and the 49ers defeated Green Bay to win the NFC title.

On Super Bowl Sunday, the Stinsons said they’ll stick to their loyalties.

“It’s so much fun,” Jessie said. “I told Jason, probably six or eight weeks ago, this is probably what it’s going to come to. It’s going to be the Super Bowl. It’s going to be the Chiefs. He kept telling me, ‘No, no, no. We’ll see.'”

“If the Niners win, I’ll be shooting fireworks outside and popping champagne. We’ll see what she’s doing. She’ll probably be recording me doing that. If the Chiefs win, I’ll probably be pretty bummed out,” Jason laughed.

For the time being, there’s no friendly wager on the Super Bowl for this football family. However, Jason mentioned the possibility of picking up a new TV for the big game. One can bet they’ll be pinned to it when their favorite teams square off.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Videos

NFL to begin season as scheduled in September

Thumbnail for the video titled "NFL to begin season as scheduled in September"

Businesses react

Thumbnail for the video titled "Businesses react"

Gov. DeSantis issues statewide stay-at-home order

Thumbnail for the video titled "Gov. DeSantis issues statewide stay-at-home order"

March 2020 ranks as the second warmest and ties for the driest March

Thumbnail for the video titled "March 2020 ranks as the second warmest and ties for the driest March"

Busch Gardens offers free animal, nature learning resources to teachers, families

Thumbnail for the video titled "Busch Gardens offers free animal, nature learning resources to teachers, families"

Magic Kingdom

Thumbnail for the video titled "Magic Kingdom"

Florida Gov. directs increase of SNAP benefits

Thumbnail for the video titled "Florida Gov. directs increase of SNAP benefits"

Hasbro launches website to keep families busy

Thumbnail for the video titled "Hasbro launches website to keep families busy"

USF's food pantry helps fight food insecurities amid pandemic

Thumbnail for the video titled "USF's food pantry helps fight food insecurities amid pandemic"

1 dead, 2 injured in Lakeland crash

Thumbnail for the video titled "1 dead, 2 injured in Lakeland crash"
More Local News

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss