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KANSAS CITY – The Kansas City Chiefs responded after a 12-year-old boy from Yukon, OK, wrote to every National Football League team, trying to figure out who to root for.
The Chiefs are doing their part to win the young potential fan over.
“I can’t decide which team to choose. Please tell me why your team is the best and why I should become your fan. Thank you,” Cade Pope, a sixth grader, said as part of the letter he wrote to all 32 NFL teams.
The Carolina Panthers were the first to respond, but it turns out that Cade’s 9-year-old brother is a Chiefs fan and has tried to sway Cade to become a fan too.
A reporter in the family’s area poked some fun at the Chiefs.
“Cade’s 9-year-old brother Coy doesn’t need any help (picking a team to root for). But, Coy, did you know the Chiefs haven’t won a playoff game since 1993?” the reporter said with a shake of the head.
Over the weekend, a Chiefs reporter took the trip to Oklahoma and visited Pope’s family. She brought with her a bag packed full of Chiefs memorabilia.
Rachel Santschi brought an Alex Smith jersey along with a team signed football, a helmet signed by all of the 2014 Chiefs Pro Bowlers, Chiefs school supplies, a hat signed by Dustin Colquitt, a Chiefs Kingdom flag and much more.
By Laura McCallister, KCTV