JOPLIN, Mo. – Academy Sports in Joplin has spent the day getting ready for the Super Bowl.
The Academy has had AFC Chiefs Championship gear on the sales floor for several days in anticipation of the Super Bowl gear set-up. Due to the pandemic, some changes have been made to the way customers can get the equipment. “There’s a QR code they can scan and they can line up, line up, that way they don’t have to wait outside in the cold, and we’ll send them a message right on their cell phone to let them know they can enter the store.
Means says this rare opportunity is one they’ve been looking forward to all year. “Everyone is very excited for the chefs to be in the Super Bowl back to back this year, with everything that happened last year I think it’s going to be some exciting times, not only for Chiefs fans but for us here at the Academy. “
Chiefs fan Spencer Campbell says he’s already looking forward to next year. “I think it’s great, you know, to see a team turn around, what I’m looking forward to the most is maybe being the first team to play Super Bowls in a row, this is what I look forward to next year. “
Campbell says that, like many, he grew up watching Tom Brady, but, as Bob Dillon once wrote, times are changing. “You know although I love Tom Brady it’s not a common thing to say you love Tom Brady it’s always fun to watch him play I think it’s time for him to retire and let a new person be the GOAT, and that’s Patrick Mahomes.