Roo News

The Student News Site of University of Missouri - Kansas City

Roo News

Roo News

Amidst the festive spirit of St. Patricks Day, the iconic symbol of luck, the clover, reminds us of the rich traditions and celebrations honoring Irish heritage.
Exploring St. Patrick's Day Alternatives in Kansas City
Aydan Stigler and Grace BeshoreMarch 14, 2024

  The annual St. Patrick's Day celebration is just around the corner, and with celebration comes large crowds.    The annual city parade...

Visit the City Market to explore local vendors.
Smart Saving Strategies for a Wallet-Friendly Spring Break
Emily Wheeler, Staff Writer • March 14, 2024

  UMKC students are ready for the upcoming week-long spring break, but are their wallets?   From travel adventures to staycations, spring...

Earth Mother by Sheron Smith
Her Art/Their Art Explores the Female Experience in the 21st Century
Elyse Bredfeldt, Staff Writer • March 12, 2024

  Her Art/Their Art is a collection that aims to answer the question: “What does it mean to identify, live, navigate, or be perceived by society...

Nina Simone: Four Women” playbook.
The KC Rep’s “Nina Simone: Four Women” is both timeless and poignant.
Maisy Blanton, Staff Writer • March 5, 2024

  The Kansas City Repertory Theater (KCRep) recently performed “Nina Simone: Four Women.” The show follows musician Nina Simone as she...

Around 1 million people were estimated to be in attendance at the parade.
One Dead, Several Injured During Chiefs Parade
Zach Gunter and Jazlyn SummersFebruary 14, 2024

Update:   As of 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, the number of those injured at the Union Station shooting after the Chiefs Super Bowl parade...

The Royal Subjects of Chief’s Kingdom


The Kansas City Chiefs are a big deal right now, what, with securing their first Super Bowl game in 50 years (but you probably knew that). It’s hard to throw a rock in Kansas City and not hit a Chiefs fan right now, whether they be lifelong or just since the AFC game.

The Chief’s kingdom is ever-expanding, and if your circle of influence is that large, you’re bound to catch the eye of a few big name celebrities.

Which is exactly what they’ve done. So let’s run through just a few members of the team’s royal fandom.

The first, and maybe most obvious, is actor and comedian Paul Rudd. An Overland Park native, Rudd has since left the Midwest to star in a vast range of movies, from comedies like “Role Models” or the tv show “Friends” to being Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

However, Rudd hasn’t forgotten where home is.  He proudly shows off his love for the team, culminating in Patrick Mahomes’ 2018 MVP award, which Rudd handed to the player himself. 

Another funny KC native with love for the red and gold is Saturday Night Live cast member Heidi Gardner, who’s Instagram is littered with Chief’s appreciation posts.

There are even a few Chief’s fans in the most elite of the Hollywood elite. Prime example: Brad Pitt.

One of the biggest movie stars in the world for nearly three decades, Pitt isn’t afraid to show some love to his team. At the SAG awards, which took place just after the AFC championship, a fan threw a Chiefs hat to Pitt outside the show.

Pitt proudly stuck the cap on his head for the rest of the red carpet.

But not even the entire Atlantic Ocean can stop the Chiefs’ fandom. UK born Henry Cavil, former “Justice League” star and current “The Witcher” star, has expressed his love for the team multiple times on social media.

“Spending a lot of time in America, learning to enjoy football, I realized I had to pick a team,” Cavil said in a 2018 interview with 247 Sports, “I figured Superman’s from Kansas. I was playing Superman at the time. It just kind of made sense to me.”

So, while the 49ers might be a tough team to beat, they don’t exactly have Superman on their side, do they?

[email protected]

Leave a Comment
Donate to Roo News

Your donation will support the student journalists of University of Missouri - Kansas City. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to Roo News

Comments (0)

All Roo News Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *