MIAMI — With his Kansas City Chiefs preparing to face the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, former U.S. Senator Bob Dole paid homage to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
“Well, I wish the quarterback for the Chiefs were my son,’’ Dole said Sunday. “He’s so good. I don’t know how he does it, but I’m all for it.’’
Dole, who is from Russell, Kansas, arrived at Hard Rock Stadium without bothering to hide his football allegiances. He wore a Chiefs scarf, as you might expect.
“I looked the teams over very closely and decided to go with the Chiefs,’’ he joked.
Dole, 96, said he attended the Super Bowl during the Chiefs’ last appearance in the big game — 1970, when Kansas City beat the Minnesota Vikings, 23–7, in New Orleans.
“I can’t even remember who played or where it was,’’ Dole said, sitting in a wheelchair in a private room about two hours before kickoff. “Had a good time, as I remember. But this is more exciting.’’