MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – In case you’d forgotten that the New England Patriots weren’t in Super Bowl LIV, all you had to do was listen to Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowler Chris Jones cut loose after his team won its first championship in a half-century.
“I’m gonna hit some tequila, I’m gonna hit some everything, because we’re about to go crazy, man. This is a night that we’re not gonna forget,” the exuberant defensive tackle said following his team’s 31-20 comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night. “I’m not even going to sleep tonight.
“I’m fixing to get drunk. I’m fixing to get out of my body, excuse me for the kids that are watching. … But you do something like this, you deserve to celebrate. I’m gonna get champagne, throw it on everybody. Everybody’s going crazy. Excuse me for the wives and girlfriends that are gonna have champagne in their hair. I’m sorry, but they’re just part of the celebration. That’s how Sack Nation does it.”
Jones deflected three balls from the line and helped Kansas City pitch a fourth-quarter shutout after falling behind 20-10.
“I feel like (Michael) Jordan Game 5, three seconds to go, we’re gonna make something happen,” said Jones, who had nine sacks this season.
He was certainly ready to make something happen at the postgame party and probably again once the team gets back to Kansas City.
“We fittin’ to light up the city,” he said, invoking the Beastie Boys the same way tight end Travis Kelce did following the AFC championship game.
“It’s been 50 years, it’s well deserved. We’re worked our ass for this moment, and we’re about to party.”
And Jones was certainly looking forward to sharing some love with Chiefs Kingdom, which was well represented at Hard Rock Stadium.
“Arrowhead pride, they’re going to come to support you,” he said. “We could’ve played in Alaska, they was gonna be there.”
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