If you’ve been anywhere near the Kansas City area in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard that the KC Chiefs are on a hot streak! Sure, we had a bit of a setback this past Sunday as we fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but today is a new day and tonight we turn our attention to Oakland as the Chiefs take on the Raiders in what will hopefully push the Chiefs to a 6-1 record.
In addition to football season, October is National Family History Month. As you get into the spirit of both occasions—perhaps doing your standard game day preparations of cooking or donning face paint—you may want to take a listen to several recordings from MCPL’s Midwest Genealogy Center of Chiefs players being interviewed by local high school football players. The interviews were recorded this past summer as the Chiefs quarterbacks stopped by MGC for a day of fun and learning with 12 students from the Independence School District.
In the recordings, you’ll hear Alex Smith, Tyler Bray, and Joel Stave talk about their paths to Chiefs Kingdom and impart their wisdom upon the young athletes. It lets you see another side of our beloved Chiefs, and it makes you appreciate their contributions to our team and our city even more.
The interview recordings, which are part of MGC’s Tell Me a Story oral history program, can be accessed here. While you’re exploring these stories, you may also be interested in listening to “40 Years of Monday Night Football,” which includes recordings of three men who share their longstanding traditions as avid football fans.
What are your sports traditions? Share in the comments below, and be sure to celebrate National Family Month by checking out a Tell Me a Story oral history recording kit from MGC to preserve these memories! Learn more about MGC at midwestgenealogycenter.org.
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