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story.lead_photo.caption Chiefs players celebrate after last month's win against the Bills in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. Photo by Associated Press / News Tribune.

I guess two times in a row is one time too many for some people.

There's already national talk of Kansas City Chiefs fatigue.

Allow me to respond. Huh?!?!?

The Chiefs won their first Super Bowl title in 50 years last February after losing in overtime in the AFC Championship Game the year before.

Success breeds fatigue, I guess. Even if it's just a couple of years.

"And I'm getting tired of the Chiefs. They're too good," Sirius XM host Chris Russo was quoted as saying on his show in a recent story in the New York Post. "They're offense is too good and their quarterback is too good. I actually would have liked to have seen Green Bay and Buffalo in the game. Something different (Josh) Allen against (Aaron) Rodgers. I actually was hoping we'd see that. I actually bet it that way and lost."

Well, first off, Russo violated the first rule of gambling — bet with your head, not your heart. And also, he did state he didn't want Tom Brady back in another Super Bowl either, saying, "I'm a little burned out by him." So he's not just tired of the Chiefs.

I'm not picking on Russo for what he said. I've also heard it from hosts on a couple of national podcasts in the days leading up to the today's game. I just find it strange someone could be tired of a team trying to win its second straight championship after a multi-decades drought. But when you have two weeks of content to come up with for just one game, you've got to talk about something.

I guess they could have talked about the quite likely final meeting between Brady, the greatest of all time, and Mahomes, the greatest of all time in waiting.

It's the 10th Super Bowl appearance for Brady and his potential seventh NFL title. And you've got Mahomes, looking for win No. 2 that would make the Chiefs the first team since the 2003-04 Brady-led Patriots to win consecutive Super Bowl titles.

With those two stars shining the brightest on their respective teams, this could be one of the highest-rated Super Bowls of all-time.

I know people who got Patriots fatigue with all of the winning the franchise did during the last 20 years. I understood it, but I didn't buy it. I came at it with an admiration for a team that could continue to win in a league designed to encourage parity with its scheduling and draft order.

The Patriots — like them, tolerate them, hate them — earned the fatigue some people had for the franchise.

Chiefs fatigue? Let's hope it gets worse for some people around the country for the next decade or so.

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