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Remember when the Kansas City Chiefs were bad? These fans do

Arrowhead Stadium will be rocking tonight with a sellout crowd for the Kansas City Chiefs’ season opener against the Detroit Lions. Some fans remember what it was like before the team became perennial Super Bowl favorites. Plus: If you were planning a party a century ago in Columbia, Missouri, Annie Fisher was the caterer you’d do almost anything to book.

Tonight’s NFL season opener marks 60 years since the Chiefs’ first game in Kansas City. Despite the team’s recent claim to dynasty status, fans who’ve been following them through the years remember some downtrodden times. Greg Echlin reports for KCUR.

Annie Fisher’s famous Missouri biscuits made it onto the plates of presidents and Hollywood stars alike — but her success story was almost lost to history. Eighty-five years after Fisher’s death, Mackenzie Martin from the KCUR podcast A People’s History of Kansas City has this remembrance.

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