Former Chiefs From Delco Weigh in on Super Bowl
Three Eagles fans from Delco happen to be former players for the Kansas City Chiefs so they’re coming into Sunday’s Super Bowl with mixed emotions, writes Terry Toohey for the Daily Times.
Bill Maas, Joe Valerio and Matt Blundin grew up rooting for the Eagles.
But they’re also grateful for the time they spent with the Chiefs.
“The way I see it, I can’t lose,” Maas said.
He was an All-Delco at Marple Newtown High in 1979 before spending nine of his 10 pro seasons with the Chiefs.
Valerio and Blundin were All-Delco out of Ridley High. Valerio played five of his six pro seasons with the Chiefs.
Blundin was drafted by the Chiefs in 1992 and spent three years with the Kansas City team.
“You’re just loyal to the Eagles after all these years,” said Blundin, “That’s where you’re from. On the other side, I’m just grateful to the Hunt family for giving me that chance to go after a dream there. That was a great start in life for us.”
Valero, who lives in Glen Mills, is siding with the Eagles.
“That’s my hometown team,” he said. “So just because I played for the Chiefs doesn’t mean I’m going to lose my Philadelphia allegiance.”
Read more about these former Chiefs from Delco in the Daily Times.
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