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Is Paul Rudd Celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs Victory as a Kansan or a Missourian?

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | February 3, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | February 3, 2020 |


The hashtag #TrumpIsAnIdiot is trending on Twitter this morning after Donald Trump congratulated the Kansas City Chiefs for their victory last night in the Super Bowl. Is has since been deleted, but this tweet originally said “the great state of Kansas” instead of “Missouri.”

The Kansas City Chiefs are located in Missouri. The President of the United States should know that. However, there is cause for some confusion. In fact, I lived in Missouri for a couple of years as a wee child (my siblings were both born in Missouri), and it remained a source of confusion to me for some years when I was younger (again, I am not the President of the United States).

You see, there is a Kansas City, Kansas. In fact, it’s on the other side of the river from Kansas City, Missouri, and it is part of the same metropolitan area. It’s kind of like Texarkana, which is a city in both Texas and Arkansas, and they neighbor each other.

Anyway, no one was more excited about the Chiefs winning than Paul Rudd.

But is Rudd from Kansas City, Missouri? Or is he from Kansas? Actually, he was born in New Jersey, but he grew up in the Overland Park area of Kansas and attended high school in the Kansas City metro area. He also went college at the University of Kansas, which is about a half an hour drive away in a city called Lawrence, which is better than both Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. (Seriously, it’s a fantastic college town). Rudd also worked in Kansas after graduating from college. He’s basically Kansan.

Brad Pitt also celebrated the Chiefs win last night. He, however, is from Missouri, in the Springfield area, which is the area where I lived for a while. It’s less like Kansas City and more like what you might see on Ozark. Scott Foley from Felicity and other less important things is from Kansas City, Kansas. He did not celebrate on social media last night. Neither did Kansas natives R. Lee Ermey or Dennis Hopper, at least on this earthly plane.

In any respect, the Kansas City Chiefs — like the Kansas City Royals — hail from Kansas City, Missouri, but residents of both Kansas and Missouri claim them, particularly those in the Kansas City metro area. So, while the Chiefs are not from the “great state of Kansas,” many in Kansas were happy to be congratulated by our idiot of a President. The important thing is that Paul Rudd and his son (pictured in the header) got to celebrate the Super Bowl victory with Patrick Mahomes.

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