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Get your game on: Football game day traditions, superstitions shared
Jessy Ciochon Kirmer sent this picture of young Chiefs fans with the caption “Always watching the games with friends!!”

With the Kansas City Chiefs squaring off  against the Philadelphia Eagles in the big football game next Sunday, the Great Bend Tribune asked our friends on social media, “What are your game-day traditions and superstitions?” Here are some of the responses and photos people shared in our Facebook group, Great Bend Connect:

Vicki Richardson wrote, “I’m superstitious, so after a bad play or if they are behind, I think I’m the bad luck. I will change the channel for a while and have a friend tell me when I can watch again.”

Teressa Coyan Roach said she keeps her Chief trinkets on hand and has even made a drum that she pounds when we score. “All the good Juju to my boys,” she wrote. “I’ll do my part, I got you! Super Bowl!”

The Tribune’s Karma Byers wrote that for the big game, “I won’t be wearing a Chiefs shirt because last year I did and they lost.”

As we prepare for the big game, food is always on our minds. Here is a quick and easy chili recipe provided by Monique Koerner, family and community wellness extension agent with the Cottonwood District, Hays office.

Ten-minute chili


• 1/2 pound lean ground beef

• 1 small onion, chopped

• 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans

• 1 can (16 ounces) tomato sauce

• 1-2 tablespoons chili powder


•  First, cook ground beef and onion together in a saucepan. Transfer mixture to colander set over a bowl and rinse with warm water to remove grease.* Return to saucepan.

• Second, add the kidney beans, tomato sauce, and chili powder to the saucepan.

• Third, cook over medium heat until heated through.

* Do not pour grease down the drain. Let grease harden, then put it in the trash.


• Have precooked, rinsed, and drained ground beef on hand in the freezer for quick meal preparation.

• Make a double batch and freeze the extra in single serving size containers for a quick meal.

Recipe produces four one-cup servings.