LA VISTA, Neb. (KOLN) – It’s a big game at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., but fans across Nebraska are doing their best to match that energy in their homes.
From custom golf carts to dogs in uniform, Chiefs fans will spare no expense to let their passion shine.
Take Marshall Murphy, for example: What started as a gift from family quickly turned into a personal passion. Now, you can’t take a step in his basement in La Vista without walking into something marked with an arrow. Even cats are apparently fans.
“Now you see it’s become a lifestyle,” Murphy said.
Murphy said he played football his entire life and even walked on at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which he said gives him a special appreciation for the sport.
“It nurtured a lot of things I use now,” Murphy said. “Discipline. Hard work. Teamwork”.
Every football season, his basement, filled with autographed memorabilia, turns into some kind of party on weekends when he’s not at the stadium.
“I’d rather go to bed and go to work than go to work at 8 o’clock that evening,” Murphy said. “It takes more for the soul.”
And this is the weekend when everyone gathers for one last hooray.
On Super Bowl Sunday, Murphy plans to roll out the red carpet at his home. He does mock interviews with his guests, which is an award show. But underneath all the eating, breast-beating and yelling, Murphy said the special part is living with friends.
“Make fun of others and make fun of yourself and enjoy it,” Murphy said.
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