“Outnumbered” co-host and “Outnumbered Overtime” anchor Harris Faulkner has a busy few days forward of her, touring to Miami to look at her beloved Kansas City Chiefs play in Super Bowl LIV earlier than hustling again to New York Metropolis to cowl Iowa caucuses the very subsequent day.
Faulkner was a information anchor on the native Fox station in Kansas Metropolis, WDAF-TV, beginning in 1992, one 12 months earlier than legendary quarterback Joe Montana joined the crew. She was already an enormous sports activities fan, but it surely didn’t take lengthy to get swept up within the metropolis’s love of the Chiefs.
“When you’re in Kansas City and it’s game day, there is nothing going on but game day,” Faulkner stated. “Having some of the games carried on the FOX station where I worked, and it was just part of the news coverage, if they had a Sunday game the days leading up to it, the whole week you’re talking Chiefs.”
“I wasn’t just somebody who was there for 15 minutes. I was there for eight years… it was such a big part of my career,” she added.
Faulkner stated a seminal second to falling in love with the crew got here within the early 90s when she was chopping a WDAF promo that featured Chiefs’ mascot Okay.C. Wolf. The crew’s cherished mascot nonetheless brings her pleasure over 25 years later.
“When they were down 24-0 against the Texans and it looked pretty dire, and that they might not even be able to fight for the AFC Championship this year, K.C. Wolf was banging his head one something,” she stated. ”He was upset they have been down 24-0. [He’s] enjoyable. I search for these enjoyable moments.”
Many Fox Information reveals, together with “FOX News Sunday” and “Fox & Friends,” are broadcasting from Miami to coincide with the sport. Faulkner is heading down, too, however she’s simply going as a fan. In truth, the one platform that she’s dedicated to is her own Instagram feed, the place she recurrently posts about her Chiefs.
Chiefs followers are die-hard however haven’t had a lot payoff within the playoffs, because the crew hasn’t been to a Tremendous Bowl since 1970.
“Fifty years is a long time,” she stated. “They’ve been bridesmaids but they haven’t been the bride.”
Faulkner recalled masking the 1994 AFC Championship sport between the Chiefs and Buffalo Payments when Montana was knocked out of the sport with an damage and Kansas Metropolis fell one sport wanting the Tremendous Bowl.
“It was a really hard loss,” she stated. “I really wanted them to do it when I was there. But I believe in precious timing and this is a really special point for me, in my career. Things have come full circle and I’m with Fox and Fox is carrying the Super Bowl and my Chiefs are in it.”
The “Outnumbered Overtime” anchor is optimistic that her journey to Miami gained’t finish with one other disappointing loss.
“Even if it took a number of years, and we were thirsty at the corner of the drinking fountain for years and years, I feel like I’m about to get my thirst relieved.”
Faulkner is a passionate and educated fan, able to breaking down the X’s and O’s that many informal soccer followers don’t grasp. She’s involved in regards to the 49ers harmful working sport, however feels star quarterback Patrick Mahomes will get the job carried out for the Chiefs if the protection can cease San Francisco’s floor assault.
“They contained the run against the Titans and Derrick Henry, he’s a superstar,” she stated, referring to the Chiefs’ AFC title sport victory.
Faulkner can also be captivated with trend, so followers shouldn’t count on her to put on a Mahomes jersey when she attends the sport at Onerous Rock Stadium. Chiefs’ legend Nick Lowery gifted Faulkner a gold chain that she plans to put on with a easy black gown to let her bling stand out.
“I want to be a little dressed up because you play like you practice,” she stated. “I am practicing to be the supporter of a victorious team. You want to out-dress your opponent and I’m ready for the moment”
Tremendous Bowl LIV kicks off at 6:30 p.m. EST Sunday on FOX.