When Noah Mays rolled into St. Joseph Friday morning, there was no doubt about his love for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Mays, 30, and his daughter drove down from Albany in a bus that's decked out in red and gold.
"If the bus could talk, it could tell some stories, some good, some bad, I'm sure," said Mays.
They want to be among the first to greet the players at Missouri Western.
"It's great that you don't have to spend $1,000 to watch them practice and to have them in our own backyards is great," he said.
Mays is a life-long Chiefs football fan. He manages a bar in Albany called "Tight Ends." The bar's owner, Tom Gorsline, ownes the bus. They painted it in 2001 to portray their passion for the Chiefs. The bus has made numerous trips to Arrowhead.
"We've gotten some looks when we ere going down the Belt Highway," said Mays.
The superfan is among the early crowd at Missouri Western hoping to catch a peek at the players as they get ready to rally in advance of the first practice. The Chiefs take the field at 1:50 today.
A community pep rally runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Missouri Western.
The Chiefs training camp is in St. Joseph for the first year after 19 years in River Falls, WI.