Baked potato-eating Chiefs fan wins tailgate party for AFC championship

The right Tweet at the right time can change a life. A Chiefs fan leveraged a baked potato shot in a huge sponsored tailgate party.

Last weekend, you probably saw both ends of the most famous baked potato-related content in social media history. A Jacksonville Jaguars fan at Arrowhead Stadium thought he was sneaky, snapping a candid photo of a Chiefs fan eating a baked potato she pulled out of her pocket.

Turns out he wasn’t as sneaky as he thought — she caught him taking her picture and replied to his Tweet with an epic hue.

This kind of virality on social networks can bring 15 minutes of fame and so far it’s working out great for Chiefs and hot potato fan Nicki Conrad.

Hy-Vee Hosts Baked Potato Bar Tailgate for Conrad and Chiefs at AFC Championship Game

Midwest supermarket chain Hy-Vee was so inspired by Conrad’s passion for football and potatoes that it will sponsor a potato bar tailgate for her ahead of the AFC Championship game in this week-end. Conrad was kind enough to open the invite and so far 72 people have confirmed they will be dropping by Lot D at 12:30pm Sunday to join the party.

The match starts at 5:30 p.m., so there will be plenty of time to refuel before kick-off. With the Chiefs making their fifth straight appearance in the AFC Championship game and Patrick Mahomes locked down for the next decade, this pre-game baked potato could become an annual tradition.

Meanwhile, Jacksonville’s JKill will likely be at home, combing through NFL Mock Drafts and lists of possible free agent targets for the Jags, avoiding any game news and any dish that includes potatoes. Be careful who you try to shade, folks.


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