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Patrick Mahomes, politics and fans in seats at Arrowhead

When the Kansas City Chiefs open Arrowhead Stadium to a seriously limited crowd Thursday, all eyes will be on the reigning Super Bowl champs. What will players do for the national anthem, and will the fans abide by new team rules regarding Native American imagery. And then, of course, there's the specter of COVID-19. Star sportswriter Blair Kerkhoff joins Dave Helling and Derek Donovan of the editorial board for a spirited discussion of Kansas City's big night.

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