— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 6, 2023
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes officially delivered the “riders up” call at the 149th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6.
If you’re in the Kansas City area, however, you might have missed the iconic moment involving the reigning NFL MVP and Super Bowl champion at Churchill Downs. That’s because some severe weather alerts in Nodaway and Gentry counties had Kansas City’s NBC affiliate, KSHB-TV, switched over for a weather update.
For Ch. 41 viewers in KC, a tornado warning in Nodaway and Gentry counties shares the stage with Patrick Mahomes at Kentucky Derby. Be safe up there, people. pic.twitter.com/v3Dl6W1f27
— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) May 6, 2023
Kansas City’s NBC station cutting away from Patrick Mahomes opening the Kentucky Derby is hilarious😂
— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) May 6, 2023
Don’t fret, though. We’ve got you covered with a video at the top of the page.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the city of Louisville, the commonwealth of Kentucky and sports fans worldwide have been waiting for this moment,” Mahomes said. “Riders up!”
A spell-binding call from Mahomes leading up to Mage, a horse with 17-1 odds, winning the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby.