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A Hard Worker Faces a Big Job
January 14, 2009
Article discusses the Kansas City Chief's new general manager, Scott Pioli. Pioli most recently was the vice president of the New England Patriots and helped the team to four Super Bowls.
AFC Playoffs: The Old Montana Mystique
Photos and biographical article about Joe Montana, "the NFL's savviest quarterback" for the Kansas City Chiefs, leading them into the 1994 playoffs.
Athlete Who Inspired ''The Blind Side'' Shares His Message of Hope
March 3, 2011
Michael Oher, the Baltimore Ravens football player made famous in the movie "The Blind Side," was the keynote speaker at the 50th annual Greater Kansas City Area Mayors' Prayer Breakfast, March 2, 2011....
Back to the Future
Photos, illustrations, and article about the predicted "rematch of the first Super Bowl, between the Chiefs and the Packers" for the 1997 Super Bowl, with many details and depictions of the game-to-be...
Chief Concern: Future Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas Faces His Toughest Challenge
January 31, 2000
Photo and biographical article about Derrick Thomas, "Pro Bowl linebacker" for the Kansas City Chiefs football team, future member of the Football Hall of Fame, and victim of a car accident resulting in...
Photos and biographical article about Tony Gonzalez, 23-year-old star tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs football team.
Day One: The Aspirations of the AFL Met the Arrogance of the NFL in Super Bowl I
Photos and article about Super Bowl I, the first of its kind between the Kansas City Chiefs (of the younger American Football League) and the victorious Green Bay Packers (of the older National Football...
Highlights of the sports career of Derrick Thomas (1967-2000), a star player for the Kansas City Chiefs football team dying soon after a car accident.
Derrick Thomas Remembered: An Open Letter to Young NFL Fans across America
February 21, 2000
Editorial letter to "young NFL fans across America" of Derrick Thomas, "the leopard-quick Chiefs linebacker" dying of complications following a car accident at the age of 33 in 2000.
Elements of Style: A Jaded NFL Star
Photo and autobiographical article about Tony Gonzalez, a Kansas City Chiefs football player "set[ting] a club record for season receptions by a tight end" while "wearing his lucky necklace" made of jade....
Golden Weekend: Too Many Chiefs Made Too Many Touchdowns
Photos and article about the Kansas City Chiefs, "the champions of the American Football League" after changing names and relocating from Dallas (as the Dallas Texans) to Kansas City in 1963. Description...
Hang Time: Marcus Allen
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Marcus Allen, the 36-year-old star running back and future Hall of Famer for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Kansas City Chiefs' Derrick Thomas Paralyzed after Car Accident
January 21, 2000
Photo and biographical article about Derrick Thomas, "one of the top pass rushers in NFL history" and victim of a car accident paralyzing him below the waist.
Lamonica's Moveable Feast: He Was the Main Dish
Photos and article about the Kansas City Chiefs' "last American Football League championship, the swan song before merger with the NFL," leading up to their appearance in the 1970 Super Bowl.
Len Dawson: A Man of Action with Both Feet Firmly on the Ground
Photos and biographical article about Len Dawson, quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs football team, "named number one passer in AFL history." Born in Ohio in 1935 and starting out as a professional...
Major League City: It's Official--Will Shields Is an All-Pro Good Guy
Photo and biographical article about Will Shields, an offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs football team since 1993, "voted the NFL's 'Good Guy.'"
Man in Motion
August 11, 1991
Biographical article about Derrick Thomas (1967-2000), a "Pro Bowl linebacker" for the Kansas City Chiefs football team since 1989 and a leader of local children's charities. Native of Miami residing in...
Pro Football: Call It Catch-as-Catch-Can
Photo and biographical article about Otis Taylor, star 29-year-old wide receiver or "flanker for the Chiefs" football team here and native of Houston.
Pro Football: Catching Fire
Photos and article about the prime-time television defeat by the Kansas City Chiefs of the front-running San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.
Rush to the Super Bowl
Photo and article about the Kansas City Chiefs football team, a favorite for the Super Bowl and led in the playoffs by Marcus Allen and Derrick Thomas, et al.
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