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Kansas City Chiefs
Michael J Flynn
Your Neighbor Profile: Jack Steadman
Profile on Jack Steadman and his role in moving the Dallas Texans football team to Kansas City, where it became known at the Chiefs. Steadman was involved in the building of the Truman Sports Complex and...
Photo and bio of Dr. Chris Barnthouse, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician for the Kansas City Chiefs football team and other athletes, partially trained at Harvard Medical School.
Word of Mouth--The Super Bowl: Sports Bars
Review of some of the city's sports bars in light of the upcoming Super Bowl.
Women Tackle Men's Sports
Article about the changing attitudes toward and increasing play by women in traditionally "men's" sports like rugby, football, and the like.
Why Kansas City Needs a New Downtown Arena
Author advocates that Kansas City needs a Downtown arena which will in turn be a catalyst for other development in the area. It will compliment the new Performing Arts Center and an expanded Bartle Hall....
Who Is Jack Steadman?
Photos and biographical article about Jack Steadman, president and general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs and promoter of Starlight Theater. Description of his role in the construction of Truman Sports...
Whitey! A Personal Interview with Missouri's Outrageous First Citizen of Sports
Photos and biographical article about Whitey Herzog (given name Dorrel Norman Herzog), a former baseball manager and player in Kansas City and Saint Louis. He started with the Kansas City Athletics and...
Virginia Slims Gals to Make KC Stop
Article about the professional women's Virginia Slims tennis tournament in town.
Unidentified Member of the Kansas City Greyhounds
Reprint of a 1938 photograph of an unidentified, uniformed member of the Kansas City Greyhounds ice hockey team.
Truman Sports Complex
Entire issue of the publication devoted to the new football and baseball complex, at the time tentatively named "Jackson County Sports Complex," with numerous illustrations of its plans.
Town Topic: Let Kansas City Be Kansas City
Comprehensive article about the need for a more "organic" approach to urban planning in Kansas City, based on "things that people actually do in this town, instead of the 'build it and they will come,'...
Time Out: Bad, Bad, Bad Boy Brown
Biography of Bad Boy Brown, a professional wrestler of the 1930s-1950s, later a taxi cab driver. Discussion of relations with black fans and boxing foes, such as Max Baer and Primo Carnera.
Three Careers Measure Up
Article supporting the induction of Royals second baseman Frank White, University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart, and Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram into their sports' respective Halls...
The Will to Succeed as CEO
Article profiles former Kansas City Chief Will Shields and his transition from NFL football player to entrepreneur and CEO of his own business. Shields retired from football in 2006 after a 14-year career....
The When, Why, Where, and What of the New Royals Stadium
Article pointing out the aesthetic properties of the new Royals Stadium, at the time the most luxurious of its kind in the nation.
The Truth about Kemper
Article responds to critics of Kemper Arena, such as Kansas City sports broadcasters Soren Petro and Jason Whitlock. The author describes his pleasure with a 2004 visit to a Clay Aiken/Kelly Clarkson concert...
The Thriving Communities of Jackson County Including the Jackson County Economic Develoopment Report
This section includes interesting tidbits about Jackson County, a report of the gathering of economic development elite of Jackson County at the Arrowhead Club at the Harry S. Truman Sports Complex, and...
The Success That Was Born in a Barn: There's Gold in Them 'Thar Blues
Article about the hockey team.
The State of the City
Sections for arts, neighborhoods, sports, education, civil rights, and observations.
The Show with a Big-Top Flavor: Folksy, Gaudy--and First-Rate
Photos and article about "the Kansas City American Royal," the "world's biggest indoor horse show" with various events, displays, and contests such as "Wild West barrel racing," marching bands, cattle...
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