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Kansas City Chiefs
Michael J Flynn
Southtown's Super Jocks
South Kansas City home to many amateur athletes playing for fun rather than glory, including Jay Reardon, Carol Mendenhall, and Frank Kennedy.
Pictures and article about Sporting Kansas City and the new Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas, where they played their first game on June 9. Includes aerial picture of the stadium and pictures...
Sports: Follow the Bouncing Ball
Article about the popularity of the Comets, their new manager, and their best-known player, Gino Schiraldi.
Sports: The Fall of Joe Willie
Photo and article about the defeat of the New York Jets (led by quarterback Joe Namath) by the Kansas City Chiefs football team (led by Len Dawson, Otis Taylor, and Buck Buchanan) in the 1969 playoffs....
Tennis out of the Ice Age
Article about the incongruous beginnings of the World Championship tennis league in the city, with the first court set up on a sheet of ice inside the American Royal Arena.
The AFL Has a Taste of Glory
Photos and article about the defeat of the Chicago Bears by the Kansas City Chiefs, "the best team in the AFL," or American Football League, upstart rivals of the older National Football League (including...
The City Window: World Title at Stake
Contest for youngsters at Kemper Arena.
The Games They Played in '04
Article about the various sports attractions in Saint Louis in 1904 competing with the World's Fair and the Olympic Games there, including professional baseball, horse racing, gambling, jai alai, basketball,...
The Home Team
Article describing Kansas City Royals announcers Denny Matthews and Fred White "as the broadcast barons of baseball."
The Incredible Ernie: Former K. C. Star Sports Editor Ernie Mehl Talks about the Old Days, the New Ways and the Many Myths of Retirement
Photo, interview, and biographical article about Ernie Mehl, "[f]ormer K. C. Star sports editor." Discussion about his role in bringing the Kansas City Athletics to town and issues of retirement, growing...
The Kemper Conundrum
Article reports on opposing plans for the underused Kemper Arena in the West Bottoms. The American Royal proposes razing the structure and replacing it with a new 5,000-seat facility, while West Bottoms...
The Last Survivor
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Bruce Rice, a local television sportscaster, discussing his career as a reporter, local sports teams, and operations of television stations, etc.
The Last Word: Life at Chappell's
Photo and article about "the grandfather of all sports bars, Chappell's in friendly Northtown." Founded and operated by Jim Chappell (a local native) in North Kansas City, Missouri and decorated with numerous...
The New Carlisle of the West: Haskell Institute and Big-Time Sports, 1920-1932
Article about the Haskell Institute, a college for American Indians, and its successful sports program in the 1920s, in Lawrence, Kansas.
The Passing World of Len Dawson
Interview of Kansas City Chiefs football star Len Dawson, with photo and commentary on his career and potential in business and sports broadcasting.
The Passing Years of Lenny Dawson
Biographical article about Len Dawson, upon his induction in to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, covering his former career as the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl-winning quarterback and present career as...
The Power of Art
Article comparing Kansas Citians' interest in the arts with the city's patronage of local sporting events and teams.
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...
The State of the City
Sections for arts, neighborhoods, sports, education, civil rights, and observations.
The Success That Was Born in a Barn: There's Gold in Them 'Thar Blues
Article about the hockey team.
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