Game Day! The Kansas City Chiefs host the Green Bay Packers in a game that's a little less important than when they met in 1967. Luckily, there's another batch of Chiefs news to help you get to kickoff. Today we have a Brodie update, tonight's Riley, KS connection, and one of the best season previews I've seen in a while. Enjoy.
If there was one play that showed Brodie Croyle was indeed back on the Chiefs’ practice field this week, it was the last one from a 2-minute drill.
Croyle looked to his left, dragging defenders that way. He came back to the other side with a bullet to tight end Leonard Pope, who was standing in the end zone. And he didn’t look like a quarterback with a sore arm.
RAP VIDEO JERSEY FANTASY: For some reason, there’s a weird connection between Bay area rap and Kansas City, so your best bet would be to crisp fresh #29 Eric Berry home red, get on the bandwagon early, ghostriding your grandma’s Toyota Sienna while playing a homemade Mac Dre’s Greatest Hits mix.
NFLUMINATI KARMIC FACTOR: The Chiefs, brought into this league by NFL Illuminati 33rd degree overlord Lamar Hunt, and still run by his descendants, are a prized jewel in the NFL, and will return to glory at some point. Why else would the NFL Powers That Be allow them to start the Patriots West? Plus 3 factor.
NFL Preview: I Swear, It Will Be Different This Time from Heavy.com
Today: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. High near 82. South southeast wind 8 to 11 mph becoming north northwest. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 59. North northwest wind between 8 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph
Game Day Forecast from The National Weather Service
1Stay healthy. That’s the biggest goal for all NFL teams in the final preseason game. The Chiefs have been fortunate in staying away from anything major to this point and will only be pressing that luck if they leave their starters in for more than a couple of possessions.
Chiefs vs. Packers: Five things to watch from KC Star
Reasons For Realism... With Matt Cassel healthy, and Dwayne Bowe out of his coach's doghouse, the Chiefs have more optimism entering 2010. They should take another leap forward this season under Pioli and Haley, it's important to keep expectations in check.
Even with the current state of the AFC West, which is one of the weakest divisions in football, the Chiefs forecast is still cloudy for the upcoming season. The NFL has proven that any team can catch lightning in a bottle, but Kansas City has a ways to go before they can completely escape the tempest they have been caught in.
The Kansas City
Chiefswill expand their bus service to games this fall, the team announced on Wednesday.
The expansion will triple the number of pickup locations from four to 12. Kincaid Coach will partner with the Chiefs to offer the expanded service.
Chiefs Expand Bus Service To Home Games from KCTV5
Despite facing long odds, Kingston-born linebacker Cory Greenwood is making a name for himself at Kansas City Chiefs camp.
The undrafted NFLer, picked third overall by the Argos in the CFL draft this summer, has opened the eyes of the Chiefs coaching staff with his play on special teams this summer.
Chiefs head coach Todd Haley praised the Concordia-product Greenwood, who also has made three defensive tackles in three pre-season games, for his efforts during a news conference on Tuesday.
Kingston product in the mix with Chiefs from The Toronto Sun
...Archer points out that the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs could be two potential landing spots for the 25-year-old, but nothing is imminent.
Report: Cowboys Fielding Trade Offers for WR Sam Hurd from Football News Now
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Chiefsare preparing for their forth and final preseason game. The match up against Green Bayis set for Thursday and holds a special northeast Kansas connection. Two players, who have donned the same team jersey on two separate occasions, are now gearing up for a first-time face off.
The NFL may seem a lofty goal to tackle if you’re from the fields of a small town like Riley, Kan. But don't tell that to Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson or the Chiefs Jon McGraw.
Both Riley County High School Falcon alums are suiting up for the big show.
You have to love Jon Gruden's proclamation Wednesday that the Raiders can win the AFC West.
Does his belief reek of loyalty to Raider Nation? Yes, and how great is that?
Does Gruden, the Raiders' transcendent coach from 1998-2001, state a solid case about this season's Raiders? Yes, making him a credible fountain of hope.
Cam Inman: Jon Gruden says get on the Oakland Raiders bandwagon from MercuryNews.com
Former Southern Miss baseball coach Corky Palmer was part of a six-person class named Tuesday to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.
Palmer, who coached the Golden Eagles to a 458-281-1 record in 12 seasons before retiring in 2009, joins the late USM and pro football punter Jerrel Wilson...
...Wilson, a New Orleans native who died of cancer in 2005, played 16 years with the Dallas Texans, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots. Known as "Thunderfoot," he is the only man to lead the league in punting average four times and was selected to the All-Time AFL team in 1970 and the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1988.
Southern Miss' Palmer elected to Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame from GulfLive.com
A few years ago at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, Mike Davies mused that he’d didn’t fit the International Tennis Hall of Fame profile. He was one of the most powerful men in tennis for more than a quarter of a century; that much is undeniable. But for much of that reign, someone, or some organization in the staid tennis establishment, was often mad at him...
"...Mike was a key architect in professional tennis expanding into a tour that played in large stadiums and in important cities," said Al Hill Jr., who along with the late Lamar Hunt (of NFL Kansas City Chiefs fame) helped launch the WCT. "World Championship Tennis was the platform vehicle that under Mike’s direction created a new level for professional tennis. Tennis fans worldwide should be extremely grateful for Mike’s leadership.
Pilot Pen CEO nominated for Tennis H.O.F. from The Middletown Press