Good morning Chiefs fans! A decent day for Kansas City Chiefs news, and the Royals are only one game out of first. Enjoy!
Its Final Four weekend and the baseball season has opened. Hockey and the NBA are headed down the homestretch of the regular season.
And football fans are left waiting for action not on the locked out playing field, but in the courtroom. That comes up next Wednesday when the league, players and a bus load of attorney types step inside the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.
Rather than get ahead of ourselves with the legal implications coming next week, we’ll begin the weekend by cleaning out the notebook on items that have popped up in the last few days. Call it Bits & Pieces.
Bits & Pieces... Weekend Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz
Jamaal Charles is fast. He's used to getting to places in a hurry.
Last season, he ran for 1,467 yards, leading the league with 6.4 yards per carry, second in NFL history to the great Jim Brown.
Kansas City Chiefs players would normally be starting their offseason program by now but with the NFL lockout they can't communicate with coaches and can't use team facilities. With most of the players living out of town, there aren't a lot of Chiefs left in Kansas City.
That will change on April 4. Eric Berry told Kevin Kietzmann on 810 WHB on Thursday that at least some players would be meeting on April 4 to apparently plan or organize some sort of offseason meeting.
NFL Lockout: Kansas City Chiefs Players to Meet Soon from SB Nation Kansas City
It's 2011 - and like many out there - we here at KCChiefs.com are doing our own version of spring cleaning. This time, we're cleaning up our address books as we've come across a list of fan clubs, pubs, bars, restaurants and the like that support the Chiefs all over the country.
We are looking to update our database and want your favorite Chiefs gathering spot to be part of our go-to list. Whether you're based in Kalamazoo or Kolkata, if you run an establishment or club that loves the Chiefs, let us love you back.
Call to Action: All Chiefs Fan Clubs and Resaurants Across the Country from The Mothership
This is Scott Pioli's show. Pioli is in his third season as Kansas City's general manager. He has final say in all draft decisions. Pioli was part of many successful drafts in New England prior to joining the Chiefs in 2009. Pioli has fit this role well in Kansas City.
Draft Watch: AFC West from ESPN
Wallace said he prepared for the lockout by saving as much as he could, even banking all the extra cash he made during the Steelers' postseason run.
Wallace said he knows an extended lockout could be taxing on players with even less experience than his two years, like his old high school pal, Kendrick Lewis, who just completed his rookie season with the Kansas City Chiefs as a safety.
"In Kendrick's situation, it's not really much to save, so you have to cut back," Wallace said. "I've been in the league two years and we went to the Super Bowl, so I have a little more leeway. I just hope things don't get to that point."
NFL's Young Players Doing Best to Weather NFL Lockout from NOLA.com