Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. Good stories on new players, updates on current and former players, and a nice story about a former a special teams coach are ahead. Enjoy.
[W]hen more than 250 players are injected into the league all in the span of a few days. Just from that group alone it makes for some strange Draftfellows, odd juxtapositions of young men and their stories.
Like the final two players drafted by the Chiefs - sixth-round NT Jerrell Powe and seventh-round FB Shane Bannon. The differences in their stories at the bottom of the list of nine Kansas City draft choices are probably the most dramatic in the league...
...Here are there stories.
Strange Draftfellows... Midweek Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz
A federal appeals court agreed Tuesday to fast track the NFL's request to put its labor lockout in place until a new deal is finally worked out.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis set a June 3 hearing, with 30 minutes of oral argument for each side, before Judges Duane Benton, Kermit Bye and Steven Colloton.
Appeals Court Sets June 3 Hearing on Lockout Fight from KC Star
Analysis - A talented young man, who has enough athletic ability, intelligence and heart to play a long time in the NFL. A very quiet young man, he became a more vocal team leader as a senior, because that's what was needed for the Seminoles last year. As a person, he's an All-Pro and any team would love to have him. As a player, he needs to work hard at getting stronger, especially in his lower body. But the best part of that is his work ethic may be the No. 1 element of his personality.
Player Profile - C/G Rodney Hudson from Bob Gretz
May 3, 2011 - el cid says: Baring injury all the picks will make the opening day roster. Assuming normal attrition by retirements and bottom of roster, who goes?
Bob says - OK, including guys that were on the team last year and are unsigned right now I'd throw out these names as having a different zip code come September: Brodie Croyle, Tim Castille, Mike Cox, Chris Chambers, Corey Mays, Travis Daniels, Jon McGraw, Donald Washington and Mike Vrabel. I'm sure there a few I missed.
Ask Bob About the Draft from Bob Gretz
The new Menards store in Salina is planning a nine-day grand opening celebration beginning on Saturday.
According to the store, the celebration will include great deals on merchandise, prize give-aways, in-store demonstrations and appearances.
Multiple sports celebrities will make appearances at the store next week including Dwayne Bowe, Bret Saberhagen, Christian Okoye, and Paul Menard.
Sports Stars to Help Celebrate Salina Menards Grand Opening from KSALLink.com
As America glints with pride after Sunday night's news of Osama bin Laden's death, Mike Priefer celebrates by peering into the skies he once owned.
This would be the perfect time to fly.
The Vikings' special teams coach feels a connection to the Navy SEALs raid that resulted in bin Laden's death in Pakistan because, from a distance, he's still a part of it; he can smell it.
Had Priefer continued his career as a U.S. Naval helicopter pilot, after all, he might have played a part in the historic mission.
Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City has announced that Kansas City Chiefs safety and Pro Bowler Eric Berry will be the new celebrity spokesman for the local child mentoring organization.
Berry kicked off his involvement with Big Brothers Big Sister by hosting a men's event, Man-2-Man with Eric Berry, on April 7 at the Arrowhead Founders Club. All proceeds from the event benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Big Brothers Big Sisters KC Names New Spokesman from KCCommunityNews.com
Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, appearing on the ESPN football show Audibles, identified Scott Pioli as the big winner of the NFL draft. Young compared the Chiefs' first-round pick with a player who has caught 153 touchdowns in his career.
"Jonathan Baldwin is the next Terrell Owens," Young said. "They got Ricky Stanzi in the fifth [round]; he's the next Matt Schaub. [Second-round pick] Rodney Hudson, he's a great, versatile offensive guard. I thought the Kansas City Chiefs got exactly what they wanted."
Steve Young Loves the Way Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli Drafted from The Pitch
The control system is web-enabled and the computer-based system is capable of having lighting adjustments and sound adjustments from smart phones or other web enabled devices. Its sound system has an active listening system that makes volume adjustments based on street noise -- it lowers volume during times of low traffic and raises volume as street noise increases. Similar technologies for the control system are in use with the recently-opened Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Honor.
The fifth Annual Celebrity Fashion Show and Auction is from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 9, at the Intercontinental Hotel, 409 Ward Parkway, on the Country Club Plaza.
"It's Showtime!" is a benefit to raise funds to find a cure for Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that strikes 1.4 million Americans - including Shimika Kennison, wife of Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Eddie Kennison. The event also includes a retirement celebration saluting Eddie's 13-year career in the NFL.
Kennison Foundation Hosts Fashion Show Event from KCCommunityNews.com
Kansas City Chiefs: Did we reach for Baldwin? Irrelevant. We have to win the Governor's Cup. Now please excuse us. We have to go console Ricky Stanzi. He wanted to be the guy who killed Osama, and now his dreams have been crushed. He's a really sensitive dude when it comes to America.
2011 NFL Draft Declarations: Statements from Arounf the League from Turf Show Times