KANSAS CITY MO - JANUARY 09: Defensive tackle Shaun Smith #90 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts after a play against the Baltimore Ravens during their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 9 2011 in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Good morning, Chiefs fans. We have the usual Kansas City Chiefs news for you this morning, but we start out with an old article from Sports Illustrated. On this day in 1983 Joe Delaney died. The story of his death has received some attention in recent days thanks to Leonard Pope's heroic actions, but I always think it is important to highlight it on the anniversary. Read on, friends.
There was a huge hole there, carved out of the earth some time ago. The hole had filled with water, and three boys waded in. They didn't know it, but a short way out the bottom dropped off precipitously, and suddenly the boys were in over their heads and thrashing and screaming. There were all sorts of people around, but only Joe dashed to the pond. There was a little boy there. "Can you swim?" he asked Joe.
"I can't swim good," Joe said, "but I've got to save those kids. If I don't come up, get somebody." And he rushed into the water.
One boy fought his way back to the shallow part. The other two didn't. Neither did Joe Delaney, 24. He was hauled out a few minutes later, dead. He gave his own life trying to save three others.
God rest his soul.
Sometimes the Good Die Young from Sports Illustrated (November 1, 1983)
By any definition, Twitter has become a phenomenon, and remarkably it does not appear to be driven by those who create fads: teenagers. Rather it’s adults, mostly young, but some like the 52-year old Irsay are all over the landscape of Twitter.
That includes the Kansas City Chiefs. In what is now a 16-week NFL lockout, one of the few ways you can get any sort of perspective on the Chiefs players is through Twitter. At times it’s easy to understand what the player is saying:
The Twitter League... Morning Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz
Missouri Western State University has parted ways with former athletic director Dave Williams, who was the school's point man in preparing for the Chiefs' training-camp relocation, which began last year.
Missouri Western AD Who Assisted Chiefs is Out from The Red Zone
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith opened four days of labor talks Tuesday in Minneapolis, getting together without players or owners in the room.
By sundown Tuesday, Goodell and Smith were on a plane to Florida, where they planned to speak to rookies today before heading back to Minneapolis to continue negotiations.
Bogey down with former Kansas City Chief and future Hall of Fame right guard Will Shields for nine holes of fun-filled golf as he hosts the 25th Annual Granfalloon Women’s Golf Scramble Classic benefiting the Will to Succeed Foundation on Thursday, July 28.
But I’m going to go with Chiefs’ Pro Bowl guard Brian Waters as the best interview in the division. He’s the epitome of being a go-to talker. He’s the type of guy who can talk about any aspect of the game and break it down both colorfully and technically. This is one of my cardinal rules: When in Kansas City, stop by Waters’ locker. It’s a must.
Best of NFL: AFC West Players from ESPN
Tony Moeaki, Kansas City Chiefs: Moeaki had a solid fantasy season as a rookie despite getting only six red zone targets. With another year working with Matt Cassel, Moeaki should manage at least six TD receptions and improve on the 556 yards receiving he had last season too.
2011 Fantasy Football Sleepers, Busts from ESPN
At a glance, people may look at Steve Harvey and his accomplishments and possibly only see him as an entertainer...
...His accomplishments have great meaning to hundreds of young men and their mothers whose lives he touches each summer. Harvey uses what he has learned and gained throughout his lifetime to give back to the community. Each summer, he takes time out of his schedule to mentor young men from across the country, which he brings to his private ranch located in the Dallas area...
..."Just growing up being raised by a single parent, by my mom ..." Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Shaun Smith said, pointing out the similarities between him and the youth. "A lot of these young guys don't have a father, so what Steve is doing is giving them an experience to last a lifetime."
Denzel Washington Joins Steve Harvey in DFW from The St. Louis American