KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 04: A general view of the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility outside Arrowhead Stadium as the NFL lockout looms while negotiations are extended on March 4, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Two quarterbacks who direct the league's most high-powered offenses will join two of the most formidable defensive players and two coaches who guided their teams to playoff appearances as the 2011 winners of the annual NFL 101 Awards - the nation's premier awards event dedicated exclusively to professional football.
The 2011 season award winners will be presented with trophies at the 42nd Annual NFL 101 Awardsgala in Kansas CitySaturday, March 3, 2012,at the Westin Crown Center. The prestigious black-tie awards event was founded in 1969 and has evolved into what many sports insiders consider the finest awards event of its kind. This year's event is presented by Perfect Output and ECCO Select.
101 Award Winners Announced from The Mothership
Despite leading the NFL in sacks in 2007 while playing for the Chiefs, Jared Allen was passed over when Kansas City's annual 101 Banquet handed out its awards.
Allen, now playing for Minnesota, led the NFL in sacks again this season. This time, he was recognized for his 22 sacks and selected by the Committee of 101 as the NFC's defensive player of the year.
Former Chief Allen Picked For 101 Award from KC Star
Each day since December 18, 2011, the Chiefs have held a drawing for Season Ticket Holders who have renewed their seats for 2012 with a minimum payment. The result has seen Chiefs fans walk away with everything from a suite upgrade to an opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pass at a select game next season.
Two lucky winners will receive a personal phone call from President Mark Donovan on Wednesday, January 18th, with the news that they've won two tickets to Super Bowl XLVI or XLVII.
Two Chiefs Season Ticket Holders Set To Win Super Bowl Tickets from The Mothership
Again, because there didn't appear to be anyone around, I figured it wouldn't hurt to walk up so Emma could get a glimpse of the building. We walked up the hill and onto the sidewalk, passed the main entrance to the office building and walked toward the indoor practice area at the far end of the building.
That's when I saw the security guard quickly coming our way. The guard was polite and, it seemed, a little embarrassed. He asked us what we were doing. I told him Emma just wanted to look around. The guard told us we were on private property. I told him I understood and apologized. Then he said, "The executives wanted to know who you were." He then told us we would have to leave.
At the time I remember thinking that the "executives" were a little bit paranoid if the sight of a middle-age guy and his 11-year-old walking the outside of the building like a couple of tourists unnerved them. Now, others have jumped in on the issue.
Advice To Kansas City Chiefs: Lighten Up from The Joplin Globe
Pro Football Focus is a nice place to check out some solid stats that lend greater analysis to your favorite teams and players, and their latest list of the top wide receivers in terms of what they call Drop Rate is a great example. As they measured the best hands in the business this year among wideouts, the Kansas City Chiefs' Steve Breaston was among the best in the NFL this year...
Steve Breaston Listed Among Most Sure-Handed Wide Receivers In NFL In 2011 from SB Nation Kansas City
The Bears are expected to interview Marc Ross, the director of college scouting for the New York Giants, on Wednesday. Phil Emery, the director of college scouting for the Kansas City Chiefs, and Tim Ruskell, who has been the Bears' director of personnel for the past two seasons, also are expected to interview this week.
Chargers' Raye Interviews For Bears GM Job from The Chicago Tribune
In light of the recent crimes, including murder, drug use, and fights, Juliet Supperclub may be getting the boot from its Chelsea location. After two murders late last year, the landlord has had enough and filed to evict the rowdy club...
...The night of the November shooting several professional athletes were present, including New York Giants lineman Victor Cruz, and teammates Hakeem Nicks, Aaron Ross, Antrel Rolle and Chris Canty. NBA players John Wall, Carlos Boozer, Kemba Walker, Russell Westbrook, Chris Duhon and Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Branden Albert were also in the club at the time. None of the athletes present were injured or had any connections to the crime.
Juliet Supperclub Facing Eviction After Shootings from Joonbug
Across Missouri, the Chiefs apparently have all the general manager they could ever use in Scott Pioli, who according to an exhaustive story in the Kansas City Staractually puts the original "Dear Leader" to shame. Rumors of bugged offices and telephones, hyper-secrecy, massive office turnover, few wins, and Matt Cassel have somehow made the mercurial/too-tightly-wrapped Todd Haley seem downright charming.
Well, OK. We've gone too far there. But the point is, the Chiefs were always a benign little operation that didn't win enough. Now it's a little Kremlin that doesn't win enough. Either way, Missouri's been getting worked over here.
NFL Keeps Spinning Crazily Even For Those No Longer Playing from CBS Sports
Is there a more dysfunctional division right now than the AFC West heading into the offseason? The Broncos are left to pick up the pieces in light of their Foxborough fold, having to answer questions about the future of Tebow with several other problems on the team. We are finding out more about the inner workings of the Chiefs' organization, thanks to this finely researched story from the Kansas City Star's Kent Babb, which paints of picture of internal fear and loathing. The Raiders are down five draft picks, need a head coach and there may not be 100 percent support for Carson Palmer within the organization now that Hue Jackson is gone. And the Chargers, maybe the paragon of consistency (tongue only slightly in cheek here), shocked everyone with their decisions to keep the status quo with head coach Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith, to the delight of few outside the team facility. If there's a division to be stolen next season, this might be it.
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