Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 5/16

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs congratulates Jamaal Charles #25 after a touchdown during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium on September 11, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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"To tell the truth, we were thinking about this when we were celebrating the 50th year of the franchise," Hunt said. "It was important that we celebrated, along with the rest of the AFL ... the Chiefs franchise was in Dallas at that point and were the Texans.

"But as we were doing it, we felt a tug for what we would do three years hence, because we really wanted to celebrate our history in Kansas City as the Chiefs. The celebration today is about 50 years in Kansas City. It's not about the team or the league. It's about Kansas City."

Chiefs Have Big Plans For 50th Year In KC from KC Star

"What I can say passionately is that I want to win a Super Bowl," Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said standing underneath the chandeliers and historic six-foot wide clock that hang from the Station's central arch.

"It's been a long time since Kansas City has enjoyed the celebration that goes with winning a Super Bowl and I desperately want to win the Lamar Hunt Trophy and then the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which my dad named..."

"...I'm always impatient," Hunt said when asked to provide his own championship timeframe. "I want to win today and tomorrow, and it can never come soon enough. I've also been around the business long enough to know that you have to have some patience and if you lose your patience it will result in mistakes that set you back."

Hunt: I'm Very Optimistic About This Season from The Mothership

KC Star Photo Gallery: Kansas City Chiefs Celebrate 50th Anniversary At Union Station

In celebration of the Chiefs 50 years in Kansas City, Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt announced today several plans and initiatives to thank fans and the Kansas City community for their support through the years...

...Today's announcement came at a press conference held at Union Station in Kansas City, a site branded by its history, tradition and community influence. Below are the initiatives and plans Hunt announced for the club's celebration of 50 years in Kansas City:

Chiefs Chairman & CEO Clark Hunt Announces Initiatives For 50 Years In Kansas City Celebration from The Mothership

Unlike their in-state NFL counterpart, the owner of the Kansas City Chiefs said there should be no uncertainty about where his team will play in the future...

...Hunt, son of team owner Lamar Hunt, said his father wanted the team to stay in Kansas City so badly that he took part in a marathon bargaining session to secure renovations at Arrowhead Stadium - even though he was suffering through the final year of a 10-year battle with prostate cancer.

Chiefs Owner Talks About History, Future As Team Prepares To Mark 50 Years In Kansas City from The Associated Press via The Washington Post

Examining who faces the most challenging season for the Chiefs and why.

I wish I could be creative here and point the finger at someone other than Matt Cassel in Kansas City.

I just can't.

Pressure Point: Chiefs from ESPN

When Jace Friesen told his friends he had a cousin who played for the Kansas City Chiefs, they were skeptical.

"My friends couldn't believe it at first," said Jace, a fifth-grader. "They thought I was lying."

But they got proof on Monday, when Chiefs safety Jon McGraw stood in front of his second cousin's classmates at Basehor Intermediate School, wearing his No. 47 jersey.

KC Chief McGraw Visits Cousin's Classmates At Basehor Intermediate School from The Bonner Springs Chieftain

The Broncos have some noticeable holes and the Chiefs weren't far behind them in 2011. Kansas City lost starting quarterback Matt Cassel for almost half the season and managed just one less win than Denver. The Chiefs vibe "dark horse" in this division, even if their 10-6 team of two seasons ago is a distant memory.

Flowers isn't taunting Manning, but he won't be the last player in the AFC West to decry some of the extra attention Denver's received of late.

Chiefs' Flowers 'Not Too Worried About' Manning from NFL.com

-- The 50-year anniversary for the Chiefs in Kansas City emphasizes just how lonely that one Super Bowl flag looks atop Arrowhead Stadium.

-- Getting a bit weathered too since that win came in Roman numerals I recognize, Super Bowl IV.

Kevin Haskins: Round-Robin Schedule Truly A Plus? from The Topeka Capital-Journal

A fundraiser for Tantone Industries Inc. is set for May 19-20, and will include National Football League players and coaches. According to Kim Connell, of Tantone, Kansas City Chiefs' Neil Smith, Mike Maslowski, Billy Baber and Shawn Barber and St. Louis Rams' Josh Hull and James Laurinaitis are just a few of those who are scheduled to attend the two-day Gridiron Golf Classic. The event will be held at LedgeStone Country Club in StoneBridge Village.

Festival, Fundraisers On Tap from The Branson Tri-Lakes News

They're hardly favorites to win the AFC title; they're not even favorites to win their division. But the beauty of the month of May is that every team can plausibly piece together a string of "what ifs" that would result in a berth in the playoffs. And as we've learned over the last several years, a berth in the playoffs can become a Super Bowl win, even if the team is the fifth or sixth seed.

Chiefs Celebrating 50 Years In Kansas City from ProFootballTalk

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