SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 25: Cornerback Brandon Flowers #24 of the Kansas City Chiefs makes an interception on a ball tipped by wide receiver Malcom Floyd #80 of the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 25, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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For the third straight year, team chairman and former KAA camper Clark Hunt personally delivered the gear to each sponsored child. And for the third straight year, camp president Gregg Bettis could notice a positive change in each camper sent by the Chiefs.
"These kids have never had this kind of opportunity, and many of them come to us with low self-esteem, without a lot of hope for the future," said Bettis, who has worked at the KAA camps for 15 straight summers. "There's a remarkable change though--our urban group leaders tell us that they accomplish more in seven days here at Kids Across America camp than they accomplish in seven months."
Chiefs Send Campers To Kids Across America Camp from The Mothership
Matt Cassel will join this week's show to talk about his experience at the MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game and "Voice of the Chiefs" Mitch Holthus will join host Josh Looney in studio to discuss what the franchise tag deadline means for the Kansas City Chiefs. Looney and Holthus will also discuss the Supplemental Draft and dissect how the Chiefs defense stacks up against the AFC West at each position.
Chiefs LIVE! Returns Thursday, July 12 from The Mothership
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The Hunt family and the Kansas City Chiefs are issuing a call for artists to kick off the Kansas City Chiefs Art Program. This initiative will support the celebration of regional art originally announced by Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt as part of the club's plans to celebrate the Chiefs 50th year in Kansas City.
In conjunction with leading members of the Kansas City business and arts communities, the Hunt family and the Chiefs will assemble a world-class collection of artwork in select spaces at Arrowhead Stadium produced by artists from the surrounding region including Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Call For Artists: Hunt Family, Chiefs Beginning Kansas City Chiefs Art Program from The Mothership
"I don't think it's surprising. I think it's a positive," Carl Peterson said over the phone from France. If the name rings a bell, he was a Kansas City Chiefs executive for decades and is now chairman of USA Football, an organization whose goal is to develop the game. And that means not just develop it for the Big Ten Legends division.
"It's been coming for some time. From a competition standpoint, I'm very pleased. We don't want America to dominate every football game.
"We're trying to grow our game. I think it's very healthy."
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Jaynes was selected to the All-Big 8 and All-America first teams in 1973 and graduated as the school's leader in passing yards and touchdown passes. That record of 5,132 passing yards and 35 touchdowns stood for more than a quarter century.
Also in 1973, Jaynes led the Jayhawks to the Liberty Bowl after leading the league in touchdown passes and finishing second in the Big 8. Jaynes went on to be a third-round selection by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1974.
Bonner Springs Alum, KU Legend Jaynes Among Hall Of Fame Inductees from The Basehor Sentinel
32- Marcus Allen- Running Back many call him "Mr. Raider", even though he ended his career with the hated Kansas City Chiefs. Allen was the best running back in short yardage goal line situations because he knew how to squeeze through a hole. This could be called Al Davis biggest mistake letting Allen go in their own division as the Chiefs' lost only one game against the Raiders when Allen played in Kansas City.
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Like the Heath Evans 7-on-7 tournament, the Brandon Flowers 7-on-7 is put on by an NFL player with area ties. Like Evans, Flowers, who grew up in Delray and starred at Atlantic High, has invited a host of his buddies to the event.
Flowers' tournament, which begins at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Seacrest Athletic Complex (Old Atlantic High), includes squads representing some of the better high school programs in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.
NFL Stars, Palm Beach County High Schools Highlight Brandon Flowers7-On-7 Tournament from The Palm Beach Post
McCarthy led the Cardinals to the 2004 state championship, the program's first since 1987. He played four years at Notre Dame, and then signed a free-agent contract with the Denver Broncos. This season, he is in Kansas City Chiefs camp ready to compete for a spot in their defensive backfield.
"You're out there with the some of the best athletes in the world, so it's a great challenge no matter where you are," he said. "Kansas City is a great place to play football - there's great fans and a great stadium, so I'm excited about the challenge."
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The Falcons open training camp on July 26. They open the regular season on the road at Kansas City on Sept. 9.
"I've been very impressed with their team," Smith said of the Chiefs. "Romeo Crennel did a great job when he stepped in there as the interim coach. Romeo is an outstanding football coach and an even better person. Scott Pioli has done a very good job in building the roster there in Kansas City. They were a team that had an exorbitant amount of injuries last year. It will be a battle. . .I anticipate that they are going to be a much better team than they were last year, if they can keep all of the guys healthy. "
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3. Kansas City (2,260). A reason to believe in Jamaal Charles' come-back appeal and Peyton Hillis' bounce-back value. The Chiefs lead the league in rushing attempts the past two seasons (1,043).
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Which teams are those?
I'm a Kansas City kid, so I love my Royals and Chiefs. I went to the University of Kansas, so I love the Jayhawks. But I live in L.A., so I'm a fan of the Dodgers. Plus, the Dodgers are in the National League while the Royals are in the American League, so I don't feel like there's a conflict of interest there. Unless they meet in the World Series, then I'll have to make a decision-but I'm sure that's never going to happen, so I feel pretty safe. [Laughs.]