Good morning! We have a typical offseason day for Kansas City Chiefs news (not much exciting). The good news is the MLB All Star Game has bled over a little into today's stories, and that means we get to talk about BBQ. Enjoy.
In a surprising landslide, Marcus Allen crushed LaDainian Tomlinson in our poll, asking readers to name the best running back in AFC West history. As of 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, Allen received 64 percent of the vote, while Tomlinson received 36 percent.
I can easily see why Allen won. But it should have been closer.
Poll Results: Allen Runs By Tomlinson from ESPN
She had accepted a position, in 2005, as the chef de cuisine with Aramark when the Isle of Capri casino called and offered her a job as its executive chef. She oversaw the kitchen there for four and a half years before Aramark lured her away in 2010. Wishon started that summer and was immediately sent to St. Joseph, where she helped prepare team meals for the Kansas City Chiefs' training camp.
"Those guys are very healthy in general, but anything with cheese and butter, that's definitely gone first," Wishon says.
Erin Wishon's All-Star Menu Pitches Way More Than Hot Dogs from The Pitch
KCChiefs.com Video: Coach's Corner - Steven Smith
Former Kansas City Chief, perennial pro-bowler, and Super Bowl champion Priest Holmes, will be hosting an all-star celebrity event at the Voodoo Lounge on Saturday July 7th. This is a kickoff event for the 83rd MLB All-Star 2012 weekend pre-parties. The proceeds from this star-studded affair will serve as a benefit for the Priest Holmes Foundation, as all the proceeds will go towards Priest Holmes Foundation programs.
Priest Homes' All-Star Celebrity Event At Voodoo Lounge from Examiner.com
On a day we celebrate our nations independence, who better to have on the podcast then a twenty-two year United States Marine Corp veteran and one of funniest guys in comedy these days, actor Rob Riggle. A big time Kansas City Chiefs fan, Riggle chats with Rich about the pretty big week he has coming up when he hosts the 2012 ESPY Awards July 11.
Rich Eisen Podcast: Rob Riggle from NFL.com
Kyle Turley completes his sound check before getting ready for the Fourth of July Concert at Conneaut Lake Park. But he is more familiar with another stage.
Former NFL Lineman Looks To Climb Music Charts from WSEE/ WICU12
Other NFL players who participated in USO tours this year include free agent punter Jason Baker; 11-year NFL veteran/Travel Channel show host Dhani Jones; Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl center Alex Mack; San Diego Chargers two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Takeo Spikes and Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Winston, who traveled to Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan in March.
Professional football, America's most popular and profitable sport, is preparing to tackle a glaring weakness: Stadiums are increasingly empty.
As part of sweeping changes designed to give teams more flexibility to fill seats, the National Football League is watering down its controversial TV "blackout" rule, which restricts local broadcasts for games that aren't sellouts. And this season, for the first time, fans in the stadium will be able to watch the same instant replays the referees see during reviews of controversial calls.
NFL Scrambling To Fill Stadium Seats from FOX Sports
There is a variety of great BBQ in Kansas City and no doubt you can find a few local restaurants that can smoke brisket with the best of the Texas Que joints, there are a few places with noteworthy pulled pork, and you might find some dry rub someplace, but I recommend you try a different approach. When in Rome, do as the Romans. If you're in Kansas City for an All Star visit, let go of your BBQ inhibitions and indulge in the local specialty. You absolutely must try the ribs.
Kansas City's BBQ All Stars from Kings Of Kauffman