If you had plans today you may as well cancel them for a while. The Kansas City Star's annual football preview is out and it's awesome. There's some stuff on the legendary Rockhurst High School football program, Kansas, Mizzou, Kansas State and of course our KC Chiefs.
Three of the Chiefs stories today -- two from Kent Babb and one from Sam Mellinger -- were especially awesome. These were in Arrowheadlines this morning but I wanted to make sure everyone took some time to read these three.
Scott Pioli has never been in a casino (!!) writes Kent Babb. The real highlight of this piece comes when Babb gets into looking at rookie year snap numbers for Vince Wilfork and B.J. Raji. Anyone thinking Dontari Poe is going to play more than 50 percent of the snaps in year one should read this.
I had no idea these two were good pals. I knew they worked together, but I didn't know they were close friends. Apparently they are and they're as different as can be.
This one's from the regular Sunday section.
The mob. The Chiefs. Super Bowls. Gambling. This has it all. A teaser:
Illegal gambling was so common in those days, though, that the week before the Super Bowl, Dawson was questioned by federal agents about whether he had participated in fixing games - after a man named Donald "Dice" Dawson, who knew the quarterback but was not related, was arrested carrying $400,000 and Len Dawson's telephone number.