Former Chiefs Shields, Culp Could Get Hall Call from KC Star
In the city where they won their only Super Bowl, the Chiefs could celebrate the elections of both an offensive and a defensive player to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Defensive tackle Curley Culp, who was the centerpiece of the Chiefs' defense in their upset of heavily favored Minnesota in Super Bowl IV, and guard Will Shields, a 12-time Pro Bowler from 1993 to 2006, are finalists in the voting that will be conducted here Saturday.
Culp and former Green Bay linebacker Dave Robinson were nominated by the Senior Committee, and they'll be voted on separately before 15 modern-era finalists are considered. Shields is a modern-era finalist for the second straight year, and up to five inductees will be selected from that group.
Chiefs Chariman Hunt Looks Forward To Next Season from KC Star
"He's not made a decision on those guys," Hunt said of Cassel, who lost his starting job to Brady Quinn last year, and Stanzi, who has yet to play in a game in two years. "He'll have a chance later this spring to see them in person. He's had a chance to look at them on tape. I know he's spent a lot of time focused on the young quarterbacks who will come out in the draft as well as thinking about other possibilities as to how we can improve ourselves at that position."
The Chiefs could take a quarterback with the first overall pick in the draft if they believe the right player is there.
Looking At Potential Chiefs Free Agents from KC Star
Here is a list of potential Chiefs free agents. The contracts of these players will expire in March unless they re-sign.
Seems pretty straightforward what the Chiefs need to do here. Since John Dorsey and Andy Reid are still new in town, next week I'll do the neighborly thing and offer them some free advice on which of these players should be retained and which ones should be allowed to move on.
Rob Riggle Is Full-On Funny from KC Star
It's a dream gig for a guy who knows the game so well he has actually won his fantasy football league. If only he hadn't kept picking his beloved Kansas City Chiefs throughout the season.
On screens big and small Riggle bawls, brays, shrieks, shouts, smirks and drops the f-bomb. Truth is, he's goofy all the time, family and colleagues dished about him.
But that wasn't anything like the Rob Riggle, a Marine for 23 years, who I had this conversation with in the restaurant at Great Wolf Lodge over the Thanksgiving weekend. Riggle was in town with the wife and kids to visit family here, but it was a working vacation.
To be elected, a finalist must receive 80% of the vote. Rules stipulate that between four and seven members can be inducted at one time and no more than five modern-day nominees can be elected in a given year.
The process began with a list of 127 nominees that was reduced to 27 semifinalists and then the finalists heading into the committee meeting.
The class will be revealed at 5:30 p.m ET on the NFL Network. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 3 in Canton, Ohio, as part of the Hall's 50th anniversary celebration.
Where Are Yesterday's Super Bowl Heros? from The Christian Science Monitor
IV - LEN DAWSON
QB, Kansas City Chiefs
Game played Jan. 11, 1970
Now: For the last 16 years, Dawson has been a member of the Chiefs' radio broadcast team. In addition, he was sports director for KMBC 9 NEWS in Kansas City until 2009, and hosted "Inside the NFL on HBO from 1977-2001.
Then: In the Chiefs' 23-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, Dawson completed 12 of 17 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown.
What Could Have Been In Kansas City from ESPN
ESPN's Adam Schefter details how the Chiefs, in the early days of the Scott Pioli era in 2009, tried to talk to Harbaugh but the timing was not right. The Chiefs instead hired Todd Haley.
I think Pioli was set on Haley all along. They both had Bill Parcells ties and had previously worked together. Pioli waited several weeks for Haley and the Cardinals to play the Super Bowl before hiring him. Yes, he talked to other people, but Haley was the target.
Super Super Bowl Party Recipes from KC Star
Super Bowl Sunday means party day, and party day means food and drink.
If you happen to be out of inspiration, here are a few recipes to get you started. Some are award winners and some are our favorites. Sorry, you're on your own on the drink front.
Someone Help This Nun Get Into The Super Bow -- She'll Make It Worth Your While from The Houston Press
Sister Mary doesn't like the Cowboys, if that helps matters, and she was once assaulted in an airport by a member of a Kansas City Chiefs player's entourage in 2004 for trying to get an autograph.
"The Chiefs haven't been good since," she said smiling.
Hall OF Famer To Attend Scottsdale Super Bowl Party from Arizona Newszap
Willie Lanier, Pro Football Hall of Famer, will likely create a "blitz" of gridiron fans when he visits Talking Stick Resort this Super Bowl Sunday.
The former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker plans on having discussions with attendees and will share "any relevant points of interests they may have as it relates to pro football," said Mr. Lanier in a Jan. 31 phone interview.
Goodell Talks About The State Of The NFL from KC Star
On how the success or failure of next year's Super Bowl in New York could affect future decisions on cold-weather, outdoor stadiums for future Super Bowls:
"Undoubtedly the game next year is going to have an impact on future decisions for open-air, cold-weather sites. The game of football is made to be played in the elements. Some of the most classic games in our history were played in extreme weather conditions. We know them all ... the Ice Bowl ... some of the games I look back on as a fan and say, ‘That was fun.' "
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