Arrowhead Suites Showcased from The Mothership
The Sea of Red floods Arrowhead Stadium every week, the smell of barbecue fills the parking lots and the Tomahawk Chop rings throughout the city. Arrowhead Stadium is a place of pride for Kansas City, a place where fans gather every Sunday to unite and cheer on their team, and recently, it was on a national stage for all of professional sports teams to tour.
The Association of Luxury Suite Directions (ALSD) is comprised of professionals from teams across the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the collegiate level. This year, the group of nearly 500 members held their annual conference in Kansas City, and got a glimpse of the suite amenities and the best Arrowhead has to offer.
Arrowhead Hall Of Honor Features AFL Helmet History from The Mothership
If you can remember back that far, the Houston Oilers were the toast of the early years of the American Football League winning the first two championships (1960-61). Their distinctive helmets can be seen at a new exhibit of original AFL team helmets opening this summer at Arrowhead Stadium's Hall of Honor.
NFL.com Video: Top 100: Jamaal Charles
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The W-L Game, Chiefs Edition: Is The Andy Gang Doomed To Finish .500? from FS Kansas City
First, if 9-0 happens again, run to the gas station and snatch up a lotto ticket, pronto. A first month that includes trips to Denver, Miami and San Francisco all but guarantees that the Kansas City Chiefs' magic carpet ride of 2013 will be replaced by a road with all kinds of #$*(*&@ potholes.
And take a peek at December: at Arizona, at Pittsburgh.
In the NFL, what goes up often comes down again, and vice versa. Live by the salary cap, die by the salary cap. The hardest thing to do is be consistently excellent. The second-hardest thing is to be consistently putrid.
Jamaal Charles: The 27-year-old led the Kansas City Chiefs in rushing and receiving yards in 2013, establishing himself as a legitimate MVP candidate.
LeSean McCoy: Turning 26 this week, "Shady" is the NFL's reigning rushing king and the engine of the Philadelphia Eagles' high-octane offense under Chip Kelly.
Adrian Peterson: "All Day," the Minnesota Vikings' 29-year-old freak of nature who says age doesn't apply to him, joined the 10,000-yard club last fall.
Let's say you're starting a team from scratch today and have the opportunity to lock up one of these backs for the rest of his career. Taking everything into account (production, age, injury history, etc.), who would you select: Charles, McCoy or Peterson?
'Top 100' Takeaways: Tailbacks Showered With Respect from NFL.com
Adrian Peterson (No. 4), LeSean McCoy (No. 5) and Jamaal Charles (No. 8) stand out as starry aberrations in a league currently infatuated with committee backfields. All three are special players, but I struggle with placing a runner this high.
Montana guided the Chiefs methodically down the field and they had a first down at the Denver 5 with 13 seconds left. There, Montana completed a pass to Willie Davis, who found his way after the catch into the end zone just inside the right front pylon with eight seconds remaining.
Depending on the team, all NFL players must report to training camp between July 18-25, and Kansas City arrives July 23. Thomas also believes he can arrive on the scene as a game-changing rookie in a manner similar to most his exploits at Oregon -- fast.
He still doesn't lack for confidence.
De'Anthony Thomas Q&A from Oregon.247Sports.com
Q: Have the Chiefs talked to you at all about your role, what they want you to do?
A: It's the same thing when I was at Oregon. Running back, receiver, special teams, a lot going on. Just going out there to make plays.
Q: You look like you've bulked up a little bit, yeah?
A: Yeah, gotta be ready to play.
Wiking Foresees Future For American Football In Qatar from The Peninsula
A high-ranking delegation of American football including Tommy Wiking, President of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) visited the Aspire Academy on Tuesday.
NFL-player Husain Abdullah (Kansas City Chiefs), Mr. Ian McCary Deputy chief of mission in the Embassy of United States of America in Doha, and Ms. Kristen Aanstoos cultural attaché the Embassy of United States of America in Doha were also welcomed at the academy.
Ramadan Sports Festival In Full Swing At Aspire Zone from The Peninsula
An American Flag football tournament was one of the most popular activities, with six local amateur teams and over 100 enthusiasts taking part.
Famous NFL player Husain Abdullah, who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs, was on hand to launch the games, having recently been in training at Aspire Zone with the Qatar national American Football team.
During the evening Husain interacted with participants and shared some of his training tips.
NFL Notebook: Philosophies For All 32 NFL Teams In 2014 from Field Gulls
Kansas City Chiefs - "Count On Charles And Fisher, The Reid And Smith Dynamic, And Win The Turnover Margin By A Big Margin"
The Chiefs exploded to a 9-0 start in 2013 thanks to forcing turnovers on defense while not committing many on offense. Oh, and Justin Houston and Tamba Hali really victimized opposing quarterbacks.
Kansas City must trust in the Andy Reid and Alex Smith dynamic and hope No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher can man the left tackle spot without becoming a liability. Winning the turnover margin again would help, too. Honestly, this is still Jamaal Charles' team.
Elusiveness, explosion, speed, and violence, Walter Payton showed it all in this 18-yard run, which is likely the greatest of a storied career that produced hundreds of breathtaking moments.
The play certainly put Hall of Famer Jim Brown on notice, and definitely should be included in the discussion of the single greatest plays in NFL history.
Unit Analysis: Ranking O-Lines? Go Figure from Lindy's Sports
It took time last year for the Chiefs' offensive front to come together, but over the second half of the season, they provided running room for RB Jamaal Charles and good pass protection for QB Alex Smith. But the starting group for 2014 has been restructured due to free-agent departures. Last year's NFL first draft pick moves to left tackle, but Fisher's offseason was limited as he recovered from shoulder and sports hernia surgeries. At right guard, there appears to be an open competition between Fulton, Linkenbach and Johnson. As the team closed out spring practices, Fulton was running with the first team.
Unit Analysis: Star TEs Fight Identity Crisis from Lindy's Sports
Production at tight end last season was a disappointment for the Chiefs, as Fasano battled injuries all season and Kelce did not play a down on offense due to a knee injury (53 catches, 541 yards, five touchdown catches). Fasano is a solid if unspectacular starter that can block and make most of the catches. Harris is the wild card at this spot; the former college basketball player showed catching skills during the offseason practices. Kelce was limited in all the offseason work, but he's expected to get the green light for full work at training camp.
USA TODAY Sports contacted the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Blackhawks in the spring for a story about how pro teams other than the Washington NFL club were responding to criticism of Indian-themed team names and imagery. Among the questions asked: "Fans of teams with Indian names often dress as pretend Indians, with painted faces and feathers. Are you comfortable with your fans doing that?" None of those franchises answered the question.