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Chiefs Owner Requests Nationally Televised Home Opener

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Clark Hunt and the Kansas City Chiefs (and, uh, Kansas City) will unveil the 'New' Arrowhead this fall. Quite a few renovations were done to the stadium since 2008 -- a few were unveiled last year -- but Hunt wants the Chiefs regular season home opener on national television.

''The league is aware of our request,'' Hunt said. ''They have a lot of factors to consider. I don't know whether it will work out but they're going to try to put us in a slot where the game would be carried nationally to most of the country.'' 

The league regularly schedules primetime games for teams opening new stadiums. For example, the Giants will get the first game in the new New York stadium followed by a Monday night game for the Jets.

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star runs down the possibilities of when the Chiefs could potentially host a primetime game. Taking into account a 10 win team over the last three seasons and the Royals schedule, Teicher suggests the "more likely option" is to schedule a nationally televised Sunday afternoon game against a marquee opponent on opening weekend.

The problem with that is that the Chiefs don't really have any "marquee" opponents in 2010. After the divisional schedule, there's not much there.

My guess is that if the Chiefs do get a nationally televised game, it's a divisional opponent such as the Raiders or Broncos