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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 4/29

Good morning AP. Once again we have your Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. Not much out there this morning. We are also going tweet free so I can get to the train station in time. I get to spend all day in meetings. Boo. Enough of me crying. Please read and enjoy.

The audience grew silent. He had struck a deep chord with the Louisburg High School seniors.

Mitch Holthus, guest speaker at the LHS senior recognition dinner, listed trial after trial that the class of 2010 pushed their way through during their four trying years.
He called out names as he mentioned specific challenges, one being a senior who suffered through the remainder of a football game with a torn ACL.

"Nobody else felt that pain," he said. "Nobody felt your pain as you kept playing for those other 10 guys."

The message of sacrifice fit right into his theme for the entire speech, during most of which he compared the senior class to the SuperBowl-winning 1969 Kansas City Chiefs.

He described several scenarios in the few games leading up to that year’s Super Bowl to illustrate his point.

Holthus speaks to LHS seniors from The Louisburg Herald

When the story became public, Ireland called Bryant and apologized. He then released this statement through the Dolphins:

"My job is to find out as much information as possible about a player that I’m considering drafting. Sometimes that leads to asking in-depth questions. Having said that, I talked to Dez Bryant and told him I used poor judgment in one of the questions I asked him. I certainly meant no disrespect and apologized to him. I appreciate his acceptance of that apology and I told him I wished him well as he embarks on his NFL career."

I can tell you this about Jeff Ireland – if he asked the question, he felt it was important in doing his job in collecting information on Bryant. He wasn’t doing it to be a jack-ass.

And I can tell you another thing about Ireland – he meant his apology. If he didn’t feel that way, he never would have said so.

That hasn’t kept the media, some players, the NFL, the NFL Players Association and a host of others from tearing apart Ireland’s character.

What You Say? … Thursday Cup O’Chiefs from Bob Gretz

If you picked the third option — the conference championship game in the Pac-10 — you might be wrong. As the Pac-10's new, ambitious brain trust assesses its future — and expansion — Colorado appears firmly in its cross hairs.

New commissioner Larry Scott will not comment on specific schools he is targeting, but listen to his criteria for adding schools and he describes Colorado nearly to the Buffs' football helmet design...

...The staff he assembled seems structured to take the Pac-10 where it has never gone before: deputy commissioner Kevin Wieberg, a former Big 12 commissioner who came from the Big Ten Network; chief marketing office Danette Leighton, who headed marketing for the NBA's Sacramento Kings; general counsel Woodie Dixon, a former general counsel for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs; and senior woman administrator Gloria Nevarez, who held the same position at Oklahoma.

"It's a culmination of deep intercollegiate experience, but feathering in people with professional sports experience like myself," Scott said. "It's indicative of the ambition that we have and where we're taking things."

CU looks like good match for Pac-10 on, off field from The Denver Post

Yet even so, you have to wonder why the Raiders can beat teams like the Bengals and Eagles, and the defending Super Bowl champion, Pittsburgh Steelers in their house. These are those pinnacle teams of the league (well maybe not the Bengals). And granted, even the Chiefs obtained a hard fought victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. But maybe it’s a sign of change for the entire division. I mean the Chiefs do appear to be coming on strong lately.

There is definitely a change in Denver-- a change for the worse. Forgive me, but the Broncos did the same thing two years in a row didn’t they? Started out great and finished up horribly. The season before the last, something miraculous happened. Mike Shanahan, the Raider slayer, left town; booted in favor of the young upstart Bill Bellicheat protege, Josh McDaniels.

AFC West: New Decade will see changing of the guard from Thoughts from the Dark Side

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