Good morning Chiefs fans, and a special Happy Birthday to the Super Bowl. It was brought into this world in 1967 with the help of Lamar Hunt and the Kansas City Chiefs. Here's today's news.
But there's a segment of Chiefs fans who want Haley fired immediately and replaced with some bigger name. Bill Cowher seems to be the most popular choice.
Forget about Cowher coming to Kansas City as long as Scott Pioli is the Chiefs general manager. Cowher's going to want control over player personnel decisions and that's not something the Chiefs would give him or any other big name candidate.
The part about the Chiefs firing Haley? Forget about that, too.
About Todd Haley from The Red Zone
On this day in 1967, at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first-ever world championship game of American football.
In the mid-1960s, the intense competition for players and fans between the National Football League (NFL) and the upstart American Football League (AFL) led to talks of a possible merger. It was decided that the winners of each league's championship would meet each year in a single game to determine the "world champion of football."
In that historic first game--played before a non-sell-out crowd of 61,946 people--Green Bay scored three touchdowns in the second half to defeat Kansas City 35-10.
This Day in History from History.com
"I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the Kansas City Chiefs," said Haley in a statement released by the team. "Our growth as a team this season wouldn't have been possible without the efforts of our entire coaching staff who so tirelessly dedicated themselves to making us better each and every day. While our team's development was truly a collective effort, I am extremely humbled to follow in the footsteps of coaches like Hank Stram and Marty Schottenheimer, who previously received this honor with the Chiefs.
"Kansas City fans were hoping that they would have a few more weekends of watching their Chiefs play football this year," blogger Janice Hough noted after an AFC wild-card game Sunday. "Today quoth the Ravens, 'Nevermore.' " It's true: The Chiefs played very Poe-ly against Baltimore ...
It's time to put Ryan in his place from The Regina Leader-Post
Executive of the Year
Scott Pioli, Chiefs: Entering this season, the Chiefs were 10-38 dating back to 2006. But, in just a year's time, Pioli, who built the New England dynasty along with Bill Belichick, transformed the franchise into a division winner through solid drafting (Eric Berry, Tony Moeaki, Dexter McCluster), under-the-radar free agent signings (Thomas Jones, Matt Vrabel, Shaun Smith), the gutsy acquisition of Matt Cassel as his quarterback, and the hiring of Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel as coordinators. He also molded the Chiefs into that team-first mantra that has served the Patriots so well. As Pioli himself said when he was hired by Kansas City in January 2009, "I'm not here to sell jerseys."
Our awards and weekend playoff picks from DallasCowboys.com
The Chiefs? Try Chefs: Sure, everyone expected the Ravens to win, but reducing the Chiefs to road kill was still a surprise. The Baltimore beatdown was enough to make me question everything I know about Kansas City, the departure of offensive "chief" (or is that chef?) Charlie Weis and the Claude Raines-like ability of Dwayne Bowe to go all-Invisible Man on us. Jamaal Charles, I still love. It's the rest of the Chiefs and their passing game that makes me wonder heading into next year. Expect Bowe to head up plenty of preseason magazine bust prediction lists, I'm betting.
Wild Card players often become valuable playoff fantasy X-factors from Sports Illustrated
You guys had tons of suggestions about when celebrating began in football for big (and not so big plays) on offense and defense...
...A New York Times article a few years back, suggested that wide receiver Elmo Wright was the first to perform an end zone dance at the University of Houston in 1969. And he brought it to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1973.
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Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner has proposed a deal to tight end Tony Gonzalez.
Turner understands Gonzalez's heartache in the playoffs. For all Gonzalez has done on the field, catching more passes than any other tight end in NFL history, and ranking sixth on the NFL's all-time list with 1,069 receptions, he's 0-3 in the playoffs - all with the Chiefs.
Falcons' Gonzalez still looking for first playoff win from The Sacramento Bee