Good morning, and a good Memorial Day to you. There isn't a lot of Kansas City Chiefs news today, but the SI piece and Mr. Gretz's look back at Chiefs lost are worth the reads. Enjoy, and be safe.
What started as a day to honor those who served and gave their lives for our country in military service is now a day when we honor all those who have passed.
There have been some giants involved with the NFL, pro football and the Chiefs that have left us since last Memorial Day. The two biggest never played a down, but are pictured above in "Mr. Music" Tony DiPardo and "Mr. Kansas City" Bill Grigsby.
With Gratitude... Memorial Day Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz
In 1994, when Matt Cassel was 11, his home was at the epicenter of the Northridge earthquake in California. Water from the inground swimming pool came crashing into the Cassel home, and a huge marble pillar pinned his father, Greg, beneath it. The family home was condemned. That's a heck of a thing for an 11-year-old to cope with.
That was big. But last Thursday was bigger. Much bigger. Matt Cassel and his new teammate, wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin, drove two hours from Kansas City to Joplin, where a tornado the previous Sunday had torn a ruinous two-mile-by-six-mile path through what once was Americana.
Chiefs, Rams Players Lend Hand to Tornado Recovery Effort in Joplin from Sports Illustrated
Joining Gilberry will be Glen Dorsey, Jamaal Charles and Javier Arenas. Gilberry is a member of the Kansas City Chiefs defensive line. He played at Baldwin County High School and for the University of Alabama.