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 Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

Pittsburgh at Kansas City: November 22, 2009

Arrowhead Stadium experienced few Sunday smiles in 2009 as the Chiefs struggled to produce just one home victory on the season. The exception, however, came in late November when the defending Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers paid Kansas City a visit.

10 Games in 10 Days: Studebaker's Motor Turns Tide on Defending Champions from The Mothership

Like the other Chiefs rookies, Jonathan Baldwin and Rodney Hudson have yet to take the field in any kind of official capacity because of the ongoing NFL lockout.

Nonetheless, they’re doing what they can to become part of the community. Baldwin and Hudson, the Chiefs two top draft picks, were both in Joplin this week as part of the team’s relief effort to help the tornado-torn town.

Shane Bannon, the Chiefs’ seventh-round pick, also went to Joplin.

Chiefs Rookies Finding it Difficult to Launch Their NFL Careers from KC Star

On my trip, I met Ruby Durall, a 78-year-old grandmother who found shelter inside her home. When I asked if she was scared, Ruby said it’s hard to be afraid while on your knees praying.

Somehow the Chiefs and I writing for The Examiner came up, but I dismissed it as unimportant compared to what Ruby had to deal with. Ruby, though. stopped me. Her eyes grew passionate as she told me about the number of Chief fans in what used to be her neighborhood. Ruby reminded me that a person still needs something fun to think about.

That’s why I’m glad the Chiefs went to Joplin, because as I walked around Joplin, football and the Chiefs gave plenty something else to ponder.

Joplin Puts Lockout, Chiefs Into Perspective from The Examiner

"I mean, the decision I made, I’m happy with it. But at the same time, I still have that thought in the back of my mind, like, ‘What if I would have stayed and played my last year?’ That always runs through the back of my mind . . . I loved playing for the University of Tennessee and I love playing for the Chiefs, so it was a win-win situation. But at the same time, it’s kind of bittersweet."

Eric Berry Has No Regrets, But Misses Knoxville from Go Vols Xtra

Some of Kansas City's funniest and favorite sons, Paul Rudd and Rob Riggle, spent Friday at Kauffman Stadium along with a dozen of their Hollywood friends.

The duo, who met while attending the University of Kansas, are in town for the Second Annual Big Slick Poker Tournament and Party, a benefit for Children's Mercy Hospital that takes place Saturday at Harrah's VooDoo Lounge...

...Big Slick began with a pre-game celebrity Wiffle Ball contest Friday at the Little K that included Mad Men's Jon Hamm and actor Dermot Mulroney along with comedians David Koechner, Horatio Sanz, Kevin Pollak and The Daily Show's John Oliver.

Former Royals George Brett, John Wathan, Joe Randa and Al Fitzmorris also participated in the game along with Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel, who crushed two long home runs and was a defensive whiz at third base, and punter Dustin Colquitt.

Funny Guys Turn Out at the K with Hollywood Buddies from KC Star

"Tyler Palko is my favorite in the NFL," McGough says of the former West Allegheny and Pitt star now with the Kansas City Chiefs, "because he's my friend."

Their friendship runs so deep that Palko teamed with the McGough family to form TC House, a nonprofit organization designed to build a group home in Imperial for adults like Chris with Down syndrome.

Gorman: NFLers are Raising Awareness for Down Syndrome from The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

"I think you will see more hamstrings being pulled and the ball on the ground more because there’s been no contact. Teams that are good like the Chiefs with quarterback Matt Cassel, the Colts with Peyton Manning, the Saints with Drew Brees, the Patriots with Tom Brady, those teams I think will do well. But teams like Jacksonville with a new coach and a new quarterback will have problems.

Former Quaterback Theismann Predicts End to NFL Lockout from The Kansas City Kansan

Bobby Bell, a Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker who played from 1963-1974 for the Kansas City Chiefs and who played his college ball at the University of Minnesota, attended the clinic Thursday evening.

Former Pittsburg State Football Coaches Speakat Coaches Clinic from The Pittsburg Morning Sun