When you enter Arrowhead Stadium today, notice that the KC Chiefs Ring of Honor is back. And also notice that Will Shields' name is up there now.
The Ring of Honor was removed a couple years ago -- to objections from others, including me -- and was replaced by the video board, which would periodically display the Ring of Honor names. But now the Ring of Honor has been restored and will be back for the Chargers-Chiefs game today.
The KC Star's Randy Covitz has some perspective on the Ring of Honor, which is the focus today as Shields will be announced to the Chiefs Hall of Fame.
Having been to all but a few stadiums in the NFL, I don't know of a one that doesn't display the names of their Hall of Fame members or those with retired numbers somewhere for fans to see. Not only do the fans enjoy reminiscing about their former heroes, but I've talked to countless players who looked up to those names for inspiration and anticipated the day their names would be up there to show their children and grand-children one day.