Selleck: Dan Marino's college roommate had been drafted and now the Pittsburgh quarterback was hoping for a call from the midwest.
Marino: I remember John Mackovic, who was the head coach of Kansas City, he came to work me out a couple days before the draft. He said I'm picking a quarterback. He said he's going up to Penn State to work out Todd Blackledge. I thought I had a pretty good workout and we worked out together. Nothing against Todd, I just thought I would be that pick.
Here's where the documentary goes down the toilet for me #Chiefs— Tim Stout (@Soonereyedoc) April 24, 2013
This 30-for-30 is pretty epic so far...time for that Chiefs slander— taylor (@papercash) April 24, 2013
Chiefs fans may want to turn off the next 5 minutes— Jon Benne (@LordBenne) April 24, 2013
Reassuring why the Chiefs haven't been to a Super Bowl since '67. Todd Blackledge over Jim Kelly and Dan Marino in '83 draft. #ElwaytoMarino— Daniel Carpenter (@D_Carpenter41) April 24, 2013
Watching 30 for 30 on Elway to Marino and is reminded on how Chiefs drafted Blackledge ahead of Marino and Jim Kelly *chokes on pizza*— Colton Henry (@MyNutsAndColts) April 24, 2013
This 30 for 30 is teaching guys like me about how the #Chiefs have been screwing up for years before I was even born. #ElwaytoMarino— Nathan Bramwell (@tipof_arrowhead) April 24, 2013
And we get to relive the fact the Chiefs picked Blackledge over Marino.Thank you ESPN 30 for 30.I had almost forgotten.— Harold Reynolds (@HaroldReynolds) April 24, 2013
for those watching #ElwaytoMarino know that the #chiefs last win by a QB they drafted was in fact Todd Blackledge (1987)— Cecil Lammey (@cecillammey) April 24, 2013
Selleck: That belief was shared by Blackledge, the quarterback of Penn State's national championship team.
Blackledge: Dan for sure I thought he would probably be the second guy picked. The sense that I was getting was that I was probably gonna go somewhere in the 12, 13 or 14 area, which is where Buffalo and New England were picking. That's where I thought I was gonna go.
"With the 7th pick of the 83 nfl draft, the Chiefs select Todd Blackledge" Setting the franchise back 15 yrs. Just threw up #chiefs #30for30— David Shopmaker (@dshopmaker) April 24, 2013
If the Chiefs never picked Todd Blackledge, KC would of been a powerhouse in the 80s and the franchise would be completely different— Zach Showalter (@jefeZShow) April 24, 2013
That awkward moment when the royals have drafted Better quarterbacks than the chiefs— Matthew Denmark (@MattyDenmark) April 24, 2013
Y'all picked Todd Blackledge over Dan Marino? You pieces of shit @chiefs.— Gym Carrey(@_HustleMarsalis) April 24, 2013
Watching 30 for 30 and the #chiefs could've had Marino in 83' draft?Fucking chiefs!— jb (@broldore) April 24, 2013
shit I would have taken Jim Kelly #Chiefs— taylor (@papercash) April 24, 2013
Just vomited in my mouth a little watching the Chiefs pick Blackledge over Marino in this draft. #30for30— Taylor Brummel (@Tbrumms) April 24, 2013
Nah Chiefs, that Blackledge pick really worked out... #30for30— Ross Brittain (@ross_b34) April 24, 2013
Younger chiefs fan....u mean to tell me we had a chance to get Marino? #WOW #ElwayToMarino— Nick Sexton (@nsexton1) April 24, 2013
Rozelle: Kansas City, first choice in the first round, quarterback Todd Blackledge, Penn State.
Can you believe this. I'm watching thirty for thirty and they say the chiefs reached for blacklege. We don't have a history of that— Joel Oetting (@joeloetting) April 24, 2013
The collective groan from the #chiefs fans in the sports office when they re-ran the Todd Blackledge draft pick is priceless #elwaytomarino— Grant Meech (@GrantMeech12) April 24, 2013
As a Chiefs fan, I can't possibly stay far enough away from Elway to Marino #30for30— Andrew Dammann (@AndrewDammann) April 24, 2013
So if I'm understanding this right, Marino was hoping to be drafted by the #Chiefs. This #30for30 breaks my heart, you guys.— Dan Noellsch (@tigerdan4) April 24, 2013
Why did we take Todd Blackledge?! Frustrating, and I wasn't even alive back then. Typical Chiefs.— Jake Bradley #WWRD (@TheReal_JBrad) April 24, 2013
That was a very Chiefs thing to do. #elwaytomarino— Carrington Harrison (@cdotharrison) April 24, 2013
Todd effing Blackledge god I hate the history of the Chiefs.— JJ Stannard (@standardjj) April 24, 2013
Blackledge: I did consider myself to be a winner. Whether I was the second best ... I was surprised I was the second quarterback picked. I didn't expect to be the second quartebrack picked.
Watching this 30 for 30 is making me sick. I still cant believe the #Chiefs drafted Todd Blackledge over Dan Marino— Devin Martinez (@devinairem) April 24, 2013
ughhhhhhh why Chiefs, whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?— Ryan Gibson (@RGibby6) April 24, 2013
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