Duel Of Decibels: Kansas City Challenges Seattle In Bid For Crowd-Noise Record from The Seattle Post Intelligencer
While Seattle's CenturyLink Field holds 67,000 fans, Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium seats 79,451 people at capacity - over 12,000 more than Seattle.
It's yet to be seen if Seattle's 12th Man can match the additional 12,000 voices, but in any case, consider it one more reason to scream for football season.
The group said it's dedicated to "re-affirm and establish our long known history of Arrowhead Stadium as being the 'Loudest Stadium in the NFL.'"
Arrowhead Stadium long has been considered home to one of the most boisterous fan bases in the NFL, dating back to the days when Marty Schottenheimer stalked the sidelines in the 1990s.
2013 Offseason Review: Oakland Raiders from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs are just nine days away from the start of training camp in St. Joseph, Missouri. While on campus at Missouri Western State University, Andy Reid's team will have 15 practices, mixed in with a preseason road game against the New Orleans Saints, followed one week later with the first preseason home game against the San Francisco 49ers.
But, let's be honest, regardless of training camp practices, preseason schedules, travel dates, etc. Chiefs fans already have the dates saved for both Raider Week games in 2013.
With that being said, let's take a look at what the Chiefs can expect to see from their bitter rivals this season.
2013 Opponents Preview: Kansas City Chiefs from ClevelandBrowns.com
The Kansas City Chiefs are rebuilding under the direction of head coach Andy Reid, who replaced Romeo Crennel in the offseason after spending the previous 14 seasons (1999-2012) at the helm of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Chiefs finished the 2012 season with a 2-14 record, placed last in the AFC West Division, scored the least amount of points and passed for the fewest yards. They also allowed the sixth-most rushing yards and eighth-most points in the NFL.
Social South Florida With Linda J Johnson 07/18/13 from The South Florida Times
The report is in, and Brandon Flowers' Charity Bowling Bash, to benefit Prep & Sports, Inc., was a grand success. The cornerback for the National Football League's (NFL) Kansas City Chief played host to approximately 100 patrons at the annual social fundraiser on Thursday, July 11, at Cine Bowl & Grille in Delray Beach, Flowers' hometown.
More than 30 NFL players journeyed to South Florida to support their colleague, including James Charles, Kansas City Chiefs running back; Abe Elam, NFL free agent; Jayron Hosley, New York Giants cornerback; and Shaun Smith, Kansas City Chief defensive lineman.
NFL Players' Medical Records About To Go Online from USA Today
That would mean a player such as Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who lost his starting job in San Francisco last season after self-reporting concussion symptoms, would still be responsible for disclosing his own medical history during a physical to finalize a trade.
"For me, I obviously want my doctors and trainers to know my history," Smith said. "I can't always verbalize that to them. We're not doctors as players, and we know our injuries to a certain extent. But you hope there's good communication from the training staff and the doctors that I just left to my new trainers and doctors.
"You hope there is some transparency there. You hope they talk and communicate. The more they know, the better."
Old, New Blend In All-Century Team Offensive Linemen from The Southern
Three offensive lineman nominees are in the SIU Hall of Fame - Tom Baugh, Harry Canada and Lovin.
The nominees are:
Tom Baugh: A member of the 1983 national championship team, Baugh was an honorable mention All-American in 1985 and played four years in the NFL. One of three SIU Hall of Famers in the offensive lineman group, Baugh started 16 of 45 games with the Kansas City Chiefs (186-88) and Cleveland Browns (1989).
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and placekicker Ryan Succop, former quarterback Trent Green and head coach Herm Edwards and former Royals stars Bret Saberhagen and Jermaine Dye are among the dozens of celebrities and sports personalities participating in the 2013 American Century Championship.
Events are taking place all this week at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, but the main attraction is the 54-hole tournament that starts Friday and runs through Sunday.
10. Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs: He had eight seasons of double-digit victories in 14 years with the Eagles, and he went to postseason nine times and went to the Super Bowl once. He is 10-9 in 19 playoff games. But his team was 4-12 last year, which cost him his job. Reid can coach, even if Eagles fans love to dispute that.
As NFL Camps Approach, Broncos' AFC West Rivals Face Uphill Chase from The Denver Post
In the Chiefs, NFL personnel people see the team with the most potential to chase Denver if they live a charmed life in Andy Reid's first season as Kansas City's head coach.That starts with Reid finding a way to repair the league's worst passing offense in 2012 (169.6 yards passing per game) around their biggest offseason acquisition in quarterback Alex Smith.
Smith should fit quickly into Reid's version of the West Coast offense, which emphasizes quick decisions and efficient play. Smith is plenty efficient - he was 20-6-1 in his past 27 starts for the run-heavy San Francisco 49ers.
2013 HOF Inductees: Curley Culp And Jonathan Ogden from The Press-News
Curley Culp, an All-American in football and wrestling at Arizona State, was selected in the second round of the 1968 draft by the Denver Broncos. The team attempted to switch him to guard on offense and when the experiment did not work, Denver ultimately dealt him to the Kansas City Chiefs where he instantly became an integral part of the club's dominating defense.
In his second pro season, he helped the Chiefs win Super Bowl IV. He started at left defensive tackle in the 1969 AFL Championship Game and contributed four tackles, two assists, and a sack as the Chiefs downed the Oakland Raiders 17-7.
He then added three tackles and one assisted tackle in Kansas City's 23-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the Super Bowl.
Ball State QB Keith Wenning Goes To Calif. To Work With Top Trainer, Pros from The Indianapolis Star
"The workouts were a lot of quarterback-specific stuff like a lot of shoulders, a lot of core, some lower body," said Wenning, noting the work also involved on-field throwing and agility drills. "It was with a personal trainer and like I said, I was with some other quarterbacks."
A pretty decorated group of quarterbacks actually. Wenning worked alongside a group of NFL MVP and Super Bowl champion Drew Brees, Heisman winner and No. 1 overall draft pick Carson Palmer, Jacksonville Jaguars starter Blaine Gabbert, Kansas City Chiefs backup Chase Daniel and former Heisman finalist Alex Smith. Durkin's roster of clients also includes NFL MVP and Super Bowl champion Aaron Rodgers, from Green Bay, and used to include future-Hall of Fame tailback LaDainian Tomlinson.
NFL Training Camps Opening For Business from The Salt Lake Tribune
Ex-Utes find new homes
Quarterback Alex Smith was traded from San Francisco to Kansas City and will be paid $8.5 million to lead the Chiefs this season - with the possibility of a longer contract in the future. Cornerback Sean Smith will join him in K.C., leaving Miami to sign an $18 million deal. And defensive end/linebacker Paul Kruger cashed in big after a breakout 2012 season in Baltimore, signing with the Cleveland Browns for $40 million. All three former Utes are expected to be cornerstones for their teams.