Grandview Students Visit Arrowhead from The Mothership
Earlier this week, the Chiefs hosted 30 students from Grandview High School for a tour and a chance to learn about the departments within the Chiefs organization. The students visited The Center for Sports Medicine at The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex, Arrowhead Stadium and the Chiefs Practice Facility to learn the responsibilities of some of the employees.
The students are participating in a program with PREP-KC, a local non-profit organization that works to improve the education of Kansas City's urban students by providing resources to prepare students for college and careers.
The draft is a percentages game and the more picks a team has, the better it will fare. Right now, the Chiefs have one of the top 86 picks. Most, if not all, of their competitors will have a better chance of improving. So moving down to get a second-round choice or even an extra third-rounder would be a good move.
JANM Gala's Theme: 'Connecting Communities And Generations Through Sports' from The Rafu Shimpo
Scott Fujita, former linebacker for the Super Bowl-winning New Orleans Saints, will share his story in support of the gala's Bid for Education, which subsidizes bus transportation for student visits to the museum. Fujita played for UC Berkeley and was originally drafted into the NFL by the Kansas City Chiefs. He also played for the Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns. As the adopted son of Rod and Helen Fujita, he grew up celebrating Japanese customs and has always considered himself half Japanese.
The People Who Stare At Video Games from Polygon
Thomas won the coin toss and, per the rules Bailey established years ago, offered Vogt his choice of the Chiefs or the Dolphins. Vogt, brilliantly lured to the trap, took Kansas City.
"I was expecting greatness out of it," Bailey said. "I really was."
Vogt knew, as any Tecmo player does, that Christian Okoye is a running back second only to the immortal Bo Jackson. He knew he had the Chiefs' Derrick Thomas, a linebacker almost as destructive to this game as Lawrence Taylor.
Concussions Put Football At A Crossroads from The Portland Press Herald/ Maine Sunday Telegram
Cheryl Shepherd has sued the Kansas City Chiefs for wrongful death after her son, former University of Maine player Jovan Belcher, killed his longtime girlfriend and then himself in December 2012. Shepherd claims that he was subject to "repetitive head trauma" and didn't receive adequate medical attention. She had her son's body exhumed this winter so his brain could be checked for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.
Such ugly publicity is a sobering jolt for a league that has a stated revenue goal of $25 billion by 2027.