The biggest contract situation for Missouri Western athletic director Kurt McGuffin is the Chiefs’ commitment to keep training camp in St. Joseph for years to come. McGuffin is the last guaranteed year that Chiefs will hold training camp in St. Joseph. The next five years are a series of one-year options that the Chiefs must decide to keep camp in St. Joseph or move those preseason practices to their home facility.
If you live in the Kansas City area and play fantasy football, the Chiefs are running a mind-blowing promotion this fall for the second consecutive year. Fantasy league members can sign up to hold their league draft in a suite at Arrowhead Stadium on Labor Day. Tickets cost $85 dollars per person, and leagues must have a minimum of eight players.
When deals are being negotiated, there is always one side with more chips than the other, if you understand the poker reference. In traditional labor negotiations, an abundance of capable replacements drives the chips towards the employer, and the talent pool shrinks as the potential employee becomes more skilled, because there are much less people in the world who possess the skills needed to replace that employee if they choose to go elsewhere. The tricky thing with football is that the statistics don’t tell you how skilled someone is, just what their output was. The more skilled players don’t always get the most passing attempts or most talented pass catchers, so the yards that are produced aren’t always a true indicator of how talented the passer is.
Going from an internship with the Kansas City Chiefs to a career with the Oakland Raiders in California seems like a dream for any football lover. Caitlin Wienck, a former Topekan and recent graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, did just that. Wienck, a 2010 graduate of Seaman High School, is the new creative services manager for the Oakland Raiders.
Shortly after the draft, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey explained why Thomas could be such a good fit within Reid’s offense. "In the kind of offense that Andy runs, he’s going to create situational matchups for this type of player," Reid said. "And that’s kind of how you take advantage of his unique athletic traits and then you let the coach scheme him in to certain packages that take advantage of defenses, and that’s what’s going to happen."