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Good morning! Once again, we've gathered your Kansas City Chiefs news for you. Enjoy!

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

2015 Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl Game Preview from The Mothership

GAMETIME: 6:00 p.m. CST on Sunday, January 25
LOCATION:
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
HOW TO WATCH:
ESPN

The 2014 Pro Bowl changed the game.

For 43 years, the NFL always pitted the AFC versus the NFC, but last year, the league adopted a brand new style.

Rather than basing teams off conference distinctions, Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders drafted players from the pool of all stars from both conferences, meaning fans were treated to moments like this...

2015 Senior Bowl Game Preview from The Mothership

There were seven NFL first-round draft picks in 2014 who played in the Senior Bowl, including the Kansas City ChiefsDee Ford, who was selected No. 23 overall.

In total, the Chiefs had 19 players on their roster last season who played in their respective Senior Bowls, including the last two first-rounders in Ford and Eric Fisher (2013).

So there's plenty of reason for NFL fans to watch the Senior Bowl game on Saturday afternoon, and after spending the past week in Mobile, Alabama watching these practices, there are plenty of talented players who will help NFL teams in the future.

Tamba Hali, Dwayne Bowe Highlight 19 Current Chiefs Who Played in Senior Bowl from The Mothership

There were 19 players on Chiefs' 2014 roster who played in the Senior Bowl prior to coming to the NFL...

Local HS Football Coach Finalist for Don Shula Award from The Mothership

On Friday, it was announced that Truman High School Head Football Coach Gregg Webb from Independence, MO was named a finalist for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award.

The award was created to honor exemplary high school football coaches who demonstrate a commitment to player health and safety, and to the integrity, achievement, and leadership exemplified by the winningest coach in NFL history, Don Shula.

Webb was originally selected as the Chiefs Coach of the Week during the regular season. He then went on to claim the Coach of the Year title.

KCChiefs.com Podcast: Chiefs Download 1/24 - Senior Bowl Week

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Pro Bowl Friday

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Pro Bowl Cheerleaders

KCChiefs.com Video: Arrowhead Update 01/24: Senior Bowl Game Preview

Washington Post Video: White House press secretary zings Tom Brady

FOX4KC Video: Viral video: ‘Bad lip reading of the NFL' is back for 2015

Obama spokesman cracks Tom Brady joke from USA Today

Communications skills aside, Earnest did praise Brady's ability as a quarterback as he prepares for his sixth Super Bowl (three of which the Patriots have won).

"He must be doing something right," Earnest said.

Worth nothing: Earnest is a devotee of the Kansas City Chiefs - who, he would be the first to point out, defeated the Patriots earlier this season.

Hali again says he wants to remain a Chief from KC Star via The Garden City Telegram

Hali, who said after the Chiefs' season finale that he would "love to be here" in 2015, told 610 Sports Radio the same thing in an interview with Danny Parkins and Carrington Harrison, adding that he would be willing to take a pay cut to do so.

"At this stage of my career, it isn't about money," Hali said. "The Kansas City Chiefs have taken care of me, financially. I have some good people in my corner that have positioned me to be able to live a lifestyle a lot of people won't be able to live. So I'm not one of those guys who gets all bent out of shape over money. I love playing the game, I want to win a championship in Kansas City."

Eagles and Giants amongst teams showing interest in New Hampshire center Mike Coccia, sources say from WPX News

While NFL coaches and executives have focused their attention this week on the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., University of New Hampshire center Mike Coccia is amongst the modest school prospects who has been creating buzz from various teams as the pre-draft method gets underway.

Coccia, a Bethlehem, Pa. native appears to be on the radar of the Eagles, Giants and Kansas City Chiefs according to various league sources.

Sporting KC teams up with Kansas City Chiefs to land hot dollar tournament from KSHB

Sporting KC and the Kansas City Chiefs alongside the Kansas City Visitors Bureau and Kansas City Sports Commission want to host the 2016 Copa America, one of Latin America's biggest soccer tournaments.

"You could say it's the World Cup of the Americas," said David Ficklin, VP of Development for Sporting KC.

The event is expected to attract tens of thousands of fans and generate more than $100 million in revenue.

Bills Flashback: Bills romp KC for 4th AFC title from The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

In the latest in my flashbacks to the glory days of the Bills, here's a look at the 1993 AFC Championship Game at Rich Stadium when, 21 years ago today, Jan. 23, 1994, the Bills romped past the Kansas City Chiefs to win their unprecedented - and still not matched - fourth consecutive conference championship.

This was a game that was being hyped for the magnificent quarterback battle that would ensue between Buffalo's Jim Kelly and Kansas City's Joe Montana.

What's football really all about? from The Asbury Park Press

The Super Bowl is named after a child's toy, the Super Ball. You know, that small, rubber, bounce-like-crazy thing? In the 1960s, when the event first began, Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt saw his kids playing with the ball and coined "Super Bowl" in a eureka-like flash of inspiration.

This is Super Bowl XLIX, otherwise known as Super Bowl 49. Few people cared about Super Bowl I, in 1967. There were tons of empty seats.

What's with the Roman numerals, you say? This is one of many ways the NFL lords its influence over the populace.

It's a simple way of saying, we can do whatever and people will accept it.

‘Souper Bowl for Hunger' features former NFL players from The Marville Daily Times

The Former NFL Players Association of East Tennessee is hosting the second annual "Souper Bowl for Hunger" from 4 to 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. All proceeds from the event will help feed the hungry in East Tennessee.

The former NFL payers in attendance will include Greenbay Packers' Bruce Wilkerson, Minnesota Vikings' Chris Foote, Tim Irwin, Fuad Reveiz and Neil Clabo, Tampa Bay Buckaneers' John Bruhin, Los Angele's Rams' Ron McCartney, New York Giants' Scott Galyon, Kansas City Chiefs' Steve Matthews...

Ravens will not raise ticket prices for the 2015 season from The Baltimore Sun

The Ravens' 2015-16 home schedule includes divisional games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns and other matchups with the Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars. Dates and times for the games likely will be announced in April.

Oticon Audiologist Blows the Whistle on Big Game Noise and Hearing Health from Business Wire

Cheering fans can raise noise levels in NFL football stadiums to ear-damaging levels. The average volume is estimated to be in the mid-90 decibel range, about the level of power tools. This fall, Kansas City Chiefs fans upset the noise record for the loudest outdoor sports stadium coming in at a roaring 142.2 decibels, about the range of fireworks blast. Dr. Mazevski points out that repeated expose to sounds louder than 85 decibels can cause permanent hearing loss.

If you didn't score a ticket to the Big Game, you may still be exposed to unhealthy noise levels watching the game from your local sports bar. Fan excitement can drive up noise levels in off-the-field locations as well.