Five Things to Know About Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin from The Mothership
2. Maclin didn't have it easy growing up
In a story that posted in the New York Times in 2007, Maclin's upbringing, which centered around a surrogate family that took Maclin in during high school, was the focus.
"They all made me who I am today," Jeremy Maclin said, adding that he loved his "bonus mom," as Cindy Parres calls herself, and his biological mother. "I'm going to take care of her."
That's something he might not have had a chance to consider if the Parreses had not taken care of him — a life-changing move that has made his smile less a front than a window.
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What you need to know about Chiefs' 2015 Schedule from The Mothership
The winning percentage in 2014 of teams the Chiefs will host next season was .523, which ranks No. 16 in the NFL.
But the Chiefs face a tougher schedule on road according to these numbers, with the combined winning percentage of .566 for those opponents.
Lamar Hunt and the "Foolish Club" from The Mothership
This being the ‘60s, segregation was still a factor to contend with and San Diego's coach, Sid Gillman, took it upon himself after Wismer's outburst to push the Houston Oilers to end segregated seating at Jeppeson Stadium. Adams responded that all that would change but not until his Oilers moved into a new stadium.
If there was any good news, it was that the Denver Broncos were changing their team colors in 1962 to orange and white and scrapping the vertically striped brown-and-yellow socks, which were later burned in a ceremonial fire in the middle of a field.
But all these matters were of secondary importance. The peg on which this meeting would hang was a report on the ongoing and ever-increasing losses all the teams were suffering.
The Rolling Stones to Play Arrowhead on June 27 from The Mothership
Ladies and gentlemen...The Rolling Stones are back! The band has announced that they will kick off their new 15-city North American stadium, ZIP CODE Tour, in San Diego on May 24 at Petco Park. The band will visit Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on Saturday, June 27. The tour will make stops in Columbus, Minneapolis, Dallas, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Raleigh, Indianapolis, Detroit and Buffalo before wrapping in Quebec on July 15 at Le Festival D'Été de Québec.
Tickets and VIP packages for the Kansas City show will go on sale to the general public on Monday, April 13 at 10 a.m. CT. For ticketing information please visit rollingstones.com.
Chiefs' seven-round mock draft from Chiefs Digest
1.18: ILB Eric Kendricks, UCLA
The Chiefs need to find a long-term replacement for Derrick Johnson, who turns 33 in November. The 6-0, 232-pound Kendricks would provide Kansas City an instinctive inside linebacker, who diagnosis plays very well and doesn't hesitate on getting to the point of attack.
Kendricks is natural in his zone drops and can change his direction very quickly. He is a solid form tackler, but will drop his head on some occasions. Kendricks is a high-effort football player and is a film junkie.
Erving has the look of a player who will be a steady offensive lineman for a number of years. He could be a center, where the Chiefs could use some help. Their only player at that position is Eric Kush, who was drafted two years ago from tiny California University of Pennsylvania and has hardly played since.
But Erving also played tackle in college and could be shifted there in the pros.
"Derrick is obviously one of the greatest inside linebackers to ever play for the club and there are some pretty good ones, if you go back in time," Hunt said, per The Kansas City Star. "In terms of the modern era of the Chiefs, it's hard to think about the club without thinking about Derrick at inside linebacker. He's a great leader, he's a tremendous person, represents the club well on and off the field. We're looking forward to having him back this year, hopefully good as new.
"You mentioned that his contract is up this year. There will be a point in time where we address that," he said. "But it just hasn't been germane to this point."
Chiefs are fifth in NFL in RB spending from ESPN
Analysis: Charles has the sixth-highest salary cap number for a running back, behind Adrian Peterson, Matt Forte, Arian Foster, Marshawn Lynch and Jonathan Stewart. Sherman is next up for the Chiefs, and he's 40th, so Charles chews up a sizable portion of what the Chiefs spend on running backs. His cap number alone is more than what the average NFL team spends on running backs.
Huskies Shine On NFL Timing And Testing Day from UConnHuskies.com
With multiple prospects being looked at by the NFL and the Canadian Football League, this UConn program continues to strive for excellence. Last season, over 20 former Husky players were on active NFL rosters. Former UConn fullback Anthony Sherman, now a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, was also on hand to support the Huskies.
18. Kansas City Chiefs -- Pittsburgh T T.J. Clemmings: Their line always seems to be in need of an upgrade. Clemmings has a ton of athletic ability.
Hull: NFL Mock Draft III from The Times Record News
18. Kansas City Chiefs select Landon Collins, S, Alabama
Receiver is a real possibility here, but there's a bit of a dropoff after Devin Smith. Collins is much better value and he feels a significant need.
The Blairs decided to open Kansas City Barbeque in downtown San Diego, giving the place a Midwestern, down-to-earth feel. Only two years into the business, they were approached by a location director who wanted to film a few movie scenes in their restaurant. Cindy Blair says it was one of the best marketing decisions they ever made.
Two iconic scenes from the movie Top Gun were shot at the restaurant: the one where Goose plays "Great Balls of Fire" on the piano, and the closing scene with Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis. You can see poster of the Plaza and, if you look closely, a Kansas state flag in the background.