Behind the Lens: Fascinating Shots of the Offseason from The Mothership
Photographer comments: "Joplin had a major F5 tornado in the spring of 2011 and as an organization, we tried to do everything we could to help them, which included going down to have a cleanup day just to help them try to get their lives back together. It was during the football lockout. We had special permission from the league and we had players and staff alike. We took three or four buses down to Joplin and went to work. The devastation of the city was just unbelievable. Until you see it in person, you can't imagine the devastation of an F5 tornado.
"When we got off the bus, they gave us all masks and gloves because they said they didn't know what we might find or what some of the chemicals in the air could be or anything. They really wanted us to be safe and I think the photograph just really shows it's so epic. We got this big house behind and the roof of the house just kind of sitting in the yard and it just sticks in dirt. It's crazy."
The other AFC West teams have to start taking the Raiders seriously but eight wins is out of the question for Oakland this year. Judging by last year's records of opponents, the Raiders will play the eighth-toughest schedule in the NFL next season. That measure often doesn't turn out to be an accurate reflection of the difficulty of a team's schedule, but that doesn't change the fact that out of the division Oakland has games against Cincinnati, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Green Bay, among others. The Raiders will probably need to find a way to get to at least three wins in games against other AFC West teams in order to get to eight wins. I don't see it.
Chiefs add Kansas cornerback Kevin Short after supplemental draft from ProFootballTalk
According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed Kansas cornerback Kevin Short to a standard three-year undrafted rookie contract.
NFL: Top 5 Quarterbacks Under the Most Pressure in 2015 from The Latin Post
5. Alex Smith
The Kansas City Chiefs may have their best opportunity to win the AFC West in the Andy Reid era this season. The Chiefs have a good defense, and arguably the best running back in Jamaal Charles, but Alex Smith has yet show he can make the clutch throws. Since arriving in Kansas City, Smith is 0-4 against the Denver Broncos. Now he will have Jeremy Maclin as a target, and it's time for him to improve his deep throws. Smith is scheduled to make over $14 million next season.
Local legends Dean, Williams headline Grambling HOF from The Monroe News Star
Dean will now join several other former professional players turned Grambling Legends. Fellow 2015 inductee Goldie Sellers played four years in the AFL and won a Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1969.
All of the inductees are prepared to share laughs and stories this weekend, but for Williams, it serves as another reminder of how appreciative he is after witnessing several of his friends and former teammates earn posthumously enshrinement.
Red Devils on the road from Highlands Today
Unsigned Preps was founded in the Tampa area when former Texas Tech defensive back Ricky Sailor was working as an assistant coach at Jefferson High School. Miffed that one of his players didn't land a scholarship with Georgia after the Bulldogs came to see him in the spring, Sailor took some kids to Georgia's football camp and his player was offered a scholarship right there. That player turned out to be Ramik Wilson, who was just drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.
The following year, the bus tour was born with 23 players visiting various college campuses. This year there were two busses with roughly 80 kids total.
9. Kansas City Chiefs — Alex Smith finally has a real WR in Jeremy Maclin to compliment TE Travis Kelce's 67 catches, and Jamaal Charles‘ 1,324 yard/scrimmage. The defense allowed only 17.6 pts/game, which was good for 2nd in the league.
Tahoe celebrity golf tournament to get started in relaxed fashion from Nevada Appeal
Dozens of celebrities featured during the main tournament July 17-19 use the midweek rounds to prepare for the American Century Championship. Some of the celebrities who participated in the celeb-am tournaments last year include Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, former Major League Baseball player Kenny Lofton, former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, former NFL quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver and former Washington Redskins quarterback and 2014 celebrity golf tournament winner Mark Rypien.
Tickets to the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday events are $20 per day.
After nailing teen romances in the 90s and fratty comedies in the earlier 2000s, the third and equally zeitgeisty part to Rudd's career may well be beginning in superheroes. But for him, he says, the best part is that his son, who is 10, can enjoy his work for the first time (Rudd also has a young daughter and he and his family live in New York City).
"This is the first film of mine that he's seen and it makes me proud and nervous at the same time. I took him to the premiere - he'd never been to a premiere, and that was a very moving experience for me. The best thing about anything is sharing it with your kid."
Your son must think you're pretty cool to be a superhero, I say. "Well, if I could now get a job playing with the Kansas City Chiefs or Man City, then I'd be really cool to him," he says with a self-mocking, dorky-dad grin. Because, as he knows himself, Paul Rudd is too nice to be cool