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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 6/12

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5. ARTICLE: Spencer Ware Continues to Let Chiefs Know He's Thankful

The reflective and indebted nature of Ware wasn't solely saved for his postgame comments against the Chargers. He had routinely sent general manager John Dorsey text messages last season to show his gratitude.

Chiefs Kingdom members immersed with Seven Kingdoms in HBO's ‘Game of Thrones'

With offseason workouts in full bloom, Chiefs quarterbacks Alex Smith, Aaron Murray, Tyler Bray and rookie Kevin Hogan have formed a tight bond.

They train together, after all, and are rarely far from each other on the practice field. When not on the field, the quarterbacks spend time in the meeting room going over the playbook and dissecting film.

Monday mornings, however, are devoted to breaking down another area outside of football.

That is when the four quarterbacks of Chiefs Kingdom enter the Seven Kingdoms to join millions of everyday people to analyze Sunday night episodes of HBO's Emmy award-winning smash hit, Game of Thrones.

Sports stars can be part of the solution from The Kansas City Star

Alex Gordon can't be here tonight — he's with the Royals in Chicago, rehabbing a wrist injury — but his co-presenting of this event with his wife is a crucial part because far too often the influence of sports is putting women on the wrong end of heartbreaking fights for dignity and justice.

We've seen that nationally, as domestic-violence cases have rocked college campuses from Stanford to Baylor to Florida State. We've seen it locally, too, not just with the Chiefs' selection of Tyreek Hill but with Sarah McClure, a former Kansas rower who says she was raped by a football player and has gone public with her identity in joining a class action lawsuit against the university.

Past the secured doors of the unmarked building where Safehome serves thousands of victims, those stories of sports effectively serving as an enabler for violence against women are far too real.

Eric Berry grateful for bond with his brothers from The Chattanooga Times Free Press

Eric Berry spent most of his football career setting the standard high for his younger brothers Evan and Elliott to chase.

Yet when Eric's football future faced its biggest obstacle, the twins were there to offer support and train with him as he chased a return to the NFL following his cancer diagnosis.

NFL players preach character, commitment at youth camp from The Shreveport Times

Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis recalled how NFL players seemed "like superheroes" to him growing up, so he emphasized the importance of acting with class and character now that he's in that position. Former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Damian Williams echoed those sentiments and noted he first met camp director Ramon Broadway at a youth football camp.

Pascagoula Athletic Hall of Fame 2016; Jim Marsalis from Gulf Live

Marsalis was drafted in the first round of the 1969 American Football League draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He was among original "shutdown" corners as he perfected a technique known at the time as "the bump and run".

He was selected by Pro Football Weekly as the 1969 AFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Jim played nine professional seasons as a cornerback for the 1969 American Football League season through the 1977 National Football League season.

He helped the Kansas City Chiefs beat the defending Word Champion New York Jets in the first game of the 1969 AFL playoffs, intercepting Joe Namath twice in that game.

Smokey Stover recalls playing in first Super Bowl from Tulsa World

"They kept running me off, but I came back," Stover said before a packed audience in RSU's Centennial Center Ballroom. "But the coaches instilled into me not to give up. I didn't, and I made it to the professionals."

Stover, who was named a Distinguished Alumnus of OMA in 2007, was a reserve linebacker and special teams member of the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League when they faced the NFL's Green Bay Packers on Jan. 15, 1967, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in what was billed at the time as the First AFL-NFL World Championship Game.

Green Bay won the battle of the two league champions, 35-10. A few years later, the game became known simply as the Super Bowl.

Although 50 years ago, Stover still recalls one moment — the coin toss — from that watershed 1967 contest.

Scholar-Athlete process and list of final judges from The Kansas City Star


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Bill Snyder: Kansas State University football coach

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