Kansas City Chiefs http://kcur.org en Local American Indians On The Chiefs' Name http://kcur.org/post/local-american-indians-chiefs-name <p>The U.S. Patent Office revoked the Washington Redskins’ trademark, which has some Kansas City sports fans concerned about the fate of the Kansas City Chiefs.</p><p>Last year the National Congress of American Indians released a report that included the Chiefs in a list of sports teams they said profited from harmful stereotypes.</p><p>Richard Lanoue, President of the Indian Council of Many Nations which is based in Kansas City, doesn’t see it that way. Lanoue says the term “redskins” is racially disparaging but "chief" is different.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:19:43 +0000 Christina Lieffring 57907 at http://kcur.org Local American Indians On The Chiefs' Name Kansas Citians: Keep The Chiefs Name, But Ditch The Tomahawk Chop http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citians-keep-chiefs-name-ditch-tomahawk-chop <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>As controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins’ name shines a light on Kansas City’s professional football team, many Kansas Citians are sticking by the Chiefs.</p><p>The Tomahawk Chop, a popular fan ritual at games, is another matter, however.</p><p>When the Redskins lost their trademark because of American Indian claims that the name disparages them, t<a href="http://www.kansas.com/2014/06/26/3527375/woman-behind-fight-against-washingtons.html">he debate tied to the appropriateness of the Chiefs came back to life</a>. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:39:04 +0000 Alyson Raletz 58065 at http://kcur.org Kansas Citians: Keep The Chiefs Name, But Ditch The Tomahawk Chop Going To Kansas City: Retiring As A Chief http://kcur.org/post/going-kansas-city-retiring-chief <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wide receiver Eddie </span>Kennison<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> played in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams and Denver Broncos before ending up as free agent for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2001. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:10:01 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 57842 at http://kcur.org Going To Kansas City: Retiring As A Chief Tell KCUR: Should The Kansas City Chiefs Change Their Name? Why Or Why Not? http://kcur.org/post/tell-kcur-should-kansas-city-chiefs-change-their-name-why-or-why-not <p></p><p>Recent controversy tied to the Washington Redskins’ name is revitalizing a longtime debate about the name of Kansas City’s professional football team, too.</p><p>Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office <a href="http://kcur.org/post/us-patent-office-cancels-washington-redskins-trademark-registration">revoked the trademark of the NFL’s Washington Redskins</a>. &nbsp;This came after five Native Americans claimed the name disparages them.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:52:25 +0000 Alyson Raletz 57794 at http://kcur.org Tell KCUR: Should The Kansas City Chiefs Change Their Name? Why Or Why Not? Kansas City Chiefs Take Low Profile In NFL Draft http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-chiefs-take-low-profile-nfl-draft <p>The Kansas City Chiefs made news in the NFL Draft; not by the players they picked, but by the ones they didn’t get.</p><p>The Chiefs passed on University of Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam in the later rounds. The St. Louis Rams ended up taking Sam in the seventh and final round. Sam has been in headlines since last February when he came out as gay.</p><p>Last fall, Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel knew that. But he also knew, as he said after Missouri’s win at Vanderbilt, what kind of player Michael Sam was last year for the Tigers.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:55:41 +0000 Greg Echlin 55585 at http://kcur.org Chiefs 2014 Season Schedule Highlighted By Three National TV Road Games http://kcur.org/post/chiefs-2014-season-schedule-highlighted-three-national-tv-road-games <p>After last year’s playoff season, the Kansas City Chiefs were thrust into the spotlight with three regular season games on national television this fall, one of which will be at Arrowhead Stadium.</p><p>The NFL schedule for the&nbsp;2014 regular season was released Wednesday night, and for&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid, it’s unfolding in rapid succession.</span></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:34:15 +0000 Greg Echlin 54691 at http://kcur.org Chiefs 2014 Season Schedule Highlighted By Three National TV Road Games Chiefs Receiver Bowe Reports For Off-Season Workouts http://kcur.org/post/chiefs-receiver-bowe-reports-season-workouts <p>Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver <a href="http://www.kcchiefs.com/team/roster/Dwayne-Bowe/11318bac-887e-4aa5-9fe7-bd33ee321708">Dwayne Bowe</a> made his first&nbsp;public appearance Monday since his court case was settled in Riverside last week.&nbsp;</p><p>The marijuana possession charge was dismissed, but Bowe said he learned a lesson.</p><p>"I mean you could be guilty of association," said Bowe. "That’s one thing I learned about it.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:28:31 +0000 Greg Echlin 54534 at http://kcur.org Chiefs Receiver Bowe Reports For Off-Season Workouts Remembering An Up-and-Down Chiefs Season http://kcur.org/post/remembering-and-down-chiefs-season <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kansas City Chiefs season came to a stumbling, stuttering end on Saturday, January </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Everyone knew it would not be an easy game, but watching a 28-point lead turn into a one-point loss – the second-biggest playoff choke by any team in NFL history. &nbsp;It was also the Chiefs'&nbsp;</span>8th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> playoff loss in a row that some might say was a fitting end to a season that started as hopefully as any season could and then went into something of a tailspin.</span></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:52:10 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 49527 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: The Comforts of Home http://kcur.org/post/fans-notes-comforts-home <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ve heard the statistics: Over the next two days, some 44 million of us will pack ourselves into trains, planes, and automobiles for Thanksgiving—and perhaps a few more for Hanukkah. Nearly all of us will be headed home. Why? Because even in this age when “contact” is for lists, “touch” is for screens, and </span>“FaceTime”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is an app, it’s being at home, together with family, that still brings out the best, or at least, the most emotional, in all of us. Home is where the heart is.</span></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:53:43 +0000 Victor Wishna & Cody Newill 47427 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: The Comforts of Home Chiefs Face Uphill Battle, Starting With The Broncos http://kcur.org/post/chiefs-face-uphill-battle-starting-broncos <p>In Kansas City, 1969 is remembered as the Chiefs’ last Super Bowl season. It’s also the last time when two stalwarts, one undefeated and the other with only one loss, butted heads this late in the season. The Minnesota Vikings were 10-and-1 when they squared off against the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams.</p><p>Sunday night’s game between the Chiefs and the Denver Broncos pits the league’s best defense against the most prolific offense. Taking&nbsp;the rivalry between the two teams to a different level.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:00:14 +0000 Greg Echlin 46882 at http://kcur.org Chiefs Face Uphill Battle, Starting With The Broncos Chiefs Star Player Arrested For Marijuana Possession http://kcur.org/post/chiefs-star-player-arrested-marijuana-possession <p>Kansas City Chiefs star wide receiver, Dwayne Bowe, was arrested Sunday in Riverside, Mo.&nbsp;</p><p>Riverside police pulled over a black Audi A8 for going 48 mph in a 35 mph zone. When the officer approached the vehicle he said he could smell marijuana.</p><p>A release from the Riverside Police Department says the officer was part of a K-9 unit and a dog was able to lead the officer to a black backpack that contained a substance that looked like marijuana. Along with the substance was the wallet of vehicle owner and Chiefs player, Dwayne Bowe.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:26:26 +0000 Briana O'Higgins 46716 at http://kcur.org Chiefs Hold On To Undefeated Record, Barely http://kcur.org/post/chiefs-hold-undefeated-record-barely <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A loss by the Denver Broncos Sunday night leaves the Kansas City Chiefs as the NFL’s only undefeated team. But, the Chiefs had a difficult time securing their seventh straight win.</span></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:12:09 +0000 Greg Echlin 45529 at http://kcur.org Chiefs Hold On To Undefeated Record, Barely KC Sports: Covering The Rollercoaster http://kcur.org/post/kc-sports-covering-rollercoaster <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Covering sports in Kansas City can be a real rollercoaster. Often, you’re reporting on a losing season, but sometimes you hit a high point, like the current Chiefs’ season.&nbsp;</span></p><p>On Thursday's Up to Date, we talk with Kansas City Star sports columnist Sam Mellinger about what it’s like to write about sports in this town.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Sam Mellinger</strong>&nbsp;is a sports columnist for the Kansas City Star.</li></ul><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:40:54 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 45351 at http://kcur.org KC Sports: Covering The Rollercoaster Chiefs Execs, Players Distribute Meals For Low-Income Families http://kcur.org/post/chiefs-execs-players-distribute-meals-low-income-families <p>Kansas City Chiefs executives and players distributed frozen dinners Tuesday at Arrowhead Stadium to agencies representing low-income families.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Chiefs are celebrating their 10-year partnership with Tyson Foods and the Lift-Up America organization.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>&quot;Twenty-five thousand families will be blessed with a meal as a result of the giveaway,&quot; said chairman of the board, Clark Hunt, who spearheaded the program 10 years ago.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:33:49 +0000 Greg Echlin 45247 at http://kcur.org Chiefs Execs, Players Distribute Meals For Low-Income Families Chiefs Keep Undefeated Record, Fans Win Guinness Record http://kcur.org/post/chiefs-keep-undefeated-record-fans-win-guinness-record <p>Through six games, the NFL is down to two undefeated teams, and the Kansas City Chiefs are one of them.</p><p>After their 24-7 victory over the Oakland Raiders, the Chiefs are tied for first in the AFC West with the NFL&rsquo;s only other undefeted team, the Denver Broncos.</p><p>Arrowhead Stadium also had another milestone moment during Sunday&#39;s game.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:15:06 +0000 Greg Echlin 45171 at http://kcur.org Chiefs Keep Undefeated Record, Fans Win Guinness Record A Fan's Notes: The Joy Of Being A 'Raider Hater' http://kcur.org/post/fans-notes-joy-being-raider-hater <div>On Sunday, the still-undefeated Kansas City Chiefs will take the field to face their mortal enemy: the Oakland Raiders.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In this month&rsquo;s &ldquo;A Fan&rsquo;s Notes,&rdquo; commentator <strong>Victor Wishna</strong> tells us why it feels so good... to be a Raider-Hater.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Let&rsquo;s start with the obvious: the Kansas City Chiefs are undefeated. It&rsquo;s historic. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:42:02 +0000 Victor Wishna & Stephen Steigman 45080 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: The Joy Of Being A 'Raider Hater' Can The Chiefs Keep Up Their Hot Streak? http://kcur.org/post/can-chiefs-keep-their-hot-streak <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kansas City Chiefs had the worst record in the NFL last year with just two wins and 14 losses. Now, they are sitting pretty with a perfect 5-0 record. But how did we get here and how long can we keep it going?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joel Thorman, editor of Arrowhead Pride, is just as shocked as everyone else in Kansas City. &quot;The Chiefs have set an NFL record for the best start after winning two or less games from the year before. It&#39;s really just shocking.&quot;</span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:47:26 +0000 Suzanne Hogan, Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 44932 at http://kcur.org Can The Chiefs Keep Up Their Hot Streak? Chiefs Fans Are Pumped About Record, Disgruntled About Traffic http://kcur.org/post/chiefs-fans-are-pumped-about-record-disgruntled-about-traffic <p>The Kansas City Chiefs are 3-0 so far this season, and with that kind of record comes more attention and fan interest. As a result, the Chiefs are dealing with ancillary issues as they prepare for Sunday&rsquo;s home game at Arrowhead Stadium against the New York Giants.</p><p>In the preseason, some Kansas City Chiefs employees feverishly worked behind the scenes on a separate issue: traffic and parking. But, it may not have been enough.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:26:41 +0000 Greg Echlin 44311 at http://kcur.org A KC Chiefs’ Haven Deep In South Philly http://kcur.org/post/kc-chiefs-haven-deep-south-philly <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kansas City Chiefs are gearing up to play in Philadelphia tonight.&nbsp; It’s an awkward homecoming for the Chiefs' new coach Andy Reid, who was with the Eagles for 14 years and was fired last December.</span></p><p>But there’s at least one spot, in the heart of South Philadelphia, where Reid won’t get booed when he walks&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">into the stadium.&nbsp; That’s Big Charlie’s Saloon, the home for Chiefs fans in Philadelphia.&nbsp; And most of those fans aren’t Kansas City ex-pats.</span></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:29:56 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 43907 at http://kcur.org A KC Chiefs’ Haven Deep In South Philly With Two Wins Already, Chiefs Are Looking Good http://kcur.org/post/two-wins-already-chiefs-are-looking-good <p>The Kansas City Chiefs are now 2-0 in the young NFL season after a 17-16 win over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday in the home opener.</p><p><verbatim below="">Only two weeks into the 2013 season, the Chief's record is equal to last year's entire victory total. They grabbed the lead for good late in the third quarter, and the fans at Arrowhead Stadium sniffed a chance to bask in the Chiefs' second win of the season under new head coach Andy Reid. </verbatim></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:26:15 +0000 Greg Echlin 43703 at http://kcur.org Chiefs Players, Fans 'Hungry' For Success http://kcur.org/post/chiefs-players-fans-hungry-success <p>The Kansas City Chiefs open the 2013 NFL season with a road game Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. With general manager and coaching changes this year, hopes are not just resting on a reversal from last year’s 2-14 record. It’s more about ending a drought that has now lasted 20 years.</p><p>Ironically, at the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week for the Kansas City Chiefs everyone there enjoyed a full plate, while eight-year veteran linebacker Derrick Johnson shared with the event’s emcee, Mitch Holthus, a rather desperate feeling.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:54:33 +0000 Greg Echlin 43206 at http://kcur.org Chiefs Players, Fans 'Hungry' For Success Chief Nation Plans For The Season Ahead http://kcur.org/post/chief-nation-plans-season-ahead <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kansas City Chiefs suffered a number of challenges last season both on field, finishing last place in the NFL, and off the field, with the murder suicide of </span>Kasandra<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Perkins and </span>Jovan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Belcher.&nbsp; Management has turned a new page hiring coach Andy Reid to set a new tone.&nbsp; But, can a team who has seen such hardship transform itself in one season? &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Bill Anderson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 43086 at http://kcur.org Chief Nation Plans For The Season Ahead Kansas City Chiefs Announce New Starting Quarterback http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-chiefs-announce-new-starting-quarterback <p>The <a href="http://www.kcchiefs.com/">Kansas City Chiefs</a> officially introduced their new starting quarterback, Alex Smith, on Wednesday. But the Chiefs also stirred up some memories with the signing of Chase Daniel as their back-up quarterback. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:28:20 +0000 Greg Echlin 33465 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Chiefs Announce New Starting Quarterback Former Chiefs DT Curley Culp Headed For Hall Of Fame http://kcur.org/post/former-chiefs-dt-curley-culp-headed-hall-fame <p>It wasn't Will Shields or Otis Taylor, but another former member of the Kansas City Chiefs will enter <a href="http://www.profootballhof.com/default.aspx">Pro Football Hall of Fame</a> this summer. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:05:31 +0000 Greg Echlin 31408 at http://kcur.org Former Chiefs DT Curley Culp Headed For Hall Of Fame A Fan's Notes: The Name Of The Game http://kcur.org/post/fans-notes-name-game <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For every Arrowhead Stadium, there are a handful more named for banks, cell-phone companies, or airlines.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In big-time sports, <strong>corporate naming-rights deals aren't just a trend, they are the rule</strong> - with millions of dollars at stake.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But what's in a name? Sometimes more than was bargained for. Commentator <strong>Victor </strong></span><strong>Wishna</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explains in <em>A Fan's Notes</em></span></p><div> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:51:40 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Victor Wishna 30941 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: The Name Of The Game Pioli Era Comes To An End http://kcur.org/post/pioli-era-comes-end <p>With the hiring of General Manager John Dorsey and head coach&nbsp;Andy Reid, the Kansas City&nbsp;Chiefs are ushering in what they hope will be more&nbsp;successful days ahead.&nbsp; The changes officially close the curtain on the&nbsp;tumultuous, four-year Scott Pioli era. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:22:59 +0000 Greg Echlin 30488 at http://kcur.org New Chiefs GM Takes 'Dream Job' http://kcur.org/post/new-chiefs-gm-takes-dream-job <p>John Dorsey was introduced on Monday as the new general manager of the <a href="http://www.kcchiefs.com/">Kansas City </a><a href="http://www.kcchiefs.com/">Chiefs</a>. &nbsp;Though Dorsey has worked with the Green Bay Packers through most of his professional life, he's excited to be in Kansas City for his first general manager's job in the NFL.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:07:24 +0000 Greg Echlin 30390 at http://kcur.org Chiefs Name John Dorsey General Manager http://kcur.org/post/chiefs-name-john-dorsey-general-manager <p>A week after presenting their new head coach, the Kansas City Chiefs will introduce their new general manager, John Dorsey, Monday afternoon.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:29:30 +0000 Greg Echlin 30360 at http://kcur.org Chiefs Name John Dorsey General Manager New Chiefs Coach Introduced To KC http://kcur.org/post/new-chiefs-coach-introduced-kc <p>The Kansas City Chiefs introduced Andy Reid yesterday as the new head coach. Reid has hit the ground running since he arrived in Kansas City. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:34:42 +0000 Greg Echlin & Steve Bell 30087 at http://kcur.org New Chiefs Coach Introduced To KC Top Stories Of The Week http://kcur.org/post/top-stories-week-322 <p style="margin-right: 0.02in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font size="3">Liberty Memorial got a new designation for the nation’s World War I centennial. And a new era began for the Kansas City Chiefs. Those and other top stories of the week on the Saturday News Review.</font></p><p style="margin-right: 0.02in; margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"> Sat, 05 Jan 2013 02:18:21 +0000 Steve Bell 29970 at http://kcur.org Top Stories Of The Week