Kansas City Chiefs fans are some of the most rabid in football and there are certain Chiefs fans that take the games just a bit more seriously than everyone else. This dude has to be one of them.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe honored his late teammate Jovan Belcher by wearing a t-shirt and showed it off on Twitter. However in attempt to honor Belcher, Bowe was wearing t-shirt that misspelled Jovon’s name. The t-shirt reads, “Rest In Pest, Javon Belcher”. Problem is that Belcher’s name is “Jovan”, not “Javon”.
KCTV-5 reported on the warm postgame reception they received from Kansas City Chiefs fans after the Denver Broncos 17-9 win of the Chiefs on Sunday. But the focus of report quickly changed from the reception from Chiefs fans, to the reception of a couple of Chiefs players.
Running back Jamaal Charles and receiver Dwayne Bowe both were part of the reception of Manning with Charles asking for his autograph and Bowe posing for a picture with him.
Bowe made no bones about taking a picture with Manning saying, “It’s a legend, I guess. It’s Peyton Manning. Who wouldn’t want a picture with him? If you had an opportunity, would you take it?” But Charles, seemingly embarrassed to be caught on video asking for an autograph, muttered that it was “for his mother” before quickly walking away.
And of course, the report doesn’t end without the local outfit criticizing the two for their postgame attitude with statements like, “it just goes to show about what this team’s about.”
Every Thursday Sports Grind Entertainment will present you with the Mama Margie’s Major Meltdown. The recipient of this honor goes to the Kansas City Chiefs who were penalized for excessive celebration after what they thought was a defensive touchdown. The play was eventually overturned but the penalty still stood resulting in a first down for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The loss dropped the Chiefs to 1-8 on the season.
Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry worked really hard to avoid Warpaint, the team’s horse mascot that trots out during every home game. It appears that Berry suffers from a very real fear of horses, evident in his refusal to step onto the field until Warpaint has moved to a safe distance, Uproxx notes.
“I’ll wait ’til the horse pass,” Berry says in the clip. “I don’t mess with horses, bro. He might come over here and throw a tantrum.”
The 1-8 Kansas City Chiefs are a bad football team clingy on to any bright spot that may come their way in the season. Last night they were penalized in their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers for excessive celebration on a touchdown that didn’t end up counting.
The Steelers had a third-and-seven play from their 26 during the third quarter when backup quarterback Byron Leftwich had the ball knocked out of his hand. Linebacker Justin Houston recovered the ball and ran it into the end zone for a touchdown. The real fun happened when Houston began swaying back and forth in a celebration. He was surrounded by his teammates who formed a little dance circle and joined in on the fun.
Unfortunately for the lowly Chiefs, the scoring play was reviewed and overturned because it was deemed an incomplete pass rather than a fumble. That reversal didn’t stop the referees from penalizing Kansas City 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct, which gave Pittsburgh a first down at the 41.
The Kansas City Chiefs-Oakland Raiders rivalry just doesn’t have the same pizzazz it used to. However, there is still trash talk. Chiefs linebacker Tambi Hali has called the Raiders dirty, which could add an edge to Sunday’s matchup in Kansas City.
“(The Raiders) are coming in and they’re a good team and a fast team and they play dirty,’’ Hali told the Kansas City Star. “We’ve got to come out swinging. We’ve got to be ready for that.”
Asked specifically which players were dirty, Hali would not elaborate.
“The Raiders, they come in, they cheap shot, they hit you,” Hali said. “I’m not saying names. It is what it is. We’ve got to be ready to play and keep our composure, stay poised and be able to get this win.”
Both the Raiders (2-4) and Chiefs (1-5) need a win. Hali’s comments certainly will get the Raiders’ attention.
Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Winston ripped fans for cheering the injury of embattled quarterback Matt Cassel on Sunday, saying it was “disgusting” and the most embarrassing moment of his football life.
There were cheers in the fourth quarter when a Haloti Ngata hit forced Cassel out of the team’s eventual 9-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Those didn’t sit will with Winson, who unleashed a powerful diatribe against the cheering fans after the game. We’ve printed some of the most powerful quotes below:
“When you cheer, when you cheer somebody getting knocked out, I don’t care who it is, and it just so happened to be Matt Cassel — it’s sickening. It’s 100% sickening. I’ve been in some rough times on some rough teams, I’ve never been more embarrassed in my life to play football than in that moment right there.”
“We are athletes, OK? We are athletes. We are not gladiators. This is not the Roman Coliseum.”
“Matt Cassel hasn’t done anything to you people, hasn’t done anything to you people. Hasn’t done anything to the media writers that kill him, hasn’t done anything wrong to the people that come out here and cheer him. Hey, if he’s not the best quarterback then he’s not the best quarterback and that’s OK. But he’s a person. And he got knocked out in a game and we have 70,000 people cheering that he got knocked out?”
With Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel throwing seven interceptions and five touchdowns this season one fan took matters into to his own hands and to the sky. Before Kansas City’s game against Baltimore Ravens, a plane to fly over Arrowhead with a banner proclaiming, “We deserve better, fire Pioli, bench Cassel.”
Earlier in the week, the Chiefs fan behind the banner lamented to KSN.com how difficult it is to be a fan of the 1-3 Chiefs.
“We are not just losing, we are just getting demolished left and right,” said “Eric,” who wouldn’t reveal his last name. “We are going to let them know exactly how we feel, we still love this team, we still want to see them succeed but man, they have got to give us something to hope for.”
Every Thursday Sports Grind Entertainment will present you with the Mama Margie’s Major Meltdown. The recipient of this honor goes to Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s ignorance of the teams in NFL’s eight divisions and two conferences. He proved it when he failed fellow teammate Matt Moore’s impromptu quiz. Tannehill thought the Kansas City Chiefs were in the AFC East alongside his Dolphins. He had no clue who was in the NFC North, then guessed the New York Giants after some prompting.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel didn’t play particularly well in the teams 44-14 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks but his touchdown strike to Dexter McCluster had also created a celebration epic fail.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson will grace the cover of Electronic Arts Sports Madden NFL 13 video game. Johnson was revealed as the winner by ESPN’s “SportsNation” on Wednesday, beating out Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
Johnson received 52 percent of the 649,510 online votes cast to edge Newton. They emerged as the two finalists on April 18, the penultimate step in a process that began on March 21.
Johnson and Newton were in the initial field of 32 players in a bracket setup, with each NFL team having one representative. In the semifinal voting last week, Johnson “defeated” Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers by a wide margin, 67 percent to 33 percent. Newton had gotten to the final by beating out San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, 53 percent to 47 percent.
Johnson succeeds last year’s surprise winner for the Madden 12 cover, former Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis. The man nicknamed Megatron will look to shake the megacurse tied to the EA Sports’ honor, one that continued with Hillis.
Hillis battled through an injury-riddled season in Cleveland and wasn’t re-signed as a free agent, landing with the Kansas City Chiefs. Since former Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George was the first NFL player to appear solo on the game cover (without now retired TV analyst John Madden) in the 2000 edition, many of the dozen previous “winners” have been plagued by injury or other disappointments on the field.
Johnson is the first wide receiver to earn the cover but fans will need to wait until the end of the preseason to get their hands on the game. Madden 13 is set to be released for Playstation 3 and XBOX 360 on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
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An extensive article in yesterday’s Kansas City Star details a culture of paranoia under Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli. According to former Chiefs coach Todd Haley he thought Pioli was tapping his personal cell phone and bugging team headquarters and his cellphone. Haley stopped talking on his phone.
The Star described in great detail some of the franchise changes aimed at secrecy.
“Some of the first changes involved shutting off access and protecting information. Non-football employees, including those who had worked for the Chiefs for decades, were told that they weren’t allowed on certain floors, or in certain areas of the team facility. Business-side staffers with an office window facing the practice fields were made to keep their shades drawn during practices. The team president was no exception. A security guard made the rounds during practices, sometimes interrupting phone calls and meetings to lower shades.”
Their fears about being monitored were founded. The team had capabilities to monitor emails, phone conversations, and web browsing habits. Chiefs president Mark Donovan said in cases of suspected policy breaches or criminal activity, phone logs have been requested.
“I’m not going to say that we’ve never done it, but it’s not something we do,” Donovan said.
When employees wanted to speak with each other, they set times to meet outside the building and talk face-to-face.
CEO Clark Hunt dismissed the report, telling the newspaper, “We needed a culture that pursued excellence. One that valued honesty and integrity, one where the employees would be held accountable.”
As well to the spying three former department heads also sued the Chiefs in 2011 for age discrimination, including one who overheard Pioli telling a staffer he planned to “get rid of everyone who was with Carl Peterson, especially anyone over the age of 40.”
“The level of paranoia was probably the highest that I had ever seen it anywhere … If you make the wrong step, you might not be able to pay your mortgage.”
Boone’s Tavern, a bar in Denver, took the opportunity over the weekend to look out for its female citizens with a helpful PSA on its marquee. It reminded women that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who had mutliple sexual assault allegations thrown his direction.
Boone’s Tavern has had a history of writing comcial marquees as last week it took a shot at Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Kyle Orton.
“KC we borrowed your BBQ but you have our sloppy seconds.”
Singer-songwriter Ryan Parker wrote a song about Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton and the new Internet fad called Ortoning just as Kyle rolls back into Denver to take on the Broncos. You knew it would only be a matter a time before Tebowing became passe and something else would take its place.
Every Tuesday Sports Grind Entertainment presents you with the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player of the Week. This week the recipient of this prestigious honor goes to the Kansas City Chiefs for ending the Green Bay Packers pursuit of a perfect season in week 15 of the NFL season. With the Chiefs 19-14 win they also kept their playoff hopes alive as we as give interim head coach Romeo Crennel a victory in his first opportunity with Kansas City. Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton also threw for 299 yards to out duel Aaron Rodgers.
Congratulations Kansas City Chiefs you are this weeks Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player.
Every Tuesday Sports Grind Entertainment presents you with the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player of the Week. This week the recipient of this prestigious honor goes to the Miami Dolphins for getting their first win on the NFL season after beating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-3 on the road. The win makes the Dolphins 1-7 and drops the Chiefs to 4-4. Miami’s 28-point win is the third-largest margin of victory by a winless team that started the season 0-7 or worse in NFL history.
Matt Moore threw for 244 yards and three touchdowns, the first three-TD performance by a Miami quarterback since Chad Pennington in 2008. Reggie Bush ran for 92 yards and another score. Tight end Anthony Fasano hauled in two touchdown passes and wide reciever Brandon Marshall finished with 106 yards and another score. The three points allowed by the Dolphins were the fewest since they beat Buffalo Bills 16-3 on Dec. 7, 2008.
Congratulations Miami Dolphins you are this weeks Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player.
San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers somehow channeled Tony Romo on his team’s final drive against the Kansas City Chiefs Monday night. With the game tied at 20 and under a minute left, Rivers fumbled the snap from center. This went along with two interceptions on the evening. The Chargers lost in overtime 23-20 and the cameras picked up Rivers uttering the words “worst day ever” line.
Every Thursday Sports Grind Entertainment will present you with the Mama Margie’s Major Meltdown. The recipient of this honor goes to Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller for being benched for Carson Palmer who had been on the couch till he was traded to the team in the middle of the week. Boller dropped back on Oakland’s first series and threw a pass to the left sideline that Kendrick Lewis intercepted and returned for a touchdown. Boller and Palmer each threw three interceptions and the Kansas City Chiefs took advantage of the rusty quarterback play to win their third straight game beating Oakland 28-0 Sunday in their most lopsided road win ever against the Raiders. Boller was 7 for 14 for 61 yards and became the first Raiders quarterback to throw three interceptions in the first half since Donald Hollas in 1998 against Miami Dolphins.
Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs doesn’t care if the NFL fines him for his choice in gloves or cleats this weekend as he plans on wearing a special edition of Reebok’s 9-11 gloves and cleats against the Atlanta Falcons. Reebok advised Briggs he could be fined for wearing the gear that is intended to pay tribute to the 10-year anniversary of 9-11 but says he’s prepared to pay it.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck also have plans on wearing the gear for their season openers on Sunday.
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is quickly stealing the hearts of the Rams female fan base. None more so than this fan who brought a “Marry Me Bradford” sign to a Kansas City Chiefs preseason game against the Rams. The sign eventually made it’s way to her favorite quarterback, who signed it and made her dreams come true to some degree for one night.
Todd Haley scored major points with his Kansas City Chiefs players after he was spotted at a Lil Wayne concert at the Sprint Center on Monday night. The 41-year-old head coach promised to attend the rapper’s show after the Chiefs used one of his songs as part of a video for their pregame warm-up last season.
Haley recalls saying, “If he comes to town, and I get an opportunity to give him a copy of it and thank him, I’ll do it.”
Haley called it a great show. Lil Wayne later tweeted “KC was krrrazeeee!!! Props to Tech 9 and the KC Chiefs Coach Haley and # 24 B. Flowers for the luv! I had fun tonight”
Attorneys for the NFL are investigating a major porn event advertisement featuring five players in uniform. The advertisement that is under investigation is for last month’s Exxxotica Expo 2011 held in Miami. The players featured were Chicago Bears Major Wright, Kansas City Chiefs Eric Berry and Brandon Flowers, Houston Texans Kareem Jackson and Oakland Raiders receiver Jacoby Ford. The five players are featured along with six pictures of adult film stars.
Brian McCarthy, NFL vice president of corporate communications said that it’s an “intellectual property issue” because the players were featured in their team jerseys.
“The NFL office works on behalf of the clubs to protect their intellectual property rights in matters such as this,” McCarthy said. “Our legal team is reviewing the ad. In general, companies not affiliated with the NFL or its clubs may not depict a player in his uniform.”
Virtually all players in the ad have denied any involvement and that their photos was used without permission.