AFL to Arrowhead : Four Decades of Chiefs History and Trivia by Mark Stallard

By Mark Stallard

Hint the historical past of the Kansas urban Chiefs. attempt your Chiefs wisdom with trivialities questions about gamers and coaches from Len Dawson and Hank Stram.

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NBC begins broadcasting games in 1965. March 6-Chiefs offensive guard Ed Budde is injured in a fight and suffers a fractured skull. He isn't given clearance to play until training camp opens. September 13-Kansas City opens the season at Buffalo and loses, 34-17. October 4-First home game of the year. The Chiefs beat the Oilers, 28-7, before only 22,727 fans. November 1-Len Dawson passes for a club record 435 yards and six touchdowns as the Chiefs down the Broncos, 49-39, at Municipal Stadium. "Lenny the Cool" hit on 23 of 38 attempts.

Page 25 Marty Ball When Gansz produced only eight wins in two seasons, Hunt again made major changes. He replaced Steadman with Carl Peterson, who became the new President/General Manager/CEO of the team. Peterson's first order of business was giving Gansz the boot and hiring Marty Schottenheimer as the team's new head coach. ''I believe the opportunity is there with this football team to once again approach that great tradition of the Kansas City Chiefs," said Schottenheimer when named head coach.

To this day I wish they could have played the Colts in Super Bowl III instead of the Jets. Combing through the lost pieces of the Chiefs history to put this book together revived many of my best memories of football. 1968 wasn't the Chiefs' year, but they got another chance. Kansas City beat their two nemeses, New York and Oakland, in the playoffs the following year, and while they didn't get a shot at Baltimore, it didn't matter. The Chiefs Super Bowl IV triumph over Minnesota remains for me, like all Kansas City fans who experienced it in 1970, the foremost and best of memories.

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