By Mark Stallard
Hint the background of the Kansas urban Chiefs. try your Chiefs wisdom with minutiae questions on avid gamers and coaches from Len Dawson and Hank Stram.
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This was a franchise that refused to fail. That the team exists at all is a lasting tribute to Lamar Hunt and his dream to own a pro football team. The improbable gamble of starting a new league not only succeeded, but forever changed the game of pro football, on and off the field. And Kansas City has been the greatest beneficiary of Hunt's vision. The NFL Says No Lamar Hunt began his pursuit of bringing professional football to Dallas in 1958. An NFL franchise had failed in the Texas city as recently as 1952, but the then 26-year-old SMU graduate was convinced that given the right opportunity, not only would a professional team succeed in Dallas, it would flourish.
After 15 years as the Chiefs head coach, Hank Stram was fired, a move which ignited a chain reaction that had been building for two seasons. The Chiefs spiraled into a dismal free-fall to the bottom of the NFL. After winning their division in 1971 and posting winning records in 1972-73, Kansas City won just 23 games from 1975 through 1979. Stram's successor, Paul Wiggin, was fired in the middle of the 1977 season, as the Chiefs finished with the Tony Reed Page 23 FIGHTING WORDS I don't like the Chiefs, and I hope they hear what I'm saying.
Ernest Hemingway Page 5 CONTENTS Acknowledgements 7 Introduction 9 Chiefs History 13 Goin' to Kansas City A Brief History of the Chiefs Chiefs Chronology Important dates in Chiefs History 29 Chiefs Players Trivia Len Dawson 86 Marcus Allen 89 Bobby Bell 92 Willie Lanier 94 Derrick Thomas 97 Johnny Robinson 98 Buck Buchanan 100 Abner Haynes 102 Mike Garrett 104 Ed Podolak 106 Otis Taylor 109 Jan Stenerud 112 Emmitt Thomas 114 Christian Okoye 116 Deron Cherry 118 Art Still 120 Fred Arbanas 122 Chris Burford 124 Ed Budde 126 Joe Montana 128 Neil Smith 130 Jerry Mays 132 Elvis Grbac 134 Tony Gonzalez 136 Page 6 Chiefs Numbers All-time Records 140 Chiefs vs.