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Thursday, December 14, 2006

In memorandum

It brought tears to so many's eyes, including my own. NFL Commisioner Paul Tagliabue says of Mr. Hunt "He was one of the most considerate, one of the most thoutghful, and one of the most visionary people you could ever deal with" I personally thank him for the contributions he made to the sport. It is sad to see someone who really wanted to make fans happy gone. It makes me wonder when we will see the next Lamar Hunt and makes me hope that it is not too far away. My last couple of blogs have praised to him for his accomlpishments and now I give praise for him. For what he accomplished and for those he leaves behind. May some of his spirit live on in each of us, it would make the world a better place. He listened from the Dallas hospital to the first Thanksgiving Game, featuring the Kansas City Chiefs against the Denver Broncos, to not be played in only Dallas or Detroit but right from his hometurf in more than 3 decades. He listened as the Big 12 game matching the Oklahoma Sooners against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. We listen for him now. Lamar Hunt, 1932-2006.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Arrowhead Stadium

Kansas City's own Arrowhead Stadium played host to the Big 12 championship game where The Oklahoma Sooners took on The Nebraska Cornhuskers and came away with the big V. Nebraska had a lot riding on this match since the Cornhuskers have not made the title game appearance since 6 years earlier. Head Coach Bill Callahan apologized to Cornhusker fans for his performance in the game. He would not specify any particular plays in the 21-7 loss against the Sooners simply stating, "I was dissapointed in everything I did". So were fans. But the blame cannot be laid entirely on the coach. The Cornhuskers out yarded the Sooners but did allow 5 turnovers. Once the score got to 14-0 things looked desperate as the Nebraskan boys abandonded thier strong run game throwing at one point 20 back to back passing plays.

After losing to the Cleveland Browns the Kansas City Chiefs are back in a familiar territory, no margin for error with a wild card spot fast fading. That is what it takes, it seems, for the KC boys to play at the top of thier game. If the defense could stop crumbling in the final minutes on the road, then there could be some post season action for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Friday, December 01, 2006

The Gift

The Kansas City Chiefs owner, Lamar Hunt, is currently battling health issues in a Dallas hospital while teams battle each other on the turf of The Arrowhead Stadium. Hunt has campaigned for several years for furthering the stadiums at which holiday games are played from and it paid off as the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos in Arrowhead Stadium on Thanksgiving evening. Formerly only Dallas and Detroit were in that listing. He has also pushed hard to get college ball to become prevelant in his community. It is Hunt, and the Chiefs ballclub that have fought hard to bring big college games to the stadium and thus big fans as well. Only by thier dime and thier hard toiling did they land The Big 12 Championship game to be played there December 2, 2006.

I would like to ask you to take some time out of your busy day today and think of Mr. Lamar Hunt. Pray for him or send him telepathic well wishes, anything. A man who struggled so hard to further football is sick and missing everything he has accomplished.

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