Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Kansas City Chiefs: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Kansas City Chiefs History

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Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Kansas City Chiefs documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Chiefs highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include...

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Overview

Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Kansas City Chiefs documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Chiefs highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include the upset win over Minnesota in Super Bowl IV but also the loss to the Miami Dolphins on Christmas when Garo Yepremian’s double-overtime field goal ended the longest game of the National Football League. Whether providing fond memories, goose bumps, or laughs, this portrait of the team is sure to appeal to the fan who has been through it all.

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The Chiefs first landed in Kansas City in 1970, but hometown fans still haven't lost their first surge of enthusiasm. Arrowhead Stadium continues to extend its NFL record skein of sellouts and remains one of the loudest stadiums in the league. Bill Althaus's The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Kansas City Chiefs recaps the high points, the most exciting moments, the greatest comebacks, and the biggest collapses in team history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572439283
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,369,960
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Althaus is a sportswriter with the Examiner of Missouri. He won the Gordon Docking Award for Media Personality of the Year in Kansas City, and the Morris Excellence in Journalism Award. He has also been honored by the Missouri Press Association, the Associated Press, and United Press International. He lives in Independence, Missouri. Len Dawson is the sports director at KMBC-TV in Kansas City and a color commentator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network. Previously he was a longtime host of Inside the NFL on HBO. He is a former collegiate and professional football quarterback, most known for his time with the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He won Super Bowl IV with the Chiefs, for which he was named Most Valuable Player. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and has been the National Football League Man of the Year. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Len Dawson     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
The Good     1
Lenny the Cool     1
The NFL's First Giant     6
One-of-a-Kind Linebacker     9
Just Call Him "Contact"     13
He Kicked His Way into the Hall of Fame     16
An Unlikely Hall of Famer     22
How It All Began     26
In Lamar Hunt's Words     26
They Weren't So Foolish After All     34
"The Foolish Club" and the AFL     34
Lamar "007" Hunt and the Merger of Two Leagues     42
On the Verge of Greatness     46
Otis Taylor     46
Mike Garrett     48
Chris Burford     50
Fred Arbanas     51
Jerry Mays     52
Jerrell Wilson     54
Emmitt Thomas     54
Ed Budde     55
E.J. Holub     56
Jim Tyrer     57
Jim Lynch     58
Johnny Robinson     59
Deron Cherry     60
Nick Lowery     62
Neil Smith     63
Priest Holmes     64
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over     67
A Day the Defense Ruled     67
Revenge Is Sweet for Chiefs     69
Coming Through in the Clutch     73
Gambling Probe No Distraction for Super Bowl IV MVP Dawson     73
The Nigerian Nightmare     78
The "Will" to Succeed     81
Dante's Inferno     84
Just Call These Unlikely Friends the Chiefs' "Odd Couple"     85
Johnson Stars When Given the Opportunity     90
Johnson Needs No Motivation     92
Green Becomes Quiet Team Leader     94
Numbers Don't Lie     97
Marty and Carl     97
Thomas Paved the Way to Chiefs' Return to Glory     100
'It's Time to Step Down"     106
Still in Search of Elusive Goal     110
The Dream Backfield     113
Joe Cool     113
Allen Leaves Lasting Legacy     118
Allen Walks Away from the Game He Loves     120
Do the Right Thing     124
Giving Back     124
Gonzalez Stars On and Off the Field     127
Living a Dream     131
Out of Africa     131
Retirement Hasn't Slowed Down Vermeil     134
The Bad     138
Tragedy Strikes Chiefs Twice     138
Delaney Was a True Hero     139
Teammates Stunned by Simmons's Death     141
DT     145
Blood Clot Claims Thomas's Life     145
Remembering a Friend     146
Thomas Will Never Be Forgotten     149
What Might Have Been     152
Playing for More than Pride     152
Chiefs Receive a Lump of Coal this Christmas Day     157
The Game of His Life     161
The Ugly     164
The Hall of Shame     164
The Quarterbacks     166
The Jail Birds     172
The Rest of the Worst     175
What Were They Thinking?     178
What Went So Terribly Wrong?     178
Warfield's "Dumb, Dumb, Dumb" Move     181
Monday Night Meltdown     184
Thomas Apologizes for Role in Monday Night Meltdown     184
Smith Watches as Chiefs Self-Destruct     187
Kicked in the Gut by Some Colts     189
Black Sunday     189
Not Even a Priest Could Save the Chiefs     192
The Playoffs Are a Different Beast     194
Chiefs Trivia     200
Retired Chiefs Jersey Numbers      200
Chasing that Playoff Dream     201
About the Author     203
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