Breaking News: Hall of Fame Chiefs Quarterback Len Dawson Passes Away

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pompano
08/24/2022 4:38 pm

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rip58
Reply to  pompano
08/24/2022 4:52 pm

That canvas print showed up today, looks awesome…

EAFOX
08/24/2022 3:48 pm

Forever a legend. Thank you Lenny for everything you have done for this town.

ForeverRanger91
08/24/2022 2:31 pm

His family should bang the drum for the home opener.

MasterChief
MasterChief
08/24/2022 2:13 pm

On the first offensive play from scrimmage at the home opener, Mahomes should do a tribute huddle for Len Dawson.

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rip58
Reply to  MasterChief
08/24/2022 3:00 pm

That’s a great idea……

EAFOX
Reply to  MasterChief
08/24/2022 3:43 pm

Make it happen.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  MasterChief
08/24/2022 4:06 pm

perfect

MasterChief
MasterChief
08/24/2022 12:28 pm

Len Dawson always reminded me of my Dad.

He really seemed like a decent man and I loved him from Ch 9 News, Inside the NFL, and obviously the radio.

I will miss him forever.

Big Chief
Big Chief
08/24/2022 10:36 am

I listened to Len call games on radio for many years after I moved out of MO in 1989. I always thought Len gave the QBs, both ours and our opponents, every benefit of the doubt on any play. So when you heard him actually question or criticize a QB, you know that QB must have really blown it.

I will always remember hearing him just give up on Tebow his last year with the Broncos when he played KC. I don’t recall hearing him so exasperated with a QB ever before. That’s when I knew Tebow was done for. If you’re a QB and Len doubted you, you’re toast.

Nasrani
Reply to  Big Chief
08/24/2022 10:38 am

I’ve always liked the objectivity of our radio broadcasters. I think some of Lenny’s objectivity rubbed off on Mitch. Yes, they’re both homers (as the Chiefs sign their paychecks), but Mitch will also give credit to the opponents if they make a big play.

I grew up listening to Mitch and Lenny, since the Chiefs always seem to get saddled with the worst possible TV announcers (with very few exceptions), and so they were ingrained into my young psyche.

Rest easy, Lenny the Cool.

Last edited 3 months ago by Nasrani
starry1
08/24/2022 10:18 am

I’m heartbroken. I don’t really remember him playing since I was 4 months old when he won the Super Bowl, but I grew up with him as our sportscaster. The last few years have been weird not hearing his commentary though. RIP Lenny the Cool.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
08/24/2022 9:27 am

upamtn
08/24/2022 9:27 am

couple familiar names at the top of the all-time TD % leader list …

https://www.footballdb.com/leaders/active-passing-tdpct

Big Chief
Big Chief
Reply to  upamtn
08/24/2022 10:40 am

If you hit the career list in the tab on that page, Len is right under Mahomes. I assume you may have intended to have that for your link, but you posted the active link instead.

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upamtn
Reply to  Big Chief
08/24/2022 11:27 am

yah, it somehow did an “auto-correct” or whatever (maybe an “auto-incorrect”)

bottom line: Dawson over his all-too-short career (confined to the bench with Steelers and Browns) had one of the best TD % Rates of any QB in the history of the game (period)

met him while on a tour of KMBC years ago when I was an educator … cool dude

loved him as QB and yeah, as announcer (I’ll always remember when someone on the Chiefs did SOMETHING wrong that resulted in a negative play or a turnover, and Dawson would almost always say “now see? you just can’t DO that!”) … also loved him with Nick B and Chris C on HBO’s Inside the NFL

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NovaChiefs
08/24/2022 9:03 am

Absolutely heartbroken

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
08/24/2022 8:56 am

No words are adequate

Jason from El Paso
Jason from El Paso
08/24/2022 8:50 am

Lenny has always been one of the best Chiefs of all time. On the field, in the booth and in the community. Can’t replace a guy like that. I’m so glad he got to see another SB ring come his way and I hope the organization continues to honor him in every way.

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Nasrani
08/24/2022 8:49 am

The hearts of all of Chiefs Kingdom are heavy today with this unfortunate news.

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Rest in peace.

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Warpath
Warpath
08/24/2022 8:33 am

RIP Brother.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
08/24/2022 8:29 am

I have no words. So many family memories watching the Chiefs with Lenny at the helm. Condolences to his family and friends.

kcfreak725
08/24/2022 7:53 am

We love you Lenny. Thank you for not only bringing Kansas City a championship, but for bringing excitement to younger generations who would listen to Chiefs games on the radio. Your knowledge of the game made every listening experience even better. I’m so happy you could see Pat bring home a Lombardi before you left. Thank you for everything and we will miss you dearly!

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
08/24/2022 7:48 am

I am not old enough to have seen him play, but I can’t even count how many of his called games I listened to on the radio.

You could always feel the genuine passion (and audible disappointment) he expressed in the way the team played. He always cared about the Kansas City Chiefs.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
08/24/2022 7:39 am

Truly Sad 🙁

#The-Original-QBLegend

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