Morning Huddle – Shocking Revelation: Teams Make Money Regardless of On Field Performance

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Chiefs news for 7 February 2019

This is a really interesting article. I highly recommend reading it.

Kansas City Chiefs’ tax returns provide rare look inside the business of pro football | KC Star

By 2010, the Chiefs were very much a moneymaker, according to the team’s tax returns from that year, which were recently obtained by The Star. Those returns show:
There is little correlation between the team’s on-field performance and how much money it makes.
That year, the grown children of team founder Lamar Hunt split nearly $40 million in gross operating income. A team executive said they reinvested more than half of it in the team.
Some of the costs fans grumble about the most, such as parking, amount to a tiny fraction of the team’s overall revenues.

Ten Chiefs storylines to watch in the next 30 days | 247Sports

The NFL Scouting Combine is scheduled to run from February 26 to March 4. The Chiefs have a first-round pick this year after not having one in 2018 and also have two second-round picks, so there will be a number of Chiefs draft candidates working out in Indianapolis. Five of the six players the Chiefs drafted in 2018 were Combine participants.

Chiefs 2018 rookie season review: OLB Breeland Speaks | Chiefs Wire

It’s unclear if the Chiefs intend for Speaks to be a starter in 2019, but I wouldn’t be shocked if he is. He’ll be the defensive end on the strong side of the formation. The idea is that he can play the C gap (between the tackle and inline tight end) and defend the run. At times he’ll be asked to get after the quarterback, but on clear passing downs the Chiefs will likely bring in another defensive end with length and quickness.

Aaron Murray, Seantavius Jones among former Chiefs in AAF | Arrowhead Addict

As for Kansas City Chiefs fans, there are plenty of faces to watch in the new AAF on both offense and defense. Here’s a complete rundown of who to watch in the coming weeks if you aren’t ready to stop watching football anytime soon.

Multiple Chiefs players featured in this year’s “Bad Lip Reading of the NFL” and it’s hilarious | Fox4KC

The YouTube channel released the video featuring highlights from the 2018-2019 NFL season with hilarious lip dubbing on Friday. Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, quarterback Patrick Mahomes, head coach Andy Reid, former defensive coordinator Bob Sutton and punter Dustin Colquitt are all featured.

Stay on Dwayne Bowe Island for only $3,500 per night | Arrowhead Addict

At $3,500 per night, the price might seem steep for Bowe Island, but the listing says the house can accommodate 12 people on site, which means if you had a large group of friends, you could all split the cost to make things more affordable. Imagine a long friends weekend at Bowe Island and how much fun you would have.

Morning Bowl of (T)Weeties:

https://twitter.com/Chiefs_TT/status/1093036757212368896
https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/1093260892790247425
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gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
02/07/2019 9:01 am

At coors field & Broncos stadium, the general concession folks get paid NOTHING, the peeps that run the stairs saying cold Beer do. What the Broncos do is the hours the staff puts in, for example purposes in concession booth X. Work a combined of 50 hours. Those hours are calculated to a donated to that group charity. The Broncos pay to that charity. And the peeps staffing the booth, can’t put out a tip jar… *if the restaurant/bar is leasing space in stadium those peeps get paid.

For the peeps that no habla….that donations to charity is a tax write off for Broncos.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  workingmansdead
02/07/2019 8:33 pm

That’s why I now always tip – once I found this out. Til this day peeps dont believe it, until the ask & are like WTH!!

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason
02/07/2019 8:40 am

Bad Lip reading might be the funniest content on the internet, next to clips of Gruden melting down as he watches the dumpster fire that is the Oakland … errr Las Ve….. err San Fr….. whatever Raiders from the sidelines.

ericfrommo
ericfrommo
02/07/2019 8:33 am

work today here is a ghost town.. took me a good 5min just get into the car then another 10min to get windshield scraped off.. fun times!

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  ericfrommo
02/07/2019 8:35 am

Yuck. I bought a Frost Guard (or something like that) for my windshield. Have it in the garage at night, but when weather is bad, I put that on at work. Saves a lot of time in scraping! It just straps around the mirrors, sits under the wipers, and covers the whole windshield. Only cost about $15.

ericfrommo
ericfrommo
Reply to  SCKSChief
02/07/2019 8:39 am

im still doing some remodeling on my house so my garage is full of stuff and my motorcycle. normally, car would be in the garage. Sucks too, i have a 15′ passat TDI with the diesel so it took forever to warm up.

ericfrommo
ericfrommo
Reply to  workingmansdead
02/07/2019 9:22 am

i love it! nice part i like is when it snows it has zero problems. just letting off the gas it takes off on its own so it gets the car moving then i just give it a little gas and off I go; plus the interior cabin is huge, especially the back seat and trunk. 40mpg isnt too shabby as well.

Leaf
Reply to  workingmansdead
02/07/2019 10:30 am

First car I owned was a Jetta. Loved that car. Gave it to my sister when I moved to Japan and she ran it into the ground within a year.

Anthony Stratton
Admin
02/07/2019 7:35 am

Its sketchy as hell out there.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
02/07/2019 7:58 am

Yes it is. I had to go get my daughter from a friend’s house last night (didn’t want her driving in the ice that popped up while she was gone) and made the call to work at that point. Sitting in the living room and not missing work!

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  SCKSChief
02/07/2019 8:08 am

I’m gonna give it a bit and try to go in here shortly. My area got hit pretty hard and there were a bunch of wrecks on the highway earlier…I got to the on ramp, saw the chaos, and nope’d my way right back home.

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
02/07/2019 9:54 am

On the opposite side of town from you, it’s ice that looks like snow. Shovels like ice, slick like ice and largely immune to ice melt. I stayed home today

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Team Player
02/07/2019 10:24 am

I made it in, wasn’t too bad after I got a bit north.

saskwatch
saskwatch
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
02/07/2019 8:15 am

It’s been ridiculous cold here that last week or so, and it’s the worst today. -40 F (-59 F with the windchill) last night. The truck was growling at me this morning.

Spider
Spider
02/07/2019 7:27 am

I’m really surprised the team doesn’t make more than that.

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  Spider
02/07/2019 7:30 am

It’s almost all capital gains.

NHChiefsfan
NHChiefsfan
02/07/2019 5:27 am

I don’t think it’s a good thing that teams make money regardless of the product on the field. If they are still making money then there really is no incentive to change anything or actually make real changes to improve the product. They can still put out a shit product and make superficial changes now and then and the fans have no recourse.

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  workingmansdead
02/07/2019 7:01 am

Imagine you were a Royals fan.

While the Royals have reached the top of the mountain, the Chiefs have more consistently tried to be competitive

StramtoReid
StramtoReid
Reply to  workingmansdead
02/07/2019 8:33 am

Don’t get me started on how the playing field is not even in baseball. I love a salary cap in football, and how you need to build a team in the draft, with some free agents sprinkled in.

Tony Sommer
Reply to  workingmansdead
02/07/2019 9:50 am

That’s not true at all. When we needed a GM or HC Clark has consistently gone after the top guys available. Pioli and Haley were the biggest names that offseason, and Reid was the biggest name that offseason.

Plus we just went through a situation where he allowed Dorsey and Reid to do the exact opposite of that. While a team like the Bengals is happy with playing Dalton, we traded up in the draft for a guy a lot of people felt was a risky pick when we already had an established QB.

I’m not a mind reader, but judging by his actions Clark seems to genuinely care about the team and legitimately wants to win.

Leaf
Reply to  Tony Sommer
02/07/2019 10:36 am

And seeing him tear up about the thought of winning his dad’s trophy, and it’s hard to argue the guy doesn’t want to win.

NHChiefsfan
NHChiefsfan
Reply to  Tony Sommer
02/07/2019 11:14 am

Clark has but that’s because he cares. What about other teams who don’t care like the Dolphins, Jets, Bills, etc. ?

Tony Sommer
Reply to  NHChiefsfan
02/07/2019 11:21 am

Yeah, I’m just responding to WMD specifically about Clark. There are a lot of owners out there who are happy to just do the bare minimum.

chief_curmudgeon
chief_curmudgeon
Reply to  Tony Sommer
02/07/2019 11:42 am

Clark has been one of the best owners in the NFL (like his father). He has a legacy to uphold. Just look across the way to see what would happen if Clark was a total f up (Al Davis’ kid).

ArrowSpread
ArrowSpread
02/07/2019 5:19 am
QuackTastic
QuackTastic
Reply to  ArrowSpread
02/07/2019 9:28 am

What the H did I just watch?

BleedingRedAndGold
02/07/2019 4:26 am

“An NFL team really re-signed Blake Bortles, then turned to Cody Kessler to save their season”.

Look, I won’t claim he’s even an average QB, but the fact that these two got hired to play the position without him even being given an audition serves only to bolster Kaepernick’s case that he’s being blackballed because of a stance he took, rather than a lack of talent.

Dunno about the rest of y’all, but I don’t want anyone to have to agree with my personal views as a condition of their employment. To those that disagree with that stance, you’re welcome, and may you continue to stay employed, despite your disagreement with my stance on this.

ArrowSpread
ArrowSpread
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
02/07/2019 5:19 am

The Kaepernick thing is total bullshit. It does have somethin to do with how well he plays the position. If he were a superstar it wouldn’t matter. And that’s also part of the bullshit. He’s better than several currently employed QBs.

ArrowSpread
ArrowSpread
Reply to  ArrowSpread
02/07/2019 5:57 am

Was just reading up on that case in an Alabama mall. Kid was a soldier, was trained, and reacted to gunfire like EVERY pro-guns supporter would champion…

Only to be shot in the back three times by police. And I can’t help to think.. What if that guy was white? Would they have considered him less of a threat? Would they have identified themselves?

Maw423
Maw423
Reply to  ArrowSpread
02/07/2019 6:51 am

I haven’t read anything on this, so I won’t give an opinion either way. There are certain things gun owners need/have to do immediately once LE arrives. LE are also required to identify themselves. There are too many variables and stressors within these situations for any stance to be made without absolutely all the facts. That being said, in a perfect world race and appearance should not change the levrl of response in any situation.

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  Maw423
02/07/2019 6:59 am

True. But this is not a perfect world.

ArrowSpread
ArrowSpread
Reply to  Maw423
02/07/2019 7:01 am

But unfortunately race and appearance do add to the stressors. For.. some.. more than others

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  ArrowSpread
02/07/2019 8:06 am

I think its more people’s developed assumptions than even a “stressor”. Granted, every situation is different and sometimes it definitely becomes a stressor…

But in the situation you described, I have a hard time imagining walking up behind someone who’s facing the other way induced any additional stress. That feels more like a “triggered assumption” that the black man with a gun had to be the bad guy.

Leaf
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
02/07/2019 10:41 am

Oh God, kaepernick conspiracies again?

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