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The Patriots Signed Cam Newton, but Chiefs Fans Shouldn’t Worry | ArrowheadReport

With the New England Patriots’ signing of Cam Newton last weekend, many see the Patriots as a true AFC contender again. Should the Kansas City Chiefs be afraid of the new Patriots quarterback? Maybe if 2015 Cam Newton returns, but anything short of that should not scare the Chiefs in 2020.

How could NFLPA vote to not play preseason games impact Chiefs’ 2020 season? | ChiefsWire

According to a new report from NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, NFLPA members voted against playing preseason games in 2020 during a conference call on Thursday afternoon. The union vote comes after reports that the NFL would be cutting the preseason down to two games. League ownership will still have to agree with the NFLPA’s vote for the NFL to cancel the preseason, but it’s hard to believe they’ll put up much of a fight given the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NFLPA Board Votes Unanimously to Play No Preseason Games This Year amid COVID-19 | B/R

With the NFLPA still opposed to preseason games, one possible camp schedule the union has discussed: 3 days: medical/equipment 21 days: strength & conditioning 10 days: unpadded practice 14 days: practice (10 max/8 padded) Then it’d be straight into Week 1.

Will Patrick Mahomes have to top himself to win another MVP? | AA

This has nothing to do with how good I think these guys will be. It’s more so a commentary on how good they’ll need to be to win the award. Again, these awards are tied to storylines, and either of these guys just being awesome again probably won’t be enough. They’ll have to top what they’ve done before, and that won’t be easy.

Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce to compete in celebrity golf tournament | AA

Mahomes and Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce will both be playing at Edgewood Tahoe, near Lake Tahoe, in a televised event (ABC) to raise money for COVID-19 relief, social justice organizations and local Tahoe-area charities. President of American Century Jonathan Thomas was particularly excited to bring Mahomes to the annual celeb event for the first time.

When it comes to underrated players on NFL rosters, the Chiefs have three good ones | KCStar

Need a player to block downfield to help bust open a play? Check; that’s Robinson. What about contributing on special teams? Another check. And if he’s ever needed to step up because of an injury, look no further what he did in Week 2 last fall, filling in for Hill.

Chiefs’ Frank Clark to Pay for Funeral of 4-Year-Old LeGend Taliferro | B/R

Per McKenzie Nelson of KSHB in Kansas City, Life Line Financial Group confirmed Clark “had been in contact with Taliferro’s mother, Charron Powell, about helping cover the costs.”

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NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
07/04/2020 11:57 am

So the Cleveland Indians are reviewing their name, too.
From PFT: This same analysis would apply, potentially, to the Kansas City Chiefs. The name may not need to be changed, but the team may need to take a step back and at least confirm that the name still works, a gesture inspired by this moment of racial reckoning and awakening. Perhaps for both franchises, the end result will be that the names can continue but related activities should go — from wearing headdresses to games to other misappropriations of Native American culture to the chanting on the word “Chiefs” to replace the final word of the national anthem, a rebellion without a cause against the respect that so many insist be displayed during the playing of the song before every game.

My take is the name stays, the Chop goes, head dresses are banned. Getting everyone to stop yelling “CHIEFS!” at the end of the anthem is going to be harder. Personally, that seems a local quirk & no big deal, but if we keep doing it, we do need to drop the whole “(insert action) disrespects the flag” line of thinking.

irafreak
irafreak
Reply to  NovaChiefs
07/04/2020 12:26 pm

Nah. Names and actions can stay. Society apparently needs more to do so they don’t have so much free time to worry about insignificant things. It’s a football team. If it offends you, don’t support it. Most people are busy actually living and enjoying their lives instead of being upset all the time. I’m burnt out from all these causes. You would think this covid crap would’ve helped more people adjust their priorities.

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  NovaChiefs
07/04/2020 1:20 pm

Personally, the “CHIEFS!!!” At the end of the anthem has always bothered me. But I don’t say much about it because it’s more about me than the Chiefs fans. And I respect it even though I opt out.

It was remarkable that three (maybe 4) people shouted it in the first home game after 9/11. I was there and it was heartwarming. But America isn’t the America of 19 years ago. Not even close.

That’s a whole generation. It’s ok.

Leaf
Reply to  NovaChiefs
07/04/2020 2:32 pm

related activities should go — from wearing headdresses to games to other misappropriations of Native American culture to the chanting on the word “Chiefs” to replace the final word of the national anthem

why? None of that is racist, derogatory, or a mockery. And the “chiefs” had nothing to do with NA culture period, so I’m not sure why that would be on the chopping block of racist things to clean up. You want to argue it’s hypocritical given the stance many have with kneeling, fine, but that’s not what’s being argued at the present so why include it in this conversation?

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  Leaf
07/04/2020 3:03 pm

You know that was a quote from PFT, right? Not my words. My take on what will happen is name stays, chop goes, head dresses out. The last two can be argued to be misappropriations & that’s all it will take. Losing them costs nothing & is a show of good will.

Leaf
Reply to  NovaChiefs
07/04/2020 4:10 pm

I wasn’t calling “you” out. I was more trying to say you as in a general sense and was ranting about the one making the argument I’m sorry I didn’t make that clearer. I was at work and I was trying to express my thoughts quickly and it appears it came out more a confusing mess.

as for the misappropriation, they have no argument until that same person argues about the misrepresentation and caricature of the Vikings.

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  Leaf
07/04/2020 5:02 pm

Vikings are different. Vikings were from several countries that now exist, they themselves don’t (ever meet anyone who when asked identified as a “Viking”? That’d be cool, but I haven’t). Yeah, my ancestors were Vikings. I’m a Viking, no. So who will be complaining? We could go with Visigoths for the same reason.
All in all, of the teams mentioned, I see us with the least to actually worry about. I really do think the Clarks (Nod to D Bowe, I believe) have been paying attention and positioned the team well for this day.

Leaf
Reply to  NovaChiefs
07/04/2020 7:28 pm

The fact that people think that there is that much of a difference for Vikings is kind of my point in this (for the record I have no issue with the name). The Vikings themselves may not exist, but they are still an important aspect of Scandinavian culture to this day. By using Vikings as a mascot you are caricaturizing their history. But even if you (again not saying you specifically, just generally) want to draw a hard line between living cultures and historical ones, if I were to own a NFL team and named the team the Samurai, and used Asian themes in all my imagery, being a white male billionaire, can you honestly tell me that no one would be screaming about that? The samurai culture is as ancient history as the viking one.

To your pony that the chiefs have the least to worry about, I’d agree. The chiefs have done a lot, though you could argue they could still do more, to make the local tribes feel included, not mocked.

TNCHIEFS
07/04/2020 7:41 am

Happy Independence Day, fellas!
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rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
Reply to  TNCHIEFS
07/04/2020 8:11 am

Nice bazookas 😊

Leaf
Reply to  TNCHIEFS
07/04/2020 8:56 am

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NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  TNCHIEFS
07/04/2020 11:50 am

Well, that’s against the flag code…

Leaf
Reply to  NovaChiefs
07/04/2020 11:53 am

We Americans do love being rebels

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  TNCHIEFS
07/04/2020 12:03 pm

Ol’ Painless.

Warpath
Warpath
07/04/2020 7:15 am

“WORLD CHAMPIONS”

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Warpath
07/04/2020 10:51 am

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NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  zulu trader
07/04/2020 11:57 am

When did this happen?!

upamtn
Reply to  NovaChiefs
07/04/2020 3:52 pm

Super Bowl IV

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