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Even though the Chiefs aren’t in the big game, what are your plans for Super Bowl Sunday? Of course, we would like the Chiefs to be playing at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, but on Super Bowl Sunday, we’ll all be at home watching the game. Todd is a wonderful husband and dad, and now that the season is over, it’s wonderful having him back home again.

I may have a small group of friends come over to root for the Steelers. Todd grew up as a ballboy for the team, and his dad, Dick Haley, is a legend with the organization and is one of the nicest, most humble men you could ever meet.

The first Super Bowl was held in Los Angeles in 1967 when Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers beat Hank Stram’s Kansas City Chiefs at the Coliseum. By the time the Raiders and Rams moved out of Los Angeles in 1994, no region had hosted more Super Bowls (7) than the greater Los Angeles area. Without an NFL team, no Super Bowl has been held in the area since January 1993.

“A lot of people loved Tony, just like I did,” said Dawson, as he glanced out the huge third-story picture window as the snow danced and blew across the Kansas City landscape.

“It’s just a shame the weather’s so nasty today. It’s going to keep a lot of people from coming down and paying tribute to Tony.”

“Priest’s tremendous work ethic and perseverance took him from unheralded beginnings as an undrafted free agent to one of the most electrifying and productive offensive players to ever play for the Chiefs,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement. “On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization, we congratulate Priest on this well-deserved honor.”

In retrospect, there could have been an argument for the Chiefs to take Rodgers. But at the time, I don’t think it was a terrible choice. The Chiefs took linebacker Derrick Johnson. He’s been a fine pick. Sure, Rodgers would look good in a Chiefs uniform, but he’d look good in many uniforms. The Chiefs didn’t have a pressing need at quarterback at the time, so I can’t bash this decision. Still, the team clearly was in the market for a young quarterback. The Chiefs took quarterback James Kilian in the seventh round in 2005 and they took Brodie Croyle in the third round the next season. So, taking a falling Rodgers at No. 15 could have been tempting.

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