Here’s the legend that is trotted out every year: Frustrated that the NFL would not grant Dallas a franchise, Lamar Hunt in 1960 started the rival American Football League, which included the Dallas Texans. When the NFL shot back by establishing the Dallas Cowboys the very same year, Hunt moved his players to Kansas City in 1963 for economic survival and renamed them the Chiefs.
Vintage television broadcasts have not fared well – either due to poor archiving or the fragility of early videotape recordings. And then there was the expense: When videotape was first developed it was expensive, and broadcasters and TV stations often wiped it and reused it rather than pay for costly storage.
Yet perhaps the most surprising thing to me above any record turnaround, divisional placement or coaching performance was the fact that the Chiefs had a very viable candidate for every single award the NFL handed out this week. From rookies to veterans, players to coaches, offense to defense, the Chiefs performance in every aspect revealed that this season’s success stood on the shoulders of many.
Aguilera’s not the only singer to make a mistake belting the National Anthem. In 2009 Jesse McCartney goofed the words before the NASCAR Fontana Race. In Dec. 2010, the lead singer of the Eli Young Band flubbed the words before a Kansas City Chiefs-Denver Broncos game.