Sorry we are a little late bringing you your morning dose of Kansas City Chiefs news. I was on a flight back to NYC last night with Mrs. AA when strong winds decided it would be fun to blow our plane off course just a bit making it impossible to land. The next thing I new we were in Philadelphia. Long story short, after a seven hour delay we finally found out way home at around 4 AM. Thanks for everything Delta!
It’s a huge week for a lot of reasons. If the next five days fly off the calendar without an agreement, don’t count on their being another extension. This week the two sides will either get close to an agreement or they will be farther apart and a lockout will be on.
“Whether its flying to Kansas City from Los Angeles or sitting up there on the stage, I’ve always thought, wouldn’t it be cool if the Kansas City Chiefs head coach would win an award just to add to what is already a wonderful event,” asked host Paul Burmeister. “We have that here this year with Todd Haley.”
Several Chiefs’ players are planning to get together on their own next month if there is a lockout. I think it’s a great move by these young Chiefs. They know they have a good thing going in Kansas City and they are planning to do what it takes to not fall too far behind. That’s a sign of a mature group of players.
Adds the player: “It just feels like we’re always coming up with a new way to please them. It feels from our side like we’ve bent over backwards and made a number of creative proposals to them, all without getting the financial justification that they need a new system. Then they do things like hop on a plane and leave without telling us that they’re leaving. We’re not overanxious to pull the trigger on decertification, but we’re definitely not hesitant.”
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen