The Morning Fix

“This (proposed) deal is good news for Kansas City and the Chiefs versus the way things were before,” said Marc Ganis, a sports business analyst in Chicago. “The league as a whole is going to be retaining more revenue. The league will have more means to expand their ways to generate additional revenue. So the Chiefs are better off as a business than they were in the 2006 deal, for instance.”

Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Javier Arenas, who played for Alabama, donated several autographed items for a race day raffle, and safety Reshard Langford plans to run in the race. Langford grew up in Alabama and reached out to the group about participating when he heard about it on television. Green said he plans to run and sign autographs and might be bringing other players and friends.

The group is not looking for more volunteers. Green and Jewell encouraged people who want to help to come as a participant.

These commercials are just a reminder of how on-field success can translate to major exposure. The Chiefs were a surprising 10-6 and won the AFC West division title in 2010.

The success clearly attracted Madison Ave. to the Heartland. Enjoy the exposure, Kansas City fans. I wouldn’t be surprised if commercial spots featuring the likes of playmakers Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe are not far off.

“For decades, (the NFL has) known that multiple blows to the head can lead to long-term brain injury,” the suit stated. “This action arises from the defendants’ failure to warn and protect NFL players such as plaintiffs against the long-term brain injury risks associated with football-related concussions.”

Greg Aiello , the NFL’s senior vice president of public relations, issued a release that stated the league had yet to see the suit but “would vigorously contest any claims of this kind.”