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Sorry for the slow day around here yesterday. I was having an operation on my knee and was either getting cut open or doped up for most of the day yesterday. Thankfully, Andrew and Ladner had some interesting pieces ready to go to keep you all entertained.
As it stands, I am back in action, though still under the influence of pain medications. Actually, I feel a lot more like an NFL player now. I don’t know what those guys are always whining about.
Anyway, let’s get things rolling again with your Morning Fix!
Carl Peterson, former president of the Kansas City Chiefs, along with LSU Coach Les Miles, longtime high school coach Mickey Roussel of the Riverside Academy Rebels, and Ron Brocato, sports editor of the Clarion-Herald will be honored for their contributions to football by The Touchdown Club of New Orleans at a banquet Feb. 25, the club announced Wednesday.
“I hope not, because this is so much about this team,” Waters said. “It’s less about me and it’s more about this team, it’s unbelievable. That’s one thing I really appreciate here. … So I hope it’s not a sentimental thing with me. I really don’t.”Waters spent most of his career with the Kansas City Chiefs. With a rotating door at quarterback and head coach, Waters never had the stability and program that he has here in New England. Now, Waters is being coach by Bill Belichick and blocking for quarterback Tom Brady — two future Hall of Famers.
The new game also needed a name.Pete Rozelle settled on The AFL-NFL World Championship Game.
Lamar Hunt, the flamboyant owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, had seen his children playing with an incredibly bouncy ball. What’s that? He asked.
“It’s a Super Ball, Dad.”
From such humble, Wham-O powered beginnings sprang arguably the most valuable trademark in sports, recounted in Michael MacCambridge’s NFL history, America’s Game.