January 24, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; AFC running back Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs (25) catches the ball during practice for the 2013 Pro Bowl at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News 2/10

“Having had the pleasure, pain and honor in competing against Derrick, I give my total support to his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2005. His contribution to the game as a player and man are more than deserving to join the exclusive group of men in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.” – HOF QB John Elway

“Derrick Thomas changed the way the game is played and how other players at his position are now measured. To me, there is a rare group of players who possess both the will and the innate ability to change the course of a game on every defensive snap, their names are Deacon Jones, Lawrence Taylor, Reggie White and Derrick Thomas.” – HOF RB Marcus Allen

“Throughout my professional career, I played against many Hall of Famers. Derrick Thomas definitely fits that mold. His quickness, and his intensity and love for the game was matched by only a few players. We actually game planned for #58. I needed to know where he was lined up at all times, as did my offensive line. Not many teams would actually game plan around one player, but the Buffalo Bills certainly did every time we faced him.” – HOF QB Jim Kelly


Kansas City Chiefs mascot KC Wolf has been nominated for the Most Awesome Mascot Award as part of the Cartoon Network’s Hall of Game Awards, to be aired on Monday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. CT on the Cartoon Network.

Chiefs fans are encouraged to vote for KC Wolf to win the Most Awesome Mascot Award by visiting www.hallofgame.com. KC Wolf is vying for the title of Most Awesome Mascot Award against Louie (St. Louis Blues), Lou Seal (San Francisco Giants), and Rocky (Denver Nuggets). Fans can continue voting for KC Wolf until 11 a.m. CT Saturday, Feb. 9.


Last fall, the Chiefs put out a call to artists residing in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Recently, nine artists received invitations to present proposals for the project’s first phase, a series of site-specific pieces for the big walls of the second level Tower Clubs, as well as the escalator areas.

Dallas-based Sharron Hunt, daughter of Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt, is directing the program with input from her brothers, team chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, Lamar Hunt Jr. and Daniel Hunt.

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His group of friends was small and tight. They went to the Great Mall of the Great Plains to dance on the arcade’s Dance Dance Revolution machine. (Dropbox has one in its offices. The song “Bumble Bee” is a Ferdowsi favorite.) He is a huge — and frustrated — Kansas City Chiefs fan.

Weekend nights Arash was with friends at the IHOP or Wendy’s off 135th Street.

“I think people would probably, like, people would probably point to me as someone who was likely to be — how do I phrase this?” he said. “A kind of a go-to person if you needed help with math or computers or science or anything like that and, just generally, hopefully, a nice person.

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