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Editorial Staff

Ben Nielsen, editor

A born and raised Kansas Citian who is far too loyal to the Royals and Chiefs. Attended college on purpose. Has never seen The Wire. Editor of Arrowhead Addict Email: bdn723[at]gmail[dot]com

Patrick Allen, VP, Content & Strategy

Allen is VP, Content & Strategy for the FanSided. He has been with the network since 2009 when he was hired to be the editor Arrowhead Addict. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and is proud to be a tortured fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Nick Floyd, Staff Writer

Nick Floyd was born in Kansas has been a die hard Chiefs fan since childhood. He currently resides, unfortunately , in Bronco territory in western Nebraska. Even though most of the brainwashed people here are Bronco fans, he still holds true to the Chiefs. An actor and musician, he is well versed in all things Chiefs, he enjoys contributing to Arrowhead Addict and discussing his Kansas City Chiefs.

Stacy D. Smith, Senior Staff Writer

Kansas City native and lifelong fan of the Chiefs. Long-time reader of AA who loitered his way onto the staff. Priest Holmes stan, hopeless romantic for the confines of Arrowhead Stadium, and veteran of the KC music scene (2012 & 2013 Pitch Music Award: Best Hip Hop Act). By all accounts, great guy.

Austin Pitts, Staff Writer

Nicholas Alan Clayton, Senior Staff Writer

I may have been living outside of the States for years now, but that has only grown my Chiefs Pride. I am a journalist by trade and a Chief by blood. Born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, I was reared on Chiefs football and Jayhawks basketball. I am currently the Istanbul correspondent for Mergermarket, a part of the Financial Times Group.

Laddie Morse, Senior Staff Writer

Laddie lives in Dallas now but, spent 20 years in Kansas City after growing up outside of Los Angeles. Laddie offers unique insights into league trends, game legends, player development and organizational growth. Laddie has been an Instructor for more than 30 years so you can only imagine -- he hasn’t got a clue what he’s talking about.

Lyle Graversen, Senior Staff Writer

This "Armchair Quarterback" is a devoted family man, a public school music teacher, and a die-hard Kansas City Chiefs fan. You can read his thoughts on the Chiefs Mondays at and his new NFL Armchair Quarterback column Thursdays on Follow him on Twitter: @LyleGraversen

The Arrowhead Adventurer!, Staff Writer

Lifelong Missouri Resident. Hopeless dreamer. AA expert on tailgating, cheerleader watching, bbq eating. Reports with news and views from the stands after each home game, other events and, occasionally, away games. Randy brings a lower level season ticket holders perspective of life inside the greatest football stadium in the world.

Drew Clark, Staff Writer

Just a 19 year old kid looking for his place in this world, attending Missouri State University-West Plains. Love everything about the Chiefs, Cardinals, and Longhorns.

Kenny Cember, Staff Writer

Graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo in May 2013 with a B.A. in Communication. I am from New City, New York where me and my father grew up diehard Chiefs fans. My late Uncle Mark, my father's brother, was the original Chiefs fan of the family and he passed away in July, 2012. I partly do some of this in his memory. I love writing about the Chiefs, but I want to eventually move out to KC and try to get onto 610 Sports Radio. It is really awesome writing and podcasting for this blog and my goal is to get you guys to think about things and just enjoy some of my opinion, even if they want to make you punch me in the face. My column is known as "Debbie Downer Says" because, well, I'm too much of a Chiefs realist.

merlin, Senior Contributor

I’m a long-time A.A. commenter and featured contributor. I have designed software and architectures for many years for major corporations. I love the strategy of football especially the draft. I have been a Chiefs fan for more than 40 years. I try to bring a long-term, more strategy than logistics perspective to A.A. My “Merlin’s Magic” features appear sporadically.

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Patrick AllenVP, Content & Strategy

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