Welcome to Arrowhead Addict, a site we strive daily to make the best Kansas City Chiefs blog and news site on the Internet, and the inaugural site of theÂ FanSided.com Sports Network. Why did we start Arrowhead Addict? Because the Chiefs, easily one of the most popular teams in the league, didnâ€™t have nearly the coverage they deserved, especially from the perspective of the fan. That is why we started the site and remain dedicated to bringing you top-notch Chiefs news, views and original content, along with everything else a Chiefs fan could possibly want from a site. This is also a community where you the fan can come and voice your opinion on your Red and Gold. If you love Kansas City and your Chiefs, youâ€™ll love this site. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!
Adam and Zach Best
Arrowhead Addict Staff:
, co-founder/senior editor
: Best co-founded the site in the Spring of 2007. He has covered sports and entertainment (currently at FlickSided.com) for various publications and sources, including a weekly NFL feature to FOX Sports during the 2008 season. Best also serves as the CEO of the FanSided.com
Zach Best, co-founder/site director:
Best co-founded the site in the Spring of 2007. He’s an educator, entrepreneur, and football coach. Best also serves as the COO of the FanSided.com
Andrew Kulha, Editor: Andrew is the editor for Arrowhead Addict. Along with writing for the site he manages the rest of the writers to make sure you are getting the best content possible. Andrew spent three years at BleacherReport.com in multiple positions before coming to AA. He also currently works for 247Sports.com, a national recruiting site, covering Nebraska recruiting. Andrew is the Varsity running backs coach at North Kansas City High School.
Patrick Allen, Managing Editor: Patrick was brought on to be the new lead blogger for Arrowhead Addict in December of ’09. Along with being an avid sports fan, Patrick is also a writer and actor living in NYC. He is thrilled to have turned his obsessive love of the Kansas City Chiefs into an actual job. There is nothing quite like watching a football game, drinking a beer and calling it work.
Natasha Sims, Senior Copy Editor: Natasha grew up in a small Kansas town under the watchful gaze of a Christian Okoye poster (courtesy of her younger brother). After a fortuitous day, she stumbled upon Arrowhead Addict, and Chiefs news has never been the same since. As a self-proclamed grammar nerd, she joined the Arrowhead Addict team to make sure that the Chiefs are never the mighty Chefs, and that there/their/they’re is always used properly.
Ladner Morse, Assistant Editor: Ladner is an avid Chief fan who lives in Dallas, spent 21 years in K.C. and grew up as a Rams fan outside of L.A.. The strange thing about Ladner is, he enjoys the off season more than the regular season. Ladner offers unique insights on game legends, leagues trends, player development and organizational growth. Ladner has been a teacher for more than 30 years so you can only imagine he hasn’t got a clue what he’s talking about.
Stacy Smith, Assistant Editor: Stacy is a native of Kansas City with 15 years of experience as a freelance writer. He was invited to be part of the Arrowhead Addict staff after a four-week tryout in the summer of 2012. Smith has been a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs for more than 25 years. He also doubles as an arts educator and veteran member of the Kansas City music scene. Stacy is known to the local music community as Reach. He’s won the Pitch Music Award for Best Hip Hop three times (2008, 2012, and 2013).
Jason Seibel, Assistant Editor: Jason has been in the Air Force for almost 18 years and has lived in all four corners of the country as well as spent a significant time overseas. Weekly, he brings the Saturday Morning Feature to AA, as well as the “5 Keys to Victory,” “The Fantasy Post” and whatever else needs to be done around the site. His biggest project at AA is bringing Addicts the AA Radio show every week with editor, Andrew Kulha. He loves talking football and will impart his opinion on anyone…whether they want to hear it or not.
Lyle Graversen, Staff Writer: Lyle is a “professional band geek”, family man, and die hard Chiefs fan living in the Wichita area. I like to mix optimism and reason in my work. Some may label him a “Kool Aid” drinker, but he just can’t bring himself to let a team he loves so much make him miserable.
Nick Clayton, Staff Writer: Nick has been living outside of the States for years now, but that has only grown his Chiefs Pride. He is a journalist by trade and a Chief by blood. Born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, he was reared on Chiefs football and Jayhawks basketball. Nick is currently the Istanbul correspondent for Mergermarket, a part of the Financial Times Group.
Miles Yi, Staff Writer: Miles Yi was raised in Kansas City and his earliest memory is of eating frosty malts with those wooden spoons, sitting in 20 degree weather and watching Mike Livingston hand the ball off to Ed Podolak and MacArthur Lane. Miles loves writing for Arrowhead Addict and absolutely loathes the Raiders, Broncos and Chargers, and any team that may join the AFC West in the future.
Shane Summers, Staff Writer: Born in enemy territory Denver, raised by a father who worshiped John Elway, Shane moved to Kansas at an early age before he could be infected. While his father’s eyes would watch Elway drop back to pass, young Shane’s were fixated on Derrick Thomas blitzing around the end to sack the Broncos signal caller. He grew up loving Martyball, the aura of Arrowhead Stadium and remembers being Joe Montana for Halloween many times after his arrival. Shane has always been a fan of the Arrowhead Addict site and enjoys writing about the team he so passionately loves.
Keith Halpin, aka Merlin, Senior Staff Writer: Merlin is a long-time A.A. commenter and featured contributor. He has designed software and architectures for many years for major corporations. He loves the strategy of football especially the draft. Merlin has been a Chiefs fan for almost 40 years. He tries to bring a long-term, more strategy than logistics perspective to A.A. His ”Merlin’s Magic” features appear weekly.
Randy Murawski, Senior Staff Writer: Lifelong Missouri Resident. Hopeless dreamer. Arrowhead Addict 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 second row season ticket holders perspective of life inside the greatest football stadium in the world.
Damian Nelson, aka Double D, Senior Staff Writer: Long-time A.A. commenter and featured contributor. Arguably A.A.’s greatest commenter ever, D.D. now has a more formal commenter position.
Nathan Bramwell, Senior Staff Writer:
Franklin Cline, Copy Editor
Chris Nance, Facebook Manager -
Tony Rangel, Art Director -Tony is a Chiefs fan with a passion for all things digital. As a father of two girls, one of whom is an avid football fan, he tries to design things that are visually appealing for everyone. He’s from the Kansas City area, so you might recognize some inspirations for my work at http://tonyrangel.me.
Christopher Matthews, “One Arrowhead Drive” Creator, Producer: Needless to say… CHIEFS FAN! Originally from Kansas City, currently living in Minnesota. Video producer/editor, CGI artist, owner of CMStudios, and diehard Chiefs fan. Check out Chris’s personal site and youtube channel.
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