Tales from the Kansas City Chiefs Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Chiefs Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) (Hardcover)

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Beginning with their founding as the Dallas Texans of the American Football League in 1960, the Kansas City Chiefs have been one of professional football’s most storied franchises. In Tales from the Kansas City Chiefs Sideline, veteran sportswriter Bob Gretz brings the team’s rich history to life.

Gretz begins with the Chiefs’ visionary, 27-year-old owner Lamar Hunt, who founded not only a team but an entire league. After the Texans won the AFL championship in 1962, Hunt moved the team out of his hometown to Kansas City. Two Super Bowl appearances as the representative of the AFL culminated in a Chiefs’ championship in 1970, despite being a double-digit underdog to the Minnesota Vikings. It would be the final game featuring an AFL team, as the Chiefs and nine other teams merged with the NFL. Gretz covers the battles leading up to the merger along with the high and low points in team history—the lean years (1972–88); the “Carl and Marty” era, when the team made the play-offs in six consecutive seasons; the “Joe and Marcus” show of 1993; the dismal 2008 season; and the team’s 2013 renewal under Andy Reid and John Dorsey.

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About the Author


Bob Gretz has been writing about the NFL since 1977. In 1981, he began covering the Chiefs for the Kansas City Times and Kansas City Star, and he’s been hanging around Arrowhead Stadium ever since. He spent eighteen years as part of the Chiefs Radio Network game-day broadcasts, and he was the lead columnist on the team’s website, KCChiefs.com, for ten years. For the last six years, he’s operated his own website, BobGretz.com, devoted to the Chiefs and the NFL. His writing has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors and the Pro Football Writers of America. He lives in Overland Park, Kansas.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781613218136
ISBN-10: 1613218133
Publisher: Sports Publishing
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2015
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Tales from the Team