Written by Author David Smale
The subtitle labels it as ‘An Illustrated Timeline of the Kansas City Chiefs’. This book is so much more! My friend David Smale has taken a 57-year passion for the Chiefs and written it down in this timeless historical document of their hopes and dreams, wins and losses, the good teams and the disappointments. Highlights of iconic members of the organization such as Lamar Hunt, Hank Stram, all the players to be named, and yes, Pete Rozelle is right there alongside them helping to usher in the modern-day NFL (merger of the now-defunct AFL and old NFL into one monstrous league, which was the brainchild of Mr. Hunt). Kansas City fans know who coined the term ‘Super Bowl’, but does anyone else know? There’s the first AFL-NFL Championship Game, and final AFL Championship Game. Who doesn’t remember “65 Toss Power Trap”? Plan B becomes Plan A. What was that? Martyball. The lists of coaches, players, “23 Jet Chip Wasp”, and the parade 50 years in the making. It all started with Lenny Dawson and Otis Taylor. Before long, you’re introduced to Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and so many others. Talk about the comeback games! Buy the book, read all about it, enjoy a trip or two or three down memory lane. If you love football, you won’t be disappointed. If you love the Chiefs, you’ll read it cover to cover, and don’t forget, there are high quality glossy pictures!