Author: Mark Stallard
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Texas oil millionaire Lamar Hunt’s pursuit of a professional football franchise led to the formation of a new league and ultimately a revolutionary change in the pro game itself. Hunt’s new team, the Dallas Texans, began play in the American Football league in 1960, and following the 1962 season, moved to Kansas City. They were renamed the Chiefs, and one of football’s great success stories was established. This chronicle of the history of the Kansas City Chiefs franchise covers everything—its beginning in Dallas with head coach Hank Stram, the great 1962 AFL championship game, the move to Kansas City, the AFL’s merger with the NFL, the team’s disappointing loss to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I, the magnificent victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV, the down-and-out years, and the return to the playoffs under Dick Vermeil. All historical moments, players, games, and coaches are included. This newly revised encyclopedia offers statistics and biographies for each and every player that has been part of the Kansas City Chiefs. Included within is a foreword by former player Otis Taylor. The Kansas City Chiefs Encyclopedia includes hundreds of photos of players, game action, stadiums, and more. The complete reference book on the Chiefs, the encyclopedia is a book that all true Kansas City fans must have.
Lamar Hunt's pro football franchise from the “Mickey Mouse” league reached its pinnacle on a January Sunday in New Orleans—his Chiefs defeated the NFL's Minnesota Vikings to become Super Bowl champions. It was the defining moment for the American Football League's best team.SUPER CHIEFS is a collection of narratives, anecdotes, and stories from the Kansas City Chiefs glorious decade (1960-69) in the AFL. The Chiefs won more games than any other team in the league, captured three AFL championships, and placed seven players on the All-Time AFL team. It wasn't easy. Fighting through a change of cities, various setbacks, and tragedies, the Chiefs also recorded many triumphs as they rose to the top of the pro football world.
Author: Linda E. Swayne
Release Date: 2011
"This four-volume set introduces, on the management side, principles and procedures of economics, budgeting and finance; leadership; governance; communication; business law and ethics; and human resources practices; all in the sports context. On the marketing side this reference resource explores two broad streams: marketing of sport and of sport-related products (promoting a particular team or selling team- and sport-related merchandise, for example), and using sports as a platform for marketing non-sports products, such as celebrity endorsements of a particular brand of watch or the corporate sponsorship of a tennis tournament. Together, these four volumes offer a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the state of sports management and marketing today, providing an invaluable print or online resource for student researchers"--
Author: Richard J. Shmelter
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation
This is the definitive reference work on the NFL’s Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. Part I is a season-by-season review, covering each game and player from every campaign. Part II includes a complete all-time roster of players and coaches, with biographical information, along with information on all draft picks, schedules, and individual awards and honors. Part III covers the characters, from executives to cheerleaders, who made the Raiders one of the most colorful organizations in professional sports, and details the franchise’s historic stadiums and uniforms.
Author: W. Augustus Low
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Release Date: 1981-01-01
An exhaustive reference work on the culture and history of Black America provides commentary and exact, factual information ranging from the colonial period to contemporary Black issues and achievements