Notes From The Chiefs – July 13

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A thought or two about a thing or four . . .

A night of nostalgia in San Fran

I’ve been traveling a lot but my itinerary did not get me to the competition I most wanted to attend. No, not the World Cup. Don’t count me as a soccer hater, or soccer lover. All I know is football requires a helmet and a strange oblong ball.

No, the game I missed was Saturday evening in San Francisco at a soon to be demolished Candlestick Park. It was billed as the Legends of Candlestick and was the final event inside the stadium built in the early 1960s for the baseball Giants when they moved to the Bay Area from New York.

This flag-football event drew 25,000 fans and all proceeds were going to police and firemen charities in northern California. The leader of this event was former 49ers-Chiefs quarterback Joe Montana. But he wasn’t the only former player that wore red and gold taking part: quarterback Dave Krieg, quarterback Steve Bono, guard Will Shields, guard Dave Szott, safety Mark Collins and defensive tackle Dan Saleaumua.

Also part of the night was the Chiefs equipment manager Allen Wright. He was asked by Montana to join them and help with the locker room stuff. Montana always bonded with folks that worked behind the scenes and that happened in his two years in K.C. with Wright. That’s Wright posing above with Shields, Montana, Collins, Krieg and Szott.

The game was won by the 49ers alumni 45-40 with Montana connecting with former Niners owner Eddie DeBartolo for the winning score. Eddie D. wandered onto the field from the sidelines and was wide open.

The Bachelorette is in the fourth quarter

Aaron Murray’s older brother Josh is one of the final contestants in the ongoing Bachelorette show on ABC-TV.

This Monday’s episode highlights a trip that Josh Murray with bachelorette Andi Dorfman to the Dominican Republic. Last week, the episode showed Dorfman visiting the Murray family at their home. She found out that this Murray family sticks together and plans to make a lot of trips this fall to Kansas City, likely to watch Aaron stand on the sidelines. Said father Dennis Murray to Dorfman: “We’re all a very athletic family and we go places. Could you see yourself coming with us as a family to football games where Aaron may end up ending up? If you marry or are with him, that’s pretty much — we’re a unit.”

Said Dorfman: “Yeah, I mean, like, I would love to do that.”

But during the confessional interviews on the show, she expressed concerns that staying with Josh would mean her weekends would suddenly be all about Team Murray and going to see Aaron’s games in Kansas City. “I definitely hope that Josh’s family is ready to accept that if Josh and I end up together we’ll be making our own family and we’re never going to abandon our separate families, but our family will be the priority,” she said.

All of this was taped some time ago and Aaron knows the ultimate conclusion involving his brother, but acknowledged it would be very expensive if he should let the secret out. Josh Murray is one of three finalists and that will be pared to two on Monday night.

Just in case you may have already looked at all the Chiefs game tape from last season.

Training camp begins in one week

Next Monday, the Chiefs rookies and selected others will be on the practice field at Missouri Western State University. It’s almost here!

One Response to “Notes From The Chiefs – July 13”

  • July 15, 2014  - txchief says:

    I wish Joe Montana could have given the Chiefs one more season. I think that they would have probably won the Superbowl (R) the next year.

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