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Fire Me Boy!
01-30-2007, 09:04 AM
Jack Steadman announced today that he is retiring from his position as Vice Chairman of the Chiefs effective January 31st. Steadman, who has served in a senior capacity with the Chiefs since their founding in 1960, will also step down as chairman of Hunt Midwest Enterprises (HME) at that time.

“Next to my father Lamar, no single person has had a greater impact on the Chiefs organization than Jack Steadman,” Chiefs Chairman Clark K. Hunt said. “For nearly six decades, he has tirelessly supported our family serving as the driving force behind almost every major initiative undertaken in that time. From facilitating the Chiefs move to Kansas City to assisting in the construction of the Truman Sports Complex, and its upcoming renovation, Jack leaves an indelible mark on the Chiefs. We thank him for his outstanding contributions and wish both he and his wife Judy the best in retirement.”

Steadman – the franchise’s first general manager – also served as executive vice president, president, vice chairman and chairman in his 47 years with the Chiefs. He won four championships as general manager including the team’s Super Bowl IV title.

It was Steadman who conceived the dual-stadium idea at the Harry S Truman Sports Complex, which houses Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadiums. At the time of its construction, the complex was recognized as one of the most well-conceived sports facilities in the world.

Keeping with Lamar Hunt’s desire to invest in the Kansas City community, Steadman joined Hunt in the development of Worlds of Fun, a 165-acre family entertainment complex which opened in 1973. In 1982 with Steadman’s guidance, HME Entertainment, Inc. – the parent company of Worlds of Fun – added the 60-acre family water recreation park, Oceans of Fun to the complex.

In addition, Steadman helped found Hunt Midwest Enterprises, which owns and operates the world’s largest underground industrial park and is a residential and commercial real estate developer in Kansas City. HME also owns 50 percent of Hunt Martin Materials, a limestone rock mining company.

“To have the opportunity to work with and for the people of Kansas City in varying capacities over the last 47 years has truly been an honor and one I will always cherish,” Steadman said. “It was a pleasure to work with Lamar on the projects he loved so much, and I thank the entire Hunt family for their friendship and support through the years.”

As chairman of the NFL Employees Benefit Committee and a member of the NFL Investment Committee, Steadman worked to ensure that all employees of the NFL could share in the league’s success. He helped design the comprehensive benefit package NFL employees enjoy today.

In addition to his sports and business endeavors, Steadman worked closely with many civic and non-profit organizations. He is a past chairman, president and campaign chairman of the Heart of America United Way, served as president of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Civic Council Board of Directors. He is also a past chairman and board member of the Private Industry Council and the Full Employment Council. For his outstanding contributions to the Kansas City business community, Steadman was honored by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City as the “Kansas Citian of the Year” in 1988.

Steadman currently serves as a director of the American Royal Association and the Starlight Theatre Association. Steadman is also an Advisory Trustee for Midwest Research Institute.

In 2005, the Chiefs honored Steadman for his many years of service by making him the only club executive other than Lamar Hunt to be enshrined in the Chiefs Hall of Fame. At his induction ceremony, it was Hunt who summarized his impact on the organization. “Jack’s contributions to the American Football League, Arrowhead Stadium and the Chiefs franchise have helped to positively define the sport in Mid-America,” Hunt said.

Simplex3
01-30-2007, 09:07 AM
That's the first step. Now if we could just get rid of Carl and his lackeys...

Iowanian
01-30-2007, 09:08 AM
Finally.

It would sure be nice if the feint thumps on the stairs are Carl Stepping down as well.

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-30-2007, 09:08 AM
I guess I can cancel that car bomb.

hawkchief
01-30-2007, 09:10 AM
Interesting. I thought that Steadman was scheduled to relieve Carl and take over as GM, as the fans have been clamoring for "new" blood.

Mr. Kotter
01-30-2007, 09:11 AM
Maybe they can move Carl into his spot??? :hmmm:

At least he won't do as much damage there....

Probably not though. :banghead:

htismaqe
01-30-2007, 09:12 AM
That's the first step. Now if we could just get rid of Carl and his lackeys...

It only took 18 years after Steadman was "replaced" for him to actually be GONE.

We'll be seeing Carl around Arrowhead until 2040 at least.

bkkcoh
01-30-2007, 09:12 AM
Interesting. I thought that Steadman was scheduled to relieve Carl and take over as GM, as the fans have been clamoring for "new" blood.


BTDT, don't want to do it again....


:banghead:

Rain Man
01-30-2007, 09:21 AM
AND STAY OUT!

BigRedChief
01-30-2007, 09:41 AM
I'm still pissed he's on the ring of fame.:mad:

Redrum_69
01-30-2007, 09:51 AM
Carl Peterson is having a news conference today at 1:00

SNR
01-30-2007, 10:31 AM
Vice Chairman is above GM, isn't it?

A possible "promotion" for Carl for all of his years of fine work is in order, wouldn't you say? :hmmm:

Mr. Kotter
01-30-2007, 10:36 AM
Vice Chairman is above GM, isn't it?

A possible "promotion" for Carl for all of his years of fine work is in order, wouldn't you say? :hmmm:

About nine or ten of us beat you to the idea....

"Fugg up, move up."

If it takes him out of the GM's chair, I'd be okay with it. :thumb:

siberian khatru
01-30-2007, 10:40 AM
I'm still pissed he's on the ring of fame.:mad:

At least Steadman helped build the SB teams.

Now, if Schaaf were on the ring ... :cuss:

Chief Henry
01-30-2007, 10:45 AM
I wish this said Carl Peterson was retiring !

Dartgod
01-30-2007, 10:53 AM
Interesting. I thought that Steadman was scheduled to relieve Carl and take over as GM, as the fans have been clamoring for "new" blood.
BAN HIM!!

Frankie
01-30-2007, 11:36 AM
Interesting. I thought that Steadman was scheduled to relieve Carl and take over as GM, as the fans have been clamoring for "new" blood.
You must be a young fan. Steadman was the Chiefs GM before Carl. He's the guy who brought us the Chiefs of the '70s and '80s. If Carl were Al Pacino Steadman would be Pauly Shore.

htismaqe
01-30-2007, 11:42 AM
hawkchief is being sarcastic.

Coach
01-30-2007, 12:23 PM
Well, it's about f**king time.

ChiefsCountry
01-30-2007, 12:26 PM
You must be a young fan. Steadman was the Chiefs GM before Carl. He's the guy who brought us the Chiefs of the '70s and '80s. If Carl were Al Pacino Steadman would be Pauly Shore.

Actually Schaff was the gm before Peterson. Steadman was just president during that time.

Fire Me Boy!
01-30-2007, 12:27 PM
You must be a young fan. Steadman was the Chiefs GM before Carl. He's the guy who brought us the Chiefs of the '70s and '80s. If Carl were Al Pacino Steadman would be Pauly Shore.


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CoMoChief
01-30-2007, 12:27 PM
I'm still pissed he's on the ring of fame.:mad:


Well get ready to be even more pissed when Carl is up there someday. Whenever that induction ceremony takes place Im gonna be at that game and booo as loud as I can. Just like the Brigade game. Only this time more people will do it.

Dartgod
01-30-2007, 12:32 PM
Well get ready to be even more pissed when Carl is up there someday. Whenever that induction ceremony takes place Im gonna be at that game and booo as loud as I can. Just like the Brigade game. Only this time more people will do it.
That's dumb. Carl, despite his inability to get us to the Super Bowl revived Chiefs football and made Arrowhead THE place to be for NFL football. Why would you boo that?

BigRedChief
01-30-2007, 12:40 PM
Well get ready to be even more pissed when Carl is up there someday. Whenever that induction ceremony takes place Im gonna be at that game and booo as loud as I can. Just like the Brigade game. Only this time more people will do it.
Even though I'm the ring leader of running King Carl out of town on a rail. He still can't draft on the first day for chit and or chose a big time FA But, I'll not be booing on that day.
He was responsible for starting the tailgate atmosphere at Arrowhead and rescuing our team from the Steadman era. He does deserve props for that.

ChiefsFanatic
01-30-2007, 12:58 PM
I don't think he retired. I think Clark told him the effin gravy train is over.

At least that is what I am going to tell myself.

crazycoffey
01-30-2007, 01:06 PM
so if carl becomes "vice chair" who do we want as our GM, let the debacle, ah... er.... debate begin;

DV?
Levy?
Bill Parcells?

I realize of course an ex coach may not be the best GM choice, but rather wanted to get some spark going.

booger
01-30-2007, 03:10 PM
Did tony the band leader dude get promoted yet?

Smed1065
01-30-2007, 03:55 PM
That's dumb. Carl, despite his inability to get us to the Super Bowl revived Chiefs football and made Arrowhead THE place to be for NFL football. Why would you boo that?

Maybe the playoff game results that we did manage to play in?

He revived the profits maybe, I'll give that to him.

Revived the season ticket holders as well.

Revived the play-offs for us?

Revived the team.....Guess that depends on the definition?


:hmmm:

Woodrow Call
01-30-2007, 04:00 PM
so if carl becomes "vice chair" who do we want as our GM, let the debacle, ah... er.... debate begin;

DV?
Levy?
Bill Parcells?

I realize of course an ex coach may not be the best GM choice, but rather wanted to get some spark going.

I would probably turn in my Chiefs fan card if DV were named GM.

siberian khatru
01-30-2007, 04:04 PM
so if carl becomes "vice chair" who do we want as our GM, let the debacle, ah... er.... debate begin;

DV?
Levy?
Bill Parcells?



Herm.

Deberg_1990
01-30-2007, 04:49 PM
so if carl becomes "vice chair" who do we want as our GM, let the debacle, ah... er.... debate begin;

DV?
Levy?
Bill Parcells?

I realize of course an ex coach may not be the best GM choice, but rather wanted to get some spark going.

Marty perhaps? After he wins his Super Bowl title?

Extra Point
01-30-2007, 05:03 PM
That's the first step. Now if we could just get rid of Carl and his lackeys...

CP just made room for a lackey. Sorry for the bad news.

I thought JS retired 15 years ago.

Deberg_1990
01-30-2007, 05:06 PM
I thought JS retired 15 years ago.

He actually retired about 30 years ago while still on the job.....

Manila-Chief
01-30-2007, 06:59 PM
At least Steadman helped build the SB teams.

Now, if Schaaf were on the ring ... :cuss:

IIRC, Steadman did not take control of the team until after we won the S.B. I believe it was Hank Starm that had the reigns and build the S.B. team? IIRC it was because the team spent so much money to build the championship team that Lamar placed Jack into power to save money??? As a results we've only sniffed the big game 1 time since we won the S.B.

So, does our lack of a championship rest upon the owners shoulders or not????

Yes, Jack bears the responsibility for the poor teams of the late 70's/80's.... I have not been around there for the last few years but it seems to me Jack had very little (if anything) to do with the team since Kingless began his reign??? Therefore, I see that this decision doesn't anything for the 2006 Chiefs.

stevieray
01-30-2007, 08:07 PM
dang, quite a resume.

He spotted me in Indy...smiled and came over and shook my hand and thanked me for coming to the game.

siberian khatru
01-30-2007, 08:09 PM
IIRC, Steadman did not take control of the team until after we won the S.B. I believe it was Hank Starm that had the reigns and build the S.B. team?

According to his official Chiefs bio, Steadman was promoted from General Manager to Executive Vice President and General Manager in 1966.

Dartgod
01-30-2007, 08:11 PM
Maybe the playoff game results that we did manage to play in?

He revived the profits maybe, I'll give that to him.

Revived the season ticket holders as well.

Revived the play-offs for us?

Revived the team.....Guess that depends on the definition?


:hmmm:
Were you even around in the late 70s - 80's?

Frankie
01-31-2007, 08:39 AM
Actually Schaff was the gm before Peterson. Steadman was just president during that time.
I stand corrected. But Schaff was Steadman's puppet.

Frankie
01-31-2007, 08:49 AM
Even though I'm the ring leader of running King Carl out of town on a rail. He still can't draft on the first day for chit and or chose a big time FA ...
I think he can be successful the first day of draft if he sets aside his woody for "reaching" for lower ranking players much higher than they are projected to be picked. It's as if he wants to prove everybody wrong and show off his ultimate genius.

As for FAs he's been pretty hit and miss. His first ever FA was our probowl Samoan DT off Detroit's reserves (name escapes me). He also did bring in Marcus Allen. I'm sure they are a couple of more I can think of if I tried a bit harder. The problem is he has never brought in an effective 'class' of FAs in one offseason.

Frankie
01-31-2007, 08:50 AM
I don't think he retired. I think Clark told him the effin gravy train is over.

I was thinking exactly the same thing. It's peculiar he retires just as Lamar is no longer around.

Frankie
01-31-2007, 08:54 AM
dang, quite a resume.

He spotted me in Indy...smiled and came over and shook my hand and thanked me for coming to the game.
Perhaps the strongest part of Steadman's resume. ;)

Dartgod
01-31-2007, 09:33 AM
His first ever FA was our probowl Samoan DT off Detroit's reserves (name escapes me).
Saleamua. What I wouldn't give for a DT of his caliber right now.

htismaqe
01-31-2007, 09:40 AM
I think he can be successful the first day of draft if he sets aside his woody for "reaching" for lower ranking players much higher than they are projected to be picked. It's as if he wants to prove everybody wrong and show off his ultimate genius.

As for FAs he's been pretty hit and miss. His first ever FA was our probowl Samoan DT off Detroit's reserves (name escapes me). He also did bring in Marcus Allen. I'm sure they are a couple of more I can think of if I tried a bit harder. The problem is he has never brought in an effective 'class' of FAs in one offseason.

Carl doesn't draft people!!!

Carl has always allow the coaches and coordinators to take their guys. He's only overruled them in extreme cases (ie. Larry Johnson).

OnTheWarpath58
01-31-2007, 09:48 AM
Carl doesn't draft people!!!

Carl has always allow the coaches and coordinators to take their guys. He's only overruled them in extreme cases (ie. Larry Johnson).

You would think after all these years, people would understand that.......

hawkchief
01-31-2007, 10:21 AM
You would think after all these years, people would understand that.......

Understand what, the duplicity of his position on the draft and when he does or doesn't take credit for picks?

Maybe people don't understand it becasue Carl typically treats players like DT, Gonzo and LJ like his sons, every time he speaks publically, and makes it clear that he had the "ultimate decision" in them being picked. If he indeed has the ultimate decision, then he needs to step up and take credit for all of the pi$$ poor picks in the draft (too many to list)and FA this organization has had under his watch over the past 18 years - not just the good ones.

He's got every media type parroting his mantra about LJ not being picked if it weren't for him overriding DV. Carl has always wanted it both ways, and some people are dense enough to give him a pass on all his shitty picks and let him pawn them off as Marty's, Vermiel's, Gunther's etc..

Those same people allow him to take credit for LJ and the few other good picks. It's Carl's draft in good and bad, period - he's the President, CEO, GM blah, blah, blah.. His track record in the draft and FA are not acceptable for a man who has managed to keep his job as long as he has.

htismaqe
01-31-2007, 10:28 AM
Understand what, the duplicity of his position on the draft and when he does or doesn't take credit for picks?

Maybe people don't understand it becasue Carl typically treats players like DT, Gonzo and LJ like his sons, every time he speaks publically, and makes it clear that he had the "ultimate decision" in them being picked. If he indeed has the ultimate decision, then he needs to step up and take credit for all of the pi$$ poor picks in the draft (too many to list)and FA this organization has had under his watch over the past 18 years - not just the good ones.

He's got every media type parroting his mantra about LJ not being picked if it weren't for him overriding DV. Carl has always wanted it both ways, and some people are dense enough to give him a pass on all his shitty picks and let him pawn them off as Marty's, Vermiel's, Gunther's etc..

Those same people allow him to take credit for LJ and the few other good picks. It's Carl's draft in good and bad, period - he's the President, CEO, GM blah, blah, blah.. His track record in the draft and FA are not acceptable for a man who has managed to keep his job as long as he has.

The draft record speaks for itself. The types of players picked provide all the evidence one needs.

And Carl has never once publically taken all the credit for DT or Gonzo. The public credit given to Carl for making the ultimate decision on LJ came from DICK VERMEIL.

So can your shit. Nobody here is defending Carl.

Dartgod
01-31-2007, 10:28 AM
Carl doesn't draft people!!!

Carl has always allow the coaches and coordinators to take their guys. He's only overruled them in extreme cases (ie. Larry Johnson).
And Blackledge. Don't forget about Todd Blackledge.

Frankie
01-31-2007, 11:31 AM
And Blackledge. Don't forget about Todd Blackledge.
We need a smily for sarcasm.