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Ari Chi3fs
03-11-2008, 08:33 PM
Sayers was drafted by the Chiefs of the AFL and the Bears of the NFL. It makes me wonder if the Chiefs might have won Superbowl I, if he had joined the Chiefs instead.

He went to Kansas and would have been the ultimate hero if he had joined our team. What a douche! He cost us SB I. Damn the matriculation. :cuss:

Ari Chi3fs
03-11-2008, 08:36 PM
Sayers was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFL and the Bears in the NFL (fourth overall pick, immediately after Chicago selected another All-American, linebacker Dick Butkus). Despite a more lucrative offer from the Chiefs, Sayers chose the Bears, even though he described their counter-offer as "$4.95 and a carton of Cokes."

Extra Point
03-11-2008, 08:39 PM
I'm happy with the results of the ball carrier on "65 Toss Power Trap," thank you very much. I'm not happy with the results since the team's last 13-3 team's playoff loss.

greg63
03-11-2008, 08:45 PM
This is relevant how?

Ari Chi3fs
03-11-2008, 09:08 PM
I was doing some searching for the all time #1 draft picks by the Chiefs, and Gale Sayers name pops up.

Anywhooo, anyone know the reason he DIDN'T sign with the Chiefs?

Rain Man
03-11-2008, 10:08 PM
I'd never thought about this. Imagine what would be different:

1. The Chiefs would've been viewed as an all-time NFL dynasty with at least two of the first four Super Bowl wins (and possibly more).

2. Vince Lombardi and the Packers would still be famous, but more in the way of the old Browns of the 1950s than in comparison to modern teams. Teams who won their championships prior to the Super Bowl tend to be somewhat underappreciated.

3. Sayers would possibly have not blown out his knee, and would've been playing well into the early 70s, breaking records along the way.

4. Joe Namath would be remembered similar to George Blanda or Jack Kemp or something - just another throw-happy quarterback.

5. Otis Taylor, Jim Tyrer, Ed Budde, and Johnny Robinson would be in the Hall of Fame.

Dartgod
03-11-2008, 10:25 PM
DAMMIT, CARL! :cuss:

KCrockaholic
03-11-2008, 11:29 PM
I was doing some searching for the all time #1 draft picks by the Chiefs, and Gale Sayers name pops up.

Anywhooo, anyone know the reason he DIDN'T sign with the Chiefs?

the reason he didnt sign with the chiefs is because he felt like a black man would have a better "chance" in chicago than in KC at the time...which is probably true for him.

I dont blame him honestly

Ari Chi3fs
03-12-2008, 12:22 AM
Wow, considering most of our team was black, that is surprising. Especially since he would have been so close to Lawrence KS. Dammit Gale...

ChiefsCountry
03-12-2008, 07:19 AM
He didnt sign with the Chiefs bc of the racism in Kansas City at that time. Chicago was better for African-Americans at the time.

Skip Towne
03-12-2008, 08:21 AM
We lost SB1 by 4 TD's. Sayers wouldn't have made that much difference. The Pack dominated the 2nd half.

stevieray
03-12-2008, 08:32 AM
if the racism was so bad, why did so many players stay, even after their careers were over?

I don't buy it.

Skip Towne
03-12-2008, 08:38 AM
if the racism was so bad, why did so many players stay, even after their careers were over?

I don't buy it.

I don't either. Wilt Chamberlain came to Kansas because they were one of the few teams who would play black guys.

orange
03-12-2008, 10:23 AM
When I saw this thread, I thought, "Didn't the Packers blow the Chiefs out? How was Gale Sayers going to stop the Green Bay offense?"

But I wanted to be sure, so I checked the Wiki for Super Bowl I.

... and look at what I found:


Bart Starr threw a pass to reserve receiver Max McGee, who had replaced injured starter Boyd Dowler earlier in the drive. McGee slipped past Butt-Pirates cornerback Willie Mitchell, made a one-handed catch at the 23-yard line, and then took off for a 37-yard touchdown reception. On their ensuing drive, the Butt-Pirates moved the ball to Green Bay's 33-yard line, but kicker Mike Mercer missed a 4-yard field goal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_I

Looks like there is at least one Raiders fan who knows how to hack.

Ari Chi3fs
03-12-2008, 10:30 AM
its been fixed. Damn Raider phags.

orange
03-12-2008, 10:41 AM
You missed the links at the bottom. I would fix it myself, but I don't know how.

[Edit] Also several mentions of "Louisiana."

milkman
03-12-2008, 11:37 AM
I've been giving this question some thought, and I can't say that the Chiefs would have won that game with Sayers.

However, the Chiefs played the Pack close in the first half, but couldn't get the ground game untracked.

Curtis McClinton was a solid, but fairly pedestrian RB.

The Pack in the second half blitzed Lenny Dawson unmercifully, and the Chiefs couldn't get anything going on offense.

Sayers might not have changed the ultimate outcome, but if he had been a part of that game, he more than likely would have affected the how the Packer defense attacked the Chiefs, and the score might have been closer.

Ari Chi3fs
03-12-2008, 11:44 AM
Yeah, thanks for the insight guys. It was weird because for some reason, I never knew that Gale Sayers was drafted by the Chiefs. It could have been an interesting marriage if he had joined the Chiefs. But alas... makes for good daydreams though. Sayers was unreal, and would LOVED to have seen footage of him in red and gold.

El Jefe
03-12-2008, 01:45 PM
Yeah, thanks for the insight guys. It was weird because for some reason, I never knew that Gale Sayers was drafted by the Chiefs. It could have been an interesting marriage if he had joined the Chiefs. But alas... makes for good daydreams though. Sayers was unreal, and would LOVED to have seen footage of him in red and gold.

I must admit to not knowing that myself.

StcChief
03-12-2008, 01:45 PM
I've been giving this question some thought, and I can't say that the Chiefs would have won that game with Sayers.

However, the Chiefs played the Pack close in the first half, but couldn't get the ground game untracked.

Curtis McClinton was a solid, but fairly pedestrian RB.

The Pack in the second half blitzed Lenny Dawson unmercifully, and the Chiefs couldn't get anything going on offense.

Sayers might not have changed the ultimate outcome, but if he had been a part of that game, he more than likely would have affected the how the Packer defense attacked the Chiefs, and the score might have been closer.
yep. score closer for sure but a W in SB I???

might have made team different in subsequent years. May have made it instead of the Faiders...

ChiefsCountry
03-12-2008, 02:54 PM
if the racism was so bad, why did so many players stay, even after their careers were over?

I don't buy it.

The Chiefs had a story about it in one of their yearbooks. I think it was the 2006 one. It was how the 65 Chiefs saved the team in the Kansas City and it had some intresting things about the city at that time.