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Fat Elvis
08-15-2012, 09:22 AM
...but elected to play in the NFL. Who knew?

ChiefsNow
08-15-2012, 09:28 AM
cool fact. If it is a fact.

Rain Man
08-15-2012, 09:33 AM
We also drafted Roger Staubach.

Amnorix
08-15-2012, 09:50 AM
Interesting...

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/kan/draft.htm

The Cowboys really screwed you guys over. In addition to Staubach you also drafted Bob Lilly (2nd round 1961)

Ace Gunner
08-15-2012, 09:52 AM
Ya, but considering the Chiefs used Mack Lee Hill for a paltry 125 carries that 1965 season, it was a no brainer Sayers would choose an NFL team, especially a pounder like Chicago.

Ace Gunner
08-15-2012, 09:54 AM
Interesting...

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/kan/draft.htm

The Cowboys really screwed you guys over. In addition to Staubach you also drafted Bob Lilly (2nd round 1961)

That's kind of twisted -- these players had a choice between "jobs" and chose to go with an established, good paying NFL corporation over an upstart, low paying AFL.

Sofa King
08-15-2012, 09:56 AM
Never heard of those players.

barry_smilez20
08-15-2012, 09:56 AM
Another Carl Peterson draft blunder.

DA_T_84
08-15-2012, 09:58 AM
That's kind of twisted -- these players had a choice between "jobs" and chose to go with an established, good paying NFL corporation over an upstart, low paying AFL.

Somethings never change.

AMIRITE?


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Rain Man
08-15-2012, 10:01 AM
Interesting...

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/kan/draft.htm

The Cowboys really screwed you guys over. In addition to Staubach you also drafted Bob Lilly (2nd round 1961)


Not to mention that the Cowboys were created in large part to put the AFL out of business. The Cowboys are bad, bad news.

I could be wrong, but I think Lamar wanted a Dallas franchise in the NFL first. Then when he didn't get it he started the AFL, and the same year the NFL created the Cowboys. I don't remember if they did that in response to Lamar, though, or if they were doing it anyway and Lamar just didn't get the franchise.

DaKCMan AP
08-15-2012, 10:06 AM
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KCrockaholic
08-15-2012, 10:07 AM
I knew. He thought a black man would do better in Chicago than KC at the time. That was his main reason.

Yet he went to KU...

Ace Gunner
08-15-2012, 10:09 AM
Somethings never change.

AMIRITE?


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milkman
08-15-2012, 10:07 PM
Not to mention that the Cowboys were created in large part to put the AFL out of business. The Cowboys are bad, bad news.

I could be wrong, but I think Lamar wanted a Dallas franchise in the NFL first. Then when he didn't get it he started the AFL, and the same year the NFL created the Cowboys. I don't remember if they did that in response to Lamar, though, or if they were doing it anyway and Lamar just didn't get the franchise.

That's true.

I am really surprised by the OP poster.

I thought everyone knew that the Chiefs drafted Sayers.

RustShack
08-15-2012, 10:21 PM
Everyone in America knows this. Well the Chiefs fans at least.

Chiefs Pantalones
08-15-2012, 10:28 PM
I was thought about in 1960. My real birthday is May 26, 1963. PS. I was conceived May 22, 1963. :)

Tribal Warfare
08-15-2012, 10:39 PM
...but elected to play in the NFL. Who knew?

Lamar offered him more money too, but he thought playing in the NFL would be more stable since back then the AFL was thought of as a fad that would disappear.

Frankie
08-15-2012, 10:41 PM
...but elected to play in the NFL. Who knew?

I did.

I thought it was common knowledge.

Frankie
08-15-2012, 10:42 PM
Somethings never change.

AMIRITE?


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The Chiefication of the Cowboys continues.

Tribal Warfare
08-15-2012, 10:42 PM
I did.

I thought it was common knowledge.

same here, I guess some are still n00bs concerning KC Chief trivia/history

ChiefsCountry
08-15-2012, 10:43 PM
Royals drafted better football players in the 80s than the Chiefs did. Dan Marino, John Elway, Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders.

Frankie
08-15-2012, 10:44 PM
That's true.

I am really surprised by the OP poster.

I thought everyone knew that the Chiefs drafted Sayers.

Heh.

cdcox
08-15-2012, 10:45 PM
We stole Otis Taylor, Mike Garrett and Buck Buchanan from the NFL. Maybe some others.

Lamar lived off of besting the NFL. It was a bitter revenge thing, since the NFL spurned Lamar's efforts to start an expansion team. The NFL only expanded after Lamar started the AFL. The merger was the worst thing that has ever happened to the Chiefs because Lamar didn't have anyone left he wanted to stab in the face, Al Davis not withstanding.

barry_smilez20
08-15-2012, 10:46 PM
I did.

I thought it was common knowledge.

Retaining facts takes a superior IQ

Tribal Warfare
08-15-2012, 10:52 PM
We stole Otis Taylor, Mike Garrett and Buck Buchanan from the NFL. Maybe some others.

Lamar lived off of besting the NFL. It was a bitter revenge thing, since the NFL spurned Lamar's efforts to start an expansion team. The NFL only expanded after Lamar started the AFL. The merger was the worst thing that has ever happened to the Chiefs because Lamar didn't have anyone left he wanted to stab in the face, Al Davis not withstanding.

back then Lamar was "Jerry Jonesing" motherfuckers with vengeance making KC perennial contender in the AFL.

KCrockaholic
08-16-2012, 02:07 AM
Royals drafted better football players in the 80s than the Chiefs did. Dan Marino, John Elway, Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders.

Royals knew talent in the 80's.

Mojo Jojo
08-16-2012, 07:14 AM
Wow...all true Chiefs fans know that,
But did you know the Kansas City Kings drafted Bruce Jenner in 1977?

milkman
08-16-2012, 08:39 PM
We stole Otis Taylor, Mike Garrett and Buck Buchanan from the NFL. Maybe some others.

Lamar lived off of besting the NFL. It was a bitter revenge thing, since the NFL spurned Lamar's efforts to start an expansion team. The NFL only expanded after Lamar started the AFL. The merger was the worst thing that has ever happened to the Chiefs because Lamar didn't have anyone left he wanted to stab in the face, Al Davis not withstanding.

Bobby Bell was a second round pick for the Vikings.

Chiefs drafted him in the 7th, thinking he'd never sign with them.