His Grandfather’s Grandfather’s Grandfather… likely had to put up with it as a kid… and so, decided to continue to pass it along until, one day, they actually got a Place Kicker in the family. The Tribe of Mic-O-Say is part of the Boy Scouts of America program, which was created by Harold Roe Bartle in 1925. Another one that belongs on some list, but I’m not so sure it’s the nicknames list, is when Dick Vermeil told Larry Johnson to “take the diapers off.”. If you are viewing this in Apple News and would like to join the Discussion, GO HERE. Hunt agreed to relocate the franchise to Kansas City on May 22, 1963 and on May 26 the team was renamed the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs have been on the Kansas City scene since 1963. If you’ve been to training camp and watched him move up close, he’s not only fast but quick. "And we learn most from television," he said. He is fast if you haven’t heard and many call him the fastest man in the NFL. A Chiefs fan yells during the AFC Championship game against the Tennessee Titans on January 19, 2020. If Mahomes is cleared in time for the AFC title game, we could see him running similar plays to the one he was injured on. You think of him as a sausage, so he goes out, and he’s a sausage with hands.”. Kelce also has that Greek God physique that is often associated with that name. Now that the Chiefs will take the field for Super Bowl LIV, have been the subject of lawsuits and sharp criticism, that many schools don't teach about Native Americans, former APA president Ronald F. Levant in a statement, the Atlanta Braves altered the way they featured the famous Tomahawk Chop after a player on an opposing team complained. Sometimes nicknames fit like a glove, catching on throughout an entire fanbase. In 2018, the Cleveland Indians announced they would remove all depictions. He seems to have won the TE job mostly by default with the injury to Deon Yelder (an ankle) although the Chiefs could keep 3 TEs on the roster. If you’re interested in watching an 8:37 video on Tyrann Mathieu’s story, here’s your chance: Tyreek Hill wins my best nickname for the 2019 season. This cultural blindness can do lasting damage. This one is fantastic. "I … How did the team, founded in 1959, come to have such a loaded name? Colloquially known as "chief," Bartle helped convince Lamar Hunt, owner of the Dallas Texans football team, to bring the team to Kansas City. In name-the-team competitions, "Chiefs" kept popping up as an option in connection to Bartle. Andy Reid is going on his 7th season as the Head Coach for the Kansas City Chiefs and somewhere along the line he was given the moniker: BIG RED. Hunt and head coach Hank Stram initially planned on retaining the Texans name, but a fan contest determined the new "Chiefs" name in honor of Mayor Bartle's nickname. Bartle was not a Native American, but claimed he was "inducted into a local tribute of the Arapaho people,". Kansas City Chiefs fans do the tomahawk chop before a game against the San Diego Chargers. So, DTrian, is one that fits and I hope we get to see him running with the ones a lot this season. I saw a thread on reddit talking about some of the Kansas City Chiefs player nicknames. Of course, after researching all the nicknames of the players on this team, I came up with so very many that I had to create an Honorable Mentions list. That type of mascot probably wouldn’t fly today, especially with how many issues the Washington Redskins have had over their name. KANSAS CITY, Mo. Our beloved DT passed mere weeks later, after suffering cardiac arrest. As bad as invoking the 49ers as a sports team may be, though, the Kansas City Chiefs is even worse. "Widely consumed images of Native American stereotypes in commercial and educational environments slander, defame, and vilify Native peoples, Native cultures, and tribal nations, and continue a legacy of racist and prejudiced attitudes," the report states. However, despite the use of Native American features, their name was actually a reference to a white Kansas City Mayor who was nicknamed "Chief." In a statement released Thursday , the team cited multi-year discussions with Native American advocates, and pointed out several new procedures to minimize any offense: In college and pro football, there's the Florida State Seminoles and Washington Redskins. The team was founded in 1960 as the Dallas Texans by businessman Lamar Hunt and was a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). [Video Note: skip the first and last 30 seconds]. But there is a lot of interesting facts many people still don’t know about the Chiefs. Chiefs Fit is a 37,000 square foot state-of-the-art health, wellness and recovery facility that will open in Spring 2021 at Regency Park Shopping Center in Overland Park, Kansas. At most, only about 0.4% of characters depicted on prime-time TV and popular movies are Native American, Crystal Echo Hawk, executive director of IllumiNative, told CNN. It has been making the rounds in the city … Now, Tyrann Mathieu brings that same fearlessness to Chiefs KIngdom. I came across this little video which should help you get hyped for the season to come… that is, if you’re not hyped up already. Sadly, that was not to be. Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs do the Tomahawk Chop, which many Natives consider offensive despite its common usage in American sports. In the NFL, nicknames are the new normal, but they’ve also always been there, with nicknames like: The Immaculate Reception, The Ice Bowl, Roger Dodger, or The Gipper. The status of Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is still in question for the AFC Championship Game as he remains in the NFL's concussion protocol. The Braves, the Seminoles and the Chiefs. Thomas, aka DAT, was often referred to as the Black Mamba while at Oregon where he had a stellar career as a running back and return man. Now, Harrison is putting it to good use. Hill has hit speeds of 21.95 mph and as Mitch Holthus, the voice of Chiefs radio, has stated, Hill could get pulled over for going too fast in a school zone. "I really, really have a big apprehension for how this is going to look," he said. -- While experimenting during a break at Kansas City Chiefs practice earlier this season, Patrick Mahomes got the idea to go in motion before returning behind center to receive the snap. Maybe some Native American headdresses. Professional sports teams make billions of dollars and have millions of ardent fans who are loathe to give up their team's icons and traditions, no matter how problematic. Top Ten List of the Chiefs Best Nicknames for 2019 or Ever, Pro Football Focus named Schwartz the Best Offensive Lineman of 2018, Andy Reid was on a radio interview and said, Ben Almquist gave Kelce the 9th best ranking. Also, he has been called, “The Big Show” because he bears a striking resemblance to the WWE wrestler by the same name. De’Anthony Thomas came out years ago and stated that he’d had the nickname “Black Mamba” long before Kobe Bryant ever picked it up. While Washington’s NFL team considers changing its racist nickname, Native American leaders have sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, asking the Kansas City Chiefs … I am also here for the Andy Reid Kool-Aid man GIF pic.twitter.com/pNlaBB3LKg, — Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) September 7, 2017. Images of Natives Americans as mascots began in the golden age of film, Schilling told CNN. On the field, he has run over enough defenders already to garner the respect that goes with that nickname too. The Chiefs open each game with a cheerleader riding a horse named Warpaint, while hitting a giant, native-style drum embellished with the team's logo. So, before giving you my final Best Top Ten Nicknames of 2019, here are the Honorable Mentions: Top Ten List of the Chiefs Best Nicknames for 2019: Mitchell Schwartz wears a size 18″ shoe, so in college he was referred to as BIGFOOT. The decision to retire the team name has put other franchises that use Native-American symbols and imagery under the microscope, including the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Updated 1915 GMT (0315 HKT) February 1, 2020. Almost 40 years after the founding of Mic-O-Say, Bartle became the mayor of Kansas City, Missouri for two terms. After the Chiefs opening day win over the Chargers in 2018, a game in which Sherman caught a 36 yard TD pass from Patrick Mahomes down the sideline, head coach, I don’t know if the name “Sausage” predates that interview or what Reid had on his mind, but it seems to be a fitting nickname. Andy Reid has the most hilarious nickname for the new Chiefs kicker. There would be outrage. Stereotypes of Native Americans as "savages," stories about killing settlers, and so on — those depictions became popular and made money. Also, he has been called, “The Big Show” because he bears a striking resemblance to the WWE wrestler by the same name. It’s a great fit and makes him 5th best on my list. "These mascots are teaching stereotypical, misleading and too often, insulting images of American Indians,", The National Congress of American Indians published. The Kansas City Chiefs began their existence in Texas as the Dallas Texans playing in the AFL. When the Kansas City Chiefs take the field at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, thousands of fans will see the culmination of five decades of striving for the NFL's ultimate stage: the Super Bowl. The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri.The Chiefs compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) West division.. Let me know. What the article fails to report is that the Kansas City Chiefs are named after Kansas City Mayor Harold Roe Bartle, whose nickname was “The Chief.” … My rule of thumb is, if the shoe fits, wear it, and at 6-foot-6 and 252 pounds, Bell may have been a masher in college but we have yet to see him roughing up the defensive lineman of the NFL. Zeus: the god of the sky, lightning and thunder in Ancient Greek mythology seems incredibly fitting for Travis Kelce. During an interview on 610 Sports Radio Kansas City on Monday, Mahomes gave his opinion on that name, then revealed which nickname is his favorite. This kind of cultural change can be slow to enact. Before the Kansas City Chiefs adopted K.C. Mahomes later went to coach Andy Reid with an unconventional idea for a play using the quarterback in motion. As for the message it will send on football's biggest stage, well, he's not so confident. A real honey badger is said to be an animal that is the most fearless in all of the animal kingdom. In 2005, the American Psychological Association published a resolution calling for the retirement of mascots featuring Natives. That got me thinking about ... well, about Chiefs player nicknames. Almost 40 years after the founding of Mic-O-Say, Bartle became the mayor of Kansas City, Missouri for two terms. He’s not just a piece of meat (often used as a nickname)… he’s not just a ham (also used as a nickname), but he’s The Sausage. College sports has been ahead of the curve on this issue. As old as American football is, nicknames endure. Schilling says. Christian Okoye embodied the Marty Schottenheimer bludgeoning running method often called, “Martyball.” Now there’s another nickname that I left off the list. The image of Reid breaking through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man will forever be stuck in my mind. Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Football Team Names (2020) By Athlon Sports , 6/22/20, 9:00 AM EDT The best, most clever and funny fantasy team names for Kansas City Chiefs fans Zeus: the god of the sky, lightning and thunder in Ancient Greek mythology seems incredibly fitting for Travis Kelce. According to the Chiefs media guide, the Chiefs moniker was selected in honor of Bartle, who helped convince Lamar Hunt to move the Dallas Texans to Kansas City, as part of a … Besides serving as Kansas City's mayor, Harold Roe Bartle, center, was a Boy Scout executive known for creating the Tribe of Mic-O-Say honor program. The following is a detailed history of the Kansas City Chiefs, a professional American football franchise that began play in 1960 as the Dallas Texans.The team was a charter member of the American Football League (AFL), and now is currently part of the National Football League (NFL) (they are not associated with an earlier Dallas Texans NFL team that only played for one season in 1952). Vincent Schilling says he respects Chiefs fans and supports their right to support their team. Choosing your own nickname hardly ever works but that’s exactly how Darwin Thompson has come in. Despite being paralyzed from the waist down, Thomas was in good spirits, and looking forward to life after extensive rehabilitation. During the 2019 MLB postseason. ", Of course, the Chiefs aren't the only popular sports team to trade in characterizations of Native American culture. After the Chiefs opening day win over the Chargers in 2018, a game in which Sherman caught a 36 yard TD pass from Patrick Mahomes down the sideline, head coach Andy Reid was on a radio interview and said, “I was telling [Chiefs Radio Network executive producer] Dan [Israel], he’s got crazy hands, man. The Chiefs have often been referred to in the past… in the not so pleasant terms… as the Chefs or the Chumps. The Kansas City Chiefs, who have had that name since 1963 when they moved from Dallas and changed their name from the Texans, apparently do not intend to follow suit. He looks like the perfect compliment to Dame… Damien Williams. I can’t imagine when or where Harrison Butker may have picked up that name. But, Schilling said, it's what's connected to the Chiefs' name that concerns him and many others -- things like the tomahawk chop or the headdresses fans regularly wear to games. However, change does come, often in small, halting increments. Yet despite the research and the dissents from many Native people, these customs -- the racist names, the fan behaviors -- persist. In no particular order, here are the five best nicknames in Kansas City Chiefs … "In particular, the 'savage' and 'clownish' caricatures used by sports teams with 'Indian' mascots contribute to the 'savage' image of Native peoples and the myth that Native peoples are an ethnic group 'frozen in history.'". "I'm sorry folks, I'm just not going to be. "It serves to dehumanize native people," she said. He tells CNN such excuses remind him of his grandmother, a Mohawk woman who was stolen away to a boarding school as a child and never spoke a word of Mohawk afterward, out of sheer terror. A great nickname has to fit the person. (CNN)On an average NFL Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, one is bound to see some tomahawk chops. As far as nicknames goes, it is a 100% fit and believe me, as a teacher, I would rarely give out a 100% to anyone on anything. The cheetah is the fastest land animal capable of running up to 40 mph. The Kansas City Chiefs were the last professional team in the United States to adopt a name or logo suggesting a reference to Native Americans. So, BIGFOOT it is. Kansas City has been known as the “Chiefs” since founded by Lamar Hunt in 1960 There are still a number of teams in North America that have what Native American groups consider racist nicknames First the Washington Redskins, then the Cleveland Indians. The stadium is the home of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, one of several American sports teams that copy Native American imagery and traditions. Major League Baseball has the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians. Drums are important parts of Native culture. Of course, after researching all the nicknames of the players on this team, I came up with so very many that I had to create an, Mitchell Schwartz wears a size 18″ shoe, so in college he was referred to as BIGFOOT. This lack of representation -- in pop culture, in education and in the general American consciousness -- can lead to an erasure of Native American people and experiences. In any event, he’s the Chiefs best offensive lineman and Pro Football Focus named Schwartz the Best Offensive Lineman of 2018 this offseason as well. "My grandma couldn't even share what she was really, but they can do a stereotype of it and tell me to be honored by it?" And why does the practice of such cultural appropriation still endure? Yet many look past redface or the wearing of headdresses. The Kansas City Star's Sam Mellinger wrote this article about the Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins and the name change debate. Americans tend to think of Native Americans as people living in a bygone era, Echo Hawk told CNN. He’s not just a piece of. "They cannot see us as fully-formed, multidimensional human beings.". Wolf as their mascot back in 1989, their mascot was Warpaint, which was a horse ridden by a man wearing a full native chief headdress. - on one of the saddest days in Kansas City Chiefs history, in a one vehicle accident on I-435, future Hall of Famer and Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas was grievously injured. In the NFL, things aren’t much different. And on Sunday, when millions of people tune in to watch the Super Bowl and 65,000 people pack into Miami's Hard Rock Stadium, it will all be on display: the tomahawk chops, the regalia, the headdresses, the face paint. His kick-back when getting off the line of scrimmage is near legendary and the main reason he is able to keep up with the best speed rushers of the league. Did I miss some nicknames you like? In any event, he’s the Chiefs best offensive lineman and, Anthony Sherman has been called, “The Shermanator” or “Tank” but the most endearing name seems to be Sausage. First, let’s take a peek at the Top Seven players and their nicknames, the best nicknames from decades in the past. Also, in the recent past, ex-Chiefs players have had some nicknames worth recalling: There are currently Ten Chiefs with nicknames that I’ll rank here, down below. I don’t know if the name “Sausage” predates that interview or what Reid had on his mind, but it seems to be a fitting nickname. In the NFL, nicknames are the new normal, but they’ve also always been there, with nicknames like: The Immaculate Reception, The Ice Bowl, Roger Dodger, or The Gipper. Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt bangs the drum before a game. Many don't have a real sense of the complexity of native people in the 21st century. Imagine if fans supported their team while in blackface, Echo Hawk pointed out. Thomas was moved to Jackson Memorial Hospital in his native Miami, FL the following day. If you are viewing this in Apple News and would like to join the Discussion, Len Dawson: The Chiefs Original Phenomenon, Paul’s Playfully Preposterous, 1,000% Accurate, Prognostications. A recent Twitter thread and article from Native journalist Vincent Schilling shed light on the problematic origin story of the Kansas City Chiefs' name. Top Ten List of the Chiefs Best Nicknames for 2019 or Ever – The “Super Bowl” was originally nothing except a nickname for the NFL Championship game. Blake Bell was given this nickname while at Oklahoma. Anthony Sherman has been called, “The Shermanator” or “Tank” but the most endearing name seems to be Sausage. The Kansas City Chiefs have arrowheads on their red helmets, Arrowhead Stadium as their home and the Tomahawk Chop with a “war chant,” so it might be hard to believe that their nickname … 1 Trumpeter The Chiefs have often been referred to in the past… in the not so pleasant terms… as the, In the NFL, things aren’t much different. We already know that their name is problematic because of the controversy over the name … NCAA, which governs college athletics, instituted a policy in 2005. For Kansas City, a few of those traditions are jazz music, barbecue, and the Kansas City Chiefs. It seems like an innocent original story. As far as Nicknames goes, I like it a lot and don’t hear enough people use it. When the NFL created the Dallas Cowboys to put the AFL Texans franchise out of business, team owner Lamar Hunt moved his team to Kansas City where there was no NFL team to compete with. Could the … Football season has officially begun which means the Chiefs are back on the field. Native American characters get scant representation in the entertainment we consume. Some have told Schilling these things are done in honor of Native Americans, but he doesn't buy that. "The Franchise" presented by GEHA is an all-access look at the Kansas City Chiefs through the eyes of the players, coaches and leadership, on and off the field. Top Ten List of the Chiefs Best Nicknames for 2019 or Ever – The “Super Bowl” was originally nothing except a nickname for the NFL Championship game. So, they kept getting made. Ben Almquist gave Kelce the 9th best ranking on his list of all-time best nicknames in Kansas City Sports history. Kelce also has that Greek God physique that is often associated with that name. Here, he’s quite deserving of #3 on my Best Nicknames of the 2019 Season for the Chiefs. The Nigerian Nightmare is my favorite Chiefs related nickname of all-time. 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