Kansas City Chiefs Thoughts: Gary Barbaro honored, Scott Weiland released

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The Kansas City Chiefs Hall Of Fame added a new member, three-time Pro Bowl safety, Gary Barbaro. He is the forty-third Chief to get this honor. I think it’s pretty cool anytime any Chief who played from 1974-1988 gets recognized. Yes, the Chiefs only made the playoffs one time in that span, and pretty much were the “Leonard Part 6″ of the football world. I know using that reference puts me in equal literary suckitude, but 1980′s Chiefs deserve 1980′s references.

As bad as the Chiefs were, they did have some great players, and Gary Barbaro was one of them. Drafted in the 3rd round in 1976, he played with KC until 1983. He is fourth in Chiefs all-time history with 39 interceptions, leading the NFL in interception return yards with 165, and setting an NFL record with a 102-yard interception return in a home game against the Seattle Seahawks. Of course, they lost that game 31-34.

Living in Chicago, they usually didn’t broadcast AFC teams, let alone 2-12, teams, unless they played the Chicago Bears. That was the game when Walter Payton made 37 Chiefs players miss him on one run. Other than that, I didn’t get to see him play live, but there are old games out there, so maybe one day I will.

In other news, singer Scott Weiland was released from the Stone Temple Pilots. Apparently, STP needed to clear some cap space and decided now was a good time to rebuild. There is a lot of depth at the singer position in this year’s draft and they are looking to go with some youth. Unless, of course, this is just a smoke screen while they work out a trade with the San Francisco 49ers.


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