50 Years in the Making

Right now is the hype about Super Bowl 54. Yey, the Chiefs made the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years. If you’ve been living under a rock, they are playing the San Francisco 49ers.

It seems like on the ol’ blog here, we usually have at least 1 KC Chiefs post per year. This year happens to be facts about the KC Chiefs. I thought it would be fun to put some facts out there about the Kansas City Chiefs.


  • The Kansas City Chiefs started in 1959 as the Dallas Texans.
  • They were a charter member of the AFL
    • Original Charter Members

      • Eastern Division

        • Boston Patriots
        • Buffalo Bills
        • Houston Oilers
        • Miami Dolphins
        • New York Titans/Jets
      • Western Division

        • Cincinnati Bengals
        • Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs
        • Denver Broncos
        • Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers
        • Oakland Raiders
  • American Football League from 1960-1969, National Football League from 1970-Present
  • The first season played 1960
  • Moved to Kansas City and changed the name in 1963
  • First Regular-Season game: 21-20 Loss to Los Angeles Chargers, 9/10.1960
  • First Regular-Season Win: 34-16 over Oakland Raiders, 9/16/1960
  • Super Bowl 1: 35-10 loss to Green Bay Packers, 1/15/1967
  • 1st Super Bowl Win: 23-7 against Minnesota Vikings, 1/11/1970
  • Colors/Logos

    • Red, Gold, White
      • Originally Hunt wanted to choose Columbia Blue (after Columbia University) and Orange. But the Houston Oilers chose Columbia Blue and Scarlet so Hunt went with Red and Gold.
      • The initial logo was the state of Texas in white with a yellow start denoting where Dallas was located.
      • When Lamar Hunt moved the Chiefs to Kansas City, he designed the logo on a napkin. The letters were based on the interlocking letters of San Francisco but put them inside the arrowhead versus an oval.
    • In 1974, the team changed its face mask colors to white. This made them one of the first along with San Diego Chargers (who used yellow) to go away from gray face masks on the helmets.
    • In 2009, the Chiefs along with founding members of the AFL wore “throwback” uniforms in honor of the 50th anniversary of the AFL.
  • Mascot

    • Warpaint 1963-1988, 2009-Present
      • The first Warpaint (born in 1955, died in 1992), ridden bareback by rider Bob Johnson who wore a full Native American headdress.
      • Warpaint is now ridden by a cheerleader, Susie
    • KC Wolf – 1989-Present
      • KC Wolf has served as the team’s mascot since 1989
      • Dan Meers dresses in the wolf costume.
      • KC Wolf was named after the “wolfpack,” a group of rabid fans
      • K. C. Wolf is one of the most popular NFL mascots
      • He’s the league’s first mascot inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame in 2006
  • In 1990, Al Sergel who was the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats Band director brought the Tomahawk Chop to Chiefs Stadium.
  • The right guard on the KC Chiefs Offense, Lawrance Duvernay-Tardif, is the first practicing medical doctor on an NFL roster. He will soon become the first medical doctor set to play in a Super Bowl.
  • Arrowhead Stadium

    • Chief’s home field since 1972
    • It has a capacity of 76,416.
      • This makes it the 6th largest stadium in the NFL
    • Holds the record for loudest outdoor Stadium at 142.2 Decibels
      • This record was reclaimed September 29, 2014, against the New England Patriots
      • In 1990, the Chiefs were threatened a penalty (a charged time out for KC) if the crowd did not quiet down against the Denver Broncos.
    • It is located in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Since the Franchises first season in 1960, they have employed 13 head coaches.
    • Hank Stram was the first head Coach
    • Andy Reid is the current Head Coach
      • In his reign, the Chiefs have made the playoffs in 6 of his 7 seasons as head coach, winning the division four times
  • The Kansas City Chiefs have won 10 division championships in 57 seasons


And one more thing… Go Chiefs!





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