View Full Version : Whats up with the logo at Arrowhead

11-22-2009, 01:32 PM
whats up with the logo in the center of the field at Arrowhead? Why does it have an outline for the state of Texas and when did 1960-2009 become 50 years??? Are these the fuzzy math guys who are doing mortgages now?

11-22-2009, 04:10 PM
The Chiefs franchise began in Dallas.

This year all the old AFL teams are doing special celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the first season of the AFL. The Chiefs franchise goes back to 1960 when they were one of the eight original AFL teams - but they started out that first year as the Dallas Texans, before moving to Kansas City (I believe the very next year.) They wanted to play in a city without an NFL franchise in order to build their own fanbase; the feeling among most owners was that made more sense than trying to compete head-on with the established NFL. The only exception was the Jets, with the feeling New York was big enough to support two teams, and important enough due to most of the national media being headquartered there.

Part of the reason the NFL put a franchise in Dallas was because they knew the entire south was not represented by a pro team, and they didn't want the NFL to get an upper hand. Based on how poular college football was in the south, they knew a pro team would probably be very popular there.

One of the reasons the Cowboys built such a big fanbase over the years is because they were the "regional" team on tv for the entire south and southeast for several years. And when the NFL expanded again, the only other teams in the south - New Orleans, Atlanta, and later Tampa Bay - were awful for a very long time.

11-22-2009, 04:26 PM

I believe the Texans played in Dallas thru the 1962 season, then the Hunt family moved them to Kansas City, where the then-mayor came from Indian-descent:
hence, the team was re-named 'Chiefs'

During the 1969 season, the NFL celebrated it's 50th season, and the AFL it's 10th



11-22-2009, 05:00 PM
when did 1960-2009 become 50 years??? Are these the fuzzy math guys who are doing mortgages now?
While 2009 minus 1960 may indeed equal 49, it also means 2009 would be your 50th year of operations if you started playing football in 1960.

Think of it this way: if your team started playing in 2008, then in 2009 that team is in it's second season, right? Yet 2009 minus 2008 equals one.

Is the math less fuzzy now?