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Here Is Bob Costas's Sanctimonious, Horseshit Editorial On Jova…

Here Is Bob Costas's Sanctimonious, Horseshit Editorial On Jovan Belcher

Here's Bob Costas dialing the smarm up to 11 in this referendum on perspective and sports by way of the Kasandra Perkins/Jovan Belcher murder-suicide. "Please," Costas intones, "those who need tragedies to continually recalibrate their se…
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  • A football game against a backdrop of grief, confusion

    A football game against a backdrop of grief, confusion

    kansascity.com Dec 2, 2012
    Grills burned, cups were refilled and pregame tailgating seemed typically festive on the west side of the Truman Sports Complex near the Chiefs' practice facility Sunday morning.
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  • Chiefs buzz: Players plan fund for Zoey

    Chiefs buzz: Players plan fund for Zoey

    kansascity.com Dec 2, 2012
    Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn indicated that the Chiefs' players planned to create a benefit fund for Zoey, the 3-month-old girl who was orphaned Saturday when linebacker Jovan Belcher shot her mother -- Belcher's girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins -- and th…
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  • Chiefs were united in desire to play game

    Chiefs were united in desire to play game

    kansascity.com Dec 2, 2012
    To play or not to play? With regard to the Chiefs' home game Sunday against Carolina, which took place roughly 28 hours after linebacker Jovan Belcher shot himself outside the Arrowhead Stadium practice facility, that was the question.
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  • Defense rises to the occasion for Chiefs

    Defense rises to the occasion for Chiefs

    kansascity.com Dec 2, 2012
    By his own admission, Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston was not ready to play on Sunday.
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  • Quinn carries Chiefs to victory over Panthers

    Quinn carries Chiefs to victory over Panthers

    The door shut behind Brady Quinn, the last Chiefs player into a locker room that, remarkably given the extraordinary circumstances, was a victorious one.
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  • Chiefs recall whirlwind 28 hours leading up to kickoff

    Chiefs recall whirlwind 28 hours leading up to kickoff

    kansascity.com Dec 2, 2012
    Chiefs linebacker Cory Greenwood described Sunday as one of the hardest days of his life.
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  • Siler assumes role in a way he never expected

    Siler assumes role in a way he never expected

    kansascity.com Dec 2, 2012
    As Chiefs middle linebackers, Brandon Siler sat next to Jovan Belcher in daily meetings.
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  • Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 2, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the silky-smooth Calvin Johnson to Mark Sanchez getting his hopes up. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Crennel on win: “It takes our minds off our misery”

    Crennel on win: “It takes our minds off our misery”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    Beating the Panthers will be a temporary relief for the Chiefs. But it was all they could do today. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel didn’t want to delve too deeply into the events of Saturday - when linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then h
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  • Crennell tells Chiefs Sunday's performance is 'what a team is a…

    Crennell tells Chiefs Sunday's performance is 'what a team is about'

    kansascity.com Dec 2, 2012
    Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel, surrounded by his players and chairman Clark Hunt, gave the following speech in the locker room after the game. The speech was broadcast on Fox.
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  • A Day Removed from Tragedy, Chiefs Top Panthers 27-21 for 2nd W…

    A Day Removed from Tragedy, Chiefs Top Panthers 27-21 for 2nd Win of 2012

    The Chiefs tried to do things as normally as possible on Sunday. One thing that wasn’t so normal was the teams second win of 2012. Kansas City topped the Carolina Panthers 27-21, just about 28 hours after starting LB Jovan Belcher shot himself outside t
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  • Chiefs get second win, a moment’s relief

    Chiefs get second win, a moment’s relief

    Nothing that happened on the field is going to comfort the Chiefs. But for a moment, this will help. A day after one of their own committed murder and then suicide, the Chiefs held on for a 27-21 win over the Panthers. The Chiefs played a clean game fro…
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  • Chiefs owner Hunt: 'So many people are hurting'

    Chiefs owner Hunt: 'So many people are hurting'

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt offered sympathy Sunday to the families affected by the murder-suicide involving one of his players, calling it "an incredibly difficult 24 hours for our family."
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  • Browns employee kills self at practice facility

    Browns employee kills self at practice facility

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- The Cleveland Browns say a member of the team's grounds crew killed himself at their practice facility.
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  • Chiefs fans react to tragic news

    Chiefs fans react to tragic news

    kansascity.com Dec 2, 2012
    Fans turned out at Arrowhead Stadium to tailgate before today's Panthers-Chiefs matchup as they do for every home game. But this gameday was different in the wake of Saturday morning's murder suicide involving a Chiefs player and his girlfriend.
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  • Rick Reilly Deserves A Pass On The Chiefs "Suicide Prevent…

    Rick Reilly Deserves A Pass On The Chiefs "Suicide Prevention" Tweet

    deadspin.com Dec 2, 2012
    Almost immediately after Javon Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend and later himself Saturday morning, we've been aware of a Rick Reilly tweet that has offended some people. It's awkward, unfunny and derivative. That is to say, it is a Rick Reilly Origi…
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  • Chiefs will have a moment of silence for all domestic violence …

    Chiefs will have a moment of silence for all domestic violence victims

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    After wrestling with how to properly acknowledge a player who killed the mother of his infant daughter then killed himself on Saturday, the Chiefs have decided to conduct a moment of silence on Sunday for all victims of domestic violence. According to R…
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  • Tragedy and trauma land hardest on innocent child

    Tragedy and trauma land hardest on innocent child

    kansascity.com Dec 2, 2012
    "An infant girl wakes up this morning without parents, both dead, dad killing mom and then turning the gun on himself," The Star's Sam Mellinger writes of the murder-suicide in which Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his longtime girlfriend…
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  • Video - Romeo Crennel Emotional After Chiefs' Win 00:34

    Romeo Crennel Emotional After Chiefs' Win

    Dec 2
    In wake of tragedy, Chiefs top Panthers, 27-21.
  • Video - Chiefs Get Emotional Win In Wake Of Tragedy 00:31

    Chiefs Get Emotional Win In Wake Of Tragedy

    Dec 2
    Brady Quinn threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns to help the Chiefs earn their second win of the season.
  • Video - Chiefs postgame press conference 07:37

    Chiefs postgame press conference

    Dec 2
    Chiefs react following game with Panthers
  • Video - Romeo Crennel: 'It was a total team victory' 02:53

    Romeo Crennel: 'It was a total team victory'

    Dec 2
    After the tragic events that occurred surrounding late linebacker Javon Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs were glad to pull a 27-21 win over the Carolina Panthers. Afterward, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel addressed the media.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Backs against wall, Batch, Steelers prove they're not quite don…

    Dec 2
    BALTIMORE -- We probably should have seen this one coming. The aging Charlie Batch has looked like he was on his last legs for years now. Just like the aging Pittsburgh Steelers. But they both refuse to go away. At least quietly.
  • Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; more Snaps

    Dec 2
    BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...
  • Kansas City Chiefs take first step toward healing after Jovan Belcher trag…

    Dec 2
    Kansas City Chiefs take first step toward healing after Jovan Belcher tragedy.