KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Knowing your team's history is almost as important as knowing the present, at least according to Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli.
Pioli and several other Chiefs executives were on hand at Kansas City's historic Union Station on Tuesday to unveil several community initiatives planned for this fall as the Chiefs celebrate their 50th anniversary in Kansas City.
The Chiefs actually started out as the Dallas Texans and were a charter member of the American Football League in 1960. After three years in Dallas, then owner Lamar Hunt moved the franchise to Kansas City.
"How do I put 50 years in perspective?" Pioli asked himself in front of reporters. "Well, 50 years here...it's longer than I've been alive. That puts it in perspective for me.
"I love the history of the game and of the AFL. To me, it's not just about the now. The history of the game and the history of this franchise is really amazing."
But Pioli recognizes that not everyone, including to...