Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders: It’s Time To Renew the Rivalry

October 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There was a time when the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders were considered one of the most fierce rivalries in all of sports.
This was when players genuinely disliked and sometimes hated opposing players and made it clear, offering no apologies.  You did not see them hugging and sitting in prayer circles after games.
I am not suggesting either of these teams are back to take their place in the division, or AFC, to rekindle our fond memories of their wars.  I am suggesting that it might be a good idea, and well worth the theater. There are, of course, some problems associated.
I have been fortunate enough in my life to have lived through the days of Len Dawson, Darryl Lamonica, Hank Stram, John Madden, Willie Lanier, Ben Davidson, Otis Taylor and so many more. 
The Raiders and Chiefs finished one or two in the division through the mid 1960's to the mid 1970's.  They battled every game and in the playoffs. 
By that time, t...

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