R.I.P. Len Dawson

As a long-time KC fan, I always loved him as a QB. Then I loved him (even more) as a broadcaster. He never sugar-coated anything. (Len Dawson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1987 and as a broadcaster in 2012.)

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Yeah He was a Great QB and Great person.RIP Len

Wasn’t he a purple people eater?

I get a kick out of this picture. Old school NFL, getting a smoke in at half time. Very old school.


No. He was always a Chief. You are either thinking of Joe Kapp or Fran Tarkington.

He was not always a Chief. From the linked article: “Dawson spent the first five years of his 19-season professional career as a sparingly used backup for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns, but his career took off after he signed in 1962 to play for the AFL’s Dallas Texans (soon to be the Kansas City Chiefs) to play under Hank Stram, who had been an assistant at Purdue during Dawson’s stellar collegiate career.”

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Love that photo: “Cool Len” (back when smoking was cool)

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I have great memories of the HBO show with Len Dawson and Nick Buoniconti doing their weekly NFL recap, It was superb.

Sam Pittman was cool too. Here he is after playing in a spring game.

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