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two, they want to boost their earn­ing po­ten­tial at the next level.

Okafor put up nice num­bers (60 tack­les, eight sacks) and should be a mid- to late firstround pick be­cause of his great strength and abil­ity to move around up front. Vac­caro played his best game against Kansas State and will fin­ish the sea­son with more than 100 tack­les. The mock drafts I’ve seen have him go­ing any­where from late in the first round to early in the third. His ver­sa­til­ity to play both safety po­si­tions and guard the slot re­ceiver makes him a nice sec­ond-round op­tion.

tragedy in Kansas City was an­other re­minder that the games we love to watch are ac­tu­ally a very small part of life.

I was ac­tu­ally sur­prised that Sun­day’s Chiefs-Pan­thers game was al­lowed to be played. Sure, we’ve all heard the old adage that “the show must go on,” but the show could have been post­poned or even can­celed in this case. Af­ter Jo­van Belcher mur­dered his girl­friend, Kasan­dra Perkins (a former An­der­son stu­dent who was a cousin of the wife of Chiefs run­ning back Ja­maal Charles), and took his own life in front of his bosses, the league should have acted with more sen­si­tiv­ity to the fam­i­lies in­volved and closed Ar­row­head Sta­dium for the week­end.

Kansas City mayor Sly

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