Chiefs vs. Steelers first half open thread

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The Steelers and Chiefs kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET in each teams' third preseason game.

I've often thought of the oddness that the AFC championship trophy is named after Lamar Hunt, the patriarch of the Kansas City Chiefs, when it should have been named for Art Rooney - nicknamed "The Chief."

Perhaps the Chief's ghost can exact some revenge with a thrilling preseason win over Hunt's Chiefs tonight.

That's a tad dramatic, I apologize. Lamar Hunt and Art Rooney were both pioneers and while Hunt has his trophy, Rooney's legacy is owning the team with the most of the first place trophies.

Anyway...

Let's get it going here...lots of great stuff on the site today, so if you're new here, welcome! Please observe the spirit of the basic rules - keep profanity as limited as possible, share your opinions, don't bash others' but disagree reasonably.

If opposing fans happen to wander in here, feel free to strike up conversation with them as well. We like to think we're something of a global community here.

Outside of that, we'll put up a second half thread soon after the first half is over, and we'll have a game write-up immediately following the action, along with Winners and Losers and other news regarding events during the game.

Enjoy, and in the words of Charlestown Chiefs general manager Joe McGrath, "Big crowd out there tonight, boys, let's really try to win this one."

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