Audiologist expresses concern about noise levels at Arrowhead

Hate to be a Debbie Downer, per Saturday Night Live, blurting out a muted trombone "wah-wah" about all the rah-rah over Arrowhead Stadium being declared the world’s loudest by the Guinness Book of World Records on Sunday when a crowd roar was measured at 137.5 decibels. But on Monday I received an e-mail from James B. Robertson, a doctor of audiology and Chiefs fan. He offered an inconvenient but thought-provoking public-service point.

McCluster can’t get enough of his 89-yard punt return

The Chiefs' Dexter McCluster says he has watched it 500 times but knows it’s behind him now. McCluster was speaking Wednesday shortly after it was announced that he had been named AFC special teams player of the week for the play, which changed the complexion of a 10-7 game late in the third quarter.

An A-Z rewind: Chiefs 26, Eagles 16

A is for Andy Reid, the new Chiefs coach who spent the previous 14 seasons with the Eagles but stoically navigated his new team to an improbable victory against the Eagles, who had the considerable advantage of not having to travel at all in the shortened week after a home game Sunday as well.

Plenty of Chiefs fans at 'Arrowhead East' in South Philly

As unexplainable phenomena go, Big Charlie’s Saloon in the heart of South Philly seems as bewildering as it gets. This is "Arrowhead East" to its patrons and patron saint, Paul Stacio, who became enchanted with the Chiefs after his father, Big Charlie himself, won a bet on "the red team" in the 1970 Super Bowl that led to Paul getting a new bike.

Chiefs' Albert stands up for Charles

Even Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert will debate the wisdom of the way on Sunday that he defended teammate Jamaal Charles, shoving Jacksonville defender (and former Chief) Jason Babin after he put some gratuitous extra oomph into taking down Charles in the third quarter near the Jaguars' sideline.

Duffy believes Royals have come of age in ‘special year’

The left-hander says the Royals are seeking to “keep giving this city hope." While he conceded "You’ve got to think realistically," he added, "I feel like this team could get hot at any time." It has and can, of course. Just as it has had a tendency to collapse for stretches.

Wil Myers falls short of fountains in Kauffman Stadium debut

Former Royals prospect Wil Myers, who was traded to Tampa Bay in the offseason, once asked the fountains to be turned on during a batting practice session. He didn’t come close to that target Monday in his major-league debut at Kauffman Stadium as the Royals pounded the Rays 11-1 as Myers went hitless in four at-bats and struck out twice.