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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Flash Points: Chiefs' defining moment

By Bill Williamson

What key event significantly changed the fortunes of the Chiefs -– for better or worse? Give us your take and we’ll give you our definitive moment May 24.

Let’s start with the franchise’s move from Dallas to Kansas City in 1963. This is a historic franchise and it all really began with this move.

The shining moment in Chiefs history is the team's Super Bowl IV victory over Minnesota. There were some great players on that team and they are still the toast of Kansas City.

One of the most beloved Chiefs of all time was linebacker Derrick Thomas, who was drafted by Kansas City in 1989. A star on the field and an active member of the community, the Hall of Famer is still a major part of the fabric of the city 11 years after his death.

And let’s give the upstart current Chiefs some love. The franchise began to turn around when Scott Pioli was hired as general manager in 2009. The Chiefs won 10 games and the AFC West title last season and, once again, are relevant. The resurgence started with his hiring.

This is a history-filled franchise, and if you have a better option, hit Other in the SportsNation poll and let us know in the comment section.