Joel Thorman

  • joined Feb 11, 2008
  • last login Jul 13, 2014
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Joel Thorman is a native Kansas Citian which means he's used to losing and heart break. Joel and his brother Chris manage Arrowhead Pride, one of SB Nation's most active blogs.

In addition, Joel is SB Nation's NFL league manager.

Before joining SB Nation on a full-time basis, Joel worked in the marketing field in some really, really boring capacity.

As Joel says, all football, all the time isn't a bad way to go through life.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Kansas City Royals
  • NFL Kansas City Chiefs
  • NCAAF Missouri Tigers
User Blog

12 thoughts on the Chiefs name debate


The name debate has come up in Kansas City. Here are my 12 random thoughts on the Chiefs name.

Flowers ready to hit back at the Chiefs


New San Diego Charger and former Kansas City Chief Brandon Flowers said he was surprised when Kansas City released him.

Name change debate coming to KC?

From Sam Mellinger at the KC Star: "What happens there, it’s just insane the things they allow to go on," Blackhorse says of the Chiefs and Arrowhead. "They are definitely in the group (of offensive teams), for sure." For now, the Chiefs are publicly silent on this. But they know the fight is likely coming, and they hope a few things work in their favor — most notably that it’s tough to compare their nickname to the one in Washington that is a dictionary-defined racial slur. (Photo by David Welker/Getty Images. H/T CWil03.)

Chiefs talk on 610 Sports


I'll be talking Chiefs today with Danny Parkins and Carrington Harrison on 610 Sports.

Charlie Weis, Andy Reid and Tommy Lasorda walk into a bar ...


Chiefs "Parking Enhancements" include price hike


The KC Chiefs made "Parking Enhancements", including a price increase to park.

Chiefs brand equity


We found that the Redskins have indeed experienced decreasing brand equity over the past decade. Interestingly, the two N.F.L. teams with the most negative brand equity trends from 2002 to 2012 were the Redskins and the Kansas City Chiefs (another American Indian team name). The other teams with the most negative trends were the Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Cleveland Browns, all of which had average winning percentages over this period that were well below 40 percent. Though the Redskins and Chiefs also had below-average winning percentages, they lost even more brand equity than did those teams that experienced such pronounced on-field failure over the past decade.

‘Redskins’ Is Bad Business - NYTimes.com I bet if they used 2013, it is trending back up. Winning tends to matter the most and from 2002-12 the Chiefs had the worst 3-year stretch in their franchise history as well as (separately) the single worst season.

20 things to know about Chiefs draft picks


Most of the Kansas City Chiefs rookies were able to spend almost a month practicing with their new team. What did we learn about them in that time?

Chiefs fantasy tickets include Chargers tickets


The KC Chiefs package to have your fantasy football draft at Arrowhead Stadium will include a ticket to the Chargers game.

Red and yellow Chiefs car


Chiefs training camp is one month away


The KC Chiefs begin training camp one month from today.

Over / under 700 yards for D-Bowe


ESPYs nominate Jamaal for Best NFL Player


Another day, another award nomination for KC Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles.

Guess these three Chiefs players


Andy Reid's guy LeBron will be a free agent


LeBron James will be a free agent. Look for the Kansas City Chiefs to show interest.

Chiefs have one of the biggest front sevens


The KC Chiefs have the third heaviest front seven in the NFL, up from the fourth heaviest last season.

Chiefs catch early season break in Miami


The KC Chiefs will be facing a brand new offensive line in Week 3 now that the Dolphins are likely to lose Mike Pouncey for that game.

The Chiefs new starters


The starting positions that could be changing hands this year in Kansas City from 2013 to 2014.

Chiefs have a BIG front 7


Did the Chiefs o-line improve?


The answer is ... to be determined.

Players who need to step up


The Chiefs are rolling with one of the youngest offensive lines in the league this year. It will be incredibly important for Hudson to improve and step up as a leader on this line. He’s not exactly a liability, but he tends to get over powered by guys in one-on-one situations, #pause.

Preview and Prediction: 2014 Kansas City Chiefs | Football Savages

Travis Kelce is America


Despite Portugal coming back to tie the game, 2-2.

Jamaal is a popular fantasy football cover


Chiefs roster has turned over quite a bit


How many players remain from the Kansas City Chiefs previous regimes?

Kyle Williams looks OK with his ACL recovery


Anthony Fasano's car for sale

Kansas City Chiefs TE Anthony Fasano is selling the car you see above, a 1985 Land Rover Defender 110.

Happy Birthday, Len Dawson!

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