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whackojacko58
08-02-2012, 09:58 PM
Im a life long chiefs fan but my father in law asked a good question during the athem home of the chiefs, who started it where did it come from i love it but a very valid question. Also why do ku fans say it before there games?

Connie Jo
08-02-2012, 10:42 PM
It was started by Huey Lewis. He performed at Arrowhead singing the National Anthem at a game during 1994...he spontaneously replaced the word 'brave' with 'Chiefs at the end of his National Anthem performance. Fans loved it, and it's become a tradition ever since. :)

The only reason I can think of that KU fans use it, is because a majority of KU fans are also Chiefs fans.

kylebigmac09
08-03-2012, 12:52 AM
We say it at Mizzou as well

tornadospotter
08-03-2012, 01:41 AM
It was started by Huey Lewis. He performed at Arrowhead singing the National Anthem at a game during 1994...he spontaneously replaced the word 'brave' with 'Chiefs at the end of his National Anthem performance. Fans loved it, and it's become a tradition ever since. :)

The only reason I can think of that KU fans use it, is because a majority of KU fans are also Chiefs fans.
How do you always know the answers! I did not know that! Well you are our Chief Historian. :smile

Chiefster
08-03-2012, 03:43 AM
How do you always know the answers! I did not know that! Well you are our Chief Historian. :smile

You learn quickly my young padawan!

Chiefster
08-03-2012, 03:43 AM
It was started by Huey Lewis. He performed at Arrowhead singing the National Anthem at a game during 1994...he spontaneously replaced the word 'brave' with 'Chiefs at the end of his National Anthem performance. Fans loved it, and it's become a tradition ever since. :)

The only reason I can think of that KU fans use it, is because a majority of KU fans are also Chiefs fans.

Good to see you again young lady! :smile

Connie Jo
08-03-2012, 08:13 PM
Good to see you again young lady! :smile

I've been around, reading here & there sometimes, just don't always post. I'm at Chiefs Crowd official Facebook page daily, that Jeremy aka Coach founded a while back. He asked me if I'd help him administrate the page, so I keep my eye on all the injuns & squaws there, LOL. ;)

Connie Jo
08-03-2012, 08:17 PM
As far as how I knew the answer, hahaha. For many years I've done alot of reading online related to the Chiefs of yesteryear & today. I had read about Huey Lewis a few times in various articles being the one to start the home of the CHIEFS at a game in 1994. ;)

Connie Jo
08-03-2012, 08:18 PM
We say it at Mizzou as well

They sure do! In fact, more of my Chiefs buddies are Mizzou fans than they are KU fans! hahahaha

Chiefster
08-04-2012, 02:44 AM
I've been around, reading here & there sometimes, just don't always post. I'm at Chiefs Crowd official Facebook page daily, that Jeremy aka Coach founded a while back. He asked me if I'd help him administrate the page, so I keep my eye on all the injuns & squaws there, LOL. ;)

You da girl! :D

tornadospotter
08-05-2012, 07:10 PM
Time to get fired up! Start the drums, season will soon start. Time to start the War Dance! Chiefs will win! Time to believe in our team!
Tomahawk Chop Song - YouTube

buffman316
08-06-2012, 01:31 PM
that is very cool, and at the All Star game I head that on TV and thought that was very cool. They were a little puzzled on ESPN lol

chiefnut
08-06-2012, 05:18 PM
ya know, shanon sharpie has told the storie a # of times about his first trip to ARROWHEAD. his teamates warned him this was a unique place to place and it was LOUD. he blew it off as hype. when they ran out on the field he was shocked at how loud it was but when they stood for the National Anthem and got to the "home of the CHIEFS" he said he thought they were going to get attacked!! of course shannon started w/the bronx in 1990 and Hughy Lewis sang it 1994 so i don't know if it was true. but what the heck it made a good story!

nigeriannightmare
08-06-2012, 08:00 PM
[QUOTE=chiefnut;262138]ya know, shanon sharpie has told the storie a # of times about his first trip to ARROWHEAD. his teamates warned him this was a unique place to place and it was LOUD. he blew it off as hype. when they ran out on the field he was shocked at how loud it was but when they stood for the National Anthem and got to the "home of the CHIEFS" he said he thought they were going to get attacked!! of course shannon started w/the bronx in 1990 and Hughy Lewis sang it 1994 so i don't know if it was true. but what the heck it made a good

Pretty sure i heard home of the chiefs in 1993 when joe was here.

OPLookn
08-07-2012, 12:21 PM
[QUOTE=chiefnut;262138]ya know, shanon sharpie has told the storie a # of times about his first trip to ARROWHEAD. his teamates warned him this was a unique place to place and it was LOUD. he blew it off as hype. when they ran out on the field he was shocked at how loud it was but when they stood for the National Anthem and got to the "home of the CHIEFS" he said he thought they were going to get attacked!! of course shannon started w/the bronx in 1990 and Hughy Lewis sang it 1994 so i don't know if it was true. but what the heck it made a good

Pretty sure i heard home of the chiefs in 1993 when joe was here.

I did a bit of reading and several season ticket holders talked about how in 1990 they didn't do it but during the 1991 season they did. They don't remember how or why is started but they said they remembered it happening at the Broncos game in 91.

Two said they thought it was Marty that started it...but I only managed to find 3 guys here at the office that went to the games back then and could actually remember that far back...hey they've had a few beers....ok a few thousand beers since then. ;)

chiefnut
08-07-2012, 01:37 PM
well maybe sha-none was right, how bout that!!

Yoda
08-14-2012, 08:09 PM
FSU does the same chant....they have permission from the Seminole Nation to use their likeness.

Connie Jo
08-21-2012, 01:28 PM
LOL I don't know about Shannon Sharpe's account, just know over the years I've heard and read many people associated with the Chiefs, including fans, say it was Huey Lewis who began the tradition. Maybe Shannon was combining two memories of different visits to Arrowhead; his impression of how loud Arrowhead was the first time he played there and a separate memory of when he heard 'home of the Chiefs' yelled. It's possible I suppose, some fans yelled it prior to 1994, but when Huey Lewis did it, it caught on throughout the entire fan base, established it as tradition? It also depends upon the reliability of those remembering...sometimes I can't remember which year which event occurred, or confuse them, as my memory isn't as accurate as it once was, hahaha.

I'll submit the question to Bob Moore, who is the official historian for the Chiefs franchise. Maybe he can tell us more. :)

Connie Jo
08-21-2012, 01:42 PM
Oh, and as far as the Chiefs Warchant...I did extensive research on that subject once upon a time. The original Warchant theme began with Florida State University, as Yoda mentioned above.

Here is a copy/paste I saved related to the origin of the Warchant. :)


The War Chant

"Florida State's "war chant" might have begun with a random occurrence that took place during a 1984 contest with the Auburn Tigers, but most Seminole historians might remember it to be a tradition that holds over thirty years in it's evolution. With the popular Seminole cheer of the 1960's, "massacre," led by members of the Marching Chiefs chanting its melody, so was the first stage of the current popular Seminole cry. In a sense, "massacre," was the long version of FSU's current "war chant".

During a very exciting game with Auburn in 1984, the Marching Chiefs began to perform the cheer. Some students behind the band joined in and continued the "war chant" portion after the band had ceased. The result, which was not very melodic at the time, sounded more like chants by American Indians in Western movies. Most say it came from the fraternity section, but many spirited Seminole fans added the "chopping" motion, a repetitious bend at the elbow, to symbolize a tomahawk swinging down.

The chant continued largely among the student body during the 1985 season, and by the 1986 season was a stadiumwide activity. Of course, the Marching Chiefs refined the chant, plus put its own special brand of accompaniment to the "war chant", and the result exists today.

By the time the Atlanta Braves started with it, the chant and the arm motion generally were associated with Florida State's rising football program. The Kansas City Chiefs first heard it when the Northwest Missouri State band, directed by 1969 FSU graduate Al Sergel, performed the chant while the players were warming up for a game against San Diego. Such a powerful cheer, FSU's "war chant" can be linked to Atlanta's and Kansas City's resurgence in their own respective leagues."

tornadospotter
08-21-2012, 09:49 PM
Oh, and as far as the Chiefs Warchant...I did extensive research on that subject once upon a time. The original Warchant theme began with Florida State University, as Yoda mentioned above.

Here is a copy/paste I saved related to the origin of the Warchant. :)


The War Chant

"Florida State's "war chant" might have begun with a random occurrence that took place during a 1984 contest with the Auburn Tigers, but most Seminole historians might remember it to be a tradition that holds over thirty years in it's evolution. With the popular Seminole cheer of the 1960's, "massacre," led by members of the Marching Chiefs chanting its melody, so was the first stage of the current popular Seminole cry. In a sense, "massacre," was the long version of FSU's current "war chant".

During a very exciting game with Auburn in 1984, the Marching Chiefs began to perform the cheer. Some students behind the band joined in and continued the "war chant" portion after the band had ceased. The result, which was not very melodic at the time, sounded more like chants by American Indians in Western movies. Most say it came from the fraternity section, but many spirited Seminole fans added the "chopping" motion, a repetitious bend at the elbow, to symbolize a tomahawk swinging down.

The chant continued largely among the student body during the 1985 season, and by the 1986 season was a stadiumwide activity. Of course, the Marching Chiefs refined the chant, plus put its own special brand of accompaniment to the "war chant", and the result exists today.

By the time the Atlanta Braves started with it, the chant and the arm motion generally were associated with Florida State's rising football program. The Kansas City Chiefs first heard it when the Northwest Missouri State band, directed by 1969 FSU graduate Al Sergel, performed the chant while the players were warming up for a game against San Diego. Such a powerful cheer, FSU's "war chant" can be linked to Atlanta's and Kansas City's resurgence in their own respective leagues."
The chant has powerful effects.

KristofLaw
08-22-2012, 02:02 AM
Oh, and as far as the Chiefs Warchant...I did extensive research on that subject once upon a time. The original Warchant theme began with Florida State University, as Yoda mentioned above.

Here is a copy/paste I saved related to the origin of the Warchant. :)


The War Chant

"Florida State's "war chant" might have begun with a random occurrence that took place during a 1984 contest with the Auburn Tigers, but most Seminole historians might remember it to be a tradition that holds over thirty years in it's evolution. With the popular Seminole cheer of the 1960's, "massacre," led by members of the Marching Chiefs chanting its melody, so was the first stage of the current popular Seminole cry. In a sense, "massacre," was the long version of FSU's current "war chant".

During a very exciting game with Auburn in 1984, the Marching Chiefs began to perform the cheer. Some students behind the band joined in and continued the "war chant" portion after the band had ceased. The result, which was not very melodic at the time, sounded more like chants by American Indians in Western movies. Most say it came from the fraternity section, but many spirited Seminole fans added the "chopping" motion, a repetitious bend at the elbow, to symbolize a tomahawk swinging down.

The chant continued largely among the student body during the 1985 season, and by the 1986 season was a stadiumwide activity. Of course, the Marching Chiefs refined the chant, plus put its own special brand of accompaniment to the "war chant", and the result exists today.

By the time the Atlanta Braves started with it, the chant and the arm motion generally were associated with Florida State's rising football program. The Kansas City Chiefs first heard it when the Northwest Missouri State band, directed by 1969 FSU graduate Al Sergel, performed the chant while the players were warming up for a game against San Diego. Such a powerful cheer, FSU's "war chant" can be linked to Atlanta's and Kansas City's resurgence in their own respective leagues."

An interesting bit of info there, I did not know this. Thanks Connie.