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FOX Football Gameday Host

Zakk is Nationally renowned Rock n Roll Sports Expert! A Sports Broadcasting veteran and former morning host for a nationally-syndicated Fox Sports Radio Network morning show. Talking football is a passion for Zakk and his Gameday coverage chops were built hosting pregame shows for the Atlanta Falcons, 49ers and Chicago Bears.

Dominic "Zakk" Zaccagnini

FOX Football Gameday Host

Zakk is Nationally renowned Rock n Roll Sports Expert! A Sports Broadcasting veteran and former morning host for a nationally-syndicated Fox Sports Radio Network morning show. Talking football is a passion for Zakk and his Gameday coverage chops were built hosting pregame shows for the Atlanta Falcons, 49ers and Chicago Bears.

Soren Petro

Countdown to Kickoff Host

Every week join us as we “Countdown to Kickoff” with our one hour Pre-Game show hosted by Sports Radio 810 WHB afternoon personality Soren Petro. The most informative and comprehensive Pre-Game Show in the region, all about our champion home town team. Soren will break it all down with special guests and expert analysis from around the league as we get ready for kickoff.

Dani Welniak

KCTV5 News Sports Anchor

Dani Welniak is a former pro footballer herself sporting her own Women’s Championship Super Bowl ring. Her experience on the field gives her a strong understanding of gameday strategy. Listen every week as she breaks down the defense and what KC must do to contain the opponents offense.

BJ Kissel

NFL Insider

Every gameday we will check in with Local Sports Expert BJ Kissel to discuss Who’s Hot, Who’s Not, get a College Report from around the country, and go in depth about what the Kansas City Offense and Special Teams need to do on gameday to Run it Back.

Steve Gorman

Rock N Roll Reporter

Every week Zakk will catch up with Former Fox Sports guest broadcaster and Black Crowes Rock N Roll drummer to make their picks for the biggest games of the week.

2021 Pre-Season Schedule

Date                            Opponent                                           Time                          Network

Week 1- TBD              at San Francisco 49ers                       TBD                            KSHB

Friday, Aug. 20           at Arizona Cardinals                           7:00 p.m.                     ESPN

Friday, Aug. 27          Minnesota Vikings                            TBD                            KSHB

2021 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

Date                            Opponent                                           Time                           Network

Sunday, Sept. 12       Cleveland Browns                            3:25 p.m.                    CBS

Sunday, Sept. 19        at Baltimore Ravens                           7:20 p.m.                     NBC

Sunday, Sept. 26       Los Angeles Chargers                     12:00 p.m.                  CBS

Sunday, Oct. 3            at Philadelphia Eagles                        12:00 p.m.                  CBS

Sunday, Oct. 10         Buffalo Bills                                       7:20 p.m.                   NBC

Sunday, Oct. 17          at Washington Football Team            12:00 p.m.                   CBS

Sunday, Oct. 24          at Tennessee Titans                           12:00 p.m.                  CBS

Monday, Nov. 1         New York Giants                               7:15 p.m.                    ESPN

Sunday, Nov. 7          Green Bay Packers                           3:25 p.m.                   FOX

Sunday, Nov. 14         at Las Vegas Raiders                         7:20 p.m.                     NBC

Sunday, Nov. 21        Dallas Cowboys                                3:25 p.m.                    FOX

Sunday, Nov. 28        BYE WEEK                                        – – – – –                          – – – – –

Sunday, Dec. 5          Denver Broncos                                12:00 p.m.                  CBS

Sunday, Dec. 12        Las Vegas Raiders                            12:00 p.m.                  CBS

Thursday, Dec. 16      at Los Angeles Chargers                    7:20 p.m.                     FOX/NFLN/AMAZON

Sunday, Dec. 26        Pittsburgh Steelers                           3:25 p.m.                    CBS

Sunday, Jan. 2            at Cincinnati Bengals                          12:00 p.m.                   CBS

Sunday, Jan. 9            at Denver Broncos                              3:25 p.m.                     CBS

 

Local Coverage

TUNE IN ON GAMEDAY

Team coverage on Fox Football Gameday with a 2 Hour Pre-Game Broadcast hosted by Dominic “Zakk” Zaccagnini featuring News around the league, updates on College Sports, Fantasy Football leading up the the Countdown to Kickoff with 810 Sports Radio host Soren Petro with Gameday Audio Highlights courtesy of Westwood One and Sports Radio 810 WHB!

RED REPORTS

101 The FOX Slacker morning Show 

Listen to the Slacker Morning show every week at 7:30am as we check in with WHB Sports Radio 810 host Soren Petro for the Fox Football FRIDAY RED REPORT to get Teed UP for GAMEDAY! Then get the recap of the previous game every Monday with the Fox Football Gameday Wrap-up. PLUS get Slacker’s FOX Fantasy Football Update on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30am with Fantasy Football Guru Adam Copeland.

CHIEFS NEWS

Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes share Madden ’22 cover

After fighting it out in the Super Bowl, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes are sharing the cover for Madden ’22.

The video game released in August is one of the most popular sports titles with a segment of fans who admittedly take a day off for the on-sale date.

“Whenever you first get on the cover, that’s a special moment,” Mahomes told ESPN. “So to be on it again, twice, with an all-time great like Tom Brady, it’s a special moment that I’m glad that I’m able to do so soon after I had done it the first time.

“I’ll be able to have it for the rest of my life and be able to show my kids and my kids’ kids that I was on it two times.”

Brady and Mahomes are each on the cover for the second time, with Brady (then with the New England Patriots) gracing Madden ’18 and Mahomes on Madden ’20.

Brady was MVP of Super Bowl LV as his Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in February. Mahomes led the Chiefs to a win in the NFL title game the previous season and won MVP honors.

The last time two players shared the cover was Madden ’10 with Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu.

Brady debuted in Madden ’01 with a player rating of 57, but not by name. He was listed as QB No. 12 and fourth-string with the Patriots.

Mahomes was a member of the “99 Club” last year, a nod to the near-perfect rating given to only a select class of NFL players. He has been the top-rated quarterback in Madden the past two years.

Travis Kelce: Browns ‘neck and neck’ with Chiefs in AFC

Tight end Travis Kelce believes the Cleveland Browns are serious challengers to his Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC entering the 2021 season.

Kelce, a native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, was at Browns receiver Jarvis Landry’s celebrity softball game in a suburb of Cleveland. Kelce told the Akron Beacon Journal that he sees the Browns as “definitely a contender” coming off their first playoff appearance in nearly 20 years.

“It’s definitely there,” Kelce said. “Baker (Mayfield) and the gang have upped the ante, made this team an unbelievable team and a team you have to prepare for and take serious. I think that moving forward without a doubt, I can see a lot more playoff games between us, and I’ll just take it one day at a time and hope for it.

“I think the Browns and Chiefs are definitely neck and neck,” he added.

Kelce’s Chiefs defeated the Browns 22-17 in last season’s AFC Divisional Round on their way to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance.

Despite that loss, 2020 was Cleveland’s best season in recent memory after being bottom-feeders for years. The Browns finished 11-5, their best record since 1994, and defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild card round for their first postseason win since that same season.

The Chiefs, meanwhile, have built one of the league’s best teams with former MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes at the center of it. Kansas City owns the winningest regular-season record in the NFL over the past five seasons, 60-20.

The Chiefs are scheduled to host the Browns at Arrowhead Stadium to open the 2021 season.

“It’s impressive to see where they’ve come from and where they are now because it’s a legit contender,” Kelce said, “and every team’s going to have to bring it.”

Report: Chiefs OL Kyle Long (leg) likely to miss training camp

Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Kyle Long sustained a leg injury that could keep him off the field until just before the start of the regular season, NFL Network reported Thursday.

The injury occurred this week at the Chiefs’ voluntary OTAs, and the report said signs point toward a fractured kneecap. He likely will miss training camp.

Long, 32, is making a comeback after sitting out the 2020 season after the Chicago Bears declined his option. He signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract in March.

Long missed 34 games over his final four seasons in Chicago due to injury, including the final 12 games of 2019 with a hip issue. Prior to that, the 2013 first-round pick reached the Pro Bowl in his first three seasons while missing just one of 48 games.

His father is Oakland Raiders Hall of Fame defensive end Howie Long, and his brother, defensive end Chris Long, played 11 seasons with three teams, winning two Super Bowls.

Britt Reid pleads not guilty to DWI, is allowed to drive on bond

A judge ruled Monday that Britt Reid can drive — with conditions — on the day the former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a February accident that critically injured a young girl.

Reid awaits trial on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated after he crashed into two cars on an entrance ramp along Interstate 435 in Kansas City on Feb. 4. The wreck left Ariel Young, 5, with a traumatic brain injury.

Jackson County Judge Jessica Agnelly modified Reid’s bond that will allow the son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid to drive with an interlock device, which has to be blown into before a car will start. If alcohol is detected, the car won’t start. Agnelly said the no-driving condition was mistakenly added to the conditions of Reid’s bond.

Reid waived his right to a preliminary hearing. He was charged on April 12. If convicted of the Class D felony, Reid could be sentenced up to seven years in prison.

Kansas City prosecutors say Reid had a blood alcohol concentration of .113 from a sample taken two hours after he barreled into a disabled vehicle on I-435. Reid was driving 83.9 miles per hour — in a posted 65 — 1.9 seconds before slamming into the vehicle, per the probable cause statement form.

Reid “operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and acted with criminal negligence by driving at an excessive rate of speed,” Jackson County (Missouri) prosecutors said in the filing.

Reid suffered blunt force trauma to his groin in the accident which required emergency surgery, per the filing.

He was initially placed on administrative leave by the Chiefs before the organization decided against renewing his contract. He’s no longer with the team.

NFL NEWS

Reports: 85 percent of Dolphins, Saints players fully vaccinated

Eighty-five percent of New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins players are either fully vaccinated or on their way toward reaching that status, according to multiple reports Thursday.

Teams that have 85 percent of their players fully vaccinated are expected to have relaxed protocols this summer and during the upcoming season, although the full nature of those relaxations has not been announced.

Earlier this month, New Orleans coach Sean Payton told the Athletic that every Saints Tier 1 and Tier 2 employee had been vaccinated. Tier 1 employees are those who have the closest contact with players, such as coaches and trainers. Tier 2 employees are those with some close contact with players, such as general managers and football operations staff.

Reaching the threshold of 85 percent for players is what teams need to achieve to relax certain restrictions on player gatherings.

On Wednesday, the NFL announced unvaccinated players would face much greater restrictions than vaccinated ones. In addition, unvaccinated employees could lose their ability to work with players directly in meeting rooms, training rooms and on the practice field.

Chiefs’ Andy Reid on Le’Veon Bell: ‘I wish him the best’

Chiefs coach Andy Reid took the high road Thursday when it came to former Kansas City running back Le’Veon Bell.

Over the weekend, Bell took to social media to talk about Reid.

“I’ll never play for Andy Reid again,” Bell wrote. “I’d retire first.”

In follow-up comments on Twitter, Bell said he had a “personal problem” with Reid because of something the coach said to him without revealing what that was.

Reid made a brief remark to reporters Thursday.

“I enjoyed my time with him. I’m pulling for him,” the veteran coach said. “That’s how I roll. I wish him the best.”

Bell joined the Chiefs last season on Oct. 17 — three days after his release from the New York Jets.

The 29-year-old rushed for 254 yards and two touchdowns in nine games with the Chiefs. He had two carries for 6 yards in the AFC Divisional playoff win over the Cleveland Browns before being inactive for the AFC Championship Game vs. the Buffalo Bills.

Bell did not play in Super Bowl LV against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bell was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time All-Pro with the Pittsburgh Steelers before sitting out the entire 2018 season on the franchise tag in a contract dispute.

After signing a four-year, $52.5 million deal with the Jets in March 2019, Bell gained 1,250 yards from scrimmage and scored four touchdowns in 15 starts with the team that season.

Bell has rushed for 6,453 yards and 40 touchdowns and caught 394 passes for 3,259 yards and eight scores in 88 games (81 starts) with the Steelers (2013-17), Jets (2019-20) and Chiefs (2020).

Bell is a free agent.

Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes share Madden ’22 cover

After fighting it out in the Super Bowl, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes are sharing the cover for Madden ’22.

The video game released in August is one of the most popular sports titles with a segment of fans who admittedly take a day off for the on-sale date.

“Whenever you first get on the cover, that’s a special moment,” Mahomes told ESPN. “So to be on it again, twice, with an all-time great like Tom Brady, it’s a special moment that I’m glad that I’m able to do so soon after I had done it the first time.

“I’ll be able to have it for the rest of my life and be able to show my kids and my kids’ kids that I was on it two times.”

Brady and Mahomes are each on the cover for the second time, with Brady (then with the New England Patriots) gracing Madden ’18 and Mahomes on Madden ’20.

Brady was MVP of Super Bowl LV as his Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in February. Mahomes led the Chiefs to a win in the NFL title game the previous season and won MVP honors.

The last time two players shared the cover was Madden ’10 with Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu.

Brady debuted in Madden ’01 with a player rating of 57, but not by name. He was listed as QB No. 12 and fourth-string with the Patriots.

Mahomes was a member of the “99 Club” last year, a nod to the near-perfect rating given to only a select class of NFL players. He has been the top-rated quarterback in Madden the past two years.

Vince Wilfork’s son charged with stealing dad’s Super Bowl rings

The son of former All-Pro defensive tackle Vince Wilfork was arrested last month for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of his father’s jewelry, including two Super Bowl rings.

A police complaint released by the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office in Texas this week revealed 23-year-old D’Aundre Holmes-Wilfork was arrested May 22 and charged with theft of property greater than $300,000.

Holmes-Wilfork was no longer listed as in custody at the jail as of Tuesday morning, according to the Galveston County Daily News.

Wilfork played in the NFL from 2004-16, primarily as a member of the New England Patriots. He won Super Bowls with the club following the 2004 and 2014 seasons. Wilfork was first-team All-Pro in 2012 and was named to the Pro Bowl five times.

According to the complaint, Wilfork reported his jewelry missing on May 10. Items cited included his two Super Bowl rings, two AFC Championship Game rings and a Miami Hurricanes college football championship ring.

Wilfork first noticed the items missing a year prior but believed them to be in storage. He was contacted by a fan earlier this year when the Super Bowl rings were up for sale, alerting him to the theft.

The person who claimed to own the rings said they were purchased from Holmes-Wilfork for $62,000 in May 2020, according to the complaint. Police have since recovered the rings.

CHIEFS NEWS

NFL NEWS

Reports: 85 percent of Dolphins, Saints players fully vaccinated

Eighty-five percent of New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins players are either fully vaccinated or on their way toward reaching that status, according to multiple reports Thursday.

Teams that have 85 percent of their players fully vaccinated are expected to have relaxed protocols this summer and during the upcoming season, although the full nature of those relaxations has not been announced.

Earlier this month, New Orleans coach Sean Payton told the Athletic that every Saints Tier 1 and Tier 2 employee had been vaccinated. Tier 1 employees are those who have the closest contact with players, such as coaches and trainers. Tier 2 employees are those with some close contact with players, such as general managers and football operations staff.

Reaching the threshold of 85 percent for players is what teams need to achieve to relax certain restrictions on player gatherings.

On Wednesday, the NFL announced unvaccinated players would face much greater restrictions than vaccinated ones. In addition, unvaccinated employees could lose their ability to work with players directly in meeting rooms, training rooms and on the practice field.

Chiefs’ Andy Reid on Le’Veon Bell: ‘I wish him the best’

Chiefs coach Andy Reid took the high road Thursday when it came to former Kansas City running back Le’Veon Bell.

Over the weekend, Bell took to social media to talk about Reid.

“I’ll never play for Andy Reid again,” Bell wrote. “I’d retire first.”

In follow-up comments on Twitter, Bell said he had a “personal problem” with Reid because of something the coach said to him without revealing what that was.

Reid made a brief remark to reporters Thursday.

“I enjoyed my time with him. I’m pulling for him,” the veteran coach said. “That’s how I roll. I wish him the best.”

Bell joined the Chiefs last season on Oct. 17 — three days after his release from the New York Jets.

The 29-year-old rushed for 254 yards and two touchdowns in nine games with the Chiefs. He had two carries for 6 yards in the AFC Divisional playoff win over the Cleveland Browns before being inactive for the AFC Championship Game vs. the Buffalo Bills.

Bell did not play in Super Bowl LV against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bell was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time All-Pro with the Pittsburgh Steelers before sitting out the entire 2018 season on the franchise tag in a contract dispute.

After signing a four-year, $52.5 million deal with the Jets in March 2019, Bell gained 1,250 yards from scrimmage and scored four touchdowns in 15 starts with the team that season.

Bell has rushed for 6,453 yards and 40 touchdowns and caught 394 passes for 3,259 yards and eight scores in 88 games (81 starts) with the Steelers (2013-17), Jets (2019-20) and Chiefs (2020).

Bell is a free agent.

Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes share Madden ’22 cover

After fighting it out in the Super Bowl, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes are sharing the cover for Madden ’22.

The video game released in August is one of the most popular sports titles with a segment of fans who admittedly take a day off for the on-sale date.

“Whenever you first get on the cover, that’s a special moment,” Mahomes told ESPN. “So to be on it again, twice, with an all-time great like Tom Brady, it’s a special moment that I’m glad that I’m able to do so soon after I had done it the first time.

“I’ll be able to have it for the rest of my life and be able to show my kids and my kids’ kids that I was on it two times.”

Brady and Mahomes are each on the cover for the second time, with Brady (then with the New England Patriots) gracing Madden ’18 and Mahomes on Madden ’20.

Brady was MVP of Super Bowl LV as his Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in February. Mahomes led the Chiefs to a win in the NFL title game the previous season and won MVP honors.

The last time two players shared the cover was Madden ’10 with Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu.

Brady debuted in Madden ’01 with a player rating of 57, but not by name. He was listed as QB No. 12 and fourth-string with the Patriots.

Mahomes was a member of the “99 Club” last year, a nod to the near-perfect rating given to only a select class of NFL players. He has been the top-rated quarterback in Madden the past two years.

Vince Wilfork’s son charged with stealing dad’s Super Bowl rings

The son of former All-Pro defensive tackle Vince Wilfork was arrested last month for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of his father’s jewelry, including two Super Bowl rings.

A police complaint released by the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office in Texas this week revealed 23-year-old D’Aundre Holmes-Wilfork was arrested May 22 and charged with theft of property greater than $300,000.

Holmes-Wilfork was no longer listed as in custody at the jail as of Tuesday morning, according to the Galveston County Daily News.

Wilfork played in the NFL from 2004-16, primarily as a member of the New England Patriots. He won Super Bowls with the club following the 2004 and 2014 seasons. Wilfork was first-team All-Pro in 2012 and was named to the Pro Bowl five times.

According to the complaint, Wilfork reported his jewelry missing on May 10. Items cited included his two Super Bowl rings, two AFC Championship Game rings and a Miami Hurricanes college football championship ring.

Wilfork first noticed the items missing a year prior but believed them to be in storage. He was contacted by a fan earlier this year when the Super Bowl rings were up for sale, alerting him to the theft.

The person who claimed to own the rings said they were purchased from Holmes-Wilfork for $62,000 in May 2020, according to the complaint. Police have since recovered the rings.