USFL Vets Clash 

The architects of the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers used to work in a business that Donald Trump once had in his hands. In 1984 and 1985, Chiefs General Mana­ger Carl Peterson captured two United States Football League titles while running the Philadelphia Stars. A.J. Smith, the Chargers' GM, worked as a scout for two USFL teams before hooking up with the heartbreak-destined Buffalo Bills. (Trump owned the USFL's New Jersey Generals and encouraged the league to challenge the NFL with a fall schedule.) Peterson and Smith also have in common a head coach, Marty Schottenheimer. Luring Schottenheimer to KC is considered one of Peterson's better moves. Smith and Shottenheimer couldn't co-exist in San Diego, paving the way for current coach Norv Turner, who looks pained much of the time. Sunday's Chargers-Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium (Interstate 70 and the Blue Ridge Cutoff) starts at noon. Call 816-931-3330 for tickets.
Sun., Dec. 14, noon, 2008

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