Around The Web: Hall of Famer Turk McBride, Sippio Returns, New Pickup Player

Chiefs defensive end Turk McBride will be inducted into the South Jersey Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame Turk1next month.  McBride is a 2003 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High and a two-time Inquirer South Jersey defensive player of the year.  The Chiefs selected him in the second round in 2007 from Tennessee.

McBride will be honored with the other inductees at Masso’s Catering in Glassboro, NJ on June 24th.  Another player with NFL ties is Derrick Ramsey who played tight end with the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots.

Tickets for the banquet are $25 and may be obtained by calling 856-582-0212.

For those of you that may want to take a road trip, Kansas City is only 1,140 miles away from Glassboro, NJ!  Congratulations to McBride who should be in for quite the battle in training camp for the starting defensive end spot opposite Tyson Jackson.

Former Chiefs wide receiver Bobby Sippio returned to football yesterday, signing with the Chicago Slaughter of the Continental Indoor Football League.

According to a news release from the team, Sippio will help strengthen the Slaughter’s receiving corps after an injury to wideout Donovan Morgan who was leading the CIFL in most receiving statistical categories.

Sippio, who played for Western Kentucky University, played for the Chicago Rush from 2006 to 2007, helping the Rush win the AFL championship in 2006. Sippio was also a member of the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2007 season. Sippio (6-foot-3, 215 pounds) is the eighth former Rush player to join the Slaughter.  Sippio was excited to be back in the windy city.

“Once again, I get to play in front of the great Chicago fans.  I hope to help the Slaughter stay on top and win a championship.”

I wonder if Dwayne Bowe will go to any of the games and support his cousin?  Sippio never got anything done with the Chiefs, but he sure did make “Hard Knocks” on HBO more entertaining.  And if you didn’t think it was a slow news day before…

After trading away their best basketball player in Tony Gonzalez, it appears the Chiefs quickly brought in a replacement.  Iowa State Cyclones senior guard Anna Florzak will spend the summer working for the Kansas City Chiefs as a marketing intern.

The 5-foot-10 Kansas City is hoping to work on marketing the ISU-Kansas State football game that will take place at Arrowhead Stadium.  After work she wants to work on her shooting and play in some pickup games.

“I know there are some schools there, and I know the UMKC coaches so hopefully I can set something up where I play a few times a week with them.”

C’mon, Anna, start up some pickup games at One Arrowhead Drive!  Just in case you were wondering, Florzak is as tall or taller than five players currently on the Chiefs roster.

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