David Smale has covered sports—professional, college, and high school—for more than 40 years for various publications and outlets. He has published 21 books, mostly on sports history. David’s affection for the Chiefs came early. Just before he turned five, the Dallas Texans arrived in Kansas City to become the Chiefs. He remembers his dad being excited that Kansas City had professional football, so he was excited too. David and his wife have been married for 39 years. They are the proud parents of two grown children and happily spend time with two beautiful granddaughters.
Aug. 5—David Smale was courtside covering the 2020 Big 12 basketball tournament when his phone rang. He figured he would pick it up after the games as it would be too loud to hear anything with the action going on. He
An accomplished sports author from the Kansas City area is in St. Joseph Wednesday for a signing and presentation of his recent book about the history of the Chiefs.