“Man….Kansas got problems.”
Seth Davis, @SethDavisHoops, while Kansas was losing in an ugly fashion at Florida on ESPN Tuesday night, Twitter
GH: My boss is a KU grad and season ticket holder. He stopped by my office Wednesday morning and stuck his head in the door – “Today is not a good day to ask for a raise,” he said.
“If you thought you were living a bad dream, well Bill Self’s team is not letting you wake up.”
Al Wallace, WDAF Fox 4
“This is the worst I’ve seen Kansas play in years.”
Dick Vitale, as Kansas dropped their third game of the season with a 67-61 loss at Florida, ESPN
GH: Vitale rarely criticizes the elite teams like Kansas. But the play of the Jayhawks, especially in the first half, warranted Dickie V’s harsh words.
“I care about winning playoff games. I care about beating good teams. Beating Washington means nothing to me.”
Danny Parkins, after the Chiefs blowout win over the Redskins, 610 AM
“Nothing against the Chiefs but I’m not sure there was a worse display this year – in front of the home crowd no less.”
Andrew Brandt, ESPN NFL analyst, 810 AM
“My theory and I’m sticking to it: Mike Shanahan wants to get fired in Wash. Getting trashed 45-10 by Chiefs? Not sure he’s very upset.”
Mark Kiszla, @markkiszla, Twitter
GH: There is a lot of drama yet to play out in Washington between their owner, head coach and franchise quarterback. But Soren Petro made a good point last week about one of Dick Vermeil’s locker room signs – “Keep losing teams losing.” Even a bad team with a lot of drama can beat you if you let them see some opportunity. Credit to Andy Reid and the Chiefs for making sure the Redskins never saw even a glimpse of hope.
“You don’t think they’re overrated – these Jayhawks, Gayhawks!”
Jack Harry, while discussing the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team’s recent loss at Colorado with Frank Boal Sunday night, KSHB 41 Link
GH: This was an unscripted casual conversation between Harry and Boal and Harry looked to me to be having some fun with it. He smirked when he said what sure sounded like “Gayhawks” to emphasize that he thought Bill Self’s team is overrated. Gayhawk Gate has ensued. Read on.
“I’ve never had holes that big to run through.”
Tre Mason, Auburn’s running back who gained an SEC title game record 304 yards and scored four touchdowns in the 59-42 win over Missouri, YahooSports.com
GH: It almost doesn’t seem appropriate to call what Mason and his mates were running through against Missouri’s defense, “holes.” A more appropriate term might be “space,” as in outer space. At times is appeared Auburn’s offense was from another planet and Mizzou’s defense was earth-bound. It was a fun game for three quarters but there was never a doubt that Mizzou had no answers for Auburn’s running game.
“MLS Cup Champs! #SKCNation, you were amazing last night! Can’t begin to express what you guys mean to us. I love this city!!!”
Graham Zusi, @gzusi, in the aftermath of Sporting Kansas City’s scintillating MLS Cup win over Real Salt Lake, Twitter
GH: Hats and scarfs off to Sporting Kansas City for bringing a championship back to Kansas City’s professional sports scene. In a pulse-pounding live-or-die PK ending, SKC survived when RSL’s final PK hit the crossbar and slammed straight down harmlessly to the frozen turf. It was a weird way to end what was a remarkable cup match. I watched the final PK’s from the bar of the Bristol in the Power and Light District and the entire bar broke out into applause with Sportings’ victory. It was a pretty cool scene in a city that deserves to feel cool once again.