“Bulldog [Bob Fescoe] is the type of guy who hasn’t played football since eighth grade and he nicknamed himself Bulldog. That’s the kind of guy he is.”
Mark Schlereth, former Bronco offensive lineman and current NFL analyst, after NFL Live played an excerpt from Fescoe’s Monday morning rant about the 0-2 Chiefs, ESPN
GH: Schlereth meant to be as demeaning as his words sound about our own Bulldog Bob. Read on for a sampling of Fescoe’s rant.
“Stop embarrassing yourselves! You’re embarrassing your mother. You’re embarrassing your father. You’re embarrassing the city. You’re embarrassing your wife and your children. … You’re an embarrassing train wreck to the 2.5 million people that call this metro area home! You’ve let down all the old ladies that are on life support, rooting for you, trying to pull out another day! You give people nothing to live for! You suck! I’ve got more passion at 6:18 this morning than you have for 8 freaking quarters. Every one of you sucks! Every professional athlete in this town blows right now! They should make prisoners watch the Chiefs! That should be punishment! The Chiefs are torturing the city right now!”
Bob Fescoe, 610 AM
GH: Here is a link to the ESPN NFL Live segment that featured Fescoe’s rant. Sometimes crazy is good – especially when you are a sports talk radio host in the 33rd-ranked media market. Say what you want about Fescoe – and few have more to say than I – his wild-man act was just nuts enough to get picked up by Deadspin.com and then played on ESPN. Kevin Kietzman would be damn proud of Fescoe’s contrived lunatic act if he wasn’t the competition.
“My boss usually asks for a rundown of the show the night before. I think tomorrow I will send one that reads: 6-10 AM: MELTDOWN!”
Bob Fescoe, @bobfescoe, late in the first half of the Chiefs/Bills game, Twitter
GH: Crazy man radio rants like Fescoe’s lose a lot of their insanity when they are planned out 17 hours in advance. When you toss in the fact that Fescoe is a hardcore NY Giants fan, his verbal blasting of the hapless Chiefs is left to be considered nothing more than radio marketing for his show. And it was GREAT marketing shtick – in a Skip Bayless kind of broadcasting. Again, KK has to privately respect the hell out of Fescoe’s act.
“The Chiefs have been an unmitigated disaster. They have not played well. I understand the fans’ frustration but that’s overblown. If I’m in the locker room, I want to fix it with my team. That [Bulldog] guy doesn’t mean anything. Whatever. He can have whatever opinion he wants.”
Mark Schlereth, ESPN
GH: One aside I found entertaining from this is that Fescoe felt compelled to tweet Schlereth to inform him he had played high school football and that somebody else gave him the nickname Bulldog. Maybe Fescoe is as dumb as he sounds.
“Those guys are playing and they’re practicing, and so they are good enough to play. Now, whether they’ll ever be back to what they used to be, I don’t know if that’s going to be the case, because they’ve had a reconstruction on the knee. Will it be like it was before the reconstruction? I don’t know that will be the case.”
Romeo Crennel, referring to the knee surgery that Tony Moeaki, Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry underwent last season, Kansas City Star
GH: RAC appears to be hell bent on making every excuse he can think of to deflect his team’s awful play from being tied to his competence as a head coach. It is not working. Read on.
“I don’t want to contradict what Romeo said but I don’t think these guys having ACL surgery last year would prevent them from having really good seasons this year.”
Mitch Holthus, referring to Romeo’s above comment, 810 AM
GH: Holthus may not have wanted to contradict Romeo but as uncharacteristic as that is for The Voice, it is exactly what he did. Crennel’s statement was odd to say the least. In this case, it was the Crazy Uncle Mitch that comes off looking sane.
“I just banged my knee – but I’m fine. I’m ready to go.”
Jamaal Charles, on why his role was limited in the Buffalo game, Chiefs’ Kingdom Show, 810 AM
GH: I expect a big game for Charles in New Orleans. He is the one main weapon that the Chiefs need to fire to get them back in this divisional race. It would also be nice if RAC’s defense stopped somebody.
“Former Kansas State and Olathe North running back Darren Sproles, in his second season with the Saints, is tied for second in the NFL with 18 receptions for 188 yards, largely on the strength of a 13-catch, 128-yard game in last week’s loss at Carolina.”
Randy Covitz, Kansas City Star
GH: Sproles is the best high school football player I have had to pleasure to witness. I did not see Barry Sanders play at Wichita North [view some clips here] but I did watch Sproles play for much of his junior and senior seasons at Olathe North. I do not have the words to describe how dominate he was as a high school running back. Here are some clips of #43, aka “Tank.”
“Chiefs in 4th round of 2005 took Craphonso Thorpe 14 picks AHEAD of [Darren] Sproles-what would Sproles look like in Red and Gold? ????”
Mitch Holthus, @mitchholthus, Twitter
“Sproles finished with 22 carries for 235 yards — a stunning 10.7 yard-per-carry average — against a [Oklahoma] defense that gave up a season average of 3.8 yards. One of Roberson’s four touchdown passes was a 60-yarder to Sproles.”
Jason Kersey, writer, on Sproles’ stats during K-State’s 2003 Big 12 title win over the Sooners, NewsOK.com
“We didn’t go out there and play hard enough. We didn’t block, didn’t tackle. Didn’t do the things we’d done that whole season. They weren’t even close to the team we were; it’s not even debatable.”
Teddy Lehman, who was a senior linebacker who won the Bednarik and Butkus awards for OU that season, NewsOK.com
GH: Not even debatable? Let’s get Darren Sproles in on that debate. Child, please.
“Shoot, that was 8 1/2 years ago. It’s a blur to me. I don’t really think much about it.”
Mike Stoops, Oklahoma’s defensive coordinator, when asked about the 35-7 drubbing K-State and their backfield combination of Darren Sproles and El Roberson put on the Sooners in the 2003 Big 12 Championship game, NewsOK.com
GH: It believe Sproles was pretty much “a blur” to Stoops’ defenders as well that night at Arrowhead.
“Oh, there’s no problem I don’t think, [getting the Oklahoma crowd up for the K-State game]. Coach Stoops’ record in the stadium is 78-3.”
Merv Johnson, OU’s color analyst, in an interview with Bob Fescoe, when asked about Bob Stoops telling Sooner fans they will need to be loud this Saturday, 610 AM
GH: 78-3? D-A-M-N!
“Vince Young also dropped $5k weekly at Cheesecake Factory. Really.”
Clay Travis, @ClayTravisBGID, on how the former Texas quarterback managed to squander $26 million in guaranteed money since being Tennessee’s third overall draft pick in 2006, Twitter
GH: Five grand a week at the Cheesecake Factory? I could see how that happens. Those cheesecakes are wicked expensive, man!
GregHall24@yahoo.com and Twitter / greghall24