Author Archives: Greg Hall

About Greg Hall

Software guy who has been writing my Off The Couch column in KC newspapers, publications and websites since 1994. Has been bounced from some of the finest media establishments this side of State Line Road. Dad first and everything else second...and there are a lot of everything elses.

OTC: Chiefs Make Alex Smith A $68MM Man & Their Starting QB For 4 More Years

“After an intense and largely secretive day of negotiations, the Chiefs and Smith have worked out a four-year, $68 million extension. Per a league source, Smith gets $30 million guaranteed at signing.  Another $15 million in injury-only guarantee vests in … Continue reading


OTC: The Sporting News Rates Royals’ Lefebvre & Hudler As Second From The Bottom In MLB

“This is some rah-rah nonsense from (Rex) Hudler…” Jesse Spector, writer, as he evaluates the work of the Royals TV color analyst Thursday night, GH: Sporting News is critiquing the TV broadcast crews of all the MLB teams and … Continue reading


OTC: KSU & MU Open CFB Seasons Expecting Greatness / KU Has Another Week To Hope

“I think it’s going to be a really great season for K-State. … I went up to (Bill Snyder) after my last game coaching at KU and said, ‘Coach, I’ve always respected you but now I’ve seen a whole different … Continue reading


OTC: What KC Radio Station Is Your Go To Football Station? / Keith Olbermann Defends His Friend Ned Yost But Fails

“Unless you fancy yourself a scout there are ZERO reasons to watch the #chiefs game tonight.” Bob Fescoe, @bobfescoe, Twitter GH: Not quite what you would expect to hear from the sports talk radio station that promotes itself as the … Continue reading


OTC: Mellinger Calls Out Ned Yost For Calling Out Royals Fans / And Fescoe & Klingler Are Appalled By Sam & The Star

“On a glorious night for the Royals, Ned Yost manages to dump on the fans” Headline for Sam Mellinger’s column in Wednesday’s Kansas City Star GH: Mellinger’s column touched off a firestorm of local sports talk along with the national … Continue reading


OTC: Royals’ Ned Yost Dealing W/ Pressure Of A Pennant Race & National Scrutiny One Day At A Time

“We don’t think like you guys. We think about today. That’s all we think about. We don’t think about keeping it up. We don’t think about anything but today. When you have that mindset, it takes so much pressure away … Continue reading


OTC: Chiefs Offensive Line Looks Very Offensive / KK Says MU Wouldn’t Be ESPN Target If They’d Stayed In B12

“When (Andy Reid) says he’s got to better job, that means his offense was terrible.” Danny Clinkscale, after the Chiefs were embarrassed by Matt Cassel and the Vikings Saturday night at Arrowhead, 810 AM GH: WHB’s Steven St. John cautioned … Continue reading