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: Billy Butler Is On The Cover Of SI — THAT Is How Nuts This Royals Season Has Become!

“Billy Butler said the Royals are no longer looking in the rear-view at Detroit. ‘We’re not scared of nothing this time of year,’ he said.” Andy McCullough, @McCulloughStar, Twitter GH: You know what? I am starting to believe that to … Continue reading


OTC: How Good Is Mizzou Football? Can They Be SEC Worthy Again This Season? / Nick Wrong Gets Exposed Again

“I think Missouri’s being a little bit ignored. The preseason polls are out and Missouri’s not in either preseason poll.” Blair Kerkhoff, KC Star college sports columnist, 810 AM GH: How good are this season’s MU Tigers without DGB and … Continue reading


OTC: Has Kansas City Embraced Royals Fever Yet? / TV 9′s Johnny Kane Casts The Royals Movie

“I really feel like this team has taken this city by storm. I just think this city is so locked into this team and they’re on such a ridiculous run right now. Man, it’s awesome! It’s so awesome to watch!” … Continue reading


OTC: Chiefs Corners And O-Line Look Like Trouble In Preseason Opener

“I think the Chiefs actually like Ron Parker but it certainly didn’t help his cause (Thursday) night). I would be absolutely stunned – absolutely stunned – if Sean Smith isn’t starting for the Chiefs week one. Ron Parker is still … Continue reading


OTC: Royals Flip Over 8th In A Row To Take Over ALC Lead / How About ‘Dem Apples? / Fans Crave October

“First place. After 70 games. For the first time. Since 1980. Holy. Crap.” Rany Jazayerli, @jazayerli, Twitter GH: It is mid-August and unlike last season’s pseudo pennant race when the Royals were six or seven games out for most of … Continue reading


OTC: The Royals Season Could Turn Out To Be Woo-onderful / I’m In — How ‘Bout You? / Butler Wants To Be Royal

“On the morning of July 31st – ten days ago – the Royals were five games behind the Detroit Tigers. That morning the Tigers traded Drew Smyly and Austin Jackson for David Price, while the Royals did nothing.” Rany Jazayerli, GH: … Continue reading


OTC: Does KC Have A Star In Andy McCullough? / Chiefs’ Buzz Not As Bright This Summer?

“Up to the plate came Moustakas. Collmenter relies on deception rather than dynamism. He tested Moustakas with a 3-1 cutter down the middle. A line drive exploded off the bat and screamed past the right-field fence. Moustakas reclaimed the team … Continue reading