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: Fire-Throwing Ace Ventura Might Be Part Dragon? / Chiefs Draft A “Crasp Shoot”

“I have no explanation how a 5’11″ guy can command fire like this. I am left with one inescapable conclusion: Yordano Ventura is a Targaryen.” Rany Jazayerli, @jazayerli, Twitter GH: Ace Ventura might just have some dragon in him. Every … Continue reading


My Unscheduled Night In Hopkinton The Eve Of The @BostonMarathon #BostonStrong

I first posted this story after I ran the 2013 Boston Marathon. As I prepare to return to Boston this weekend with 36K other runners for the 118th Boston Marathon, I am remembering my adventure in Hopkinton the night before … Continue reading


OTC: KC Star’s Mellinger Calls For Chiefs To Trade Eric Berry & The Media Responds / Royals Bats Powerless

“Most of you will think I’m nuts for this, but the Chiefs should trade Eric Berry.” Sam Mellinger, @mellinger, Twitter GH: The Kansas City Star’s highest profile voice on their sports page wrote a column in the Sunday edition of … Continue reading


OTC: It Is Too Early to Panic, Right Royals Fans? RIGHT? I MEAN RIGHT??? Does Ned Have His Players’ Dome Lights Flickering?

“Who has less patience #royals fans or the #royals at the dish?” Josh Klingler, @joshklingler, Twitter GH: Really? It’s the Royals fans who are the problem??? “It’s very, very early. And again, it’s 11 games into the season! If we’re … Continue reading


OTC: Mizzou Dismisses DGB From FB Program / “He’s Devastated,” Says His Dad

“He’s devastated.” John Beckham, Dorial Green-Beckham’s adoptive father, on DGB being dismissed from the Missouri football team, via David Morrison’s Twitter account GH: It is difficult for me to find any compassion or concern for DGB. He was given much … Continue reading