“After weekend wins by the #Chiefs, #Royals, #Mizzou, #KU, #KState & #SportingKC, no bitching allowed in #KC today!!!!”
Lisa Carter, KMBZ news reporter, @LisaCRadio
GH: There are far, far too few weekends where almost every sports fan base in the Kansas City area gets to show up at the office on Monday morning and not dread hearing from the doofus in the next cubicle crowing about how this or that local team sucks. Or reading it online in some doofus’ OTC column. Today is a day for feeling good, puffing your chest out and walking tall my KC brothers and sisters. (That is unless you are Walter, Jesse, Hank and that posse of poison known as Todd’s family all in the midst of a wild shoot out in the Albuquerque desert… #BreakingBad).
“Holy cow the Jaguars are bad. … Holy cow the Jaguars are bad.”
Sam Mellinger, kansascity.com
GH: I posted Mellinger’s comment twice because he felt the need to write it twice in his instant reactions online column on the Chiefs 28-2 win at Jacksonville. Everything we say, hear, know and think about the Chiefs after week one must be prefaced with this thought – Holy cow the Jaguars are bad. Okay, now that that’s out of the way…
“(The Chiefs) went on the road and took care of business against a bad football team. Yeah, you beat Jacksonville, a bad team. But it’s how you did it.”
Jay Binkley, 610 AM
GH: After a two-win season in 2012, there are no wins that should be taken for granted or dismissed as an aberration due to the opponent being a team with Blaine Gabbert at quarterback and a helmet that looks like it was painted by one of those Hollywood sets for a Western movie where the buildings are all fake and made of cardboard. Yes, the Jags are jagoffs but the Chiefs looked legit in jacking their jaws on both sides of the ball.
“Gus (Bradley) has done a great job of putting this (Jacksonville) team together but I thought our defense came out and did a great job.”
Andy Reid, in a post-game comment following the Chiefs 28-2 win over Jacksonville, 810 AM
GH: There is coach speak and then there is ridiculous coach speak. Reid’s comment above borders on Bizarro World coach speak. If Gus and Davis Caldwell, the Jags’ GM, still have jobs come Halloween, it will be the biggest upset in the NFL for the 2013 season. This franchise is a bigger joke than charging full price for preseason NFL games.
“Los Angeles or London will be getting a crappy team in a few years. Hopefully they change the colors, at least.”
Sam Mellinger, kansascity.com
GH: The stands at kickoff for the Chiefs / Jags game looked maybe half full. And this was the season opener. I can’t imagine that Chiefs drubbing is going to help with future ticket sales in Jacksonville. This franchise is a mess and needs to be eradicated from the NFL. Send the Jags to LA now. No one will show up for their games there either but at least it will block the Raiders from returning.
“New team, new coaching staff…what did this all mean today?”
Randy Covitz, Chiefs beat writer for the Kansas City Star, in a post-game question to Andy Reid
GH: Some of the post-game questions fired off by the media are just awful. Covitz’s query here sounds like he wants Reid to give him the meaning of life. It meant the Chiefs are better than Jacksonville – by a lot. Ask specific questions that elicit direct and insightful answers. Get help if you need it before you Karen Kornacki yourself.
“That belt is not flattering to Andy Reid. He looks like the fat sensei of a really bad dojo.”
Gavin Fritton, @gavinesq, on the odd outfit Reid chose to wear in the almost 100-degree heat in Jacksonville, Twitter
GH: Reid apparently is not at all concerned with his sideline appearance – or his appearance in general. He dresses like he was in a big hurry to get out of his bathroom and into his car. Herm Edwards ALWAYS looked sharp on the Chiefs’ sidelines. Todd Haley almost always looked homeless. Reid just kind of looks like the Eagles coach masquerading in Chiefs garb.
“The Chiefs apparently don’t trust (back-up running back) Knile Davis, like, at all.”
Sam Mellinger, on the Chiefs asking Jamaal Charles to reenter the game even after his injury, kansascity.com
GH: If you remember, the Chiefs were very sparing in how they used Jamaal Charles in his first year and even his second. They might just be trying to break in the Arkansas rookie with some patience. I am hoping Knile Davis makes a run at some fantasy football rosters before this season concludes. I mean, besides TJ Carpenter’s.
“I do not expect the Dallas Cowboys to come in here and get crushed by the Kansas City Chiefs.”
Henry Blake, 610 AM
GH: Talk about your bold ass statements!
“The Big 12 doesn’t seem very daunting right now. You talk about being wide open? The Big 12 is wide open right now.”
Steven St. John, 810 AM
GH: Oklahoma squeaks past West Virginia? Texas gets run over, around, through and anally probed by BYU? I mean BYU??? K-State has a home loss to North Dakota State? Is Baylor the best of the bunch? I still like TCU as well. But this season looks like it could be as unpredictable as ever – which can be very, very fun. Don’t count Bill Snyder’s boys out yet. If he can get his defense squared away, I like what Jake Waters and Daniel Sams are doing with that offense.
“Just saw FCS Maine beat UMASS 24-14. UMASS allowed 514 yards and was limited to 64 on the ground. K-State plays UMASS on Saturday.”
D. Scott Fritchen, @DScottFritchen, Twitter
GH: There is no reason whatsoever to pay attention to next Saturday’s game in Manhattan. I deplore these kinds of matchups in college football. This isn’t a K-State thing, this is a trend in college football that makes some Saturdays worthless to a particular fan base.
“Texas says it will reassign defensive coordinator Manny Diaz within athletic dept. Can’t wait to see what he does for $625,000.”
Darren Rovell, @darrenrovell, after Texas announced Mack Brown had fired Diaz as the DC and hired to former Longhorns and Chiefs DC, Greg Robinson, replace him, Twitter
GH: How far has Texas football fallen? Talk about karma being a bitch!
“#Royals 3.5 back in wild card race. Currently leading the DET 4-2. No Saturday or Sunday games scheduled for TV the rest of the way. Man …”
Brad Porter, @bradporter, Twitter
GH: Porter wasn’t the only Royals’ fan expressing his displeasure with the shortsighted TV schedule of the home team. Read on.
“Did you see that Hosmer homer?? Neither did I…”
Frank Boal, @realfrankboal, on Hosmer’s three-run homer in the fifth that was not televised locally, Twitter
“RIDICULOUS. Their FSKC contract calls for 140 to be televised. A contending team without 22 games on the air? Nuts.”
Jeff Rosen, @jeff_rosen88, sports editor of The Kansas City Star, Twitter
“For Royals fans complaining you can’t watch your team, 3.5 games out of the playoffs: what, you expect them to broadcast games IN SEPTEMBER?”
Rany Jazayerli, @jazayerli, Twitter
“They are monitoring the situation. That’s the message I got from Fox Sports. They are saying it is still too early to make that decision.”
Nate Bukaty, on whether or not Fox Sports Kansas City will adjust their plans and include the Royals weekend games on their TV schedule, 810 AM
GH: Bukaty attempted – but did not succeed – to make it sound like his employer, Fox Sports, has been doing this every September and therefore it was no big deal. Thankfully, Steve St. John was there to correct Nate and set him straight as to why this September differs from the past, oh, let’s say 20 Septembers. Yes, it’s a big deal that the Royals have entered into a TV contract that doesn’t allow their weekend games to be broadcast in September. They obviously COULD broadcast the games since they are “monitoring the situation,” but they want to wait. Wait for what, October?
GregHall24@yahoo.com and Twitter / @greghall24