“I hope the entire stadium is filled with black shirts on Sunday and it sends a message to [the Chiefs] ownership.”
Bob Fescoe, after interviewing Marty McDonald, the man behind the SaveOurChiefs.com movement that has amassed over 100,000 followers on Twitter, 610 AM
GH: McDonald is getting national press for his Save Our Chiefs movement – which is damn impressive when you consider its grassroots’ beginnings. Click here for an interview with McDonald on BleacherReport.com. How black will Arrowhead be on Sunday? I am guessing the empty seats will outnumber the men in black – which should still make The Clarks shudder.
“All I’m saying is that we’ve got to open up our minds and give Romeo a chance. They’ve spun this [second half of the year] as an eight-game season. Let’s see how it goes.”
Carrington Harrison, refusing to call for Romeo’s immediate firing, 610 AM
GH: How much more do we need to see – or hear – from Romeo? Read on.
“Carrington is crazy. If Romeo Crennel comes back as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, I will not be renewing my season tickets. And I have had them for 22 years. We don’t need a nice grandfatherly person. We need somebody who can kick some butt!”
Caller Mike, to Danny Parkins Show, 610 AM
GH: This is why head coaches and GMs get fired. It is why both Romeo and Scott Pioli will be leaving Kansas City in January.
“Going forward, you’re not going to see any dancing.”
Romeo Crennel, 810 AM
GH: Want to bet? This team hasn’t listened to Romeo since Todd Haley showered and left town. I’ll bet my drumstick we get another dance or two out of the Chiefs before Christmas.
“The [dance] stuff that the Chiefs did, at least make it a good one! At least choreograph it! I’m not saying they should have done it. It was stupid as hell.”
Jayice Pearson, who said he was not a player who danced in celebration during his NFL career, 610 AM
GH: I don’t understand the critical comments made about the quality of the Chiefs’ dancing. It looked to me like these guys had planned, researched and practiced their dance routines. The Kid & Play skit was wildly creative. The performance wasn’t the problem. It was the timing and the 1-7 record.
“I would say that Matt Cassel is a lot better [than Brady Quin]. I hate Matt Cassel as the starting quarterback. He has shown repeatedly that he is not a starting quarterback in the NFL. Brady Quinn has shown repeatedly that he is not a starting quarterback in the NFL. This team is going to need two quarterbacks regardless.”
Carrington Harrison, 610 AM
GH: This team is going to look a lot different in July. Better book your St. Joe hotel room now.
“I think the Broncos are the best team in football. The Broncos could play anybody and I would favor them to win.”
Mike Greenberg, ESPN Radio
GH: Greenie rated his top-five NFL teams as Denver, Green Bay, Houston, Atlanta and Chicago. I don’t like the Broncos nearly as much as others. I don’t have an AFC team in my top five.
“The only thing I’ll say about K-State is the pressure. K-State hasn’t been there many times and it will be interesting to see if they pull a choke job.”
Paul Finebaum, Sirius XM 91
GH: You mean like Alabama – that unbeatable force of football with all the future NFL studs and the greatest coach to ever grace a sideline – choked at home against little old Big 12-battered Texas A&M? So when top-ranked Bama gets beat at home it’s because they were drained from facing LSU the week before. But if K-State stumbles down the stretch it’s a choke job? Finebaum might want to clear the grits from his throat before he gobbles his turkey.
“The problem [with Alabama getting over their loss to A&M] is that their next game’s not until they play Georgia [in the SEC Championship game]. This week’s a joke and next week’s a joke. This week, this year, at least on paper, it’s the most unwatchable Auburn/Alabama game I’ve seen – and I’ve been here thirty years.”
Paul Finebaum, Sirius XM 91
GH: The SEC is taking a hit this year when it comes to overall quality of teams – everywhere except the polls. Perceptions die hard – but they do die. And the SEC’s crown is teetering as K-State and Oregon rumble on.
“Based on what we’ve seen so far this year, the skies the limit at A&M. They’re in a high-profile league like the SEC and they’ve been more than competitive. Can you imagine Texas and Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl? What an incredible ticket that would be!””
Mark Packer, Sirius XM 91
GH: Oh, what a dandy this would be. Make it so.
“Is Johnny Manziel the most deserving candidate? Does he top Collin Klein?”
Soren Petro, on the upcoming Heisman vote, 810 AM
GH: Petro is merely asking the question – not answering it. RG3’s rise to win the 2011 Heisman was slow and hard to imagine with the publicity Andrew Luck deservedly garnered. But come December, it was the Baylor QB toting home the trophy. Klein has sat atop most Heisman lists for most of the past five or six weeks. Sometimes voters shun the favorite for the new flavor of the month. I like Johnny Football. But Collin Klein deserves the Heisman – even more so than Bill Snyder deserves to be national COTY. I’d like to see them both win – but a strong push for A&M to get these two awards is already under way.
“Two hours of Rome is better than none. Back on in Kansas City on AM 1510.”
Dennis Dodd, @dennisdoddcbs, Twitter
GH: Jim Rome’s radio show snuck back into Kansas City while I wasn’t looking. Check him out on the daytimer 1510, the station where Pete Enich changed the tone of sports talk radio for good back in 1993.
“It’s going to be 68 degrees on Thanksgiving! It’s never been 70 degrees here on Thanksgiving. We might have the warmest Thanksgiving in the history of Kansas City!”
Gary Lezak, 810 AM
GH: After the hottest and longest summer in KC that I can remember, we have been blessed with an unbeatable fall. If we get a repeat of last winter’s mild temps, I expect my house to double in value.
GregHall24@yahoo.com and Twitter / greghall24