OTC: SaveOurChiefs Calls For Arrowhead Blackout / Alabama Hoping For K-State “Choke Job”

“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.

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26 Responses to OTC: SaveOurChiefs Calls For Arrowhead Blackout / Alabama Hoping For K-State “Choke Job”

  1. Kyle Rohde says:

    Please Gary Lezak, it was about 70 degrees in 2010 for the KU/MU game the Saturday afterwards.

    • S says:

      Hearne Christopher is always interviewing Lezak for weather-related items over on his blog, and Lezak’s pronouncements about the weather and what will happened with it are almost always wrong.

    • Greg Hall says:

      Lezak was saying it has never been 70 or above on Thanksgiving Day. I sure wish we had that KU/MU game waiting for us and our turkey leftovers next Friday.

  2. Jim says:

    Not sure 11 black jerseys is going to have much of an impact.

  3. Kyle says:

    Greg, I think what Finebaum is trying to say is that KSU has been at the doorstep before and choked. Will they do it again? Bama has nothing to prove. They are the defending champs and have multiple titles. It’s impossible to win it all every year, so it can’t really be considered a choke.

    • Greg Hall says:

      Kyle, I beg to differ. When you have what many are calling the greatest team in the history of the school (if not CFB), and lose at home to a redshirt-freshman led first-time SEC squad like A&M, that would be a choke job.

  4. RickM says:

    Two hours of Rome isn’t enough, but merely a start.

    Good to hear it, though. The teams aren’t the only entities in town that’re a joke.

  5. P says:

    Finebaum is uch jerkoff. Not a KSU fan, but I’d love to see the Wildcats get into the title game, even if only to piss off Alabama fans. All teams are beat up this time of year and digging deep to close, apparently, Bama just didn’t have it in them…..at home……against a crappy, can’t compete in the SEC, former Big 12 team. Hopefully, the only upsets in the next two weeks involve Notre Lame.

    • JP says:

      I listened to Finebaum and his callers, and they were acting like jilted lovers. I heard so much whining, I went home and ate cheese. Seriously, if Alabama is so freaking good, why did they fall behind 20-0 to A&M, a team that was mediocre at best in their last years in the SEC. They can dump all the pressure they want on the remaining teams, the bottom line is that Bama had the ball on the 6 yard line with a chance to win, and they “choked” it away. If they don’t make it to the BCS, they need to just look in the mirror.

      • Barles James says:

        SEC fans are hilarious. I’ve heard many Razorback fans are glomming into the Tide I guess for conference pride? Truly pathetic.

  6. JP says:

    K-State still has to finish the deal. They have had a great season, and clinch at least the FIesta Bowl with a win Saturday. But that Texas game looms large. The media knows that the pressure of the world will be on the Cats. They get 2 weeks to prepare and home field advantage. The weather in Manhattan on December 1st will definitely help the WIldcats. Should be a great game.

    As for Romeo, he needs to enjoy the last 7 games of his coaching career. He will be gone after the Denver game. The dance routine was pathetic for a 1-8 team. No wonder a number of players want out of KC. FIre Pioli and Crennel please, or the Clarks may as well get used to seeing empty seats every week at Arrowhead.

  7. Hot Carl says:

    “Jayice Pearson, who said he was not a player who danced in celebration during his NFL career”

    Well, no shit! Pearson might as well have worn a green light on his jersey he was so bad as a cover corner. What in the world would he ever have done to celebrate with a dance?

  8. JFP says:

    1992 divisional playoffs. Buffalo. (The week after beating Marinovich and his Dad at Arrowhead – 4 picks) Jim Kelly smoked Pearson for 3 touchdowns…two to Andre Reed and one to James Lofton. Buddy of mine called into Jon Hart’s postgame show on the Fox and accused Pearson of being a crack smoker. Completely disrupted the show. Ahhh, drunken 90s memories. To this day every time I see or hear Pearson, I immediately think of that game.

  9. JFP says:

    This whole blackout thing…at some point somewhere somebody is going to accuse the fans at Arrowhead of shitting on Military Appreciation Day. Just watch.

    I only say that because I never dreamed that the backlash at KC over #BooCano would be as big as it was. Flyover country can’t win for losin’.

  10. hammy says:

    SEC’s crown is teetering? Cause they have 6 of the top 10 BCS teams? puh-lease. ksu and oregon sit atop because they don’t play nearly the schedule. Same reason HeisManziel should win the Heisman.

    • Barles James says:

      have you seen Alabama’s schedule? They’re playing another patsie this week.

      • hammy says:

        have you seen k-state’s? LSU and aTm are better than anyone kstate has played

        • Barles James says:

          better than OU? How many ranked teams has Alabama beaten? LSU? half the number K-State has. The SEC is the Strohm Thurmond of conferences. Old, dying (in his case, dead), and helped by backroom deals.

          • Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

            Another nugget of “intelligence” from Barles. The SEC is old and dying. Yeah, right. It’s no coincidence your initials are B.J.

          • Barles James says:

            It’s a family name. Stands for Jim Beam, which Coach Pinkel shortens to BJ when he’s reciting his dinner consumption to Columbia’s finest.

          • Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

            Lame. Horribly lame. @”BlowJob” Barles James latest reply.

  11. Will says:

    Greg, I’m making a request that you start listing KKs top IF quote of the day in each blog post. Today, as he was talking k-state football and “biggest game in the state of kansas history” crap he laid a triple if on us like he does from time to time. I can normally stomach him but hit the FM button as soon as her rolled out If, IF, and only if k-state can beat texas to get to the national championship game…that’ll be the biggest event ever held in the state of kansas.

    Ketz, who the heck cares about this shit? Could you talk about something relevant?

    • BlackJack says:

      College football blows in general. A whole lotta speculation and “what ifs”, biased opinions, not very much substance or proving it on the field

  12. nick says:

    Calling the KSU-Texas game”…the biggest game in the state of kansas history.”

    Yeah, that sounds like something KK would say.

    Royals’ playoff and World Series gmes weren’t played in Kansas. Chiefs have many big games, but never played in Kansas. The ’07 KU-MU Border War was played in Missouri. K-State and MU both played Big 12 title games in Missouri. KU’s played numerous big NCAA games outside of Kansas. The ’88 KU-KSU elite eight game wasn’t in Kansas.

    Which other “biggest game in Kansas history” will KSU-Texas supplant?

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