“Another great Monday night college hoops game! Butler beats Texas 77-72. Quincy Acy w/22 pts, 16 boards. SportsCenter on now…”
SportsCenter, @SportsCenter, Twitter
GH: For those of us in the Kansas City area who are Time Warner Cable television subscribers, this tweet from ESPN could be described as news – since TWC again lost the feed to ESPN for half of the Big 12 Monday night basketball game. Read on.
“For those of you with a cable carrier that actually operates, ignore this breaking news to everyone else with Time Warner. Baylor 77, UT 72.”
Dennis Dodd, @dennisdoddcbs, after Time Warner subscribers in the Kansas City area for the second Monday in a row lost the feed to ESPN and missed the second half of the Baylor/Texas game, Twitter
GH: Dodd writes for CBSSports.com but he is a local guy and an MU grad. His tweets lambasting TWC received so much play on Twitter last night that Dennis Dodd was trending locally.
“Time Warner not only owes its subscribers money, it owes the Big 12 money. Another epic fail tonight.”
Dennis Dodd, @dennisdoddcbs, Twitter
GH: I tuned into Metro Sports’ 10:00 PM sportscast Monday night to see if their local anchors would address this second week of black screen for half of the Big 12 game. I did not catch all of their sportscast but I did not hear any mention of the ESPN issue. Last week TWC blamed the problem on a computer that was not switched. I have yet to hear this week’s excuse.
“When I think of the @TWCable_KC headquarters, I just imagine it’s a bunch of monkeys throwing feces at each other.”
DrunkToddHaley, @DrunkToddHaley, Twitter
“This Baylor comeback is sick. Can’t believe what I’m seeing. Since I can’t see it cause @twckc hates @espn & BIG12.”
Craig Brenner, @craig_a_brenner, Twitter
GH: The Baylor/Texas game did not have the same size audience as last week’s KU/KSU game but the second half of the game was even more dramatic. Baylor showed some rare late-game fight in overcoming a 10-point deficit in Austin.
“Dear [Time Warner]. Please stay far, far away from the KU/MU game this Saturday. Jesus would want it that way. Heart, Kansas City.”
Dana Wright, @RadioDana, Twitter
GH: The MU/KU game will be broadcast this Saturday on CBS – the network that had the “sunspots” issue during last year’s Border War. If CBS or TWC have any broadcast issues during Saturday’s epic finale, they may want to hire some Hessians to protect their local forts from being seized by maniacal descendants of John Brown and William Quantrill.
“[Brandon Carr] is still someone we want to keep as a Chief. This signing [of Stanford Routt] doesn’t eliminate our conversations with him. He knows that. He wants to be here. We want him here. We’re going to try and work on that. If we come to a deal that makes sense for everybody, let’s do that.”
Scott Pioli, 810 AM
GH: I listened to Pioli tell Steven St. John and Nate Bukaty that the door is still open for the Chiefs to resign Carr. If it is, there is barely room for a sliver of light through that open door. Read on.
“[Pioli] seemed pretty adamant about [the Routt signing] not affecting their pursuit of Brandon Carr as a free agent.”
Jake Gutiérrez, 810 AM
GH: While Pioli may have sounded eager to resign Carr, I think he is playing this free-agent game perfectly. He has signed Routt as a decent and affordable replacement for Carr and now has placed Carr in a defensive position. He and his agent will likely cut a good deal on the open market while Pioli and the Chiefs have covered their loss by signing Routt. Fans [and Nick Wright] get overly attached to players simply because
they wear Chiefs’ uniforms. Pioli cannot allow that to affect his decision making.
He will make some mistakes but he would make more by being sentimental.
“All the [cap] numbers that the media are seeing on the website are not accurate.”
Scott Pioli, who said the reported $63 million under the cap that the Chiefs have been reported to be is actually missing $25 million the Chiefs will soon be paying in escalators and incentives, 810 AM
GH: So Pioli has the Chiefs actual below the cap number at about $38 million. Let’s see what he and The Clarks do with that cash this off-season before we crucify the duo.
“Spending is not an issue. Clark has never stopped me. He has never slowed me down. But just because you have money doesn’t mean you have to spend it.”
Scott Pioli, 810 AM
GH: I have never understood those who criticize an organization for not spending up to their cap. I agree with Pioli that having cap room can be just as beneficial as spending freely.
“We would love to resign Dwayne Bowe. One way or another we would love to have him back here. Just like Brandon…we have to come to an agreement.”
Scott Pioli, 810 AM
GH: I think Pioli made the decision that the Chiefs value Bowe over Carr.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that Dwayne Bowe is going to be here and they are going to get something worked out.”
Aaron Swarts, 810 AM
“I’ve been told the past couple of weeks to my face by both Scott Pioli and Clark Hunt that spending money is not a problem. I want to see it. The fans need to see it.”
Steven St. John, following his interview with Pioli, 810 AM
GH: SSJ interview Pioli and elicited some interesting and informed comments from the Chiefs’ GM. But I would have loved for him to push Pioli on the spending questions – as he did once Pioli was off the air. If SSJ makes this comment with Pioli on the other end of the phone, then we have an interview.
“Kietzman is such a douche. ‘He quit baseball over a girl…’ Talking about Duffy.”
David Lesky, @DBLesky, Twitter
GH: While discussing the Royals’ pitcher with Steven St. John on Monday, Kietzman tossed out that Duffy had left baseball a few years ago over a girl. This comment cause a bit of a backlash on Twitter. Read on.
“[Kietzman] didn’t really say that did he? I know where he got that from…and it is so off base I thought I told his source for that it was BS…”
Greg Schaum, @Greg_Schaum, Twitter
“I’m really disappointed KK went there today. Incredibly out of line and misinformed.”
Brian McGannon, @BrianMcGannon, Twitter
GH: Maybe Kietzman will come on his show today and offer an apology or explain his comment. He owes it to Duffy.
“[Nate Bukaty] wants to hit you with the hard journalistic question. I’ll tell you one thing, I like Nate. I like Nate. Nate does a good job.”
Ned Yost, when asked by Steven St. John about his sometimes acrimonious postgame responses to Bukaty, 810 AM
GH: Let’s hope Ned’s affinity toward Nate doesn’t stop him from making those growling postgame responses this season. They were the most entertaining parts of the postgame pressers.
“Twitter is like a car. Don’t tweet if you’re angry, emotional or drunk.”
Jim Rome, @jimrome, Twitter
GH: Rome’s advice is sound, although the quality of my column benefits from tweets in all three stages. Evan Boehm, Mizzou’s prize 6’3, 290-pound recruit from Lee Summit West, found out just how damaging Twitter can be when he slipped up Monday night. Read on.
“sorry bro didn’t even realize I did that I must of did it by accident. My fault I try to erase it.”
Evan Boehm, @BigboehmTHEORY, after he sent out a racially charged tweet that upset a number of his followers, Twitter
GH: I saw Boehm’s tweet Monday around 6:30 PM. I did not copy it verbatim because it was a RT of a racist joke and not originated by Boehm. There was no question that it was shockingly offensive. It had to do with how a black woman can test herself for pregnancy
by inserting fried chicken into her vagina and seeing if it comes out eaten. If so, Boehm’s retweet went, “there’s a little nigga in there.” Read on for more of Boehm’s apologetic tweets that followed.
“To all the MU fans from the bottom of my heart I swear I did not mean that tweet. I honestly did not know how that happened. I sincerely Again I am sincerely sorry for what happened earlier it was an honest mistake. It will never happen again. Go Tigers.”
Evan Boehm, @BigboehmTHEORY, Twitter
GH: Twitter can be a dangerous neighborhood. From what I have seen of Boehm and how he interacts on Twitter, this retweet is an aberration to his character. But it will leave a stain.
“Gunna be my last tweet for a while. Gotta be careful about what happens on here. Made an honest mistake. Need a little break. #Illbeback”
Evan Boehm, @BigboehmTHEORY, Twitter
GH: I don’t know how Boehm’s mistake happened but it appears he is sincere in his apology. Whether or not he was truthful in how the “mistake” occurred is debatable. The court of public opinion can be a rough one. Boehm may want to talk to Gary Pinkel about how to recover from making a very public mistake.
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