OTC: Bulldog Bob Fescoe’s Chiefs’ Rant Rates ESPN / Darren Sproles Awaits Chiefs In NO

“Bulldog [Bob Fescoe] is the type of guy who hasn’t played football since eighth grade and he nicknamed himself Bulldog. That’s the kind of guy he is.”
Mark Schlereth, former Bronco offensive lineman and current NFL analyst, after NFL Live played an excerpt from Fescoe’s Monday morning rant about the 0-2 Chiefs, ESPN
GH: Schlereth meant to be as demeaning as his words sound about our own Bulldog Bob. Read on for a sampling of Fescoe’s rant.

“Stop embarrassing yourselves! You’re embarrassing your mother. You’re embarrassing your father. You’re embarrassing the city. You’re embarrassing your wife and your children. … You’re an embarrassing train wreck to the 2.5 million people that call this metro area home! You’ve let down all the old ladies that are on life support, rooting for you, trying to pull out another day! You give people nothing to live for! You suck! I’ve got more passion at 6:18 this morning than you have for 8 freaking quarters. Every one of you sucks! Every professional athlete in this town blows right now! They should make prisoners watch the Chiefs! That should be punishment! The Chiefs are torturing the city right now!”
Bob Fescoe, 610 AM
GH: Here is a link to the ESPN NFL Live segment that featured Fescoe’s rant. Sometimes crazy is good – especially when you are a sports talk radio host in the 33rd-ranked media market. Say what you want about Fescoe – and few have more to say than I – his wild-man act was just nuts enough to get picked up by Deadspin.com and then played on ESPN. Kevin Kietzman would be damn proud of Fescoe’s contrived lunatic act if he wasn’t the competition.

“My boss usually asks for a rundown of the show the night before. I think tomorrow I will send one that reads: 6-10 AM: MELTDOWN!”
Bob Fescoe, @bobfescoe, late in the first half of the Chiefs/Bills game, Twitter
GH: Crazy man radio rants like Fescoe’s lose a lot of their insanity when they are planned out 17 hours in advance. When you toss in the fact that Fescoe is a hardcore NY Giants fan, his verbal blasting of the hapless Chiefs is left to be considered nothing more than radio marketing for his show. And it was GREAT marketing shtick – in a Skip Bayless kind of broadcasting. Again, KK has to privately respect the hell out of Fescoe’s act.

“The Chiefs have been an unmitigated disaster. They have not played well. I understand the fans’ frustration but that’s overblown. If I’m in the locker room, I want to fix it with my team. That [Bulldog] guy doesn’t mean anything. Whatever. He can have whatever opinion he wants.”
Mark Schlereth, ESPN
GH: One aside I found entertaining from this is that Fescoe felt compelled to tweet Schlereth to inform him he had played high school football and that somebody else gave him the nickname Bulldog. Maybe Fescoe is as dumb as he sounds.

“Those guys are playing and they’re practicing, and so they are good enough to play. Now, whether they’ll ever be back to what they used to be, I don’t know if that’s going to be the case, because they’ve had a reconstruction on the knee. Will it be like it was before the reconstruction? I don’t know that will be the case.”
Romeo Crennel, referring to the knee surgery that Tony Moeaki, Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry underwent last season, Kansas City Star
GH: RAC appears to be hell bent on making every excuse he can think of to deflect his team’s awful play from being tied to his competence as a head coach. It is not working. Read on.

“I don’t want to contradict what Romeo said but I don’t think these guys having ACL surgery last year would prevent them from having really good seasons this year.”
Mitch Holthus, referring to Romeo’s above comment, 810 AM
GH: Holthus may not have wanted to contradict Romeo but as uncharacteristic as that is for The Voice, it is exactly what he did. Crennel’s statement was odd to say the least. In this case, it was the Crazy Uncle Mitch that comes off looking sane.

“I just banged my knee – but I’m fine. I’m ready to go.”
Jamaal Charles, on why his role was limited in the Buffalo game, Chiefs’ Kingdom Show, 810 AM
GH: I expect a big game for Charles in New Orleans. He is the one main weapon that the Chiefs need to fire to get them back in this divisional race. It would also be nice if RAC’s defense stopped somebody.

“Former Kansas State and Olathe North running back Darren Sproles, in his second season with the Saints, is tied for second in the NFL with 18 receptions for 188 yards, largely on the strength of a 13-catch, 128-yard game in last week’s loss at Carolina.”
Randy Covitz, Kansas City Star
GH: Sproles is the best high school football player I have had to pleasure to witness. I did not see Barry Sanders play at Wichita North [view some clips here] but I did watch Sproles play for much of his junior and senior seasons at Olathe North. I do not have the words to describe how dominate he was as a high school running back. Here are some clips of #43, aka “Tank.”

“Chiefs in 4th round of 2005 took Craphonso Thorpe 14 picks AHEAD of [Darren] Sproles-what would Sproles look like in Red and Gold? ????”
Mitch Holthus, @mitchholthus, Twitter

“Sproles finished with 22 carries for 235 yards — a stunning 10.7 yard-per-carry average — against a [Oklahoma] defense that gave up a season average of 3.8 yards. One of Roberson’s four touchdown passes was a 60-yarder to Sproles.”
Jason Kersey, writer, on Sproles’ stats during K-State’s 2003 Big 12 title win over the Sooners, NewsOK.com

“We didn’t go out there and play hard enough. We didn’t block, didn’t tackle. Didn’t do the things we’d done that whole season. They weren’t even close to the team we were; it’s not even debatable.”
Teddy Lehman, who was a senior linebacker who won the Bednarik and Butkus awards for OU that season, NewsOK.com
GH: Not even debatable? Let’s get Darren Sproles in on that debate. Child, please.

“Shoot, that was 8 1/2 years ago. It’s a blur to me. I don’t really think much about it.”
Mike Stoops, Oklahoma’s defensive coordinator, when asked about the 35-7 drubbing K-State and their backfield combination of Darren Sproles and El Roberson put on the Sooners in the 2003 Big 12 Championship game, NewsOK.com
GH: It believe Sproles was pretty much “a blur” to Stoops’ defenders as well that night at Arrowhead.

“Oh, there’s no problem I don’t think, [getting the Oklahoma crowd up for the K-State game]. Coach Stoops’ record in the stadium is 78-3.”
Merv Johnson, OU’s color analyst, in an interview with Bob Fescoe, when asked about Bob Stoops telling Sooner fans they will need to be loud this Saturday, 610 AM
GH: 78-3? D-A-M-N!

“Vince Young also dropped $5k weekly at Cheesecake Factory. Really.”
Clay Travis, @ClayTravisBGID, on how the former Texas quarterback managed to squander $26 million in guaranteed money since being Tennessee’s third overall draft pick in 2006, Twitter
GH: Five grand a week at the Cheesecake Factory? I could see how that happens. Those cheesecakes are wicked expensive, man!

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33 Responses to OTC: Bulldog Bob Fescoe’s Chiefs’ Rant Rates ESPN / Darren Sproles Awaits Chiefs In NO

  1. Hammy says:

    Striking how similar Sproles HS highlights look compared to Barry’s….

  2. Smartman says:

    Once gain Mr. and Mrs. Fescoe, sorry about little Bobby. It’s not your fault.

    Actions speak louder than words. Stop pissing, moaning and whining. Stop going to The Head, stop supporting the sponsors, stop buying the merch and remember to mail your shit in a Zip Lok bag inside a 8 1/2 by 11 envelope to Scott Pioli at 1AD. When Shit Happens, Shit Happens.

    Craphonso, Crap-honso Thorpe. Priceless. Last seen playing for the Tijuana Flats Black Magic. Not sure if that is a football team or a mariachi band. His brothers Poophonso and Shithonso did not play sports. They are working for a porta-potty company in Gainesville. And speaking of crap, 5 grand a week at The Cheesecake Factory? WTF Vince? You probably ate better food in your dorm at Texas.

    Darren Sproles. Proof that size doesn’t matter and that the heart is the strongest muscle in the human body.

  3. Jim says:

    More money than I’ll make in 6 or 7 lifetimes and that dumbfuck burns through it in 6 years? Million dollar body…….10 cent brain.

    • P says:

      You know what a return of 4% on $26M would get you annually, a measly $1M. You can’t expect these dumbshits to live on $1M a year for the rest of their lives can you?

  4. rkcal says:


    • JP says:

      Was this the same restaurant that Penny from “Big Bang Theory” waits on tables. If so, I can understand, otherwise Vince Young has some serious issues.

  5. MrOlathe says:

    Have the Chiefs always been “Red & Gold?” I thought that was yellow?

  6. nick says:

    Bob Fescoe’s rant was FREAKING AWESOME!!! I heard it live and if felt SO good to hear after the dismal Chiefs performance.

    Who gives a crap what Schlereth thinks?! But thanks to him, the rant might be public enough to get into the ears of Chiefs players. If so, maybe the Chiefs (especially the defense) will play like men instead of girl scouts.

  7. Hot Carl says:

    “Every professional athlete in this town blows right now!”
    Bob Fescoe

    I suggest this idiot clarify that he’s talking about the Chiefs and Royals. Sporting had a HUGE win last night and currently has a stranglehold on first place in the Eastern Conference with only 5 games left in regulation.

    • Kyle says:

      They’re still playing soccer?

      • Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

        You you’re pro sports are craptastic when you are clinging to pro soccer as your beacon of success. Kansas City is pathetic.

        • Hot Carl says:

          Agreed…but years of shitty play from our baseball and football teams have left a void. Sporting is actually good. Nice to go see a team win.

          • JP says:

            +1 Sporting beating New York last night was priceless, they have a shot at a championship. And looky here, the owners live in KC. Novel approach, maybe the Chiefs and Royals should try it.

        • BlackJack says:

          I ma clinging to pro soccer as the beacon of success in Kansas City, and I am doing just fine, bub. Myself and 20K fans who regularly pack LSP and enjoying immensely SKC’s march toward the postseason at the top of the MLS standings.

          Cheifs and Royals who???

  8. KSBugeater says:

    Any owner would seem awesome next to Glass and Hunt, but Sporting’s ownership is like a dream. They care about the fan experience AND they care about putting a winning team on the field and making KC the place where players WANT to be. If Joe Average KC Sports Fan pulled his head out of the xenophobic sand, Jimmy Nielsen (their Danish goalie) would be as big a hero in this town as *gasp* Brett and DT. Sporting is good. This from a guy who never played soccer.

    • Hoppy says:

      And it’s just KC’s luck that the team who has ownership that actually ya know has an interest in winning……is with a sport that has followers only because the stadium isn’t in missouri, a lot of young kids like it and the drag soccer mom and dad out, and provides a meeting place for fresh out of college euro wannabe’s…..perfect

      • BlackJack says:

        Yep, and you ought to try it sometime. Maybe they are on to something. Or you can keep knocking it and missing out on the fun.

  9. Johnny Boy says:

    I can’t be the only one who clicks on the daily blog, scrolls down for Smartman’s comments and then scrolls back up and reads the actual post.

    • Greg Hall says:

      I thought I was the only one who did that…

      • Smartman says:

        My pleasure to participate! If I can make you laugh or even get a GFY from my buddy Cliffy it’s a good day. And if you need an excuse for breaking up with your girlfriend or need to get a dig in at your sister….”She’s such a whore! She’s been entered more times than the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.”

    • Cliffy says:

      You’ll get over it. Soon you’ll know what he has written without even coming here.

  10. Joe Blow says:

    Once again, as the proud owner of two Bulldogs…they’re good for about 20 minutes of activity, they frequently snore, fart, and drool on themselves, and the only talent either of them has is catching food in their mouth.

    Is that an accurate summary of Fescoe as well?

  11. Rick says:

    Yeah Fescoe thing seemed pretty fake. Sproles will be the one with the big game Sunday. Hey anyone paying attention to Jackie Battle with San Diego?

  12. Arte says:

    Hard to compare Barry and Darren Sproles in high school. Sanders didn’t start until he was a senior and was barely recruited. Not sure how he slipped under the radar.
    Also Mike Stoops said that game was 8 and a half years ago and it was a blur. The fact that he said “8 and a half” makes me feel he remembers it pretty well. Most people would have just said 9.

  13. KC KID says:

    I think Fescoe has great pipes but a 17 hour in advance premeditated meltdown sucks when you know the SOB is really a NY Giants and Yankees fan. Jeez….To a Kansas Citian Hes like Romney to reg guys.

  14. The Independent Rage says:

    My immediate reaction was similar to Greg’s: Bullfrog most often comes across like a punch-drunk Ken Norton lastin’ about 90 seconds with Gerry Cooney in 1981 — BUT that Chiefs rant was an excellent one. You can’t tell me that it wasn’t scripted ahead of time (sorry for the double negative, Jeeves), and most likely by someone other than Bullfrog himself. But does it matter? He was the performer and belted it out like a man lookin’ to gain some real attention. This, for me, is also a rare instance of givin’ the Frog some kudos.