“True sports fans stick with their team through thick and thin.”
Steven St. John, in answer to Gary Lezak’s questing if the Chiefs have lost their fan base, 810 AM
GH: SSJ sounds like he is reading directly from the professional sports teams’ owner’s manual. Sports franchises have floated that myth out there for decades that you can’t call yourself a real fan unless you put up with whatever crappy product the owner puts on the field. We need to be smarter than our parents and grandparents. Real fans complain, bitch and quit buying tickets to games when ownership groups like the Chiefs and Royals embarrass a fan base and city with teams that haven’t sniffed the postseason in 20 years. Real fans get pissed. Real fans take action. Read on.
“The fans in this town are sharks looking for blood and I agree with them 100%.”
Bob Fescoe, 610 AM
GH: Fescoe has a different approach to how Chiefs’ and Royals’ fans should respond to teams during their “thin” seasons – like sharks looking for a kill. Fescoe opened his phones Wednesday morning to Chiefs’ fans and allowed them to vent. It was great radio. Read on.
“The NFL is a copycat league. Wearing bags over our heads, the Saints have already done that. I’m wearing a chef’s hat out to the Chiefs’ game. I hope some other people pick up on that. I think it’s simple and it says we’re inept and we deserve to be called the Chef’s.”
Caller to Fescoe’s show, 610 AM
GH: I LOVE this idea! With the Chiefs only 1-3 and the season still somewhat in question, it might be a bit early to wear your chef’s hat into the stadium. But it might not be a bad idea to have it in hand if the Ravens’ game goes like we think it might.
“I’ve got a $17,000 RV all painted up with Chiefs’ logos that I’m embarrassed to drive now.”
Caller Jerry to The Big Show, 610 AM
GH: Jerry identified himself as a long-time Chiefs’ season-ticket holder who is finally fed up. He advocated a Black Sunday where all Chiefs’ fans wear black to a game to protest the losing ways of the organization. A lot of fans have invested crazy amounts of money to follow and cheer for the Chiefs and Royals. I am sure we would all be shocked to hear the total dollar amount that we have spent on food, clothes, travel and insane items like a $17K RV. At one time I considered this Chiefs’ craze as incurable as the common cold. But the longer the Hunt family allows the franchise to wallow, the fewer sniffles I see at Arrowhead.
“Spent most five years in KC; been in DC one night and saw home team win the division.”
Kent Babb, @kentbabb, on the Nationals securing the NL East title, Twitter
GH: Geography. When it comes to our teams winning, losing and making our lives a bit happier or less so, it comes down to where we live and when we live there. Babb just traded the Royals for the Nats and Matt Cassel for RG3. Geography. We all should have paid more attention in that class.
“What in the world was that thing on the front page of the Star’s sports section [Tuesday]? Of course those guys aren’t better than Matt Cassel! That was stupid.”
Danny Clinkscale, on The Star article that asked readers if the Chiefs would be better off with David Garrard, Vince Young, Seneca Wallace, Chris Redman, A.J. Feeley or Brian Hoyer as their starting QB, 810 AM
GH: The Star merely asked the question would the Chiefs be better off with these guys than the guy we’ve got. What the article did for me was point out how many inept quarterbacks have become millionaires in the NFL. Cassel is not good, but he’s not any worse than a lot of the leftovers.
“There’s no reason to go to Brady Quinn – because if you do that you’re saying this whole thing is over.”
Jayice Pearson, 610 AM
GH: I wouldn’t say there is “no reason” to insert Quinn, but I agree that he doesn’t look like he’s the answer – or even on the same level as Kyle Orton as a replacement QB. The Chiefs just appear to be screwed at the position of quarterback – and we all can agree on where the fault for that deficiency lies.
“In this league you live and die with what your quarterback is doing. And this [Chiefs’] quarterback is struggling. We all know his arm is not great but it is certainly good enough.”
Kevin Harlan, 810 AM
GH: Is Cassel’s arm “good enough?” I don’t think he has ever had an NFL arm. He didn’t even have a Pac 12 arm at USC. Cassel throws a very catchable ball that lacks velocity. Under duress, his ball flutters and floats.
“I don’t [think they are going to stick with Cassel]. I think it’s going to be Brady Quinn before you know it.”
Jay Binkley, 610 AM
GH: Ian Eagle told The Border Patrol he thinks the Chiefs might make the change to Quinn this Sunday if Cassel and the offense again struggles. If that happens, I expect to see a number of chef’s hats dotting the sparse crowd at Arrowhead.
“The Chiefs have some good players but I think a lot of the Chiefs’ players are extremely overrated. One of their stars, Eric Berry, looked like Jon McGraw with a broken leg!”
Danny Clinkscale, 810 AM
“I don’t think Dwayne Bowe’s going to stay – not with this regime. And he definitely wouldn’t give them a discount.”
Jayice Pearson, 610 AM
“Look, you don’t need me to tell you about the Kansas City Chiefs – you live it every day.”
Ian Eagle, who will be the play-by-play voice for the TV broadcast of the Ravens/Chiefs game, 810 AM
“Arizona is one of the biggest surprises in the NFL and the Chiefs are one of the biggest disappointments.”
Ian Eagle, 810 AM
“I don’t think Scott Pioli’s position is in any kind of danger right now. The head coach [Romeo Crennel], I don’t know.”
Kevin Harlan, 810 AM
GH: No way Pioli survives if Romeo is slain – right? Right? Do we need to get Babb back here?
“There have been many times in the past when everybody wanted to bury the Chiefs and they come up with a shocking performance.”
Steven St. John, 810 AM
GH: Mellinger somewhat touched on this in his Monday column. He stated one solution for the Chiefs’ woes was to just hope that the yin and yang of the NFL would be enough to balance the Chiefs season through pure happenstance. I just don’t think real playoff contenders wait around for a lucky bounce. The Chiefs need to aspire to be better than a game of Keno.
“I still believe this team can be better and will be better.”
Romeo Crennel, 810 AM
GH: It can hardly be any worse.
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