“The anger and the discontent with this [Chiefs’] franchise have probably never been at this point.”
Josh Klingler, 610 AM
GH: There have been a number of lows the past two decades with the Chiefs and their relationship with their rabid fans. The empty seats that stared back at the inept Chiefs’ teams in the 1980s. The frustrating and painful playoff losses under Schottenheimer. King Carl’s final decade of mediocrity. But this might be bottom. Eric Winston has plunged our woes to a historic low on a national scale. Welcome to Loserville. It is us.
“This is going to sound crazy but I would be contacting the mayor. This guy has done public relations damage to Kansas City based on a lie. I would like to hear Sly James say… ‘I just don’t see any evidence of this. This is crazy.’ If the mayor came out and said this that generates another news cycle that the national news media would have to respond to because the mayor is questioning whether this is true.”
Jason Whitlock, in an impromptu phone call to Bob Fescoe’s show on Wednesday morning, 610 AM
GH: Generating another news cycle on how Kansas City is home to the worst NFL fans this side of Philadelphia is not a good PR move. The damage has been done by Eric Winston’s comments and the feeding frenzy that it caused the national mainstream media to gorge on the past three days. We are now Oakland East. I say we revel in it. Instead of a prop plane flying a banner over Arrowhead, let’s hire a MiG fighter jet.
“I’ve lived in LA for the past two years. I still own a home in Kansas City but I’m not there much. I still read the Kansas City Star. I listen to the sports talk shows over the Internet. I read the message boards and the websites. I’ve stayed connected to Kansas City because I still care about Kansas City.”
Jason Whitlock, on why he just can’t quit Kansas City, 610 AM
“I don’t think a lot of people around here have a problem with Clark Hunt except for spending below the cap – way below the cap.”
Soren Petro, 810 AM
GH: Sometimes I hear comments on the radio from intelligent people who I believe have a grasp of this town and our teams that just absolutely destroys all the credibility they have banked. How can Petro be this out of touch with the Chiefs’ fan base? Clark Hunt is the ONLY person who can immediately and effectively change the fortunes and path of this failed franchise. If anyone is giving The Clarks a pass, they have missed the entire reason for our plight. Petro and his microphone should be leading the charge. Instead, we get a golf clap from Soren for the Son of Damn.
“Let me ask you, would you rather see a competitive game or a 40-10 score?”
Romeo Crennel, when asked about the Chiefs’ conservative play calling in the Baltimore game, 810 AM
GH: With no more than a sentence or two, Nate Bukaty managed to morph this sound bite from Romeo into a Ryan Wiebe refinance commercial. That my friends takes talent.
“To this point we haven’t won enough games, so there’s some frustration over that.”
Romeo Crennel, 810 AM
GH: When Romeo took over for Todd Haley last season I had hopes that his refreshing frankness [and improved hygiene] would be a treat during his press conferences. What happened to that guy? Romeo’s pressers are now as bland and dumb as most NFL coaches who abhor saying anything about everything. If the team is going to be this bad, at least give me a presser with some humor, some spice and a scantily-clad Kelly Jones.
“You’re killing that little brother, I guarantee you! His little 190-pound body is feeling it [Monday].”
Jayice Pearson, on the Chiefs’ overusing Jamaal Charles who is the only back in the NFL this season to have two games with 30 or more touches, 610 AM
GH: We have seen the Chiefs pull a 180 from the “Free Jamaal” days of two seasons ago. Now they are using the fragile Texas-born back like I do my utility club. How long before the hosel snaps on Charles as well?
“The Missouri Tigers have checked out on the season! They are done! You can tell when a team has quit – and they have quit! … I don’t know if they can beat Kentucky now and Kentucky is the most inefficient team in the country. Kentucky is awful!”
T.J. Carpenter, evening sports talk host, 810 AM
GH: I deplore sports talk hosts who scream and rant about a team “checking out” or quitting on the season. Does it happen? Only on the rarest of instances – and almost never in the first week of October. Head Hog Carpenter is reveling in MU’s face plant start in the SEC. That is understandable. He predicted MU would struggle and they have made his every word a truth. But college kids don’t quit four games into conference play. Carpenter needs to learn that while his experiences with the dredges of the SEC might quit in October, that is not and has never been an option here in the Big 8/12. If T.J. had a few KU/MU Border Wars on his resume, he might understand how bad teams in this area sometimes find a way – even in November.
“I don’t think Pinkel gets fired. I think he leaves on his own terms somewhere between 2013 and 2015.”
Gabe DeArmond, when questioned by Petro on Pinkel’s status, 810 AM
GH: Pinkel is a good college football coach who is often overwhelmed on game day. He has assembled SEC talent at Mizzou but this season he lacks what he has almost always had – a great quarterback. If Maty Mauk is truly another version of Chase Daniel, he could be rolling again as soon as next season. If not, there will be a lot of pressure on the troubled coach to point his Harley out of town.
“I cannot wait for West Virginia / K-State. If anybody’s going to be able to slow down Gino Smith, it’s Bill Snyder. He can scheme like nobody else.”
Aaron Swarts, 810 AM
GH: If both K-State and West Virginia can avoid upsets this week [K-State at Iowa State and WV home against Texas Tech], we could have an SEC-like build up for the Cats’ first trip to Morgantown. But there is work to be done before we start planning that game-day menu.
“To me, if there is a story this first half of the season it’s Penn State and what they have done in their first six games – because they have shocked me.”
Kirk Herbstreit, on Penn State’s 4-2 record after an 0-2 start, ESPN Radio
GH: How can you not be happy for what the Penn State players and coaching staff have accomplished since their 0-2 start? Are there still far too many misguided and delusional Nittany Lions fans about the priorities of football and decency? Yes. But those kids in uniform had nothing to do with the atrocities that Sandusky and Paterno allowed on their campus. Congrats.
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