“We have a chance to be so bad it’s great. And not just a chance, it’s the overwhelming likelihood! Hope for more losses! Hope for more high picks! Enjoy it! The only disappointment you can have as a Chiefs fan this year is if they somehow go to Indy and win. You can’t fail with a franchise quarterback.”
Nick Wright, promoting the Suck For Luck campaign that some Chiefs’ fans have started to secure the NFL’s top draft choice in 2012 for Stanford’s Andrew Luck, 610 AM
GH: Wright spent a great deal of his Red Monday show promoting the growing Suck For Luck movement that is being cheered by fans from Seattle to Indianapolis. I’m not sure who gets credit for this rallying cry but Nick is embracing it and owning it like it was the password to a Chiefs’ player’s Twitter account. He is not alone. Read on.
“The Chiefs must lose these three games to be in position to draft Andrew Luck. Minnesota, Indy and Miami – lose to those three teams and they’d be holding the tie-breaker in a negative fashion to draft (number one). The only other team the Chiefs would have to worry about is Seattle but they play in a rotten division. I am not at all joking today.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: Does this mean our two afternoon drive sports talk hosts are going to fashion their show content the next four months on rooting for Chiefs’ losses? I am not sure KK and Niche have thought this strategy out completely.
“I just want losses to stack up. It’s the only way this team is going to be tolerable.”
Nick Wright, 610 AM
GH: Does Wright understand what a 2-14 Chiefs season will do for KC-area sports talk radio’s ratings this fall? Shanin & Parks, Lazlo and NPR have already printed up Suck For Luck t-shirts.
“Nick Wright’s ridiculous flip flop for Suck For Luck. Nick was tremendously entertaining. I could not disagree with Nick more.”
Danny Parkins, 610 AM
GH: Parkins must feel he has to deliver a “Nick was tremendously entertaining,” nod to the guy who got him his job at 610 Sports if he dares disagree. This is the kind of knee-bending work from the on-air staff that Kevin Kietzman has fostered at 810 – and weakened his station’s punch. Parkins needs to learn you gotta be your own man if you’re going to put your name on a show.
“There’s not a chance in hell I’m going to root against the Chiefs!”
Caller Mark, to Danny Parkins’ show, about the Suck For Luck campaign, 610 AM
“I agree with Nick 100%.”
Caller, to Danny Parkins’ show, 610 AM
“I think it’s realistic to start talking about them getting Andrew Luck with the first pick.”
Soren Petro, 810 AM
GH: Here is a question that is not getting enough play – is Luck really that much of a no-brainer number-one pick? That 6’8 dude at Arizona State who carved up Mizzou looked like a pretty good consolation prize to me. How about Boise State’s little lefty, Kellen Moore? USC’s Matt Barkley from QBU looks the part. Landry Jones is cut from the same
cloth at Oklahoma as Sam Bradford. This looks to be a very deep draft at the
position of quarterback.
“The Pythagorean Formula puts the KC Chiefs in the lead in the ‘Suck for Luck’ campaign.”
GH: Click on this link to view the Chiefs’ chances in the Suck For Luck sweepstakes, http://www.heycameraman.net/?p=1349
“I just don’t want any part of this ‘Suck For Luck.’ Why can’t the Chiefs go 5-11 and draft (USC’s QB) Matt Barkley? … Going 0-16 means they have a lot more problems than Andrew Luck coming in here and fixing everything.”
Carrington Harrison, contributor to
Wright’s show, 610 AM
GH: Harrison is 610 Sports’ Tom Brady. He is a late draft pick who no one expected to even make the team – but he has shown some glimpses of real talent. If 610 Sports wants to up Nick’s game, they need to make Harrison a full-blown co-host with Wright and let these two go at it on equal footing. Wright might not be able to handle the in-house heat, but if he could put his ego aside it would improve 610’s afternoon programming immensely.
“No, I am not replacing Jim Rome today. That is only a Red Monday thing following Chiefs’ games. We go live and local all day.”
Danny Parkins, 610 AM
GH: Did anyone even notice?
“It seems like (Todd Haley) has lost this team. For some reason this team’s not ready to play.”
Jayice Pearson, 610 AM
“Todd Haley, I don’t think he’s lost this team. They’re not playing very disciplined. (Haley) came in with a disciplined approach and did a great job. This team was undisciplined under Herm Edwards. He came in and made them disciplined. He went against the grain and got this team back on track. There’s no D-Bowe Show. There’s no (player) radio shows. Now at this time these guys need to perform. He can’t go out and catch the ball.”
Danan Hughes, 610 AM
GH: Two ex-Chiefs with opposite viewpoints on whether or not Haley has lost his team. When you get pounded by 40 twice to open the season, there isn’t much good going on in any corner of the locker room or the front office. Another embarrassing spanking in San Diego on Sunday and we won’t even have to ask the question.
“It is very, very concerning to me at this point. I think they worry too much about the wrong stuff. What the employees in the stadium are doing.”
Jayice Pearson, 610 AM
GH: Remember the furor over the Chiefs’ new policy about Arrowhead employees not being allowed into the stadium to watch the games? Another 40-point loss and The Clarks will be sending buses throughout Raytown recruiting anyone and everyone to sit inside Arrowhead so the place doesn’t look like Joplin.
“I gotta be honest with you – I think it would be an unjust firing. The personnel has to be there for a coach to win. You still need players.”
Soren Petro, on the possibility of Haley getting fired before the end of the season, 810 AM
GH: You can almost see Carl Peterson’s hands working Petro’s vocal chords.
“There are 14 games left. This thing will work itself out.”
Herm Edwards, when asked how desperate the Chiefs’ season is after starting 0-2, 810 AM
GH: Herman is a Munster when it comes to offering an opinion of substance. He would rather wear Todd Haley’s girly-pink hoodie rather than piss someone off who might someday hire him.
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