“This (Chiefs) team can’t score. Don’t get me wrong, this team’s defense is very, very good. I love their defense. Offensively, they’re limited. This is an offensive league now. You better be able to score. Eventually, it’s not all going to go right (for the Chiefs) and that’s when they’re going to have problems. It’s not sustainable. But they’ve earned it, they’re 8-0. But watch out in Buffalo this week.”
Pete Prisco, NFL writer for CBSsports.com, in an interview with Bob Fescoe, 610 AM
GH: Prisco got Chiefs’ fans attention when he tweeted that the Chiefs might be the worst 8-0 team he’s seen. Fescoe might not be the brightest bulb on the tree but he knows a good guest when he hears one bash the hometown Chiefs. Read on.
“I think Denver’s the best team in the AFC and they might be the best team in the NFL. New England is struggling right now but in the end they are going to be the Patriots.”
Pete Prisco, 610 AM
GH: Fescoe challenged Prisco on his high rankings of both the Broncos and Pats, noting that both teams appear to have just as many flaws as the offensively-challenged Chiefs. Prisco stumbled with his response that sounded a lot like, “Yeah, but Manning and Brady have always been winners and they’ll be the teams to beat in the end.” Maybe. But neither have the defense the Chiefs have displayed so far this season.
“The most common words on the text line (from listeners about Prisco) are ‘idiot,’ sucks,’ and ‘get him off my radio.’”
Josh Klingler, 610 AM
“By the way, Chiefs fans – I applaud you for your passion. Ever since I sent out that tweet (saying the Chiefs were the worst undefeated team), I’ve got nothing but backlash.”
Pete Prisco, 610 AM
GH: Here’s hoping that Chiefs fans have a ninth reason to light up Prisco’s Twitter account late Sunday afternoon.
“Yeah it is, obviously. Any time you get the laces in as a kicker you notice it. You might have that lapse of concentration for a second. If the laces are back and it grabs your foot, you don’t stroke it just perfectly. That’s a tough deal man.”
Ryan Succop, when asked by Danny Parkins if it’s a big deal that MU’s placekicker Andrew Baggett’s holder was not able to adjust the placement of the ball so that the laces were pointing away from him, 610 AM
GH: Mizzou gets a chance to move beyond that stunning homecoming double-overtime loss to South Carolina when they take on Tennessee at home Saturday at 6:00 PM (CT) on ESPN. Do they roll the Vols and get the Tiger Train back on track or will the USC hangover linger?
“I think Missouri’s going to win this (Tennessee) game very comfortably.”
Jack Harry, 810 AM
“My guess is James Franklin is available in this (Tennessee) game.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
“If James Franklin is healthy (last Saturday), they pound South Carolina. … If he was throwing it on Sunday, he needs to be available on Saturday (against Tennessee). I thought this was the mighty SEC and every game was a war. You sound so cavalier in saying you think Missouri is going to beat Tennessee even without James Franklin.”
Kevin Kietzman, in a conversation with Jack Harry, 810 AM
GH: I don’t understand Kietzman continuing to state that Franklin should be back in the starting line-up after missing only two weeks after injuring his throwing shoulder. He went so far this week as saying he had spoken to a doctor who assured him Missouri was exaggerating how long Franklin would be out. Just remember that Kietzman has to fill 20 hours of live radio each week and sometimes he isn’t quite as picky as we might like when it comes to content.
“(Missouri) just needs to block out this narrative that their dream season has come crashing down because it hasn’t.”
Will Harris, ESPN college football insider, 810 AM
“Missouri should not have to sweat Nebraska (in recruiting) now, should they? When you lose to Minnesota… Missouri should be able to out-recruit them, right?”
Soren Petro, 810 AM
GH: Nebraska has a non-binding commitment from maybe the best player in Missouri this year in Lee’s Summit West’s fabulous Monte Harrison – who many believe will opt for MLB like Bubba Starling did. Al Wallace reported on WDAF Fox 4 this week that Harrison might be cooling on his love for the Cornhuskers. Wallace reported that Missouri is back in the hunt for Harrison’s commitment.
“Right now there are a lot of kids concerned with the situation at Nebraska. I think it’s going to be interesting to see what happens up there. Kids are very interested what’s going to happen up there just like they are at Kansas State. I’ve talked to some seniors and there’s some uncertainty (about Bill Snyder). He may retire the day after the season. What he’s been able to do is absolutely unbelievable but you have to wonder how much longer he can do it.”
Randy Withers, of Scout.com, 810 AM
GH: Bo Pelini will almost need to win out and get Nebraska to the Big Ten’s title game to save his job. Sound harsh? I think it has become that serious for the embarrassing act that is Pelini. But Snyder is another story. He’s as loved at K-State as the color purple. Is he about to retire yet again? I don’t see Snyder ever leaving of his own accord. Not until a power higher than an AD calls his number.
“Where is Charlie Weis at right now? He just seems so comfortable in his own skin for a guy who can’t win a game!”
Danny Clinkscale, while talking to the Lawrence Journal-World’s Tom Keegan, 810 AM
“(Weis) is very thick-skinned about the way he’s covered. I think he’s very thick skinned. But I do think it’s killing him. It’s got to be killing him!”
Tom Keegan, columnist for KUSports.com, 810 AM
GH: Weis strikes me as a guy who is thick skinned because he is so cock sure of himself. Criticism doesn’t bother him because he doesn’t think he’s ever wrong. And I mean ever. It’s tough to shake the confidence of someone as sure of himself as Weis – despite his many failures in the college game.
“I think it’s unfair to say (Andrew Wiggins) is going to be the next LeBron James. LeBron James is one of the top-ten players ever!”
Charles Barley, David Letterman Show
GH: After just one exhibition game against Pitt State, I hear almost everyone saying Wiggins will be a disappointment this season. I think it’s way too early to call Wiggins the next anybody – including the next Josh Selby.
“I do think they are going to trade Billy Butler and they’ll find other teams interested. I think they need the payroll flexibility. Because of the possible departure of Ervin Santana, they need to fill in that hole.”
Buster Olney, ESPN’s MLB insider, 810 AM
GH: I was surprised by Olney’s comment that he believes there will be an active market for the Royals’ one-tool DH. If Butler does get traded, what a dynamic contrast from just a year ago when Kansas City was chanting his name in unison at the All-Star Game.
“We have a mystery caller calling in. We might have to push the story of my abject stupidity.”
Danny Parkins, who was recently cited by local police for driving with expired plates and no proof of insurance and had to leave his vehicle and walk home, 610 AM
GH: I sometimes forget that 610 has filled their sports talk line-up with kids who are barely out of college. But all I have to do is tune in to be reminded.
I will be in New York this weekend to run the ING NYC Marathon Sunday morning. You can follow my trip on Twitter at @greghall24. Here’s hoping both the Chiefs and I have a great Sunday in New York.
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