Headline, following Oakland’s 24-20 upset of the Chiefs, in the Kansas City Star’s Sports Daily
GH: I am proud of the Kansas City Star for running this banner headline in the Friday newspaper. The local newspaper should report the news, offer opinions on the news and entertain its readers. This headline went three-for-three.
“It reminded me of Missouri’s loss to Indiana.”
Steven St. John, comparing Mizzou’s loss to the worst team in the Big Ten (0-6 in the B1G) to the Chiefs loss to the previously winless Raiders, 810 AM
“The final code work is ‘garbage.’”
Henry Lake, 610 AM
GH: Even 610 Sports’ listener’s games got in the act of dissing the Chiefs effort in Oakland.
“Told you America. Chiefs have now lost 4 times to a team 0-10 or worse…no other team has more than two such losses.”
Trey Wingo, @wingoz, ESPN SportsCenter anchor, Twitter
GH: Great. Thanks for that stat, Wingo.
“I can’t believe the Chiefs lost to that shit-show.”
Mick Shaffer, @mickshaffer, Twitter
“I think the Raiders are terrible. I still think they’re terrible. That’s what makes this such a terrible loss.”
Soren Petro, 810 AM
“Short week, bad weather, long trip and all that. The Chiefs can’t lose that game and claim to be a contender.”
Tod Palmer, @todpalmer, Twitter
“We beat Seattle and New England and lost to Tennessee and Oakland…seriously.” Conrad McGorkin, @ConradMcGorkin, Twitter
GH: This is the NFL. I would say that following your fantasy football team hurts less than when your favorite team loses but I don’t think that is true either. Losing just stinks all around.
“Say what you want Chiefs haters. But, let me tell you the REFS took this game. The Chiefs may not make the playoffs now! Sad! Thank you refs.”
Gary Lezak, @glezak, Twitter
GH: Lezak was particularly incensed about the pivotal pass interference penalty called on the Chiefs’ Ron Parker on Oakland’s final scoring drive. It looked to me and most Chiefs fans to be more offensive pass interference than defensive. But whining about the refs when you lose to a 0-10 team? No. Not allowed, Gary.
“I feel like the Chiefs are in much better hands. Had Romeo Crenel been the coach of that team, that game would have been 33-6. They fought back.”
Soren Petro, 810 AM
GH: What? How do you complement Andy Reid after watching the Chiefs lose to that aptly termed “shit show?” The Raiders couldn’t score 33 points in a Madden game. For Reid to lose to the Raiders with his Chiefs tied with Denver for the AFL West lead is even more head-scratching than losing at home to Tennessee in the season opener. Andy Reid apparently is a very large red-headed tease.
“Bye bye, good Andy Reid feelings.”
Curtis Kitchen, @curtiskitchen, Twitter
“Andy Reid is stitching a clown suit on me. I knew I would regret singing his praises. This is embarrassing.”
Jason Whitlock, @WhitlockJason, Twitter GH: So now we know where Whitlock has been getting his purple suits to wear on PTI.
“This was brand new triumphant territory for the 2014 Raiders, and my oh my did they act like it. That’s what made Thursday’s 24-20 victory over Kansas City at the Coliseum — the Raiders’ first victory of the season — so memorable, so jubilant and yes, so unbelievably hilarious. That’s all thanks to linebackers Khalil Mack and Sio Moore, who celebrated a big sack in the final seconds and kept celebrating … And kept celebrating and celebrating and looked as though they might keep celebrating late into the night and maybe into baseball season, too. Great youthful energy! Let them have their fun!”
Tim Kawakami, columnist, insidebayarea.com
GH: The Chiefs lost to this shit show?
“People say act like you’ve been there before, well I haven’t!”
Sio Moore, on his extended sack-dance with Khalil Mack as the Chiefs lined up to snap the ball for the game’s final play, insidebayarea.com
GH: In what will rival Dee Ford’s turn-and-run-away tackle attempt as the most humorous GIF of the season, Mack and Moore’s extended sack dance was more Raiders than the Black Hole. I don’t know what was funnier, their Kid & Play handshake or their sprint back to the defensive side of the ball when they realized the Chiefs were about to snap it. The Chiefs lost to this shit show?
“Despite all their best efforts, Raiders win.”
Rick Reilly, @ReillyRick, Twitter
“I hate the Broncos way more than the Raiders.”
Nate Bukaty, 810 AM GH: Out of the mouths of babes.
“They’re a great team, obviously. They’re probably going to go to the playoffs and do great things.”
Derek Carr, Raiders rookie quarterback, in his postgame interview, NFL Network
GH: I hope Carr is a better soothsayer than he is a quarterback.
“It’s a horrible loss. But I don’t think this is going to linger at all.”
Bob Glauber, NFL writer for NY Newsday, in an interview with Soren Petro, 810 AM
GH: How does a loss to a winless Raiders team not linger? Is Eric Berry suddenly going to become as good as his hype (or even half that good)? Are the Chiefs wide receivers going to start running real patterns and catching touchdowns? Maybe a win over Denver cures it all. Maybe not.
“First Billy Butler now this. Why don’t you come kill my cat, too, Oakland? (Seriously come kill it. Can’t stand her. Plus you look capable.)”
Mick Shaffer, @mickshaffer, Twitter
“K-State needs to skip the shower, get on the bus then get on a plane and leave before that win is taken away on account of ugliness.”
Dave Stewart, @davestewartsports, after K-State took a sloppy 26-20 win at West Virginia, Twitter
GH: Ugly or not, this was a huge win for Kansas State. Their hopes of winning the Big 12 remain alive and they now get over two weeks to prepare for Baylor (and a game with Kansas between serving as a Thanksgiving dessert).
“So the Buffalo Bills play the Jets Monday night … in Detroit. Haven’t these two teams already suffered enough?”
Paul Finebaum, @finebaum, Twitter