“Monty is about to go off on a rant about the small crowds at the (recent homestand).”
Joel Goldberg, 810 AM
GH: Allow me to rant about members of the media who think they need to rank about fans not buying tickets. Why does Jeff Montgomery care if there are empty seats at Kauffman Stadium? Why does he think it reflects poorly on the people of Kansas City? Where was Monty’s “rant” the past decade when the Royals were pushing some of the worst baseball in the league on their fan base? So now that the Royals have put together a great three-week post-All-Star break run he wants to rip Royals fans for not putting 40K in The K? Where, where, where is the voice of the fan on Fox Sports’ Royals’ broadcasts?
“Thursday’s Royals win over Boston was the highest-rated Royals game ever on FOX Sports Kansas City, shattering the previous record set Monday.”
Geoff Goldman, as the Royals broadcast broke this ratings record for the fifth time this month, FOX Sports
GH: Yeah, let’s go on a rant about how Kansas City and Royals fans aren’t supporting this team.
“Ratings will suck again but we will not change. A voice of reason and place to check out music with people who care. Perhaps get a laugh.”
Lazlo, lazlothebuzz, on his plan to not waver on the format of his afternoon drive-time radio show on 96.5 The Buzz, Twitter
GH: How about Fox Sports invites Lazlo to sit in with Monty and Goldy for a week? Talk about some ratings numbers…
“With the way social media is today and the Royals being in a pennant race, it would be like nothing we have seen before.”
Todd Leabo, speculating if the Royals can stay in the pennant race through September, 810 AM
“I think some of the technology out there is overblown. I think some of the stuff (on social media) is just snarky and comical. … I don’t ever remember a time in my life when I didn’t know whether or not the Royals won until the next day.””
Kevin Kietzman, poo-pooing Todd Leabo’s assessment that social media has changed sports coverage and how fans react, 810 AM
GH: KK is not and never has been real fond of understanding, using or promoting technology. He is still in his 40s but comes off as much older than that when he gets stuck trying to traverse the seas of Twitter and all that the web offers. KK told Leabo he doesn’t think the Royals’ pennant races in the ‘70s and ‘80s would be all that much different had Twitter been around. Spoken like a man who just doesn’t get it. Ask the NCAA what they think of how Jay Bilas used Twitter to spank their ass this week.
“I’m excited about the (Chiefs’) year. And this is the most important thing – they’ve got the foundation in place. You’re going to watch this Chiefs team get better and better and better every year and challenge.”
Bill Maas, 610 AM
GH: The best thing to happen to Andy Reid is a desperate Kansas City Chiefs’ franchise. All of his problems and losing with the Eagles has been forgotten left in the City of Brotherly Love. I sure hope Maas is right.
“We’ve been told that the first quarter (in New Orleans) is Alex Smith. The second quarter is Chase Daniel. The third quarter and into the fourth will be Tyler Bray. And then into to close will be Greg Holland.”
Steven St. John, on what Chiefs fans can expect to see at the quarterback position tonight for the team’s first preseason game, 810 AM
“I would never go to a preseason game and pay full price for a ticket.”
Sean Salisbury, former NFL QB and ESPN analyst, 810 AM
GH: We say it every August and we’ll say it again this August – there are no bigger rip offs in professional sports than the NFL gouging their season ticket holders to pay full price for tickets that are just about worthless. When Herman Edwards starts spouting about how proud he is of “The Shield” and the character of the NFL, somebody needs to ask him about preseason ticket prices.
“The question (about Alex Smith) is how great are his leadership skills? It’s never been ‘his team.’ We’re about to find out is this is his team.”
Sean Salisbury, 810 AM
GH: Unfortunately, we won’t find anything out tonight or during the four preseason games. Smith won’t get much more playing time than Ricky Stanzi.
“I like the kid. He’s smart. There’s a Peyton Manning feel to his game.”
Sean Salisbury, on the Chiefs’ back-up QB, Chase Daniel, 810 AM
GH: That is probably first time 6’0 Chase and 6’5 Peyton have been tossed around in the same sentence. I like it…just don’t know if I see it.
“That’s legalized theft.”
Sean Salisbury, on the Chiefs picking up undrafted Tyler Bray as a free agent for their third-string QB spot, 810 AM
GH: Before we take this comment to the bank, please note that Salisbury has been known to be a knucklehead at times as well.
“I think Kansas City’s going to be a 7-9 team and finish second behind Denver in the AFC West.”
Mike Golic, ESPN Radio
GH: Chiefs fans are not going to be happy with 7-9 this season…and neither should the Chiefs. 9-7 or better should be their realistic expectations.
“Well, I got tricked. I was hopeful last year after preseason.”
Mitch Holthus, on his overly optimistic opinion on last season’s Chiefs who finished 2-14, 810 AM
GH: Mitch always loves every Chiefs’ player, coach and front office person like he was Rex Hudler fawning over the Royals. It is why his analysis of the team is so useless. He is either too big a fan or too big a homer. Either way, his interviews with Kevin Kietzman on 810 as the voice of Chiefs Nation are definitely wind aided. But go ahead and read on anyway…
“To me it’s just way different. It’s beyond comparison.”
Mitch Holthus, on the difference between Andy Reid’s Chiefs and last season, 810 AM
GH: So what did Mitch say when Romeo was starting up his first camp after Todd Haley left? Pretty much the same stuff.
“I think this is the best coaching staff and administrative staff this franchise has had in 20 years.”
Mitch Holthus, 810 AM
GH: Ever heard that one, Stan?
“To me, it’s imperative.”
Mitch Holthus, when asked by Kevin Kietzman how important it is for the Chiefs to win in the preseason, 810 AM
GH: Is there anything less important than a win in the NFL preseason? I mean besides Mitch’s Chiefs nation radio show on Monday nights?
“This guy can shoot out of there and run like a canon for thirty yards! He’s a weapon running the ball.”
Mitch Holthus, on the running ability of Alex Smith, 810 AM
GH: If Alex Smith is as slow as a cannon, we need to get Cassel back.
“It’s just a matter of (Eric Fisher) getting the technique down because everything’s backwards to him right now. I’m not worried about him.”
Mitch Holthus, on the struggles the Chiefs’ first-round pick has suffered in camp moving from left tackle in college to right tackle with the Chiefs, 810 AM
GH: I wasn’t worried about Fisher until Mitch told us not to be worried about Fisher. Mitch is like George Costanza in that Seinfeld episode where he did everything the opposite of what he normally would do.
“The (Chiefs’) players are not afraid anymore. I talked to one veteran player last year who said, ‘I’m afraid to say anything.’ These players don’t fear the organization right now. They respect the organization. Which is a helluva lot better way to manage than to manage with fear.”
Bob Fescoe, 610 AM
GH: Somebody tell Mitch that King Carl and Egoli have left the building. Those working for the Chiefs no longer have to emulate hand puppets. At least that’s what we are hearing.
“Everybody pees in the pool.”
Michael Phelps, when asked by a TMZ reporter if he ever peed during any of his Olympic races, TMZ
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