“I’ve been doing this for 30 years. This is the deepest (NFL) draft I’ve ever seen.”
Kevin Colbert, Steelers general manager, 610 AM
“It sucks that (the Chiefs) don’t have more draft picks. There’s nothing you can do about it. You gave up your second-round pick for Alex Smith.”
Danny Parkins, 610 AM
GH: Nothing? I think the Chiefs could do plenty to replace that lost second-round pick and possibly add more in the mid- to late-rounds. There is lots of drama yet to unfold.
“You have to draft starters this year if you’re the Chiefs.”
Carrington Harrison, 610 AM
“This is a two-starter minimum draft for John Dorsey.”
Danny Parkins, 610 AM
GH: If this is the deepest draft in 30 years, the Chiefs should walk away with three or four starters. I would expect six keepers in this draft as well. Having to cut draft picks should be unacceptable this draft.
“It looks like there are some good football players. It sure looks like there’s a good group of guys this year.”
Andy Reid, on the draft prospect at the NFL Combine, 810 AM
Halftime score of the Kansas lead over Texas last Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse
“Any time you have a chance to go to Kansas to watch a basketball game and the people treat you like gold! They are always flying high up on the flagpole and Bill (Self) continues to do a great job.”
Eddie Oran, Texas radio analyst, 810 AM
GH: Eddie was obviously talking about the off-the-court hospitality Kansas displays to their guests. When it comes to how they typically treat their opponents on the court, it’s almost illegal. The butt-kicking the Hawks gave Texas on Saturday was the kind that leaves a mark. And another Big 12 banner hanging in AFH.
“@SethDavisHoops in other news, I believe #KU has their Mojo back #neverlostit”
Doug Gottlieb, @GottliebShow, Twitter
GH: Seth Davis could not have picked a worse time to pick on KU’s “mojo.” If they did lose their mojo in their win at Texas Tech, as Davis tweeted, they sure found it again quickly against the Big 12’s second-best team.
“Wiggins has gone through basketball puberty — playing like a man.”
Doug Gottlieb, @GottliebShow, during Wiggins performance against Texas on Saturday, Twitter
GH: Wiggins and Embiid have had performances lapses this season and also incredible displays of greatness. Has the time come when those lapses are now history? If so, this is the time of year the best players rise and take their teams to postseason heights.
“KU Jumbotron showing famous Canadians… Phog crowd boos the shit out of Bieber. Love it.”
Ben Heisler, @bennyheis, producer/update anchor at 610 Sports, tweeting while attending the Texas at Kansas game Saturday, Twitter
“I’m real excited about what he brings to the show.”
Danny Parkins, on the addition of Ben Heisler (@bennyheis) to The Drive on 610 AM
GH: Heisler has been part of 610’s The Drive for about a month. He is gaining more and more mic time with Harrison and Parkins. Will it lead to more listeners? More reasons to choose the young guys over the veteran Kevin Kietzman? History says no.
“#Mizzou would likely still be in field if NCAA started today, but I think it’d be tough to survive more than 1 more pre-SEC tourney loss.”
Steve Walentik, @Steve_Walentik, college basketball writer for Columbia Daily Tribune, after Mizzou’s loss at Alabama Saturday, Twitter
GH: Do Mizzou fans even want their Tigers to get into the NCAA tourney? Frank Haith is quickly approaching the familiar stage of a Royals manager where his own fans root for the team to lose to hasten his departure.
“Strongest thing about #Mizzou‘s postseason resume was absence of bad losses, but that changed last night. Alabama started weekend 127 in RPI.”
Steve Walentik, @Steve_Walentik, college basketball writer for Columbia Daily Tribune, Twitter
GH: I understand that Walentik was speaking like an NCAA committee member but Mizzou has had about five or six “bad losses” to the average viewer. For MU to not be the clear-cut third best team in the SEC this season is embarrassing.
“Watching Colorado Events Center on TV. Great to see it full. Thing I remember was the banners hanging there were for NCAA ski titles.”
Tom Shatel, @tomshatelOWH, Twitter
GH: We often discuss here in Kansas City how Missouri’s departure to the SEC and Nebraska moving to the Big Ten have made them less important to some fans locally. But Colorado may as well have been traded to Canada. It is good to see that Tad Boyle, the former Jayhawk, has the Buffs basketball fans energized. Something I thought was next to impossible.
“Ned: ‘(Moose) has made great adjustments to his swing…He looks like a different hitter. Driving the ball to all fields, hard. … I think (Moose) is in a great spot right now, both physically and mentally.’ ”
Josh Vernier, @JoshVernier, Twitter
“Should we just quit playing Ned Yost cuts because they’re all crap and nobody believes what he’s saying?”
Soren Petro, after listening to a Ned Yost sound bite from last week’s training camp while Danny Clinkscale was in Surprise, AZ covering the Royals’ spring training, 810 AM
“I heard last week that (Moustakas) had two sleeves of tattoos. No. Not even close. That seemed to be a big point last week the amount of ink he had. I’m not digging your police work there, Danny. At one point he said ‘shoulders to fingertips. No. Not even close.”
Soren Petro, disputing Clinkscale’s claim that Moustakas had gotten two sleeves of new tats on his arms, 810 AM
“Trust me, I didn’t get up here (to the big leagues) just hitting lefties in the minor leagues.”
Danny Valencia, 29-year-old third baseman who was acquired from Baltimore for David Lough in the off-season for what some believe to be a platoon player with Mike Moustakas, in an interview with Danny Clinkscale on 810 AM
GH: Valencia showed some edge in defending his batting stats from the left side of the plate. It will be interesting to see if he is anything more than Moose’s motivation this spring.
“There’s kind of a perception that the Royals’ players are coddled. They look out for some of their star players and even make excuses for (them). Moustakas is saying all the right things (about his poor year last season). It’s the Royals who are saying, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about. Everything (with Moustakas) is alright. Hey, look over there!’ ”
Soren Petro, 810 AM
“They talk a lot more about (Yordano) Ventura than they do (Danny) Duffy. They seem to be cooling on Danny Duffy already.”
Soren Petro, who is in Arizona this week covering the Royals spring training, on the Royals two young starters, 810 AM
GH: I sure hope Petro is wrong about Duffy. The Royals could use his arm to be a factor this season and the fans could use a guy with his quirky wit and every-man personality.
“This kid knows how to pitch. He has the chance to be something really special. We’re going to give him the ball and let him go and see where it takes him.”
Dave Eiland, Royals pitching coach, on Yordano Ventura, 810 AM
GH: Maybe the best Royals pitching talent since Greinke? Cannot wait to see if he gets the chance to prove it.
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