“This six-game winning streak the Raiders have at Arrowhead is stuck in my esophagus and I can’t get rid of it. It drives me crazy.”
Mitch Holthus, 810 AM
GH: The Raiders have not been a quality football franchise the past six years and yet they have owned Arrowhead. OWNED IT! Time to wake up the echoes. Andy needs to bring in Bill Maas, Neil Smith, Len Dawson and some other former Chiefs to speak to his team this week. You want to get jacked up about a Raiders/Chiefs game? Let these guys tell some stories and they might break that decibel record in the locker room!
“I think it’ll be hard to break it. I think it’ll be hard to get it to 137 decibels.”
Mitch Holthus, on the Chiefs fans attempt this Sunday to break Seattle’s record noise level in a stadium, 810 AM
GH: As Americans, we fixate on the best time, the best score, the highest whatever. Does it really matter if Arrowhead reaches 137 decibels Sunday? I mean other than the guys at Guinness who profit from this kind of madness? Ask anybody who has played at Arrowhead when the Chiefs are good and the fans are into it – it’s LOUD!
“When was the last time you were this confident about a Chiefs game?”
Danny Parkins, 610 AM
GH: Somebody get a pink flag and jam it down this guy’s esophagus.
“When you get a group of guys who haven’t gotten the greatest (opportunity in the NFL)… When you get all those guys together in a group, watch out, boy. I mean it is so competitive out there!”
Sean McGrath, the Chiefs’ furry tight end, on how Alex Smith and his band of misfit Chiefs have been able to fashion a 5-0 record, in an interview with Steven St. John Wednesday night, 810 AM
GH: McGrath is maybe the most unlikely success story in the NFL – unless it’s the Chiefs’ Marcus Cooper. This Chiefs team just doesn’t resemble the pampered Tony Gonzalez prima donnas we knew under Herm Edwards. I like these misfits much better.
“WITH NO REGARD FOR MANKIND!”
Shannon Sharpe, mangling Kevin Harlan’s signature phrase as he tossed it back to the Nashville broadcast from the studio, CBS
GH: If you haven’t seen the SNL bit on Shannon Sharpe by Jay Pharoh turn your speakers up and click here. Pharoh is quickly becoming one of the breakout stars of this young SNL cast.
“It never occurred to me to go shopping in my rental house.”
Nick Leckey, on Todd Haley and his wife ripping out appliances and fixtures from their rental home upon leaving, 810 AM
“I’d be real interested to find out – are you 100% invested in the Chiefs? Would you buy a non-refundable airline ticket right now as a Chiefs fan for the Super Bowl?”
Bob Fescoe, addressing to his Thursday morning audience, 610 AM
GH: I’d be real interested to find out if Fescoe would buy a non-refundable flight to Venus.
“By the time the worm turned in the game, it was like watching a 6A team play a 2A team.”
Danny Clinkscale, on how Kansas was steamrolled by Texas Tech in Lawrence last Saturday, 810 AM
“I don’t think so. I think he’s got one more year.”
Tom Keegan, columnist for KUSports.com, disagreeing with Kevin Kietzman that Weis is gone if he again fails to win a Big 12 football game, 810 AM
GH: Huh? How can Keegan be plugged into the KU scene and think that the Jayhawks can afford to bring back Weis if he goes 0-fer again in the Big 12? What would they be waiting for? To see if Weis can whittle next year’s Homecoming crowd to smaller than Late Night’s? Kansas CANNOT bring Weis back and be taken seriously by anyone – especially recruits.
“Watched KU’s 3-hour practice today. And all I can say is … ‘Joel Embiid … holy moly! Had no idea he was THAT good. Potential No. 1 pick.’ Wayne Selden was also very impressive. Tharpe is leaner and carrying himself w/ much more confidence. Love the toughness Tarik Black brings.”
Jason King, @JasonKingESPN, Twitter
GH: And King didn’t even mention SI’s cover boy, Andrew Wiggins. So how did the Big 12 coaches vote Oklahoma State and Kansas to finish atop the conference in a tie?
“I just think the expectations for (Andrew Wiggins) are just too great. The people that are talking about him and LeBron…? I’m never going to see that.”
Jeff Goodman, ESPN basketball writer, 610 AM
GH: When you get plastered on the cover of SI alongside Wilt and Danny Manning, the expectations aren’t high, they are title or bust. Wilt didn’t win a title at KU but his other accomplishments (20K anyone?) suffice.
“’I’ve seen the future and it’s much like the present only longer.’ #DanQuisenberry”
Ervin Santana, @ErvinSantana_54, Twitter
GH: Is Santana messing with us or is he getting close to resigning with the Royals?
“What do you think if Cardinal fans had five years of a playoff drought instead of 28 years? Royals fans are a thousand time better than Cardinals fans! It easy to be a fan if all you know is winning! Do you know how easy it is to root for a winner? Cardinals’ fans are generations of front runners! … The second this team falls off the cliff I will be there laughing! I hate the Cardinals! Go Dodgers!”
Danny Parkins, a Chicago kid, 610 AM
GH: Do you know how easy it is to hate teams like the Cardinals that are perennial winners? Get an original act, Parkins. St. Louis baseball fans are some of the best in the world. Fact not fiction. Hate ‘em if you want but it simply exposes your limitations. Are their assholes who are Card fans? Yes. My ex-brother-in-law fits that description. But there are assholes who are KU football fans – and none of us envy those guys.
“Everything you’re saying about the Cardinals, (replace it) with Jayhawks and it’s the same thing!”
Carrington Harrison, comparing KU basketball fans to Cardinals baseball fans, 610 AM
GH: Again, it’s easy to hate a winner. But it also so delicious to beat one.
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