Kansas City Star sports columnist Sam Mellinger has totally eclipsed heavy duty forebears Joe Posnanski and Jason Whitlock.
Mellinger’s column yesterday about weed wonk Dwayne Bowe was the best of both worlds. A bit of the colorful elocution-like wordplay of JoPo – but more cutting edge contemporary. Along with some of the blustery bombast of Porkchop, sans the unnecessary pimping of the readership.
You know what?
Looks like the Star has (finally) completed the breakup.
The last Posnanski column I see on its Web site ran Friday, April 30. Guess they finally came to the somewhat obvious conclusion that feeding print readers day-old missives off Posnanski’s personal blog was a poor substitute for original content.
And so just like that a decades-long era in Kansas City sportswriting is dead, buried, all-but-forgotten and merrily down the road.
With one exception.
For whatever reason, the newspaper continues to list and link – incorrectly, I might add – Posnanski’s personal/non-Star blog on its main Web page as one of its “Star Blogs.”
Funny, Whitlock’s blog didn’t make the cut for some reason…