|Well folks its come down to this… Our one and only nationally known sports star is THE FRANCHISE, Matt Cassel. Yep. Oh sure, we still have George Brett, Len Dawson and Tom Watson. However in the last say 20 years, the pickings have been slim, very slim. You can argue Priest Holmes, Trent Green and surely Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith. Hell, Derrick and Neil even had a national TV commercial. Remember that one? But really, the only real national, household name was Tony G! And no, I didn’t forget the Royals Mike Sweeney or Zack Grienke. Trust me, outside of big time baseball fans and KC folks, they were not well known at all. No TV spots. No late night TV shows. I know Dante Hall was on Letterman once, but hell, I did Entertainment Tonight four times and that’s just not enough. So the name people know, the name that is most connected to Kansas City Sports today – I repeat – is The Franchise Matt Cassel! And after the Chiefs win the West and hopefully one play off game at home, then maybe Jamaal Charles, Todd Haley, Tamba Hali and even Dwayne Bowe will have a shot. But not yet. So get ready for the ad nauseam ESPN shots of Matt Cassel throwing 2, 3, maybe 4 touchdown passes to receivers against the Bills Sunday. Yeah baby, it’s show time with Chris Collinsworth! And it’s all about Matt and the great game he will have Sunday. Likely his first 300 yards throwing this season. His good passer rating of 92 will cross over to 100. In fact, his last three games are all over 100. Are you excited? Are we blessed to have this handsome, tall, talented quarterback lead us into the postseason? Sure we are. Is he turning out to be great? He’s climbing up that ladder to elite quarterback status with Manning and Brady. And the cool thing is, he’s ours.