OTC: Is Just Making Playoffs Enough For Chiefs?

 

“The Chiefs are going to get in (the playoffs). There’s no doubt about it! I think they win the division. I don’t think San Diego can catch them.”
Herm Edwards, 810 AM
GH: Herm is pouring what all Chiefs fans are drinking – a syrupy mix and NFL playoff elixir. It’s Turkey Day and the Chiefs are atop the AFC West but much works still needs to be done. Read on.
“I like Seattle (over the Chiefs). It’s hard to take the Chiefs on the road right now.”
Jeff Chadhia, ESPN NFL reporter, 810 AM
GH: Each week it seems the Chiefs find themselves in must-win mode. While this week’s game cannot be considered in that category, a road win in the Emerald City would go a long way in securing playoff play for "The Clarks" squad.
“The West (Divisions) are just brutal. Could you imagine a 7-9 team (making the playoffs)?”
Mike Golic, while analyzing the NFC and AFC West divisions, ESPN Radio
“Who cares if they just make the playoffs? I think Chiefs fans want to see a team that can do some damage in the playoffs. And to me that would be a team that can show they can win on the road in the regular season.”
Danan Hughes, 610 AM
GH: Hughes is pushing a point here that far too many of us have lost focus on. Kansas City is so bereft of success from the Chiefs and Royals we are now smitten with the mere fragrance of a possible playoff birth. I like Hughes’ refreshing candor is challenging his former franchise to do more than just be in the playoff hunt in December.
“I like the Kansas City Chiefs at home against Pittsburgh (if they were to meet in the playoffs). I can’t find any statistical evidence to back that up and so I would equate from that that I am a homer.”
Tim Grunhard, 810 AM
GH: Maybe my favorite quote of the week.
“It’s amazing how people and fans’ moods and opinions change from week to week. I don’t think there is any other sport like it.”
Bob Fescoe, on how differently Chiefs fans feel after a win over Arizona than the past two weeks following losses, 610 AM
GH: The pall that hung over Kansas City the past two weeks was blown south with the Chiefs’ resounding pounding of the hapless Cardinals. NFL fans have more sudden and violent mood swings than a 14-year-old daughter…or so I have been told
“I was the guy that would have cut (Bowe) this summer. For me, I’m gonna wait for the rest of this year and maybe next year (to resign Bowe). This is a guy I wait on.”
Soren Petro, after Bowe’s recent improved play, 810 AM
“I beg of all the Chiefs fans to remember each and every media member that wanted Bowe CUT after the Indy game.”
Nick Wright, Twitter
GH: Lot of Bowe talk of late after he went off against Denver (after the Chiefs were down 0-35) and then again against Arizona (or whatever that was that showed up at Arrowhead last Sunday). Bowe is still the guy who dropped two very easy catches that turned wins into losses this season. He is still the guy who one NFL player referred to as “the single biggest dumb ass” in the league. I hope Bowe is someone the Chiefs can count on in crunch time. I am not ready to make that leap.
“I can’t guarantee it but I can tell you we’re gonna win it all.”
Dwayne Bowe, in an interview following the Chiefs’ win over Arizona, 610 AM
GH: Bob Fescoe and 610 Sports quickly promoted this Bowe comment from Bowe as news. Read on.
“Yes I was there! I asked the question, jackass!”
Bob Fescoe, to a caller who asked Fescoe if he was there for Bowe’s statement, 610 AM
GH: Lot of anger from the Bulldog just because a caller disagreed with him on how sincere Bowe was concerning his “win it all” comment. I don’t think Fescoe enjoyed having to share his show with Shan Shariff. It sounded to me the feeling was mutual between the two hosts.
“I’m not sure why (Bowe) was allowed near a microphone.”
Soren Petro, on his “win it all” statement, 810 AM
GH: Petro at times acts more like a member of the Chiefs’ front office than a talk show host. What sports talk show host doesn’t want Dwayne Bowe in front of a mic?
“Seriously, the media should just stay away (from interviewing Bowe).”
Tim Grunhard, 810 AM
GH: Grunhard retired years ago and now is a member of the unwashed-and-frequently-stained media. He needs to start acting like it as well.
“I am 4-17-1 this season. I defy anyone to try and do that!”
Mike Greenburg, on his “lock” picks for the NFL this season, ESPN Radio
GH: Mike Golic is 12-10 in his locks. I think I’ll stick to fantasy football. Far fewer trips to the ATM on Boookie Tuesday.
“I think it’s been so long since this town has seen good quarterbacking, they don’t know. They’re not qualified. I’m not debating it any more. Either you get the game or you don’t.”
Soren Petro, on why Chiefs’ fans continue to be unimpressed with matt Cassel and his statistics, 810 AM
GH: Petro is a huge proponent of Cassel. His chosen nemesis, Nick Wright, is not. Read on.
“Now I’m (on Twitter) engaging someone who wants to convince me Matt Cassel is 8th best QB in league. Goodnight twitter. Hello Vick and Madden splitscreen.”
Nick Wright, Twitter
GH: I listen to a lot of local sports talk radio. If Wright is for something, often Petro is against it. I have no doubt these two monitor the content of each other’s show with more rapt attention than even me.
“I’m the guy who five years ago was watching Matt Cassel during the preseason and said we should go get this guy. I am thrilled that Matt Cassel is here.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: Kietz once again is out ahead of the masses and making sure we know about it.
“That ‘unbelievable individual effort’ Dan Patrick was taking about by (Danny) Woodhead, involved at least 4 downfield blocks by teammates. … i’m not dogging woodhead… i’m dogging the way the small white players are described by announcers. there’s a big difference. … For the record, I don’t dislike anyone because of their race. I dislike when people are treated or discussed differently because of race. … Guys, it’s ok that we’re amazed by white guys playing skill positions in NFL. It’s also OK that I point it out and make u feel uncomfortable.”
Nick Wright, who is not a fan of the notoriety that has quickly come to the Patriots running back, Twitter
GH: Wright is a predictable guy. If it’s white and popular, it must be racist and wrong. He reminds me of a favorite southern author of mine who once said there was a time in his life that he was so remorseful over the way blacks were treated in American history that if presented with a boot filled with the piss of a black man he would have drank it. The author got over it. It appears to me Wright is still guzzling. Read on.
“The Danny Woodhead phenomenon is 100% race related. … Danny Woodhead gets the run because he has a good name, he was on Hard Knocks and he’s white. And it doesn’t even have to be an argument. The national love that Danny Woodhead gets is so disproportionate to his production it blows my mind.”
Nick Wright, on the surging popularity of the Patriots’ diminutive white running back, 610 AM
GH: Wright loves to tack on to his many takes that there is no need for an argument. Not the best line when your goal is to host an entertaining talk radio show. I happen to disagree with Wright about as much as anyone can disagree with another human on this take. Woodhead’s props are earned because he’s talented. Talent can come in all colors, Nick. Even in the NFL. View some of Woodhead’s work with the Pats here.
“If Jake Pullen is a preseason All-American, I like him a lot, but it’s probably a little bit of a down year in college basketball. I’m just being honest. Preseason All-Americans at K-State and a couple of white guys and freshmen. I’m just being honest.”
Nick Wright, 810 AM
GH: In Wright’s world, if you’re white, how can you be an All-American college basketball player? And to think two whiteys made the AA preseason squad this year!!! Somebody get Nick a boot cocktail.
“We urge all the Kansas fans to get out there (to Arrowhead). We don’t want to be outnumbered by the Missouri fans. This could be our finest hour.”
David Lawrence, radio analyst for KU football, on the Border War game Saturday between 9-2 Mizzou and 3-8 Kansas, 610 AM
GH: Lot of “finest hours” getting tossed around the past few years in promoting the KU football program. Would Mizzou even consider allowing this one to come true?
“I don’t like them. I can’t give them credit for anything. They don’t have an advantage anywhere. And I hate them. I’ve been a Mizzou fan my whole life. From day one. Every time I see a (KU) shirt I just want to burn it.”
T.J. Moe, Mizzou wide receiver, on his feelings about Kansas, Kansas City Star
GH: No truth to the rumors that Moe is a distant relative to William Quantrill.

 
“Can you imagine what Arrowhead will be like (Saturday) if Nebraska lost to Colorado?”
Steven St. John, 810 AM
GH: Around 60,000 are expected to be inside Arrowhead Saturday for the 11:30 kickoff. 50,000 of those will be shouting MIZ – ZOU very loudly. If the Huskers do the unthinkable, jack that number to one where the walk-up ticket takers won’t be able to handle the late-morning rush.
 
“I know I lead a sheltered life but apparently this (True Grit) movie is a remake of some John Wayne movie.”
Nate Bukaty, after seeing a trailer for Jeff Bridges upcoming True Grit flick, 810 AM
GH: Nate never ceases to amaze me with the depth of his sheltered cellar. I know the kid grew up in KCK but didn’t his house have electricity? A newspaper? A freaking window? Here’s a link to Joel Coen’s TG remake trailer that looks fan-freaking-tastic. I’ll be in the theater to see this one on opening weekend.
 
 

“Duke’s A Hazard”
Headline in Wednesday’s KC Star
GH: Talk about great head…

 

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17 Responses to OTC: Is Just Making Playoffs Enough For Chiefs?

  1. kylerohde says:

    Nate’s (lack of) pop culture knowledge
    Yep, never ceases to amaze me either – he never seems to get a pop culture reference and it’s accentuated by Steven being such a a pop culture nut. And then Nate is smart enough to open himself up to ridicule, like last night when he asked via Twitter who "the guy in the Ford and Lee jeans commercials is?"

    Before he had the kid, there was really no excuse but I guess he’s got a decent one now. I think Nate needs less jobs so he can concentrate more on being better as the host – all the Royals and KU work, plus the morning show, has go to be tough to handle.

  2. randyraley says:

    Nate
    I wonder if he knows Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings. Does he know that Paul was in Wings? Does he know who Paul is?

  3. Cliffy says:

    In agreement on True Grit …
    Looks to be a classic. I heard Bukaty make that comment on my drive in yesterday morning and laughed out loud. I used to be a big movie buff and remember being really upset that John Wayne won Best Actor for True Grit back in ’69 because I felt strongly that either Jon Voight or Dustin Hoffman were more deserving for Midnight Cowboy. Glad now they gave it to The Duke. ¶
    As a Mizzou fan I fully expect the game Saturday to be close …. it always is.¶
    Local radio NFL analysis? More Chadhia and less Herm, please.

  4. craig glazer says:

    Greg You Are On Target
    Greg you and I agree, its very,very uphill for our Chiefs. No real road wins, Seattle is strong at home, we are in MUST WIN game. For sure. Chargers are for real, would hate for our playoff hopes to be pinned to that road game with them. Not good. We need a two game seperation. Chargers likely will go 5-1 from here losing only to the Colts. Unless we get them or there is a big upset. Looks like it will take a 10-6 record to win the west, at worst 9-7.

    Hoping our D is better and Cassel gets some weapons back Sunday with Dexter and Tony. Just Bowe will be hard. Running game is not what it was, lately.

    Lets face it we had our chances, crappy Oakland, Denver, just neede a split. Nope. The Houston game was the turn. I hope it all goes well for the Chiefs, but doesn’t feel that way. Next year we will maybe have Fitzgerald, more D, and at least one new offensive lineman. Likely better days ahead.

    P.S. I am sold on Cassel. He is the Franchise. He is better then top ten QB’s.

  5. craig glazer says:

    P.S.
    Nobody that matters is picking KC anymore for playoffs. This morning on Mike and Mike ESPN they talked about Steelers at San Diego, as if Chargers had won the division already.

  6. Uncle Dick says:

    Bowe nose
    The chances of the Chiefs winning the divison are about as good as Bowe being invited to join MENSA or JaMarcus Russell winning a Pulitzer Prize. If Nebraska loses to Colorado, look for Pelini to be on Cops and America’s Most Wanted on the same night. You know there’s not a lot of culture in KCK when the public library is located in a tattoo parlor.

  7. Doog says:

    The Dude abides….
    Oh, if it’s a Coen flick with Jeff Bridges, I’m pushing my chips all-in. Outstanding.__________________

    Nate doesn’t know about Mike Rowe? Hmm. I agree with the above. To host a show, you gotta be hip to current events and pop culture._______________

    Also, Greg, it’s Mike Golic….although now he should change it to Goldberg. Greenberg and Goldberg in the Morning._________________________

    As for Soren’t overarching defense of Cassel….I see where he’s coming from, but don’t forget for a second that we’re not that far removed from the Oakland game, where Cassell was sailing passes over receivers, struggled with reads and accuracy, and when it mattered most (in OT), checked down to Leonard Pope on 3rd and long, who caught a short pass more than three yards short of the sticks with two defenders in the clear, bearing down on him.
    That still tells to me that Cassel isn’t as good as what Petro would like us to believe, but I do credit Cassel with displaying true moxie in how he performed against Denver (against a soft Denver defense, but still), and becoming the more assertive quarterback we have been hoping to see in the win over AZ. I hope the Oakland game, and subsequent Denver effort, can be the starting point that we can trace back to if/when Cassel grows into the QB we’ve wanted to see all along.

  8. Doog says:

    KK…..
    I heard that Kietzman comment too. He was clamoring for Cassel FIVE years ago?????? Bullshit. To hell with sports. If KK can make a call on a quarterback, who had up to that point had never started in his life, to say he’s NFL-starter-worthy, he should bail on his show and start giving investment advice. KK’s clairvoyance could have spared a lot of people a lot of grief from the downturn over the last couple of years.

  9. Ptolemy says:

    True Grit
    I love sequels as much as anybody. I am all over the Gilligan’s Island remake movie,,,however, I’m boycotting it if they don’t put that chick from Mad Men in as Ginger and add a lesbo storyline with Maryann.

    That being established…certain classic movies should NOT be re-made. You cannot remake Guns of Navarone, nor Rocky. The Outlaw Josie Wales will never be re-made. True Grit cannot and should not be remade.

  10. chuck says:

    That fuckin Uncle Dick take is killing me.
    LMAO.———————–True Grit——

    "Come see an old fat man sometime!!"—————-

    "Ned Beatty! Fill your hand you sonofabitch!!"—————I would bet, to a certain extent, Nate is another victim of what Jim Fitzpatric wrote about earlier————————-There is probably a drinking game out where you listen to Nick Wright’s show and the first guy to guess what Wright is going to say before he says it, has to drink a shot. Everyone is shitfaced by the first commercial break. God what fuckin tool.

  11. Cliffy says:

    Remake of Josey Wales …
    …Saturday at Arrowhead! Jayhawkers must pay!!

  12. chuck says:

    We are in good company here people,
    randey raley posted. Cool.

  13. harley says:

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  14. Johnny Utah says:

    Sneaky…
    Very clever, Harley. I love it when KU fans disguise themselves as a-hole MU fans to make fun of them. All caps is a nice touch as well. All the misspellings too. HAHA.

  15. John says:

    Wright sucks!
    Not to start a war, but Wrights comments,

  16. Doog says:

    Re: Wright sucks!
    John,

    I think the common thread between what Rush said and the statement that Wright made about Woodhead…is that both comments were regarded as incredibly boneheaded. I believe that’s the reason why Greg pointed it out. Wright’s wild theory about Woodhead is just as idiotic as Rush’s rant on McNabb. It’s not political at all. People have a terrific ability in sports to spot bullshit when they see it. And Nick’s Danny Woodhead obsession qualifies as total bullshit.

  17. Plainsman says:

    Nate
    Nate does seem to be rather clueless on many subjects. Not too long ago, he made some reference Anne Frank which indicated he believed she survived World War II.

    Guess he never read the book or saw the movie.

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