Take 5: DA Responds To Press Box-gate
Damon Amendolara (DA) emailed me his response to my post earlier this week regarding the controversial appearance of his alleged girlfriend in the Chiefs press box. I am happy to post it below.
I have this archaic policy of keeping private conversations… ya know, private, so I can’t go into detail about anything. I’m a tad surprised by my inclusion in the story, since good media members abide by that coda.
Alas, I am thrilled that I’m still relevant in Kansas City. We last took the airwaves more than three years ago. The D.A. Show clearly lives on in the hearts, minds and media buffets of the good people of the Midwest.
In an effort to nudge Roger Twibell out of the morning seat (wait, he’s already gone? Boy that was quick), I’ve been planting those close to me at Kansas City events. My grandfather will soon appear at the American Royal, my 6th-grade history teacher at the lighting of the Plaza and we’ll throw my dry-cleaner a bone and sneak her into a UMKC Roos game.
It’s terrific that such a public ordeal was apparently made of the Arrowhead press box. I’ve been there many times. It’s not exactly a secret Free Masons gathering. It’s easier to get inside the Arrowhead press box than Oprah’s book club. I once had a segment called "Good Times with Lawrence Tynes" where we sang the theme song to a 1970’s sitcom, while kicking around Arrowhead every week. This was not exactly defacing the Sistine Chapel.
(Sigh) I remember the good ol’ days when guys like Adam Teicher and Ivan Carter reported on… ya know… the Chiefs games. But one wonders why KCConfidential.com is so popular and thriving while the Star is dying a slow, uncomfortable death and buying Whitlock out? It’s because old media is apparently trying to be new media. TwitBook that! FaceSpace this! Forget the Chiefs are 8-4 and playoff-bound for the first time in six years… there’s someone in the press box I don’t recognize with a visiting media credential!
(BTW Follow me on Twitter minions: @theDAshow. It’s like this email, but in 140 character bites)
So, here’s a nugget: I’m planting a family member at an upcoming Wizards game. Whoever identifies them first will win a spot in the Caller Hall of Fame and a 300-Level t-shirt. Wait. They’re called Sporting FC now? What the f*&%? Eh, forget it.
Keep up the great work at KC Confidential. The Star is now leaking stories TO YOU! Happy Holi-DAs everyone!
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