OTC: Matt Now King Of KC’s Cassel

 

“Matt Cassel has endeared himself to Kansas City sports lore. For me today, I think he has a place in Kansas City sports history. I don’t anticipate (Cassel) being here five years from now. I don’t anticipate him winning even one Super Bowl with (the Chiefs). But he’s got a place in Kansas City sports history.”
Bill Maas, after Cassel led the Chiefs to a road win over the Rams after overcoming an appendectomy only 11 days before, 610 AM
GH: I didn’t think there was any way Cassel could perform at a level of efficiency that would allow for a Chiefs’ win. I was as wrong as Gloria Funkhouser (pick your topic where Gloria is concerned). Cassel might just have made Kansas City his town with his dominant and gutty play in St. Louis.
 
“I think he means more to the success of the Chiefs than any quarterback since Joe Montana.”
Jason Lamb, sports anchor, Fox 4
GH: Okay, that’s not a Santa-like list in length but you get the idea.
 
“What he did today is he identified himself and what he is as a quarterback. He may not throw a fast bullet. He may not throw a tight spiral. He might not know where the ball is going coming out of his hand sometimes – and most time he doesn’t. But what he is, he’s a guy you can rely on. He’s a guy who’s not a puss. He’s a guy who will suck it up and give it everything you’ve got.”
Bill Maas, 610 AM
GH: Sounds like a guy any city would love to have as the quarterback of their NFL team. Hard to exaggerate how far Cassel has come in the eyes of Chiefs fans. As late as Sunday morning, The Star ran a feature story asking fans if they loved or hated Cassel.
 
“I’m not saying Cassel is a great player but the players around him played better because of his presence.”
Michael Coleman, sports anchor, TV 5
GH: Coleman, who might be the worst hire in Kansas City sports television since Karen Kornacki, rarely makes sense or says anything of value – but I have to agree with him here. Cassel makes this team remarkably better with his presence in the huddle.
 
“The Governor, Jay Nixon, said the cup is up for grabs.”
Ian Eagle, CBS
GH: You don’t need to tell Shaun Smith twice.
 
“They showed a lot of true grit. These guys want the playoffs.”
Richard Baldinger, Metro Sports
GH: Hard to believe this was the same team that laid down in San Diego last week. Does Cassel mean that much to the Chiefs? (BTW, True Grit opens in theaters on Wednesday – I cannot wait!)
 
“We’re not that good. We’re not. But we’re a tough team. … I can guarantee that this time next year we are not going to be in the same position we are. We’re not that good. We played the NFC West. If we had to compete in any other conference we’d be 2-fer. So go all in! Roll the dice! Go out there (to Arrowhead) and buy tickets for the next two weeks!”
Bill Maas, 610 AM
GH: Maas knows the Chiefs are a work in progress and their success is due to a soft schedule. But mediocre teams can get lucky in the playoffs. Chiefs’ fans have seen that from the view of the home favorite under Marty and Vermeil.
 
“If I never have to watch the NFC West again, I’m good.”
Brad Porter, Metro Sports
GH: The Chiefs schedule will most likely be far more difficult next season but at least we’ll see some competition that’s breathing. The Rams have a good chance of being division champs. Wow.
 
“Which is worse: the NFC west? Or getting kicked in the balls?”
Sam Mellinger, Twitter
GH: Was this a rhetorical question or was it directed at Shaun Smith?
 
“The way the crowd is split between St. Louis and Kansas City fans, it actually has the feel of a bowl game.”
Dan Fouts, CBS
GH: Except that there were about 30,000 more fans in St. Louis than for most of these worthless bowls. Tickets for K-State’s, Oklahoma’s and Nebraska’s bowls are falling woefully short of the sponsors’ goals – which confirms Big 12 fans are far brighter than people in loud sports coats believe.
 
“Thomas Jones back swims into the sweet nectar of the end zone!”
Mitch Holthus, Chiefs Radio Network
GH: Holthus was feeling it in St. Louis. Read on for more Mitchisms.
 
“Kendrick Lewis hauls it in for the third out of the inning as we’re not too far from the new Busch Stadium.”
Mitch Holthus, on the fourth-quarter interception by the Chiefs’ defensive back, Chiefs Radio Network
GH: Mitch tosses out nonsensical statements like he was Michael Scott on the office…except he makes less sense and is even funnier. Read on.
 
“In the immortal words of that great poet of our time, Eminem; you can’t get to that place until you’ve been to this place.”
Mitch Holthus, as he reminded Chiefs’ fans that next Sunday’s game would again be the biggest game in the past seven years, Chiefs Radio Network
 
“They’ll be heavy favorites in both games at home.”
Danny Clinkscale, 810 AM
GH: Heavy? I don’t think Vegas is quite as impressed with the Chiefs as Mitch.
 
“(Wallace) Gilberry got a couple of garbage sacks. You can call them what you want.”
Jack Harry, after the Chiefs defender recorded three sacks of Sam Bradford, 810 AM
GH: What is a “garbage sack?” Harry has to understand football better than this, doesn’t he? Obviously not.
 
“Seriously…. Can any of the (Chiefs) receivers on this team catch the damn ball?”
Soren Petro, Twitter
GH: Haley came to KC as a receivers coach. It is where he made his NFL bones. Why then is his team so frustratingly poor at catching a forward pass?
 
“The only red flag I see for this team is the (kick) return team.”
Frank Boal, TV 41
GH: Huh? Boal must have selective memory if he can so quickly dismiss the Chiefs’ many lapses on the road this season to boil their only issue down to the kick returners.
 
“I’m happy. I’m happy for the city of Kansas.”
Maeshon Witherspoon, mother of Josh Selby, while being interviewed during her son’s debut at Allen Fieldhouse, ESPN
GH: City, state, township…whatever. If Selby can work his magic like he did in his debut against USC, Maeshon can confuse Kansas with Arkansas as far as Jayhawk fans are concerned.
 
Greghall24@yahoo.com and Twitter / greghall24
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9 Responses to OTC: Matt Now King Of KC’s Cassel

  1. mark x says:

    I’d rather not …
    …”Read on for more Mitchisms.”

    Just because he says crap, doesn’t mean you have to reprint it. What a moron and an embarrassment. I’m forced to listen to TV announcers ….

    Mark X

  2. Kerouac says:

    ANOTHER HO-HO-RRENDOUS GAME BY THE MIRAGE
    Yet another tomato can takes them all the way to the wire: now 0-1 vs winning teams, 2-3 vs .500 teams, 3-1 vs sub .500 teams and – what a shock – 4-0 vs winless teams. Summary; 2-4 vs good to mediocre teams, 7-1 vs tomato cans. Next week; another tc comes to town. TENN should lose – they will not. TENN 23 – 13 over kcindy sounds about right. _____________________________________
    And now, mine commentary on the commentators comments. ~ ~ “I don%u2019t anticipate (Cassel) being here five years from now. I don%u2019t anticipate him winning even one Super Bowl with (the Chiefs).” – Bill Maas ~ ~ agreed #63… in fact, I don’t think he’ll even be here two years from now; he has as much chance of going to a future Superbowl or playoff game as marty schottenheimer. ______________
    “We%u2019re not that good. We%u2019re not.” ~ ~ to quote the Fonz, “exactamundo.” ____________________________ “I can guarantee that this time next year we are not going to be in the same position we are. We%u2019re not that good.” ~ ~ we’re so BAD Michael Jackson was able to foresee said and named one of his albums after us. ____________________________ I’m just not certain: will it be better to have TENN romp over us on Sunday or for us to get all excited only to see the RAIDERS knock us out the last game of the year? Decisions decisions… GO CHARGERS! GO RAIDERS!

  3. kcredsox says:

    UCLA?
    I thought I saw USC playing KansASS this weekend. Great game by the Freshman!

  4. Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

    Cassel? Chiefs? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
    Let me know when they beat someone good. (Ravens, Steelers, Patriots, Jets, Indy…). Until then, they are a half assed team playing in a half assed division with a half assed schedule.

  5. harley says:

    stupid comments by hall again
    YOU’D THINK CASSELL WON THE SUPER BOWL…NO WAY. THIS TEAM HAS GOTTEN SOME BREAKS
    AND SOME GREAT PLAY BUT THIS IS NO WAY A TEAM LIKE PITT/NE/JETS/SD/ BECAUSE WITGHOUT
    A PASSING GAME YOU GO NOWHERE….AND OVER 60% OF THE NFL COULD BEAT THE CHIEFS RIGHT
    NOW.
    bUT…lets no pontificate now…we’ve seen idiots like hall and glazer switch opinions more often than
    glazer changes diapers on his diaper dandies (the 20 year olds he dates and messes with~).
    So lets enjoy the next couple of weeks of high anxiety and tense year end games as the chiefs try to become
    the comeback kids in the nfl…….and theres no doubt if they win out that haley is coach of the year….
    11-5 wins him coach of the year.
    So despite the two worst sports writers ever (and i use the term “writer” loosely) …namely hall and glazer who
    have been more wrong than anyone to make predictions…..i see some ridiculous writings such as proclaiming
    cassell in the same breath as montana (who took us to a championship game)…but when you consider the
    source for this assenine statements you undersand why they make them.
    Hopefully both these guys don’t make bets on the games. If they did they would be declaring bankruptcy like
    blockbuster/ a and p.
    Go chiefs….I’ve been right the entire season…so maybe now hearne will let me write some sports stories..
    i surely cant do worst than the three stooges (hall/mellinger/glazer)….for god sakes…can someone please
    take their laptops away so w e won’t have to read their wrong predictions any more…
    GO CHIEFS…
    CHIEFS GOTTA PLAY AT HOME ONE OF TWO REALLY GOOD TEAMS THE WEEKEND OF JAN8/9…
    SHOULD BE FUN….
    SO GLAZER AND HALL….SPEND A FEW BUCKS…AND COME OUT TO ARROWHEAD. YOU CHEAP TIGHTWADS NEED
    TO COME OUT AND SEE WHAT REAL CHEIFS FANS ARE ALL ABOUT…

    but please…please…pretty please….pretty please….GLAZER….KEEP YOU FULL LENGTH LEATHER COAT IN THE
    CLOSET………………. OR RETURN IT TO TJ MAXX

  6. HARLEY says:

    JACK HARRYS DEFINITION OF GARBAGE SACK
    1. his sports show on 38 the spot. should have had holly starr do live cut ins topless…
    would have improved his ratings from 0 to .05.
    2. what he wears over his head when his prediction on every game/event
    goes bad. Worn often
    3. how he describes doing katy horner
    4. how his wife refers to his testicles.
    5. how his wife describes his wardrobe
    6. how jack describes his predecessor who had a heart attack and died.. And who if he hadnt
    died …jack would be selling shoes at payless now.

    you may not think these are funny…but these lines make kelly urine look really bad when it comes
    to one liners.

  7. DonkeyPunch says:

    User Comments
    I miss the old format of OTC. These new user comments suck

  8. Erbski says:

    Did someone say attendance?
    Greg, I can understand why KSU may not be selling as many bowl tix to the Pinstripe Bowl…..playing in New York ain’t cheap. Playing in New York around New Years’ is even less cheap. Who on earth would want to fork over a small fortune to go to New York to watch a football game in the cold, in a stadium that has zero mystique, other than being a right-field wind tunnel? Although I am surprised that you say the Huskers ticket count for San Diego isn’t going well. Part of the allure of bowl games (well, the ‘good’ ones, anyway) is the warm weather cities and the ability to escape the dregs of late December weather.
    By the way, speaking of attendance, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska may be nuts for their football, but Texas is clinically insane. More than 43,300 in JerryWorld for their large-class state title games on Saturday….and it wasn’t a record.

  9. Arte says:

    Worst Hire In KC TV History?
    Michael Coleman the worst hire in KC TV history since Karen Kornacki? That’s a pretty high bar. Or is it a low bar?
    Also Mitch Holtus never lets a good game get in the way of one of his catch phrases.
    And yes, Selby made his debut against the city of USC–not ULCA.

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