Glazer: ESPN Heavyweight Jeff Chadiha says ‘Don’t Worry About Whitlock

Jeff Chadiha has it all…

He’s an ESPN sports broadcaster, writes for ESPN Magazine and is on the Jim Rome Show. He’s also on ESPN‘s E60 and writes for ESPN.COM. Jeff’s a budding national sports media star.

He hails from the University of Wyoming where he played college ball and then moved to Ann Arbor to become a reporter for the newspaper there. Their sports guy at the time was a dude named Jason Whitlock and Jeff and Jason became fast friends.

"Whitlock is honest and has deep integrity," says Jeff. "I love the guy."

When Jason moved to Kansas City Jeff took his place. Whitlock became huge here while Jeff went to Sports Illustrated. He moved to New York where he met his wife who’s from Joplin. So Jeff, who could have lived anywhere he wanted when he joined ESPN in 2005, moved to Kansas City so his wife could be close to her family. Turned out Jeff had family in Joplin too.

Now let’s cut to the chase…

Is Whitlock a good guy? I asked Jeff.

"When September 11th happened I lived a mile from Ground Zero," he says. "And the first call I got was from Jason to see if I was alright. He’s a great person, talented and loyal. He stirs the pot, isn’t a company man. So yeah, he gets into the fire too often with his ways. But Jason always thinks he’s right, so he doesn’t much care. He’s his own man.

"Again, I have nothing but respect for Jason. The guy let me move into his Johnson County home for a few months when I needed a place to live here after he moved to LA."

Caught in the lousy real estate market, Whitlock’s house reportedly has yet to sell.

And the rumors that Whitlock is down and out in LA, scraping by on blogger pay?

"Jason is fine with his money," Jeff says. "He’s a smart guy. He’s doing what he loves, his column. Simple as that. Don’t worry about Whitlock."

Today Jeff Chadiha is busy all the time on TV, writing columns for ESPN, doing radio, he even does NFL football for 810 Zone with THE MORNING PATROL. He’s a big fish in the smaller pond of KC.

"I love it here," Jeff told me yesterday at Woodside where he hangs out, works out and writes in his spare time. "I want to do sports documentaries and film next – maybe a few books."

Sound familiar? He’s a Kansas City star.

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14 Responses to Glazer: ESPN Heavyweight Jeff Chadiha says ‘Don’t Worry About Whitlock

  1. Rick says:

    Though a puff piece
    thanks for putting out content on a Saturday.

    In regards to Whitlock. He’s like Glazer. Good points. Bad points. Like ALL OF US. Some love him. Some hate him. Some have loved and hated him. Life.

  2. chuck says:

    I always enjoy Jeff on 810.
    Knows his football.

  3. TigerVIP says:

    Nice picture…
    But that’s not Jeff. Great job KCC staffers.

  4. smartman says:

    Witless Lock
    Jason is just another moolie, like Steve Penn and Airick West who was and contiunes to be given numerous opportunities that far exceed his level of intelligence, knowledge, capability and emotional maturity; all because of his skin color.

    His success in KC, as well as JoPo’s, had more to do with our inclination to elevate mediocrity into the stratosphere. Reference Funk, Gloria, Sly, Cassel, Dan and Dave Glass, Pioli, Haley, Keitzman, Wright and Botello for more validation.

    Would we have elected Barack Obama president if he was half-white? HELL NO?

    Like the little moolies that have been late-nite stiff armed from the Plaza Jason shit in his nest. The ink he swallowed from digesting his own press clippings became toxic in his gout riddled body.

    A little humility and a dose of Machiavelli and he’d still be living large, perhaps even larger, in KC. He was too stupid to see the forest through Mike and Holly’s silk sheets.

    None of us are as good as we think we are. Luck has more play in our eventual outcomes than hard work but in the end we all get what we deserve.

    Knowledge is the only true power! It is the only universally accepted coin of the realm that matters. You can’t buy it or inherit it. You have to earn and acquire it. A sheepskin or white guilt is no substitute.

    Until we embrace that principle everything will remain pure unadulterated shit.

  5. Hearne Christopher says:

    That’s Whitlock, silly

  6. Hearne Christopher says:

    That’s Whitlock, silly

  7. Craig Glazer says:

    Jeff Is A Great Person
    Yes this is the right photo. Jeff is a wonderful person. I think he will go far.

  8. chuck says:

    smartman is dead on.
    Although I really enjoyed JoPo.

    🙂

  9. KU forever says:

    Jeff Is Tops
    Have watched him on ESPN and E60, super job, good role model.

  10. Timberland says:

    When Will Jeff Be On ESPN
    I’d like to watch him, do you know when he is on TV next?

  11. TigerVIP says:

    Come on guys…own the fact that u had the wrong picture of Jeff earlier.

  12. Pengala says:

    Nice fact checking
    The MORNING PATROL as the name of the 810 morning show? It’s Border Patrol. For a bunch of ex reporters there are more errors on this website. Now with all of those ex-paper staffers getting into “new media” blogs are going to go the way of the newspapers!!!

  13. Craig Glazer says:

    I Have Said Before I Don’t Do The Headlines Or Photos
    You might be right. Hearne didn’t know Jeff, so who knows if that was an old photo before or wrong. You did get our attention. As for errors yes there will be more here than a newspaper, we have only a few writers and Hearne is doing most of the look sees, so with lots of stories daily coming fast it will happen. We are sorry about it, and let us know when it does. Thank you.

  14. Cliffy says:

    Hearne is doing most of the “look sees.” Got it.

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