Now I really want to tell you it’s my belief that Sam “The Man” Mellinger is the real deal.
When Nick Wright was on the scene at 610 Sports, it was my pleasure to be on his show several times and as listeners know Sam was a weekly regular on the show.We never met to my knowledge, unless it was a brief hello in the hallway.
But Mellinger’s last several pieces on the Kansas City Chiefs have been excellent. Today he capped it off by doing a story about a lifelong Chiefs fan, a 66 year-old man, who wrote a somewhat mean spirited letter to Chiefs owner Clark Hunt asking for a meeting.
The man was surprised when he got the 2 hour session with the Chiefs owner. Having said how interesting all that was, Sam then used the rare occasion of Hunt’s fan interest, to remind his readers of just how far the franchise has fallen in the eyes of Chiefs Fans.
Today’s Chiefs fans have ponied up money to fly a banner over Arrowhead asking for the firing of Scott Pioli, they want black bands worn at Arrowhead in a few weeks mourning the death of their once beloved Chiefs.
The fans see no fixing this in the near future and neither do I.
I once asked Sam to grow a pair and he’s done just that and much more.
So a salute to Sam Mellinger is now warranted.
Mellinger is a much-needed breath of sweet smelling air for the Kansas City Star.