Leftridge: Chiefs Win; All Hail King Houston

reidbathChiefs fans, rejoice.

Only three games into the 2013 season, and they’ve already exceeded last year’s win total. And while that’s not saying a whole hell of a lot—two victories is an embarrassingly low mountain to overcome—let us not dwell on the futility of yesteryear.

For a fan base (and a city, really) that has seen more lows than highs over the past decade, a 3-0 start is a powerful aphrodisiac.

Since 1990, 75% of teams starting 3-0 have made the playoffs. As a professional gambler might say, “those are good odds.”

That said, the Chiefs are still a few miles away from postseason dreams.

First overall draft pick Eric Fisher looked wildly overmatched for most of the night.

donnieWith the exception of Donnie Avery, the receivers were flat, ineffective, and ridiculously containable.

Alex Smith is eventually going to get killed. (Mostly due to the facts outlined in the previous sentence.)

So, the offense really has some catching up to do.

And that’s fine. As my grandfather used to say, “horseshit don’t turn into diamonds overnight, Ed.” (We never found out who “Ed” was, exactly. RIP, Grand-Pepper.)

But this defense—oh, my GOD, this GLORIOUS defense. We knew it was there, but it’s finally morphing into something special. It’s shaking off the slime of a difficult birth and becoming a gigantic, disgusting monster of impenetrable conviction. Provided that all pieces can remain healthy and intact for the duration, this is absolutely a championship caliber defense.

Eric Berry is routinely proving his worth (instead of the occasional flashes he used to show). Dontari Poe is quickly becoming the Disruption Godzilla they claimed he was after taking him with their first pick in last year’s draft. Sean Smith is shaping up to be a great free agent signing. Tamba Hali remains Tamba Hali.

And Houston. Justin FREAKING Houston.

In what was probably one of the most dominant defensive performances KC has seen in a decade, all Houston did is sack Michael Vick 3.5 times, force one fumble and recover two, make seven tackles, and knock down three passes.

That’s it.

No biggie.

There’s no doubt that he’ll be AFC Defensive Player of the Week, and probably the month. He’ll be a Pro Bowler this year (his second selection), and is on pace to obliterate the team’s single season sack record, currently held by the late Derrick Thomas.

Not bad for a guy who fell to the third round because of some weed.

(Dare I say, “thank you, Scott Pioli”? Jesus, I feel so DIRTY right now.)

And though this defense isn’t without fault—they still allowed over 400 yards of offense and missed oodles of tackles—they weebled and wobbled, but ultimately remained in an upright position.

If these guys are legit (and I think they are), this is going to be one tremendously exciting season.

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13 Responses to Leftridge: Chiefs Win; All Hail King Houston

  1. Glazer Confidential says:

    I dunno, if you’re not going to give point spreads and teasers with the Bowling Green-Ferris State game it hardly seems worth it.

    • the dude says:

      Yeah, man, please give worthless teasers on throwaway games, because “everybody” is doing it these days. And when I mean “everybody” I mean teh glazed one and that smelly hobo down on 12th street and main.

    • Mysterious J says:

      Thanks for saving me the trouble of making a similar post! 🙂

  2. Glazer Confidential says:

    Well, I Googled teaser bets because I didn’t really understand them and the most informative page was right here:


    So there’s that.

  3. T&J says:

    Mr. Glazer knows a lot about football but I like the way Chuck and MD do the normal predictions.

    We liked the article too. The Chiefs will be really good this year and that is a nice change.

  4. admin says:

    I too Googled “teaser bets” and came up with some better information than GC above.

    Here’s what I found:

    A teaser (or a “two-team teaser”) is a type of gambling bet that allows the bettor to combine his bets on two different games. The bettor can adjust the point spreads for the two games, but realizes a lower return on the bets in the event of a win.
    A teaser is a type of wager used in sports betting, most commonly in basketball and football. This wager is a multi-team wager, allowing the bettor to choose a minimum of two teams up to, in some cases, 15 teams. The bettor will get points on his favor to add or subtract to the teams chosen to improve the point spread chosen.

    • harley says:

      hearne…just got back from vegas…and was with some serious
      football players.
      they love those teasers…but its a science in moving the lines
      to 3 and 7…maybe glaze can explain how that works and
      which games and odds are best for the teasers.
      and despite what the amatuers on kcc say about glaze
      and teasers…the word I got is that a lot of serious football
      gamblers have done very well with the teasers.
      Its not as easy as most people think cause there are systems
      in how to pick teaser games.
      beinterested to see if glaze has a way of selecting games/etc.
      We blew out of the crap table at mgm…one lady about 95 years
      old…barely could see over the table….held the dice for about
      45 mintues…I’ve never seen anything like that!!!!!!!

      • admin says:

        Actually, he has explained but…

        You’re right, he takes it for granted that people know what he’s doing and should explain each time exactly how he is altering the betting line for each game.

        We did that before, but now that he’s on TKC, he’s been letting it slide. I’ll make sure we at least add it.

        You may notice that Craig’s spelling errors go mostly uncorrected on TKC. Two weeks ago he had three biggies, ranging from Jamaal (Jamal) Charles to Dez Bryant (Des Brian).

  5. chuck says:

    I got 20 on Miami and 3 points.

    I got 20 on Indy and 9.5 points.

    My college games are golden (So are everybody elses)

    Here are the remaining win to win (you gotta pick 10 winners, 5 college and 5 pro, but the monday nightgame is mandatory, then pick the points.).

    New Orleans
    San Fran

    To win, ya gotta pick the points on the Monday night game.


    Hey Glaze, whaddya think?

    So, I got 20 on Indy to cover and 20 on Miami to cover and the pro bets above with the over under on Denver Oakland at 56.

    If I lose, I am out 60.00

    If I win (there are 10 bets) I win 200 plus the 40.00.

    Big time fun and big time humiliation (The girls won last week and tortured us all.).


    This is why the NFL is so much fun.

    Betting that cash and having some laughs.


  6. chuck says:

    MD, hey buddy, I think, Miami wins.

    Go ahead, have a laugh!


  7. chuck says:

    By the way, a little clarification here, the girls (There are only 2 out of 12 to 15 betting on Golf and Football) have won 2 out of the last three. Oh my god, the torture, the pain, it is so, so hilarious.

    It is actually worth the loss to hear them crow. They showed up wearing a Tiara, I swear to god.

    Girls make the world a better place.


  8. chuck says:



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