Glazer: Scribe Welcomes Louie Anderson, Braces for Pre Playoffs NFL Run

bildeMore than two decades back a young comic came to Stanford’s in Westport to open for local funny guys like Dave Naster and Elliott Threatt….

That young comic who worked Stanford’s for over a year was Louie Anderson.

These days Louie is a staple in Las Vegas with his own showroom, but he still finds time once in a while to travel and do a corporate gig or a theater show like at the Midland.  Needless to say, we’re excited that Anderson will return to Stanford’s tomorrow night, Friday and Saturday.  Because stand up is still Louie’s main claim to fame as he does it nightly in Vegas and he’s one of the most successful comics to come out from Stanford & Sons of that era along with Eddie Griffin and Sinbad.

Meanwhile back at the gridiron it’s time for another…

Football Weekend

imagesWell, the Missouri Tigers fell short last weekend against Auburn. Apparently their 14th ranked defense did not understand how to stop Auburn’s zone run game.  You do have to give the Missouri offense credit under the leadership of James Franklin for scoring plus 40 points in the SEC Championship loss.  On a sadder note, as I said the other day had MU defeated Auburn, they would have faced Florida State for the National Championship.  Oh, what might have been.

MU is currently ranked eighth in the BCS and if they defeat OSU in the Cotton Bowl it will go down as one of their five best finishes in school history.  Not too bad for a team most prognosticators – including me – said would win only six or seven games or at best eight. I was wrong.  The Tigers had a very good year, congratulations.

fbcamp2-1The Kansas City Chiefs may have bottomed out from their 3 game losing streak. 

A team that early on in the season was known for a strong defense and poor offense has reversed itself; now the Chiefs boasta top seven offense and questionable defense.  Now there are just three games left, Oakland, Indy and the Chargers – all winnable and all loseable.  That said, it really doesn’t matter much except for their confidence level because they are now locked into the number five spot in the playoffs.  The Chiefs will clinch that spot Sunday when they defeat The Raiders at Oakland.

After that they need to rest some of their better players like Jamaal Charles, Hali and perhaps even Alex Smith, in preparation for road games with Indy and their first Wild Card game.

If the Chiefs offense stays close to what we’ve seen the last three weeks and their defense is just average they will defeat the Colts for their first playoff victory since 1993. 

seerAnd with that win they will travel to either Denver or New England for round two.

That will be a tall order for the Chiefs, but stranger things have happened.  I’d say the Chiefs have had a nice run this season considering where they came from.

There really are no college games left to bet on with any confidence until we reach the Bowl games in a couple weeks, so this week is just pro picks.  I think I’ve done a good job picking 50 winners versus 31 losers against the spread as the season wears down.

 

                                               Pros

Kansas City (-3) over Oakland.

Denver (-4 and over 49 points) This is a tease, so you must win both over San Diego.

Atlanta (- ½) over Washington on a tease with San Francisco (+1) over Tampa Bay.

Seattle (-6) over New York Giants.

Have a great weekend and follow me on Twitter @KCKingofSting.

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34 Responses to Glazer: Scribe Welcomes Louie Anderson, Braces for Pre Playoffs NFL Run

  1. Glazergraphs says:

    Think I’ll go over to TKC and read the unedited and therefore totally unintelligible version.

    • CG says:

      You do that A-hole. Riddle me this…I am the ONLY writer of voice on both sites. We usually get more comments than most, as you know…my picks are the best in the media, at least in this town, save C.Dot on 610, he is outstanding with college football, as good or better than I am…not so with pro…the article is the same on both, Hearne adds changes a bit here and there, which is fine…thanks for your fanship.

      • CG says:

        Oh NO! A Glazer byline. Is he coming back full strength? Look out haters it could get worse!

        • Glazergraphs says:

          I did and this much is clear: Hearne makes it halfway intelligible through a process known as editing.

          Tony doesn’t edit. It reads like unfiltered garbage – and is therefore hilarious.

      • Hearne says:

        That is funny. Nice of you to notice

    • Mysterious J says:

      Maybe Greg Hall will start running “the scribe” as well!

    • Hearne says:

      That is funny. Nice of you to notice

  2. the dude says:

    Huh, I thought Anderson died choking on a sandwich or something like that.

  3. Hot Carl says:

    Louie…I thought he was still washing lettuce.

  4. CG says:

    I have one for the haters. Often we write, or I do, about Stanfords, as to our club starting out some of comedies biggest names. Also that Stanfords, which, is a fact, is considered one of America’s most treasured comedy establishments over the past 35 years. You might read todays PREVIEW section and an interview with Anderson. As he states in his interview with the Star Reporter..”my first stand up headline gig EVER was at Stanford and Sons with David Naster” he goes on about it after that…interesting in that Louie did this on his own…and it is a recent example of what we’ve written about in the past that haters, sorry, some comment people attacked. Thank you.

  5. Glazergraphs says:

    Oh I want to rewrite this gibberish! Because without the aid of a good editor, Craig, most of what you write – and God only knows what comes out of that mouth of yours – is total gibberish.

    Original:

    I have one for the haters. Often we write, or I do, about Stanfords, as to our club starting out some of comedies biggest names. Also that Stanfords, which, is a fact, is considered one of America’s most treasured comedy establishments over the past 35 years. You might read todays PREVIEW section and an interview with Anderson. As he states in his interview with the Star Reporter..”my first stand up headline gig EVER was at Stanford and Sons with David Naster” he goes on about it after that…interesting in that Louie did this on his own…and it is a recent example of what we’ve written about in the past that haters, sorry, some comment people attacked. Thank you.

    Translation:

    Here’s one for the complainers. Not only is Stanford’s considered one of America’s premier comedy establishments, it has also launched the careers of some of comedy’s biggest names. In today’s Kansas City Star Preview Section, Louie Anderson said, unsolicited, “my first stand up headline gig EVER was at Stanford and Sons with David Naster.”

    Thanks.

    If English is not your first language than please forgive me. But I find that impossible to fathom: you barely have this one under control.

  6. Glazergraphs says:

    But do you see how much extraneous matter was trimmed from that simple paragraph? See how clear the edited paragraph is? See how it makes sense now? No fragments? Complete thoughts?

    “Comment people?” Do you mean commenters? It’s an actual word! Look it up! Plus your use of “comedies “versus “comedy’s?” That’s atrocious!

    But your comedy club has nothing on your constant torture of the English language. It’s free, there’s a no-drink minimum, and the hilarity NEVER ends.

  7. balbonis moleskine says:

    Gayhawks the lot of ya

  8. chuck says:

    Glazer is anything but a polished wordsmith but I don’t see that it counts for much. He desn’t pretend that his profferings are not worked over by Hearne or Tony depending on circumstance and time. His comments are extemporaneous and reveal a lack of concern for the King’s English, but certainly readable and easily understood.

    Now if you went out and hocked the farm on the Denver game last night (I thought Denver would win by a ton.), then lets get the hate on.

    Yogi, Bo Dietl, many Italians and a host of weird, colorful folks I know, successful all, use the English language as a battering ram to get their points across quite well. It takes all kinds to fill up the blogger’s rhetorical freeway. If Glazer is crashing his car against the rails on some tricky turns enjoy the ride.

    Here is a sentence I can understand, word for word, the meaning of which, is crystal clear. “If you like your health insurance, you can keep it.” Hidden in this sentence, was a pernicious pronoun reference that no one really understood, until it was too late. Considering how things worked out, the use of the pronoun “you” is questionable.

    That Denver pick is pretty bad too, but at least you knew what you were risking before the game.

  9. CG says:

    Well said Chuck. Graphs guy, Chuck got it right. I dictate my stories, so its not me writing to begin with. Hearne interviews me and writes, on Tonys blog I have a writer who I tell the tale. Simple as that, seems decent…as to my comments they are done quickly, and sometimes it shows. Sorry. I think the content is fun or interesting. Most do, you don’t. Fine.

    If this was my ‘real job’ different story. It’s not. I’m kinda busy with other things and yet am one of the main guys on both sites. Reason? People like to read what I have to say. Like me or hate me. Fine.

    Remember there is no winning on these sites. The higher your profile the more you get dumped on, way it is…enjoy.

  10. Nancy Wilson says:

    one of the main guys on both sites

    Tony has no main guy other than himself, so stop taking credit where none is to be had. Facts be known Tony has other people who pen better trash than you do. Least they really write their stuff.

    • CG says:

      I know Nancy, I never think of just what to say…or write…I need people like you for help. Maybe you and a couple of these guys should help us all out with your stories. I’m sure they are far better than mine. Pssssst…nancy…I am the main guy…sorry…but…pssst…I am…thanks to people like you. You hang on every word. Thank you so much. I’ll bet you are a real peach.

      • Nancy Wilson says:

        No I don’t hang on your every word but I do notice you checking in here all the time to see who said what, so just who is the one doing the real hanging on to everyone’s word?

  11. CG says:

    When you don’t use your real name, like Chuck does, or in this case Nancy doesn’t,then you hide behind ‘pretend names.’ That tells the person reading you are afraid to be found out. It means in the real world you wouldn’t dare to speak out, would you. Notice my name on all the posts. I respect Chuck, he does the same as well as a couple others. Just saying!!

  12. goatse manderson says:

    Worked a shift tonight behind the bar….Half empty club even for Louie, giving comps out to eferybody on 610 and still a failure. Weather plus low enthusiasm

  13. CG says:

    P.S. another good weekend in picks 3-1..only loss was the Denver upset with Chargers.

    so we are now at 53-32 for the season. With just bowl games and two more weeks of Pro before the playoffs, it gets harder and harder as these games become tough to call, but I feel we can continue to do well. Lets see.

    As for the Chiefs nice win over the Raiders. Again Alex Smith proved he is one of the AFC’s top quarterbacks maybe number 3 in the AFC behind Manning and Brady. Great pick up with Alex. Charles is the number two MVP in the league behind Manning, maybe you’d have to put him tied with Newton..we’ll see. He is a true all pro and proved this season he can do it all. He is the offense, along with Alex. Problem, the Chiefs have no other go to guy, nobody. Bowe is average at best, Avery has lost the trust of his quarterback, and we have nobody else, maybe the other running back, if he gets some more chances, Davis.

    The Chiefs D is sill poor, it did make some big plays like last week, but we have no pressure on the quarterback. Without that pressure, our mediocre D backs will continue to get burned. Tough way to go to the post season. We now count on the Chiefs high flying offense to overcome the bad D. No lead is safe. Not the way you want it this late in the year. I can’t see our defense improve much, hope it does. This team could be dangerous if the D can just be average. So far a no go. Maybe they will improve. Still a nice season for KC.

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