Thursday, September 29, 2005

The Good News Comes from... the Royals????

So this week, the good news comes not from the Chiefs camp, but the other half of the Truman Sports Complex. That's right, after our Chiefs got summarily embarassed in every way possible on national television this week, our Boys in Blue have saved us.

"But we just lost our 104th game last night?" you ask? True. But today, we signed Alex Gordon, our first round draft pick, and second pick overall. After long, protracted discussions that seemed to be going nowhere, we finally got him to autograph the papers.

I was seriously in doubt as to whether he'd sign with us. He could have held out and re-entered the draft next year. We had refused to budge from 3.8 million, and I thought we had wasted a pick. But lo and behold, somehow we moved just a little bit up, and he came a long ways down.

His signing gets me excited. I'm curious to see what he can do. Everyone said he was the most major-league ready of all the first rounders available, and some people are saying he'll shoot through the minors in only one year. If he lives up to the hype, that'd be awesome. Granted, one piece to the puzzle won't save our ship full-o-holes, but it's a little sliver of shiny light in a bleak, dark and storm-ridden season (let's face it - decade and a half) of Royals baseball.

Here's to Billy Butler and Alex Gordon in 2007!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Chiefs!!!

Well, I gotta say, I like what I've seen so far. Not from the offense - dammit Green, would you throw a touchdown please?? I have you on my fantasy team!!! But from the defense. Who would've thought we'd be 2-0 and not scored over 30 in either game? That'd be unheard of last year.

Our linebackers look fast, and Sammy Knight is everywhere in the backfield. The biggest difference I notice from last year is that even when the other teams makes a completion, there's a Chiefs player there to stop him. And even if he misses him, there's one or two more right there to finish the job. Last year, there were so many times where they got the ball and went a good five yards before there was even a Chiefs jersey on the screen. And that was usually the only tackler until the endzone.

I will be happy when Warfield gets back though. McCleon just looks outgunned. He got so lucky against Randy Moss last week - I'm not really sure where the ref saw a push-off. But I'll take it. I'm more impressed with Benny Sapp though. He seems like he's playing decent coverage, and I've definitely seen him in the quarterback's face a number of times already.

Anyways, it was good to see the Raiders lose to the Chiefs again. It makes me feel that all is right in the world again. And Kerry Collins - I have never seen a man make such bad throws when there's the tiniest bit of pressure on him. Seriously, all we had to do was blow on him and he'd throw the ball three feet off the mark. Gotta love it.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Chiefs vs. the Rrraiders.

Too bad I'm not back in the bay to watch this one. I have a bad feeling about it, but I'm sure it will be a good game to watch. There should be lots of scoring and the game will, as always, come down to the last possession. I'm thinking Oakland may win this one 38-34 or something. Blech.

Going in, the biggest concern for us are the injuries. Number one with a bullet is the lack of Willie Roaf. He seems to anchor our whole offensive line. Hopefully, we'll be able to manage against Oakland.

Surtain should play, but I doubt he can cover Randy anyway.

Our biggest hope is that we get a couple turnovers and/or a big play on special teams. That and a steady but unspectacular offense could net us a 27-24 victory.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Wow.

Well, everyone was picking the jets to win, and we beat them pretty handily. Sadly, the game wasn't broadcast over here, so I couldn't see it. Had to rely upon the internet.

Having both LJ and Priest, I am at a loss regarding what to do. LJ outgained Priest on just 9 carries! Do I play both of them?!

And major props to the D. Just looking at the stats, lots of forced fumbles and almost pitching a shutout. Pretty sweet.

One hour till game time!

Time to see if our offense still has one more year left in them and if our defense can finally get their asses in gear and pick up the slack. One hour till kickoff.

Let's go Chiefs!!!

Friday, September 02, 2005

Trent the Stent Green

Ok, does this scare anyone? Collins is hurt, Huard sucks, and Green has a stent put in?
Jason Whitlock is back suggesting we bring Jeff George in. Quinn is our savior? Ugh.

It makes me so upset, I just want to go loot something.