Monthly Archives: September 2017

High School Football Preview: How do last year’s top 5A and 6A teams look for the 2017 season?

Friday night lights are back on as we get ready for the high school football season. There are a lot of great teams around the Kansas City Metro area and we’re here to preview some of the top teams in Kansas and Missouri.

Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones puts on a show on and off the field

Chris Jones is an entertainer. When he’s not cracking heads on the gridiron, he’s cracking jokes on the sidelines.

Jones, a 6-6, 308-pound defensive lineman, always seems have a smile on his face.

“As long as I’m waking up, I’m happy,” he said. “You can find some reason to be happy. It’s about loving life, loving what you do and embracing all of it.”

Rookie running back Kareem Hunt is ready to step into key role for Chiefs

Kareem Hunt is in the perfect place as a Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back. Not only does he share a last name with the owner of the team, his skill set fits exactly what the Chiefs need.

He’s a versatile, pass-catching running back with the ability to run through or around defenders. And with all-time leading rusher Jamaal Charles gone to the rival Denver Broncos, Hunt is ready to step right in and contribute right away.

“He is a smart kid,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said.

Can the Royals regroup in September to make it back to the postseason?

Former Kansas City Royals manager Buddy Bell had a baseball saying, “don’t ever say things can’t get worse because they can.”

One wouldn’t think things could get worse for the Royals than they did in August.

The month included:

l. A 45-inning scoreless streak, three shy of the major league record shared by the 1906 Philadelphia Athletics and the 1968 Chicago Cubs.

2. Left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy, the Royals’ opening day starter, arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Overland Park.

Fantasy football and the Chiefs; which players should you draft?

Not only are we coming up on the start of the NFL regular season, but many of us are approaching our fantasy football drafts. We all want to draft the top team in our league, but you can’t help the desire to pick some of your hometown players. Well we are here break down some players’ fantasy value and when to draft them so you can have a great fantasy football team lead by some of your favorite Chiefs. Note: This will be based on a normal, 10-12 team league fantasy football draft.

Season Predictions: Slight chance the Chiefs will make it to AFC Championship Game

Well, football season is rapidly coming upon us. It’s funny how it seems to creep up on us when the Kansas City Royals are competing towards the goal of making the post-season. With that being said, we all know what time it is – BLT time. Yes, my annual football branches, limbs and twigs predictions for the KC Chiefs.

I didn’t do too bad last year, but 2017 may be a bit more difficult to break down the season for our Chiefs – but here it goes:

BRANCHES: Solid predictions that I feel have a better than 75 percent chance.

1. No Chiefs running back will amass more than 1,000 yards in 2017. Spencer Ware accumulated 921 yards last year, but he will out for the season after a knee injury in the third exhibition game. Rookie Kareem Hunt will start in Ware’s absence. Charcandrick West will get his share of carries. Coach Andy Reid may go with the hot hand during the season or parcel out the carries to several backs, but the loss of Ware hurts. Look for KC to run for more than 1,500 yards this year without a 1,000-yard rusher unless Hunt emerges as a real threat.