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JANUARY 2017 – Congrats Kansas City fans, our very own professional teams earned top spots in the ESPN Ultimate Standings of 2016. Out of the 122 teams in the four major sports leagues, the Royals ranked number 9 and the Chiefs ranked number 20.
JANUARY 2017 – With another year in the books, we wanted to take a look back at the best sports moments of 2016… and see what made last year so great. Some of our teams didn’t quite live up to expectations or make the postseason run we wanted, but they filled the past year with some great moments. As we start into the new year, let’s take a look back at the 5 best of 2016.
DECEMBER 2016 – Happy Festivus KC! Among all the celebrations each holiday season, this might be one of my favorites to recognize and celebrate. For those of you who don’t know what Festivus is, I’ve included a link here from the episode of “Seinfeld” that created this holiday.
One of this holiday’s traditions is the airing of grievances, in which you tell people all the ways they have disappointed you this year. While this year has had some great moments for Kansas City teams, there have been some disappointments.
To honor this tradition, here are the top five grievances about our local sports teams and players I would like to air on this day of Festivus (Just a note, I have nothing against these players/teams, they have just been disappointing this year). In the words of Frank Costanza, “I’ve got a lot of problems with you people! Now you’re going to hear about it!”
APRIL 2016 – Nostradamus I may not be. I’ll admit that. When it comes to predicting what may happen after 162 games of the Major League Baseball season, nobody is perfect. Looking back at the past few years I’ve missed the KC Royals victory total by either one or more than eight.
When forecasting who will have an up year or a down year, it’s about sixty percent.
JANUARY 2016 – Many people injure themselves shoveling snow. Injuries occur from slips, falls and even repetitive lifting.
Pain in the arms, shoulders and back are quite common due to improper form.
MAY 2015 – If you have the ability to ride around on a 3/16-inch sharpened blade of steel on a sheet of ice, or if you like watching others who do, the Kansas City Ice Center has something for you in May.
The four-on-four hockey leagues that started at the beginning of April will run through the end of May. One of the tiers of an adult league in cooperation with the Independence Events Center will take up the first weekend of the month.
But the big event is the KC Ice Center Spring Figure Skating Show. In its third year, the program will have close to 100 skaters take part in an Oscar-themed event the middle weekend of May.
MAY 2015 – It is fitting one of the area’s most venerable courses is named for two of Johnson County’s most fervent recreation supporters.
Wendell Lady and Ben Sykes were Overland Park’s first two chairmen of the Parks and Recreation Committee and relentlessly worked to develop a strong parks system for the city.
Their combined efforts nearly a half century ago led to the acquisition of land for the Overland Park golf course which bears their name. A few years later, their hard work again rewarded the community with the purchase of land which contains the St. Andrews golf course, plus the popular Overland Park Soccer Complex and other facilities.
APRIL 2015 – The United States Army has nearly 200 different jobs, many in career paths you might not ordinarily associate with military service. Sgt. Max Nowry of Illinois is in human resources. Spc. Eric Nye of California drives a bulldozer as a Horizontal Construction Engineer. Two servicemen assigned to two typical jobs.
However, these two men are more often busy training to represent the Army on a wrestling mat. Nowry and Nye are members of the World Class Athletes Program
FEBRUARY 2015 – Last month I had the privilege to attend a Clippers game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles when I realized I had not been to an NBA game since I was graduated from high school in 1985.
During the game, I conversed with friends about some of the great Kings players that played in Kansas City between 1972 and 1985. These giants raced up and down Municipal Auditorium and Kemper Arena during my childhood, but are slowly becoming forgotten heroes in the Midwest.