Category Archives: EXTRAS

Countdown: The Kansas City Chiefs top 5th-round NFL Draft Picks

Chiefs 5th Round Draft Picks

Usually a team’s later draft picks give them a less chance at finding quality players for your team. The Chiefs, however, have been able to find some good talent in the fifth round that have had good careers, whether it was in Kansas City or elsewhere. Oddly enough, the Chiefs have found some pretty good success over the years in the odd-numbered rounds of the draft. With all that said, let’s get into our countdown of the Chiefs’ best fifth round picks.

KU, K-State and Mizzou all make the Associated Press All-Time Top 100 poll

Top 100

MARCH 2017 – The Associated Press just released their All-Time Top 100 poll and, good news for everyone, the Jayhawks, Tigers and Wildcats all cracked into the top half of the list!

Ever since January of 1949, the AP releases their poll of the top teams of the country each week, having different sized polls over the years, from 20 to 10 to the current 25. Being on the poll is a sought-after spot to show the rest of the country you are one of the best in the country and where you are on the poll can even affect the seed you receive for the NCAA Tournament.

Royals and Chiefs earn Top-20 Spots in ESPN Ultimate Standings of 2016

ESPN Ultimate Standings

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.

Best Sports Moments: Kansas City Sports’ Top 5 of 2016

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.

Happy Festivus KC – Our Top Grievances for Sports in 2016

DECEMBER 2016Happy 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!”

No surprises…expect another big season for the KC Royals

KC Royals

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.

Shoveling snow without saying “Oh No”

Shoveling snow

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. 

KC Ice Center spring figure skating show set for May

KCIC-ice-show

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.

Accessibility and tradition come to the fore at Overland Park Golf

Golf-OPparks

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.

U.S. Army World Class Athletes visit metro high schools

Army-Nye-Nowry-WCAP

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