First, the Kansas City Chiefs: They are bad. Really bad. No offensive line. No defensive line. And the coach gave up yesterday. All those runs in the second half. I remember one series: Larry Johnson, Larry Johnson, Larry Johnson, punt. Not good. Could be a long year. Right now in the NFL, there are 6 teams 0-3 (pending the Panthers-Cowboys tonight). Will any of them go 0-16? I'm not a gambler, but I wonder what odds are coming up in Vegas on the Chiefs going 0-16.
Next, Zach Greinke and the Cy Young Award. The Cy Young is like the MVP--do you give it to a player on a losing team? A pitcher whose win totals are less than other pitchers? There are several strong candidates for the award in the AL: Justin Verlander, Felix Hernandez, and CC Sabathia--and all can make a case. Whoever wins will deserve it, they have all had good years. There are a few opinions that Greinke is being pushed due to his being a white guy. No, he has had a great year. Let him stand on his merits. Whoever wins will deserve it--there is not a dud in the bunch.
We had a very nice Friday night in high school football down here in South KC: Ruskin, Hickman Mills and Center all took care of business against their foes in home games this past week. Center and Warrensburg got together for a game with a thrilling ending--Center getting the winning score with about 2:00 left, then stuffing Warrensburg and getting the ball back on downs. Only Grandview lost, taking it on the chin from highly rated Fort Osage. Really, if you like football, go see a high school game. But keep your eyes on the field; there's no big instant replay board.
And we have to acknowledge the winning ways of Mizzou and KU--both teams won well in trap games before the start of Big 12 conference play. A mixed bag of news with our smaller college teams--MidAmerica Nazarene University lost its first game, while Avila and Evangel won.
That's it from the sports desk, back to you...