The high-flying battle between two of the NFL's top teams never materialized, but that was OK with the Chiefs. They defeated the Dallas Cowboys 19-9 on Sunday to extend their winning streak to four games ... and now they're doing it with defense. Chris Jones had 3 1/2 sacks. The Chiefs got three takeaways and kept the Cowboys out of the end zone. It was a pretty stellar effort against Dak Prescott and the Dallas offense. After the game, KC Star columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger discussed the finer points with beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell Their conclusion: These Chiefs are improving by the week. Story links: How the Chiefs stole the show in Sunday's clash at Arrowhead against the Cowboys The grades are in. Here's our Sunday report card for the Chiefs against the Cowboys FIve things that stood about the Chiefs victory over the Cowboys Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week on Just Pod Baby, Evan recaps the loss to the Giants in week 9 and talks about the addition of DeSean Jackson. Later in segment one, Evan discusses the AFC playoff picture at the halfway point in the year. Sportswriter, Blair Kerkhoff from the Kansas City Star joins the show to break down the Chiefs matchup with the Raiders on Sunday Night Football. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today's guest hosts are Brent J. Cohen and Charlotte Hancock, Executive Director and Communications Director for Generation Progress. Young people, particularly young Black men, are disproportionately affected by the U.S. gun violence epidemic. Despite an awareness of the problem and deep-seated support across party lines for gun violence prevention solutions, the problem continues to grow: over 40 thousand Americans were killed by guns in 2020 alone. Passing gun violence prevention legislation at the federal level has been extremely difficult, in part, as a result of massive political and financial pressure from the gun lobby. But, in one promising development, the most recent framework for the 'Build Back Better Act' now includes a five billion dollar investment in community violence intervention, which is a solution that activists who focus on addressing the root causes of gun violence have long called for. To talk more with Brent and Charlotte about the root causes of gun violence, the Build Back Better Act, and what comes next in reducing easy access to guns, they're joined by two expert guests. They are Hurubie Meko, a reporter and researcher with the Kansas City Star and Eugenio Weigend, the director of gun violence prevention at the Center for American Progress. Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress. Brent Cohen's Twitter handle is @BrentJCohen and Charlotte Hancock's handle is @CharlatAnne. The Twitter handle for the Kansas City Star is @KCStar and Hurubie Meko's handle is @HurubieMeko. The Twitter handle for the Center for American Progress is @amprog and Eugenio Weigen's handle is @eugenioweigen.
There's a lot of pain going around in America this year, but sometimes it hurts to win. There is no question now that conservatism is on the rise as people who don't normally pay attention see the ills of socialism. The Kansas City Star just unloads on Andy Reid after the Chiefs coach wouldn't comment about his friend Jon Gruden. Andy "slapped every one of his black players in the face" and "white, good ole boys" are just a couple of the whoppers they bust out while claiming Andy is not a true leader. Wow! And former KU coach David Beaty is completely exonerated by the NCAA's Critical Case Unit. No such luck for basketball or the athletic department as the CCU announces it is "proceeding" on the rest of the violations.
Last year's AFC Championship Game participants meet Sunday night in a Week 5 battle at Arrowhead Stadium, and there's plenty on the line for the Chiefs and Bills. After consecutive losses, Kansas City got back on track at Philadelphia last weekend and is eager to prove it remains the AFC favorite. Buffalo was the Chiefs' top competition in the conference last season, and the Bills are out to prove they're finally capable of beating the two-time AFC champions. So many storylines: Through four games, both sides have been terrific on offense, and Buffalo's defense is the NFL's best rated. The Chiefs have added wide receiver, former NFL standout Josh Gordon, to their roster. And on and on it goes. We discussed all of this on Friday's SportsBeat Live stream with beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell and KC Star sports columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian. That conversation is presented here as today's SportsBeat KC podcast. Story links: Ideally, here's how Josh Gordon fits into Chiefs' offense Chiefs' keys to victory vs. Bills, by Herbie Teope Nick Bolton, Chiefs hope Willie Gay Jr., can help a defense that's been a “little bleedy” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A fascinating and enjoyable conversation with the former Kansas City Star reporter, who has been at the Washington Post since 2012. His own life story, and those he tells like in his new book “Across the River”, come to life honestly and amiably.
Graham Zusi is a Sporting Kansas City soccer star. He played college soccer for the Maryland Terrapins where he helped the team win championships in 2005 and 2008. In 2009, he started his professional career with Sporting KC. Graham is a seven-time Major League Soccer all-star and a multi-year international soccer star playing on the world stage with the US national team. He is also a champion of Children's Mercy Hospital and The Victory Project. He won ABC News' “Hunkiest World Cup Player” in 2014. In this episode… Home is what you make it, and if you are the type of person who travels often, you will find yourself staying in unfamiliar places with different atmospheres. So what can you do to feel at home wherever you are? For professional soccer player Graham Zusi, his traveling secret is to bring along a comfortable pillow and recovery equipment. As someone who stays in hotel rooms frequently, Graham ensures to pack minimal luggage — and bring whatever will help his well-being. Graham also enjoys living a simple life and knows that a happy home is not about how big it is. After buying and moving to his latest house, he purged half of his belongings, which has helped him live an enjoyable, minimalist life. In this episode of the I Am Home podcast, Graham Zusi, a Sporting KC soccer player, joins Tyler Wisecup, Hilary Woltemath, and Becca Sudbeck to talk about his professional soccer career and his home. Graham also shares details about his childhood, his training tactics, his travel experiences, and his humanitarian work. Stay tuned.
It's not like Andy Reid has Covid or something. That's pretty much the analysis of what's going on with a 63 year old obese head coach that uses a cane, reportedly got dehydrated and has heart problems. He's doing well and everyone is happy about that. But is he going to be ok and should he go back to a high stress job so quickly? He sure wouldn't if he tested positive for a virus and media analysis would be over the top nationwide. Salvy banged out number 48 and then hurt his ankle on the dugout steps. What's with Salvy and steps? He should be ok, we'll tell you how the last four game look. We finally agree with Lebron James! Who knew he was so in to individual's rights? The KC Star's subscription numbers are reportedly half what they were a year ago and the number is shockingly low. How can this be when we've all been at home consuming Covid news? Has this liberal paper Covid reported itself into its own grave? Also... KC chaos over KCI, Joe Biden hears boos at Congressional game, the star of the game wears a kick ass ball cap and the editor of the student newspaper at Oklahoma State is fired after writing a conservative Covid column.
The Baseball 100, Joe Posnanski's new book, tells the sport's history through its greatest players. Posnanski, a former longtime KC Star sports columnist, joined Royals beat writer Lynn Worthy and columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian Tuesday to discuss his book, a sort of dress rehearsal for his appearance with baseball author and historian Bill James on Sept. 29 at Unity Temple on the Plaza. Posnanski talked about the book's inspiration and how he reached some of his conclusions, including not listing Babe Ruth as the game's greatest player ever. We also talked about the Royals and catcher Salvador Perez, whose season grows more amazing with every home run. Story links: The Baseball 100 by Joe Posnanski Rainy Day Books presents Joe Posnanski Royals star Salvador Perez passes Johnny Bench with 46th home run this season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Big 12 looks like it's together and looks like it has a good plan to add four schools. But you can still see the cracks if you look close enough. This crack is more like a fault line. How in the world is Dr. Doug Girod one of two chancellors on the expansion committee when he's presided over the disaster that is KU Athletics? There's personal problems, there's technical problems, there's even drinking problems. But the Royals have a "division" problem as they just lost their 11th straight game to the Indians. More than anything else they have wrong with them, this has to change fast. Abortion has saved Joe Biden's political life. After being on the ropes with Afghanistan, liberals have found a reason to pull together behind their president again as the state of Texas has saved Biden for now. And the KC Star says global warming has caused a hot, wet summer in KC. Forget that our high temperature was 98 degrees and we got exactly 1 more inch of rain than normal. These people must be bored.
A new era begins for Kansas Jayhawks football, and maybe it's time to see signs of progress. New coach Lance Leipold got a late start on the job when he was hired in April, and as of midday Wednesday he still hadn't named a starting quarterback for Friday's opener against South Dakota. But there is nowhere to go but up for a program that went winless in nine games last season and hasn't won more than three games in a season since 2009. KC Star beat writer Jesse Newell offers analysis on the Jayhawks, and after a break we'll hear directly from Leipold, who met with reporters earlier in the week. Story links: This KC-area standout is expected to start - at a new position for KU KU game-by-game picks and bold predictions for 2021 season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kellis joins us to share his thoughts on this year's team, how practice is going so far, and the Big 12 and how it moves forward after OU & Texas decided to go to the SEC.
After I sent a harmless tweet Sunday night questioning Mayor Quentin Lucas' mask policy, it clearly touched a nerve. Q tweeted back using Jesus' name and called me a racist. I guess this is how high brow Ivy League educated leaders are in 2021. I've got the whole story for you including other Dems joining in making fun of me for starting my own business. These people need help. Former Chief Anthony Sherman is making strong, conservative, public comments about the NFL's woke Covid policy and liberals in the media can't believe it. I mean, Sherman has really angered the KC Star and others, we have his comments. The Buffalo Bills are threatening to move, the U.S. Women's soccer team loses again and, thank goodness, Simone Biles is now well enough to work. What a relief.
The Chiefs worked through the heat on the second day of full-squad training camp and are beginning to work out the kinks now, too. The defense seemed ahead of the offense this week, and defensive end Chris Jones moved well in his new position. You'll hear from Jones in this episode of our daily SportsBeat KC podcast, including some of the changes he made during the offseason. Also, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire feels ready to make big strides in his second season, and tells us why. KC Star beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell share some best highlights from practice in this show, which started out as a SportsBeat Live stream Thursday. Our next show is slated for 3 p.m. Friday here at Kansascity.com/sports. Story links: What's behind this new health kick for Clyde Edwards-Helaire Why Chris Jones added yoga, pilates to his offseason routine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The college football festival that is SEC Media days wrapped up this week, and Missouri football coach Eli Drinkwitz was one of the stars of the show thanks to his sharp wit and sense of humor. You'll hear Drinkwitz's question and answer session with reporter in this episode of SportsBeat KC, The KC Star's daily sports podcast.. Star columnist Vahe Gregorian was in Hoover, Ala., to cover the event and shares his thoughts about Drinkwitz and the Tigers, who return 16 starters, including quarterback Connor Bazelak, and figure to land somewhere behind Georgia and Florida in the preseason SEC East projections. Story links: Mizzou coach Eli Drinkwitz holds court at SEC Media Days Amid buzz around Texas, OU, other Big 12 schools should be considering options, too SEC commissioner Greg Sankey: COVID-19 vaccinations not a political football Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
(0:00-21:47) Opening RCST discussing the KC Star story by Jesse Newell about some KU Football players (21:48-27:42) Lance Leipold's biggest task is fixing KU Football's culture (27:43-42:42) New segment: Case of the Mondays (42:43-54:59) Max Olson of The Athletic talks KU Football and his over/under achievers article (55:00-End) Voice of South Dakota Coyotes, John Thayer, helps preview KU Football's first opponent
7-12-21 The Zone talks to ESPN's Myron Medcalf on NBA and the upcoming College Basketball season, plus Jason and Cory discuss Jesse Newell's sotry of Caperton Himphrey being tried buy off from allegations against the program. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Happy Humpday BAY-BAY! From YOUR KC Morning Show! On the show today, Hartzell chats with Spencer Toder, US Senate candidate, kicking off his Democracy Unplugged series across the state, THIS SATURDAY in Jeff City! Hartzell's hosting! https://spencertoder.com/democracy-unplugged/Shaun Goodwin, Sporting KC & KC WOSO sports reporter for the KC Star, gives us his take on the State of Soccer in Kansas City!Always a good day to be a Kansas Citianxoxo - @hartzell965 & @holeyhearts
Best. Record. In baseball. And not after three or four games. The Royals are 14-7, giving them a winning percentage just ahead of the Dodgers, Giants and A’s. Party like it’s 2015. On today’s SportsBeat show, KC Star columnist Sam Mellinger breaks down what’s going right and what could be better about Mike Matheny’s club, and how the second-year Royals manager is pushing all the right buttons. Also, beat writer Lynn Worthy found a moment while traveling with the team to provide an update on Salvador Perez’s thumb injury. Story links: Here’s why their fast start to this season has been crucial for the Kansas City Royals Royals begin two game set in Pittsburgh: Game times and scouting report Mellinger Minutes: Orlando Brown’s drive, Royals keep winning and staying off your phone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week we welcome on Friend of the Show, Lynn Worthy of the KC Star, to talk Royals baseball (1:23). Afterwards, we intercept from questions from the internet in Who Asked You? (45:26) Be sure to follow Lynn on twitter (@LWorthySports) and check out his work at The Kansas City Star. As always, if you like what you hear, click that follow/subscribe button and share with a family. Also come interact with us on social media (@ClearingWaivers) and check out the great work over at Royals Review (www.royalsreview.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week we welcome on Friend of the Show, Lynn Worthy of the KC Star, to talk Royals baseball (1:23). Afterwards, we intercept from questions from the internet in Who Asked You? (45:26) Be sure to follow Lynn on twitter (@LWorthySports) and check out his work at The Kansas City Star. As always, if you like what you hear, click that follow/subscribe button and share with a family. Also come interact with us on social media (@ClearingWaivers) and check out the great work over at Royals Review (www.royalsreview.com)
The Big 12 is looking to finish what it barely started a year ago. The men’s and women’s basketball tournaments arrive in Kansas City this week, with the men starting Wednesday at T-Mobile Center and the women Thursday at Municipal Auditorium. Beat writers Gary Bedore (KU, for The KC Star and Wichita Eagle), Kellis Robinett (K-State, for The Star and Eagle) and Drew Davison (TCU, for The Star-Telegram in Fort Worth) are here to break it all down in this episode of SportsBeat KC, The Star’s daily sports podcast. We start by picking apart the league’s all-conference team as selected by the coaches ... and their player of the year choice, Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham over Baylor’s Jared Butler. After a break, you’ll hear from Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby and Kansas City sports commissioner president Kathy Nelson, who had glowing comments about the tournament sites and shared information about getting to the games this week. Story links: Last Big 12 Tournament remains “eerie” experience for Kansas State men’s basketball team Bill Self talks about NCAA Tournament seeding ahead of Big 12 Tournament TCU basketball “can’t get pushed around again,” in rematch with K-State, Jamie Dixon says Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On today’s SportsBeat KC, Jesse Newell discusses his idea for an alternative to the NCAA Tournament selection committee: Take it out of the conference room in favor of a point-system called “wins above bubble.” An advantage of the wins-above-bubble system: The result likely would look like the committee’s, but teams would know exactly where they stand before every game. After a break, you’ll hear an interview with Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick. KC Star sports columnist Vahe Gregorian talks with Kendrick about a gift the museum received from the late Penny Marshall, who played Laverne in the sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” and directed such movies as “A League of Their Own.” Story link: It’s time to get rid of the NCAA basketball selection committee. Here’s how to replace it Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to the final SportsBeat KC podcast before the Super Bowl! Today’s pod features a Chiefs player who isn’t with the team this season but played a major role last year. Offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff, who has a medical degree, opted out this season to help fight COVID-19. Duvernay-Tardif spoke with KC Star columnist Vahe Gregorian, whose column appears on kansascity.com today and in Sunday’s print editions of The Star. After a break, we’ll hear from Chiefs coach Andy Reid. Listen until the end for his special message to former Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer. Story links: On eve of Super Bowl he’ll watch alone, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif reflects on opt-out A year ago they asked Andy Reid if he’ll ever win. Now they ask if he’ll ever stop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nick Haines, Mary Sanchez, Pete Mundo, Eric Wesson and Dave Helling discuss the implications of objecting to the electoral vote certification for Senators Josh Hawley and Roger Marshall, Emanuel Cleaver's ill conceived prayer ending, issues relating to the vaccine rollout, retail and restaurant struggles, the new JOCO courthouse, top issues for KS and MO legislatures and the KC Star apology.
The Chiefs play host to the Los Angeles Chargers in their regular-season finale Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, and Andy Reid has decided some starters, like quarterback Patrick Mahomes, will sit this one out. Chad Henne is getting the nod in his place. Star columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian, along with beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell, prognosticate who will and won’t play and break down Reid’s history of resting starters. Plus viewers weigh in on the Chiefs ... it’s all here in this episode of SportsBeat Live, now presented as the KC Star’s final daily sports podcast of 2020. Story links: Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill among six players not practicing Wednesday ahead of season finale What can we expect with Chad Henne in charge of Chiefs offense on Sunday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is stocking stuffed full of tasty treats. Mayor Q can't figure out why the pretty girl keeps saying NO, the KC Star apologizes for all the people that used to work there and UFC Founder Dana White melts the internet. Could a presidential run be next? Also, Dr. Birx should be fired for her trip to Delaward, her gaffe is the worst yet. And you won't believe what one radio host has given as gifts this Christmas.
Sporting KC's 2020 season may be over, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to talk about! We touch on MLS Cup, but we spend most of our time with Shaun Goodwin of the KC Star. Shaun tells you what went right and wrong in 2020 for Sporting KC, what the club needs to address in the offseason, what to expect for the KC NWSL team, and what the hecka chip butty is. Follow us on Twitter @NoOtherPod, @DanKooser, and @JCMack03.
Baseball scrapped its winter meetings, which were scheduled for Dallas last week, because of COVID-19. But that doesn’t means teams haven’t been busy ... and the Royals have been among the most active. This week they announced the signing of reliever Greg Holland. Last week, it was Carlos Santana, who had a terrific career with Cleveland — and against Kansas City. Before that, pitcher Mike Minor and outfielder Michael Taylor were signed. In this episode of our daily sports podcast, KC Star beat writer Lynn Worthy stops by to break down the moves and catches us up on other Royals news with SportsBeat KC host Blair Kerkhoff. Story links: Royals re-sign veteran relief pitcher Greg Holland as anchor for young bullpen Royals’ Salvador Perez adds AL Comeback Player of the Year to his list of honors Royals projected 2021 Opening Day lineup after the Carlos Santana signing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Chiefs are so good they don’t even need all the touchdowns they score. Well, not really. But that happened in Sunday’s 22-16 victory over the Denver Broncos. The Chiefs left a touchdown on the field by not challenging an official’s call on a pass Tyreek Hill didn’t know he caught. All’s well that ends well for the Chiefs, who improved to 11-1 with the victory and clinched a berth in the playoffs for the sixth straight year. Columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian joined beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell and host Blair Kerkhoff on SportsBeat Live after the game. Now it’s a SportsBeat KC podcast. Story links: Tyreek Hill made an insane TD catch but the Chiefs failed to review it. Here’s why What we learned from the Chiefs Sunday nighter against Drew Lock and the Denver Broncos Chiefs grades and KC Star of the game Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We take a deep dive into what it will take for the Chiefs to get the one seed in the AFC. A big part of it will be finding a pass rush from Frank Clark and Chris Jones, a pair that's very quiet these days. The Missouri Tigers shake off Covid to move to third place in the SEC East and get Arkansas and former coach Barry Odom this week. KSU has more problems than Covid, it isn't pretty. And the KC Star gloats over a Covid "denier" that now has a tube in his throat. How sick is that?
What more could you ask for in this episode of nothing but good news? Gov Kelly is moving to the right on dealing with Covid in Kansas. Missouri Senator Josh Hawley fights back and just destroys the KC Star and Chiefs All World tight end Travis Kelce slams the Raiders. It doesn't get any better than this!
Our conversation is with District 3 candidate Amanda Adkins whose got an incredible resume, wins on issues and crushed her opponent in debates. So why is this an uphill battle? KCMO officials convince Rockhurst to end football season because of ONE player with Covid. Will this stupidity ever end? And champions of shutdowns like Mayor Q and the KC Star have a mess on their hands. They very badly want the Toronto Raptors of the NBA to call KC home this year BECAUSE of Covid. Wait, what? I thought we are against all this stuff for the safety of our community? These people have ZERO credibility anymore.
The Chiefs amassed a season-low in total and passing yards. They also lost the time-of-possession battle. And yet they blew out the Denver Broncos 43-16 Sunday. How? Their defense and special teams were terrific. The Chiefs got a touchdown in each phase. And Patrick Mahomes and the offense were good enough to come up with three touchdowns and three field goals. The KC Star’s A-Team of Herbie Teope, Sam McDowell, Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger joined host Blair Kerkhoff to break down the Chiefs’ 10th straight victory over the Broncos and sixth straight in Denver. Also, you’ll hear from one of the game’s stars, wide receiver Byron Pringle, the former Kansas State standout who returned a kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown. Story links: The 2020 evolution of the Chiefs, and why it’s bad news for the rest of the AFC “Non-scholarship” players keyed Chiefs romp over Denver and embody team’s growth Mile High Lockdown: Chiefs blowout of Broncos was illuminating. What we learned Chiefs report card: Defense, special teams take highest marks in thorough mauling Chiefs defense is outdoing its 2019 production. You know, when they won a Super Bowl Good things happen for the Chiefs when K-State product Byron Pringle touches the ball Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tom E. Curran, Phil Perry and former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel preview the Patriots' Week 4 with the Kansas City Chiefs and discuss Kansas City's potency on offense. Tom is also joined by Sam Mellinger of the KC Star to get an inside look at what the Patriots might be able to do to stop Patrick Mahomes.2:15 - As a former NFL quarterback, who better to break down what Patrick Mahomes does well than Matt Cassel? Tom, Phil and Matt also discuss the hypothetical of a Tom Brady-led Chiefs and a Patrick Mahomes-led Patriots in 2019.11:40 - The Chiefs are under the impression that they're in the early stages of a dynasty. Can they actually win three Super Bowls in four or five years like the Patriots have done?21:15 - Tom is joined by columnist for the Kansas City Star Sam Mellinger to discuss the potential future success of the Chiefs, how they currently view the Patriots and what their Week 3 win over the Ravens showed us. They also talk about Sam's past interactions with Matt Cassel.34:10 - Matt talks about his perception of the media when he was a player, specifically about his interactions with Mellinger. Him, Tom and Phil discuss the relationship between players and reporters and how it's navigated on each side.42:50 - Tom, Matt and Phil dive into the upcoming Patriots-Chiefs matchup, give their keys to success for the Patriots and finish with their final predictions.
Johnson County Commissioner Mike Brown joins KKHI for a conversation after being called a racist by KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas and being attacked by the KC Star for a Facebook post reminding Johnson County residents that they have a right to bear arms. The Star says Brown should resign. Ya, good luck with that.
Two deputies are shot in the face, maniacs chant "death to the police", riots continue all over America and the KC Star is trying to keep you from seeing it. Instead of suggesting real solutions like supporting enforcing the law, the Star goes after Johnson County Commissioner Mike Brown for the sin of reminding citizens it's legal to own a gun if you don't feel safe. And I'll break down the challengers to the Chiefs at the top of the NFL after the first week of play.
The newest member of the Kansas City Royals’ ownership group is ... Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Add that to the long and still growing list of accomplishments for the 24-year-old superstar. Let’s see ... first quarterback drafted by Chiefs in first round since 1983; NFL MVP in his first season as starter; Super Bowl MVP in his second; youngest member of an ownership group in Major League Baseball history. In today’s edition of our daily sports podcast, KC Star columnist Vahe Gregorian joins SportsBeat KC host Blair Kerkhoff in a conversation about the news. What does this mean for the Royals and Mahomes’ long-term plans in Kansas City? And perhaps now, with a real stake in the team, Mahomes can light a fire under slow-starting shortstop Aldaberto Mondesi. Story links: Mahomes mania reaches another tier as he joins Royals’ ownership group Mahomes joins elite ranks of sports ownership, and he has to be the youngest, right? The Royals expectation for Mondesi in 2019 includes a Patrick Mahomes comparison Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices