Patrick Mahomes: Revisiting the 2017 NFL Draft

Now might be a great time to recap the situation leading up to the Chiefs drafting Patrick Mahomes with the 10th pick in the 2017 Draft.

Remember, at the time, all the talk was that this was not a good QB draft. The general consensus was Mitch Trubisky was the best available. USA today had him 1. Kiper had him 1. A lot of people really loved Trubisky coming out of North Carolina. Another story for another time will the story of how they got this so wrong…but for this, it was that the consensus best QB was Trubisky. It was interesting leading up to draft day how Trubisky went “flying up the draft board”. There were lots of articles and talk about teams falling in love with him. He was thought to have prototype size, arm strength and brains. When draft day came around, here is how it went down: Continue reading “Patrick Mahomes: Revisiting the 2017 NFL Draft”

Patrick Mahomes: Show Me State Sensation Takes NFL by Storm

The Birth of Kansas City’s first franchise QB since Len Dawson

What we have seen at the start of this 2018 season from Pat Mahomes is real. This isn’t a flash in the pan. It’s not a one hit wonder, a one and done, we aren’t witnessing his “15” minutes of fame. He isn’t on a “streak”. He’s not getting “lucky.” He’s not someone else’s discarded hero. He’s not here to give it one last shot before riding off into the sunset. He’s not in some far away city where football fans are long accustomed to great QB play like Green Bay or Denver…or New England. Continue reading “Patrick Mahomes: Show Me State Sensation Takes NFL by Storm”

Kansas City Chiefs: 15 Reasons for Excitement in 2018

The 2018 Kansas City Chiefs season is going to be epic. Here are 15 reasons why: Continue reading “Kansas City Chiefs: 15 Reasons for Excitement in 2018”

Once Upon an NHL Fan

An NHL Fan Is Born

I remember it like it was yesterday. #12 evading defenders, skating over the line, and just as the big hit was about to be delivered, sending a pin point perfect pass to #16 who then blasted a screaming slap-shot past the helpless goaltender. It was 1991 and I was playing EA Sports “NHL Hockey” for the first time. I had chosen the St. Louis Blues because they were the closest team to my hometown of Kansas City and they had a cool logo, the

classic musical note with the wing attached. I didn’t know who #12 or #16 were at the time, but I could tell from the very beginning that they must be stars, whoever they were. I was killing it with these guys! As it would turn out, #12 and #16 were Adam Oates and Brett Hull, two of the games biggest stars. I was instantly hooked and started watching hockey on ESPN whenever I could. I’d buy hockey cards and started reading sports almanacs to learn more about the history of the game and its players. I became a St. Louis Blues fan and would attend games in St. Louis a few times a year. In short, I was the guy the NHL was trying to find in the 90’s and they found me. I bought jerseys, went to games, and followed the standings and stats daily. I sat on the edge of my couch through every dramatic playoff game. I’m 41 years old now. I make a good living and I now live in an NHL city…..and I don’t care anymore. Continue reading “Once Upon an NHL Fan”