Don't Kill The Mellinger
Columnist Sam Mellinger's thoughts on sports and other important stuff
Twitter Tuesday in one of the best KC sports weeks in too long
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I’m just trying to figure out if it would be more if the Chiefs win, or if they lose.
@mellinger Over-under on number of people in KC who use sick time next Monday?— rachel wolf (@rach4ku) November 11, 2013
No. This is not possible. The Star sent me across the country to cover a game the Chiefs didn’t play, and the column and blog post were the two most-read things on our website for much of Monday. It is absolutely not possible that people are underestimating this game. Especially since no matter what happens Sunday, they play again two weeks later. And then four more games after that. I hope Manning plays. It’ll make the game more interesting, and selfishly, the last thing I want to listen to is a bunch of "the win doesn’t count because Manning didn’t play" stuff. But, yes. Of course I chuckled. There was just no way that wasn’t going to happen.
@mellinger 1 seed and home field advantage vs. 5 seed playing on the road. Is it possible people are Underestimating this Broncos game?— Ben Davis (@bdaviskc) November 11, 2013
You act like I’ve never covered high school bowling. I have, actually, and that’s not my lowest moment at the Star. My lowest moment was probably when a high school tennis player — not even a really good one; I think he was like second-team All-EKL or something — big leagued me. Honest. I had just started at the Star, covering the EKL, and I don’t remember the kid’s name but he was at Blue Valley Northwest. Anyway, I went out to their practice, waited until the end, and then the coach came over and said: "He’s not talking today." This really happened. I drove home and basically laughed at what my life had become.
@mellinger how does hazing at The Star work? Picking up the tab on fifteen dozen wings at The Peanut? Forced to cover high school bowling?— Brandon Urban (@burban77) November 11, 2013
I’d go to the bowl game, but that’s mostly because Atlanta doesn’t do much for me. the column today, but as much as anything, this will be what determines the game on Sunday.
@mellinger better Mizzou trip - likely loss to Bama in SEC Championship, or TBD bowl game (which I expect we'll get screwed on)?— Grant In KC (@RoyalsOptimist1) November 11, 2013
If the team loses too much confidence and a few losses in November or December negatively impact what they look like in February and March, then the team is soft and has bigger problems. And I don’t think they’re soft. These next few weeks are vital for Sporting. They have an opportunity here, a real chance to push themselves and their sport in front of a larger chunk of Kansas City. Their re-branding has been brilliant, for the most part, and they’ve created this incredible mutual love affair with a growing fan base. But winning the MLS championship would grow the fan base even more, and earn them credibility with at least some folks who’ve stayed stubborn. Then again
@mellinger KU's non con schedule this year is absurd. Will more than 3 losses hurt this team's confidence and back fire on Self?— Derek Henry (@dhenry75) November 11, 2013
There is, basically, no difference between Nos. 7, 8 and 9 in the BCS standings. Mizzou is .0088 points behind No. 8 Auburn. And if they can win out, they’ll move up.
@mellinger It's BS that Mizzou dropped in the BCS. SKC is going to the championship & the Chiefs will beat the Broncos.— Jordan Atchison (@J_MA23) November 11, 2013
This year, absolutely. But Brandon Flowers has been a very good cornerback in this league since, literally, before Cooper ever played the position. I’m also curious if the injury that forced him out a few games early this season has been bothering him. That’s worth something, but right now, yeah, Cooper is better than Flowers. He’s the best cornerback on the team, really, and to me, John Dorsey’s crowning achievement with the Chiefs so far^. ^ Just because the Alex Smith trade was so obvious.
@mellinger Marcus Cooper is better than Brandon Flowers. Right?— Scott Rodgers (@ScottyByNature) November 11, 2013
Bob Dutton had a nice piece about this yesterday, specifically mentioning Tim Hudson, Phil Hughes and Josh Johnson. Hudson has history with the Braves, which always seems like a good way for guys to get to the Royals, and Hughes has history with Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland. Depending on the money, I’d be in favor of any of those. They all make sense, and I’m a bit of a gambler, so I’d especially like to see the Royals take a chance that Josh Johnson can be healthy because that guy’s a stud.
@mellinger noting Santana wants 100 million plus. Where do royals go from here?— Braden Clark (@braden_8clark) November 11, 2013
@mellinger During your visit were you able to find out what the true meaning of "San Diego" is?— T.J. Huettenmueller (@Thuettenmueller) November 11, 2013
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