Vahe Gregorian

Chiefs coach Andy Reid made right call in going for it on fourth and short in first half

With 27 seconds to go in the first half at Pittsburgh, Chiefs coach Andy Reid had a momentous decision to make. In electing to go for it on fourth-and-short near the goal line, he made one too admirable to condemn, even as it crumpled.

Vahe Gregorian

Royals G.M. Dayton Moore has earned not just faith, but trust

No, the Royals didn’t win the World Series, and there’s no assurance they’ll make it back soon. Just the same, the 2014 season created a transformative new frame of reference. It’s one that says “same old Royals” is an obsolete term, that you needn’t look at every setback as crippling, that a trapdoor isn’t inevitably waiting to spring open, and that it’s rational to have hope.