Vahe Gregorian

Chiefs’ season remains to be defined

Despite Thursday’s uninspiring 24-20 loss at Oakland, it’s how Chiefs respond to that misery that will ultimately matter. Of the 14 champions since the 2000 season, six had records of 7-4 or worse after 11 games.  This isn’t to say the Chiefs are destined for the Super Bowl. It’s just to say that it’s a fallacy to believe that good teams don’t lose to lesser teams.

Vahe Gregorian

Chiefs’ loss was a trap game? That’s not a good reason

The Kansas City Chiefs can't lean on the excuse of overlooking an Oakland Raiders team looking for its first victory. The Chiefs lost 24-20 to the Raiders on Thursday and the coaching staff and the players deserve equal blame.

Vahe Gregorian

Chiefs making history with distinct recipe for winning

The Chiefs, who play at Oakland on Thursday night (7:25 on NFL Network and KSHB, Ch. 41), owe much of their success this season to a strange-but-true brew of things that don’t add up. At least not traditionally. One most telling stat: The NFL record for rushing touchdowns allowed in a single season is two, and the Chiefs have yielded none this season.

Vahe Gregorian

Ron Parker embodies the workmanlike success of the Chiefs

When it comes to what explains these Chiefs, who beat Super Bowl champion Seattle 24-20 on Sunday for their seventh win in eight games, maybe the guy who best embodies them is cornerback Ron Parker … an everyman’s everyman. The NFL is all about its superstars, of course. But it’s also built on the far more common stories of the intrepid likes of Parker.

Vahe Gregorian

Kim Anderson has a rebuilding job ahead of him at Missouri

The idea for Missouri coach Kim Anderson is long-term stability and rebuilding a program, not a quick fix to appease the masses. His controlled demeanor during Friday night's 69-61 season-opening loss to UMKC and in his postgame news conference suggested he understands this all is bigger than just one exasperating moment.

Vahe Gregorian

Kim Anderson saw challenges for this MU team, but not this soon

From the outside, anyway, the script said this day could only be one of celebration in the end. But even as excited and hopeful new Missouri men’s basketball coach Kim Anderson was at the dawn of this new era, though, he also had fretted. With plenty of reason, it turned out, as the Tigers lost 69-61 to UMKC on Friday in Columbia.

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