CRAIG GLAZER CONSIDERS A RENAISSANCE FOR PRO SPORTS IN KANSAS CITY!!!
TKC NOTE: An upbeat communique from Craig Glazer offers a bit of optimism regarding the future of pro-sports in Kansas City.
Get ready Kansas City
Post season for the Chiefs and Royals 2013?
‘Y’all ready for this?’
How long has it been since the Royals and Chiefs were both in post-season? Could this be The Year? Well, Kansas City Sports fans, maybe, just maybe, you can all be a little excited about what’s coming at you this summer and this fall.
Yes I know, nearly half the fans who follow the Royals likely never saw them in a playoff game. In 1985 the Royals, led by Hall of Famer George Brett, a young pitching staff and a cast of players that for the most part would soon be forgotten defeated the Saint Louis Cardinals and brought home our one and only baseball World Championship. Since then, zip, nada and nothing. In fact, at the end of the Brett era; just after 1990, the Kansas City Royals became a laughing stock. They were the worst team in baseball. Not to be outdone, our Kansas City Chiefs did win a Super Bowl World Championship in 1970, far fewer Chiefs fans of today saw that game. Yes sir, Len Dawson, Otis Taylor, and one of the NFL all-time best defenses headed up by linebacker Bobby Bell. Unlike the Royals, the Kansas City Chiefs had more moments of glory in the 1990’s under Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer. In 1993 they even flirted with going back to the Super Bowl. Even with superstar quarterback Joe Montana, they fell one game short.
Here we go fans. Clark Hunt got off the couch, went out and hired us a quality Head Coach; Andy Reid. He also grabbed John Dorsey to be the new General Manager. Hey, it gets better. Those two went out and got Alex Smith to quarterback this new incarnation of the Kansas City Chiefs. As I told you a couple weeks ago, they will go out and buy some big name veterans to help move the chains. As predicted, they resigned Dwayne Bowe, they likely will draft the top offensive linemen to protect their new quarterback. Make no mistake, this owner is ready to open his checkbook and sign up more name veterans to shore up a questionable defense. So where will that take us? If all goes well, maybe, just maybe look for some post-season play for our Kansas City Chiefs this year.
Take a deep breath. Even Royals owner David Glass has upped the ante. He opened his pocketbook and bought stud pitcher James Shields to lead a strong, young pitching staff. The hitting seems to be there with Alex Gordon, Billy Butler and hopefully a big comeback from Eric Hosmer. This Royals squad could challenge for a division title if not a wild card spot. They say pre-season doesn’t mean anything, especially in baseball. I disagree. When your team is undefeated in fifteen games, I think it does have meaning.
I’m gonna go out on a limb and say the Royals do make post-season. The Chiefs have a shot but let’s see what they look like in their pre-season. From what I’ve seen so far, they have a good shot at a wild card spot. Oh joy! We will have somebody to cheer besides the Kansas Jayhawk basketball team. Yes, I was wrong. KANSAS CAN and I’m happy about being wrong. Looking forward to some excitement this summer and fall for a change, aren’t you?