KANSAS CITY COMEDY & FOOTBALL WEEKEND ACCORDING TO CRAIG GLAZER!!!
TKC NOTE: Our pal Craig Glazer is keeping VERY BUSY as usual and right now he's sharing a comprehensive guide to his weekend along with insight into all things football. Check it:
VH1 Superstars Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson And NFL/College Picks
When I first met Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson they were a couple of East Coast comics who sat in their apartment all day recording telemarketer pranks. They literally made fun of and tortured every telemarketer that called any time of day or night. Jim and Don made these into DVD’s and CD’s in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. They did five CD’s and they did a pilot called ‘Meet the Creeps’ based on those characters. Shortly after, Comedy Central gave them a show called ‘Crank Yankers’. Jim created a character named ‘Special Ed’, one he borrowed from his telemarketing CD’s, Special Ed had a famous line regarding his excitement over getting E-mails; ‘I got Mail! I got Mail! I got Mail! Yay!’ Crank Yankers was one of the few shows to use live puppets as the stars. Jim worked with many famous co-stars including Kevin Nealon and Eminem on the TV show.
With the success of Crank Yankers came an offer from HBO for them to be pranksters and comedy relief on their hit show, ‘Inside the NFL’ which also starred Kansas City’s own Len Dawson. The boys would pull pranks at NFL stadiums like dressing up in the wrong team’s outfits and pretending they had landed at the wrong stadium. They pulled one prank where they were guest religious leaders giving a pep talk to an NFL team in their own locker room, very funny. Their segment was so popular they each won an Emmy™ Award for their efforts.
Five years ago, VH1 hired Don and Jim to star on their new series, ‘That Metal Show’. It’s a hard rock show with guests like David Lee Roth and Ozzy Osbourne just to name a few. They talk about the history of the music, what’s going on today and entertain with their own brand of humor. They do two seasons a year and are entering their 13th season on V1. This is the longest running VH1 series ever. Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson will be at Stanford & Sons all weekends with 2 shows Friday and 2 shows Saturday. Come see these two crazy nuts go at it with their own brand of humor. Call (913)400-7500 for tickets or visit stanfordscomedyclub.com.
Weekend Football Picks
Well sports fans, last week we had a winning record of 3 and 2. Not a spectacular start but decent. As you can see, there were a lot of very close games and even though I picked the winners of every game except the Jets, I still lost a few because my winning team didn’t cover the spread. From what we saw on TV and head from radio analysts picks, three and two was darn good.
Remember, I am trying to win games, not make decisions on what are necessarily big or popular games, some of those are too close to call. However, let’s talk about the Kansas City Chiefs. With a convincing victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, our KC Chiefs are the darlings of the Kansas City populace. Right behind them are the Kansas City Royals just two games off the Wild Card, wow! For the first team in years I expect to see nearly every seat full as the Chiefs welcome America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys to Arrowhead. I find it a bit odd that KC is a three point favorite over the Cowboys who beat a much better Giant’s team last week. All I can think is that Tony Romo got banged up pretty bad last week and maybe his ribs are weaker than we’ve been told. So I suspect this is the reason the Chiefs are favored. Dallas has way more weapons than the Chiefs on offense. From Des Brian to Jason Whitten, while the Chiefs defense played one of their best games in years, you still have to be suspicious of what appears to be a Dink and Dunk offense. Though Alex Smith looked solid in the first half, he was unable to move the team at all in the second half against the weak Jaguar defense, not impressive. Also of concern is the fact that the Chiefs offense is built around Jamal Charles both running and passing. It would appear his season ending injury is always just a play or two away, let’s hope not. Also of deep concern is the fact that Alex has yet to throw a deep ball completion to anyone either in pre-season or regular season play. While the receiving core looks improved, there still is no ‘home run hitter’. Smith is going to have to take off and run with the football more often than he may have been planning on. The Dallas runs a Tampa 2 system which is built to stop the short pass that the Chiefs offense relies on. On the bright side, the Chiefs defense was great, especially Justin Houston. Arrowhead will be rocking, this is arguably the biggest game the Chiefs have played in ten years. There is a chance the Chiefs can win this game and become a legitimate playoff contender, a team that could win ten plus games. Remember, they have a weak schedule. A loss likely means the Chiefs will battle to be .500 team. What do I think? I say take the Dallas Cowboys +9 and tease it with the Oakland Raiders over the terrible Jags at even.
South Carolina (-7) over Vanderbilt on a tease with Ohio State (-8) over Cal
Louisville (-10) over Kentucky tease with Oregon (-18) over Tennessee
Alabama (-8) over Texas A&M
Dallas Cowboys (+9) over Kansas City tease with Houston (-1) over Tennessee
Atlanta (-1) over the Rams on a tease with Oakland (even) over Jacksonville
Lastly, San Francisco (+9) over Seattle on a tease with The Green Bay Packers (-1) over Washington
Enjoy the weekend, follow me on Twitter @KCKingofSting.