CRAIG GLAZER PICKS THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS TO LOSE AND CALLS THE COMEDY & FOOTBALL WEEKEND!!!
TKC NOTE: Today Kansas City's own Craig Glazer shares his thoughts on comedy, football and the Chiefs chances for this weekend. Check it:
Holiday Comedy and
After you have finished your big turkey dinner Thursday, you might be looking for something to do Friday and Saturday evening especially if you have out of town guests. Getting your laugh on might be a great way to end your holiday week, especially if you took part in Black Friday shopping. Yes, even Stanford’s comedy at both locations has big discounts on gift certificates on Black Friday only. Be some of the first Kansas Citians to come to the new location, Stanfords on Broadway, located at 3700 Broadway right next to the Uptown Theater this Friday and Saturday night. The new theater is warm and cozy, and we even had comments using the word ‘spectacular’. The former Conspiracy Room is now Stanford’s Comedy On Broadway. You will find the winter comedy series both warm and inviting in this two level theater.
This weekend, the Broadway Club features the comedy of Mike Smith. Mike has appeared on ‘Comic View’ as well as Comedy Central. Smith is an edgy, brilliant comedian who has been compared to Richard Pryor crossed with Mike Epps. Yes, Mike plays to both white and urban crowds. His co-star this week is American/Asian comic, the Grasshopper. I promise you will enjoy both.
Stanford & Sons at the Legends features Brad Ellis, former KC, MO cop turned comic. Ellis was badly hurt in the line of duty nine years ago and began his comedy career here at Stanford’s shortly thereafter. Since that time he has appeared on shows such as Comcast’s ‘Trial by Laughter’, ‘The World Series of Comedy and Sirius Satellite Radio. Definitely a young headliner on his way up. Ellis does much of his material about his days as a police officer as well as his days as a US Marine. For tickets to either club, call (913)400-7500 or go online at stanfordscomedyclub.com.
Special thank you to Kansas City Star reporter Joyce Smith who did a cover story on Stanford’s in today’s community section of the Kansas City Star which talks about the new location next to the Uptown Theater.
Big names coming up for the holidays include Reno 911 superstar Carlos Alazraqui, Blue Collar star James Johann and Louie Anderson, all performing at the Legends location. Stanfords on Broadway will feature Steve Hirst from BBC-UK, and Warner Brothers’ Hype TV star, Steve Kramer.
Pro and College Football Weekend
Well what was supposed to be THE big game this Sunday at Arrowhead has lost a bit of it’s luster. Chiefs fans are somewhat down in the dumps over two losses in a row. Now Denver and Peyton Manning come to town in what is likely to be the gutshot that gives them the western title and forces the Chiefs into a low level wild card position. We all know the Chiefs lost the top two defenders in their loss to San Diego last week, that being Houston and Hali. Without these two stud linebackers, our defense is horrible. What’s odd is that Alex Smith, the Chiefs quarterback would have gotten all the praise nationally and locally if the Chiefs had won last week since that victory would have been chalked up to his passing skills. Having said that, with Denver’s severe injuries to their defense and a couple of receivers, the boys in a red now have a slight chance to pull off a victory that otherwise would have been nearly impossible. For the Chiefs to pull off the miracle victory, Smith will have to have a repeat passing performance from last week, plus a strong attack from Charles on the ground. Hey, it’s nearly Christmas, maybe we get an early gift. Remember what I always say, when you are not confident and your team has no identity (which they don’t anymore) winning against elite teams like Denver is not likely. Given the fact the AFC is either mediocre or poor once you get past Denver and New England, our Chiefs still are a threat. Not a big one. Look for the Broncos to win this shootout 34 to 28. Remember they still have Peyton Manning and it’s supposed to be warm enough for him to dominate.
On a brighter note, the Missouri Tigers will prove Saturday that they have become one of the top three or four teams in the nation. I expect them to defeat Johnny Football and Texas A&M and then face the Alabama Crimson Tide for the SEC Championship. Should they pull off this minor miracle, which they could, they could be in the mix for a national championship appearance against Florida State. I know, I know, Ohio State is undefeated and ranked above MU, I just have this feeling that a victory over two-time national Champion Alabama could force MU into that national championship game against Florida State. It could happen. Hey, I wanna be one of the first media people to tip my hat to MU and I was dead wrong about them being mediocre from the pre-season. I only picked them to win six or seven games and be a low-level bowl team. Should they defeat A&M and play well against Alabama, which they will, I would have to rank them the best Missouri team of all time.
On a far less important note, K State will smash Kansas in their somewhat meaningless game. Okay, now the picks.
Missouri (+2) over Texas A&M teased with K State (-9) over Kansas.
FSU (-27) over Florida.
Alabama (-4 ½) over Auburn on a tease with Ohio State (-7) over Michigan.
Denver (+1) over KC teased with Tennessee (+10 ½) over Indy.
Giants (-1) over Washington.
Lions (even) over Packers teased with Cowboys (-2 ½) over Oakland.
Footnote: Someone asked last week since Ohio State pushed and I won the other bet, isn’t that a loss for me. You must win both games to win your total bets. However, if you win on one and push on the other you win half your bet in Vegas (though some bookies call it a push and you win nothing, but you lose nothing either).
Our overall record stands at 41-27, let’s keep the momentum. Happy Thanksgiving. Follow me on Twitter @KCKingofSting.