CRAIG GLAZER PICKS KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AND MIZZOU TIGERS TO STAY WINNING!!!
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Hail to the Missouri Tigers
This weekend at Stanford and Sons at the Legends, will be MTV/Mark Maron star, Ben Moore. We first met Ben when he co-starred with Saturday Night Live Stars Tim Meadows and Chris Kattan earlier this year here at the club. Moore’s career recently picked up steam with appearances on Mark Maron’s podcast and TV show as well as Chelsea Lately. Ben will replace Reno 911 star Carlos Alazraqui, a Stanford’s favorite who caught the flu bug and will have to move his appearance to this spring. Stanford’s on Broadway is sold out this weekend to Christmas shows, but next week will star Warner Brothers ‘Hype’ TV series star Steve Kramer, who will have just returned from his first successful tour in Europe with Pablo Francisco. Kramer co-starred on ‘Hype’ with voice-impersonator and celebrity Frank Calliendo and Michael ‘Chicken’ Roof. Kramer and the late Mr. Roof also starred on Spike TV’s ‘Raising the Roof’s’.
The big news is next weekend, Thursday through Saturday December 12th through the 14th, we were able to land what is arguably one of the greatest comedy stars of the last three decades in Louie Anderson. Louie is best known recently for his long run as the host of Family Feud and last year’s appearance where he stole the show on ‘Splash’. Louie of course, is best known for three decades of being a top notch stand up comic who has appeared on HBO and even had his own series ‘Louie’, not to be confused with Louie CK. Anderson first came to national attention in his feature role in the Eddie Murphy Movie ‘Coming to America’. What you may not know is that Louie’s early career began at Stanford & Sons where he opened for guys like Dave Naster and Elliott Threatt many times in the 1980’s. Louie has had a long time home in his own showroom in Las Vegas over the last five or six years. We have tried to get him to come back to KC for several years and finally talked him into it. Normally, you’d see Louie at a large theater like the Midland, so this will be a rare chance to see a comedy icon up close and personal. For tickets call (913)400-7500 or head to stanfordscomedyclub.com.
Missouri Tigers on a roll
The big news this weekend is not the Chiefs but instead the Missouri Tigers. The Tigers have surprised everybody with their 11 and 1 record. We all know they are one good kick away from being undefeated. We also know the national press is looking at MU with a long eye since this is the first time in modern football history that they are true contenders for a national college football title. It’s pretty simple, MU must defeat Auburn Saturday that would make MU the SEC champion. That, in and of itself, would be Missouri’s greatest achievement in football ever. If Ohio State is defeated by Michigan State, a game that will come on after Missouri has played Auburn, than MU without argument would face Florida State University for the National Championship. Yes, Florida State will crush Duke, so they are in. Maybe just as important to FSU, James Winston; the young man who is their quarterback and should win a Heisman Trophy this year, has been cleared of all charges stemming from the bogus sexual assault case. How cool would it be to see MU face off against FSU?
Speaking of the Kansas City Chiefs, with their three straight losses and four games left to play, our Chiefs are pretty much locked in to the number 5 playoff spot. I know some people now think the Chiefs will lose all four remaining games, they won’t. While the record makes them look somewhat better than they really are, given the weakness of the AFC, they are still a potential top performer. When you look at their three losses, the Chiefs were definitely in 2 of the 3 games even with the horrible defense. The reason, they found their offense. If Alex Smith can continue to put up points as he has and the defense can at least play at an average level, the Chiefs could still be dangerous in the playoffs. The team needs to start positioning itself for the post season, getting healthy, staying healthy and getting their receivers as best they can to hang on to the football. Moreover, I think their defense has bottomed out and will improve from here forward. Let’s get right to the point, the Chiefs will defeat Washington Sunday and Missouri; a slight underdog to Auburn, will take down the War Eagles.
Missouri (+2) over Auburn.
Florida State (-28) over Duke.
Baylor (-8) over Texas teased with Central Florida (-4) over SMU.
OSU (-4) over Oklahoma teased with FSU (-22) over Duke.
KC Chiefs (-2 1/2) over Washington.
Baltimore (-1/2) over Minnesota teased with New England (-4) over Cleveland.
Footnote: We are ending the year on a strong run 47 wins to 28 losses.
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