Friday, January 10, 2014

CRAIG GLAZER CALLS THE PLAYOFFS!!!



TKC NOTE: Our pal Craig offers his football predictions and insights. Check it:

610 Sports is on a Roll
Playoffs? Playoffs?

“I gotta be honest with you, when the team loses I hate talking about this football team. And then you lose in epic fashion like you did on Sunday; you’re a bunch of losers and there are a lot of people who need to be called out today.”

This is the opening to Bob Fescoe’s rant on 610 Sports regarding our Chief’s recent playoffs defeat. I like the fact that Fescoe isn’t sugar coating anything. Bob actually went to Indianapolis with a couple other on-air personalities from 610 including Danny Parkins. I believe Carrington Harrison was also trapped in the car on the way to and from the nightmare. Bob may have shown his age by complaining that his two younger cohorts spent the entire time texting or facebooking on the drive. He said that drove him crazy while Parkins was upset with the long rants from Fescoe during what must have been an excruciating drive home in bad weather from Indy. In case you live in basement somewhere in KC, the Chiefs blew a 28 point lead and lost a playoff game with the Colts and the final score was 45-44. It was the second biggest playoff collapse in NFL history.

We’ll get back to that. What’s most important is the fact that while many younger radio listeners have tuned out to what was once their favorite music radio stations, they are tuning in to sports talk all day and sometimes all night. As we all now know, sports; especially football, is the number one entertainment venue in America. Case in point, had the Chiefs won they would have faced New England this Saturday night at 7:30 pm. The streets of Kansas City would be empty, there would be less traffic than if the polar vortex dropped four feet of snow. I can’t think of any movie or TV event that could accomplish such a feat today.

610 Sports has found its audience and it’s growing by leaps and bounds. The 610 Morning show is headed up by Bob Fescoe and Josh Klingler. These are the senior statesmen of the personalities that man the various ‘shifts’ on the station. They are the morning show. These two have a great rapport and come up with unique angles not only on sports but related entertainment news. Their producer is twenty-something Steven Spector; he takes all the calls and is the brunt off many fun-loving attacks piled upon him by both Josh and Fescoe. Recently they have even had a few big name celebrities on like Tom Arnold and Louie Anderson. Fescoe is clearly a huge fan of the Chiefs and Royals but is clearly of the opinion that both teams need to be in the post-season AND win now. No more excuses. He even felt that the Chiefs should fire Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton ASAP. Fescoe said, ‘Somebody has to take the blame for having one of the worst defenses in the NFL. That’s our Chiefs. Even Indy said the Chiefs defense is predictable. He needs to go.’ I agree.

Mid-day is now a comfortable exchange between Jay Binkley and Henry Lake. Jay is one of the hardest working sports guys in town. Binkley fills in regularly on other shows besides his when someone is absent or on vacation. You often see Jay on local television announcing high school football and other sporting events. Jay has come a long way in the last two years with 610. He, too, can be edgy regarding the ups and downs of both the Chiefs and Royals. Henry Lake likes to paint a rosy picture as best he can and looks at the cup more as half full than as half empty. These two have a very upbeat show they are often not only funny but right on target. Henry is from the northern part of the US, he puts out an upbeat attitude towards almost everything Kansas City. They keep you listening.

Danny Parkins and Carrington Harrison have had the tough job of replacing Nick Wright. In fact Danny was even going over to the Buzz at times with Lazlo to show off his sports wit. I think what makes these two young stars stand out is that they are growing into a couple of interesting young bachelors right before our eyes. Parkins is on top of everything from stats to who’s who from both baseball and football. Now that we are in basketball season, he and ‘C-dot’ (which is Carrington’s nickname) are all over it. I found out recently that Danny and I both when out with the same pretty hot blonde at two different points in time, a chick named Kat. That impressed me. Carrington had more dates with Channel 5’s Kelly Jones than I did. I don’t know if that impressed me or upset me. Oh well, she’s gone.

These two are the youthful intelligent pranksters who can put a smile on your face on your way home from work. They can also piss you off with some sports arrogance on their part but more often than not, they are correct. This show is really an insider sports person’s dream. Bill Maas is on during the football season, the former All-Pro Chiefs Defensive End and one-time Fox Television Analyst is perhaps the most honest about what’s going on with the Chiefs. Bill doesn’t like to sugar coat anything either. Maas should be the heir apparent to Len Dawson when that worthy local hero steps down from the broadcasting booth. Other insiders include former Chief Jayice Pearson, and Chiefs Offensive Tackle Jeff Schwartz. Danny likes to remind us that both he and Schwartz are Jewish.

Collectively these three teams have listeners calling in and responding all day long. These three on-air teams along with Royals and Chiefs insider, late night man Josh Vernier, are fast approaching being the hottest radio station in town. Okay, they don’t have Johnny Dare beat, but they are moving on up. If you haven’t already done so, spend some of your day parts listening to these humorous and intelligent guys talking sports on 610. I do. P.S. C-dot is the only other on-air media guy who can challenge my football game predictions; he is especially good on college games.

Pro Picks

We are nearing the end. My goal was to break 60 wins and stay in the thirties on losses, it’s gonna be close.
New Orleans Saints (+14) over the Seahawks on a tease with the Colts (+14) over New England.
San Francisco (+5) over Panthers teased with San Diego (+16) over Denver.
You can hear the entire Fescoe rant on the 610 podcast Monday morning online.

Pretty Woman
Comic Kira Soltanovich

Kira Soltanovich has been doing the Tonight Show for the last eight years. She has been on more with Jay than any other entertainer in his long NBC career which ends in just a few weeks when Jimmy Fallon takes the show over in February. Kira will make her last appearance January 14th with Jay. Soltanovich is not only beautiful but has a sharp comedy intelligence too rarely found amongst the few successful women comics in America today. Stanford’s has always made a big effort over the decades to give female comics an opportunity right here in Kansas City to show their stuff.

Kira’s big break came 10 years ago when she and Chelsea Handler were given their own TV series on the Oxygen Channel, ‘Girls Behaving Badly’. Leno hired her originally to do the phony photo booth on his show 8 years ago which would air about twice a month. He later increased her appearances and then gave her a comedy panel on his show that included big stars like Jim Norton and Patton Oswalt. Soltanovich also wrote and co-starred in the Disney series, ‘Pranksters’. Kira is also a regular headliner in Las Vegas and across the country. Soltanovich is about to shoot a feature documentary that she is producing that will include some work right here in Kansas City.

While Kira can be sharp-tongued, she now spends a portion of her show talking about her 3 year old baby and her producer/husband and how crazy their life is in Los Angeles. As her name indicates, she is Russian and was born in the Soviet Union before she came to America as a child. Yes, there is much material about her heritage. See Kira this Friday and Saturday at Stanfords At the Legends Shopping Center. Call for tickets at (913)400-7500 or go online at stanfordscomedyclub.com.

Next week at Stanford’s the Legendary Jimmy ‘JJ’ Walker, Wednesday through Sunday.
Follow me on Twitter @KCKingofSting and have a great weekend.
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48 Comments:

TKC WARNING LABEL said...

Warning, some comments may offend weak minded people and those easily offended by free speech, strong outgoing personalities, and strong often non politically correct opinions. Rated PG-13 - Parental Guidance Suggested

Anonymous said...

Yes especially fitting for the comment haters.

Anonymous said...

Plunder at will

Anonymous said...

What did Wilson call this blog the other day. It was nasty.

Anonymous said...

Glazer sides with Wilson, which makes me wonder what his intentions are here.

Anonymous said...

Still want to know what TKC gains by giving away free ad space and ptomoting marginal talent. Is there a term for a gay/latino/nigger?

Anonymous said...

Stay at Hearnes already

Anonymous said...

So old school. He should retire.

Anonymous said...

Riding that train, high on cocaine

Anonymous said...

Well, what's not to like?

A twenty-minute ramble about a car load of KC sportstalk hosts that could probably drive to China and back if it was fueled by testosterone, a "We’ll get back to that" reference to the Chiefs loss, and we never do, a gigantic plug for some fifteenth-rate comedy club that's halfway to Tonganixie, and then in passing, some football picks with teasers, well known as the biggest sucker bet in all of sports gambling!

What the hell happened? I felt like I was run over by a dump truck full of words in the back.

And of course, polar vortexes don't drop snow. They are masses of cold air.

Anonymous said...

Wilson called Tony a a greasy blog operator.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't that guy move furniture for a living after he was allegedly laid off from Sprint.

Too bad nobody remembers him at Sprint. Sounds like another Johnson County welfare collector to me.

Anonymous said...

Come on Tony you gonna lay down and take that shit?

Anonymous said...

Hearne and crew just need to get used to playing second fiddle to Tony. And we don't need Glazer here. He's holding back the growth of this blog.

xalti said...

I like Glazer. He's got a good beat and he's easy to dance to.

Anonymous said...

Just one more reason to watch the Comedy Shows on my very B-I-G screen HDTV! I'll be comfortable, have all the food/drink goodies handy when I want them, and have no need to worry about my personal security, health, or being mistreated by a greasy club owner and his staff.

Anonymous said...

Yes 610 is fun to listen to, I am a C.Dot fan.

Mike T. said...

Hate to agree that I have most of the same picks as Craig.

Anonymous said...

Then YOU are gonna lose your shit this weekend Mike T.

Anonymous said...

Binge-watching football lately, came across this Jay Glazer douchenozzle on Fox--

lol - like "our" Glaze -- same kinda 'roid freak, d-bag goatee, pontificating on a game he never played..but..

at least people outside of western WyCo have actually heard of "Jay" Glazer, tho.

Mark Carman said...

610 Bro Dude radio. Guys talking about their "game" with the ladies.

Anonymous said...

My youngsters got frightened by a pic of Glazer (scary old man) on this blog when they came over to ask if they watch TV a while longer on a school night one time.

The wife said good god who is that are those horns sticking out of his head? I told her it's a toupee.


Anonymous said...

Glaze is now KC's Rodney Dangerfield.

No disrespect to Rodney intended.

Paulino said...

Major upsets this weekend with playoffs. Just watch!

Anonymous said...

Kira is a beauty.

Anonymous said...

Stand them on their heads and they all look like sisters.

Anonymous said...

Warren Commission Report wasn't as long as this bunch of shit was.

Anonymous said...

Anything associated with Glazer, whether it's the crap he spews here or out of his mouth, the dead animal that sits atop his head or the third-rate comics at his comedy "clubs", is all a bunch of shit.

Merle Fink, Belton said...

Don't know about all that, but I've seen a couple comics they have had over the years. Kira is top shelf, you sure can't knock Jim Jefferies, Lewis Black or Mencia, I saw them all there,so far from third rate.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Merle, you just have to ignore the Glazer haters. If I ever come through Kansas City (on my way to Denver), I would like to check out his club for myself.

Anonymous said...

Talk about juicing numbers. 60 wins? Anybody how believes this can't think critically. The bad part is that CG is such a habitual liar that I believe that his lies become his reality. You can even confront him with the actual numbers and he just calls you a fat, short, ugly hater. The man (I use term tongue in cheek) just has no shame.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Shut up, anonymous pussy. Blah, blah, blah. You're wonderful. Glazer isn't. Blah, blah, blah. What's your name, manly man? Since, you're afraid to use your real name, we'll just call anonymous pussy, to keep it straight.

Anonymous said...

Funkyass, do the math. It is really that simple. He does teaser odds and the counts his wins on single games based on teaser odds. I have been running a spread sheet in my spare time, which isn't much, but out of 30 bets, he his running about 70-75 % loss. By the Superbowl I will have all of them done and post a break down of all of his picks.

I never said I was wonderful, but I do have a question for you. How does an accountant become disabled? You can use a computer to post on blogs, so we know you have that skill. Using a computer that is. So did you get hit on the head and can't do simple math?

Byron Funkhouser said...

Frankly, dear, I don't know. I don't understand the jargon & I suspect that you don't either. If this is how you spend what little free time you have, then you have my sympathy.

I've decided to give up trying to explain life to people who don't want to understand, anyway.

Find a new hobby, anonymous pussy.

Anonymous said...

Byron, why don't YOU get a hobby, or a jobby so you can quit stealing welfare?

Byron Funkhouser said...

I'm not stealing welfare, asshole.

Anonymous said...

funky, you don't need to understand the jargon, I will explain it to.

CG does tease bets in which he gets better odds on two games, but he must win both games to win the bet. What CG does is he doesn't count the bets that he wins or loses, he counts the single games that he got better odds on than the standard single game line. If you can't get that then jargon is not your problem. You are just simply thick in the head.

Graduate of SME 1973 said...

Merle Fink, Belton, one can't argue you saw those people there at Stanford's but the point Is when you saw them they was the same as third rate comedians. Now they are huge stars who won't be coming back to a shit stained place like Stanford's to perform. No they will be doing shows at the elite performance places in Kansas City. Yes they always give a shout out to places they have been to when they was up and coming stars headed to stardom and that is all it is, that's called sharing the shit they had to do before making it big. Glazer will never make someone's career happen unless he finds the person and acts as their manager till they make the big time. Then and only then can he say he made someone a star. Sure Tom and Louie made a return to KC but Glazer paid huge bucks to get them and lost his ass doing so and that was why he wanted to blame the weather man for nobody going. Simple fact is in this town if the show is worth it they will come no matter what the weather.
Trans Siberian Orchestra was here right before Christmas on a Sunday where it snowed it's ass off and the streets was a huge ass mess and the place was packed for not one but two back to back shows. The people as a whole Glazer brings to KC barely fill his little dump, and for sure would never fill the Sprint Center twice in one day on a perfect May day.

Anonymous said...

Byron, you do steal welfare.

Byron Funkhouser said...

NO, dumb ass, I do not steal welfare. I am not on welfare. Jesus, get a grip.

Anonymous said...

Tony I am so god damn tired of seeing Byron Funkhouser’s shit on these posts all the time. He is ruining your site. He is not from around here and adds nothing to this local blog. His insight is hateful as a rule and does not reflect the views of people in Kansas City.

Merle Fink, Belton said...

Person at 3: 34 your comment shows that you don't know anything of what you speak. Lewis Black was one of Glazer's opening acts at Legends, he was already ONLY a theater act, he did Glazer's club, as he explained on stage, cause he felt Glazer gave him his big shots years back. I saw Mencia there this summer, then he went to a Vegas theater for a shows that I'm sure paid more. Jefferies was there about a year or so ago and already had his TV show. Why do you lie? Stanfords is a major club in America, its been stated many times. My son heard Chelsea talk about Stanfords on TV last week. You sir are a damn liar, nothing more. Why do you hate Glazer so much. I don't understand people like you at all. Stanford and Sons has provided top notch entertainment to our city for decades, maybe more than anything else like that. I played cards with Craig when he was a young man, good person.

Doc Pete, Ozarks said...

Merle, glad you said before I did. Took six people to Stanfords last night for the early show. Kira was fantastic. The showroom is as nice as any I've been too anywhere. "A shit hole" hey that person must be going to some other joint. I'd like to pour cold water on that guys head. Man from Belton good call. Oh by the way there wasn't one seat empty, Sold out. In fact they turned a few away. Great place. I went to Westport many times and always had a nice time. The comedy stars are always names when I go.

I like that Craig introduces new stars to KC. I saw Kevin Hart at Westport when he was just getting big. Saw Lewis Black there and at Hooters spot, and saw Larry the Cable Guy like five times at all the clubs. It's amazing to me that Craig gets these big names often. So like Merle said, you are a liar bud. Stanfords is a great place.

Anonymous said...

Byron is right, the guy with no name hates on Bryon for I have no reason why? What a dick. OH damn I'm anonymous too.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Merle Fink, Belton said
Anonymous Doc Pete, Ozarks said

Nice job Glazer posting with the fake names. You dipshit if your going to do this fucking shit least wait a few hours between posts. Then maybe someone might buy into it. You give yourself away all the time. Probably how the cops nailed you stupid.

Merle Fink, Belton said...

2:28 without a name or cause, I am Merle Fink. I taught high school out here in Belton, played poker for years, well known out here. I met Craig, when he started playing in our card games back in the 80's. He was already working for his dad at Stanford and Sons. I am real as it gets, you are a lying nobody. Boy people like you are why there is road rage.

Anonymous said...

Oh school teacher running illegal poker games sure

Anonymous said...

Hey we are gonna start calling you the hater Pig Vomit. Sounds fair.