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A sports podcast by the Kansas City Star's sports writers and columnists, including in-depth commentary and analysis on the Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC, FC Kansas City, KU, MU and K-State, Big 12 and the SEC.
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Nov 18, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of The Athletic and Bleacher Report as the two discuss the latest with Kansas basketball. What should fans take away from KU's win over Kentucky? And what were the most positive signs from the Jayhawks? The two also talk about Udoka Azubuike's improvement, early trends and three-point shooting before C.J. discusses what he did this summer.

Nov 16, 2017

Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs’ Week 11 matchup against the New York Giants. The Star’s Terez Paylor kicks off the pod with an interview with Giants beat writer Jordan Raanan, who dissect the mess that is the 1-8 Giants' season. Also, the A-Team gathers for its weekly roundtable to dissect their midseason awards column (which ran Sunday) and answer your questions. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Nov 14, 2017

The annual GM meetings serve as a precursor to next month’s winter meetings and a primer for the Major League Baseball offseason. They also offer the perfect opportunity for a podcast. So KC Star Royals beat writer Rustin Dodd called longtime Royals writer Rany Jazayerli from the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and discussed the latest musings and developments from this offseason. The conversation focused on the market for first baseman Eric Hosmer, what the Royals should do moving forward, a template for a possible rebuild and where the big free agents might land before 2018.

Nov 9, 2017

It may be the bye week, but you know the A-Team never sleeps. This week, The Star's Terez A. Paylor is joined by Brandon Kiley, a Kansas City native, executive producer and columnist for 101sports in St. Louis. For 50-plus minutes, they debate and discuss where the Chiefs, 6-3, stand at the midway point. They also debate their picks for Team MVP, rookie of the year, team alpha dog and much, much more. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Nov 6, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' 28-17 loss to the Cowboys in Week 9. What's the deal with the pass defense? Why couldn't the Chiefs run the ball? What's the biggest problem entering the bye? They'll discuss all that, plus answer your reader questions, live from AT&T Stadium. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Nov 3, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore — contributor to The Athletic and Bleacher Report — as the two take on Kansas basketball mailbag questions. What should we take from Bill Self's recent praise of Billy Preston? And how much will KU actually play small ball? The guys also discuss James Sosinski, Chris Zerbe and KU's best-ever walk-ons.

Nov 2, 2017

Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs’ Week 9 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. The Star’s Terez Paylor kicks off the pod with an interview with the reigning AFC player of the week, Harrison Butker. Cowboys beat writer Clarence Hill, Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram also joins the pod to talk about how dangerous the Cowboys’ offense is without star running back Ezekiel Eliott, while the A-Team gathers to dissect the run game, run defense and much more. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Oct 31, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' 29-19 win over the Broncos in Week 8. Can the run defense get fixed? Why couldn't the Chiefs run the ball? Which teams can give them a problem in the playoffs? They'll discuss all that, plus answer your reader questions, live from Arrowhead Stadium. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Oct 29, 2017

Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs' Week 8 matchup against the archrival Denver Broncos. The Star's Terez Paylor kicks off the pod with an interview with Broncos beat writer Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post, and they discuss a number of the Broncos' storylines, including Jamaal Charles' return to Arrowhead and whether the offense's struggles are causing friction. He also dissects the game in a deluxe 46-minute roundtable with the entire A-Team. The guys discuss the reasons for the two-game losing streak, give positions of need for the NFL Draft in six months (dead serious) and answer your questions. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Oct 23, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two talk about Sunday's Kansas-Missouri exhibition game at the Sprint Center. What are the first impressions of the Jayhawks? And how much of an issue will rebounding be for this year's team? The two also take Twitter questions. How good will Svi Mykhailiuk be? And what are realistic expectations for KU's big men? Other topics include Hack-a-Doke and whether the KU-MU series should continue.

Oct 20, 2017

Rustin Dodd, Royals beat writer for The Kansas City Star, and Star sports columnist Sam Mellinger discuss the latest comments from KC Royals general manager Dayton Moore on the offseason and the plan going forward. They also discuss the pending free agency of Eric Hosmer and which teams might be involved. 

Oct 20, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' brutal 31-30 loss to Oakland on Thursday, Oct. 19. What's going on with the pass defense? What was going on with the officiating? Where do the Chiefs go from here? They'll discuss all that, plus answer your reader questions, live from the Oakland Coliseum. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Oct 18, 2017

Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs' Week 7 matchup against the Oakland Raiders. The Star's Terez Paylor kicks off the pod with an interview with Raiders beat writer Vic Tafur of The Athletic, as they discuss a number of the Raiders’ issues. He also dissects the game in a 30-minute roundtable with the entire A-Team in which they discuss if the Chiefs can bounce back from a brutal loss to Pittsburgh, and answer your questions. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Oct 18, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' 19-13 loss to Pittsburgh in Week 6. Why is the run defense so bad? What happened to the running game? How will they deal with so many injuries? They'll discuss all that, plus answer your reader questions, live from Arrowhead Stadium. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Oct 17, 2017

Nearly two years after he announced his retirement from coaching the Mizzou Tigers football team, Gary Pinkel sat down at his home in Columbia with new KC Star MU beat writer Aaron Reiss to talk about what he's been doing away from the game.

Oct 16, 2017

Rustin Dodd, The Kansas City Star’s Royals reporter, chats with former KC Star Royals beat writer Bob Dutton after his 46th and final year in newspapers. The conversation touches on changes in journalism, the post-strike Royals (about 8:30), the beginnings of Carlos Beltran (13:15), the trades of Johnny Damon, Jermaine Dye and Beltran (21:30), young Zack Greinke (29:00), the rise of the 2015 World Champs, and his favorite stories and Royals players to cover. ​

Oct 14, 2017

Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs' Week 7 matchup against Pittsburgh. The Star's Terez Paylor checks in with the rest of the A-Team as they dissect the Chiefs' successful start. They'll also answer your reader questions, and Terez reveals his prediction for Sunday's contest. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Oct 9, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' 42-34 win over Houston in Week 5. Is Alex Smith an MVP candidate? How will they replace Chris Conley? What's going on with the defensive struggles? They'll discuss all that, plus answer your reader questions, live from NRG Stadium. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Oct 8, 2017

Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs' Week 5 matchup against Houston. The Star's Terez Paylor kicks off the pod with an interview with receiver Albert Wilson. He also dissects the game with the Houston Chronicle beat writer Aaron Wilson. They'll discuss all that and more, plus answer your reader questions, live from Arrowhead. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Oct 6, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by college basketball advanced stats expert Ken Pomeroy. Ken discusses recent trends in college basketball and his new role with The Athletic before taking on Twitter questions. What stats should be used more on TV broadcasts? And is three-point defense a real thing? Other topics include Bill Self's Elite Eight record, defending Wichita State, home-court advantage and the intelligence of KU fans.

Oct 3, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' 29-20 win over Washington in Week 4. Are the Chiefs legit Super Bowl contenders? What can get in the way of that? What’s going on with Marcus Peters? They'll discuss all that and more, plus answer your reader questions, live from Arrowhead. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Oct 1, 2017

Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs' Week 4 matchup Washingtpn. The Star's Terez Paylor kicks off the pod with an interview with Mike Jones of The Washington Post, as the two dissect ways to attack Washington. Then the A-Team gets together to break down the Chiefs' kicking situation, (jokingly) dissect Andy Reid's style of conflict management and answer your reader questions.​ Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Sep 30, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by Matt Scott of TheShiver.com and 247Sports to talk Late Night in the Phog recruiting. What is the recruiting philosophy for KU's coaching staff this year? And who are the names to know that will be in Lawrence? Matt also talks about 2019 targets, other names to know that aren't attending Late Night and gives his assessment of how the event has changed (for the better) in recent years.

Sep 25, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' 24-10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3. Was Travis Kelce secretly punished for this game with a reduced role? How did the players approach the anthem protests? Marcus "Pops" Peters had another big day against Keenan Allen. They'll discuss all that and more, plus answer your reader questions, live from Los Angeles.​ Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Sep 23, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two take mailbag questions. Who will emerge as the best reserve guard for the Jayhawks? And how important is Billy Preston to this team's success? The two also gauge KU's top nonconference games before arguing over who the second-best team in the Bill Self/Roy Williams era. Is it 1997 or 2002? The two make their cases before finishing with talk about Late Night and cheeseburgers.

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