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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in their home opener. What's going on with Travis Kelce? How did Alex Smith bounce back after a rough first half? How dominant was Justin Houston? They'll discuss all that and more, plus answer your reader questions, live from Arrowhead.
Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs' Week 2 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Star's Terez Paylor kicks off the pod by interviewing young safety Eric Murray, who will be counted on to help replace Eric Berry. Then Turron Davenport of Eagles Wire helps him dissect the Eagles and the key matchups. Finally, Terez makes his prediction for the game. Enjoy!
Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined colleague Gary Bedore, who speaks from Springfield, Mass., where Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self is being inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame on Friday night. What has been Self's reaction to the festivities? And who all is attending the ceremony? Gary answers those questions before telling stories about Self's orange jacket and dealings with those around him this week. Jesse and Gary also discuss KU recruiting, the return of former football coach Mark Mangino to Lawrence and KU football's 1-0 start.
The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' thrilling 42-27 win over the New England Patriots to open the season. Is Kareem Hunt for real? How much will losing Eric Berry hurt? What got into Alex Smith? They'll answer all that and more, plus your reader questions, live from Foxborough, Mass.
Is Missouri football going back to a bowl game or will basketball season start in October, like it generally does for Kansas? Tigers beat writer Tod Palmer and former KC Star intern Alec Lewis dissect Mizzou;s roster and discuss expectations for the upcoming season in the latest Sports Beat KC podcast.
Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell discusses the latest news with Kansas basketball, which includes Mitchell Robinson likely sitting out the season and recruit Devon Dotson visiting Lawrence. He then brings on Jon Kirby of JayhawkSlant.com to preview the KU football season. What are the main story lines? Who will be quarterback? What's changed on offense? And who are the surprise names to watch? Kirby discusses those topics, answers Twitter questions and also gives his win total prediction.
Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two discuss the latest with the Kansas men's basketball team. They start with discussion about home-court advantage, as a new metric by Ken Pomeroy puts Allen Fieldhouse in an unexpected place. So how can fans best help the home team? The two talk about that before going over Dedric Lawson's latest off-court incident and Mitchell Robinson's recruitment. The two end with Twitter questions, which includes chatter about Todd Reesing.
Kansas City Star sportswriters Blair Kerkhoff, Sam Mellinger, Terez Paylor and Vahe Gregorian offer their predictions for the 2017 Chiefs season and players in their latest Red Zone Extra Facebook Live session from St. Joseph.
Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell and C.J. Moore discuss the latest with the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team. What are the chances that KU signs top-10 recruit Mitchell Robinson? And is it worth it if he only serves as a practice player for a year? The guys also take Twitter questions. Is KU gaining ground on surefire one-and-done Zion Williamson? Who is KU's point guard and X factor? The two also discuss Svi Mykhailiuk, Lagerald Vick and end with quick KU football talk.
The Chiefs will take the field again on Friday, and Sam "Olympic Melo" Mellinger, Terez "Corporate Champ" Paylor and Blair "Face" Kerkhoff have you covered! Join the A-Team as they dissect several players to watch in the exhibition opener, including Patrick Mahomes and Kareem Hunt. They also play a fun game of over/under - lots of jokes there - and answer your questions.