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Pick It And Stick It: Stick-to-itiveness


Last week Kansas State bounced back, as I correctly predicted, and now it’s time for them to keep sawing that wood.  There’s plenty of other teams out there with saws that have plenty of 2×4’s to tackle.  We’ll tackle what I think they will do this weekend rightcheer.  You know, I have a saw myself for the picks.  It’s time I get back on the track.  Now where’s that wood.

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Kansas State Wildcats 2009 Year End Review

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Seeing as I graduated from K-State, I figured I would cover them just a little more than the rest of the area teams in Kansas City. If any other fans/alumni of schools around the area want to write for this site, please drop us a line.  That said, everyone predicted that K-State would drop as well this year.  What was expected to be a major blow off year turned into a massive surprise.  K-State fans should be more than happy with what turned out this year in Wildcat football.  It wasn’t perfect, but it was damn close.

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So the only real big game hyped up in the area this week is Kansas State taking on Iowa State at Arrowhead Stadium.  The other local teams are on break and getting ready for conference play next week.  This is a great opportunity for these two teams to showcase themselves (on a national spotlight even).  Both programs are suffering a bit right now.  Both of them will be run centric and defense heavy.  Both have new coaches (albeit one is returning).   Both teams were projected to be in the cellar of the Big 12 North this year.   Well it may not mean much for everyone else, but it means the whole season for these two team.

For Iowa State, they’ve always been in the shadow of Iowa for years.  Sure, there’s been times when the Cyclones were up and the Hawkeyes were down.  But last year and especially this year, Iowa State is taking a back seat.  They axed coach McCarthy last year and ended up with what looks like a trade with Auburn.  McCarthy went on the head coach the Tigers where Iowa State got defensive coordinator Paul Rhodes.  It’s a new regime for the Cyclones and expectations are that this guy will be instilling defense into a league that forgot how to spell it.

Meanwhile, Manhattan’s favorite son has returned in the form of Bill Snyder 2.0 to build back the program that was once a national title contender.  After the embarrassing skid mark that was Ron Prince, Snyder 2.0 is back to bring street cred back to the Wildcats.  And he’s doing it in the same way that Rhodes is trying to do up north.   Defense and a big ole running game is what was missing last year and Snyder 2.0 is hell bent on bringing it back.   Fortunately he has help in a JuCo transfer by the name of Daniel Thomas to help lead the way.

So today’s game is much more than deciding who will share the cellar with Colorado in the Big 12 North this year.  It’s a progress game.  The winner will have a better shot at making the most improvement this year.  The loser will have to eat it and plan on building for much longer.  Being the Kansas State grad that I am, I’m pulling for Snyder 2.0.  But I think the fact that I’m not going to Arrowhead shows just how close this game might be.  Let’s hope it’s not on ugly game on both sides of the field.  Now off to the bunker.  IT’S FARMADGEDDON!

Barspotting: Pointing to the Scoreboards


This week finds us in the middle of Johnson County and at a neat little place called Scoreboards.  We’ve been there before the blog started off and we’re pretty sure it’s a good time.  There used to be a Scoreboards in Manhattan but we don’t think it’s the same bar.  Sometimes sports bars survive on their own without a website, but we think these guys could use one.  It was super hard to find a pic or logo of the place.  Maybe we can open up a KCCGD hosted space for bars around the area.   Or post some ideas for Scoreboards below and we’ll talk to the manager Saturday.

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Crib Sheet: Better Late Than Never


It seems recovery from the float trip took longer than expected.  Well, that and KCCGD headquarters purchased a new laptop that’s in the middle of indoctrination.  The radio shows are starting to talk more college ball and the preview magazines are popping up on the stands.  We have about a month and a half to go for the big show and the new laptop will help us in getting ready for the relaunch.   In the meantime, here’s this week’s belated Crib Sheet:

  • Looks like people are making bank from student athlete autographs on eBay.   The NCAA is trying to lock it down but we don’t see the issue.  They are already building a fortune off of these kids, why not let some other small entrepreneur make a couple of bucks from an autograph?
  • As expected, the cheap ticket deal for K-State and Bill Snyder’s return blew up all over.  John Currie commissioned more tickets and it looks like they were snatched up fast too.  I’ve been to games there and a $9 ticket versus a $50 tickets makes a world of difference.  Currie should really do more tickets because the game wouldn’t sell out otherwise.
  • Erin Andrews will now skirt the sidelines in video game form for EA’s NCAA College Football 2010.  Apparently she spend days recording insightful comments to be dropped during the game.  That’s great.  We wonder if they did her up a 3D modeling suit for better precision on microphone holding.  Oh to be that suit…….or in the hotel room.
  • Graham Harrell is heading to Canada.  After not getting a sniff from the NFL, he will be smelling the brisk Canadian air for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.  Many say he’s a product of the Texas Tech system but we’d like to think his career path is going down the same road that Warren Moon went.
  • Get your tickets fast, folks, Notre Dame will play Army at Yankee Stadium.  This has been rumored before and now they will play in 2010.  Around the Kansas City area, Arrowheads plays host to some college games as well as the Big 12 Championship every once in awhile.  Hopefully this will lead to more and more big time games being played in a large enough stadium.
  • University of South Florid kicker Maikon Bonani fell 35ft off a Busch Gardens ride.  An employee was injured too while holding on to the door that he thought was unlocked.  Apparently the ride took off and Bonani and the employee fell.  Yeah, the Purple Yeti will not go on roller coaster rides.
  • Ron Simmons, former WWE and WCW wrestler, is now in the college football hall of fame.  He used to play for Florida State and ended up being an All American.  We here at the KCCGD congratulate Ron and wish him a big ole DAMN.