Kansas City Sports Monitor

Kansas City Sports Monitor

The Kansas City Sports Monitor provides news and analysis for the Kansas City sports fan. We cover the Chiefs, Royals and Sporting Kansas City on the professional level as well as Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri on the college level. It's sports news for the thinking fan. We are informative and entertaining without being outrageous.... Show More

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In this episode I discuss the following:

  • Kansas' case might be referred to the new Independent Accountability Review Process.
  • MLB is talking with the players about health and safety as well as pay in a possible 2020 season.
  • MLB is close to presenting its plan for reorganizing the minor leagues for 2021.
  • The NFL made changes to the Rooney Rule and might soon change the on-side kick.
  • Colleges are going to let players train on campus s...
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    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • Major League Baseball is working on plans to start the season.
  • The Los Angeles Rams are running into problems with their new stadium.
  • NASCAR postponed it upcoming weekend at Kansas Speedway.
  • Colleges are beginning to cut sports and postseason tournaments.
  • ESPN is changing its Monday Night Football booth.
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    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • The NCAA responded to Kansas' response to the notice of allegations and they aren't happy.
  • The NFL schedule was released and the Chiefs host the season-opener.
  • The Chiefs made a few roster moves.
  • The NFL told clubs hw team facilities should be reopened.
  • CBS Sports hired a replacement for Dan Fouts.
  • We now know the dates of the Kansas and Missouri football series.
  • Kansas lowered its basketba...
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    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • The Chiefs released a punter and quarterback and extended an MVP.
  • Amazon renewed its contract with the NFL.
  • Kansas and Kansas State coaches are taking pay cuts.
  • The NCAA is moving closer to allowing name, image and likeness earnings for student-athletes.
  • Another trial balloon was floated about how MLB would start its season.
  • NASCAR set its restart date and will do so with a unique schedule.
  • The Kan...

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    April 26, 2020 44 min

    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • The Chiefs drafted six players in the 2020 NFL draft.
  • Major League Baseball released its report on the Boston Red Sox cheating scandal.
  • Major League Baseball is being sued for not refunding money to people who bought tickets to games that have been postponed because of the Wuhan Chinese coronavirus.
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    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • The Wuhan Chinese coronavirus is still affecting the world of sports with some new information this week.
  • The G-League is trying to beat out college basketball blue bloods for the best high school players.
  • Brett Veach talked about contracts for Patrick Mahomes and Chris Jones.
  • Drew Brees knows what he is going to do after his playing career is over.
  • CBS Sports  is making changes to its NFL broadc...
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    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • Missouri and Kansas are reportedly close to starting up a football series.
  • The NFL draft is back in the news with information on how it might happen.
  • People within college football appear to have a strong conviction for having a season somehow.
  • Kansas State basketball lost another guard to the transfer portal.
  • Big 12 administrators are taking a pay cut.
  • Major League Baseball has an idea on how to ...
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    April 5, 2020 28 min

    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • President Trump met with several league commissioners to discuss them getting back to playing games.
  • The Chiefs agreed to a new contract with WR Sammy Watkins and free agent TE Ricky Seals-Jones.
  • Aldon Smith is back in the NFL.
  • Marcus Garrett was named the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year.
  • Missouri has three underclassmen declaring for the NBA draft.
  • Cartier Diarra found a new home.
  • Pac 12 com...
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    March 29, 2020 19 min

    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • The Chiefs re-signed one player from last season's team and lost another one.
  • Kansas agreed to what should be an exciting home-and-home series.
  • Major League Baseball agreed on when it will start the season.
  • I looked at the current state of college sports and how where thing are going from here.
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    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • The Chiefs made a few roster moves.
  • There were some notable NFL transactions.
  • Cartier Diarra entered the transfer portal.
  • People went crazy about the NCAA shutting down Trevor Lawrence's attempt to raise money but they didn't.
  • The Big 12 discussed how much money it lost with the cancellation of the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments.
  • MLB and the MLBPA reached an agreement on how to proceed with t...
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    March 22, 2020 31 min

    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • The Chiefs lost another player to free agency but added two.
  • There were several NFL free agency signing.
  • Tray Jackson is transferring from Missouri.
  • How do the 2008 and 2020 Kansas basketball teams compare?
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    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • The Chiefs lost a few players but other opportunities might be opening up for them.
  • NFL trades and free agent signings started with the new league year on Wednesday.
  • College conferences are canceling athletics for the rest of the school year.
  • The Royals optioned three players to Triple-A.
  • Major League Baseball talked a little about its plans for the season and there is a top pitcher who is going ...
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    March 15, 2020 31 min

    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • The NFLPA accepted the owner's CBA proposal.
  • I read through Kansas' response to the NCAA allegations and Kansas fans do not agree with my thoughts on this.
  • MLB had a minor league player test positive for the Wuhan Chinese coronavirus and they are trying to decide how to proceed with the season.
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    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • The Wuhan Chinese coronavirus has brought the sports world to a stop.
  • The NFL offseason deadlines have changed recently.
  • There were a couple of items of note in Major League Baseball.
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    March 8, 2020 56 min

    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • Kansas won at Texas Tech to win the Big 12 conference title outright.
  • Missouri won at home against Alabama with defense.
  • Kansas State beat Iowa State in Manhattan behind a career-high performance by Xavier Sneed.
  • The conference tournament brackets are set.
  • Bracketology has a change in the #1 seeds.
  • The Royals reassigned some of their top pitching prospects to minor league camp.
  • Sporting won its hom...
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    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • Kansas released its response to the NCAA's notice of allegations.
  • Kansas clinched the Big 12 title.
  • Kansas State lost its tenth consecutive game at Oklahoma State.
  • Missouri dropped its second consecutive game at Mississippi.
  • Bracketology is getting near the end as we start conference tournament play.
  • Mike Krzyzewski made comments this week that he should not be questioned.
  • The NFLPA has started...
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    March 1, 2020 50 min

    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • Kansas beat Kansas State in a closer-than-expected game.
  • Missouri lost at home to Mississippi State.
  • There is a problem with KenPom ratings.
  • Should the Chiefs sign Chris Jones?
  • Should the Royals trade Whit Merrifield?
  • Sporting started the season with a road victory.
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    February 28, 2020 48 min

    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • Royals and Sporting KC won't be available for some people unless you change your TV provider.
  • Kansas easily defeated Oklahoma State
  • Missouri won at Vanderbilt.
  • Kansas State lost again.
  • We learned a little more about the Chiefs' offseason plans.
  • We are waiting for the players' vote on the the CBA proposal from the NFL.
  • There is a new bowl game next season.
  • The Royals are seeing positive p...
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    February 23, 2020 48 min

    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • Kansas controlled and won a huge game at Baylor.
  • Missouri fought but lost at Arkansas.
  • Kansas State lost another game, this time at home to Texas.
  • The Big 12 race is a two-team battle.
  • The projected top seeds in the NCAA tournament changed some this weekend.
  • The NFL and NFLPA are working on a new CBA.
  • The Royals started Cactus League games.
  • We learned a little more about Ryan Newman's injuries f...
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    February 21, 2020 34 min

    In this episode I discuss the following:

  • The NFL and NFLPA are working on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and it needs to be in place by next week.
  • Kansas easily beat Iowa State and now faces Baylor on Saturday in what is a huge game.
  • Missouri backed up its upset of Auburn with a win at home against Mississippi.
  • Kansas State is having all kinds of issues in what has become a disappointing season.
  • Texas' Shaka Smart could be do...
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