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Comment Archives: stories: Best of Kansas City: Sports & Recreation

Re: “Best Yoga Teacher

I am suprised at this comment. Let me guess--you attend what you think is a yoga class by someone who has a subconscious competitive attitude about the fact that a relatively unknown girl can walk onto the scene and gather the following by destiny and sheer love for the roots of the tradition to be named such a thing which, to my knowledge, has never been publicly recognized before by any mass media in the Kansas City Metro Area or even the region besides, possibly, Chicago. I am honored that my students--who were all beautiful, dedicated, bright, powerfully talented people of all walks of life--a vast majority of them leaders--in the Art District, as well as all the way down south as far as 151st, possibly further--would pow-wow around the ideas I was spitting and put Power Yoga on the map. Not for me. Not for Asiatic spiritual practices that the country needs like salve on a lifelong wound. Not for Kest/Santa Monica Power Yoga, which I gave all my life force energy to sharing for three years teaching at some of the finest shalas in the area because my heart told me to, and I saw result. Period. But for the benefit of anyone who came to any one of my classes in the hopes that there was more of themselves to access and that there was nothing more I, as a soul, living on this planet, would like to empower than that. My understanding is that the woman who wrote this accurate synopsis of my classes out of a particular space, at that particular time in my teaching, was a dedicated aspirant in my class. She is a rarity, at this point, for most News Journalists, and in my fair opinion, is a natural teacher who could also benefit the tradition. If U cannot handle the somewhat abrasive quality of "The Pitch," why R U reading it? As an honest-to-goodness spiritual devotee, I am grateful that The Pitch helped to expose my teaching, yoga, in general, and certainly Power Yoga, in 2007, which helped calm, center, and bring balance to the yogic Force in Kansas City, in my humble opinion. Just so you know, expressions like this are a huge part of the reason I elected to move away from Kansas City. So unkind. So judgmental. Where is your love? Enlightenment within, shining to the out to you and the entire city. Amy Jin Phoenix, Arizona P.S. The burning, however, is actually what the holy disciples were looking for. What we call a workout, Indians call flowing "asana," doing it for a different reason, and in my experience, it does, in complete and total fact, burn off all forms of impurities and leave little else to be experienced except one's unique, personal expression of Source. God. Be at peace. Satya 2 U.

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Posted by Amy Jin on 10/16/2010 at 10:04 PM

Re: “Best Pickup Tennis Games

A Minor miracle you could say

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Posted by theoriginalturnips on 10/15/2010 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Best Pickup Tennis Games

A Minor miracle you could say

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Posted by theoriginalturnips on 10/15/2010 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Best Flag Football League

Where does the $275 entry fee go? The fields are crappy and you have to ref your own games.

Posted by Darryl on 10/14/2010 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Best Flag Football League

Where does the $275 entry fee go? The fields are crappy and you have to ref your own games.

Posted by Darryl on 10/14/2010 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Best Coach

Jerry, the category is for best coach in 2010 not ever. Even with 3 loses to KU, bringing in the players he did to Manhattan to go from no appearance in the tourny to Elite 8 in one year was a far more impressive coaching job than KU's #1 ranked team losing in the second round. Bill Self even voted Kansas State to win the conference this year.

Posted by Tim on 10/09/2010 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Best Coach

Jerry, the category is for best coach in 2010 not ever. Even with 3 loses to KU, bringing in the players he did to Manhattan to go from no appearance in the tourny to Elite 8 in one year was a far more impressive coaching job than KU's #1 ranked team losing in the second round. Bill Self even voted Kansas State to win the conference this year.

Posted by Tim on 10/09/2010 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Best Flag Football League

What enjoyment would an Ex D1 attain by running up points on a group of newbies. Sounds like someone needed an ego stroke. Sincerely
Ex D1 DB

Posted by James on 10/08/2010 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Best Flag Football League

What enjoyment would an Ex D1 attain by running up points on a group of newbies. Sounds like someone needed an ego stroke. Sincerely Ex D1 DB

Posted by James on 10/08/2010 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Best Sports Club

They are right, we are a great club and team. We play the greatest game in the world, with a great bunch of guys, and have great supporters. Although our 2010 season is closing down right now, we are always looking for new players. 2011 season starts in March. Check out www.kcpower.com or email president@kcpower.com for details and getting involved. Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/home.p...

Posted by Bruce on 10/08/2010 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Best Sports Club

They are right, we are a great club and team. We play the greatest game in the world, with a great bunch of guys, and have great supporters. Although our 2010 season is closing down right now, we are always looking for new players. 2011 season starts in March. Check out www.kcpower.com or email president@kcpower.com for details and getting involved. Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Kansas-City-Power-Australian-Football-Club/266199376879

Posted by Bruce on 10/08/2010 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Best Sports Club

Awesome, looking forward to checking them out, unfortunately going to just miss this season

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Posted by Matt Williams on 10/08/2010 at 2:09 AM

Re: “Best Sports Club

They're not wrong. KC Power is a great sports club - we play the greatest game in the world with the greatest bunch of guys and supporters. Our 2010 season is coming to an end, but we are looking for new players for 2011 and will be having some events in the off season. Go to www.KCPower.com or contact president@kcpower.com

Posted by Brucie on 10/08/2010 at 1:20 AM

Re: “Best Sports Club

Awesome, looking forward to checking them out, unfortunately going to just miss this season

Posted by Matt Williams on 10/07/2010 at 11:09 PM

Re: “Best Sports Club

They're not wrong. KC Power is a great sports club - we play the greatest game in the world with the greatest bunch of guys and supporters. Our 2010 season is coming to an end, but we are looking for new players for 2011 and will be having some events in the off season. Go to www.KCPower.com or contact president@kcpower.com

Posted by Brucie on 10/07/2010 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Best Kickball League

To anon statement: "And frankly, the teams that left waka to join musa were the overly competitive ones that waka didn't want anyway. Not trying to be a hater here, but this article is obviously strongly biased and readers deserve to know whats up."

Personally we left WAKA for MUSA because we wanted to be in a league that was properly operated, planned, and above all organized. We were surprised to find out that for $35 bucks we got better parties (Brooksider is the sponser), more innings, and better fields. BTW there is 14 teams that play on Thursday nights, same, if not more then WAKA (so get those facts right anon). I have been happy with the switch, and while I haven't played in the other leagues aside from WAKA, MUSA is far above WAKA. Nothing against WAKA, but until that league has better leadership and non-getto fields it will always be second best. Thank you MUSA and The Kickball Guy for surprising this humble KC kickballer with an amazing league and 2 amazing seasons. But no matter what league you are in, you will have fun. Play on!

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Posted by Humble Kickballer on 10/07/2010 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Best Kickball League

I'm not certain who wrote the last comment, but I find it interesting how loosely the term "facts" is used their statement.

1) WAKA is a great league, one I participated in for a number of years. But its structure was a little to big for me to handle... I wanted something more close-knit. There are some other great leagues as well, Kansas City Sports & Social Club with Carlos Lee, Big Balls out of St. Louis commenced play this year South of Kansas City. There are even some great Parks & Rec leagues in the surrounding communities. KC has a lot of people that want to play kickball and there is plenty of room for growth.

2) WAKA generated revenue of $2.3 million dollars in 2006, in 2009 it generate revenue of $4.9 million a 3 year growth of 116%. WAKA officially has 44 employees and several part-timers that cover the regional and local levels of the league (source: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/pro....

3) MUSA hase pledged $1500 toward Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City for 2010. I know that WAKA-Kansas City has raised quite a bit in the past for local and national non-profit organizations, but for an organization in its first year, I'd say that's a pretty respectable donation.

4) The Kansas City Parks & Recreation Division rents it's athletic fields on an annual first come first served basis. Seems fair and logical and actually is pretty ethical too. For more information, please contact The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks & Recreation Department - (816) 513-7500 - parks@kcmo.org.

5) The number of innings have nothing to do with numbers... Its just a rule we have much like WAKAs rules. That's all. We have over 230 people playing in our league on Thursday nights.

6) Kickball is less competitive than flag football, softball, etc. We have a saying (and it's even in our rules) "Dickheadedness will not be tolerated." And quite honestly its not... Competitiveness is everywhere in our society and even within MUSA Kickball, but the ability to recognize that and inject some sportsmanship into the fray goes a long way.

I guess the message is, we are honored that The Pitch has bestowed upon us such a title and we'll wear it proudly throughout the year and do our best to earn it again in 2011.

If you're interested in playing kickball in any league there are several you can chose from in the KC Metro area... Don't hate, participate!

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Posted by Kickball Guy on 10/07/2010 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Best Kickball League

To anon statement: "And frankly, the teams that left waka to join musa were the overly competitive ones that waka didn't want anyway. Not trying to be a hater here, but this article is obviously strongly biased and readers deserve to know whats up." Personally we left WAKA for MUSA because we wanted to be in a league that was properly operated, planned, and above all organized. We were surprised to find out that for $35 bucks we got better parties (Brooksider is the sponser), more innings, and better fields. BTW there is 14 teams that play on Thursday nights, same, if not more then WAKA (so get those facts right anon). I have been happy with the switch, and while I haven't played in the other leagues aside from WAKA, MUSA is far above WAKA. Nothing against WAKA, but until that league has better leadership and non-getto fields it will always be second best. Thank you MUSA and The Kickball Guy for surprising this humble KC kickballer with an amazing league and 2 amazing seasons. But no matter what league you are in, you will have fun. Play on!

Posted by Humble Kickballer on 10/07/2010 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Best Kickball League

I'm not certain who wrote the last comment, but I find it interesting how loosely the term "facts" is used their statement. 1) WAKA is a great league, one I participated in for a number of years. But its structure was a little to big for me to handle... I wanted something more close-knit. There are some other great leagues as well, Kansas City Sports & Social Club with Carlos Lee, Big Balls out of St. Louis commenced play this year South of Kansas City. There are even some great Parks & Rec leagues in the surrounding communities. KC has a lot of people that want to play kickball and there is plenty of room for growth. 2) WAKA generated revenue of $2.3 million dollars in 2006, in 2009 it generate revenue of $4.9 million a 3 year growth of 116%. WAKA officially has 44 employees and several part-timers that cover the regional and local levels of the league (source: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/kickballcom). 3) MUSA hase pledged $1500 toward Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City for 2010. I know that WAKA-Kansas City has raised quite a bit in the past for local and national non-profit organizations, but for an organization in its first year, I'd say that's a pretty respectable donation. 4) The Kansas City Parks & Recreation Division rents it's athletic fields on an annual first come first served basis. Seems fair and logical and actually is pretty ethical too. For more information, please contact The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks & Recreation Department - (816) 513-7500 - parks@kcmo.org. 5) The number of innings have nothing to do with numbers... Its just a rule we have much like WAKAs rules. That's all. We have over 230 people playing in our league on Thursday nights. 6) Kickball is less competitive than flag football, softball, etc. We have a saying (and it's even in our rules) "Dickheadedness will not be tolerated." And quite honestly its not... Competitiveness is everywhere in our society and even within MUSA Kickball, but the ability to recognize that and inject some sportsmanship into the fray goes a long way. I guess the message is, we are honored that The Pitch has bestowed upon us such a title and we'll wear it proudly throughout the year and do our best to earn it again in 2011. If you're interested in playing kickball in any league there are several you can chose from in the KC Metro area... Don't hate, participate!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Kickball Guy on 10/07/2010 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Best Sports Blog

There is no sports blog that even comes near TheShiver.com. Those dude simply destroy everyone when it comes to KU news.

Posted by Tim on 10/07/2010 at 12:58 AM

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