"It's amazing to me that the people in this town expect more from their sports teams than they do from their elected officials. Why do they expect more from the Chiefs and the Royals than they do of their school board, of city hall, of their downtown? If the Royals had the 'vision' of Kay Barnes, the fans would be outraged. If Tony Muser or Dick Vermeil gave answers like Kay Barnes does, the people would be outraged. And I don't care if you live in Johnson County, Lee's Summit or Belton. What happens in the Kansas City proper matters to the entire Kansas City area." -- Tom Becka, 980 KMBZ
"What's really disheartening is that all the other [NFL] teams that are going through salary cap problems have rings to go with it." -- Bill Maas, as the Chiefs dump players like Donnie Edwards to get under the cap, 810 WHB
"Playing in my hometown probably would be more exciting for my family than me." -- Ladell Betts, Iowa running back and former Blue Springs star, on the possibility of being drafted by the Chiefs, TheKansas City Star GH: What happened to every Kansas City kid's boyhood dream of playing for the Chiefs? From 1969 to the present is a long time to keep a dream alive.
"I think .500 is not out of the stretch of the imagination." -- Brian McRae, on what he expects from the 2002 Royals, 810
GH: March is for optimism when it comes to Royals baseball, but how much does it bite that the best we can hope for is winning as many games as we lose?
"The situation I'm in and the situation Mike Sweeney is in -- he's my best friend on the team and we've talked about it -- anything can happen at any time. That's the reality of the Kansas City Royals." -- Joe Randa, on the possibility of being traded, 980
"This town will boo Tony Muser, but they won't boo any of the players. Show some stones and boo the players who walk between the white lines. The fans give every player a free pass ... except Doug Henry. The fans will boo Doug Henry. I'm tired of players' getting a free pass in this town." -- Soren Petro, 980