Cassel came to the Chiefs in 2009 following a strong final season with the New England Patriots, but he mostly never lived up to his potential. His best season with the Chiefs was 2010 when he threw for 3,116 yards, 27 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. He was owed $7.5 million for the 2013 season, The Star reports. He played in nine games last year and missed some time with a concussion.
Hey Jayhawk fans - download the @fannect sports app and prove that KU has the best fans #kubball fannect.me
- Bill Self (@CoachBillSelf) March 8, 2013
When the Fannect smartphone app launched at the end of February, creators Hunter Browning and Will Coatney told The Pitch that Kansas basketball coach Bill Self would be endorsing the app via his Twitter page. That endorsement finally came at 8:47 a.m.
The exposure is huge for Fannect, which is out to prove whose fans are the best in college and pro sports. Four hours after Self fired off the 140-character thumbs up, 61 people have retweeted it and 28 have made it a favorite.
Cole, a host on KFAN 100.3, spends the year collecting listener submissions of utterly ridiculous things said by sportswriters, play-by-play announcers, players and other sports personalities. Every spring, he hosts a March Madness-style tournament of the absurd quotes that are voted on by listeners. This year's tournament is the fifth that Cole has done, and the Royals' Hudler has one of the final eight preposterous statements left in the field. And it's a serious, painfully hilarious contender to win it all.
The Royals are undefeated through 11 games. After tying their first contest, they've won the last 10 times that they've stepped on the diamond. Half of that amount would have been enough to discuss what's happening.
If enough time passes, apparently you can laugh about anything. Former Royal George Brett had some fun at the expense of current Royals Alex Gordon and Jeff Francoeur during Spring Training.
In a video posted today by MLB Fan Cave, Gordon and Francoeur are giving a small group a lesson on how to pine tar a bat. They're poking fun at Brett when he comes roaring into the frame, demanding to know what they're doing. After Big-Timing them (he suggests Francouer should be "over in the batting cage hitting off a tee"), Brett then cracks up and the stunned crowd and two players laugh alongside him. Whether it's a setup or an actual prank is up for debate, but either way the Royals have had plenty to laugh about in Arizona this spring, compiling a 9-0-1 record.
The Kansas City Star reports that Bill Self confirmed the Jayhawks will wear the uniforms for at least one game in the conference tournament, but not after that. Some KU fans are hoping that the jerseys don't even make it that far. A petition posted today on We The People is asking the Obama administration to "Stop Kansas basketball from wearing the new uniforms proposed by adidas [sic]," and reads as follows:
After a tumultuous offseason that saw Sporting Kansas City ditch Livestrong from its stadium's name, and saw the loan of fan favorite Kei Kamara to Norwich City in England, the team got to be in the spotlight for some good news yesterday. Of course, the Chiefs' blockbuster trade for quarterback Alex Smith stole quite a bit of Sporting's thunder. Nonetheless, the club unveiled its new jerseys on Thursday. And they're plenty different from the old uniforms.
According to a team press release, this two-tone shirt is meant to represent the team's presence on both sides of the state line. "The new primary jersey showcases the team's Sporting Blue and Dark Indigo colors through a trendy asymmetrical design that emphasizes the state line brand element, which was introduced during the club's rebrand in 2010. The state line represents the shared border between Kansas and Missouri, with Sporting Kansas City having strong ties to both sides of the state line."
It appears that all the speculation from last weekend about where San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith was going has panned out. ESPN has confirmed that Smith, who was the No. 1 draft pick in 2005, will be traded to the Chiefs when the trade window opens on March 12.
The Chiefs, who have the first overall pick in this year's draft, are sending San Francisco a second-round pick (No. 34 overall) and a later conditional pick. Smith, 28, is due $8.5 million in guaranteed money for the upcoming season. The quarterback was having a strong season in 2012, including a memorable October Monday Night Football performance in which he completed 26 of 28 passes, before being sidelined with concussion problems.
The Chiefs' off-season rebirth is possibly going to have another major component in a couple of weeks. After hiring Andy Reid as the team's new head coach and John Dorsey as the new general manager, the team still needs a new quarterback. And reports indicate that the San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith is coming to town in a trade.
CBS Sports reporter Jason La Canfora tweeted yesterday that the 49ers had a deal in place that was "effectively complete." The trade can't be completed until March 12 when the NFL's new year begins. NFL.com similarly reports that the Chiefs are the club showing the most interest in Smith
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