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A sports podcast by the Kansas City Star's sports writers and columnists, including in-depth commentary and analysis on the Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC, FC Kansas City, KU, MU and K-State, Big 12 and the SEC.
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Mar 9, 2017

Kansas City Star writer Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two discuss the latest with Kansas basketball. Who are C.J.'s picks for all-Big 12? And what should fans look forward to with the Big 12 Tournament? The two also go over Twitter question topics, which include the worst second-round NCAA matchups for KU and Frank Mason IV.

Mar 7, 2017

Missouri beat writer Tod Palmer and Kansas City Star college sports columnist Blair Kerkhoff discuss Missouri's decision to fire Kim Anderson and where the program goes from here.

Mar 7, 2017

Just weeks after celebrating his 90th birthday, legendary Kansas City Royals scout Art Stewart began his 65th year in professional baseball. On Monday, he joined Kansas City Star columnist Vahe Gregorian and myself for a conversation about his first 64 years in baseball, his days cleaning the bleachers at Wrigley Field as a child in Chicago, and his role in helping the Royals sign Bo Jackson.

Feb 28, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as they discuss the latest with Kansas basketball. How good is KU's defense? And should fans feel better about the team's potential in that area in an NCAA Tournament setting? The two also take Twitter questions: Has Frank Mason already clinched national player of the year? And what's wrong with Svi Mykhailiuk? The two also talk about Devonté Graham's future before finishing up with a friendly Wichita State wager.

Feb 23, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two talk about the latest with Kansas basketball. Are the Jayhawks the most talented team in the Big 12? And is this one of coach Bill Self's best five teams at KU? The two finish the podcast with Twitter questions, which includes a debate about whether Self should rest his starters at the Big 12 tournament.

Feb 23, 2017

 

The Star's Rustin Dodd catches up with Kansas City Royals broadcaster Joel Goldberg and discusses the start of spring training, the addition of Brandon Moss, the importance of the Royals' core and how starter Jason Hammel looks exactly like Luke Hochevar. 
Feb 14, 2017

The Star's Jesse Newell is joined by Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore as the two discuss the Jayhawks' wacky 84-80 home victory over West Virginia. How exactly did KU win that game? And is this a start of a new Devonté Graham? The two also take on Twitter questions. Who is a potentially bad matchup for KU in the NCAA Tournament? And is Mitch Lightfoot on an upswing? Jesse and C.J. also examine the good and bad with the Jayhawks having so close games.

Feb 10, 2017

In this first look NFL Draft podcast, The Star's Terez Paylor and Sam Mellinger do a deep dive on Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, and whether he'd be a good long-term fit for the Chiefs. The pod includes a short interview with ESPN's Mel Kiper about Mahomes, followed by a lengthy sitdown with Mahomes, who talks about his strengths and weaknesses coming out of the Air Raid offense. Finally, Paylor and Mellinger - who have each watched hundreds of Mahomes throws - break down how well he'd fit in the Chiefs' offense.

 
Feb 8, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two discuss the latest with Kansas basketball. What went wrong for KU in a home loss to Iowa State? And how did the Jayhawks manage to hold off Kansas State in Manhattan? The two also discuss whether KU is shooting enough threes, Svi Mykhailiuk's defense and the potential of Carlton Bragg for the rest of the season.

Feb 6, 2017

Live from Super Bowl LI in Houston, The Star’s Sam Mellinger and Terez Paylor discussed one of the greatest Super Bowls of all-time, and the lessons the Chiefs can take from it. They cover the different positions the Chiefs need to improve at to get to the big game, and how the quarterback position needs to perform better to get there. They also cover Tom Brady’s all-time standing, the ridiculous Julian Edelman catch and much, much more.

 
Feb 2, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two discuss Kansas basketball. The two give takeaways from KU's win over Baylor before tackling Twitter questions. What does this team do best? What should be the biggest concern in the NCAA Tournament? And should Mitch Lightfoot play more? The two also argue over how strong the Big 12 is this season.

Jan 31, 2017
The Kansas City Star's Rustin Dodd sits down with columnist Vahe Gregorian and photographer John Sleezer to discuss their trip to the Dominican Republic to cover the funeral services for Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, who died last week at the age of 25. 

 

Jan 25, 2017

The Star's Jesse Newell is joined by Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore as the two discuss the latest with Kansas basketball. What did C.J. discover after a rewatch of KU's loss to West Virginia? And where can freshman Josh Jackson improve most? The two also preview the upcoming Kentucky game and briefly touch on early reports of an alleged rape at McCarthy Hall.

Jan 20, 2017

The Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two discuss the latest news with Kansas basketball. Can talented Josh Jackson survive without a three-point shot? And should coach Bill Self consider more retro inside-out basketball? The two also discuss KU-Kentucky, comparisons to Villanova and Melvin Weatherwax.

Jan 16, 2017
The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez Paylor dissect the Chiefs' frustrating 18-16 divisional-round home loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Where did this rank on the Chiefs' level of losing? How did the Chiefs shoot themselves in the foot? Why couldn't they stop Le'Veon Bell? Is the quarterback the problem? They discuss all that, plus answer your questions and more.​
 
Jan 13, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two take Twitter questions about Kansas basketball. How important is the Kentucky game really? And will Frank Mason end the season with a 20-point-per-game scoring average? The two also discuss Svi Mykhailuk's grade, Carlton Bragg's performance and the recruitment of Trae Young.

Jan 4, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two discuss Kansas' 90-88 victory over Kansas State. Why has KU's defense been so bad? And how can the Jayhawks fix it? The two also talk about a smart play from Devonté Graham, debate whether Dwight Coleby can be a rotation mainstay and take Twitter questions from readers.

Jan 3, 2017

 

Sam Mellinger takes a break from covering the Chiefs' division title and discusses the Royals' offseason with Kansas City Star beat writer Rustin Dodd. Sam and Rustin talk about the meaning of the quiet offseason, a possible extension for Danny Duffy and some offseason projections. A bonus crash course on the Chiefs comes at the end.
Jan 2, 2017

​​​The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez Paylor dissect the Chiefs' 37-27 win over the San Diego Chargers. Join them as they discuss Travis Kelce's mystery absence, potential playoff scenarios, fans' satisfaction level with winning the AFC West plus answer​ your questions.

 
Dec 28, 2016

The Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two discuss their predictions for the upcoming Big 12 season. What are Kansas' chances of winning at least a share of the conference title? And which team has the best chance to knock off the Jayhawks? The guys also talk about what Udoka Azubuike's injury means for KU, take mailbag questions and discuss their favorite presents.

Dec 26, 2016

​​The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez Paylor dissect the Chiefs' 33-10 win over the Denver Broncos. Join them as they discuss "Hungry Pig Flight", Travis Kelce's big day and potential playoff scenarios, plus answer​ your questions.

 

Dec 21, 2016

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell talks to Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore live from his hotel room in Las Vegas, as Kansas gets set to take on UNLV on Thursday. The two tackle KU mailbag topics: Is KU being overlooked this season? Is Svi Mykhailiuk the team's second-best NBA prospect? How many three-pointers should KU shoot? The two also discuss the best place to stay in Vegas and predict how they'd each fare in a one-on-one match against Tyler Self.

Dec 19, 2016

​​The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez Paylor dissect the Chiefs' 19-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Join them as they tried to figure out the source of the offense's woes, analyze Andy Reid's play calls and game management and answered your questions.​

 
Dec 16, 2016

On this week's episode of Chiefs NFL Matchup, The Star's Terez Paylor chats with longtime Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com as they break down Tennessee's imposing running game and probe for weaknesses on defense. Also, the entire A-Team, plus ace photographer David Eulitt, get together to discuss this weekend's game. They also make their predictions.​

 

Dec 15, 2016

The Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two hand out grades for the first semester of the KU basketball season. Who earned A's? And who needs to improve? The guys also talk about what gift the basketball team could use for the rest of the season and discuss Carlton's Bragg having his battery charges dismissed.

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