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Brew: KC Chiefs fans should give Dorsey a chance

Brew: KC Chiefs fans should give Dorsey a chance

I ’m going to assume that Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey has a plan. Dorsey, after all, is the same guy that pieced together a historic offseason just a year ago, spearheading KC’s transformation from league laughingstock to playoff lock. Prior to that, he experienced sustained success as the Green Bay Packers’ Director […]

Brew: Tarik Black should leave satisfied

While many college basketball seniors are being honored throughout the week, Tarik Black, Niko Roberts and Justin Wesley will be honored and will have a chance to give a speech at one of the most historic venues in college basketball. Whether it is Justin Wesley, a redshirt senior who has been with the team for […]

Brew: Russian boxer’s life threatened by lack of ringside precautions

Russian boxer Magomed Abdusalamov was 18-0. Undefeated, the victories all by knockout. Now Mago, as he is known to family and friends, lies in a rehabilitation center in upstate New York in a medically induced coma. The doctors say Mago will very likely never walk or talk again, let alone enter another boxing ring. On […]

Brew: MLB looks to permanently limit home plate collisions

This past Monday, Major League Baseball instated an experimental rule limiting (but not banning) home-plate collisions. Umpires have already begun to implement the new rule in this week’s spring training contests. Rule 7.13 states “a runner attempting to score may not deviate from his direct pathway to the plate in order to initiate contact with […]

Brew: Wichita St. needs to keep up momentum to finish strong

The Wichita State Shockers recently hit the record books when they became the first Division I men’s team to go 30-0 in a regular season after defeating Bradley on Tuesday. But fans are not shy of discussing Wichita State’s soft schedule anytime the Shockers’ success is mentioned. But let’s not ignore the fact that Wichita […]

Brew: Kansas’ conference streak outshines other teams’ accomplishments

With the win against Oklahoma on Big Monday, Kansas clinched its 10th straight Big 12 conference championship. In the past 10 years, there have been more conference championships than losses at Allen Fieldhouse. Even though Kansas has asserted its “decade of dominance” over the past 10 years and is the birthplace of basketball, other programs […]

Brew: NFL combine highlights demonstrate unnecessary reporting

Have you ever felt the urge to watch grown men run 40 yards in a straight line and then stop? What about seeing them scramble around three miniature traffic cones repeatedly? If you answered “yes” to either question, NFL Network’s current coverage of the NFL Scouting Combine may be for you. For the rest of […]

Brew: Miami Dolphins controversy comes to an end

How often do team locker rooms become the lead, the point of discussion for the media? For the Miami Dolphins, it’s been one of the most discussed sports stories among the media since early November, and the story has hit rock bottom recently. It all started when left tackle Jonathan Martin departed from the team […]

Brew: NBA All-Star weekend lacked excitement

Ben McLemore entered the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans before his first dunk of the knockout stage, dressed in a lavish purple robe on top of his jersey. But, McLemore was not alone. He was accompanied by part-owner of the Sacramento Kings, Shaquille O’Neal. After Shaq unveiled his new, “Shaqlemore” jersey, he proceeded to […]

Brew: Weis grabs more talent late in recruiting season

Things did not look particularly good midway through the 2014 recruiting season for Kansas football. Three front-line players, running back Traevohn Wrench, linebacker Kyron Watson and center Jacob Bragg, gave reason for optimism with their early verbals, but then the well ran dry for quite a while. By Dec. 1, Kansas had only secured eight […]

Brew: Sochi Olympics fail to impress

The numbers are in: the Sochi Olympics viewership ratings are historically low, and it may go down as the least watched Olympics in recent memory. Only the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics compares with this years olympiad’s paltry viewership. It’s not surprising to anybody who’s attempted to sit through strings of uninteresting events that lack compelling […]

Brew: Jayhawks should stay classy and not fuel rivals

Everyone knows the Jayhawks are on the Mount Rushmore of college basketball.  Kansas is one of those handful of teams that can refer to itself as “elite” without any argument.  While this status as a program can bring joy from consistent success, it also brings with it a burden: it’s a big deal when the […]

Brew: Baseball fans remember Ralph Kiner’s legacy

In the right field corner of Shea Stadium, a small patch of grass sits just beyond foul territory. The field was originally known as Greenberg’s Gardens. Mets’ fans know it by another name: Kiner’s Korner. By the late 2000s Ralph Kiner’s voice was slow and scratchy. His vocal chords worn out from years of dictating […]

Brew: Arrowhead Stadium has Super Bowl potential

Imagine Arrowhead Stadium, the “Sea of Red,” filled with nearly 80,000 ecstatic football fans during a Super Bowl. Kansas City would be the spectacle of the biggest sporting event and most viewed televised event. It almost happened. Feb. 1, 2015, could have been the day that the Super Bowl would be played in Kansas City, […]

Brew: Female sports journalists deserve recognition

Nothing grinds my gears more than hearing, “You’re a girl. You know nothing about sports.” Men don’t need to prove themselves before spewing a sports opinion. Why would I need to lay out my expertise and experience to do so? These days, there are more and more female sportswriters and broadcasters. They didn’t come on […]

Brew: Manning’s legacy determined by postseason

The stage was set. Just one year ago we saw perhaps the greatest defensive player of his generation, Ray Lewis, step down from the game, hoisting the Lombardi trophy. A year later, people were assuming that perhaps the greatest offensive player of the same generation, Peyton Manning, would do the same at age 37. We […]