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Royals finally get a W
The Royalsfinallly won on Monday night after six consecutive losses. It had been over a week since they had recorded a victory but they did it in exciting fashion.
The Royals and Blue Jays went to 10 innings and in the top of the 10th the Blue Jays scored to go up one. That made me feel at least that the game was about over.
A Scott Podsednik triple and a Jason Kendall sac fly tied the game then a Alberto Callapso single helped end it for the Royals scoring two in the 10th for the win. Exciting.
Eddie Kennison retiring as a Chief
Well, well, well. One of the most underrated parts of the Chiefs record-breaking offense during the Dick Vermeil era is retiring...as a Chief.
The Chiefs on Monday signed Eddie Kennison to a one-day contract so that he could technically retire as a Chief.
Fitting, isn't it?
I took to Kennison quickly when the Chiefs signed him. He had left the Broncos and quickly bashed them and Mike Shanahan so of course he fit right in. He then called the Chiefs the best team in the NFL. It all just seemed right.
Congrats to Eddie on a superb career.
Kansas basketball recruiting dominating still
In 2009, it was Xavier Henry. In 2010, it's Josh Selby. Now it appears in 2012 it'll be Nino Jackson.
Jackson is among the highest rated guards for the 2012 class and he's already been seen wearing KU gear and has all but admitted he'll be going to Kansas. He said this week that Bill Self had made him an offer and, while he didn't commit on the spot, insinuated his signature was going from pen-to-paper at some point.
Missouri at Kansas set for Feb. 7
One of the top basketball rivalries in the country will be featured on ESPN's Big Monday on Feb. 7.Missouri will travel to Lawrence to try to win in Allen Fieldhouse for the first time since....1999!
The Jayhawks are 20-8 in regular season play during the Big 12 conference era against the Jayhawks.
Anyone else jazzed to see how Josh Selby handles Mizzou's pressure D?
Kansas State, Frank Martin getting some respect
If you want to know what the nation thinks of you, then look no further than national television appearances. For Kansas State, it's plainly obvious America wants to see Frank Martin and the boys. Check out their ESPN schedule on Big Monday: Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Feb. 14 and Feb. 28.
By the way, four ESPN Big Monday games is tied with KU with the most.