Joe grew up in NW Kansas and has been following all the major sports for as long as he can remember. He is a graduate of Fort Hays State University and was very happy when conference realignment occurred on the D2 level as FHSU joined the MIAA Conference so he can now attend FHSU football and basketball games near the Kansas City area. Joe lives in the KC area with his wife and two dogs.
Who would have thought that having broken ribs and being placed on injured reserve could possibly give Dwayne Bowe more leverage in his contract talks with the Kansas City Chiefs.
As if an 11-1 regular season and Fiesta Bowl appearance was not enough for K-State football fans they were rewarded yesterday with a fantastic day of recruiting news.
The competition between the three teams in the AFC West not located in Denver looks to be more exciting in the offseason than it has been in the 2012 regular season.
Braden Wilson and Ryan Doerr are two seniors who will play their final home game this Saturday night when K-State takes on the Texas Longhorns.
Bill Snyder rarely goes after or gets five star prospects to come to Kansas State yet he has his team in the Top Five of the BCS. The current starting defense reflects his ability to identify talent that others have missed.
Coming off a road victory against Oklahoma every game on K-State's schedule now should be considered winnable. That does mean though that it will be easy for the Wildcats.
This weekend has the possibility of being very unkind to both pro and college football fans in the Kansas City metro area as every local team is a heavy underdog on the road.
Kansas State fans have briefly seen flashes of greatness from backup quarterback Daniel Sams this season. There is a reason why he should only contine and play during mop up time though.
The main determinations of success in the NFL are usually either Super Bowl appearances and wins or strong regular season records. Unfortunately for the AFC West they have been lacking in all of the above since 2003.
Even though Collin Klein and Arthur Brown rightfully get the majority of attention for the 2012 K-State Wildcats football team, the home opener should provide an opportunity to look out for some different players.