Dec 7, 2016|
Blair Kerkhoff from the KC Star joins Bob and Jeff to talk, Royals trades, KState football and the big Chiefs/Raiders game on Thursday.
Jeff and Jason conclude their NCAA draft game, then touch on subjects including the World Baseball Classic and La Var Ball, father of UCLA's Lonzo Ball, and his thoughts on his sons playing in the NBA.
Jeff and Jason pick 16 teams in the NCAA tournament who are lower seeds to win games in a game to see show
Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal World joins the show from Tulsa where KU will play. He breaks down the Jayhawks plan in their NCAA opening match.
Jeff and Jason Duda discuss KState's opening NCAA game against Wake Forest and Mt. St. Marys win over New Orleans.
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All right. Let's go. JB Holmes. Throwing stones a week. On the drive past sympathies for the doubles it's clear is where her car from the Kansas City Star Larry how are. They've got I don't we're doing well thank you a busy day in Kansas city of good the raiders and chiefs of monumental game coming up tomorrow island. And a huge trade today that the chiefs made sending Lloyd Davis to Roy cubs of the royals that sending Lloyd Davis to the code for. Or based solar so let's start with a baseball trade is this this what what does this signal I've heard date more talk about it. He's kind of a little bit having to speak out of both sides of his mouth. Trying to reassure fan base that they still plan to contend and try to sign some of their pending free agents but man that's who's in Davis is a blow. Yet it is it's it's definitely a blow for a couple reasons certainly. But the team itself is losing it. It's close observer the guy who saved 27 games stand even though he wasn't at the peak of his. You know performance. In sixteen because of the arm troubles. You know he was he was otherworldly in fifteen import any. I don't know we're gonna see that Wade Davis again. In the arm the arm troubles kind of bothered me because he but he came back eight BTU what they needed at the same velocity. So I think that was sort of the thinking of the royal exactly what you know what. But out of the percentage of 2015. Wade Davis what the world got to seeing it spin is seventeen I I'm not sure what that number is. The other thing is he's the first player who would hear Iraq holds Spain you know from thirteen fourteen to gain. And day in the last year if they that a guy like Billy Butler James Shields. You know they intend or morality and had a bouquet they were here one of the of the championship each year the AL chipped two years. But Doug Vogt. Wait David I think. Four so the way he performed didn't especially what he did in games sixty ale to yet to get the blue jays really endeared himself to stand based here so much. And stamp it out day I don't think it's a bad baseball loop that I if it spills all the royals right field and have. Probably you know much better pop in the bat with the law are. But probably lose on the deep as a side note did note no doubt about it the need tight in all Orlando together were battered principally then. So Lar is but but I do they do pick up some pop in the bat so there's one position that that and take care of now the royals and everyday position. Where do you expect this to lead to to more trades now that the Kansas City is pulled the trigger on wall underneath think. They accomplish you know could cutting payroll finding an everyday right fielder and now they'll move forward with what they have. I wouldn't be surprised to put sort drug diced and moved up along if that's the the deal was right for the royals. There were some but what are what did that last night there were some buzz about him in the Oakland case. But there haven't heard anything more about today so I think that would be the only other one out for the royals. A defect case then look at that they've betrayed that they you know the group that did the Wade Davis trade is is just one that they will be made news. You know to get themselves they're better you know at least better. Lined up position for next year and a better financial position the following years. And might allow them to keep one of the impending reagents for eighteen that they might have otherwise been able signs like. I don't think it was a bad move in tonight and I don't think anything else it's gonna happen would be certainly of this magnitude. Barker prop from the Kansas City Star whether it's it's always interesting to follow these things and in a larger scale you see what the White Sox have done trading. Chris Sale yesterday for a huge hall. From Boston and just a few moments ago traded. Outfielder Adam Eaton. To Washington for another huge tall so. It appears that the White Sox while probably not being competitive. In 2000 it's seventeen. Could be rare really competitive in 2000 by 2019. Let's say how much is that. Factor into what the royals might do. Well but at that point. I how I interpret the book flights are done the last couple days as well. You know like I think in the short term it helps the royals it's just it is to put another even other than the White Sox have been behind the oil the last year's. I think that keeps them behind the royal for awhile tonight at ten. You can you can look at it team in the division where are you a bit that maybe you can get. You know they're eighteen or nineteen times in maybe 1213 victory so power that that that knows all things I mean that. The Arab you do you are you watching to Asian rivals to be a week or so you can have a record at that it's pitched he'd have to get the first Asian. Because Cleveland certainly didn't get a weaker and and in the and I am he has tigers and a in the twin haven't heard much about them during the salt eaten but. The White Sox certainly I think have are looking long term member of the White Sox were in the speed that they. Think they had it also makes use of topic content and it was just the you know or another does that sees the bad. In debt and so they're starting over Chris Sale of course nobody in the divisions. Unhappy to see him leave all the the world at bats against him. It seemed like Adam Eaton or up the royals he was always on base against those guys I'm not going to be sad to see him in the in the differently. Blair what do you make of the all big twelve football team especially K state winning the defensive newcomer of the year and Jordan Willis winning. Defense of player of the year first time they swept those awards I think since. I'm 1999. So what does that say about K State's. The evolution of their defense over the course of the season. Well yeah how about data mean that you're going to you that we ought to be a little. You know indeed it is that we saw happen it was really close to cornered an entirely toward wills with the right all I've heard him repeat of the player of the year. I think he's very deserving. Of army came down between him endorse or wrong answer but that those two guys were both. Guess superb this year but. But yet it look like I'm I'm. Eight yep maybe I'm wrong about this but it because interstate it ended up eaten. The border between Google and the portable means you're paler and I think who else TCU beat there. Great yet used it looks so but. But act it's a work in the interstate in really good bounce back year. All of the wildcat in. Think it's a McCree most the next year with a piece is coming back in. I don't think they're gonna go into next year under the radar base actually they have a good bowl game against the against Agassi and am diabetic. The Soviet team that. He might seek it in the top three of the big twelve next season in the media. You know may be sent said cost side erupts for you know one biggie. You know I don't say one last run but but it but another run at a typical idol. Donald Blair Kirk come from the Kansas City Star let's get to it because it's kind of raiders week here on our show because operators guy now. How big is this a half. A big adult lap Blair laughed Blair Albert how big is this game what when's the last game of this magnitude. Outside of the World Series won the last chief's game of this magnitude. It in the regular season. And yeah I've got to that I really have to think hard about this you know they've been in the playoffs I'm. Bill last year than any reached first year when he and would there are aliens. Post six with Herm Edwards but. You know big big board. The debate bit but when he had he won the division but it would a week that speaks into the did epic showdown game local call. I you've got to go back a long way to have a game that highly anticipated the regular season. That as is that what I'm sure there to Broncos games somewhere along the way that that. It would inject it records toward the end but nothing jumps to mind that they give me that it's gonna do a huge numbers nationally are not EP and the fact that they go to Thursday night and out of Sunday games. You know it got everybody here revved up it's it's a huge game. It's huge because the raiders are played better than it dissipated that. There's the pat that Jack Del Rio as martyrs who I think a little bit at a schedule. I thought they were gonna be approved but I didn't know they were going to be it could be you know a division Ender. This year achieve improvement starting latched you would they haven't they just carried it into this year there are such a good quarterback and an and really one of the bright future shores of the league I believe that the weapons like receiver. I gotta say I think I think the with the Chichi here I get in the they've got so much Cold War right now not a bad luck not the least of which is to get help that looks like Jeremy back and play more night and they're not at anybody scratched with a game in Houston back and played well and it looked like Philip gained quarterback didn't buy it last week in Atlanta is back like he looked like going to be under percent ready physically as well. Yeah like course and I'll have and I'm I'm a believer in Oakland and the its future I think they're going to be around awhile in this division. But are they ready for this kind of game on this kind of stage it'll do it'll be real litmus test for of that organization I think. It will it will dip or not I don't they get that balance to grow the book of the greater I think that you're right I gonna be good for a while. And here's another thing about it idea I don't think that he collapsed on in quite the year. I think you're gonna need the playoffs could build the winner of Thursday's game is going to be the war or you know wonder who's seen it got her trump on the polluters that are either by art student. As a wild card team and I think it a lot Kirk in the going to be better than either the they've been the division winner of the south with the gore didn't win that game in and get aligned with you know the AFC west winner. In the yeah in the division round of the playoffs so. It is open win state if they've got a nice lead to four game lead over the chiefs. But it's huge win you know they'll they'll be tied the standing but the speech shall ever eaten sweep over the over the raiders. And a more favorable schedule going down the stretch but more ball games that. And Oakland so. There's something about the way to teach a played in the war on especially these last two weeks have just been you know to let you know an unbelievable both the win at Denver two weeks ago it. And then last week in Atlanta in don't win the way the chiefs are winning. It just seems to be something about this this team this year they cheer. They it it's hard to pick against. I like the something about the chiefs is sandy Reid but that's just my opinion use those who have mastermind he's a very good coach. Blair thank you very much for your time we always enjoy it. That's a regular Acker come from the Kansas City Star will come back. It is raiders chiefs week here on the drive LA if you are at their own thing allies. Lots to talk about what that game is Jeff. We'll lose two lawsuits talk about the case today the honors. 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