Archive for the ‘KC Sports & Fitness’ Category

KC SPORTS: 2012 MAY HAVE BEEN WORSE YEAR EVER

The January issue of Kansas City Sports & Fitness is out and available throughout the Kansas City area. Bottom Line’s John Landsberg has written for the publication for several years and his January column discusses how bad 2012 was in KC in sports, how women should play with the same tools and rules as men, and how we...

KC SPORTS & FITNESS: TIME FOR SOME RULE CHANGES

The December issue of Kansas City Sports & Fitness is out and available throughout the Kansas City area. Bottom Line's John Landsberg has written for the publication for several years and his December column discusses some of the rule changes that could be made to improve the game of football along with some other thoughts...

KC SPORTS & FITNESS: TIME FOR FANS TO DIAL IT DOWN

By John Landsberg-----Several years ago I was a soccer referee and doing a match between a pair of third-grade teams.  These were great games to referee because instead of running for an hour, you could pretty much just walk around casually. They were fun. Keep in mind this this was not Sporting Kansas City-type soccer. These were little boys and girls simply running around kicking a ball for ...

KC SPORTS & FITNESS: TIME TO PAY ‘STUDENT-AT..

First, let me say I love college football.  There is nothing greater than watching a college football game on a Saturday afternoon. But, as we enter the heart of the college football season I am convinced that top male athletes who are playing football and basketball for “Good old Big U” are really getting screwed.  It is almost criminal. A number of things have arisen in this college ...

KC SPORTS & FITNESS: NOT FAIR BEING A CHIEFS, ROYA..

If you learn only one thing it should be that life is not fair. Several years ago a dear friend was very sick. I was complaining to her about how unfair it was for some gas stations to double and triple their prices right after 9/11. “How can gas stations gouge people right after a national tragedy?” I asked. “Remember, John, life’s not fair,” she said very calmly.  “But we c...

ROYALS’ SEASON ENDS IN JULY, TIME FOR CHIEFS

Isn’t it sad? The Kansas City Royals’ baseball season officially ended on July 13, 2012. Okay, technically, the official season finale will be October 3 versus the Tigers at Kauffman Stadium.  But in the real world---where Royals fans have been forced to live for decades--- it ended on July 13. On July 10th Kauffman Stadium had just hosted the Major League All-Star game won by the Natio...

YES, KANSAS CITY, THE ALL-STAR GAME IS A BIG DEAL

KC SPORTS & FITNESS, JULY 2012 By John Landsberg This month Kansas City will host Major League Baseball’s 84th All-Star Game at beautiful Kauffman Stadium at the fantastic Truman Complex. Yes, some locals have complained about some of the refurbishing done in some of KC’s worst areas to put on a happy face for vi...

HUMDRUM ROYALS, CONCUSSION CONFUSION, COLLEGE COST QUAG..

     The email came from my superb editor Alan Eskew:  “Steve wants you to write a column about the Royals.” My first thought was  “Ugh.”     It’s not that I dislike the Royals.  In fact, I really like the team.  I like the manager.  I consider PR guy Toby Cook a friend.  Kauffman Stadium is beautiful.     And while many folks seem to take their frustrations out on owne...

‘OUR TIME’ SEEMS TO BE SLIPPING AWAY FROM 2012 ROYA..

    “This is our time…”       Boy, I honestly wished the Kansas City Royals would have used a different slogan for this year’s team.       On the surface it is not a bad slogan.  It is designed to tell the fans “Hey, we have been awful for decades now, but this season will be different.”         It is a slogan of hope.  And with an even mediocre start fans coul...

GOLF MAY BE LAST BASTION OF INTEGRITY IN SPORTS

   “The greatest game there is…Ask anybody. It's fun, it's hard......and you stand on the green grass, and it's just you and the ball. There ain't nobody to beat up on but yourself…It's the only game you can call penalty on yourself. If you're honest, which most people are. There just ain't no other game like it…- Yes sir. - The greatest game there will ever be. Just you and ...