To say the least, KCSP-610 AM morning sports talker “Bulldog” Bob Fescoe was upset at the Kansas City Chiefs after the team was run off the field by the Buffalo Bills on Sunday by 18 points for its second straight blowout loss to start the season.
In fact, his over-the-top rant Monday morning has become a hot topic across the country and is spreading like wildfire. It is now featured on the highly popular sports site Yardbarker, which links to an “Awful Announcing” site that highlights sports talkers, which is linked to the “Deadspin” site that initially posted it nationwide.
His rant even was featured in the New York Daily News (LINK).
“About 97 percent of the folks in KC and around the country have agree with my rant,” said Fescoe on his show Thursday, noting that ESPN’s Mark Schlereth was one of the few who didn’t, accusing Fescoe of “never playing football past eighth grade and nicknamed himself “Bulldog.”
See the ESPN piece below.
Fescoe said today he invited Schlereth on his show, but said the former NFL player chickened out. “He’s real comfortable saying things in an ESPN studio, but afraid to come on my show,” he noted sarcastically.
Fescoe admitted to Bottom Line today that he was surprised at the speed his message traveled across the country.
“I was surprised it took off nationally as quick as it did,” he told us. “It really shows the passion of chiefs fans and how we are all tired of this losing. Its not just the 0-2 start, its 6825 days without a playoff win!”
Yardbarker headlined its story “Radio host takes Chiefs grief to entertaining, hyperbolic heights” and then noted ”You’d think a town like KC would be desensitized to losing, but this angry sports shock jock is here to loudly state his displeasure with his 0-2 team.”
“Awful Announcing” noted in its story:
“You would think a sports talk shock jock in Kansas City would be numb to losing, soul-sucking franchises, what with the Royals and all. But, Fescoe takes this occasion to call out the entire Chiefs organization and rip the players to shreds. See folks, this is the dark side that parity in the NFL and having hope brings.”
“You’re embarrassing your mother, you’re embarrassing your father, you’re embarrassing the city, you’re embarrassing your wife and your children… and your dog too! And your cat! You’re an embarrassing trainwreck to the 2.5 million people that call this metro area home.”
Fescoe is used to controversy. In 2006, the Kansas City Royals yanked his (along with fellow talker Rhonda Moss’s) press credentials for the rest of the baseball season for asking tough questions at a press conference.
To his credit, after his Chiefs rant he went to Arrowhead to cover the team.
Some highlights from Fescoe’s Chiefs meltdown:
“You give people nothing to live for. You suck.”
“I’ve got more passion at 6:18 this morning than you have for 8 freaking quarters. Every one of you sucks!”
“Every professional athlete in this town blows right now!”
“They should make prisoners watch the Chiefs! That should be punishment! The Chiefs are torturing the city right now!”