Anyone who heard Bill Maas on “Fescoe in the Morning” on 610 AM-KCSP on Monday felt the former Chiefs lineman had inside information that Chiefs’ General Manager Scott Pioli was going to be fired this week.
“I think you’re going to see unprecedented history happen this week in the NFL. I don’t think we’ve ever seen a GM fired in the middle of the season. It’s just become the logical thing to do.” Maas told Fescoe.
No one who heard the prediction live had any doubt that Maas had any reservations about his bold statement.
“Maas dropped this bombshell on Fescoe’s show and he did not do it casually,” noted Greg Hall on his popular sports blog GregHallKC.com.” He sounded extremely confident in what he was saying.”
Fescoe and his KCSP cohorts ran with the Maas prediction as if Maas was some sort of legitimate journalist with a breaking news story. Keep in mind that Maas has had some pretty bad personal issues over the years that should have hurt any credibility he might have had breaking any stories.
As the week comes to an end it is painfully obvious that Maas was completely wrong on his prediction. So wrong that it now appears Pioli might be in even better shape today despite the team’s horrendous 1-5 mark.
Instead of running into a corner and hiding, Pioli did a number of interviews this week and promptly bitch-slipped sports talk show hosts in Kansas City. Many have even admitted he took them to the woodshed. He has intimidated the Kansas City sports talking heads to the point of submission.
When Pioli grants an interview it is on his terms. That’s the real story and a sad one for journalism.