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A podcast about the biggest sports stories in and around Kansas City. Covering Chiefs, Royals, Sporting KC, University of Kansas, University of Missouri, Kansas State University and more. Hosted by Blair Kerkhoff.

SportsBeat KC The Kansas City Star

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    • 4.8 • 313 Ratings

A podcast about the biggest sports stories in and around Kansas City. Covering Chiefs, Royals, Sporting KC, University of Kansas, University of Missouri, Kansas State University and more. Hosted by Blair Kerkhoff.

    Getting younger means getting better for the Kansas City Royals: podcast

    Getting younger means getting better for the Kansas City Royals: podcast

    Quite a week for a pair of Royals rookies. Starting pitcher Brady Singer produced six scoreless innings in a victory over the Dodgers on Sunday to end a 12-game winning streak for baseball’s best team. Vinnie Pasquantino homered in that game and several others. He’s hit five bombs in the last seven games and was named AL player of the week.
    Performances like that make it easy to ponder the future. Also in a couple of games this season the Royals have started seven position players who qualify as rookies. Beat writer Lynn Worthy and columnist Sam McDowell discuss the Royals and their future on today’s show, which started as a SportsBeat Live.
    Story link:
    Here’s why Vinnie Pasquantino and Nick Pratto have worked as a nice combo for the KC Royals
    https://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article264542286.html
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    • 33 min
    Don’t worry about the score. Chiefs made good impression in preseason opener: podcast

    Don’t worry about the score. Chiefs made good impression in preseason opener: podcast

    The Chiefs’ first impression was a good one. In the preseason opener, the starters and top reserves staked the Chiefs to a 14-0 halftime lead at Chicago. The Bears went on to win 19-14.
    We break it down on today’s SportsBeat KC. Beat writers Herbie Teope and Jesse Newell joined columnist Sam McDowell in identifying the highs and lows. Players from the most recent draft class like running back Isiah Pacheco, wide receiver Skyy Moore and defensive end George Karlaftis stood out. Others had a rough go. We discuss it all.
    A programming note: This is the final week of training camp at Missouri Western, which means four more days of SportsBeat Live. Join us in the conversation at 2:30 p.m., through Thursday.
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    • 35 min
    Podcast: Here are players from each position group to follow in Chiefs’ preseason opener

    Podcast: Here are players from each position group to follow in Chiefs’ preseason opener

    The Chiefs first preseason game has arrived and every player has their own story to tell. On today’s SportsBeat KC, beat writers Herbie Teope and Jesse Newell tak each position group and identify a player or two to keep an eye on against the Chicago Bears on Saturday.
    It could be a returning starter like linebacker Nick Bolton, a member of the draft class like defensive end George Karlaftis or a free agent like wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. Every player has something to prove.
    We’ll know Saturday who came up big and who has more work to do.
    Story link:
    Kansas City Chiefs’ preseason opener is Saturday: Here are 5 things (plus 1) to watch
    https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article264413261.html
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    • 36 min
    Podcast: Why Eli Drinkwitz names Brady Cook the Missouri Tigers’ starting quarterback

    Podcast: Why Eli Drinkwitz names Brady Cook the Missouri Tigers’ starting quarterback

    Missouri has a starting quarterback. The four-candidate competition concluded earlier this week when Coach Eli Drinkwitz announced Brady Cook would get the nod for the opening game.
    Cook’s ability to throw with accuracy and be a threat in the running game elevated him over Tyler Macon, Jack Abraham and Sam Horn. On today’s SportsBeat KC, Coach Eli Drinkwitz discusses his choice of Cook at the news conference, and you’ll also hear from Cook, who started last season’s bowl game.
    Jayden Jernigan, a defenisve lineman transfer from Oklahoma State, speaks to the strides made by the TIgers defense in training camp.
    Story link:
    Missouri names Brady Cook starting quarterback
    https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/sec/university-of-missouri/article264354521.html
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    • 29 min
    Who’s moving up (and down) the Kansas City Chiefs’ depth chart? A SportsBeat KC podcast

    Who’s moving up (and down) the Kansas City Chiefs’ depth chart? A SportsBeat KC podcast

    Days away from the Chiefs preseason opener the team released its first depth chart and it mostly read as expected. But trhere were a couple of surprises.
    We talk about those and on today’s SportsBeat KC with beat writers Herbie Teope and Jesse Newell along with columnist Sam McDowell.
    Also, Rashad Fenton returned to practice this week, bolstering the cornerback position, and find out which players defensive backs coach Dave Merritt called the “Fab FIve.”
    Story link:
    Chiefs assistant coach has this nickname for players in the secondary
    https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article264247206.html
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    • 35 min
    Kansas City Royals’ season pivots to the rookies. How to handle the new reality: podcast

    Kansas City Royals’ season pivots to the rookies. How to handle the new reality: podcast

    The Royals’ future is now. Bobby Witt Jr., and MJ Melendez have been with the club all or most of they season. Now they’ve been joined by players like Nick Pratto, Michael Massey and Nate Eaton. The final weeks of the season are about getting them major league experience.
    That makes the season a little sad–it means the Royals are contending–but interesting at a time when a team with the Royals; record would be playing out the string.
    On today’s SportsBeat KC, beat writer Lynn Worthy and columnist Vahe Gregorian discuss a team in transition. The show started as a SportsBeat Live.
    Story link:
    How rookies are revitalizing KC Royals: ‘All of us ... are falling in love with them’
    https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article264274446.html
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
313 Ratings

313 Ratings

pchamber ,

The Show after 2nd Pre-Season Game

As always, great Chiefs content but audio seeme a bit off today...maybe problem on my end.

Border Warrior ,

Lila Bromberg

This is a good show, but please ban Lila Bromberg from saying “tournament” ever again. This is by far her favorite word and she mispronounces it 20 to 30 times per episode. I want to poke out my eardrums whenever she does this. Is she mangling this word on purpose?

HollywoodMAB ,

HERBIE AUDIO

Always love listening to the Chiefs gang break down the pst Sunday performances or the following game look ahead. HOWEVER - I can’t take the HERBIE issues anymore. It has become a pattern of shoddy audio that is exclusive to HIS set-up. Unfortunately, this totally interrupts the flow of analysis and, quite honestly, makes for a poor listen during his moments of speech. One has no choice but to question the professionalism of the Podcast at this point. Are you telling me there is no solution to Herbie’s constant audio static? Or his constant issues with being heard/seen in general? Come on, guys. I love the content! The production HAS to get better. There simply is no longer any excuses for the recurring distractions. And it’s only with Herbie’s setup. Either HE needs to remedy the problems or the production staff needs to resolve it. When that happens - zero complaints!!!!

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