Thursday, September 30, 2010

Former President Clinton believes adapting to climate change key to economic recovery

Former President Bill Clinton has a proposition for America's current leaders as to how to put the country back to work again: Start taking our changing climate more seriously.

Clinton, appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, September 20th to promote the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), described the correlation between America's unemployment and our need to 'go green' as simple.

It, of course, just takes a little forward thinking.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

With second chance, Vick may be ready to redeem

Michael Vick has a real opportunity here, and it's bigger than salvaging his once very promising football career.

In an odd move Tuesday, Philadelphia Eagles' coach Andy Reid named Vick the team's starting quarterback going forward. The decision came just one day after Reid told reporters Kevin Kolb was "his guy" and would be the team's starter.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Chief disaster is imminent unless Haley, Weis get creative

The Kansas City Chiefs are 2-0 and have somewhat repositioned themselves back on the NFL map, yet it's possible we should feel less optimistic about their playoff hopes now than we did at any point last week or during the preseason.

The team stumbled through an ugly and forgettable sixty minutes of football in Cleveland en route to a 16-14 victory over the lowly Browns Sunday.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

NFL Picks: Week 2

The first week in the NFL gave us a glimpse at Houston Texans' overnight-star Arian Foster running all over a disinterested Colts squad. We saw New York Jets' running back Shonn Green go all-Steve Slaton on us and my fantasy team. And, if there were any such awards, I'd like to give the nod to the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins for the AFC and NFC home field advantage/fan-inspired victory award, respectively.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Chiefs and Arrowhead return to relevance on Monday Night Football

More important than a last-second victory, a 1-0 start, or being alone in first place in the division was the resonating feeling every Chiefs fan at Arrowhead Stadium or watching at home surely felt in the moments after the team's triumphant 21-14 victory over the San Diego Chargers Monday night.

It was in the hugs and the high-fives. It was in the fist pumps and the cheers. It was in the war chant being belted out by fans on the walk in and out of the stadium.

Everyone felt it and everyone knew. On Monday, professional football in Kansas City became relevant again.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

NFL Picks: Week 1

Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints (-5)

Brett Favre is a year older, missed most of training camp for the second straight year, and has health concerns. The Vikings are without their leading receiver from 2009, Sidney Rice, for at least half the year. Add to that the loss of backup running back Chester Taylor, who was a major factor in picking up blitzes in third down situations, and it becomes apparent the team has regressed since last season. The Saints come into this game mainly at full strength, and should dominate the game from start to finish to begin their title defense.

Against the spread: Saints

Straight up: Saints

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

NFL Predictions 2010: Favre returns to Green Bay for NFC Championship showdown

Football is back!

I've probably made that announcement a couple-hundred times since, well, sometime in April when the NFL Draft was getting underway. The statement will become 100% accurate Thursday, though, when Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings return to New Orleans for a rematch of last season's NFC Championship game with the Saints.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Amidst Distractions, Mizzou's Gabbert Primed For Big Year

After a tumultuous offseason, quarterback Blaine Gabbert and the Missouri Tigers will try to rise above the distractions in their season opener this Saturday against the Illinois Fighting Illini.

First, though, the negative.