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Cheap Shots: Kansas City not exactly Sensitive City

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For more sports commentary, follow Reggie Hayes via Twitter at www.twitter.com/reggiehayes1

Chiefs fans cheer their own quarterback's injury

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 4:21 am

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel was knocked down with a concussion Sunday and some Chiefs fans cheered as he lay injured on the field. Chiefs management would prefer fans to only cheer positive Kansas City plays. Then again, three hours is a long time for a moment of silence.

Wrong point to publicize

Ohio State's third-string quarterback Cardale Jones tweeted last week that “classes are pointless.” His account and tweets have since been deleted, along with his admittedly long-shot chance at being named student-athlete of the year.

Out of sight, out of mind

Terry Francona has been hired as the new manager of the Cleveland Indians. After several years as manager of the Boston Red Sox and a year as a television analyst, Francona felt he needed to do something that would take him permanently out of the national spotlight.

Don't count on another Valentine's day

Speaking of the Red Sox, they fired manager Bobby Valentine after they finished last in the American League East with a 69-93 record, their worst since 1965.

Valentine said he believes he will manage again.

Reached for comment, Satan said, “Nah, it's never getting that cold here.”

Chuck said what?

Charles Barkley said last week he believes LeBron James can be better than Michael Jordan. In a related story, Charles Barkley is going to lose a lot of money the next time he golfs with Michael Jordan.

Operator, can you help me place this call?

NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick and his wife DeLana had to change their home phone number twice because of harassing calls over Tony Stewart's playful goosing of DeLana. I can't believe that. People still have home phones?

Fun while it lasted

Purdue University's football team had high expectations for a possible Big Ten title, but coach Danny Hope's Boilers were throttled 44-13 at home by Michigan. As a result, their new campaign slogan is “More Hope But No Change.”

Able to leap small forwards

Former Lakers center Shaquille “Superman” O'Neal ranks at least two centers ahead of current Lakers center Dwight “Superman” Howard. Howard said he doesn't care what Shaq says.

Either way, Kobe Bryant is still in charge of the Kryptonite.

This column is the commentary of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. Email Reggie Hayes at rhayes@news-sentinel.com