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Super Bowl 75

Confetti shoots into the air after the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7, 2016. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group)

This column first appeared in the Platte County Landmark on February 3, 2016 There’s a phrase in many corners of the Internet and in the media that means making a prediction so bold that it literally melts the plastic sitting… (READ MORE)

The Surly Bonds of Earth


One of the most impactful moments of my childhood was 30 years ago this week. Like many of you, I’m remembering where I was when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds into the STS program’s 25th flight. Like many Americans, I… (READ MORE)

Ask a Fat Guy


First appeared in the Platte County Landmark on January 6, 2016 Stores have had Christmas decorations for sale since October, and as they begin to take them down and put out Easter goods, there’s a small sliver of time. Let’s… (READ MORE)

Shark Bites Man

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The Internet was invented for negativity. And I have used this platform more than enough times to advance that cause. But it’s also important to use this platform every once in a while to mention when things go right. A… (READ MORE)

Vote To The Nines

Dressed to the Nines day in 2015

It’s safe to say that 99% of my knowledge is about sports. I can tell you Jason Kendall’s batting average while he was with the Royals – (.256) I can tell you how many sacks Derrick Thomas had (126.5). I… (READ MORE)

The Necktie


This column first appeared in The Platte County Landmark on December 9, 2015. Today’s column is a tale of sadness and woe. It is a tale of aching and suffering. It is a tale of sorrow, and angst, and immeasurable pain…. (READ MORE)

Anatomy of a Clusterfu*k – Missouri Gas Energy


I’d like to think that I’m a relatively easy going guy. I try to color inside the lines. I am polite to an extent and I try to eat broccoli once a quarter. But the things that really piss me… (READ MORE)

Fake Ned’s Royals Holiday Shopping Guide

GRIFFITH, IN -  NOVEMBER 22:  Assistant store manager Charles Johnson hands out vouchers to the first people in line a Kmart. November 22, 2012 in Griffith, Indiana. City. Many stores got a head start on the traditional Black Friday sales by opening on Thanksgiving.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

It’s the holiday season and Black Friday is just around the corner. With the Royals World Championship still recent in our memories, you’re no doubt looking for the latest and greatest in Royals gear. Here’s a few of my favorites… (READ MORE)

The Weaponization of the Hot Take


It’s going to come as no shock to you, but there are hot takes everywhere. The guy who sits behind you “crushing those TPS reports” is likely an spewing hot takes. Harold Reynolds and Joe Buck are spouting lava-hot takes. Donald… (READ MORE)

The Parade, The Embrace, & The Amen – Part III

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Call this a few bonus chapter of my book, The Silence, The Series, & The Season of Sungwoo (which, by the way, I still have about 200 copies of so feel free to buy a few and hand them out… (READ MORE)