October 24, 2012; Kansas City, KS, 2012; Sporting KC goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen (1) makes a save on goal during the second half of the soccer match against the Philadelphia Union at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. Sporting KC won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

KC Headlines: Sporting KC, Alex Smith, and Jeopardy!

Sporting Kansas City begins their season today in Philadelphia and Tod Palmer of the Kansas City Star rings in the new season with a piece on SKC goalie Jimmy Nielsen. How I do not have a Jimmy Nielsen jersey yet I do not know. Kickoff is at 3 p.m. and can be seen on KCWE (Ch. 29) or heard on 810 WHB.

Grantland’s “The Triangle” blog has two Kansas City pieces. One by Rany Jazayerli comparing the Wil Myers and Alex Smith trades. The other is by Chris Brown who asks if Smith really is a good fit for Kansas City. Both articles are depressing.

Here’s a more encouraging look at Smith from a 49ers fan.

The Royals will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever lose. Ever. Joel takes a look at the unexpected heroes. Hint: Chris Getz is involved.

Adam Teicher breaks down the Chiefs salary cap situation. This is a good starting point for fans trying to figure out what the Chiefs will do in the upcoming week. The NFL’s franchise tag designation deadline is Monday, and free agency starts March 12.

Kansas State, Kansas, and Missouri all have games today.

Three members of the “Modern Family” tv show had to be rescued from a Kansas City elevator.

A Missouri S&T professor will be on Jeopardy! but I bet he will not be as cool as this kid.

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