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