KC Kingdom is growing and our goal is to be the best Kansas City area sports site on the internet. Ben and I are pleased to announce we have added several new staff members, including Brandon Whetstone. Brandon will be helping in our effort to expand our Sporting Kansas City coverage, and we are excited to have him writing for KC Kingdom. Brandon’s first piece covered Sporting KC’s All-Stars and you can read it here.
Brandon has taken the time to answer the eight questions asked of all our new knights. Get to know Brandon Whetstone:
How did you become a fan of the team you’re covering?
I started to become a big fan of soccer with the World Cup in 2006. In 2008, the KC Wizards were playing the LA Galaxy at Arrowhead in Kansas City. I had never been to a MLS game before, so I decided to see what it was like. From that moment on I was a fan.
Where did you grow up and where do you currently live?
I grew up in Lindsborg, KS, and have lived in Manhattan, KS for the past six years. I’ll be moving to Ft. Collins, CO at the beginning of August.
What is your college/educational background?
I graduated this past May from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Science.
What do you do for a living?
Right now I work as IT support on campus at Kansas State University. I have yet to figure out what I am going to do in Ft. Collins.
What is your family situation (wife, kids, etc.)? I’ve been dating my girlfriend for the past five years. We do not have any kids.
What do you like to do for fun (sports related or otherwise)?
My favorite hobby is to play and write about video games. I’ve been gaming since I was an infant, and it has stuck with me since. When I am not playing video games, you can find me watching soccer whenever a match is on.
What is your favorite sports moment or memory?
Sporting KC winning the US Open Cup in 2012. Unfortunately I couldn’t make the game, but we had a large group of people watching the game at a bar in Manhattan. The entire bar went wild when Eddie Johnson missed that penalty.
What are your least favorite team(s) and why?
I would probably say Houston Dynamo, just because they’ve knocked Sporting KC out of the playoffs the past two years.
If you are a passionate fan of any of the following teams – Chiefs, Royals. Sporting KC, Tigers, Wildcats, or Jayhawks – and would like an opportunity to write about them on KC Kingdom, feel free to fill out our on-line application.