KC Kingdom is expanding at a rapid pace, and our goal is to be the best Kansas City area sports site on the internet. Aaron, Josh, and I are pleased to announce we have added another new staff member, Dakota Morgan, to our staff roster. Dakota will be helping in our effort to expand our Chiefs and Royals coverage. We are excited to have him writing for KC Kingdom.
Dakota has hit the ground running, and has already published his first article with us. He argues that Knile Davis should have a bigger role with the Chiefs in 2014.
Like all of the new writers to KC Kingdom, Dakota Morgan took a few minutes to answer eight questions so we can get to know him just a little better. Here are his answers to those 8 questions:
How did you become a fan of the team you’re covering? Being born in Kansas City, I felt like I didn’t have much of a choice but to love the Chiefs and the Royals. As I got older, I started noticing that there were no better fans in all of sports, than Chiefs’ fans; especially after the past two years. In 2012, even though the fans were fewer in number, I kind of liked it more; whereas, this year, fans were coming out of the woodwork, and we were all called “bandwagon jumpers.” Either way, Kansas City is the best place to be a sports fan.
Where did you grow up and where do you currently live? I was born in south Kansas City, but when I turned three, my mom remarried and we moved to Kingsville, Missouri. Ever since then, we’ve been out here, about 30 minutes south-east of Kansas City.
What is your college/educational background?
I graduated from Holden High School, last spring, and then attended UCM in Warrens
burg for a couple of months, before I decided that it wasn’t the school for me. I plan on going back to school and studying journalism/broadcasting, this coming spring.
What do you do for a living? As of right now, I actually don’t have a job, but I’m looking for one. I did, however, wash dogs and sell knives, once upon a time.
What is your family situation (wife, kids, etc.)? I’m the youngest of six kids (three brothers, two sisters), and thankfully I have no kids, because I’m only 19!
What do you like to do for fun (sports related or otherwise)? I’ll play any sport you ask me to, and even if I’m not very good at it, I will do so very competitively.
What is your favorite sports moment or memory?
For my 17th birthday, my mom got me tickets to the Monday Night Football game at Arrowhead, against San Diego. The game was tied and Philip Rivers
was marching down the field, before he fumbled the snap with less than a minute left, inside the five-yard-line. I can remember watching so many Chiefs’ fans walking out, and then running back to their seats, to see KC win in OT. Walking down to the parking lot, everyone was doing the tomahawk chop and you could hear it all the way to your car. It was a night that I’ll never forget.
What are your least favorite team(s) and why? The only teams I REALLY hate are Oakland, San Diego, and Denver. In that order. And if it counts for anything, I hate Philip Rivers with all of my heart.
If you would like to write for KC Kingdom, covering the Chiefs, Royals, Sporting Kansas City, the Jayhawks, Wildcats, Tigers, or Shockers, please fill out our online application. We are always looking to add passionate fans to our roster of outstanding staff writers. We are happy to give anyone a voice but we really need writers to help with our college coverage. If you love the Tigers, Wildcats, Jayhawks, or Shockers, come join us at KC Kingdom as a staff writer.
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