Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Around The Kingdom: Alex Smith, Jimmy Paredes, Brandin Cooks, Mad Men, and Game of Thrones

 

 

Kansas City is one of the best sports towns in the country, and KC Kingdom has a lot of fun bringing you news from around the area for our professional and collegiate teams.

Few fans are as passionate about their teams than Kansas City fans, whether it is making Arrowhead Stadium the loudest outside venue in the world, or filling up Sporting Park each match, or being Royal in Kauffman Stadium. The area also supports three of the most passionate college fan bases in the country.

Each morning, we will try to bring you some news from around our sports kingdom, in addition to the news, information, editorials, and analysis KC Kingdom already provides.

We may also pass along an interesting post or two from around the world wide web, just for fun.

We hope enjoy the news from Around The Kingdom. Happy reading!

On Arrowhead Addict, Laddie Morse takes another look at Alex Smith. Morse breaks down some numbers for Alex Smith and the quarterback who replaced him in San Francisco – Colin Kaepernick.

You might assume that Kaepernick outperformed Smith in the playoffs just because he Kap and the 9ers made it to the NFC Championship game but… you’d be wrong.

David Hill introduces us to the Royals latest utility player on Kings of Kauffman. Jimmy Paredes is on the roster, at least until Jarrod Dyson returns.

Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride makes a case for a wide receiver in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft. He likes Brandin Cooks. I have to say, he makes a good argument. Still, is there much doubt the Kansas City Chiefs will go with a wide receiver? I wouldn’t be surprised if John Dorsey and Andy Reid go another way.

So why do I like Cooks? Production. The dude produces lots of yards and lots of touchdowns and stands out in a conference that is known for players that produce a lot of yards and touchdowns. Last season he had 128 receptions for 1,730 yards and 16 touchdowns at Oregon State. The year before that he had over 1,100 receiving yards. That’s a passing league and he’s breaking records.

Tonight is the second episode of the final season of Mad Men. If you missed the first episode, or would like a little Don Draper analysis, check in with Josh Hill on FanSided.com for this episode recap.

Sunday also means Game of Thrones. Oz of Thrones of WinterIsComing.com gets us ready for tonight’s episode as we try to adjust to life without King Joffrey. Well done!

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