Friday, August 19, 2011

Brisket Bob a winner

Brisket Bob made his debut when Sporting KC defeated the Portland Timbers 3-1 Wednesday night. Brisket Bob was a fun parody of one of the best traditions in American Soccer, Timber Joey. Dating back to the late 1970's when Timber Jim started sawing slabs off of huge logs inside the stadium whenever a Portland player scores. Timber Joey took over in 2008 and continues slicing logs and giving the goal scorers their very own unique mementos. I would love to see some comparable tradition in Kansas City someday. It will need to grow organically and make sense for the city. Of course there is nothing more Kansas City than BBQ so it might just be that we need to keep Brisket Bob around.

I can verify that the brisket was good. That was fun, eating brisket while shooting photos from behind the goal and in front of the Cauldron is just about as good as it gets.

Brisket Bob was interviewed prior to becoming the new BBQ icon at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

You can't beat Jimmy Nielsen with that...

Jimmy Nielsen is so awesome he even makes saves on Omar Bravo's little bobble head...

Okay, I am sure most Sporting KC fans will have seen already that Jimmy Nielsen was hit in the face during the Portland game. The Kansas City keeper was hit in Kansas City by an object thrown from the stands. Not an away game, a home game. Freaking IDIOT BASTARD threw the head off of an Omar Bravo bobble head onto the field. Apparently there were two people from the same group, both did it but one of them hit Jimmy Nielsen in the eye.

Fortunately, Nielsen is tougher than a bobble head. I am quite sure he is tougher than the two IDIOT COWARDS that threw poor little Omar's head onto the field.

I have no idea if they meant to throw at Nielsen and it does not matter. They took actions that risked the health and well being (and career) of another human being. I would like to see them hung over the Cauldron on the "Blue Hell" banner and let fans pelt them with bobble heads, empty bbq sauce bottles or whatever else fans could creatively chuck at those idiots. Unfortunately,'s in-house legal adviser (my wife) suggested this might not be allowed. That's too bad, it would have made for an interesting photo slideshow.

I do hope they are both prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I hope they receive fines, jail time, community service and a lifetime ban from LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. Not just from Sporting KC games. Ban them from concerts, music festivals, farmers markets, boxing matches, rugby, lacrosse, Oktoberfest and anything and everything that might be held in or related to the stadium.  

I would like to make a proposal to all the sports teams and venues in the area. Sporting KC, the Royals, Chiefs, Comets, T-Bones, KU, MU, K-State and any other pro or collegiate team that I forgot stand together. If one team or venue bans someone for that kind of behavior, ban them from all of them.

Make it so that anyone who acts that stupid at a sporting event will find it impossible to attend another in this town. Get banned and no Arrowhead, no Kaufman, no Sprint Center, no Kansas Speedway, no Events Center and certainly no LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. Live sporting event death penalty for idiots. What do you think?

On a less serious note, what should be the punishment?

1. Let Roger Espinoza and Omar Bravo slide tackle them with referees watching until they have it down exactly how hard you can tackle without drawing a red card.

2. Put one of those soccer ball skull cap things on their heads and let Sporting KC keepers practice their punch outs?

3. Put them in goal and let Zusi, Bunbury, Sapong, Kamara and the rest of the team take shots on them. Heck let the Sporting KC Juniors in on the fun as well.

4. Let Brisket Bob make them disappear. No questions asked...

Vote in the poll on the side...

Update: Looks like they have identified one of the IDIOTS.