Sorry this is late today folks.
We are three weeks away from two major events: the start of the Chiefs 2010 training camp in St. Joseph and the second birthday of bobgretz.com.
It was 23 months and 49 weeks ago that we turned on this website dedicated to coverage of the Chiefs and NFL. We plan to celebrate many more anniversaries and continue to provide our brand of Chiefs coverage with new twists and turns along the way. With that in mind we are introducing premium content to the site beginning August 1st. Subscribers will receive all the information and features they’ve enjoyed on the site over the last two years. That access will continue through the day after the Chiefs 2010 season ends, whenever that may happen.
There will always be content available to readers on the site, but the breadth and depth of the coverage you’ve enjoyed will become part of the premium package.
And right now is the time to sign up for full access. Between now and the kickoff on August 1st, a subscription to bobgretz.com costs just $25 for the season.
The LeBron James Sweepstakes will come to a conclusion Thursday evening with a one-hour special broadcast on ESPN.
For those planning their evening, it will start at 8 p.m. CDT. Supposedly, James will announce his decision within the first 10 minutes of the show that will originate from the Boys & Girls Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. Various ESPN talking heads will appear in the program, probably more than we can imagine as James’ decision on his future employer will be dissected and analyzed.
OK, so if you are not an NBA fan, you are wondering what’s the fuss. James is a free agent and he will collect millions of dollars whether he stays in Cleveland, or moves on to New York, New Jersey, Miami, Los Angeles or Chicago. Those were the teams that all made trips to Cleveland last weekend to speak with James and his advisors.
Sleeper … Dexter McCluster, WR
McCluster said in an interview with CBSSports.com this offseason that he wants to be known as an “OW,” which stands for offensive weapon. That’s the best way to describe him as a rookie this year since he will line up at receiver, running back and see time at quarterback in the Wildcat.
There are two comparisons to make with McCluster that should get Fantasy owners excited. The first is Percy Harvin, who was a speedster from the Southeastern Conference that was used in various roles at Florida. Harvin, as we know, was a spectacular rookie for Minnesota last year. In his final year at Ole Miss, McCluster accumulated 1,700 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The other comparison is Wes Welker. The Chiefs coaching staff has ties to New England, and Weis, who never coached Welker, likes a speedy slot receiver. McCluster will line up most of the time between Dwayne Bowe and Chris Chambers and create plenty of mismatches for opposing linebackers, safeties and nickel cornerbacks.
We see McCluster as a No. 3 or 4 Fantasy wide receiver. He’s worth a mid-round pick in all seasonal leagues, and his value is slightly higher in leagues where receptions count. He’s a first-round pick in rookie-only drafts.
So, remember the movie Drumline? Or was I the only one who saw that in 2002? Shit.
Well, regardless: If you’re secretly obsessed with drumlines, or a die-hard Chiefs fan, or perhaps just a fan of applying mad amounts of muscle to drumsticks and creating glorious, cacophonous noise (or, even better, all three!) then Sunday might be your chance to live the dream, brah.
Kansas City Chiefs “Rumble” Drumline has auditions on Sunday, July 11, for the 2010 – 2011 season, and you’re invited.