The choice is between Denver vs. Indy or Kansas City vs. San Diego. Which one does the CBS affiliate here decide to go with? Well Denver/Indy of course. It makes such perfect sense because both Denver and Indianapolis are closer to us than Kansas City. KC is a whopping 2 1/2 hours away so why would we want to watch that game?
I could have watched the game on a DirectTV package for an additional $44.99. I just can't justify that. I could almost see if that was the price for the NFL package but not for one game only. Maybe it was the entire NFL package and I read it wrong? Even if that was the case, statistically, I still can't justify it. You figure there will probably be only a handful of games that won't be televised here locally so I can deal with that.
In the meantime, I had to find a place where I could listen to the game. A local AM station here called KRNT was carrying it. For some reason, their online streaming wasn't working though. I could have turned on the radio and listened to it but that would required too much extra effort. Instead, I found some classic rock station out of KC whose online stream was working so I was able to listen that way.
Somehow I knew that Ladanlien Tomlinson would pick this game to finally blow up this season. Leave it to KC to find a way to let a runningback who has been in a rut bust out of his slump. The least they could do is reciprocate and have LJ do the same for his rushing woes. Nope...not so much.
Big props to Tony Gonzalez though. 62 touchdowns now ties him with Shannon Sharpe with the most touchdowns for a tight end in NFL history. Just when you thought the offensive coordinator had forgotten about him he shows why he's still the best tight end in the league.
I'm still not a fan of KC's offensive coordinator and their play selection, but one thing to their credit, I can see a little bit how he could overlook TG with this rookie D-Bowe they have. A 51-yard touchdown catch! He's starting to remind me a little of a young version of Randy Moss. I just hope that over time he doesn't turn into an old version of Moss. I hope they keep him long enough for that to even be an issue to be concerned with.
I was all ready to go off on my Chiefs again when they were down 16-6 at the half. Then the second half came and all of them, defense AND offense came alive. Well mainly the defense. Still, KC scored the only points of the second half as they beat the Chargers IN San Diego, 30-16. Even on the radio broadcast, you could hear the fans chanting "MARTY!" as San Diego falls to 1-3. Classic.