View Full Version : Year in Review for KC-area sports, what were the biggest stories?

12-28-2006, 04:54 PM
My list (in no specific order):

1) The passing of Buck O'Neil and Buck showing his trademark grace and class after the HOF selection committee screws him out of the Baseball HOF

2) The passing of Lamar Hunt

3) Chiefs hire Herm

4) Glass leaves Allaird Baird twisting in the wind for nearly a month, finally fires him and hires Dayton Moore as team's next GM

5) Voters approve funding for major renovations for Truman Sports Complex, but reject rolling roof plan. All of this results in KC landing future MLB All Star Game but losing future Super Bowl and Final Four bids

6) Trent Green suffers severe concussion opening game, carted off field and misses 10 weeks of the season

7) Damon Huard goes 5-3 and posts a 97+ QB rating creating first KC QB controversy since Grbac/Gannon

8) David Glass stiffles critical questions from reporters at Dayton Moore's introductory press conference

9) KU captures a share of regular season Big 12 mens basketball title and wins Big 12 tourney, but flames out in first round of NCAA tourney (again)

10) Quin Snyder and Jim Wooldrige... OUT, Mike Anderson and Bob Huggins... IN

11) KC secures owner-in-waiting for an NHL team and with recent events in Pittsburgh, moves a step closer to landing an NHL team

12) Wizards play final game after 11 seasons at Arrowhead... possibly final game in KC?

13) KC lands a WNBA team (lesbians go wild)

14) Willie Roaf retires

15) Royals baffle baseball world by giving a $55 million deal to Gil Meche

16) The Brigade (Arena Football team) finish first season in KC, draw big crowds at Kemper Arena

17) New College Basketball HOF in KC inducts first class

18) With temps hovering near 60 degrees, KC knocks off Denver in first Thanksgiving Night Football game, as part of first ever NFL Thanksgiving triple-header

19) KU wins Big 12 Baseball Championship

20) KCK misses out on NASCAR HOF

12-28-2006, 05:03 PM
Lamar's death is the big one.

Buck is second.

Stadium renovations are third.

Dayton hired is fourth.