Off the Couch

“I already have it [the Southwest Missouri State football game] in the bank, and I’m taking deposits on it.”
Allen Bohl, Kansas’ new athletic director, on how confident he is about KU’s first opponent.

GH: Want to bet Roy Williams has a talk with Doc Al about what NOT to say about upcoming basketball opponents?

“I feel sorry for KU and Mizzou this year. I think bringing them into this [Big 12] conference has exposed their weaknesses in football. If they don’t step it up a little bit, they’re going to go back to being 1-11 every year. This is a tough league.”
Brian McRae, WHB 810

“I would lie if I said it didn’t, so it does. A couple of months ago, even a couple of weeks ago before all this stuff happened, I could picture myself playing here for the next ten years and finishing my career here. But if I told you that I didn’t think about it, at least the odds changing a little bit, I’d be lying to you.”
Mike Sweeney, when asked if the trading of Jermaine Dye and Rey Sanchez had him rethinking his long-term plans to remain with the Royals, KSHB Channel 41

“Most people are acting like it’s the end of the world. It’s not the end of the world…. WHB is a different dynamic with the station owners being right there on you. Sometimes that’s good, but it can also be bad. I just wasn’t comfortable with the direction the station is going.”
John Karpinski, after abruptly resigning last week from his position as 810 promotions director and onetime sales manager.

GH: Karpinski says his departure from WHB was amicable, but that does not appear to be the case. He resigned around noon on August 6 without prior notice. The station immediately changed security codes for employee access to the WHB Web site and has yet to mention Karpinski’s resignation on the air, despite the fact he built the sales staff from the earliest days of Union Broadcasting’s ownership and was a regular part of the morning show’s shtick. If one of the Chiefs’ high-profile employees “resigned” under similar circumstances, you can bet WHB would have plenty to say about it.

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