Ben Roethlisberger helped motivate Steelers before Monday’s rout of Bengals

first_img Tyler Boyd: Bengals ’embarrassed’ by Steelers in prime time Ben Roethlisberger may be sidelined with an injury, but the veteran quarterback is still leading the team to victory.Ahead of Monday’s rout of the Bengals, Roethlisberger motivated the team with a pregame speech in an effort to stop their three-game losing skid. It worked.  Three takeaways from Steelers’ dominating win against Bengals The Steelers went on to win 27-3 for their first victory of the season.“For a player like Ben Roethlisberger, who was born to play football, it says something about the man,” Alejandro Villanueva said. “It opens the eyes and hearts of those players who, maybe in the back of their minds, take it for granted.”Roethlisberger will be out for the foreseeable future after he underwent surgery on his right elbow last week in Los Angeles.The Week 4 contest marked the first time he joined his teammates for a game since he suffered the injury to his elbow in the Sept. 16 loss to the Seahawks at Heinz Field.center_img “He just talked about the opportunity and not taking for granted being able to play,” cornerback Joe Haden said Wednesday, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Coming from Ben, knowing he played such a long time and (to) see how much he misses it, how much he wants to be out there, it puts it in perspective for a lot of guys.”Pittsburgh responded well to Roethlisberger’s message. Related News “That’s our leader, so his presence was definitely felt,” James Conner said. “Just having our leader there was huge for us and having him on the sideline, communicating, relaying messages to Mason (Rudolph), him telling us what he sees. He did everything he could except play.”The Steelers will now focus their attention on the Ravens, who they will host Sunday.Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. ET.last_img read more

Sumner County appraiser: The task of correcting misclassified property and what that means

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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Rick · 385 weeks ago When the appeals process fails 100% of the time, what does that tell you about the system? Report Reply 1 reply · active 385 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 385 weeks ago It tells me you have some land that probably is being used for recreation and dont want to pay the taxes due Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Guest · 385 weeks ago We tried an appeals process a couple of years ago and I would have to say it wasn’t an appeals process. No one oversaw the appeal, we just went in to the office and talked with the appraiser. She basically said this was how it was to be. A true appeal would have statements from both sides and someone overseeing and making the decision. The worst part about it was that there is currently land within a couple of miles from ours with the same make up that is still classified as agricultural land and we were told that they did the reclassification one area at a time. I guess they haven’t made it back to our area yet! Report Reply 0 replies · active 385 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 385 weeks ago I did an appeal process about 4 yrs ago on our property…we went first in front of appraiser and then in front of the panel of appeals.. didn’t matter…you wil pretty much waste your time because they won’t lower it much…but yet I offered to sell my property for what they appraised it for and that was a NO…lol…sumner county…they are gettng alot of money off the casino…lower our taxes a couple hundred dollars…then make sure they get hiked back up for the next year. Where is our money going? It’s not being used for our roads…and improvements to the community … Report Reply 0 replies · active 385 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow by Della Rowley, County appraiser — Over the past few years, Sumner County Appraiser’s Office has been in the process of correcting misclassed property for ad valorem taxation purposes.  What does that mean exactly?All classification for ad valorem taxation is to be assigned to property following the Kansas Constitution, Article 11.  Those classifications are assigned to property when a use of the property is reviewed or changed by property owner and/or tenants. This is usually when a property sells or it is discovered during our 6-year reinspections that are required by law to do.Once a classification is placed on the property, the correct valuation is applied by the county appraiser.  An example would be agricultural land following KSA 79-1476, is to be valued “…upon the basis of the agricultural income or productivity….” at ag-use value.In other words, ag-use land is not on at market value.   Another example is “Other” classification, which is a classification that covers any property that does not qualify under the other classes, such as vacant lots, residential or commercial, etc.  The “Other” classification property is on at fair market value as of January 1 each year.When reappraisal was done in the mid 1980’s, some land primarily along the three rivers, was classified as ag use and valued for the most part as waste.  This was not, as a general rule, the correct classification.  Agricultural use in Kansas is defined in KSA 79-1476 as “land which is devoted to the production of plants, animals or horticultural products.”It further states that “…agricultural use shall not include those lands which are used for recreational purposes,…suburban residential acreages, rural home sites or farm home sites and yard plots…even though such properties may produce or maintain some of those plants or animals listed in the foregoing definition.”  The other classification acres of land were utilized for recreational use, they had cabins, some other use or no use at all.New technology, as in clearer aerial photography, and GIS Mapping, has allowed the appraiser’s office the ability to view these “Other Classification” properties and reclassify them correctly.  This has resulted in valuing land that was misclassed and valued at $10.00 an acre to correcting the classification and putting it on at market value.  Market value on “Other” classification is valued at $2,210 an acre for 2013 tax year in Sumner County.Why not just leave this land on at the improper classification of ag use?  The obvious answer is one of the duties of the Kansas County Appraiser, according to KSA 79-503a, is to place “The proper classification of lands and improvements;” to a property.  The other reason is just to do what is correct and fair to all taxpayers in Sumner County.Two different properties owners have appealed the county’s decision to the Kansas Court of Tax Appeals (COTA) and the county’s classification was upheld.  Both of these cases can be found on line at http://www.kscaa.net/report/.The property owners that have changes occurring in 2013 and the previous years have been communicated with and that line of communications remains open on all types of property in the county.  The appeals process is in place for the property owner to contest the determination of the county.  The county does not always prevail and will assist property owners through the appeal process if assistance is needed.The biggest help to both the property owner and the County Appraiser’s Office is communication between both parties.  If questions or concerns arise, come into the office anytime or set up an appointment so a discussion can ensue on these issues.  Kansas Statutes and guidelines set forth by The Kansas Department of Revenue’s Division of Property Valuation, places some limitations on the county appraiser, but some decisions are judgmental ones based upon experience and knowledge.  No one knows their property better than someone who owns that property.  Sharing that information with us assists in those decisions.last_img read more

Beverly Yunker, 54, Wellington dies Saturday

first_imgBeverly Yunker, 54, of Wellington, SRMC maintenance personnel,  died Saturday, March 30, 2013.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, at the Caldwell City Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the Sumner Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.Visitation with family present will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening.To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell, Kansas.last_img

Sumner County Court Docket: August 16, 2013 report

first_img by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. •••••Paul Eugene Osborne, Jr., born in 1981, of South C, Wellington was charged with distribution of methamphetamine, a Level 3 drug felony; and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia to facilitate drug sale, a level 5 drug felony; distribution of methamphetamine, a level 4 drug felony; and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, a level 3 drug felony.On March 21, 2013, Osborne is accused of selling 1.5 grams of meth in a jewelry bag from his car seat in the Conoco Jump Start parking lot.On March 20, 2013, Osborne is also accused of assisting Curtis Everhart in selling about .17 grams of meth to a third person in a room at the Steakhouse Motel.•••••Andrew Finch, born in 1989, of Wichita and Joseph Bussart, Jr., born in 1991, of Wichita were charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Finch and Bussart are accused of punching each other while arguing over a card game on July 26, while using insulting provoking words during the physical confrontation.Bussart pled guilty to battery on Aug. 9. He was sentenced to 90 days in county jail consecutive to Sedgwick County cases and ordered to attend anger management counseling at CSO’s discretion. Finch went to court on Aug. 15 for a disposition.•••••Tyler Hockenbury, born in 1959, of Argonia was charged with theft, a Class A misdemeanor; and violation of protective order, a Class A misdemeanor.Hockenbury is accused of stealing a bicycle worth about $350 on July 3, 2013. He also was charged for violating a Sumner County protection from abuse order after he contacted a person that he was prohibited by law from contacting.•••••Wesley Hudson, born in 1957, of Salina Kansas was charged with theft, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of narcotics, a level 5 drug felony; traffic in contraband in penal institution, a level 6 felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.At the Kansas Star Casino on July 28, 2013, Hudson is accused of taking chips from another person who got up to use the restroom while leaving the chips on the table. Hudson allegedly mixed the person’s chips up with his own while playing blackjack.He was later allegedly found to have methamphetamine in a baggie, a narcotic drug at the Sumner County Jail, and attempted to introduce it into the correctional facility without the permission of Sheriff Darren Chambers and jail administrator Steven Porter.Hudson is to have a disposition at Sumner County District Court on Aug. 29.•••••Jesse Burnett, born in 1991, of Conway Springs was charged with two counts of battery, Class B misdemeanors.Burnett is accused of striking another family member during an argument when he was allegedly intoxicated. He then is accused of pushing an elderly family member when she tried to break up the fight. He had a court disposition on Aug. 15.•••••Victoria Jay, born in 1993, of Derby was charged with failure to dim lights; possessing marijuana, a class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.On July 27, Jay is accused of operating a motor vehicle west on U.S. 166 in Sumner County and failing to dim her lights while approaching a vehicle driven by a Sumner County Sheriff deputy.It was allegedly discovered that she had a small quantity of marijuana in a blue glass pipe elsewhere in the vehicle.•••••Joseph McMahan, born in 1991, of Belle Plaine was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; possession of marijuana (second offense), a level 5 drug felony; contributing to a child’s misconduct or deprivation, a Class A misdemeanor; two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanors; and three counts of transporting an open container, unclassified misdemeanors.On July 25, McMahan is accused of having meth and marijuana inside a baggie in his white -colored car. He is also accused of encouraging a child under 18 to possess marijuana.He also allegedly had rolling paper, plastic baggies, and three alcoholic beverages in the vehicle.McMahan will hold a court disposition on Sept. 5.•••••Ruben Salazar, born in 1968, of Sumner County Jail was charged with battery against a law enforcement officer; a level 5 felony.Salazar is accused of willfully and intentionally causing physical contact with a Sheriff Deputy in a rude, insulting or angry manner while the deputy was engaged in the performance of his duty at the county jail facility.•••••James Charles Dick, born in 1974, of Wellington was charged with burglary of a dwelling, a level 7 person felony; and theft, a class A misdemeanor under a value of less than $1,000.Dick is accused of entering  a single wide trailer located at 420 East Maple in Wellington on July 27 and taking a 43 inch Samsung Plasma television.•••••Miguel Ray Machado, born in 1986, of Wichita was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.Machado is accused of possessing marijuana in a Marlboro box to store.•••••Jenny Marquez, born in 1987, of Omaha, Neb. was charged with  possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.•••••Justin Ford, born in 1973, of Derby was charged with theft, a level 9 felony.Ford is accused of getting unauthorized control over a 2013 White Cadillac Escalade valued more than $1,000 on Aug. 5.•••••Scott Stout, born in 1978, of Tonkawa, Okla. was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.•••••Darcy Diane Dickover, born in Tonkawa, Okla. was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; no current registration; and failure to provide proof of insurance, a Class B misdemeanor.On July 21, Dickover was accused of having marijuana and a baggie after being stopped by Wellington Police on 15th Street.•••••Patrick Bennett, born in 1988, of Wellington was charged with two counts of criminal threat, level 9 felonies; harassment by telecommunication device, a Class A misdemeanor; violation of a protective order, a Class A misdemeanor; and theft, a Class A misdemeanor.Bennett is accused of sending a text message to someone threatening to burn her house down. He also allegedly violated a protection from abuse order to see her. He also then allegedly threatened the alleged victim that he would hurt her if she called the police. He then is accused of taking the victim’s class ring and engagement ring.•••••Curtis Redmond, born in 1993, of Ponca City, Okla. was charged with burglary of a non-dwelling, a level 7 felony.Redford is accused of entering Main Street Car Wash with intent to commit a theft therein.•••••Robert Kidder, born in 1983, of Winfield and David Hunter II, born in 1969, who is homeless and currently in Sumner County jail were charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Kidder and Hunter were accused of brawling and using angry words against each other on Aug. 8.•••••Johnny Jackson, born in 1967, of Arkansas City and Walter Jackson, born in 1978, of Ponca City, Okla. were charged with burglary of a non-dwelling, a level 7 felony; theft, a class A misdemeanor; and criminal damage to property, a level 9 felony.The Jacksons are accused of entering Main Street Car Wash with intent to commit a theft within. They allegedly took various coins and U.S. Currency less than $1,000. They are also accused of damaging the change machine, door and other property to obtain the coins.•••••John Sinkler, born in 1966, of Wichita and Jennifer Calvert-Perkins, born in 1975, of Wichita were charged with domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Sinkler is accused of throwing a drink on Calvert-Perkins and hitting her on the side of the head. Calvert-Perkins is accused of throwing a drink on him. Both were accused of using fighting words or engaging in noisy conduct tending to arouse, alarm, anger or resentment of others.•••••Dean Rogers, born in 1967, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanors; and criminal trespass, class B misdemeanors.Rogers is accused of possessing meth inside a baggie and a glass pipe on August 6 at the Kansas Star Casino, which he was not authorized of entering.last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff weekly bookings: Sept. 30 – Oct. 7, 2013

first_imgChase, Shiloh21Oxford Ks501 N Washington Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation10/1/13 Berry, Nicholas25Wichita, Ks1323 N A Wellington, KsSUSODriving while under the influence, License to be carried, Fail to report accident10/4/13 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Lipton, Courtney24Wichita, Ks1100 N. A. St. Wellington, KsWPDDWS, No Inst10/6/13 Lozano, Mechelle Lalee34Wellington, KS509 S. F Wellington, KSWPDFTA9/30/13 Trask, Michael49Wichita, Ks916 Battershell Belle Plaine KsSUSODV Battery10/2/13 Wellington PD8 Bird, Barry63Wichita, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence10/4/13 Bruey, James63Wichita, KsI35 MP 33 Mulvane KsKHPDriving under the influence, Unlawful registration, No valid drivers license.10/7/13 Smith, Jeremy34Wellington, Ks415 E Maple, Wellington, KsWPDCriminal Damage to Property10/4/13 Welch, Ronald48Wichita, KsSGCO JailSUSOProbation Violation10/4/13 Sedgwick Co36 Archer, Joshua33Winfield, Ks200 N US 81 Wellington KsSUSOCowley County Warrant (Probation Violation), Ford County Warrant (Forgery)10/3/13 Gresham, Kyle22Wichita, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence10/5/13 Pfister, Gary Lee48Belle Plaine, KS501 N Washington Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence10/3/13 Dorsey, Amber Dawn27Wellington, KS501 N Washington Wellington, KSWPDProbation Violation10/1/13 Cook, Celena22Wichita, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation10/4/13 Sumner Co15 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Weekly bookings at the detention center for Sept. 30 to Oct., 7, 2013:  Lane, Levi34Wellington, KSSGCO JailSUSOSumner County Warrant (Possession of opiates, possession of paraphernalia, Violation of offender registration, Battery)10/2/13 Carnes, Jerimiah38Derby, Ks100 W. 15th St. Wellington ksWPDDUI, TOC10/6/13 Bocardo-Gutierrez, Jose34MexicoI-35 MP 12 Wellington, KSKHPTOC10/5/13 Guzman-Hernandez, Manuel21ZacatesI-35 MP 12 Wellington, KSKHPTOC, Operate motor vehicle without valid license10/5/13 Garmon, Kelsey21Kansas City, MO501 N Washington Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation10/4/13 Bookings Belle Plaine Brumley, Tera26Wichita, Ks200 N US 81 Wellington KsSUSODriving while suspended, Driving under the influence, Ark City Warrant (Failure to Appear), Ford County Warrant (Forgery)10/3/13 Cordray, John David Lee20Wichita, KsCowley County JailSUSOBattery, Disorderly Conduct10/6/13 Bishop, Brittany21Wichita, Ks1300 N H Wellington, KSWPDDriving While Suspended, No proof of insurance10/5/13 Mulvane THRU 10-5-13 Booth, Christopher James38Wellington, KS316 S. Jefferson wellington, KSWPDBattery, Crim Damage10/6/13 Bail Bondsman Horn, Michael23Wellington, KS1402 Michigan Apt B, Wellington, KsWPDTheft, Burglary9/30/13 Caldwell PD KHP3 Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 9/30/2013 thru 10/7/2013 Bell, Tom53Wichita, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOFailure to apprear10/5/13 Peterson, Brenden Christian Michael23Wichita, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation10/2/13last_img read more

Wellington Regent holding special double feature of Godzilla on Friday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Godzilla has been terrorizing Tokyo and the rest of the world for more than 60 years. He (or she) has never been in a good mood. Someone give him/her some flowers or a great big chocolate chip cookie or something!This Friday night, Wellington Regent Theater will be hosting a double feature of Godzilla movies. The 2014 version will be played in all its modern technology glory. That movie is set for 7 p.m.The second feature will be the original “Godzilla” called “Gojira” at 9:30 p.m. This one is the 1954 version in which the cranky lizard unleashed his/her fury on Tokyo. Regent theater manager Jerry Fike got a hold of the original movie and it will be featured on the big screen here in Wellington for the first and only time in 60 years.There is a special price $8 for both movies and $5 for late show only.For those unable to go Friday, they can see the 2014 Godzilla throughout the weekend. The times are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.The movie is getting great reviews. According to Rotten Tomatoes website for all collective movie critic reviews, it has a 73 percent positive success rating.The trailer for Godzilla 2014 is below.Âlast_img read more

Dynamic Learning Center offering adult high school diploma completion program

first_imgIt’s never to late too graduate!  The Dynamic Learning Center at 823 N. Main in Belle Plaine will be holding an adult high school diploma completion program that is free!Laptops are now available for student use. Online coursework is available with 24/7 access. The program is flexible and self-paced.Enrollment is easy. Call today at 620-488-5638. Hours for the program is Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Contact Shari Mills at smills@sckesc.org for more information.last_img

Wellington basketball teams split against Augusta on homecoming night

first_imgFollow us on Twitter. Augusta — K. Wesbrooks 9, N. Becker 6, M. Kirk 4, C. Dalziel 4, B. Carr 3, R. Zerr 2, B. Johnston 1, K. McDaniel 1 Wellington — L. Snipes 22, P. Adams 9, T. French 6, T. Zimmerman 5, A. Rusk 5 Augusta43914—30 Wellington1241214—42 Augusta 55 Wellington 42 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Friday night’s homecoming was a bit of a mixed bag for the Crusader basketball teams. Wellington girls picked up a win over Augusta 47-30. The boys were not as fortunate losing 55-42.Wellington girls continued their hot streak, winning their fourth straight and sixth out of seventh game. After getting off to a 2-5 start, the Lady Dukes are now 8-6.“Augusta is the kind of team that will grind it out against you,” said Eric Adams, Wellington head girls basketball coach. “They are well coached and play great defense. Our girls were mad afterwards they didn’t play better, but I’ll take a 17-point win over that team anyday.” While Wellington did not set the world on fire offensively Friday night, it most certainly created an inferno defensively.Augusta had just one field goal in the first half and three field goals after three quarters. Augusta would have just six field goals for the game, three coming late.“Anytime you hold a team to one field goal in the first half, you are doing something right,” Adams said.Lauryn Snipes is emerging into a premiere basketball star for the Crusaders. She scored 22 points against the Orioles. In her past three games she has scored 19, 27 and 22 points.Augusta could be considered a trap game for the Dukes after pulling off the 51-50 upset against Buhler and looking ahead to the hugely important game against Winfield Tuesday. Of course, it was homecoming, giving the Wellington girls plenty of opportunities to be sidetracked.“We were on the girls pretty hard in practice on Tuesday and Wednesday,” Adams said. “We didn’t want them to take this game for granted. We wanted them to know they haven’t accomplished anything yet.”It looked like a teeth grinder early. Wellington led 9-4 at the end of one quarter, but Wellington was clearly not shooting well.In the second quarter, Wellington opened up a 23-7 lead. Augusta never scored until about 3 minutes left in the quarter with a free throw. Snipes ended the half with a layup at the buzzer and a missed free throw thereafter.The Crusaders would never sprint away in this contest but would slowly run away as if running a marathon in the third quarter. Eventually Wellington was in front by 19 points. Augusta had a run in which it hit two treys and two free throws on three consecutive possessions midway through the fourth quarter, but this game was never in doubt.Wellington will now battle Winfield in a non-league game next Tuesday there. This is big for two reasons. Winfield is 7-6 and Wellington is 8-6 and the No. 1 seed in the Winfield sub-state is up for grabs.It is also big because it will probably serve as a preview of what could be the sub-state championship between these evenly matched teams. Augusta11151712—55center_img •••••Wellington boys bummerThe Crusader boys had an enthusiastic crowd to back it up, but they were unable to transfer that energy to points on the hardwood.Augusta scored six three-pointers and nab a bushel of more rebounds in its 55-42 victory. The Crusaders fall to 8-7 with a date at Winfield Tuesday.Dustin McEachern scored 16 points for Augusta that included three 3-pointers in the first half.Wellington led 12-11 at the end of the first quarter, before enduring one of its worst quarters of the season. Augusta went on a 15-4 second quarter run and led 26-16 at the half.It didn’t get much better in the third quarter. After Trevor Nance opened the second half with two field goals to narrow the margin to six, Augusta doubled that lead right back and pulled away from there.Nance led the Dukes with 21 points accounting for 50 percent of Wellington’s points. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down We Are Family · 287 weeks ago Good Job Lauryn !!!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 287 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellingtn: Gilmore 3, Co. Phelps 3, Reichenberger 2, Nance 21, Pettegrew 3 Snipes 3, King 6. Total 12 (3) 7-7 42. Wellington9141212—47 Augusta: Albright 2, Heill 4, McEachern 16, Wesbrooks 5, Hurst 8, Howerton 7, Clausing 5. Total: 13 (6) 11-18 55. Wellington 47, Augusta 30last_img read more

Meet ‘Bad Luck Chuck,’ the Chiefs fan determined not to jinx Kansas City’s Super Bowl shot

first_imgHe may have left the game — but he never stopped believing. Lifelong Chiefs fan Charles Penn (also known by his new nickname, “Bad Luck Chuck”) believed he had jinxed Kansas City into its poor start in Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game against the Texans. Despite spending $258 on a ticket, Penn decided he needed to leave so his favorite team could get back on track. Penn, a 31-year-old postal clerk from Missouri, tweeted a video of himself exiting Arrowhead Stadium in the first quarter as Kansas City trailed 21-0.MORE: Is Chiefs coach Andy Reid cursed against the Tennessee Titans?✌🏾 pic.twitter.com/BgQBawhMmf— Big Buck Chuck (@cpenn4thewin) January 12, 2020″I’m outta here so we can get the second-half comeback going,” Penn tweeted. “I gotta leave, man. It’s the only hope.”In his absence, Kansas City scored 42 unanswered points and went on to beat Houston by 20 points in one of the biggest comebacks in NFL history.Needless to say, Penn’s video went viral — it’s now up to 1.3 million views on Twitter — and he became an instant hero as Chiefs fans celebrated his sacrifice. During Patrick Mahomes’ postgame press conference, the quarterback was asked if he had anything to say to Penn.Mahomes doesn’t want to take any chances 💀 @PatrickMahomes pic.twitter.com/YsQBKvKjcK— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) January 13, 2020″Watch the next game at home,” Mahomes laughed.Mahomes later shared his appreciation for Penn on Twitter. Appreciate you doing what was best for the Kingdom! 😂😂😂— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) January 13, 2020Penn told the Kansas City Star he’s attended each of the Chiefs’ last three playoff losses, including last year’s AFC championship game against the Patriots. He plans to heed Mahomes’ words and watch Sunday’s AFC championship game against the Titans from home — and it looks like he’ll be rewarded for his decision. One of Mahomes’ sponsors, Head & Shoulders, offered to give Penn the “ultimate” Chiefs watch party.👀 https://t.co/TRTb9wwu9F— Big Buck Chuck (@cpenn4thewin) January 13, 2020Penn’s newfound fame also has led the calls from the producers of “The Ellen Degeneres Show” and “Sunday NFL Countdown” asking to come on the shows. His Twitter following is up to 6,000 (and counting) from 1,300 prior to the game. And he told the Star that donations to his Venmo and Apple Cash accounts have doubled the price he paid for the ticket.Penn’s story proves that sometimes bad luck can turn into a bit of good luck.last_img read more