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By Dennis Miller
My name is Dennis Miller and I am a lifelong resident of Kirksville, MO. I have been totally blind since birth and a sports fanatic just as long. I like all sports but love baseball and am a proud lifelong member of Cardinal Nation. It is my honor ...
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The Way I See It
My name is Dennis Miller and I am a lifelong resident of Kirksville, MO. I have been totally blind since birth and a sports fanatic just as long. I like all sports but love baseball and am a proud lifelong member of Cardinal Nation. It is my honor to be given the opportunity to write a blog for the Kirksville Daily Express and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.
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By Dennis Miller
Jan. 2, 2014 11:05 a.m.



Not a whole lot has happened since the last time I wrote a blog but let’s take a look at what little has happened. 

 

After clinching their first playoff spot in three years back on December 15 the Kansas City Chiefs proceeded to lose their final two games to end the regular season at 11 and 5.  Back on December 22 they lost to the Indianapolis Colts at home in a pathetic game that they apparently felt no need to even attempt to win.  Apparently playing the first five minutes of the first quarter was all they felt the need to do.  They then lost to the San Diego Chargers yesterday 27 to 24 in overtime.  However, most of their starters were not in that game and I thought that other than late in the fourth quarter when they allowed the Chargers to score ten unanswered points to send the game to overtime, the Chiefs played pretty well.  The Chiefs now travel to Indianapolis on Saturday for a rematch with the Colts in the wild card round of the playoffs.  Hopefully the Chiefs will manage to score more than seven points this time and will actually make the effort to tackle properly.  I am not as confident as many of the “experts” that this game will be any different than the one two weeks ago but maybe I’m wrong.  We’ll have much more on that game in Friday’s blog. 

 

The St. Louis Rams were soundly defeated by the Seattle Seahawks yesterday to finish the season at 7 and 9.  The Rams were a very up and down team this year who played in what turned out to be one of the top divisions in the NFL.  They will have the second overall pick in the 2014 draft which they will hopefully use wisely.  I know there is a lot of disappointment in St. Louis but they did the best they had with what they had which wasn’t much. 

 

We’ll take a complete look at the NFL playoffs in Friday’s blog and include our predictions as well. 

 

Since our last blog the Missouri Tigers basketball team has won a game and lost a game.  They lost a heartbreaker to Illinois back on December 21 and beat North Carolina State on the road Saturday night in a game that Mizzou took the lead late and hunt on to win.  The Tigers are off until Saturday afternoon when they play Long Beach State. 

 

Of course most of the focus in Columbia right now is on the Missouri Tigers football team as they are already in Dallas preparing for the Cotton Bowl on Friday against their former Big 12 rival the Oklahoma State Cowboys.  We will have lots more on that game in Friday’s blog as it is one of the games I am most looking forward to watching over the next several days of bowl games. 

 

Obviously New Year’s Day is full of bowl games including the Iowa Hawkeyes and LSU in the Outback Bowl. 

 

The Truman State basketball teams both return to practice today following the Christmas break as they prepare to play Lewis College in a GLVC game on Friday.  The men split their two games in Quincy on December 21 and 22. 

 

We’ll be back on Friday with a full weekend preview.  There will be no blog on January 1.  Everything gets back to normal next week.  Thanks for checking out this and all the other blogs on the site and please follow me on Twitter at KDEBlog.

Happy New Year!

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