Yeah, yeah, yeah. This isn’t a football story, per se. But Jason Whitlock has developed into one of the most influential voices in all of the American sports media, and he spent 16 years covering the Chiefs for the Kansas City Star.
There won’t be a 17th, and a source close to Whitlock tells us that he’ll be taking a full-time position with FOXSports.com. Given FOX’s recent push toward online video, look for Whitlock to be doing a lot more than writing columns.
And here’s where it gets good. Whitlock has arranged for three hours of radio time, via our pal Nick Wright’s weekday show at KCSP, to talk about the situation. (The show also will be broadcast on local television.) Dubbed “The Explanation” in a nod to the LeBron fiasco, the first hour will be a monologue from Whitlock, the second hour will feature an interview of Whitlock by Wright, and the final hour will be opened up for calls.
Three hours. Three. To explain Whitlock’s departure from the Star. Given that Whitlock can create a major buzz in less than three minutes, we’ve got a feeling that it’s going to be a damn compelling three hours. And it all begins tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. ET, 3:00 p.m. CT.