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The dubious origin of the Haley-Weis report

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During the second break of Monday’s PFT Live, I received an e-mail from our friends at 610 Sports in Kansas City, touting a report from Bob Fescoe that Chiefs coach Todd Haley stripped play-calling duties from former (as of Sunday) offensive coordinator Charlie Weis during halftime of the wild-card game between the Chiefs and the Ravens.  So I mentioned it at the top of segment three, and I promptly pounded out an item on the subject immediately after the show ended.

We then began to pick up some information casting doubt on the Fescoe report.  For example, Fescoe also reported — and later retracted — that Weis wasn’t in the locker room after the game.

The folks at 610 Sports later sent to us, presumably in an effort to bolster the report, a clip that serves in our view only to make it somewhat weaker.

Appearing on one of the station’s other shows, Fescoe explained that he received two text messages from patrons of a pizza shop that Weis supposedly frequents.  (Fescoe refused to name because he didn’t want to give the place “free advertising.”)  According to the persons who sent Fescoe text messages, Weis was openly stating in the unnamed pizza place that the play-calling duties had been yanked from him at halftime.

Fescoe didn’t hear it from Weis, but from two folks who texted him to say that Weis was saying it.  And Fescoe then went with it without getting a comment from Weis or from the Chiefs.

It sounds like this Fescoe guy operates a little bit like another guy with a six-letter last name beginning with “F”.

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35 Responses to “The dubious origin of the Haley-Weis report”
  1. dave0320 says: Jan 10, 2011 3:59 PM

    You guys’ will soon learn that Fesco has no crediability in Kansas City.

  2. tubal22 says: Jan 10, 2011 4:01 PM

    Mulligan…

  3. kd75 says: Jan 10, 2011 4:03 PM

    What is Charlie Weiss doing anywhere near a pizzaria? He should be hanging at the salad bar.

  4. joetoronto says: Jan 10, 2011 4:07 PM

    It’s OK, people were actually talking about the Chiefs for a change.

  5. Uncle Leo says: Jan 10, 2011 4:07 PM

    Do you mean Sid Farkus, the bra salesman?

  6. gogronk says: Jan 10, 2011 4:08 PM

    It’s great to here that Weis is sticking to a healthy lifestyle. The man almost died having weightloss surgery and now he “frequents” a pizza shop.

  7. nowearman says: Jan 10, 2011 4:11 PM

    Proofreading, Not Just For Breakfast Anymore….

    “touting a report from Bob Fescoe that Chiefs coach Todd Haley stripped from former (as of Sunday) offensive coordinator Charlie Weis”

    Missing a key word or two in your opening paragraph.

  8. lbijake says: Jan 10, 2011 4:11 PM

    And my cousin’s sister’s hairdresser told us for sure that the aliens have landed. You can take that one to the bank.

  9. natelan says: Jan 10, 2011 4:14 PM

    I forgive you. Your website posts dozens of reports everyday, even on non-gamedays, so you’re bound to get one wrong here and there. I think I speak for all your revenue-generating fans when I say that I hope you consider your sources just a little longer before pulling the trigger next time.

    As for Fescoe, whom you admittedly got your information from… If it’s true that his source was “two guys and a pizza place,” shame on him.

  10. kcsam76 says: Jan 10, 2011 4:15 PM

    Who cares.

    Weis is gone, the Chiefs suck, and it’s pretty obvious the Raiders were the best team in the AFC West – just like Antonio Gates said.

  11. knowerofallthings says: Jan 10, 2011 4:17 PM

    But you reported it anyway huh?

  12. kevin3142 says: Jan 10, 2011 4:17 PM

    Fescoe is a hack… 610 just can’t compete with 810 for sports. This is typical with them.

  13. soxnsaints says: Jan 10, 2011 4:19 PM

    Come on!!! No way that’s true. Charlie Weis hanging out a pizza parlor. That’s how nasty rumors start

  14. fergie22 says: Jan 10, 2011 4:29 PM

    hey people this is not a one hundred percent hard news sit it deals with rumors and other bits and bobs along with personal thoughts to entertain and stimulate our own personal ideas lighten up

  15. jason55915 says: Jan 10, 2011 4:32 PM

    note to pro football talk! do not ever take anything from 610am sports talk,they are about to go under and suck really bad. also never listen to anything that fatass jason whitlock has to say.he was run out of kc for being an embarrassment and fool! he is very very bitter cause when piloi and company took they cut alot of acess that kc sports media use to get when carl peterson was in charge!

  16. theytukrjobs says: Jan 10, 2011 4:33 PM

    I thought Favre had 5 letters in it?

  17. slickster35 says: Jan 10, 2011 4:33 PM

    So much for vetting sources.

    I’ll make it easy for you.

    In the future, don’t print ANYTHING you hear from 610 Sports. They’re a joke in a town full of the worst sports reporting in the country.

  18. ronaldmexico says: Jan 10, 2011 4:34 PM

    Great sources Fescoe had for this story – he doesn’t sound like the Woodward and Bernstein of the KC sports reporting world. I wonder if the alleged patrons identified themselves as “deep dish” to this hack.

  19. slickster35 says: Jan 10, 2011 4:41 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Jan 10, 2011 4:07 PM
    It’s OK, people were actually talking about the Chiefs for a change.

    The only time the media are talking about the raiders is when they’re pointing and laughing.

  20. riverhorsey says: Jan 10, 2011 4:42 PM

    this Fescoe guy operates like the Whitlock guy only Fesco has sources.

  21. laxer37 says: Jan 10, 2011 4:53 PM

    Bottom line is, whoever made the call to run a slow developing sweep on 4th and inches is a complete idiot.

  22. radrhatr says: Jan 10, 2011 5:04 PM

    Taking anything from 610 seriously is about as sad as taking anything Jason Whitlock says seriously. Jason was ran out of KC for his fabrications and 610 is sinking like a concrete trout.

    Desperate times call for desperate journalism. A couple of weeks ago, they accused Pioli, Weis, Crennel and Cassel of “spygate 3″.

  23. gooboy6 says: Jan 10, 2011 5:14 PM

    Bob Fescoe is the worst radio guy in KC, cant believe he has a job

  24. CKL says: Jan 10, 2011 5:17 PM

    The other guy who makes damaging lies up and prints them with no repercussions from his employer which implies that they are complicit has an “F”? Nope, no “F” in “tomase”.

  25. joetoronto says: Jan 10, 2011 5:25 PM

    It sure was quiet in the 2nd half at Redneck Stadium.

    But hey, at least the Chiefs were on TV, for a change.

  26. footballphan says: Jan 10, 2011 6:12 PM

    Another ‘F’ name with 6 letters???

    Hmmm, I’m going to assume it’s FELGER?

    (c’mon, you know you were curious)

  27. archibaldnemesis says: Jan 10, 2011 6:12 PM

    This can’t be true. You shoulda known. There are NO good pizza places in Kansas City.

  28. williamcowher says: Jan 10, 2011 7:05 PM

    Uncle Leo. You crack me up.

  29. r8r4life says: Jan 10, 2011 7:31 PM

    @slickster35: We are laughing and pointing at the squaws all the time. They are a joke…..

  30. abninf says: Jan 10, 2011 8:55 PM

    “I received an e-mail from our friends at 610 Sports in Kansas City, touting a report from Bob Fescoe that Chiefs coach Todd Haley stripped from former (as of Sunday) offensive coordinator Charlie Weis. So I mentioned it at the top of segment three”
    ——————————————–
    So I guess you should have checked your facts first. Sounds like you work for MSNBC. Oh, wait……….

  31. sourdough says: Jan 10, 2011 8:58 PM

    Ironic that a Raiturd fan, joetoronto, would try and talk ish about another team being on tv considering the only sell out the Raiturds had was when tix were offered two for one.

  32. slickster35 says: Jan 10, 2011 10:20 PM

    sourdough says:
    Jan 10, 2011 8:58 PM
    Ironic that a Raiturd fan, joetoronto, would try and talk ish about another team being on tv considering the only sell out the Raiturds had was when tix were offered two for one.

    Would you pay to sit in the worst toilet bowl in sports with 50 ex-cons?

  33. bsmb says: Jan 10, 2011 11:24 PM

    maybe you should do some research before putting it on your website

  34. patpatriotagain says: Jan 11, 2011 1:00 AM

    translation:
    ” a ‘journalist’ reported something without checking his sources. he’s a hack. Another ‘journalist’ posted the story. he’s ok”

  35. dontlikecravens says: Jan 11, 2011 10:25 AM

    Rumor has it that Charlie Weis was actually haning out in the Ravens locker room being fed deep-dish pizza (and salad) by Baltimore assistants in return for information on the Chiefs offense. By what happened in the second half, this sounds as plausible as anything else that has been reported on this site in the past two days. Harbaugh then fed him a cheeseburger and doughnuts for dessert while he giggled over pictures of Big Ben’s nose.

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