The sports world is buzzing with reports that Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt is waiting NFL approval to a contract with Andy Reid.
Hunt met with the former Philadelphia Eagles head coach for nine hours on Wednesday. The two reportedly reached an agreement for Reid to become the new head coach for the Chiefs.
Fans weighed in Thursday on KCTV5's Facebook page, website, the radio talk shows and the office water cooler. Every Chiefs fan seemingly had an opinion.
"I think Andy Reid was the best possible candidate that the Chiefs could have hired," said 610-AM sports talk host Danny Parkins.
Others are also excited and hope reports are true that Reid will bring his own general manager to the team, thus leaving current general manager Scott Pioli without a job.
Jay Binkley, also of 610 Sports, said fans are anxious to see what Pioli's future role, if any, is with the Chiefs before deciding about Reid's hire.
"I think that's the biggest hang-up with fans right now," Binkley said.
Kathleen Tripp looks forward to a better season than the just-completed one that saw the team finish with a 2-14 record and the top pick in the NFL draft this spring.
"Anybody's going to be better than what we've been having," Tripp said. "We need a winning season."
Jeff Rixey also saw the pending hire as a positive.
"I think that's a positive," Rixey said. "It can't get much worse than what we did this year."
But he said ultimately that former coach Romeo Crennel should have been given more time before he was fired.
Austin Shelby said Reid had a good overall record with the Eagles even though he did have an unfortunate ending that resulted in him being fired this weekend. Shelby said Reid would be something to look forward to.
Friday, May 24 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:22:29 GMT
James Hutto interrupted his own capital murder trial Tuesday morning, angry that judge Bill Gowan decided against the admissibility of certain evidence. "None of that matters? F***. I don't give a f***More >>
A capital murder case defendant, known for his abrasive outbursts and odd behavior in court, entered court Friday morning with a limp. James Hutto told Judge Bill Gowan that he needed to be excused for the day because the shackles on his legs had been irritating his skin. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:56 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:56:47 GMT
Robert Nikita Shegog, a former Jackson police officer is facing federal bribery charges. Court documents show that Shegog is charged with demanding and accepting bribes valued at more th an $5,000 betweenMore >>
Robert Nikita Shegog, a former Jackson police officer, is facing federal bribery charges. Court documents show that Shegog is charged with demanding and accepting bribes valued at more than $5,000 between December 2009 and September 2010.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:33:13 GMT
A battle of words from the attorneys representing Jackson Police Officer Terrance Crump and Shane Patrick. Crump's attorney Warren Martin says Patrick yelled racial slurs when walking out of the store.More >>
A battle of words from the attorneys representing Jackson Police Officer Terrance Crump and Shane Patrick has sparked after both parties claim they were the victim in a fight at an Edwards gas station. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:45:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police. An orange circle marks the pointMore >>
A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:44:25 GMT
TAMPA, FL (WTSP/CNN) – Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction. Police found 66-year-old James Hopkins living on the property that belonged to someone else. TheyMore >>
Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:13 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:13:14 GMT
Two elementary school girls were allegedly sexually assaulted by another female student. One incident happening while the two girls were at school. Two mothers are now speaking out about their daughters.More >>
Two Jackson mothers are speaking out after they say their daughters were sexually assaulted by another female student. One of the incidents allegedly happened at school.More >>
A New Jersey company that operates 13 TGI Fridays restaurants accused of secretly replacing premium liquor with low-quality booze says it's shocked at the allegations.More >>
At one bar, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch. In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with water - and apparently not even clean water at that.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:05 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:05:30 GMT
A Jackson Public School district principal has had her license suspended for one year. Dr. Lisa Andrus-Johnson is the principal at Watkins Elementary school.A spokesperson for the Mississippi DepartmentMore >>
A Jackson Public School district principal has had her license suspended for one year. Dr. Lisa Andrus-Johnson is the principal at Watkins Elementary school.More >>
WLBT 3 - Fox 40
715 South Jefferson Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201