Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Dreams Over?









Source – http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=tsn-chiefskingdomcollaps&prov=tsn&type=lgns

When Matt Cassel(notes) hobbled to the trainer’s room Saturday, the air was sucked out of Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs’ most heralded offseason acquisition was injured, and the pattern of 2008 seemed to be repeating itself.

Chiefs officials weren’t spilling much about what ails their starting quarterback, only that he had injured a leg and wouldn’t return to their exhibition against the Seahawks.

Writing for the Kansas City Star, Kent Babb put it this way:

“Cassel’s injury was something Kansas City couldn’t afford. He was more valuable than the $28 million guaranteed contract he signed two months ago—he was the future. Cassel was supposed to be the quarterback the Chiefs had waited decades for. And even if he couldn’t become Len Dawson, then he at least wouldn’t be Brodie Croyle(notes) or Damon Huard(notes).”

Word could come Sunday that would render this handwringing moot, but the mood in KC went from bad to worse when Cassel went down.

For the record, Cassel was tackled from behind by Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane(notes). He clutched his left leg while down. After struggling to get back to the huddle, Cassel called time out and limped off the field.

Tyler Thigpen(notes) replaced Cassel and could wind up as the Chiefs’ Week 1 starter if Cassel’s injury KO’s him.

The bad news didn’t end with Cassel. Wideout Devard Darling(notes) and cornerback Brandon Flower also were injured.


For The Do-It-Yourselfers!

South Side Kustoms has a whole section of our website dedicated to the             DO-IT-YOURSELFER , http://www.south-side-kustoms.com/BUILDERsPAGE.html

We are a dealer for many companies specializing in DO-IT-YOURSELF motorcycle parts INCLUDING South Side Kustoms Signature Parts.

PLUS – when you buy a complete rolling chassis http://www.south-side-kustoms.com/RollingChassisandFrames.html from South Side Kustoms you receive tech support. Holy Shit – Yes – A Real Live Person on the other end of the phone who knows what they are doing.

1-800-675-3191 or southsidekustoms@verizon.net or www.south-side-kustoms.com

UPDATES FOR Rumble in the City

RUMBLE IN THE CITY – JULY 31st 2010 12-9pm – $15.00 for the Concerts and Sideshow (ALL DAY PASS)

TO SEE CAR/BIKE SHOW and browse the vendors =  FREE


National Band to be announced, Blue Rocket Trio, more to be announced

National Side Show Act – to be announced


Pinstripers – Paul “Von” Strauss

Left Hand Liquids – www.lefthandliquids.com

Mark Madd – Madd Grafix Tattoo = doing Hena Tattoos, displaying his art work – www.maddtat2.com/







Good and Evil – Best Of Class Awards – Registration will be $15.00 include dash plaque and ticket to concert and chance of winning your class, passenger will be able to purchase ticket to concert for only $10.00 (limit 1 passenger)

GOOD SIDE = Hotrods / Ledsleds / Cars 1969 and older / Chopper and Bobbers / vintage motorcycles / british motorcycles / euro motorcycles.

EVIL SIDE = 1970 and younger Muscle Cars / Euro’s Sports Cars / Tuner Cars / Prostreet Motorcycles / Modern Choppers / Sport Bikes.






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Happy Dogs Ruin News – Not Realy

This video is worth the watch! Notice the pitbull named Ginger – she’ll crush the stereotypes of these dogs.


Motorcycles Not Included in ‘Cash for Clunkers’

The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) Act, commonly referred to as the “Cash for Clunkers” program, does not include motorcycles.

According to the final rule, “some vehicles — notably motorcycles — simply are not eligible under the CARS Act, either as trade-in vehicles or for purchase or lease, even though consumers have noted that transactions involving those vehicles might reduce fuel use and improve the environment.”

However, consumers are eligible to receive a voucher of up to $4,500 to offset the purchase or lease price of passenger automobiles that have a combined fuel economy value of at least 22 miles per gallon, category 1 trucks (non-passenger vehicles) that have a combined fuel economy value of at least 18 miles per gallon, and category 2 trucks (large pickup trucks and vans) that have a combined fuel economy value of at least 15 miles per gallon.

In comparison, motorcycles receive 40 to 50 miles per gallon or more, and scooters can travel more than 100 miles per gallon.

Lobbying for motorcycles, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) in June introduced legislation (S. 1248) to provide a $2,500 voucher to persons who trade in older, less fuel-efficient vehicles for a motorcycle.

“Motorcycles are inherently fuel efficient,” Sen. Casey said in announcing his legislation. “In addition to helping to spur economic recovery and protect manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania and other parts of the country where motorcycles and motorcycle parts are manufactured and assembled, the inclusion of motorcycles in this Act will help America move away from its dependence on foreign sources of oil.”

Casey’s bill was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. Sadly, the majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee.

After 14 straight years of growth, sales of motorcycles in the United States declined eight percent in 2007, 10 percent in 2008, and dropped 30 percent in the first quarter of 2009, according to figures compiled by the Motorcycle Industry Council.

“We’re having the same problems that car dealers are having, and indeed we in the motorcycle industry are dealing in a green product that would accomplish some of the stated goals of the program,” MIC Senior Vice President of Government Relations Kathy van Kleeck told Dealernews. “We are encouraging senators and encouraging people to encourage their senators to co-sponsor and show a groundswell of support to Sen. Casey’s bill to include motorcycles.”

—Submitted by Guido Ebert

Scorpion Fury Jacket and Hellina Pants

Scorpion Sports says it’s shipping the new women’s Fury jacket and matching Hellina pants before the launch of the 2010 ScorpionExoWear collection.

Part of the XDR (Xtreme Distance Rider) technical riding gear series, the Fury has a 600-denier outer shell. It comes with a full-sleeve EverHeat thermal liner. A storm collar and waterproof and windproof inner shell can be removed when conditions are warmer. Likewise, a lightweight perforated nylon lining provides airflow. Water-resistant upper chest and back ventilation panels further control airflow, and zippered inner forearm vents add to the airstream when needed. Additional features include ventilated ExoTec CE-approved armor at the elbows and shoulders, as well as a temper foam insert in the back protector compartment. Large waterproof storage pockets are built in the front and rear and augmented by three internal pockets. A full-length 10-inch pant connector zipper across the lower back attaches to the Hellina pants.

The pants have the same 600-denier outershell material and also get the EverHeat thermal liners on the inside. ExoTec CE-approved armor is at the knees, temper foam pads at the hips. Dual waist adjustment belts and tension straps in the leg make for a custom fit and reduce wind drag.

Both the Hellina pant and Fury jacket are available in sizes S through 2XL. Pants come in basic black, while the jackets come in a choice of black/gray trim or a high-visibility neon. MSRP for jacket: $299.95 ($309.95 for 2XL sizes). MSRP for the pants: $159.95 ($169.95 for 2XL sizes.

Contact: Scorpion Sports Inc., 888-672-6774, http://www.scorpionusa.com

Cycle Source Magazine

One of my favorite mags on the market right now! Great read kool pix – tech stuff – and articles on mostly up and coming builders and familiar faces. Grab your mag here – http://www.cyclesource.com