Sounds from the game: Miss USA, Hanifan add glamour
By Bill Coats
Of the Post-Dispatch
Tuesday, Aug. 24 2004

KANSAS CITY - Seen on the scene: Miss USA, Shandi Finnessey of Florissant,
chatting it up with Rams director of football administration Samir Suleiman on
the sideline before kickoff; former Cardinals head coach and Rams assistant Jim
Hanifan, looking very "Magnum P.I." in a vibrant Hawaiian shirt

Lame-duck Governor's Cup? Bob Holden presented the trophy to the winners. No
word on whether Claire McCaskill and Matt Blunt were on hand, picking up

More politicos: Vice President Dick Cheney, riding the campaign trail, watched
from a private box, seated next to Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo. Cheney left early,
reportedly to arrange federal disaster aid for the Rams.

Harris the hammer: Although he was giving up about 30 pounds in the matchup,
Arlen Harris crushed Chiefs linebacker Gary Stills with a blind-side block on a
Rams kickoff return in the second quarter. Stills was still for a few seconds
before wobbling to the sideline.

Weather or not: Chiefs officials kept a nervous watch on the weather radar,
which showed strong storms approaching Arrowhead Stadium from the west.

Count down: Some 75,428 tickets were sold, but only about 55,000 spectators
were in the stands at kickoff. By the time the fourth quarter rolled around,
perhaps 25,000 remained.

Score down: The Chiefs had clubbed the Rams for an average of 52.5 points per
game the last two times the G-Cup was contested in KC.