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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stanzi, not Orton should start and why...

Sunday against the Packers will most likely not see Tyler Palko, Ricky Stanzi but Kyle Orton as the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback.  Most fans are happy with the decision to move Palko down and there's a split of Chiefs fans on Orton or Stanzi.  But new interim coach, Romeo Crennel, made his decision to start Orton if he's ready to go.  Probably not true, Orton will probably start if he's not a 100 percent.  He's already stated as he's going to wear a special glove come Sunday to soften the impact on his finger.  The Chiefs organization spent a few million dollars for the rest of the season and that most likely means, they want to get their money's worth out of him taking some lumps rather than a future quarterback project like Stanzi.  The problem is, it's still not the right decision for the future of the Kansas City Chiefs.

We've seen rookies come onto the field and play this year already with different teams.  Some have looked sharp at times and some have looked like rookies at times, it's expected if you have an sane mind.  With all the quarterback issues for the Chiefs, the organization settles for someone like Orton to get us through the season.  I have no issues with Orton thus far as he hasn't played a game for the Chiefs and more than likely in 3 more games, he's no longer part of the Chiefs organization again.  The Chiefs will let Orton move on and take their comp pick and set sights on 2012.  It's what they should be doing now.  Orton may win a game or two but than what...most likely nothing.  They aren't going to cut Matt Cassell and bring Orton back as their starting qb.  If it happens, I'll admit that I thought the Chiefs organization had a better staff in place and that I was completely wrong.  I'm sure many will agree and that Orton won't be back.  Will he resign to be the backup, doubt it.  He didn't like sitting behind Tebow, so why would he like to sit here?

The Chiefs Super Bowl starts this week with the Packers.  No, the Chiefs aren't heading to the playoffs but with an upset of the undefeated Packers, this win would mean a lot to many players, coaches, and executives.  It would be something special.  It would be more special if Ricky Stanzi was the Chiefs QB that did it.

The Chiefs have something special, its sitting right there...but they still don't know what it is or how to grasp it.  Mizzou fans might not agree, Hawkeye haters might dislike it, but Ricky Stanzi is that something special that can be built on.  Maybe his football skills wont make that happen, maybe he won't succeed in the NFL.  Than again, theres the chance that he could be the quarterback the Chiefs just need.  Reporters and others might knock Stanzi for their view and opinion of a guy and what they see in practice or what they hear from others.  They seem all determined that he's not ready.  But some athletes carry a winning attitude, a swagger, or just a simple knack for making the plays that makes not only them, but their teams a winner.  People still doubt Tebow.  There's still a chance he's a one-year wonder, but Denver is loving every moment of it.  The guy is selling Denver fans, NFL fans, and many others because he comes out as a winner.  You can knock the guy for his lesser quarterback skills, but you can't knock him down as a loser, cause he wins more than he loses.  Being on the NFL field changes some guys from average to stars.  If every reporter, coach, and scout was right about every guy who got drafted or practiced, some stars would never get the chance.  Some times it takes an injury to find your star, ask former Cheifs Trent Green who lost his job to the undrafted Kurt Warner.  Did people knock Warner, I'm sure they did.  But when Warner was on the field, he was different, he was a star.  So here's Kansas City's chance... they've got an opportunity to see if there is one... but they seem afraid to grasp it.

Ricky Stanzi may never play a down in the NFL, than again he may be a star.  I don't know, you don't know, and no one will know until the kid gets a chance to play on any given Sunday.  He may have an okay game and emerge later or he may just be another guy waiting for his chance.  But... the fans are intrigued with Stanzi, you've heard it during a pre-season game when Stanzi became the loudest ovation at Arrowhead.  We saw him start to lead a comeback against the Rams, yet was pulled before he could get it done for Tyler Palko, and the spirit faded... 

Stanzi's spirit is there, he possibly could be a good change for Arrowhead.  Already, stanzi the manzi, the Stanzi City Chiefs, love it or leave it, USA, and stanzination has been heard on Arrowhead.  If this guy makes it, Kansas City Chiefs got more than just a quarterback, they got representation that other teams won't have... thats #USA's quarterback.  Cowboy's might be America's team, but Stanzi possibly could be America's quarterback.  Some don't get all the hoopla of Stanzi's proud and rich USA showmanship.  I get it... he's living the American Dream...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Stanzi City Chiefs Hoodie Official Order Form

 The Stanzi City Chiefs Hoodie (Hooded Sweatshirt) is now taking pre-orders for shipments starting around December 9th.  Orders will be processed as they are ordered and will ship out in order of date ordered and size availability.  Pre-Orders ordered before December 6th will be our first production of these hoodies.  Right now there is only one in existense and I wear it proudly.  The price of the sweatshirts as of now will be $35.00 for all sizes but XXL which will be $36.50.  This price will include s/h as well with delivery confirmation.  There is a chance that prices may go up beginning in January as well.  This is perfect for keeping warm during the Midwestern Weather we all know so much about.  If you have questions, please email me at or  Please also follow us on twitter @stanzicity and as well like us on facebook at  The back is not shown but the Love It or Leave It saying is on the back as well of these hoodies.  To order thru google checkout or google wallet, please choose the size and use the buy it now button at the bottom of the page.  Each order is shipped individually, therefore if you are ordering more, you will need to order each one you want as a seperate order.  Again Thanks and please share with friends, family, and fans.  Also, this as well as any of the shirts would make great Christmas gifts as I've gotten orders and emails saying they are giving the gift this year of Stanzi City!  Happy Holidays to each and everyone of you!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

We've created a facebook page and contest!

I've created a facebook page for the Stanzi City Shirts to allow people to find us a little bit easier as well now.  I will post updates as well and other information on there from time to time. 

I am also unleashing the Stanzi City Chiefs Hoodie here in the coming days that will be available for sale.  I am thinking of running a special from Black Friday thru Cyber Monday on the hoodie and than it will go to base price from there. 

I am also looking for pictures to post on facebook of you wearing the shirt or you just taking the picture of someone wearing the shirt.  I am going to have a contest that will run thru Dec 12th to win a Hoodie for the best picture submitted and it will be judged by me.  It can be serious, funny, off the wall, normal, doesn't matter but I will choose with what I think is a great picture.  You can submit as many pictures you want on the facebook wall or by emailing me at  I am looking for a picture that will be a great promotional tool as well.  All pictures submitted give me the granted permission to use for any promotional purposes I so choose.  I will not alter any image that will degrade the image of anyone in the picture as well. 

More to come soon.  Please like the facebook page.  Thanks again for all your fun and support!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Stanzi City Chiefs Getting Close

So if Matt Cassel is injured and possibly done for the year as some reports are speculating, does that mean we are close to a Tyler Palko inefficient performance or injury away from seeing the Stanzi City Chiefs era begin in KC? 

Get your stanzi city chiefs shirt and get your stanzi chant ready... it may be closer than we all imgained just a few days ago.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Not California girls but Iowa Gurls

So I caught this video on You Tube today.  I've heard about it, seen some facebook posts on it but finally took the time to actually watch it in full.  I am a little confused, its funny, catchy, the rapper is pretty decent, but you make fun of the state you love.  But I kinda get it as most of the things said and done are staples of Iowa living.  What most of the country harasses Iowa fans about, is actually proved true in theory of who and what we come from.  Not all of us, but many of us have all experienced many of the aspects of this video.  Whether or not you think its dumb, lame, funny, or good... its a clever parody of the California Girls song.  The video itsself is pretty enjoyable especially when the one young girl messes up on the beer bong.  I mean, how many people do that every tailgate in Iowa, more than you know.  Anyways, catch the video here...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bo Don't Know Iowa but Payton Knows Iowa

Bo Don't Know Iowa Beat Nebraska Finished Shirt w Photo

Here's the finished product that I just had time to put up.  All shirts already ordered up to this point should be shipped by tomorrow if not already.  Thanks again!  You can also order below, the bottom pic is a close up of a long sleeve shirt.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Stanzi City Chiefs Green Shirt For Greenwood

 It's always nice to see other fans support those who having unexpected events take place in their lives.  When owner Sean Thompson came up with the benefit for supporting a Greenwood cause, I also wanted to help give back to help support a Hawkeye.  I've donated some of the basic stanzi shirts as well but I've also created one shirt each in small, medium, large, x-large, and xx-large that will only be sold at this event in the Stanzi City Chiefs theme but in the color green.  Yes we all know that Chiefs don't wear green but the "green for greenwood" campaign at Kinnick was greatly supported and I thought, why not Green for a day for Stanzi City.  So these 1/1 shirts (except XL there are 2 made, one for myself for my personal collection) will be sold at the benefit October 18th in Des Moines.  Even if you are a proud Stanzi fan, the green may seem awkward to some who view it, but the cause behind it is much much more.  I'm not yet sure how they will be selling these green shirts but a 100 percent of the purchase price of these limited shirts will go to support the Greenwood cause.  If you are interested in purchasing this shirt and are unable to attend, I'm sure you may contact Sean at and see about the shirt.  Please also visit the page with details of the upcoming event and an auction for a wonderful Hawkeye memorabilia piece

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bo Dont Know Iowa Beat Nebraska T-Shirt Official Order Form

This is the final production of the Bo Don't Know Iowa/Beat Nebraska shirt. The perfect shirt to show Coach Bo that he doesn't know Iowa.  Beginning on 10/6/2011, orders will begin using the buy now button below.  For other options to pay, please email me at  Shirts will not start shipping until approx 10/13/2011.  Shirts will be shipped in order of purchase and availability.  Price includes shipping/handling and delivery confirmation.  If you have questions, please ask. Long sleeve and sweatshirt hoodies are available using the same graphics. Thank you for your business.  Also just like my stanzi city shirts, I will be donating a percentage of of each sale to the University of Iowa Childrens Hospital.  I will update on a monthly basis the contribution to the UofIowa donation with confirmation.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Some news for 10-5-2011

Wanted to share this link for a benefit for "Green for Greenwood"  Please visit this link...  they have a great auction and its a good cause located in Des Moines, Iowa on October 18th.  I will be donating some Stanzi City shirts as well.  I hopefully will have a limited edition 1/1 stanzi city type shirt in each size that will only be available there with all proceeds going to the GREENwood benefit.

Also, an update on the Bo Don't Know Iowa shirt thru this blog.  Just worked today on some final touches with the design.  It should be available for Pre-order either tomorrow or Friday, it was delayed as some changes were made.  This looks to be another popular shirt so far from the emails I have received. 

Also, just posted before this a sweatshirt of the stanzi shirt.  Its not available on the order forms, but if you are interested in purchasing one, please email me at

Thanks for viewing the blog and supporting #stanzicity

NEW!!! Stanzi City Chiefs Red Hooded Sweatshirt (Hoodie)

Just had this printed today for my personal use as I'm preparing for the cold-weather.  If anyone is interested in one of these, they are not available on the order form, but you can email me and I can let you know.  You can email me at


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Stanzi City Shirt Sales to benefit Children's Hospital

Recently, I proposed an idea of giving back on the Stanzi City Chiefs shirt.  I had contacted Mary Jane Stanzi about having a portion of each sale going to a charity of Ricky's choice and their thoughts on the idea.  I was contacted back and the organization to benefit from shirt sales will be the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.  You can visit their website link here

With the different options and price points of each shirt, I've decided that a minimum of 10 percent of each sale will go towards the hospital.  I've also thought of looking at other organizations as well for another 5 percent as well.   Maybe something in the Kansas City area or maybe even the United Way.  But for now a ten percent dontation will be made on each shirt sold.  I will post results as donations are made.  I will probably do this on a monthly cycle and post results as well and post photos of the donations made.

When Stanzi becomes a starter, I'm sure the donations will increase greatly on shirts sold.  If you haven't seen the shirt, please check some of my previous posts for the shirts.  If you have purchased the shirt I hope you have wore the shirt proudly as I have.

I also want to say a special thanks to former Hawkeye DJK for the support he has given on the shirt the past few days.  Feel free to retweet this or post on your facebook page as well by using the buttons below.

Again thanks to all and enjoy the fun with #stanzicity

Nickolas Auge

Monday, September 26, 2011

Updated Stanzi City Chiefs Shirt Official Order Form

Updated Stanzi City™ Official Order Form.  This includes all options to buy the shirts so far including new youth sizes and white long sleeve shirts.  The new items will begin to take pre-orders on them and will be shipped to those ordered first beginning approx Oct 3, 2011.  More shirts just arrived in stock today 9/26/2011 but as always we ship in order of available sizes(if we are out of the size you ordered, we will ship as soon as the next shipement on our end arrives).  You will receive an email updating you with delivery confirmation number when item has been shipped.  If you have any questions or need to order the shirts a different way than thru the google checkout buttons below, please contact me at  Again Thanks and show your love for Stanzi City.  Also there are different shirts also available at

Friday, September 23, 2011

Mr. Pryor Ill trade you this tshirt for... now available

Mr. Pryor: I'll trade you this T-Shirt For one of those championship rings.

this shirt now available at

2011-12 Chiefs MVP=ACL T-shirt available

2011-12 Chiefs MVP= ACL Surgeon t shirt now available thru my cafepress store.

Want to send a special thanks to James L. of St. Joseph for coming up with the thought of doing this shirt. 

visit if you are interested in purchasing the shirt.

thanks again

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stanzi City U.S.A. Love it or leave it

Another Stanzi City U.S.A. "Love it or Leave it" design.  You can pick the colors of the shirt or the shirt you want and buy it thru my online site which is

A few new shirts by way of CafePress

I now have opened up some basic shirts using the Stanzi City, U.S.A., and these are available in my Cafepress Store by hitting the link  Whether your a Hawkeye or Chiefs fan, you can customize your shirt using the Stanzi City and choosing your favorite colors, black and gold, red and white, or vice versa.  You can use the same stanzi city U.S.A. to create long sleeve and many other shirt options.  These are just an extension of the Stanzi City line. 

I also have available on there another concept of "Morris The Hawk"   Again these are just the basic design without logos and writing on the back.  But still a good way to show your support and love for Stanzi City!  Enjoy!  These can only be ordered by way of the link above thru cafepress.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Long sleeve Stanzi City Chiefs Shirts Now Available

Long Sleeve T-Shirts are now available for the Stanzi City Chiefs Shirts.  They can be ordered below as well thru the buy now google checkout button.  This price is for US orders only and includes s/h.  These items will not begin to ship until 9/9/2011.  These currently are only available in the Red shirt color with white print.  if you have any ?'s, please email me at  Thanks!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What Would Pryor Do? Trade For Tattoo shirt

The initial design so far.  My brother actually gave me the idea after for the saying after I was thinking of something else regarding the OSU program.  Not sure on the back so far... may be better blank.  Either way this is the initial design for this "I'll trade you this t-shirt for a™."

Just a few answers to some questions I have recieved...

Thanks to all those fans from various sites and from word-of-mouth.  In one of these blogs or on the future website, I will provide thankyous and links to all those sites that have generated leads to my blog here.  But I wanted to just quickly send a message out to some questions.

-I am currently working on having the stanzi city shirt available in some youth sizes(print wont fit on all the smaller sizes). 

-I am currently working on adding long sleeve red stanzi city shirts as well. Possibly the white shirt as well.

-People may be having trouble with google checkout or unsure what it is.  Its similar to paypal.  I thought it was quite simple to use but you may have trouble accessing it from some phones.  I recommend using a home computer.

-I am currently working on trying to have a website up soon with a better and easier checkout as well.  But this takes time.

-Some shirts ship as soon as you buy them, others may take days or longer because we are out of the size or had issues.  The white shirts had some issues at first and will be arriving to you soon.  I get them out as fast as possible once the production is in.  if you questions, I try to respond quickly as well.

-Other shirts I have posted will be available soon.  I am working on many aspects currently to get them available for sale as soon as possible.  These items at this time are or should not be available anywhere but thru me.  In the future, I have been in contact to have some stores/bars carry some of the shirts but at this time, this is the only place to buy the stanzi city shirt or any other shirt that ive created when it becomes available.

-The Bo Don't Know Iowa shirt has already garnered many emails on its availability... It has not been produced yet but eventually will be.  This shirt probably will be a limited time production/shirt.  So any interest in this shirt, please email me and I can contact you when it becomes available.

-If you prefer to have an invoice sent to you or pay over the phone, please email me at and I can do those things as well.  I'm not always available but will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

-I will be creating future shirts, probably for other things as well.  I'll be updating as I go on the blog for now until a site is up and going and than I will probably still continue to use this blog.

-Please also follow me on twitter @nickauge and you can also send messages there as well.

-I appreciate the Stanzi City following that has been created and I enjoy seeing the pics people send, please feel free to email me those as well.

Again, hope I answered some questions, please contact me for any questions, comments, or requests.

thanks again


Stanzi City

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Coker shirt final touches... Thoughts?

 This might be my final design on the shirt.  Any final thoughts?  Any body have any interest in this one?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My next t-shirt mission... We Got Coke...r Iowa shirt

This is just a rough copy with the saying I'm using for my next shirt.  I'm currently working on the design as of now but kind of will depic the whole adam robinson to marcus coker Iowa story with the phrase "Who Needs Weed...We got (have) Coke...r"™ .  Probably a Go Hawks or something on the back...

Still working on the layout and back will probably read Go Hawks.  Hope to have finished design done asap. 

Any thoughts on this one from anyone?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Captain America and Stanzi City... Perfect Combo!

Here's a photo of a Stanzi City shirt worn by Korbin Winsor posing with Captain America.  Can Stanzi get any more American?  Anybody think they can submit a better pic?  I'll be in touch Korbin if no one can top this in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sharing a Stanzi City Chiefs Link and story

Just wanted to share this great article that was shared with me.  Thanks for sharing the pic and putting me in the story.  Awesome!  Take a look and read for yourself.

Stanzi City Shirt #2 -new color and order form

There is a new more affordable white shirt with red lettering now available as well.  You may pre-order these now which I would advise as yours will ship first based on order number, but will not start shipping until August 23 or August 24, 2011.  The price includes shipping and is only available to ship in the U.S.A.  For the red shirt, visit one of my previous blogs and order there.  This order thru google checkout is fairly easy to do.  Your total price will include delivery confirmation as well.  Again thanks and enjoy!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Stanzi City Chiefs Shirt Looks Good!

Picture courtesy of Twitter name #pigskinchic00
If you were wondering how the shirt looks.  Well look at the picture.  That's how it looks in real-life.  Just be prepared to have people talk about the shirt and snap photos of it.  It happens, so enjoy it.  Stanzi City Chiefs just happens to be a popular thing right now.  Show the Stanzi City fans your support!

Stanzi City Chiefs ERA begins tonight at Arrowhead

Tonights Preseason game kicks off Stanzi City Chiefs at Arrowhead.  Just want to say Good Luck to the Kansas City chiefs and Ricky Stanzi and all of the Stanzi City fans out there.  Also, good luck to one player on the opposite side at least in Adrian Clayborn.  I guess I root for Josh Freeman as well, as he grew up in the KC Metro area.  But tonight, I hope to see Mr. USA himself do very well.  Good Luck to Mr. Stanzi and the Kansas and Stanzi City Chiefs.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Stanzi City Chiefs Shirts Other Payment Options

I am offering other payment options for you to get the shirts.  If you would like to pay by money order, please email me at

I am also in the process of setting up accepting payments thru a terminal on my iphone/ipad setup. If this is an option you are interested in as well, please email me as well.

For any other questions or comments, please email me at

Again thanks



Stanzi City Chiefs Official Order Form

Front of T-Shirt
Back of Shirt
Here's the shirt you've been wanting... StanziCityChiefs™ Order the shirt through the Google Checkout Buttons Below.  S/H and all other costs is included in the price of the shirt.  Please be aware that shipping will be based on priority based on your order number, availability of size, and production of shirts.  I will try to have the shirts out as fast as possible.  Though as of 8/11/2011, our next production is not scheduled until beginning of next week.  If you have questions or concerns or would like status of your shirt, please contact Nick at  Thanks again!  Thanks for your business!