Wednesday, October 01, 2014

KANSAS CITY ROYALS WILDCARD WINNING!!!



It is accomplished.

THIS IS THE GREATEST WEEK IN KANSAS CITY PRO-SPORTS HISTORY AS THE ROYALS WIN THEIR WILDCARD GAME TONIGHT!!!

12 excruciating innings, a lot of stolen bases and clutch winning.

Let's remind you d-bags that AWESOME TKC INSIDERS predicted a successful season back in the early spring. So THE TKC BLOG COMMUNITY IS TOTALLY TAKING CREDIT FOR THIS ONE because we deserve it far more than Johnson County middle-class white dude fanboys.

Check The Links:
WATCH: Salvador Perez Walk-Off Hit in A.L. Wild Card Game
More . . .

USA TODAY: Kansas City Royals run wild in first postseason game since 1985

Best Tweet Of The Night From @KCPD: We really need everyone to not commit crimes and drive safely right now. We'd like to hear the @Royals clinch this.

Bob Nightingale: Amazing! Royals advance to ALDS on 12th-inning walk-off

SI: Royals join group of turnaround teams giving postseason a fresh feel

KMBC: Royals win AL Wild Card game in dramatic fashion in extra innings

ROUND-UP: Resilient Royals endure, eke out wild win in biggest game in 29 years
Developing . . .

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kansas City Royals Wildcard Links Tonight



I'm not sure if this applies to anybody else but TKC doesn't watch baseball on TV. It's always more entertaining to listen to the game while doing something more productive and the sound of baseball on the radio in the background just "feels" like Kansas City for this blogger.

As of this writing, the A's are up by one . . . 

And so, we'll be doing other stuff and listening to the Royals . . . Here are a few worthwhile links related to the contest:

Retro Royals Glory:
A Slice of Life in 1985, When the Royals Last Made the M.L.B. Playoffs

Roundup:
Who has the edge in the AL wild card game, Royals or A's?

More Bad Kansas City Music Choices:
Local woman writes Royals song

Preview . . .
Kurkjian: Five AL wild-card questions

Great Live-Tweet Look From Across The Pond:
American League Wild Card: Oakland Athletics vs Kansas City Royals - live!
Consider this an OPEN THREAD on the game . . . Hopefully, more in a bit . . .

Kansas City Tuesday Night Roundup



Just a few links worth a peek and probably more interesting than watching baseball, which is kinda boring for those who aren't lucky enough to be at the K. Check it:

Kansas City Questionnaire:
What Are You Doing On This Side Of The State Line In Kansas City?

Mahoney Blog Reports Lap Dance Rhetoric In Play:
Republican Governors Launch Spot on Davis & Strip Club Story

Kansas City Crash:
Four-vehicle wreck at Truman & Jackson in KCMO leaves one with life-threatening injuries

KANSAS COMES UP $20+ MIL SHORT!!!

More than $20 Million in the Red . . . Kansas finances are a hot mess and this fact doesn't bode well for Gov. Brownback or even Sen. Pat Roberts. Check it: Democrats jump on latest Kansas tax collection shorfall

Grandview Blaze That Killed Woman And Child Was Arson According To Police

Follow-up on a tragic fire that now qualifies as a double murder in the burbs: Woman, baby die in Grandview house fire

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY KSHB NEWSIES IN CONSTANT FLUX AMID RATINGS BATTLE!!!



For a moment, let's talk about news about the Kansas City news . . .

To wit . . .

RIGHT NOW A KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY MEDIA INSIDER SHARES THIS BIT OF INSIGHT INTO THE CONSTANT SWITCHEROOS @ KSHB!!!

To help understand our media scene this insider attempts to keep track of the local newsie carnage. Check it:

KC Media Insider: It's a revolving door at KSHB-NBC Kansas City.

The shakeup at NBC-TV station KSHB continues: This week station management demoted popular weekday morning anchor JiaoJiao Shen to weekend anchor. In the last 16 months the station has forced out the morning show staff of: Morning Anchor Curtis Jay, popular Morning Meteorologist Brett Anthony, 2 different traffic reporters: Major Miles and Demetria Obilor and the Executive Producer of the show Markl Johnson. Staff is being told the ratings (viewership) for the morning show continues to decline. KSHB ranks 4th (last) in the morning and has ranked last in Kansas City for over 2 decades. KSHB's morning show seems to be a revolving door, it has gone through 5 different anchor teams (YES, 5 different teams) in the last 6 years and NOTHING seems to help improve the viewership. KSHB also launched a state-of-the-art studio this week to help improve the look and hopefully their ratings.

Names of the 5 different Morning Anchor teams in 6 years:
Jeff Vaughn & Christa Dubill
Christa Dubill & Curtis Jay
Curtis Jay & JiaoJiao Shen
JiaoJiao Shen & Patrick Fazio
Patrick Fazio & (just named) Lindsay Shively
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Developing . . .

KCPS HONCHO PROMISES RETURN FULL ACCREDITATION NEXT YEAR!!!



Big talk and promises on this Kansas City Tuesday . . .

To wit . . .

SUPERINTENDENT DR. STEPHEN GREEN SEYZ THE KCPS WILL REGAIN FULL ACCREDITATION NEXT YEAR!!!

More deets in this these links:

KCUR: "Just when you're about ready to give up a child, I've seen it happen," Superintendent Stephen Green said. "A child will turn and begin to show signs of improvement, begin to make good decisions, begin to climb out of whatever direction he or she was heading. You should never give up on a child. You should never give up on a district."

KMBC: Nearly two years after Kansas City Public Schools lost state accreditation, Superintendent Stephen Green predicts the district will fully get it back next year.

It's an important goal and certainly a sign of improvement from the current situation . . . But really only a step forward to where the KCPS was two years go. You decide if this represents progress in the grand scheme of things.

Developing . . .

SHOCK!!! EBOLA IN THE USA!!!



Here's a headline that we told you was coming . . . Sadly, it's here sooner than we expected:

ABC NEWS: First Ebola Case Diagnosed in U.S. Confirmed by CDC Developing . . .

FUN FACT: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS ABDULLAH MUSLIM PRAYER WAS KOSHER!!!

Yes, we're not afraid to mix a metaphor and the answer to our previous question was that politics and faith proved more captivating than the early season contest: N.F.L. Says Penalty on Chiefs' Husain Abdullah for Praying Was a Mistake

Kansas City Hobo Crazy Talk Documentary

This week KCPT debuts an important documentary on the Kansas City mental health crisis and all of the hobos out there who aren't really loveable scamps who carry their can of beans in a handkerchief tied to a stick . . . but instead often represent a threat to public safety and (sorry) a drain on local resources: Documentary casts light on Kansas City's mental health care woes

Greg Hall Considers What Could Be The Greatest Week In Kansas City Sports History

Greg Hall is Kansas City's best sports blogger and today he dutifully rounds up and reax to all of the local fanboy talker conversation. Check it: OTC: Chiefs Beat Patriots & Tom Brady Into Submission On MNF & ESPN Revels In KC's Dominance

Char-Char And Kansas City Tuesday Links



Charlotte Springer and her NSFW topless hotness inspire this look @ Kansas City mainstream media links this afternoon:

Of course, this is the non-local link people are really talking about this afternoon:
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

Still, Kansas City Is A Car Town:
Automotive industry delivers huge economic impact in KC - Kansas City Business Journal

Telcom FAIL In Kansas City's Worst Suburb:
City of Blue Springs confirms Sprint cell phone outage

MORE JOCO DISPARITY: GOLDEN GHETTO WHITE TEEN EXPECTED TO GET SLAP ON THE WRIST FOR DADDY HOMICIDE!!!

Here's today's example of Kansas City metro injustice . . .

First, a primer on this topic from the nation's paper-of-record . . . New York Times: "Black and Hispanic youths are treated more severely than white teenagers charged with comparable crimes at every step of the juvenile justice system, according to a comprehensive report released yesterday that was sponsored by the Justice Department and six of the nation's leading foundations."

Local evidence of this truism: 16-year-old pleads guilty in father's death, may only serve time in juvenile custody

Adding Up The Price Of The Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar Phase Deux Campaign

Sadly, so far there has been no accounting for the electioneering that went down amid the toy train streetcar campaign. But here's the promise of some documentation on the way: Streetcar: KC sets date to count costs of failed second phase plan - Kansas City Business Journal

TKC QUESTION OF THE DAY: DID HUSAIN ABDULLAH'S MUSLIM PRAYER PENALTY RUIN KANSAS CITY CHIEFS VICTORY PARTY?!?



Once again it's politics and faith that prove far more captivating than the early season and meaningless blowout victory . . . We told ya this would be the only thing worth discussing last night.

Now . . .

GIVEN THAT SO MANY DEFENDED THE CHRISTIAN-Y ANTICS OF TEBOW . . . THOSE SOME FOLKS MUST NOW STAND UP FOR MUSLIM MID-GAME PRAYER!!!

Also, logical consistency is often overrated . . .

Here are a few review links . . . In NFL Game, A Slide And A Prayer Spur Debate And Clarification
One more . . .
Chiefs' Abdullah talks about penalty flag after TD run
Last one . . .
Muslim Husain Abdullah flagged for praying in the end zone
And so . . .

Does Kansas City love Muslim prayer after touchdowns???

We're honestly curious about the answer to this question of the day.

UPDATE: NFL: Referees should not have penalized Abdullah for Muslim prayer
Developing . . .

Celebrate Kansas City's Richest Beeches

Forbes and the Biz Journal celebrate Kansas City's corporate ownership class: Forbes: Three KC businessmen rank among 400 richest Americans - Kansas City Business Journal

KCPD Doggie Dead In The Line Of Duty

Sad ending for this Kansas City doggie that belong the po-po . . . He was chasing a crook and then "ingested something poisonous" that hopefully wasn't crack . . .KCPD canine officer dies in line of duty

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY TRANSIT ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN REVEALS HIS NEW PLAN FOR UNION STATION AND LIGHT RAIL!!!



A much better contest than last night's Kansas City corporate football slapfight is that battle transit activist Clay Chastain has been waging against City Hall and local civic for years.

Clay had the vision to see that voters throughout the city would endorse his light rail plan and so far he's the only dude in/or out of KC who can make that claim.



Now, Mr. Chastain has his sights set on Union Station once again.

To wit . . .



CHECK THE CLAY CHASTAIN PLAN FOR A NEW LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT COMPLEX @ UNION STATION!!!

Most of the 1st drawing isn't so bad . . .

Here are the deets from, like it or not, the guy who has won the most transit votes and voter support in Kansas City. Check it:

Light rail campaign proposes Union Station as KC's new regional transportation hub

The Light Rail Campaign (www.kc4lightrail.com) proposes putting the soul back into Union Station as Kansas City's new regional multimodal transportation center (see attached designs).

Electrical engineer Clay Chastain shows how Union Station's underused north wing could be transformed into a bustling regional transportation center providing convenient connections between light rail trains, commuter rail trains, Amtrak trains, streetcars, buses, and an expanded bikeway network.

Union Station (it was always meant to be more than just digs and a showplace for the wealthy) belongs to the people. Union Station must have (in-part) a significant public reuse since local and national taxpayers contributed greatly to its restoration.

Union Station now becomes a many splendored thing...a great facilitator of transportation, a majestic gathering place for the people, and a monumental icon anchoring our city's future.

Clay Chastain
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Learning From The Failed Kansas City Public Schools And The Desegregation Experiment



It's hard to learn that money can't solve every problem. Sadly, Kansas City is still discovering this fact of life the hard way.

Right now, author Michael Lewyn offers his important perspective on the local connection to a pervasive dilemma in public education that has thwarted this town in addition to bigger, better cities.

Check it:

Planetizen: Learning From Kansas City

Money line:

"Some commentators argue that if government spends as much money on urban schools as on suburban schools, everyone will achieve at suburban levels, and the middle-class lion will lie down with the low-income lamb . . . During the 1990s, the federal courts tried this strategy in Kansas City. To desegregate the schools, a federal judge sought to entice white suburbanites into the school system by ordering the city to create numerous magnet schools, raise teacher salaries by 44 percent, and reduce class sizes. 

At the zenith of the desegregation program, Kansas City was spending twice as much per student as its suburban rivals. Yet the number of white students did not increase, nor did test scores. And during the 1990s, student enrollment in Kansas City schools decreased among both blacks and whites, as middle-class pupils of all races moved to private schools and to suburban school districts. It seems to me that another lesson of the Kansas City fiasco is that money didn’t matter—or more precisely, that even if money matters, it doesn’t matter enough to reduce suburbanites’ collective cultural distaste for urban schools full of poor people.*"

This is one of the best new round-ups we've seen of The Kansas City Desegregation Experiment that was really more about distributing precious green cash to special interests rather than doing anything substantial to encourage diversity.

And again, it would be a mistake to think that Kansas City learned its lesson from this tragic episode given the common City Hall mistake that attempts to play developer rather than deal with more mundane aspect of local government.

Developing . . .

SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY SICKNESS INCLUDES PARALYSIS AND POLIO-LIKE SYMPTOMS!!!

The mystery virus spreading through Kansas City and all of the United States has become even more serious with advance symptoms that could cripple its victims :Polio-like symptoms found in 3 KC children

Fear The Kansas City Ruskin High School Football Fight Repercussions

An arrest following a melee in South Kansas City has created another set of problems as parent complain about how police handled the volatile situation that involved a great deal of youngster and adult clashes. Check it: Ruskin High School fallout lingers on following Friday night fights

Old School Perfect Village Country Club Kaput

A sign of harsh times amid an inner-ring suburb that's growing more ratchet every day. After 60 years, a Prairie Village Country Club is closing its doors
And so the privileged class look further South to fulfill their pastime addiction that hobby most of them play horribly . . .



Developing . . .

KANSAS CITY CATHOLIC JUSTICE BATTLE AND $10 MILLION+ ON THE LINE!!!



Consider this a Kansas City test of faith or at least a contest for much bigger stakes than the corporate games the media is obsessed with right now . . .

Check it:

Missouri Man Alleging Sexual Abuse By Priest Seeks $10 Million From Diocese

Deets:

"It has been 30 years, but Kansas City's Catholic diocese still should pay a heavy price for allowing a now-dead priest to repeatedly sexually abuse a former altar boy, a lawyer for the alleged victim said in court Monday, kicking off a $10 million lawsuit against the diocese.

"Jon David Couzens, then age 10, said he was molested 20 times over two years in the early 1980s by Monsignor Thomas O'Brien, who died in 2013. Couzens was deeply involved in Catholic school and church activities.

"The alleged abuse included an encounter in which O'Brien forced Couzens and other altar boys to perform sex acts on each other and on the priest, according to Couzens' attorney, Rebecca Randles.

"The lawsuit alleges that the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph intentionally failed to supervise O'Brien despite years of complaints and allegations by teachers and parents about the priest. Randles asked the jury Monday to order the diocese to pay $10 million in compensatory damages along with punitive damages.

In fairness, the reason people don't get excited about this kind of real world battle is because there are no winners and everybody leaves the contest weaker.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Blogger Bill Tammeus Considers Maybe A Moment Of Doubt For Bishop Finn

Kansas City blogger and newsman legend Bill Tammeus doesn't allow comments on his blog so we thought taking this space to question his theory about Bishop Finn might be worth a moment of reflection: Is Finn now more vulnerable? 9-30-14 (Bill's 'Faith Matters' Blog)

Reality Check: Kansas City Blogger Explains Why The Royals Won't Win The World Series

There's no reasoning with mainstream media at this point, the Kansas City Royals hysteria has simply overpowered any desire to cover other news . . . I was gonna skip blogging this morning but I thought that I should "TKC SHOULD BE THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD" Burp. And so here's a really great blog post we found that explains why exactly why most of this local baseball coverage represents wasted time that would have been better spent covering the community. Check it: Why The Kansas City Royals Will Not Make The World Series In 2014

Denise Milani And The Kansas City Tuesday



One of our favorite original hotties starts this Kansas City look at local mainstream media links . . . Denise Milani in yellow and all of these Kansas City mainstream media links:

Kansas City Bus Money Soon To Be Stolen By The Toy Train Streetcar:
U.S. DOT, KC will invest $1.5M in Prospect Avenue transit - Kansas City Business Journal

Sprint's Boss Wants To Go Hollywood:
DreamWorks-SoftBank talks may augur Hollywood dealmaking wave

Missouri Freedom Of Speech Crackdown:
In Ferguson, journalists accuse the local government of obstruction

CHECK THE KANSAS CITY MORNING CLIPS!!!



Great local video content out there this morning that's a much needed alternative from mainstream media mostly sports coverage . . . Here's some of the clips worth a peek:

Our Internets buddy Buck does an EXCELLENT JOB with this online City market dedication that PERFECTLY captures the spirit of this local institution.



And then . . . There's this graphic work that makes us realize there's no escape from Kansas City sports mania . . . Thankfully, there's some nice editing in this short video missive:



And for Kansas City doggie lovers . . . This SNKC clip documents the great work done by the organization . . .



This morning's photobabe: Danielle Sharp.

Hopefully, just a bit more in a moment . . .

Monday, September 29, 2014

CELEBRATE MEANINGLESS EARLY SEASON KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 41-14 BLOWOUT!!!



Before this post we cancelled an essay about false hope, broken Catholicism and American corporate marketing delusion because it was just too damn depressing for a final post of the day even if it did pretty much sum up every thing that happened throughout the past 24 hours in this wicked little town.

Let's just focus on tonight's contest . . . Early in the season the Kansas City Chiefs establish their dominance in games that don't really count for much.

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY STAYS WINNING IN AN EPIC BLOWOUT THAT DOESN'T COUNT FOR MUCH!!!

Also . . .

CELEBRATE THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS WINNING AGAINST A WASHED UP QUARTERBACK WITH A GLORIFIED NFL 2ND STRING QB!!!

Really, here's the only thing interesting that happened during the game . . .

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS SAFETY HUSAIN ABDULLAH EARNS TOUCH PENALTY FOR TOUCHDOWN MUSLIM PRAYER!!!

Take a look: Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah penalized for post-touchdown prayer
And then there's this sign of mutual respect for our fellow mankind: Group of Chiefs Fans Taunt Patriots Fan at Arrowhead Stadium (Video)
And one more notice about loud middle-class white people: Again? Kansas City Chiefs fans set another world record for crowd noise - GeekWire
Now . . .

Just a few insights because you d-bags ALWAYS think you know more about football amid the early season and then realize that I'm right at the busted and heartbreaking conclusion. Also, we'll accept any challenge to go negative on this local pro-sports given that it's a game based on extorting BILLIONS from broke-ass people to subsidize the hobby or billionaires and their petite bourgeoisie minions.

Here we go:

- Alex Smith is overrated. This passing game was more about luck than skill which is kind of impressive until it's not. Time and again he has proven ineffective in the clutch and this game was basically just a glorified practice session.

- Once again Kansas City gives into hype . . . This game doesn't mean much in the grand scheme of things but it might as well be the Super Bowl as far as drunken fanboys are concerned. In fairness, the celebratory vibe makes it far easier to pick up loose women than a cold, brutal look at the minor league game.

- The Patriots are known for blowing these early season games and then going on to Super Bowl victory whereas the Chiefs are infamous for dominating the early season and then ending their playing days in a tailspin. Recent history proves TKC correct on this one.

And because I'm kinda pissed off for no real reason but only because it's so obvious the bread and games still keeps the plebs happy . . . This post will probably stay up as the top post for the morning because mainstream media would rather report sports hype than focus on real issues that confront the community. Check THE TKC MAGAZINE for new content.

And so, Kansas City Chiefs fans are going to be more than a bit obnoxious tonight . . . Late night customer service workers should be warned and once again Kansas City celebrates early season victory amid the greatest sports week this town has ever seen . . . Which still doesn't count for much. Natch.

SHUTOUT SO FAR: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS STAY WINNING 17-0 AT THE HALF!!!



Right now could be the greatest time in Kansas City sports history for at least a generation . . . Of course it's not gonna last.

It's not the Kansas City Chiefs are so great but the Patriots are pretty pathetic.

A few highlights:

- The Pats give up more than 300 yards in the first half which means they didn't show up to play.

- Tonight, Alex Smith's special brand of mediocre is more than enough.

- Jamaal Charles is pretty much carrying the team.

More interestingly . ..

ARROWHEAD BREAKS THE WORLD RECORD FOR CROWD NOISE AMID MIDDLE-CLASS WHITE PEOPLE YELLING ABOUT SOMETHING OTHER THAN PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!

More in a bit . . .

THE TKC KANSAS CITY CHIEFS PREGAME!!!



No use even trying to talk about anything else tonight . . .

- Let's not worry about the South Kansas City Quintuple Homicide Suspect still waiting on death penalty charges and the SEPTEMBER HOMICIDE SPIKE . . .

- Nobody's worried that the big law firms pretty much own Mayor Sly . . .

- And we won't even talk about the tacit racism given that the fans in the stands are all rich, middle-class white people subsidized by the mostly broke-ass minority urban core poor.

As far as the game goes . . . It's not really important so the Chiefs have the advantage, as always, when the pressure is off. Still, the team is beatdown and almost completely broken so this could be an interesting contest or at least better than a great many white people screaming their heads off in yet another meaningless contest.

More @ the half . . .

Kansas City Royals #TakeTheCrown Rally Clip



The good people of Johnson County dragged their rugrats out to the K this afternoon in order to further distract that Kansas City Royals amid the conclusion of their mostly mediocre season.

There's a lot of social media garbage out there but this clip is actually pretty good:



Another look at the stadium: Pella Kansas City on Twitter: "Impressive turnout #BeRoyalKC RT@Royals: Let's get this rally started! #TakeTheCrown http://t.co/vjBog12JGk"
The crowd was smaller than local media hysteria would suggest because people actually have work to do . . . But still a nice showing for a team that'll probably make a quick exit from the playoffs no matter how Tuesday Night turns out.

More in a bit . . .

Kansas City Obamacare Fights The Flu

Check the metro flu shot guide that could be important given so many strange sicknesses spreading through the Kansas City . . .Free flu shot clinics offered in KCK and KCMO

Scholars Could Learn A Thing Or Two From Kansas City UMKC Alternative Kangaroo Profs

The learning never stops in Kansas City and the often-celebrated extension program of our City College earns a bit more praise for its community focused approach to learning: Meet The Teachers Of Some Unusual Classes At UMKC's Communiversity

Kansas City 'Gone Girl' Connection

The chick flick that wives and desperate broads pressuring the wrong guy will be watching this week has a tenuous cowtown connection: 'Gone Girl' author a Kansas City native, film adaptation debuts Thursday

MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY EPIC MEDIA BATTLE: TONI BONES VS. JOHNNY DARE!!!



FINALLY . . . There's a contest in Kansas City that actually piques my interest far more than the mediocre pro-sports games that serve mostly to provide content for beer commercials and the trans fat fast food industry . . .

CHECK OUT TONI BONES SHOWING OFF HER NEW T-SHIRT FEATURING A "SHOUT OUT" TO RADIO JOCK JOHNNY DARE!!!

From what we gather, Toni Bones counts herself in the Afentrra morning show camp . . . This bit of local radio rivalry has been going on for some time and recently ramped up amid courtroom developments.

Here @ TKC . . . We think the activism and community involvement of Toni Bones puts her far ahead of any mere media maven.

More in a bit . . .

SHOCK!!! NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER REVEALS VATICAN INVESTIGATION OF KANSAS CITY BISHOP FINN!!!

Take this one with a grain of salt because NCR and the good Bishop have been at each other's throats for years . . . But here's the word from the alt. Catholic paper: According to those who spoke with Ottawa, Ontario, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, the main he question asked was: "Do you think [Finn] is fit to be a leader?" 

Deets: Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn under Vatican investigation

DOC CLAIMS KANSAS CITY CHIEFS KILLER JOVAN BELCHER HAD BRAIN DAMAGE!!!

An important blame game revelation that could cost the NFL big time in the aftermath of a Kansas City murder/suicide that local media mostly wants fans to forget today:OTL: Doctor says Belcher had CTE signs

Greg Orman Vs. Sen. Roberts And The Fight For Lesser Evil Status In Kansas

Couple of interesting links regarding the Kansas Senate fight today . . .

Here's a bit of coverage about the devil you don't know . . . Greg Orman, a political enigma, faces growing scrutiny in Kansas Senate race Meanwhile . . .

Check this strategy that's a bit more familiar . . . The former Gov. from one of the nation's most powerful families is called in to impress Kansas voters today: Jeb Bush campaigns for Pat Roberts in Kansas
Developing . . .

FANBOYS EMBARRASSING KANSAS CITY?!?!



Here's one of many totally incorrect social media sentiments:

"Kansas City is the center of the sports universe for the next 48 hours."

Don't laugh, I'm trying to make a point . . .

Mainstream media is already starting to joke about how Kansas City is so desperate for sports glory that this town is celebrating a Monday night game and a mediocre playoff appearance as if it was the second coming.

A popular theme in pro sports is to "act like you've been there."

But it seems like Kansas City is quickly losing perspective on these minor sporting events amid one rally after the next and basically every newscast dedicated to sports celebration.

FACT: THREE RALLIES ARE PROBABLY TOO MUCH TO MARK A DESPERATE WILDCARD APPEARANCE AND THE MONDAY NIGHT GAME ISN'T EXACTLY THE SUPER BOWL!!!

You decide if this mania is well-deserved or if it reveals that Kansas City is acting like a bush league town and isn't quite ready for prime time.

Developing . . .

Kelly Brook And The Kansas City Link Stroll



Right now we're gawking at Kelly Brook for and her curvy/leggy hotness amid a lot of worthwhile Kansas City links to click . . .

Kansas City Manhunt Today:
Police seek man after high-speed chase ends near 17th, White

Lesson In Rock Chalk Danger:
KU police are warning students to be careful on campus

Kansas City Surveillance Tech Amiss:
Red-light cameras remain off in KC

KANSAS CITY LADY NEWSIE FIGHTS SEXISM WITH HER TWEETS AMID MALE-DOMINATED ROYALS WILDCARD COVERAGE!!!



The struggle for Kansas City diversity continues even amid so much local sports fanboy celebration.

To wit . .

CHECK LOCAL LADY NEWSIE ELLE MOXLEY MAKING A STAND AGAINST THE LACK OF DIVERSITY AMONG NEWSIES COVERING THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS WILDCARD GAME!!!

She boldly tweets:

@ellemoxley: "I have to say, as excited as I am as a Kansas Citian to be at the K today, I wish I wasn’t one of just 3 female reporters at this presser."



It's an important factor to consider amid all of this celebration that's mostly serving as a welcomed distraction to any real news in town.

Developing . . .