Sunday, September 08, 2013

EPIC KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 28-2 VICTORY OVER JAGUARS IN THROWAWAY GAME!!!



Kansas City starts this season in EPIC fashion with a stunning victory when it totally doesn't count.

Expect a Kansas City mainstream media sports-gamsm over this from every single, mainstream media news.

To wit . . .

THE NEXT STOP IS THE SUPER BOWL FOR THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS!!!

Or not.

What really happened is this:

NOW CLUELESS KANSAS CITY SPORTS FAN HAVE PUT ALL OF THEIR FALSE HOPE IN THE CHIEFS INSTEAD OF THE ROYALS!!! THE RESULT WILL BE THE SAME MEDIOCRITY!!!

In other words, look closely and Kansas City still doesn't look like a playoff caliber team in much the same way locals have lost their mind because the Royals almost made the playoffs.

Check the links . . .

Could the Kansas City Chiefs be the latest worst-to-first team?

Chiefs beat Jags 28-2 in first win of season

Kansas City Quarterback Alex Smith Is Exactly As Advertised

Chiefs RB Charles injures quad

Take 5: Subplots in Chiefs vs Jaguars

Now let's riddle this . . .

WHAT'S MORE LIKELY??? THE CHIEFS WILL UNDERGO AN EPIC TURNAROUND AND WIN THE SUPER BOWL OR THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXERCISE IN KANSAS CITY SPORTS MARKETING HYPE IN ORDER TO EARN RATINGS AND SELL TICKETS?!?!

TKC is ALWAYS right about this every-single-time even if it frustrates fanboys.

More in a bit . . .

59 Comments:

Anonymous said...

You are not factoring Coach Reid. THAT is the determining factor.

Anonymous said...

I forgot, Tonys Messican. Never met a messican that wasn't a Raider fan....

Anonymous said...

Raiders fan. Now that was funny!

Anonymous said...

Shut. Up.

Anonymous said...

All of you shut up Glazer be along in a minute telling you your all wrong and only he can pick the winners.

Anonymous said...

KC is just dumbstruck. We haven't had any kind of a win in soooooo long, that this lopsided victory, seems unreal. Wouldn't it be nice if this were the norm? Anyway, for one pitiful week, GO CHIEFS!!

Anonymous said...

Tony you hit it on the head! Cthu, the fans do it to themselves every season. lol@ 4:35 go ahead give em a clap! tee hee lol

Traffic Engineer said...

"Throwaway Game"? No, it was a regular season game that counts.

I guarantee you that, if the Chiefs had lost, Tony would not be calling today's game a "throwaway game".

This should prove that he is nothing but a negative-naysaying agitator - always must put the negative spin on everything.

Traffic Engineer said...

And the Royals are 3 games back in the Wild Card race with a month to go in the season. So don't buy into Tony's garbage that the Royals "have no chance at the post-season". That will only be true when their "elimination numbers" reach 0.

Don't accept his premises.

Traffic Engineer said...

And why should selling tickets be cause for criticism? When tickets for Royals, Chiefs, or events at Sprint or other KCMO places get sold, that generates tax revenue for local coffers. And that tax revenue coming from out-of-town people.

And not only taxes from the ticket sales, but when people attend games in KC, they buy food/beverage, pay for parking, souvenirs, dining at restaurants before and after the games, etc, etc. All of that is taxed, meaning tax revenue into KC coffers.

And don't forget, the Royals and Chiefs players pay the E-tax (not to mention all the staff, front office people, vendors, and so forth). And 1% of those million-dollar salaries is not an insignificant amount of money.

Instead of condemning the Royals and the Chiefs, you should be thankful they're in KCMO proper. There's a lot of money flowing from their presence. You should be wishing them success instead of criticizing and condemning them at every final score. Because successful franchises like this compel fans to spend more money going to games, buying stuff, etc.

Instead of belittling the sports teams and their paying fans, you should be grateful for those people for spending money in what you constantly call a "broke-a$$ town."

Traffic Engineer said...

I, myself, when I attend events downtown at Sprint or the Kauffman Center, end up spending money at local businesses, which in turn I end up paying KC sales taxes on the restaurant tab. I will pay to park my car to attend symphonies at Kauffman - which goes directly to the city. The ticket itself has city taxes on it too.

So, instead of having your stupid little boycotts against things like the Kauffman Center - you should be promoting it and encouraging people to go downtown to patronize it and bring their money to spend with them.

And, I might stay in a nice downtown hotel sometime this winter when I go to some event like a symphony. And when I do, there's a whole bunch of taxes to the city on that. I don't mind, because I enjoy patronizing downtown and going to events.

This is how economics works.

Anonymous said...

chuck says:
throwaway? That's the people on
welfare and social security.
Throw them away.
They're worthless.
Throw grandma off welfare and make
her eat dog food.
I want my check now and on time
every month.
Gotta pay the electric bill and
for the chitlins (just kidding)
You know how I feel about African
americans and Hispanics.
I love them! (just kidding)

Traffic Engineer said...

It's just like your condemnation of the downtown residents. You should be thankful that there's a movement of people who want to invest in having a home downtown (like the lofts, for example). Because, if it attracts more people to move to KC, those "more people" become tax-paying residents, which is what a city needs.

You should be glad that Cordish wants to build a high-rise condominium next to PL. Even if it has some city tax credits associated with it, if its construction will attract new tax-paying citizens of KC, who in turn will pay the E-Tax, not to mention patronize downtown and other local businesses, in turn paying sales taxes on everyday purchases, not to mention personal property taxes - you WANT that.

You should be thanking people like this - not condemning them.

Who knows, I might be a downtown KC resident soon, depending on how a future job endeavor works out.

Anonymous said...

Tony wants things his way, and he wants someone else to pay for it.

Sorta like the Kansas City School District following the Clark ruling.

How'd that turn out, by the way?

Anonymous said...

I would like to revoke Tony's press pass, he has no business sitting in on these games. Saw him there and he's wearing a ROYALS hat! Get a clue buddy.

Anonymous said...

You know what's a real throwaway? Glazer's picks.

Anonymous said...

Downtown is the last resort for most people I talk to. They want to live in a real neighborhood. Not an unsafe like River Market, etc, where you have look over your shoulder constantly and worry about getting mugged or hit by a stray bullet. People aren't stupid.

Anonymous said...

Look at those high-kickin' sloppy vaginas

Traffic Engineer said...

Downtown a "last resort"?

Then explain the over 90% occupancy rate for downtown lofts and other apartments?
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1523236

Explain the big increase in population downtown over the last decade, to now over 22,000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downtown_Kansas_City

If downtown is a "last resort" for everyone, explain why developers are wanting to continue to build new residences, like that one linked above.

Grocery stores (Consentinos) and things like YMCA's
http://www.downtownkc.org/2013/03/12/ymcadowntown/
Don't invest in areas where they don't see potential for long-term success, which comes from having people in the area to patronize them.

The evidence as seen downtown does not indicate that it is being treated as a "last resort" by those living there; especially given that real-estate and rental prices for downtown residences is higher than the rest of the area.

Prices for things go high because of high demand and/or low supply.
If there were no demand for downtown residences, prices for rentals and condos would not be higher than the rest of the metro.

People will live where they want. People that want to live downtown will do so. Those who don't won't. Particularly when there are many available options in neighborhoods all over the area.

People are not going to pay much more for a place that's a "last resort" that they really don't want. That would be like paying more for a car you don't like instead of less for one they would like better instead, using your logic.

Traffic Engineer said...

Tony does not run this blog of his to actually solve or resolve anything. He is nothing but an agitator. His "purpose" is to post inflammatory, divisive, hate-mongering rhetoric - along with insults and vulgar pictures - to offend and anger people.

Tony never offers solutions to any of the city's problems that he non-stop laments about. All is does is demean and condemn. No solutions or even constructive ideas.

Anonymous said...

Traffic Engineer get your fucking ass back in St Joe and stop acting like your somebody just because you live in a loft in a dumpy ass section of St Joe

Traffic Engineer said...

And when it comes to crime downtown - show me the police reports or a map showing where the violent crime predominantly happens. It's not downtown.

Where are the homicides happening? Maybe 1 or 2 downtown this year. Where are the other 100 (or so) happening??

Look on a police map of crimes, and most of the crime downtown is relatively petty - usually larceny, theft. An occasional assault. And anything serious almost always happens in the middle of the night.

It's not really any different than any place else on the map.

Sure, caution must be exercised - one should always be aware of one's surroundings. Tell me where that's not the case.

Traffic Engineer said...

8:21 PM: Explain to me what precludes me from posting opinions and comments here, along with everyone else (yourself included) who does.

Traffic Engineer said...

8:21: Explain to me what warrants your reaction to what I've said? Why don't you explain also the specifics of what you disagree with?

Is an insult all you can come up with?

Anonymous said...

I might be moving to KC soon (downtown, perhaps)

Anonymous said...

All that great downtown development that the traffic douche sites is super heavily taxpayer subsidized. City is paying bonds fyi Kaufman parking garage, power and light, river market, Sprint center, etc

The condos all have 25 year property tax abatement which penalizes the school and library district.

The apartments have the same deal or HUD funding.

All the downtown development is part of the bubble created by the 1% to keep the 99% poor and stupid.

If downtown was so great why does every single project have to have never total government abatement and handouts?

Kansas Shitty even bet on the dying HR Block headquarters which will be irrelevant in 10 years as turbo tax becomes the norm for millenials.

Face the facts. Downtown is just another fantasy bubble ready to pop as crime and the lost millenial generation jumps from one part time job to another.

Traffic Engineer said...

What is your real problem with someone like me?

And what does the vulgar name calling say about you?

Traffic Engineer said...

1. I would not subsidize anything of the sort. Things like apartments, sports arenas, even PL, should all be private property - with no city intervention other than what is normally their proper function - such as street maintenance, water/power, law enforcement where applicable, and fire protection - in other words, proper municipal services.

2. I don't necessarily oppose "tax abatements", because...

A. The city can offer a "tax abatement" to entice the development. In which case, the city may not get 100% of the tax revenue they otherwise would - but some percentage is better than none.

B. The city offers absolutely ZERO tax incentives, and the development does not happen. Then there ends up being NO tax revenue for the schools and libraries that the development would have otherwise generated.

So, it's a simple question: Do we refuse tax abatements for major developments and get NO REVENUE from what it would generate. Or do we offer a tax incentive/abatement - and get some revenue off of it?

SOME or NONE? Which would you take????

Traffic Engineer said...

"Keep the 99% poor and stupid"?

How does someone living in a downtown residence keep others in poverty or uneducated?

You're kidding right?

Anonymous said...

Who the hell let this asshole out of the looney bin.

Anonymous said...

He is some jerk who claims to really be somebody showed up a while back bragging like he is the greatly educated fuck and we are all ignorant assholes

Traffic Engineer said...

And when it comes to things like the Sprint Center, the Sports Complex, the Performing Arts Center, PL District, and even 18th & Vine...

Those things should be viewed in the same light as things like fountains and parks. They are amenities that a community has that are there for people to enjoy and help contribute to the quality of life in a city - enable there to be things for people to attend, go to, and enjoy.

A city park or a public pool certainly does not generate revenue for the city. But those things are an asset for the people to use and enjoy.

Those venues I mention are similar that way - the only dilemma is those things cost a whole lot more money. But they're still there to add to the culture and quality of life for the people and visitors.

And given this - when it comes to things like Sprint, Kauffman, etc - you're going to pay for those things in order to have them. Just like things you buy for your home for enjoyment, or like a condominium's "amenities" that residents pay.

But, As I mentioned above - those venues I mentioned do provide jobs for people, and can generate revenue for the city through patronage.

Anonymous said...

"Ignorant"? Show me where I have called someone "ignorant".

"Vulgar" yes. Using the term "D-bag" or "douche" when leveling a name-calling insult at someone is definitely "vulgar" - as is the frequent use of profanities and racial slurs that are frequently used in these comments threads.

Anonymous said...

My "tax abatement" post at 8:43...Tell me what is incorrect about that....

The analogy is if you'd be trying to sell something. Even if you cannot get the full price you might want for it - and have to sell it for less than what you'd like or not make the sale...

Which would you rather have...some of the price of you wanted, or none at all????

Same when it comes to taxation.
Don't give a tax incentive - and they'll not build here - and you get $0 in generated tax revenue.
Give a tax incentive - and you might get some.

Anonymous said...

And when it comes to downtown lofts...There is a market for that. "Millenials"? Fine.

And, if you're the city, it makes sense that you want to capitalize on that potential market. If you're KC, you want to attract as many tax-paying citizens into the city limits as you can. Because, the more tax-paying citizens you have living inside city limits and paying the local taxes, that's more revenue to the city treasury which can go for things like libraries, schools, roads, streets, fire, police, public works....

And, if it takes giving a tax incentive to a developer in order to attract them to want to build the lofts that are in-demand, in KC - you give the incentives.

If you do - the units get built, the people move into them, and start paying city taxes.

If you don't - the units won't get built - and no influx of downtown-residents becoming tax-paying KCMO citizens, which means they take their money and go elsewhere.

It's the same concept as in business - sometimes an investment has to be made in order to do more business.

While not politically popular and yes, can be risky - if the city "makes that investment" - either through a tax abatement or even a subsidy (subsidy - which I shun at) - and it attracts the development and brings with it the people......

Those people will then, in turn, so their spending/shopping, where they live - which will then in turn, generate even more tax revenue from sales taxes.

People who live in the city will also license their vehicles in the city, and thus pay property taxes to the local school district, library district, fire and police district, community college district, and so on......

So, the short answer is - you want as many people as you can get living in the city (and this is true for any city, not just KC) - because they bring their money with them.

k.c.star comix reader said...

Hope there's "Cartoon Corner" in Parade Magazine... that magazine SUCKS without "Cartoon Corner"...

Anonymous said...

And for those of you who complain about the 1% earnings tax, think of it this way....

That's the best model for taxation a government could do.

1. It's a flat tax. Everyone pays the same percentage of their income.
But, the wealthy still pay more. 1% of a high income is still more than 1% of a low income.
None of this "47% don't pay any taxes" bemoaning like is discussed about federal taxes.

2. It does not require a tax professional, or computer software, to figure out.

3. It has never required having to fill out and submit a multi-page tax return by April 15. No writing out a check at the last minute and lining up at the post office the night of April 15.

4. It has never increased in the over-half-century it's been in existance.

5. No IRS auditors coming after you.

6. 4.8 minutes into the work day and you're at "tax freedom", versus up to half the day working just to pay the state and feds.

The states and Uncle Sam could take some hints!!

xalti said...

Traffic Engineer seems like a real prig and he's got a lot of really dumb ideas that don't apply to the real world. Funny that he's ranting about the very same blog he is patronizing. Typical pseudo-intellectual malcontent. I'd like him if he wasn't such a bore.

Anonymous said...

Now, I am in no-way denying that KC has problems and issues.
Yes, I know there is a crime problem.
Yes, I know the public school district is a joke.
And infrastrucutre maintenance is badly needed in many areas.

But, life still goes on. There's still a lot of positive qualities to KC. We should recognize and do what we can to remedy those problems through the proper channels afforded to the citizenry...
But let's also be thankful for what is right and well.

Would you rather we be in the same situation as Detroit, MI, or St. Louis, or Baltimore, or Cincinnati?? Those cities are in a world of hurt and bleeding population rapidly.

Kansas City, MO - has gained population (even if modest) in the 2010 vs 2000 census.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_city,_mo#Demographics

Would you rather have the cost of living that the East & West Coasts have?

Acknowledge that we do have problems - address them and try to fix them. But don't forget that life still goes on, and things could be worse.

Anonymous said...

9:32 PM: Specifics??? What have I said that you find inaccurate or "dumb"?

Anonymous said...

For everyone here...Those among you who complain about the state of affairs, whether it be at the city level, the state, or national...

Do you actually participate in the political process?

When it comes to KC, do you attend city council meetings? Do you address the city council and the mayor with your concerns or issues? Have you personally gotten to know municipal officials - and attempted to work with them (at least get to know them).

Do you contact your elected officials in your respective state capitol?
Do you write letters or e-mails to your Congressmen about what you take issue with on national issues?

I do, plenty.

How actively involved are you in the civic affairs of city/state/country??

Anonymous said...

Fuck you, 9:46.

Traffic Engineer said...

10:00? That's all you can say???


Traffic Engineer said...

I'm guessing the answer to my 9:46 PM set of questions is "NO".

Orphan of the Road said...

The game today changed my life forever.

chuck, the rich pay no taxes, the middle class pays all taxes and the poor are there just there to scare the middle class.

Anonymous said...

You have never filled out the city's assinine etax forms.

Anonymous said...

Your population growth has come from the evil suburbia north and way south. Those other cities are landlocked and screwed. The evil suburbia is the only thing keeping this from Detroit 2.0

Anonymous said...

this is weak.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Orphan, that wasn't really Chuck. It was meant as a parody of what he might have said. Just like your comment about the game changing your life for ever. Of course not. You were right on about taxes.

Its sad the wasy the middle class hates on the poor. The rich continue to consolidate the wealth of the country, and the middle class continues to complain about Obama Phones (sic) & government cheese. The rich don't care about the middle class, you're just peasants as far as they are concerned.

The Chiefs were expected to win today. The pundits that I have read say that they have a good chance to win their division.

Traffic Engineers' comments are interesting. You have to admit that most of the comments on this blog are just one liner insults. At least, he really has something to say.

Byron said...

ugh, ugh,ughhhhh.....I like ass busting "Traffic Engineer" he's NEW meat. Different than the niggers I usually let make me their bitch boi ho!!!!I'm about to cum.....here's your KC education bitch!!!!

Byron Funkhouser said...

Anon (not Byron) 10:46

proves my point! Most of the comments here are just stupid insults, like you would hear on a middle school playground.

What amazes me is how Tony keeps talking about KC's pathological politeness. That's not been my experience.

Another Midtown Mom said...

You guys crack me up. I've never seen so many people upset about a win. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Byron STFU and go play with yourself you blind asshole shit stirring fucking hillbilly

Anonymous said...

Such a serious discussion over Tony just being a sports troll. He does this every year and we all jump into mess, as I will do now...

I agree that beating Jacksonville is not a major achievement, but the key thing is that we don't suck as bad as we used to. All throughout the game we were making 15+ yard plays. We haven't seen that kind of offense since the couple of games Orten played.

As far as the Royal go, who did they beat the last two games? They are still in the wild-card race. I don't have my hope up too high, but I still have hope.

IGGY said...

That is an over simplification. Personally, I am happy some people are taking TKC to task and calling out the negativism. Well done Traffic Engineer and Orphan Of The Road.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Anon 11:16

STFU yourself, you stupid cowardly hillbilly.

Anonymous said...

Stop being so hard on yourself faggot!

Anonymous said...

If you hate Kansas City, why do you live here, Tony?

Byron Funkhouser said...

Anon 8:29

Unlike you, I'm not gay.