TKC QUESTION OF THE DAY: DID MICHAEL SAM & VITO CAMMISANO CELEBRATORY KISS KILL KANSAS CITY'S MOB LEGACY!?!?!
We haven't tackled this subject because it wasn't really that interesting and Daily Mail got it first . . .
Never mind that Michael Sam is too
sweet, slow and small to play NFL football . . .
This week all of the gossip rags are reblogging the old school crime connections of his beau . . .
NY Daily News: Michael Sam's boyfriend Vito Cammisano comes from line of Midwest mobsters
Radar Online: Married To The Mob? Michael Sam Boyfriend Vito Cammisano Hails From A Midwest Mafia Family!
SI Fansided: Now of course none of these pieces of sordid family history should be held against Vito. Sam’s boyfriend has no criminal record and is by all accounts a clean-cut fellow.
Again . . . Not really a ground breaking story either way . . . But there's an important question here . . .
DID THIS SWEET MOMENT BETWEEN TWO NFL-BOUND LOVE BIRDS RUIN KANSAS CITY'S STREET CRED WHEN IT COMES TO CRIME MOVIES?!?!?
Don't think this is a serious question???
City Hall has invested BIG MONEY revamping the Film Commission to lure Hollywood back to this town.
Like it or not, Kansas City history is intertwined with serious organized crime roots . . . But the REALITY is that those days are long gone and the intimate moment betwixt NFL lovers confirms as much.
Approve or disapprove of the lip-smacking celebration . . . It'll be hard to sell Kansas City has a hard-nosed town full of tough guys nowadays if American pop culture is informed by groundbreaking spit swapping among a dude connected to this town's crime organizations of way back.
In other words, in our constant quest to imitate Portland . . . We've might have forsaken the history that makes Kansas City so special.
Then again . . . A player with virtually no chance to make it in the NFL earning a prized position thanks to a political correct push and a meaningless culture war is exactly the kind of Kansas City Shuffle and grift that made this town great. Natch.