Sunday, March 11, 2018
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY BIG 12 WAS A BUST COMPARED TO YEARS PAST!!!
Tonight we offer a simple Kansas City not-so-fun fact that will only be disputed by the shills on local tourism payrolls . . .
EARLY RECEIPTS FROM KANSAS CITY INSIDERS REVEAL THAT BIG 12 CROWDS WERE QUITE A BIT SMALLER IN 2018!!!
Whilst VisitKC touts 25-million+ tourists every year . . . Our blog community simply looked at local streets and asked a few downtown biz owners for their opinion on the topic in search of more authentic street-level research.
Here's the off-record hot take . . .
"Any bump in business is welcomed but, yeah, we noticed a slight decline compared to last year and a lot more competition from the 'Live Block' to lure people in after the games."
Fair play to the Kansas City beneficiary of MILLIONS worth of subsidy for competing in the zero-sum tourist game . . . But the lesson here is that bad parking, increased crime and more college b-ball post-season options have more influence over this weekend's tourist totals than constant local civic hype.
Check the links and you decide . . .
The Reason For A Bit Less Excitement: Big 12 Sends 90% of Teams to Postseason
Critical Consideration: March Madness is the NCAA's greatest hypocrisy and its best hope of salvation
Because Every Office Space Loves Illegal Gambling: NCAA tournament bracket revealed on Selection Sunday
Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!