Monday, January 21, 2019
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS PLAYOFF FAIL 2019 AFTERMATH: WHAT DID WE LEARN?!?!
Once again Kansas City confronts inevitable disappointment despite the media fueled hysteria leading up to an inevitable let down.
To wit . . .
SHAME ON KANSAS CITY MSM AND INFLUENCER MARKETING GURUS FOR FUELING FANBOYS FALSE CONFIDENCE!!!
More to the point, the defeat was really yet another sign that, for all of his many faults, Prez Trump is on to something with his "fake news" slur.
And so, here's the essential round-up of teachable moments in the aftermath of ritual end of season defeat:
The Impact Of QB Patrick Mahomes Was Overrated And He's Probably Not Going To Stay In Kansas City For Long
A great fashion note from the comments on the Patrick Mahomes post-game.
Hint: "Patrick Mahomes wore his black & white jacket on for post game Q&A. No Chiefs branding or colors, just a white Adidas logo on a black warm-up style jacket. Hmmmmmm..."
More to the point, the Patrick Mahomes team knows that a career in Kansas City could be wasted whist waiting for the front office to spend real money on a total team with a defense, offense and roster of marquee players.
Meanwhile, local love is nice and sells a lot of counterfeit t-shirts but ultimately the guy's immense talent deserves more than a ketchup contract. In Kansas City he can dominate regular season play but seemed inconsistent and ineffective during crunch time when the team's overall weakness kept him off the field.
Civic Booster Tie-In To Chiefs Hype Undermines Kansas City Democracy
Politicos running for higher office and so many local money losing efforts garnered free publicity by way of their mindless Chiefs boosterism. What we learned from this is that support for Kansas City political ploys is about marketing and not direct democracy. Time and time again local voters have demanded city-wide votes to stop development schemes and check rampant spending for sketchy tourism ploys. Sadly, for local media it's easier to offer coverage of cheerleaders rather than news of voter engagement and opposition that offers a far more critical contest than weekend games.
Clark Hunt Has Billions, Don't Ask Fanboys To Cheer For An American Oligarch
The news narrative for Sunday night focused on family glory for a billionaire and that was mostly a slap in the face to a city confronting a government shut down, increasing economic disparity and a fight over affordable housing.
TKC SPORTS NEWS SMACKDOWN: FOOTBALL FANS SHOUDLN'T BE FORCED TO CHEER FOR BILLIONAIRE GLORY!!!
Fact is, the Hunt family donates a lot of cash to local good causes and we would be more than happy to cheer for his community building efforts, creating jobs and supporting a more vibrant local economy . . . But billionaire trophy glory is a bridge too far to sell to the broke-ass public.
And so . . .
Tragically, Kansas City Chiefs fanboys won't take any of these life lessons to heart.
Life lesson: Even amid the border wall debate that has created a historic national impasse the Chiefs are playing in Mexico next season . . . This is one of many fun facts to consider as Kansas City simply doesn't want to realize the game is about marketing and money NOT sportsmanship and civic pride.
Nevertheless, the narrative today focuses on hope for the future as seemingly Orwellian local talkers attempt to convince Kansas City that losing is winning in their constant and ritual playoff defeat "we'll get'em next season" sales pitch to the fading American middle-class.
You decide . . .