Today is yet another exercise in propaganda and hype for local government and mainstream media. Kansas City will crowd streets and freeze in order to cheer for the good fortune of millionaire athletes and a BILLIONAIRE owner with little or no benefit for anybody who didn't find a way to squeeze a buck out of this hysteria. Still, the historic Super Bowl win offers a rare opportunity for locals to crack a smile as the rising cost of living and stagnant wages make life harder for most residents over the long term no matter which politico rules over the masses and helps to advance the endless wars the public has all but forgotten. Accordingly, because real life victory is rarely achieved or sustained for long, this cowtown celebration of fun and games should suffice for now.
Even better . . .
CELEBRATE FAKE NEWS MISTAKENLY BRAGGING ABOUT CROWD SIZE AMID AN EMBARRASSING MEASURING CONTEST!!!
Local broadcasters are coming in hot and even amid the cold & snow they're already pushing the myth of one million people on the street.
Sadly, this focus on crowd size only serves to highlight the ongoing feelings of inadequacy that linger in Kansas City. There will be A LOT of people on the street and at the rally today . . . But local media pushing phony numbers just makes them look desperate and insecure.
Nevertheless, we share this collection of our favorite links amid today's good time . . .
Mayor Q Talks Momentum
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mayor Quinton Lucas joined dozens of other Chiefs fans returning to Kansas City Monday eager to celebrate the Super Bowl win. The mayor believes the entire city should be proud of the team's accomplishment. Lucas was quick to tell FOX4 that he might be the mayor, but it's clear that Patrick Mahomes is the king of Kansas City.
Move The Crowd
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - UPDATE, 7:15 a.m. | Crowds are amassing quickly. No problems have been reported so far on fans using the remote bus shuttles or on roads around downtown. UPDATE, 6:40 a.m. | Uber says parade-goers shouldn't expect to be dropped off on the parade route.
Official Parade Website
DATE: Wednesday, February 5 PARADE: Kicks off at 11:30am at 6th Street and Grand Blvd, heading south on Grand Blvd, west on Pershing Road, north on Main, culminating at Union Station. The parade will last approximately 1.5 hours. RALLY: Begins at approximately 1:30pm in front of Union Station.
SHAME!!! KANSAS CITY NEWZ TOO PRUDE TO SHARE HOT SUPER BOWL MOUNTING!!!
Patrick Mahomes delivered Kansas City its first Super Bowl championship in 50 years in just his second season as the Chiefs starting quarterback. And in the midst of all the pomp and circumstance following his team's 31-20 win over the San Francisco 49'ers, Mahomes and longtime love Brittany Matthews made a bee-line for each other for an emotional embrace full of hugs and kisses.
Not As Fun As We Thought
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - She's back at it again! 41 Action News Reporter Jordan Betts is spending the night with Chiefs fans but not at Arrowhead this time, at Union Station. Follow along as she gives play-by-play action of the first people to get downtown to make sure they have the perfect spot for the parade.
Bundle Rugrats Properly
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Everyone's excited about Wednesday's parade. There will be a lot to look at and a lot going on downtown. But local officials have some advice if you plan to take your kids with you to the event. "Please, parents, prepare for keeping track of your children.
Tech Won't Help Today
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Parade-goers planning to Uber downtown shouldn't expect to be dropped off right on the parade route, the company told 41 Action News Wednesday morning. A company spokesperson said riders will be able to choose from several drop-off sites, each of which will be between two and four blocks from the route.
Cowtown Crowd Control
KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) - Hundreds of thousands are expected to flood downtown Kansas City on Wednesday despite a predicted winter storm as the triumphant Chiefs bring home a Super Bowl trophy for the first time in 50 years.
Kansas City Toilet Trained
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- With thousands of people attending the parade, a big question will be, "is there a place to use the restroom?" The amount of portable restrooms was a problem in 2015 for the Royals parade, so the city has increased the amount for the Chiefs parade.
Patrick Mahomes kicked the 'Madden' curse's ass like no player ever has | SB Nation It wasn't all smooth sailing for Mahomes during the 2019 season. He suffered a knee injury in October that kept him out of action for a couple weeks, and his touchdown total dropped from 50 in 2018 to 26 a year later.
Early Kansas City Police Crowd Control Collision
Live: Police quickly arrest at least two people following pursuit that ends in crash along edge of parade route
Watch live: KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police arrested at least two people Wednesday morning after a police pursuit ended in a crash just on the edge of the parade crowd. The incident happened around 8:20 a.m. at 20th and Pershing. Police stopped the suspect with what they call a 'PIT maneuver.'
Kansas City Crowds Must Chill
Hide Transcript Show Transcript HAPPENING IN OUR CITY TODAY. IT IS GOING TO BE A COLD ONE. NICK: IT IS GOING TO BE CALLED. WE REALLY NEED TO DRESS FOR THE CALL. RACHEL HAS ALWAYS SAID, WHERE MY SKI PANTS TO THE GAME.
You decide . . .