And so, once again, this wicked little town stands at the crossroads of a historic moment or at least a nationwide party the locals will remember with more vivid detail than the minor achievements in their own lives.
And so we ask a few questions . . .
PLEASE DO TELL US: HOW WILL THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS WINNING TODAY IMPROVE YOUR LIFE?!?
Regarding our complicated municpal life . . .
IS THIS THE MOMENTUM THAT LEADERS HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR YEARS???
Still desperately seeking Sunday hope for change . . .
CAN THIS SUPER BOWL HYPE FIX THE KANSAS CITY MURDER RATE, HOMELESS CRISIS, PROPERTY TAX MESS AND WORSENING INCOME INEQUALITY?!?!
We look forward to the answers and discussion as we share this cornucopia of news on the the only topic worth considering today this town basically shuts down until the outcome of the big game is reported . . .
Statistically Speaking Of The Future Offers Little Guidance
Before the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers face off Sunday in Super Bowl LIV, senior sportswriter Neil Paine looked back through Super Bowl history to see how this game stacks up against previous championships. The strengths and weaknesses of the Chiefs and Niners have plenty of parallels in title-game history.
Not All Gear Is Good
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- As red fever sweeps the nation, local entrepreneurs are getting a piece of the pie. T-shirt vendors are popping up all across the metro, but are they legal and who is checking? On Friday, a lot of people were lining up at a tent in Westport to buy gear.
MIAMI (AP) - Andy Reid has won more games than any coach without a Super Bowl title, so people question whether he can win the big one. The knock against Reid throughout his 21-year coaching career has been his inability to win a championship.
Hottie Has Love For Chiefs
Ashley Haas has a prediction for the Super Bowl. "I think the Chiefs are going to win," the fashion model told The Post. "The spread opened at one and a half and favored the Chiefs. But I think it's going to be a close game."
Papa Proved Supportive
By Diane Euston The energy was indescribable; your own heartbeat couldn't keep up with the palpable energy surging through the stadium. To be in Los Angeles inside the Coliseum as the Kansas City Chiefs represented the AFL in the very first Super Bowl is history in itself.
Another Kind Of Prize
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders unday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif.
Witness Mascot Cuteness Before Milking And/Or Slaughter
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A newborn calf in Holden, Missouri, already is supporting Patrick "Moohomes." Hannah Jo Cochran, of Cochran's Jerseys dairy farm, posted on Facebook about their jersey calf that was born Tuesday morning. Merely 15 hours old, the yet-to-be-named calf was decked out in Kansas City Chiefs gear, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes' signature hairstyle.
Chiefs Nation For Realz?!?!
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs fans, rejoice! New data shows that America is overwhelmingly rooting for Kansas City in Super Bowl LIV. The data, provided by marketing company Fresh Mechanism, shows only a few states on the east and west coasts rooting for the 49ers. The rest is a sea of Chiefs red.
Bittersweet Football Memories
MIAMI - How could this be? The cop asking this question had come face to face with death plenty of times before, but this time ... this case was different. As shaken as he was, he knew it wouldn't be long before an entire city would be asking the same question.
Favored . . .
With legal sports betting continuing to spread in the U.S., this year's Super Bowl is likely to be among the most wagered-on championship games ever. The gambling industry's trade association, the American Gaming Association, estimates $6.8 billion will be bet legally and illegally on the game.
Undeniably Problematic Legacy
The night was winding down at The Rieger, an upscale casual restaurant in Kansas City, and a couple of Denver Broncos fans in town for a game last month were standing at the bar, engaging in some friendly ribbing with supporters of the hometown Chiefs.
Kansas City United
Word Games Considered
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fans got to the Power and Light District as early as 5am on Sunday. They are all wanting to either get the perfect table to sit at or have a front row view for the watch party. Gates and restaurants will open at 11am. The KC Live!
When the Kansas City Chiefs opened as one-point favorites against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, I figured by the time the game kicked off that would move in one way or the other.
Pep Talk Enjoyed
The Kansas City Chiefs held a fan rally in Bayfront Park in Miami on Saturday, and the event was highlighted by a speech from the team's radio play-by-play announcer, Mitch Holthus. Here was Holthus on the stage, courtesy of our friends at 610 Sports Radio : HOLTHUS: "When it's over, we win!
Super Bowl Gifted
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One more important person in the Chiefs entourage isn't even in Miami yet, but he's on his way! The Chiefs weren't initially sure if there would be an extra plane ticket for the team's Catholic chaplain.
For The Troops
The 169th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade, Kansas Army National Guard, based out of Olathe, Kansas is currently deployed overseas in support of Operation Resolute Support, U.S. Central Command. The 1107th Aviation Group, Missouri Army National Guard, is currently deployed to the Middle East as part of the Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group (TASMG), providing depot level maintenance to U.S.
For The Faithful
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes isn't one to shy away from his Christian faith. Mahomes told reporters this week in Miami that he was raised in the church. The QB said that he's where he is now in his young career because of his faith.
Rock Chalk Real Life Prep
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Big games often lead to big parties. That's why one student at the University of Kansas is encouraging the school to provide emergency plastic bags for students who might overdo it on Super Bowl Sunday. It was originally suggested as a joke, but members of the student senate at KU saw value in it.
Life If A Gamble
ESPN's Football Power Index has updated its final prediction for this evening's Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. The Chiefs-49ers Super Bowl is expected to be a close one. Las Vegas' sportsbooks have Kansas City listed as a very slight favorite.
Remember A Moment In Time
Kansas City may be keeping plans for a potential Super Bowl victory parade tightly under wraps, but that's not stopping downtown businesses from preparing for a historically large gathering downtown next week. Multiple businesses and organizations with offices downtown told KCUR they have been given word to prepare for a parade Wednesday, February 5, if the Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV on Sunday.
And so . . .
Hedwig Scene "Wicked Little Town" is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .