Sunday, February 02, 2020

THE TKC SUPER BOWL OPEN THREAD: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS CONFRONT HISTORY



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

Is Super Bowl History Repeating Itself?

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

Street vendors selling Chiefs gear must have license from city

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.


Competing Backstory

Andy Reid won't silence critics until he wins a Super Bowl

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

Fashion model Ashley Haas has a 61% accuracy record for NFL picks

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

My dad was a cheerleader in the first Super Bowl

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

Mahomes doesn't get MVP at NFL Honors but picks up award

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

Newborn calf dons Chiefs gear, Mahomes hairstyle

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?!?!

It's official: This Sunday, the Chiefs are America's team

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

Chiefs' Super Bowl berth conjures memories of late team legends Derrick Thomas, Joe Delaney

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 . . .

Kansas City Chiefs remain 1-point favorites to win Super Bowl

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

Celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs, the chop divides

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

The City's biggest Super Bowl Watch Party set at Power and Light

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!

Word Games Considered

Andy Reid's quote about Patrick Mahomes tells you everything you need to know about Super Bowl LIV

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

Watch Mitch Holthus' fiery speech in Miami

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

Divine intervention? Chiefs' team chaplain surprised with last-minute tickets to Miami

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

Deployed Chiefs fans worldwide showing off their pride

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

'I'm glorifying him': Grounded by faith, Mahomes prays before Super Bowl departure

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

KU student senate proposes free sickness bags for those who overparty on Super Bowl Sunday

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 Releases Final Prediction For Chiefs vs. 49ers

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 Officials Think A Super Bowl Parade Could Be Bigger Than Royals' 2015 Celebration

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 . . .

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is all very informative and comprehensive but you forgot one thing:

GO CHIEFS!!!

Rd said...

Don't be a debbie downer. This is a good time and something for people to look forward to. Typical writer, not everything needs to have deep meaning. Don't overlook the power of a good time.

Anonymous said...

Agree that everything will be shut down after noon. Turns out this city can't walk and chew gum at the same time.

Buy Local said...

Wonder if anybody has crunched the numbers on how much booze and BBQ KC is selling today. There's your economic impact! A lot of smart and hard working people will be making a lot of money today.

Anonymous said...

I think what you might have overlooked is that all of this "hype" flies right in the face of Presidnt Trump's statement that fans have abandoned the NFL. A lot of people will be tuned into today and supporting their team.

Gobi said...

Agree with first comment, it bears repeating TKC:

GO CHIEFS

Anonymous said...

^^^^ +1

The Boys said...

Trolling the trolls and posting more questions after to piss off the some of your snow flake readers.

I like.

chuck said...

I am ok with everyone having a good time.


Hell, I would love to party with Hunter Biden, that guy pulls some major tail and knows where the laughs are.

I think the community as a whole has a good time when local teams do well.

That said, we should, as tax payers, NOT have to roll the dice on subsidizing rich Pro Team Owners with stadiums.

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/surprise-stadiums-dont-pay-after-all

Clark Hunt is not gonna put any gas in my beat up old van so I can get to a job and pull wire for a new circuit and hang TVs on the wall.

They can pay their own fuckin way just like I do.

Anonymous said...

If the Chiefs lose, my wife will morph into a hateful knucklehead.

Oh, wait.

Anonymous said...

Oh gawd do we have to look at this bullshit all day.

Anonymous said...

Really looking forward to some celebratory gunfire tonight!

GO CHIEFS!!!

Anonymous said...

Go 49ers

Super Dave said...

I agree 100% with what Chuck says.

If the Chiefs win okay so be it. It isn't going to change anyone's life at all other than a Chiefs player, owners, and local retail stores. Simply put, the vast majority of us will not see anything change in our personal lives at all. Now just imagine if you have spent thousands on this few hours of entertainment and they lose. Thirty days from now most of those people will be looking back at it going wow that was dumb thinking. People get all hung up in the hype and do some really stupid things.

No matter what most of us will wake up come Monday morning have a cup of coffee before heading out to work making the same money that we did last week our job will still be the same and the bills will arrive in the mail just like they have in the past. People may die on the streets in the metro area tonight rather the Chiefs win or lose it won't stop anyone from being a victim of crime or death. Sorry if reality is just a little to heavy for you all but that really is the reality of it all.

Anonymous said...

Love the chiefs, I can live with the hype. Maybe we can have a good time and that'll help us recharge and deal with bigger problems.

Here's hoping!

Anonymous said...


Doesn't matter if the chiefs win or lose wives and children will be beaten today!
Reasons...If they lose or drunkenness. Only the lowest form of scum support the NFL. How quickly everyone forgets.

Anonymous said...

^^^Heard that old saying Wish in one hand and shit in the other?

Anonymous said...

Hey geezers (chuck, dave) 101.1 FM is rebroadcasting the 1969 Super Bowl right now, so go listen and remember back to a time when your dicks worked.

Anonymous said...

Will the National Anthem Curse be broken? I kind of doubt it. The big money, movers and shakers want the 49ers to win so look for the refs to make things difficult for the Chiefs.

Anonymous said...

Chiefs.will.lose.

Go San FrancisGOOOOOOOO!

Anonymous said...


well..I will be able to cash wagers I made early and mid-season on the Chiefs winning the SB at 7-1, and at 4-1.

Go CHIEFS!

Anonymous said...

It won't improve my life one iota but for one lovely, blessed moment in time we aren't talking about impeachment, lazy worthless politicians, the pot holes, the airport, the street car, the murders, the virus, the tanking markets, the gd weather, property taxes, incoming tax season, more murders and wasted, wasted tax dollars.

Can we all just for a moment in time eat our weight in cheese, toss a few back and high five friends and strangers alike as though we personally had a hand in this? Can we not have an oasis of joy over inconsequence before we get back to the grind?

Go Chiefs!

Anonymous said...

Stupid Dave, you don’t even live in KC!!!! Quit posting about KC! Tonight, when the game’s on, go prove your vagina with a chainsaw with the rest of the losers.

Anonymous said...

^^^"prove your vagina" ??

Put down the pipe before you type.

Anonymous said...

Half time show = Colon Krapernick for President (huge banner displayed)

Anonymous said...

Racist town with a racist police chief and a racist name for a football team. What could go wrong?

Anonymous said...

^^ Yea, the Celtics should really change their name so they don't offend the Irish-Americans.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your service to Missouri, Mr. Turner. Your posts help us all understand what a good person you are.

Anonymous said...

Also the next time you troll obsessively about some MODOT dude just because you don't like roundabouts or flyover interchanges or he ran over your dog or whatever the fuck you've got your panties in a bunch about, remember MODOT email addresses end in modot.mo.gov, ok? Ok.

Anonymous said...

MUCK FIZZOU

Anonymous said...

late money coming in on Niners-- down to Chiefs -1..hmmm

Anonymous said...

12:23 you flaming idiot, 90% of the Chiefs fans don't live in Kansas City either. You is no doubt one stupid mofo who has no business saying another is stupid.

Anonymous said...

^^^Except that you are stupid. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Black people shooting each other.

Anonymous said...

@2:20 Stupidity knows no bounds and certainly has no limits when it comes to you, but by and large, 99 percent of the people who come to TKC are relatively well behaved till you come along and fuck it all up. FACT

Anonymous said...

I hope they lose cuz if they have that parade on Wednesday it goes right by my business and I will be forced to close for the day. I get no revenue or business from anything related to football. My employees can't get too work, my customers can't get to me. Who will make up my lost income for that day?

Anonymous said...

ALL SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS, EQUITY PROPONENTS, BLACK LIVES MATTER, CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISTS, AND LIBERAL SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS ARE NOWHERE TO BE FOUND ON SUPERBOWL SUNDAY!!!!!

SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS = while the Superbowl is all about MONEY, the SJW's sit on their ass, watch the game, and eat/drink like everybody else.

EQUITY PROPONENTS = racial minorities, economically disadvantaged, and the scholastically-challenged don't dare protest/picket the Superbowl and risk becoming social pariahs.

BLACK LIVES MATTER = yes, a small number of gifted black athletes benefit economically from NFL employment contracts, but ownership and management remain predominately out of their hands.

CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISTS = Miami area airports have been inundated this week with an onslaught of commercial/private fossil-fuel guzzling aircraft. Where's teenage actor Greta Thunberg when it counts?

LIBERAL SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS = All current candidates for the Democratic nomination are tax-the-rich wealth redistribution proponents yet conspicuously silent on the Superbowl spectacle.

HYPOCRITES UNITED!!!!

This is the truth Ruth! said...

I see a semi-local slumlord and wins the Ford Hall of Fans award. To bad people don't know what slumlords her and her husband are. So sad when people like that win anything that's suppose to be a reflection of Kansas City. Top it off they don't even live in Kansas City or have a business here. They treat their tenants so bad at one location on New Years Eve the people in the house started getting sick and light headed and after calling 911 the first responders coming in the house were wearing CO-2 monitors that started going off. The furnace was so old it was leaking carbon monoxide into the house. Who knows how long as the rental house had no detectors in it. Lucky these people didn't die.Then the people living there had to deal with no heat for a total of 4 days and no hot water longer than that till repairs were made. Only person who would do the work was some guy who does HVAC work on the side to get a unit installed because as your typical slumlords they don't pay their bills. The Carbajo's have burned all bridges with any local repair people due to no pay for work done or dragging their feet for ever to pay. No matter what the media and Bio's say these are not the nice people you are lead to believe they are. A local news station need to investigate what a farce this so called fan is. Her husband is know by all as Slumlord Tom. Honest truth people go to where they live and ask how to find Slumlord Tom from the locals and see what they tell you.

Anonymous said...

That opening about America was absolutely amazing!

I bet bLIEron is ready to kill himself since he hates America so much

Anonymous said...

Pothole Bowl 2020

Anonymous said...

San Fran picks tails! That’s funny right there! Hahahahaha!!

Anonymous said...

^^^ No, we should kick yours for constantly foisting your obsession with this guy (whoever the hell he is) on all of us!

What happened, did he find a better boyfriend and kick your pissy little ass out the door?

Anonymous said...

^^^ are you nuts?

Anonymous said...

Halftime show was two women with a combined age of 93, just..... awful

Gcg said...

Meh, it was okay. I am all of ladies of all ages shaking it!

Anonymous said...

I hope KC looses so KC will focus on more important issues, like avoiding bankruptcy of the local government...

DramavilleKC said...

Well, suckers We bleeping won!!

Anonymous said...

My end of town sounds like a freakin war zone!

Anonymous said...

TRUMP WINS !!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Finally, somebody made me laugh.

Trump loses Pennsylvania.

Trump loses Michigan.

Trump loses Ohio.

Anonymous said...

Jay-Z and Beyonce ended their careers tonight.
Traitors sat thru the national anthem.

Anonymous said...

I had a realization this evening just now. Do you know what pisses you people off about this?
Regular, decent, every day people are going about their lives, enjoying things that are important in their lives, and it has nothing to do with you, and that pisses you off.

Anonymous said...

No shortage of obnoxious idiots in Killa' Shitty obviously.

Anonymous said...

You will drink bitter tears in November.
TRUMP WILL BE VICTORIOUS!

Anonymous said...

Good for Kansas City. I hope the citizens are happy. Don't shoot anyone at the parades. Don't park your cars downtown.

Anonymous said...

We won and do we like get a dividend from Hunt family or something? Fuck, Jackson County residents did pay for the stadium and later renovations. Nah, we just give them more of our money from a job most of us hate. Pro sports are on the decline. Twenty years from now it will be a video game or virtual reality game tournament after so many concussions. Notice how quickly the Hard Rock Stadium emptied after we won? So enjoy the parade Wednesday and back to work, plebs.

Anonymous said...

^^Blah blah blah...your tears are so salty!!! Chiefs win!!! You lose!!!!!