Saturday, June 27, 2020

TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! LET THE DREAM DIE: KANSAS CITY DENIED NHL HOCKEY DESPITE PROMISES!!!



Tonight we share a quick update that might seem frivolous but offers a "teachable moment" regarding the value of political promises in Kansas City.

THE NHL PREPS FOR EXPANSION TEAMS WITHOUT ANY KANSAS CITY MENTION!!!

More deets on this tragic situation thanks to THE BEST & BRIGHTEST readers of the blog . . .

NHL Seattle expansion team making progress on nickname

The NHL Seattle expansion team is making progress toward the announcement of its name, logo and colors. "Some have speculated it's a long time off. It's not," NHL Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke said Thursday. "Vegas did it a year out. We'll do it well in advance of that."


Accordingly . . .

This is important because over a decade ago Kansas City invested $300 MILLION and hiked taxes assuring the public with the empty promise that KC would soon earn either an NHL or NBA team. The pledge has been quickly forgotten as the soon-to-be-renamed Sprint Center turned into a B-list concert venue for fading stars on their way up or out.

Regarding the consequences of politicos failing to keep their word in Kansas City: Old school political consultant Steve Glorioso devised the political trickery and now he's pushing up daisies. Before his death he was just as influential as ever and a mayor supporter of the ascendancy of current Mayor Quinton Lucas. Former Mayor Kay Barnes championed the effort and she's lauded as the architect of the so-called "Downtown Renaissance" without any challenges as to the cost of her efforts - The reality is that Former Mayor Kay remains one of the most popular leaders in KC and come election time she's celebrated as LOCAL ROYALTY among the political class.

Still, Kansas City NHL hockey remains an unfulfilled commitment and only a vague reference for tax fighters and clueless suburban interlopers on random Internets message boards.

And so, amid the ongoing pandemic, continued American protest against police and a campaign season dedicated to widespread avarice inspired by two grumpy old men . . . We take a moment to consider promises still on ice with this playlist.



As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

the audience isn't there, no reason for NHL to come to KC. There's a question about their American popularity overall. They are popular on the east coast but hockey has never caught on in mainstream American culture.

Remmi said...

^^^

that could change quickly with more fans turning away from the NBA and NFL. Without all of the b.s. politics, hockey could be a sport that provides refuge for fans.

And @10:14, you're underestimating how many RAPID fans that hockey has. Fans who loyally follow every game and will buy season ticket year after year.

Anonymous said...

What we've seen over the past few weeks is that only the people who burn down buildings and break windows get attention from elected leaders in KC and across the USA.

Anonymous said...

^^^ true dat besides, nobody wants to invest that kind of money in a murderous city with terrible infrastructure.

Anonymous said...

Are these the same Leiweke's from the old KC Comets days?

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- NIGHTMARE IN KANSAS CITY

Homicide Now Playing: Friday the 91st!!!

Anonymous said...

Kay Cronkite Waldo Barnes was recruited to for mayor by Glorioso,
Mike Burke and a bond dealer to be named later.
Frequent refinancing of the $300 million P&L bonds is very lucrative.

Anonymous said...

"fading stars on their way up or out"

when you write nonsense like that it detracts from your line of blather regarding something no one cares about

FB said...

@12:15, so you're saying that Sprint gets A-list talent? Guess you have low standards which is probably why you're cruising this sh*te blog so late and leaving a crybaby comment. Sad.

Anonymous said...

kc needs a real baseball team!

Anonymous said...

12:15, TKC is spot on with his assessment of Sprint Center performances. When an A-lister world tour is announced, 9 times out of 10 it requires a jaunt to Chicago if you want to see it.

Anonymous said...

Why would an A-lister anything want to come to a C-list little town with D-list celebrity wannabees?
A frog of actual real size just puts all these "big" toads in their little puddle to shame.
Keep reality from ruining the magic!
KCMO has the Big Slick!

Anonymous said...

KIlla city, concerned over sports and entertainment. Not concerned about your school or murder rate. Weird

Anonymous said...

10-17, do you mean rabid fans?

Anonymous said...

Actually, Sprint Center is consistently named in the top list of arenas. And I’ve seen some great acts there, top talent.

Anonymous said...

Steve. Glorioso is burning right now because he was one of the worst human beings that ever lived. He would enrich himself at the expense of the City at every opportunity. He thought he was the Democrats Karl Rove but he was so transparent in his self-enrichment schemes. His P&L District brain trust ideas still cost the City $10-$15 million per year. He was a truly despicable person.

Anonymous said...

And yet, here you were at 12:30 am commenting back. Weird. And sad.

Anonymous said...

City leaders lied to us about hockey and the NBA and they lied to us about the airport. Next time a major project comes along, do not believe them.

Anonymous said...

White people = built and invented everything
Black people = peanut butter can you burn down peanut butter

Anonymous said...

8:20 know your facts before spewing some trash

The African American agricultural scientist invented more than 300 products from the peanut plant. George Washington Carver is known for his work with peanuts (though he did not invent peanut butter, as some may believe)

Anonymous said...

@6/28/20, 7:57 AM

Not trying to be sarcastic but good luck with that. Sprint Center is closing in on it's 13th birthday in the fall. Sometime over the next 7-10 years there will be some ballot initiative to upgrade or replace Sprint Center under the guise of we need it to:

1.) Attract an NHL/NBA team
2.) Keep the momentum going

It's the same shit this city does time and time again and we fall for it. Yes it's great that we have the Sprint Center. But it came under false pretenses. And the second city leaders determine they need 10s of millions of dollars to refurbish Sprint Center or determine they need 100s of millions of dollars to replace it, the same promises that were trotted out to get tax payers to approve the financing for Sprint Center will be trotted out again. And like lemmings, this tax payer base will fall for it again and then bitch about how city leaders lied......Build it and they will come is a lie and it has burned this city and tax payer base time and time again.

#KorruptCity