Monday, July 06, 2020

REALITY CHECK: HALF BILLION DOLLAR DEAL BETWIXT PATRICK MAHOMES & KANSAS CITY CHIEFS BASICALLY SUBSIDIZED BY KCMO TAXPAYERS!!!



A not-so-fun fact from a local blog that deserves late night contemplation . . .

"Jackson County pays $3.5 million per year for stadium maintenance, while Kansas City provides $2 million annually. Kansas City residents are taxed three times for the stadiums: first as city residents, then as Jackson County taxpayers and again as residents of Missouri."

And let's not forget about the habitual stadium upgrades wherein the Chiefs always stay winning against taxes despite their record on the field.

And so, after our discussion of the contract news earlier today here's an overview of Kansas City's moment in the national spotlight which might not mention that Super Bowl glory is supported by broke-ass residents of this town who will suffer rising taxes, fees and prices as the pandemic, protests and campaign 2020 persist.

Read more:

ESPN: Chiefs lock up Patrick Mahomes through 2031 with massive extension

KCTV5: Big money for Mahomes could mean big money for KC too

Fox News: Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs agree to 10-year contract extension worth up to $503M: report

KMBC: Chiefs fans see Mahomes' contract extension as good news during pandemic

The Ringer: Patrick Mahomes Breaks All the NFL’s Rules—Again

NFL: Winners and losers from Patrick Mahomes' contract extension

KSHB: Former Chief says get ready for more rings, Kansas City

The Week: How Patrick Mahomes' deal stacks up against other quarterbacks' decade-plus extensions

UST: How a Kansas City liquor store manager broke news of Patrick Mahomes' record-setting contract

EPBlog: Ten reasons for QB Patrick Mahomes' 10-year megadeal with the Chiefs

Bleacher Report: Patrick Mahomes' New Contract Positions Him to Be the Next Michael Jordan

You decide . . .

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Romans knew the deal. It's still just Bread & circuses. The people will remain silent as long as they're well fed and entertained.

Anonymous said...

^^^ High carbs?

Anonymous said...

Yes, sports stars are thought to be the Gods of today. But they are not really Gods at all...

Rep said...

This should make locals happy when they're kicked out of their homes when the evictions come.

Vince L said...

This young man is one of the best players to ever take the field anywhere. He is confident and respectful. He never has scandal or makes demands. He plays the business game better than people with years more experience. He is one sharp cookie and I can now say that I am confident of the Chiefs having a dynasty. Congratulations Mr. Mahomes, congratulations.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ OVERRATED.

Anonymous said...

People down the street are being evicted but at least they have Mahomes.

Super Dave said...

I'm sorry but nobody and I mean nobody is worth that kind of money. And it could all come crashing down on the first play of the season. When people on a field playing the same style games as high school kids and are paid more money than even the POTUS makes a year you have to question the mind set of the people anymore. Is he good, yes the guy is good, is he the best ever.........well he still hasn't proven that yet.

A good many quarterbacks have won more rings than Patrick and he will have to win at least a total of six and honestly that's seven Super Bowl rings to ever be known as the best or greatest. Seven seasons on a football field can to some quarterbacks be the hill that was just to high to climb.

Anonymous said...

Dave is dead on the money again

Anonymous said...

And just think that Kansas City fucktards have no one but themselves to blame for this fleecing. You all support this shit by being a fucking goddamn jocksniffer.

Anonymous said...

Mahoomes needs to hire 4 different, unconnected, financial advisary firms. He can them pit them against each other for returns. Drop the worse performer every 4 years. Otherwise that fortune could disappear in thin air. Plan, plan plan!

And don't invest in all in Valiant Pharma stock, like DST Systems Ind did for their now sucking bad retirement plan! Actually I think they invest 30% of everyone's money in Valiant.

Anonymous said...

Mahomes probably deserves it if you think about how much money he makes Chiefs. But when you think about how much money Kansas City pays for this team the benefit is minimal.

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for the truly poor Royals players. They are dirt poor compared to Mahoome. I hope Mahoomes stays his humble self. Money does change people. But lets hope it works out. Sorry Royals players, its got to be deflating for you.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if he can send me a cash app, modest contribution?

Anonymous said...

Mahomes.
Lowes.
Cordish.
And the taxpayer subsidies just roll on and on.
Brought to you by the same local politicos who rail against "income inequality" and man the barricades with their bullhorns to "fight" for a $15/hour minimum age.
And the bread and circuses comment is right on the money.
A clueless easily-entertained and distracted public with the attention span of a gnat.
Let the games begin!
Oh, and be sure to ask for the political views of each and every football player and stand for the "Black National Anthem".

Anonymous said...

Pondering if our poor innocent blacks question how one has $450 million and many have to shoot people just to feed their drug habits. Weird

Anonymous said...

BLM at its finest !!!

Anonymous said...

I would hope Pat donates at least half his salary to BLM. They will need help sustaining the progress already made and there is much to be done yet.

Anonymous said...

"Basically"......classic. How about this for a headline. NFL owners basically subsidized by taxpayers. Leave Mahomes out of this. He's simply a product of capitalism and taking his rare talents to the highest bidder.

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- WHATAHOTDOG

The KC Chiefs organization, owned by a non-resident Texas billionaire, with management who lives in Kansas, players who live in the nice suburbs or out-of-state, and all largely funded by corporate welfare!!!

Anonymous said...

Patrick is a great, great quarterback.

However, our society is upside down paying an NFL quarterback $450 million when our streets, schools, sewer and water infrastructure is falling apart and poor people are paying huge amounts for basic water services and property taxes.

$ 1 million a year to anybody, whether an NFL player or Corporate CEO, seems plenty enough.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Patrick; if someone is willing to pay him half a billion then I would take the money and run as well.

It just seems odd to have fans living paycheck to paycheck going out to Arrowhead Stadium and screaming their head off for a guy making $500 million to play a kids game.

Most of the NFL players are like Kaperdick and hate the very fans that pay their salary.

Anonymous said...

^^^Huh? So now Kapernick hates the fans? You really are a crusty old bastard aren't you?

Anonymous said...

First non winning season ( 2020 ) and he'll be the most hated player ever. It might be the 2021 season, as first you will fire the coaching staff in the blame game . Either way most fans are losers and won't do anything more than crybaby after the loss. Glory days. Glory days.