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.
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 . . .