Let's start today with an insulting bit of propaganda from yet another corporation that wants HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF BUCKS worth of taxpayer cash.
A "team historian" attempts to craft local football mythology by . . .
- Attempting to divorce the Chiefs from their racist and politically incorrect past . . .
- Remembering H.Roe Bartle as something other than a buffoon and window dressing for the remnants of the old Irish mob AND all of the atrocities committed by young dudes camping with negligible adult supervision . . . Ewww.
- Finally, he attributes KC's international standing to the success of some 3rd rate pro-football team that was NEVER a dynasty.
Here's a bit of his reasoning . . .
More than 60 years ago, Kansas City was saddled with the reputation of a cow town and was in search of an image that would confer big-league status. Given the rise of football in cities across the United States at the time, Kansas City's mayor, H. Roe Bartle, believed a pro football franchise would give his town exactly that.
A man of enormous political gifts equal to his physical size, Bartle had earned the nickname, "Chief." He approached Dallas Texans owner, Lamar Hunt, shortly after his team had captured its first American Football League championship. Despite all the credibility that came with the title, Hunt knew after three years that a continued battle for fans with the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, who shared the same stadium, the Cotton Bowl, would be an ongoing war and one that he was battling uphill against the older and more established league . . .
Said Hunt at the team's first public luncheon in Kansas City: "It feels strange to be in a city that does not suffer from an overpopulation of football teams."
Bartle's Kansas City was a cow town no longer.
Make no mistake . . .
THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN PROPAGANDA HOPING TO MAKE IT EASIER TO SPEND TAXPAYER CASH ON SOMETHING AS FRIVOLOUS AS A FOOTBALL DOME!!!
What's worse is how so many locals will believe it.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
How Kansas City claimed major league status It is hard to conceive that at one time Kansas City was not considered a major league town. What was missing? A major league sports franchise. More than 60 years ago, Kansas City was saddled with the reputation of a cow town and was in search of an image that would confer big-league status.