Kansas City 2023 NFL Draft 'Moment' Of Consumerist Distraction From Real World

Perspective . . .

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The U.S. Recession has arrived and threatens to realign the economy in a manner more merciless than many of us understand. 

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Meanwhile . . .

Most of Kansas City is drowning in NFL draft coverage for an event that promises major importance in the lives of the fading American middle-class . . . More than a few links to prove my point . . .

2023 NFL Draft: Kansas City is having a moment - again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As Joe Reardon and David Pruente boarded a crowded bus after attending the World Cup fanfest in Qatar earlier this fall, they found themselves next to a 12-year-old from Iran. As they made small talk with the boy, they asked each other where they were from.

KC Sports Commission says it's 'caught back up' on NFL Draft preparations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Sports Commission hosted a "Lunch with Legends" event Monday at Boulevard Brewing Company. Former Kansas City Chiefs Pro Football Hall of Famers Will Shields and Bobby Bell were part of a panel that took questions about the draft from the "Voice of the Chiefs" Mitch Holthus.

'Red Zone' concert puts KC's brightest hip hop stars on stage for NFL Draft

As football fans descend on Kansas City this week for the NFL Draft, a quartet of local musicians hopes to showcase to the world what the Kansas City hip hop scene has to offer. City Market Red Zone will bring together artists, musicians, and vendors for a free, all-ages concert and open-air Art Garden KC maker fair at 5th and Walnut in River Market.

Kansas City bands excited to lead soundtrack of NFL Draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City has rich musical history and local bands are working to bring a part of that history to fans during the 2023 NFL Draft. On Tuesday, travelers coming in from the Kansas City International Airport got their first taste of the music staple in the city - Jazz.

NFL draft has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact for host cities

Once a fixture at Radio City Music Hall, the NFL draft has been an even bigger hit since it took to the road.When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell steps to the podium on the giant stage in front of Union Station in Kansas City, Mo., and announces the No.

'Proud of our community for sure:' KC Sports Commission, Visit KC CEO Kathy Nelson on hosting 2023 NFL Draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kathy Nelson, CEO of the KC Sports Commission and Visit KC, envisioned the NFL Draft here before anyone else. Although she's far too humble to boast about her leadership and impact, anyone who has been part of the effort from the bid process through the big day will tell you so.

Our Draft Day Predictor answers nine questions: When will the QBs get picked? Who will sneak into Round 1?

7:00 AM ET Seth WalderESPN Analytics Let's predict the 2023 NFL draft, probabilistically. That's the job of ESPN's Draft Day Predictor, our publicly available tool that uses expert mock drafts, Scouts Inc. grades and team needs to forecast pick probabilities for prospects in the upcoming draft.

Union Station ready for starring role in the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Union Station, then the biggest construction project in Kansas City history, opened back in 1914 to the largest crowd on record. No secret Kansas City has a sound... jazz. If there's a flavor, it's definitely barbecue. When it comes to the look?

Looking back on the Union Station reconstruction that led us to the 2023 NFL draft

The 2023 NFL draft is centered around the heart of Kansas City - Union Station. While it's where everyone will be this week, there was a time in the not-so-distant past when the station was vacant and in disrepair. More than 500 men went to work on the building in 1910.

National WWI Museum & Memorial ready to welcome Draft Fans

The National WWI Museum and Memorial be in the center of the NFL Draft in Kansas City, and they hope to tell their story to some of the tens of thousands of fans who will be surrounding them this week

Wayside Waifs holding a draft of its own to get deserving KC shelter dogs adopted

It is NFL Draft week, but area animal shelters are having a draft of their own. They're hoping to get a lot of dogs selected in the first round. In football terms, he's kind of a linebacker. Three-year-old pit bull mix Curlin loves to play ball.

Bonner Springs police announce route changes for Kelce Jam attendees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Those attending Kelce Jam at Azura Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kanas, on Friday should prepare for traffic route changes. Anyone heading to the show must enter the venue at State Avenue, the Bonner Springs Police Department said Tuesday.

Special Olympics athletes from Missouri, Kansas to announce pick in NFL Draft

Among the hundreds of picks at the 2023 NFL Draft, dozens will be announced by special guests. Two of those special guests will be athletes themselves. Richard Scott from Special Olympics Missouri and Josh Alters from Special Olympics Kansas will co-announce a pick on Day 3 of the draft for the Minnesota Vikings."Oh, this is gonna be awesome!"

Michael Vick, Robert Griffin III to headline flag football game at Kansas City NFL Draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A group of content creators, current NFL stars and former NFL stars will take to the field Saturday for what the NFL is calling an "epic showdown." The showdown will feature a six-on-six flag football game from 1 to 3 p.m.

Top NFL Draft prospects to work drive-thru at Raising Cane's in Kansas City


NFL previews Thursday night's Red Carpet show at National World War I Museum and Memorial

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Football prospects hoping to hear their name called Thursday night at the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City will first get their time to shine in front of the cameras at the Red Carpet show. League officials offered a preview of the show Tuesday morning.

A look inside Kansas City's emergency operations center at the 2023 NFL Draft

Many eyes will be watching to keep everyone safe during the three-day 2023 NFL Draft.After adding cameras around the Union Station area where the draft will be held, there are now more than 100 of them with different views."It will hopefully go like the Chiefs celebration where the cameras were

Take the Chiefs 'Reacts' fan survey before the NFL draft

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Charlie Hustle offering shirts for locals and visitors to celebrate NFL Draft

Charlie Hustle is a company known for embracing all that is Kansas City, creating merchandise to reflect the city's favorite teams and events. But with the NFL Draft in town, it's thinking outside the box, appealing to both local residents and those visiting Kansas City.

NFL Draft arrives in Kansas City: Here's what you need to know

Kansas City is down to the final days of its ambitious effort to host this year's NFL Draft, an event that is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to its main downtown site and other events around the area for three days beginning Thursday, April 27.

During the NFL Draft in Kansas City, Liberty Memorial will glow red with poppies

Some 300,000 fans are expected to gather at Union Station to take part in the NFL Draft. Across the way, at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, another display will light up the night sky. The projection is called "Horizons." It's inspired by the poppies that flourished across Europe after WWI.

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