Loop Gamble: Kansas City Chiefs Determine Downtown Destiny

Again, just to make things interesting . . . The Chiefs are underdogs but we all know that's when they play their best football.

More importantly . . . 


So we're not just talking about the 20 bucks you're throwing away . . . HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS WORTH OF TAXPAYER FUNDS HAVE BASICALLY BEEN GAMBLED ON THIS GAME

The fate of the stadium is the fate of downtown entertainment districts, the streetcar, buildings, developments, parking garages and so much empty office space.

We're basically watching history in the making today that depends on how well some of these guys slept last night and/or turf conditions. 

Here's the setup . . .

The Kansas City Chiefs are in this game for the sixth consecutive year and are looking to appear in their fourth Super Bowl appearance in five seasons. They are the defending Super Bowl champions and have hoisted the Lombardi Trophy in two of the past four years.

Though it's been more than a decade since the Baltimore Ravens last won a Super Bowl, they've been to the postseason in five of the past six years and stormed into this year's playoffs as the AFC's top seed . . .

The Ravens are 3.5-point favorites over the Chiefs according to the BetMGM NFL odds.

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