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Old 09-12-2012, 07:24 PM   #440
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Deberg1990 has already said this, but the Chiefs do have all of the leverage here.

The Chiefs official twitter guy is absolutely 100% right. He shouldn't have said what he did but he's got a point. This will all be forgotten by most Kansas Citians in a couple of weeks, esp if the Chiefs win their next couple games and the team starts winning. Now if they continue to play like shit on defense and Matt Cassel continues to only turn in one good half of football before completely shitting his pants, then this thing may indeed blow up around town, on talk radio etc. Has Parkins, Fescoe, KK or anyone talked about this yet? (Man what a joke of a lineup we have for sports talk radio here in KC ). If the Chiefs keep losing, this story will get bigger and bigger and it will be more talked about.

But winning fixes everything.

Too bad the Chiefs haven't won anything in a while, which is part of TW's point. This franchise should send thank you letters to the Glass family. Because the Chiefs are totally taking advantage that there's nothing else in KC that can compete w/ the Chiefs sports wise. Sporting KC is considered by many around here to be the model sports franchise in terms of ownership/fan relations, etc, but soccer sucks in general and won't ever compete with the Chiefs, or even the Royals for that matter.

Just look at STL. They're a baseball town. No one in that town gives a shit about the Rams. STL fans will disagree with this but it's 100% true. I lived around them for almost 10 yrs and they could give a shit about football season. So much so that the franchise has considered moving on more than 1 occasion. Could you ****ing imagine the possible meltdown in KC, or especially on Chiefsplanet if there was a remote possibility of KC moving to LA??? It would sure ease the stress out of a lot of us on fall Sunday afternoons, but we'd all be heartbroken, and I don't know if this site would continue to exist (possibly it would but who knows, eventually the interest of the team would die out I would think over time).

The point is, the Chiefs own this town and the NFL interest and product has gotten so big in today's American culture/society (and obviously the Chiefs and the NFL know this), that the Chiefs are taking full advantage of the fact that we as fans have nothing else to turn to. If the Royals were good and playoff contenders, I think it would be a different story since the baseball playoff season runs into almost half of the football season. The Chiefs don't have to worry about that. Most of the people in KC wouldn't be able to tell you off hand what the Royals record is in baseball. Probably couldn't even come close to doing so. I know they've played about 140 games, but I heard that from some Sportscenter guy while talking about another team. If I were to guess I think the Royals were 15 games under .500 ball. So considering 70-70 is .500 ball I'd figure the Royals were about 55-75 at the moment.

The point is I haven't followed the Royals since the ASG, and I'm probably in the same boat as a lot of people. This isn't going to hurt the Chiefs. I'm sure that twitter guy will be dealt with behind closed doors, but overall this won't change a damn thing. The NFL and Chiefs have a monopoly on the sport of pro football here in KC. Ultimately the Chiefs don't give a shit because people are still willing to shell out hundreds and thousands of dollars to support this team and until that moment when Arrowhead is a ghost town like in the 80's, and the TV blackouts start coming in, Clark will either do something about it and spend money to build an actual winning team, or he will pack up his shit, pay the fines for breaking the lease to Jackson Co. and move the team elsewhere to a larger market (being kind of therhetical here, I don't even know if this is a real option - I know the league would have to approve but I really don't know if the Chiefs could legally leave KC by just paying a large fine, or if Clark's financially forced to have the franchise stay up because of the lost money involved - i dunno).
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