KC_JAYHAWK wrote:GRID wrote:StrangerThings wrote:
Arguably the single most important shot in school history.
Key word being "school" not "city".
Lawrence and KU are not KC. If KC had a big time sports school like Cincy or Louisville, or ST Louis does, it would make sense. I just would have stuck to KC sports and left the college stuff for the place across the street. I would have put the most recent accomplishment (royals winning WS) in a prominent location like that.
I care nothing about college sports because I grew up in a town that doesn't have a team But that's me. I'm obviously not like most people in KC.
I'm sure the mural is fine. It's just a mural. But combined with the super tacky and giant cowboy sign that towers over the district and the obnoxious and a bit large ONE TWO and THREE LIGHT signs, the aesthetics choices are just not great IMO.
Well it is facing the College Basketball Hall of Fame, so that might be why they put it there. I like it of course, but I can see why others might not. KU plays more basketball games in KC than Mizzou ever does.
I would not have done Mizzou either. It's downtown KC, not downtown Columbia or Lawrence. There are lots of alumni of both in greater KC, so what. Maybe a mural showcasing the basketball history of KC showing Municipal, Kemper and Sprint or something like that would have been cool or bringing back the Reebok mural like KCP mentioned which has a lot of local meaning and ties to the final four being held there.
But the KU mural is just playing to the KU crowd and probably irritating to the not only fans of other college teams, but KCMO locals that don't really care about any of the college teams. Keep the murals in downtown.... "KC". KC is not really kansas or missouri. KC has its own culture and identity nearly completely independent of both states, let alone the state downtown is not even in.
What should be there is a mural of an NHL or NBA team playing at the arena. Maybe some day.