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I was working in 1KC Place (tallest building) during the Royals parade (and I still work in the building). We had workers stuck downtown until 9pm. If you didn't leave the downtown area early -- like by Noonish, you got stuck. There were cars abandoned on the interstates, on various sidewalks, curbs, and alleys, in front of driveways/ garages, etc.

Accordingly, the company has announced that workers in this building should plan to work remotely Wednesday.

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Chiefs were valued at $2.1B last couple years (same as STL Cards). Imagine that will go up next year and continue to climb if Mahomes stays with Chiefs...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes%27 ... orts_teams

Edit: Forbes updated Chiefs value to $2.3B last Fall so should go up further than that.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozania ... 499a82f1bb

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I don't understand how New Orleans can be that low and Miami is that high. Nobody goes to Dolphins games. Support for sports teams in South Florida is a joke
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brewcrew1000 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:48 pm
I don't understand how New Orleans can be that low and Miami is that high. Nobody goes to Dolphins games. Support for MLB teams in South Florida is a joke
New Orleans is small and poor. The metro has only 1.2 million. That's considerably smaller than KC and KC is a small market. The Saints also compete with LSU for fans throughout the state.

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The parade seemed quick. I think it lasted like an hour

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This made the national news.

Police pursuit breaks out on Super Bowl parade route


https://www.kmbc.com/article/police-pu ... t/30778024

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No way this was larger than the Royals parade. I'm guessing 200K tops. If you looked at Google Maps the traffic layer rarely turned orange/red all day long.

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Restaurants weren't even busy. When the Royals happened most places ran out of food. I think the weather played a big part and I also think flashbacks of the royals parade. The setup on the hill was better. U could hear it all the way to gates on Linwood. The Royals one you couldn't even hear it on the hill.

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DaveKCMO wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:12 pm
No way this was larger than the Royals parade. I'm guessing 200K tops. If you looked at Google Maps the traffic layer rarely turned orange/red all day long.
It was a significantly smaller turnout. I would estimate if the Royals was around 800k, this was somewhere in the 500k range. It was absolute gridlock getting anywhere near downtown for the Royals parade and people were parking miles away and just trying to walk to the site. The weather did play a major factor. Kudos to the people that spent 6 or 7 hours in the elements. That was impressive in itself.

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I ate downtown right after the parade and the place was packed.

Also, I'm pretty sure most downtown employees did not go to work today if allowed. I know that played a significant role in traffic. In addition it just seemed like people both got there earlier and parked farther away or took transit. On top of that, I think most people didn't do both the parade and the rally. The Royals parade was so novel that people (including me) wanted to be a part of all of it just to see what it was like. This time around it seemed like everyone on the parade route where I was just left after the parade ending. Contrast that to the Royals parade where McGee was literal wall to wall people walking to get to the US hill.

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Whether you Love football or hate it, these guys are one super bad ass team. Incredible is even a more suitable description. The comebacks have been unbelievable. When these guys decide to go berserk on you watch out.

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For sure my complete lack of desire to attend was informed by attending the unmitigated disaster that was the Royals parade, plus the fact that it was not only cold as balls but there was some chance of inclement weather. What I didn't count on was that some hundreds of thousands of other people would make the same calculation and stay home. I actually expected it to be even worse, but this was nowhere near as insane as 2015 barring the nutso car chase to kick things off. I guess we did learn that yeah, maybe I-35 isn't an appropriate place to park your car and walk into the city. Good for you, KC.

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"I'm a BEAST down here... HIT ME!"

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Kansas City is getting a lot of bad press in the national media right now from the boos during the moment of unity during the Texan's game. From what I understand from talking to people who were there, the boos were more directed at the Texan's decision to sit out the anthem. In any event, TYT (who I usually enjoy) has a commentator named Wosny Lambre on who's really going after KC (with some bizarre and false statements regarding the Kings departure from KC in the 80's).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCFwgm_tVHM&t=19s

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Personally I don't think that booing sitting out the anthem is especially better than booing empty gestures toward "unity," so I'm not sure how meaningful the distinction really is anyway. What I'm confused about is why anybody would expect anything else from a crowd of NFL fans willing to attend a game during a pandemic.

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phuqueue wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:09 pm
Personally I don't think that booing sitting out the anthem is especially better than booing empty gestures toward "unity," so I'm not sure how meaningful the distinction really is anyway. What I'm confused about is why anybody would expect anything else from a crowd of NFL fans willing to attend a game during a pandemic.
Perfectly stated.

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Highlander wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:21 pm
Kansas City is getting a lot of bad press in the national media right now from the boos during the moment of unity during the Texan's game. From what I understand from talking to people who were there, the boos were more directed at the Texan's decision to sit out the anthem. In any event, TYT (who I usually enjoy) has a commentator named Wosny Lambre on who's really going after KC (with some bizarre and false statements regarding the Kings departure from KC in the 80's).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCFwgm_tVHM&t=19s
That guy didn’t know a fucking thing he was talking about in regards to the King departure to SAC. The fact that they had to compete with the Comets for revenue (Comets also being an indoor winter sport) or the fact that Kemper had the problem with its roof that drove the Kings back to Municipal, and the ownership group themselves simply wanted a market where they knew there wasn’t major sports competition locally for revenue, and they could get a new arena on the cheap. While I think everyone is pretty ducking opposed to racism, making up bullshit with no historical precedent does nothing to support your movement. But that is just my two cents.
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