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(   Congratulations to the voters of Jackson County, Missouri for becoming the first county to ever vote down a measure that would have brought them a Super Bowl and millions of dollars in revenue   ( divider line
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2006-04-04 11:51:18 PM  
Stupid? How about democracy in action. It was put to a vote, the people that voted decided the issues, one passed, one did not. My conclusion is roughly half wanted to pay the ransom to the N.F.L. and the other half did not.
2006-04-05 12:03:55 AM  
isnt it a nightmare for some cities? sounds like it was a good thing to vote on!
2006-04-05 12:11:06 AM  
Hero tag?
2006-04-05 12:11:45 AM  
A giant rolling roof in tornado alley, sure.
2006-04-05 12:17:07 AM  
And I might add, maybe if the Royals and Chiefs brought the town some championships and quit living off their pasts the voters would have been freer with the money. As it stands, the Royals are run like Walmart and the Chiefs are like 10 years into their 5 year plan to win it all.
2006-04-05 12:17:19 AM  
corporate welfare
2006-04-05 12:25:35 AM  
Football is better outside in bad weather.

As long as I'm watching it on TV at home.
2006-04-05 12:32:59 AM  
I think the Chiefs are into year 15 of their 5 year plan
2006-04-05 01:03:56 AM  
Having the Superbowl in your city is bullshiat.

I lived in Houston a couple of years ago when they had it. After being anally raped by the NFL owners (citizen-financed improvements to benefit the wealthy owners), here is what you get:

(1) About 6 months of low-level local media stories about the Superbowl coming.

(2) 3 weeks before the game you get to enjoy every lame-assed local media stooge jizz all over themselves trying to concoct Super Bowl related stories. This will include hour-long specials about the Ronald McDonald house anticipating a special appearance from John Madden, etc. These crap-fest shows WILL preempt your normal national programming.

(3) A golden opportunity to volunteer and get involved in the Super Bowl effort. Note the word "volunteer." Nobody will get paid except the cops doing overtime. Suckers will line up to volunteer as parking lot attendants for media events they will not get to attend. The reward may be a glimpse of Gary Miller getting out of a car.

(4) Nobody you know will get a ticket to the game; you will watch it on TV and it will feel no different than any other Super Bowl.

(5) the travelling snake oil show will leave town the next day and you will forget all about it.

(Bonus) Ray Lewis and his posse may murder one of your locals.

/rant off
2006-04-05 01:14:54 AM  
So... what you're trying to say is... this is a good thing?

/By murder do you mean riot? Riots are fun. Especially since you're at home watching it on TV.
2006-04-05 01:43:50 AM  
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I've got Downs syndrome!
2006-04-05 02:27:47 AM  


Well, I'm going to bed since you said everything that needs to be said in this thread.
2006-04-05 09:45:36 AM  
This is actually the perfect solution, I'm shocked that Missouri voters were this intelligent. Kauffman and Arrowhead are still some of the finest sports venues in the country, but the infrastructure does need an upgrade, and I'm sure some of the extra restraunts and such will go a long way to making them even more attractive.

But the roof idea? Good ridance. As LazyMF pointed out, who the hell cares if your city has a SuperBowl? This "promise of a SuperBowl" by the NFL was a joke. What, we get the SuperBowl in 2015, when's the next time we see it? 2085? And then we'll have to build a Quantum Radiation Shield first? There are only four locations that matter to the NFL when it comes to the SuperBowl: Southern California, Florida, Texas, and New Orleans once they finally get the place cleaned up. Any other location is simply the NFL throwing a bone to an owner who managed to rob his community out of several hundred million for a domed stadium.

It doesn't matter though. This roof thing will just get put on the ballot again next opportunity, the people behind it will run twice as many ads telling us all how The Roof will cure cancer and produces chocolate ice cream whenver it runs, the measure will pass, and for about two weeks in January of 2015 we'll get to learn everything we ever wanted to know about the giant shuttlecock at the KC art museum.
2006-04-05 10:10:12 AM  
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is the NFL decreeing that the SB can't be played where it might be less than 50 degrees.
2006-04-05 10:24:40 AM  
Legalize It

I think the NFL wants to be able to count money without its fingers getting cold.
2006-04-05 01:45:27 PM  
Legalize It/Jayhawk88/Crosshair/et al - Don't be morons. This most recent Super Bowl was played in Detroit. It's not about playing in a cold-weather site, it's about playing in cold weather. Or more accurately, playing in potentially game-affecting weather. It's the championship game, for fark's sake. Let it be decided on the field, not because one team is more acclimated to snow than the other. One team shouldn't be given an advantage based on geography.

That said, being a KC native (not living there now, though), though it would have been cool to see a Super Bowl at Arrowhead, it does seem too much like rich-guy douchebaggery to make the public pay for their toys.
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