OTC: Mike DeArmond Wants Answers And So Do We

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  1. Anonymous says:

    That big pile of rocks makes perfect sense. Those rocks are jojo’s “sources.”

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’ll bet the number of home runs hit during the All Star game festivities exceeds the number that have been hit in that park since 1985.


    GH: Agreed. I am betting the FCA building on the north side of I-70 gets donged at least a couple of times during the HR Derby. Maybe we can invite Herman Munster for the show? Thanks to a reader and child of the 70s, here’s Hermie’s video clip of him w/ Leo the Lip and the Dodgers;


  3. Anonymous says:

    Kevin Gray is FULL OF SHIT. $65 million my ass. He obviously has a phd from the Tim Lie-Weekly School of Numerological Truth Manipulation.

    A reporters job is to ask questions respectfully. When they get a non-answer they ask a follow up question respectfully. These pinhead academics, AD’s and other execs aren’t above ball breaking. Higher education in the US is laughable as is the collegiate athletics system. I have more respect for whores than any of these “academic elites”.

    The US started becoming a Turd World Country when parents decided to become friends with their kids, coaches couldn’t slap around pussy players and reporters stopped searching for the truth and started looking for celebrity. It’s the job of the press to be feared like the Spanish Inquisition by those they cover, not the other way around.

  4. Anonymous says:

    actually the all star game is probably
    worth more than that to the local economy.
    Figure 10,000-20,000 people leaving behind hundreds/
    thousands of dollars each.
    The extr a people..the restaurants/bars/
    taxis/shuttles/hotel rooms/extra money for
    concessions 40,000 x $80 for food/sourveniers
    etc…=$3.2 million alone…x 2 nites= 6.4 million bucks (hr derby nite/actual game)
    but mostly the publicity this town gets that
    otherwise would not get.
    Can’t remember any event where 20 million people
    will get to hear and see our city with the
    tv/radio coverage….
    millions in free publicity/advertising for a
    town that pretty sleepy is not
    bad….its worth millions and millions of dollars
    whether cash in hand or blue sky.
    Whatever the case its great to bring the
    game back to kc. Maybe it will be a catalyst
    to get this town moving again.
    And remember…every dollar spent in tourism…
    multiplies itself 5 or 6 times…
    so whter its 60 million or 100 million…its
    gonna be fun.
    As far as mu…they will be gone…sooner than
    and greg…the rocks at mu stadium…
    thats “the hill”……
    thanks gavin for the shout…those were not
    my sources..
    anyone hear grandpa conman lew on the radio…
    jeesh…someone put that guy out of our misery.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the clear denial of who your “sources” are. jojo. But I’m al ittle concerned that you felt the need toissue a denial. It’s a if you really think that those rocks COULD be sources, they just aren’t in this case.

    And can you defines “sooner rather than later” for the group, please? How soon will MU be leaving the Big XII for the Big Ten? Will it happen before or after you race Greg Hall? Will your race with Hall be “sooner rather than later” or the other way around?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Why is $65 million that hard to believe? Found the list below on MLB.com – Anaheim is predicting $70/$75 million this year. St Louis said $60 Million for 2009. NYC estimated $150 million in 2010.

    Year Host City Economic Impact*
    2007 San Francisco Estimated $60-65 million
    2006 Pittsburgh $52.3 million
    2005 Detroit $52.5 million
    2004 Houston $65 million
    2003 Chicago $60 million
    2002 Milwaukee $50 million
    2001 Seattle $50 million
    2000 Atlanta $49 million
    1999 Boston $65 million
    1998 Denver $40.5 million
    1997 Cleveland $37.6 million
    1996 Philadelphia $55.9 million

  7. Anonymous says:

    to sharif: (where did thsi guy come from..iran?)
    we’re not stubborn. Someone there believes that
    the future of mu lies within the big 10.
    No doubt about it.
    The star said that if texas left…the big
    10 would have to expand and take MU…
    or the SEC would have to expand and take
    MU probably sat and watched the deal with
    texas and their minions fall apart at the
    same time the big 10 did. Since there was
    no super conference of 16 teams, the big
    10 felt no urgency to add additional teams
    besides nebraska.
    Hqd texas left…the big 10 has to grab
    teams to expand to 16 and mu moves to big
    10 leaving the other 3 schools without a
    It was a massive clusterfuk…and just like
    we’ve seen in the past…a temporary lull
    for us.
    But…all the mu top people believe that the
    big 10 is where their future lies..there
    will be continued talks…talks probably even
    going on now (hint)…because there are still so
    many loose ends to tie up in the big 12…
    missouri could get some time…
    as hall said…and I agree…this is a temporary
    10 team league. Wait…hold on….as I said
    before it’s not over…the ink isn’t dry…and
    papers are still to be determined.
    If I was missouri…I would wait 3 weeks..
    then start demanding more from the other
    schools. If mu leaves..the big 12 dissipatesw
    into thin air…and it’
    s back to square one and the hardball
    negotiations conatinue.
    There’s more coming….it ain’t over til
    the fat lady sings…and she aint singing

  8. Anonymous says:

    I believe it’s called the “rock pile” but I’m sure jojo the clown has more insider info on the name than I.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hey Ross, I’m with smartman.

    Everybody throws our big economic impact numbers for conventions, sporting events, retail developments, etc. If those MLB numbers were REAL then it shouldn’t be too hard for MLB, or somebody, to put together a little spreadsheet showing how they got to those numbers. X amount of people spending X amount a day on steroids, food, lodging, transport, shopping, strippers, hookers, blow, weed, bail bonds, lawyers, limos, gratuities, etc. You also have to allow for the fact that money, (or a portion of it), spent by locals during the event is just redirected economic impact not NEW MONEY that wouldn’t have been spent in the first place.

    It’s appropriate that everybody is getting some free weenie at The K. They’ll probably run to Sam’s Club and buy those one-eighth pound, ,before cooking, water added, pig-dick, hot dogs,

    Last time I checked Detroit was still making HUGE bank off of the Superbowl.

    Kevin Gray is nothing more than Kevin Kietzman’s pivot man in his circle jerk.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Because those numbers are stabs in the dark too.

    Take every “this event will impact the local economy by X dollars” announcement with a grain of salt.

    Let’s say 25,000 people (probably an overestimation) come from out of town to see the All-Star game, which is probably. This includes a fair number of people from Wichita/Omaha/Des Moines and a much smaller number of people from Chicago or, say, Houston.

    $65 million means each and every one of those people is dropping, on average, $2600 while they’re here.

    Even with a generous business expense account, I would have a really hard time racking up those kinds of expenses in a week in KC, which is longer than most of those folks would be staying.

    It’s just fun with number projections, just like the new convention hotel proposal, just like Power and Light.

  11. Anonymous says:

    The economics of ticket sales is fascinating. I was amazed by how the price of KU basketball tickets escalted exponentially once they got into the hands of the mob.

    Stop picking on the rocks. What did they ever do?

  12. Anonymous says:


  13. Anonymous says:

    i’m pretty sure those economic benefit estimates assume the old econ 101 multiplier. a new dollar spent in the market from a visitor gets spent and then re-spent multiple times. depending upon what you think the savings rate for kc citizens is, the impact of one new dollar could be anything from two to ten or more dollars of increased local gnp. so even 10,000 visitors dropping as little as $650 each could theoretically produce a $65 million bump in the local economy once the new dollars are completely circulated through the economy.

    whether you believe the logic or not, i am pretty sure most of the estimates you read assume some level of multiplier impact.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Lew is so condescending. His pressers are painful to listen to.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Re: “GH: Yes, there was a lot of misinformation

  16. Anonymous says:

    The Independent Rage
    Speaking of hulkish men, where’s Jason Whitlock been on this whole story? Actually, where’s he been at all? It’s been about 3 weeks since he’s posted anything on the Star’s website. Not even one of his “independent thoughts” items. Not that I’m necessarily complaining, but his recent silence has been conspicuous. Something smells rotten in Denmark.


    GH: Whitlock typically works pretty steady from Chiefs training camp through the college basketball season and tourney. He usually takes June and much of July off for vacation. Happens every summer. He used to break in with a column or two if a big story hit — but I’m guessing he’s decided that with all the cutbacks and forced furloughs at The Star, he’d just sit this one out. He’ll be back once the Chiefs start packing for to St. Joe.

  17. Anonymous says:

    JOJO you are afraid to race GH. And as I understand it you owe someone money.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Big, bad Lew’s treatment of Ms. Hawley is laughable. In the words of the late Hubert Humphrey (paraphrasing here) “It’s always a risk to talk to the press. They are likely to report what you say.”

    We all saw what Lew said and now that it’s been reported, he’ll never talk to her again. Yep … that’s the way to handle that, Lew.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Johnny Utah
    No one is talking about how the big 12 (minus 2) was REALLY saved: a bigshot said “knock this crap off before we blow this Billion dollar ‘non-profit’ business up and get Congress sniffing about this.”

    All us college sports fans are being fed all this crap so we still pay hundreds and thousands in tickets and watch tv to keep this charade going.

    It’s only a matter of time before Congress gets involved. We’re talking about public education institutions.

    Think bigger, guys.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Huge H.H.H. fan. Great to know someone still remembers him.

    DeArmond has been banned from MU. Now must report on the Royals.

  21. Anonymous says:

    You’re absolutely right, Barry, and you’re also correct in your suspicions that I don’t buy the frivolous use of multipliers!

  22. Anonymous says:

    i own jojo
    I guess my question about all of this is where was the NCAA in all of this. There was talk about athletes having to take trips across 2 time zones and missing more class. If I remember correctly this is the reason for no football playoff. But when there was talk about basketball expansion there was going to be a lot of classes missed.
    The NCAA talks out of both sides of their mouth. Is it because they make money on basketball and not on football?

  23. Anonymous says:

    jjskck….multipliers and “turning of dollars”
    is a common idea when economics is talked about.
    If a visitor comes to kc…they spend a dollar
    at a restaurant…that restaurant has a dollar
    in sales…and goes out and buys the food
    to feed that visitor…that dollar becomes
    $2. Its simple but I agree it doesn’t actually
    work taht way.
    However…when kc talks about tif money they
    use it because then the economic impact
    of a project is much greater and looks
    better on paper. Its an accounting trick and
    theres really no formula for it.
    During the bush years the government reported
    that every dollar it spent would return
    $2.00 in taxes…and every dollar in taxes
    they cut would return $2.85. So its a magical
    accounting trick that is used to mask the
    real numbers.
    As far as the economic impact on kc…its
    still huge! Remember…local people will be
    spending money at events also…buying food
    drinks…souvenirs…etc…but it’s still
    big for this town because we’ve been passed
    over for so many events/conventions lately
    that anything that brings in additional
    revenue is big….whether its $6 million or
    60 million dollars.
    Its not just the visitors…networks pay
    for labor to set up their facilities…
    MLBusually has huge events that bring in
    tons of money…the partys…the catered
    events…the booze…the hookers even get
    a “piece of the action”……so everyone’s
    in the deal for the money…and its big
    bucks. Went to st. louis for the game last
    year and the entire downtown area was packed
    the entire week before the game…just huge
    and the national media will be able to see4
    how kc has changed….negro baseball museum
    that few people know about…p and l…
    it all get noticed and promoted for FREE
    and thats worth millions of dollars itself.

  24. Anonymous says:

    If that’s the case, I suspect DeArmond will be retiring soon. Is there a worse beat than covering the Royals?

    Speaking of the Royals, this came to mind, not sure why. I recall when Bob Costas was interviewing Ichiro on HBO a few years ago and asked himn something like, “What have you learned during you time in the U.S.? He responded, “Kansas City in August is hotter than two rats in a fucking sock.”

    Of course, he meant to say, “Two rats fucking in a sock” … but it was still pretty damn funny.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Keitzman “I wish I had more friends.” Less lies=more friends. But hey at least you aren’t like the guys at the other station who say “I wish I had more listeners.”

  26. Anonymous says:

    Greg, Thanks for all the postings during this time of turmoil, Big XII becomes temp ten. I have found more here and from your regulars than in the local paper. It’s nice to fly ones colors, call out the opposition, and flog JoJo. Speaking of which, I can’t wait till Oct. 30, when MO comes into memorial stadium like Marlon Brando in On The Waterfront. “I coulda been a contender………”

  27. Anonymous says:

    On Whitlock’s Twitter account there is a mention of him being overseas and there is another blurb about a newborn being at his crib. Baby Whitlock?

  28. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick
    Oh man, that’s all we need, Whitlock procreating.
    That little black Chuckie is probably nursing on a rib bone. Wonder if KC Tent and Awning makes custom diapers?

  29. Anonymous says:

    Fuck the multipliers and indirect benefits. If you’re bringing the family to KC for a week long vacation it’s because you can’t afford a REAL one!

    KC’s getting the All Star game to get David Glass to lean on Walmart about selling more MLB merch!

    Counting one dollar three times is why this country is broke. 80% of the shit we hear every day is a flat out lie! I’ve got 5 guys playing poker at my house tonight. Everybody brings $200.00. Add in my share and when the party is over someone is going to get an economic impact of $1,000.00. Not 2 grand or 4 large or 10 dimes just one thousand bucks. They’ll probably give half to their wife to shut her up about playing every week with the vacation or tuition money. So $500.00 is going to get pissed away tomorrow between The Plaza, Town Center and The Legends…just $500.00. Tell me how in the hell that half a GRRRR is any more then what it is?

    Dollars are like sperm, lots in circulation but you only count the one in the uterus.

  30. Anonymous says:

    smartman…learn to add..
    you bring $200…you leave with $1000…
    you gained $800…not a $1000…
    so here’s what happens…
    your wife takes that $500 and spends it
    at town center….that creates an
    additional $500 in sales…those retailers
    buy the products your wife buys (at trown
    center they make their shit up 300%)…so
    the retailer pays $175 to their suppliers
    for thep orudcts. The suppliers pay the cheap
    ass labor in china that made the imported goods
    your wife bought from the retailers in town
    The $500 (or actually $300) you’ve got you
    take to the boats or to a hooker. You get
    blown. The hooker goes out and pays $250 or
    half to her pimp. The pimp goes out and
    buys some bling at Harold Peners Mens wear
    who paid some slant eye $3.00 in an hour
    in taiwan to make the fake diamond…Harold
    Peners mens wear takes that profit and pays
    his help who goes and buys some crack from the
    neighborhood dealer who goes to walmart and
    buys some diapers for the only child of
    7 that he acutally supports. Walmart pays
    the chinese guy in Shanghai $2.00 to make
    those and it all gets back to one thing…
    the fake diamonds that went into

  31. Anonymous says:


  32. Anonymous says:

    i own jojo
    where does my $1000 end bitch

  33. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick…funny shit about the diapers. That explains the kente cloth I saw at KCT&A. So is baby mamma a coal hauler or boom-boom-mammasan me so horneee girl?

    Jojo, well fuck me! All these years with that degree of mine in Economics and I thought currency, sans inflationary spending and printing of the same, was basically a zero sum game. That’s why the Chinese are reaming our cornholes with 20 grit sandpaper. When they build those damn abacus things they only work one way….the right way!

  34. Anonymous says:

    Kia Zi
    I’m glad the All Star game is going to be in K.C.! I can’t wait! It is going to be loads of fun and I won’t have to spend all my time standing in line waiting to use the bathroom!

  35. Anonymous says:

    i own jojo
    jojo your wife did sing so it is over! $$$$$$$$ ignore it that is fine, but I will wear you out like the Big 10 wore out mu’s mouth and then I will leave you like they did…………………

  36. Anonymous says:

    Mr Google Says
    It appears that some extensive research has been done to prove that yes, the economic impact of a national sporting event on a city is grossly exaggerated. Shocking, I know.


  37. Anonymous says:

    Greg, question for you. During the Marco Polo commercial on 810, WTF does the owner mean when he says, “it’s the same recipe as my Mother Father used…..”. Dude makes it sound like the same person which is scary in itself. Don’t know if I want meatballs prepared from a shemale. Just sayin’


    GH: Speaking of radio commercial copy, does Rick the Tailor’s tag line; “Friends don’t let friends buy retail at Rick’s,” mean friends don’t let friends shop at Ricks? I am sure Tracy Thomas could write something a bit less confusing — just don’t let Tracy do the audio.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Mr Google Says: Thanks for the link. You are a gentleman and a scholar. I give you the ultimate praise I can offer; Fucking A John Tweety Bird! BRILLIANT!!

  39. Anonymous says:

    Mr Google Says
    Smartman, as a newbie poster here, I will take that as a compliment and will add to the resume. How many FAJTB’s does JoJo have?

  40. Anonymous says:

    Mr Google Says, you have the first and only I have ever offered on KCC. Welcome. We need more like you here. Jojo is a good egg. He reminds me quite often of why I stopped taking drugs.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Regarding Mr Google’s link … isn’t that what Funkhouser tried to say about the Chiefs?

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