To help make her point she interviewed a rep from ‘The Kansas Sampler store who cooed about how the store can scarcely keep its shelves stocked with Chiefs branded merchandise. I’d also suspect local ticket brokers, carryout grocery stores and restaurants, sports bars and drinking establishments are doing boffo business courtesy of the Chiefs.
Oh, and leave us not forget the Lamar Hunt Empire.
But are they merely the exceptions in the local business community?
If you’ve ever tried to get into Stroud’s on Sunday’s during the lunch or dinner hour—good luck—it can be a long wait.
However when I hit the Shawnee Mission chicken paradise on a recent Sunday during game time there was – wait for it – ZERO WAIT. Matter of fact, the joint was two-thirds empty.
You’d have thought it was a Monday morning bright and early.
And what about Kansas City’s many movie complexes with their all-important matinee business? Almost non-existent on Chiefs Sundays with noon kick-offs. And not a whole lot better when the games begin at 3:05 p.m.
Judging from local restaurants, retail businesses, shopping malls, movie theaters and other area events it sure seems like they are.
And no, I’m not anti-Chiefs. More power to their recent winning ways.
I’m just frustrated with the half-baked, local cheerleading by television newsies and their overly simple, one-sided views of seeing and reporting things.