How did I miss this?
Kansas City is getting its ownBasketball team. Well ... an ABA Team: The Kansas City Spartans.
The fledgling league is expected to have a press conference at Ilus David park downtown on Sept. 17 to announce open try-outs. The league claims they have been planning this new team since June, but have been slow to get press out.
Even without a roster, the team's Web site claims they will begin playing in December ... DECEMBER!
Still, there is no word on where this team will be playing, but I will bet the city will not let them use the still-empty Sprint Arena.
Because the NHL sucks and the NBA is worthless, I don't expect either of those leagues will be filling the mega-empty arena any time soon.
More importantly, they are also looking for talent to come up with the team anthem that will presumably be sung at every event to a swelling throng of the player's families and friends — assuming even they show up.
I'm not saying the ABA is a bad thing, but let's take a serious look at the most recent trend that sports has taken in this city.
Royals - Losers
Cheifs - Soon-to-be -Losers
Brigade: Seasonal Disasters
Wizards: Soccer is not a real sport...
This could get interesting.
I wish them the best of luck.