KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This shouldn't be surprising given the lopsided nature of Monday night's game between the Chiefs and Patriots, but Kansas City also crushed Boston in the TV ratings contest. Kansas City registered a combined overnight rating of 43.7 while Boston's was 30.1. Combined rating includes the telecasts for both ESPN and the local station showing the game in each market.
The Kansas City number is a strong one and another sign of the great sports time it is locally. Those of us who live in the Kansas City area or are otherwise fans of the local pro sports teams know how frustrating the last three decades have been for the Chiefs and baseball's Royals.
Maybe in the bigger picture, this time will just prove to be a couple of days of rain in a prolonged drought. So everyone should just enjoy it. I know every Chiefs fan at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday night had to enjoy the 41-14 win over the Patriots. And Tuesday night's American League wild-card game between the Royals and Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium, the first postseason baseball contest in Kansas City in 29 years, is something to savor regardless of the outcome.