Across the street from the Ice Terrace, a few people meandered through a lifeless Crown Center food court. The only television in sight displayed a graphic comparing the performances of Matt Cassel and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco. A group of onlookers squinted at the television for a few seconds, then quickly moved on.
Just a few paces away, Ronda Gentry stood behind the counter in The Best of Kansas City store. The sound of a dispirited Len Dawson on the Chiefs radio broadcast echoed through the empty store, and Gentry just smiled and shrugged.
“They’ve fallen apart,” she said.