Everyone loves a good Mario Kart session. That is, until the blue shells come out and someone drops from first place to last place faster than you can say “dibs on Yoshi.” Regardless, it seems like someone at Kauffman Stadium loves Mario Kart enough that they wanted to play it on Crown Vision.
I am not joking. Look!
we sent our helicopter out to get aerials of Arrowhead Stadium and on its way there it noticed a game of Mario Kart had broken out on the Crown Vision board at Kauffman Stadium?? pic.twitter.com/rOy0icieVi— Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) January 8, 2019
From the looks of the video, it seems like it was Mario Kart 8 or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Wii U or Switch, respectively. Mario is in a standard kart on Mario Circuit, so it’s not the most crazy thing going on.
Still! Mario Kart! On CROWN VISION! Crown Vision is 84 feet wide and 105 feet tall, and when it was constructed it was the largest HD LED screen in the world. Once, in college, my friends and I played Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the giant screen above Gano Chapel at William Jewell College, which was, I dunno, 20 feet wide at max? That was an insane experience. I cannot fathom playing Mario Kart on Crown Vision. It had not even entered my head that this was possible.
Now that Pandora’s Box has been opened, Carrington Harrison at 610 Sports Radio has the right idea:
If we can’t have Terrance Gore, Billy Hamilton, and Adalberto Mondesi race due to injury concerns, maybe they can, at the very least, race on Rainbow Road on one of the largest screens in the world.
I’d show up for that.