talk is cheap......
KCMO shcool district lost accrediation on January 1, 2012
% of State's population living below poverty level: MO is 11.8%, KS is 10.5%
CNBC report on State by Sate Quality of Life 2011: MO is #16, KS is #11
The list can go on and on.... the east did win last year, and I won't be surprised if they do again this year, but that's more a product of the format than the overall skill level of the golfers. I think both sides have some pretty decent players. Of course the majority of higher rated players in the metro do reside on the west side, at least based on current PDGA information....
Arturro 1008 Jake Bowen 990
Tank 1000 CD 986
Shanan Carson 987 Mike Murphy 975
Joe Hesting 984 Fred Smith 968
Loomis 978 Mike Thomas 966
Heberto Villareal 977 Jose Ossa 964
Cooper Arnold 975 Jamie Barry 946
Brian Guthrie 970
I know there are many really good players that don't show up in PDGA stats, but the odds makers would have to favor the West side based on these facts.
This is all in good fun, don't take it personal.