just got a spam email saying “your prostate is the size of a lemon” and now I don’t know whether to brag or call a doctor.
Hats off to the Platte County Sales Tax Advisory Committee for actually mustering a quorum the other night, on a holiday no less. Maybe that was the key. Maybe all their meetings should have been scheduled on a holiday.
Anyway, it was the general agreement among the group that there will be one more of these clusters and then they’ll call it good and get on with their lives.
Kevin Robinson, county auditor, did a great job presenting some sales tax revenue projections and other detailed financial information for the committee. Just from an audience member’s perspective you could tell this was extremely helpful to the group and seemed to keep the discussion better focused. Hats off to whoever had the idea to finally bring the budget guy into these talks.
Had Robinson’s financial projections been presented in October instead of January the powwows probably could have been completed by Christmas. Oh well, think of the zany fun we would have missed.
Currently playing a game of Clue and my guess is Silvio De Sousa in the handicapped section with a chair.
Local businesses remember this: Technically you can’t use the words Super Bowl in your advertising. The NFL has been historically protective of its trademarks. The NFL trademarked the phrase Super Bowl in 1969.
It’s ok for us to use the term Super Bowl in news stories but not in advertising.
Seems a bit technical but that’s the world in which we live.
You may have heard by now but if you haven’t let me give you a bit of breaking news: The Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl.
Can you believe it?
After last year’s close call, in which Dee Ford lining up offside on what would have been the game clinching play over the Patriots in the AFC Championship game, I had basically given up realistic hope that the Chiefs would get to the Super Bowl again in my lifetime. Call me a defeatist when it comes to being a Chiefs fan. I guess 50 years of frustration will do that to a guy.
I was six years old, a couple weeks away from turning seven, the last time the Chiefs were in the Super Bowl. That was Super Bowl IV. This is Super Bowl LIV.
Next week I’ll share a couple memories from that Super Bowl IV season, basically because I was so young I only have a couple memories.
If it weren’t for the Super Bowl most of us wouldn’t know a freaking thing about Roman numerals.
More Chiefs talk next week but for this week here’s your public service announcement: Enjoy these moments, Chiefs fans. Yeah, I know superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes is young but don’t assume Super Bowls are going to happen with great frequency. Mahomes is still on his rookie contract but will be getting paid large mounds of money in his next contract, and deservedly so. What that means is it will be harder to assemble as much talent around him. Dynasties like the New England Patriots are rare in these days of the salary cap in the NFL.
So be sure to soak up every moment. Watch a ton of national media coverage that puts your team in the spotlight. Often they’ll be telling stories that you already know about but still it’s cool to see the national perspective and national reaction to “our” team.
I’m a hard core NFL fan so I typically spend Super Bowl Sunday in front of the television anyway, even taking in the extremely long pre-game show. If you don’t normally do this, you’ll want to this year. It’s your team, your town in the gigantic spotlight. Enjoy it.
And remember that huge victory parade/celebration after the Royals won the World Series in 1985? The size of that Royals celebration will look like child’s play in comparison to the public party you’ll see in the streets of Kansas City if the Chiefs win the Super Bowl. The popularity of MLB cannot compare to the general public popularity of the NFL. It’s going to put a load on the infrastructure and security services of the City of Kansas City. You can bet the folks at City Hall/police department are already holding planning sessions on how to handle the crowds.
We have a new partnership for Landmark Live, our Facebook Live show you can catch at Platte County Landmark on Facebook.
This Thursday night, co-host Chris Kamler and yours truly will be doing the show live and in color at the Backstop Bar and Grill in southern Platte County, located at 6541 N. Cosby Avenue, Kansas City, off of I-29 at 64th St.
Come on out and tell us hi. Maybe enjoy a refreshing beverage. Perhaps buy Chris and myself a refreshing beverage. The possibilities are endless.
Show starts at 6 p.m. And since we’re at a sports-themed bar, you can bet the Chiefs will be a primary topic of our chatter. If you can’t be there in person, watch it on our Facebook page.
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