oover city officials are still considering the idea of the hosting a Super Bowl parade, should it be warranted. Word on the street is leaders in Iatan are going to issue their own invitation to host the parade. I’m good either way. Let me know how this works out and let’s not get the health department involved in this decision, they’ve got enough on their plate.
Honestly, I do not even know if Hoover has “officials,” but if they do, I’m sure they’re considering my idea to host a Chiefs parade. It dawned on me over the holidays that Iatan would be a good spot to avoid government lockdown regulations as well, but they only have that one little bridge in town and I’m not sure it has the load capacity necessary for a bus of football players. But again, those are details that the cities can work out. If Mayor Q says no parade or a socially distanced parade in Kansas City, be ready, opportunities like this are few and far between.
What are the chances the Chiefs would win the Super Bowl during the next pandemic? Probably low.
I tend to do column research only when I am right about things. Therefore, I will point out that last August, this column predicted the general end of this pandemic in May of 2021 based on the timeline of the 1918 pandemic that ended in 1920. I’m liking that prediction still today. The one thing that the newspaper business drills into your head is that history does truly repeat itself. It’s remarkably true on local and world levels.
With that in mind, I feel obligated to tell you a few things about 1920; a harbinger for 2021 perhaps. The constitution was amended twice that year. One of those amendments was the 18th Amendment, better known as Prohibition. There was also the beginning of a housing boom in the United States and Britain. President Wilson also suffered a paralysis causing stroke that year and First Lady Edith Wilson stepped into the duties of president in his absence. Not sure if she was referred to as Dr. Wilson or not.
Uh, not sure if you are getting my drift here, but the housing boom is already in play for 2021 and so is the alcohol prohibition with the closure of restaurants, limiting of bar times, etc.. Do I need to point out that Joe Biden will be the oldest president ever sworn into office?
Scoff if you must but check your history and plan accordingly.
I feel like we’d all fight over alcohol bans, but the problem is drunk people don’t fight well. We need some of you that care about alcohol to stay sober in case we have to fight over this. I’m taking a deferment on this one, so I’m out. I’d be glad to fight, but I’m not giving up alcohol so that exempts me under my rules, kind of like bone spurs for President Trump and Vietnam. Consider me the Richard Blumenthal of this battle. When it’s all over, I will have claimed to have been there.
Anyway, wear your mask and social distance, but keep a strong eye out for buzz killing government types.
(Guy Speckman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or writing the rules of engagement for any proposed constitutional amendments)