Welcome to another edition of Lockdown of the Town! I bring you this article with a bit of reluctance, seeing as how there’s absolutely no sports to watch. As we all wait for a sense of normalcy to return, let’s talk about what’s happening in the meantime.
City Wide Shutdown
With the Metro’s continued effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, residents of Jackson, Clay, Platte and Kansas City counties in Missouri, as well as Johnson, Wyandotte, and Leavenworth counties in Kansas have been ordered to stay at home for 30 days beginning on Tuesday March 24th.
People may only leave their homes for essentials or to perform essential services. Basically, you’re only allowed to leave home for food, medical supplies, or to visit medical professionals.
Essential services such as laundromats, grocery stores, banks, gas stations, educational institutions, and restaurants offering take out are deemed as acceptable.
I currently work for the Park Hill School District and continue to go in to help make meals for children and families who need assistance. It could be 500 kids or one, it makes no difference to me as long as I can feel like I’m helping someone in this difficult time. Are any of my fellow people out there in the Kingdom still working? Let us know in the comments.
As the days of quarantining turn into weeks, many of us are finding the boredom and lack of usefulness hard to shake. What may have seemed like a nice few days to relax, watch TV, and play video games has become almost unbearable. It’s safe to say many of us are losing our minds at this point.
There’s been many creative and funny ways folks have tried to cure the Cabin Fever. Our favorite sportscaster personality Joe Buck ( I say this with tongue in cheek), has taken to twitter to ask people to send their in-home videos and he will announce them. Looking for some practice reps I see, Mr. Buck? You’re going to need them.
I have good news for you –— Joe Buck (@Buck) March 22, 2020
While we’re all quarantined right now without any sports, I’d love to get some practice reps in. Send me videos of what you’re doing at home and I’ll work on my play-by-play. Seriously! https://t.co/txAGBLPBGz
A recent Facebook group has really taken off in the midst of the madness; Quarantine Beer Chugs. The group has 137 thousand members and counting, and showcases many Kansas Citians doing exactly what you’d think, chugging beer among many other alcoholic beverages.
The group serves as a great way for all of us to connect with each other despite being confined to our homes. Something so simple yet ingenious, can help one another not feel so alone during this city-wide lockdown. It’s also nice to see people come together, even if it is over just drinks.
The free agency market has been going crazy in every sports town expect Kansas City. It’s lacked any real excitement. It’s understandable, considering we just came off a Super Bowl win and don’t have a lot of salary cap to play around with.
One interesting signing did happen today however, when the Kansas City Chiefs signed XFL quarterback Jordan Ta’amu of the St. Louis Battlehawks. Ta’amu threw for 1,050 yards and five touchdowns in the XFL’s short-lived season. He also added 217 rushing yards, leading the Battlehawks to a 3-2 record.
This signing comes on the heels of another quarterback signing. P.J. Walker of the Houston Roughnecks signed with the Carolina Panthers. It seems despite the shortened stint in the XFL, some of these players are being given a chance to prove themselves in the NFL.
That’s all for now! I hope all of you in Chiefs Kingdom stay safe out there. Remember, common sense prevails!