Welcome back to another edition of Lockdown of the Town, where we provide an update on what’s going on throughout Kansas City during the Covid-19 crisis and possibly talk a little football in the process.
Business as Usual?
We all like to think that in these trying times that common sense would prevail. Turns out for some businesses, money prevailed. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas cited 200 businesses that failed to comply with the stay-at-home order.
Although most businesses complied with the order, the Kansas City Health Department has taken action to close establishments and issues citations. “If you have to ask whether your business is essential or not, it likely is not,” Lucas said at a Monday news conference.
I understand that we all want to get back to business as usual as soon as possible, but the fact that some can’t even follow directions from the beginning will be the exact reason we have to stay cooped up for longer. So come on Kansas City, let’s get it together!
Since there’s no sports to watch, I’m sure some of us have taken to knocking back a few drinks from time to time. How about watching a good old-fashioned game of beer pong? It’s better than nothing!
Post Malone and rapper MIKE have organized a beer pong tournament named the Ballina Cup to raised money for COVID-19 relief. The tournament will feature Travis Kelce facing off against Danny Amendola in the first round, and the winner will play the Zack Bia/Johnny Manziel winner in the quarterfinals. Kelce is a bit of a longshot at 12-1 odds, and interestingly enough Amendola is the favorite per Sportsbetting.ag.
The Ballina Cup will be streamed on Instagram live by each competitor on account of social distancing. Kelce showcased his skills to Post Malone shortly after the Super Bowl when Post played in Kansas City, so this could make for an interesting show.
Return of Demarcus
Demarcus Robinson is ready to run it back for another season with our Kansas City Chiefs. The former 4th round pick in 2016, has started in 23 games over three seasons and increased his production each year. He had a massive game in week 2 with Tyreek Hill out due to injury, where he caught six catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Free agency may not be the most exciting thing for Chiefs fans this offseason, but sometimes it’s smarter to keep the chemistry intact.
Weekly Debate Fire Starter
Looking around the twitterverse, I’ve seen plenty of mock drafts posted by fellow writers as well as causal fans. It’s quite interesting to see everyone’s idea of what needs to be addressed and when, as well as the prospect of trading up or down in the draft.
Perhaps the most intriguing idea would be trading out of the first round. Being the Super Bowl Champion and picking last can make it seem logical to trade down and grab a couple of valuable mid round picks to shore up some positions, especially if you’re a little short on picks.
There is always value at running back in those third and fourth rounds, as we’ve seen before. So the question is, do you think the Chiefs should trade the 32nd pick? If so, what kind of value do you think we can get in return? Let us know in the comments, and as always, stay safe out there Kansas City!