Let it snow (a little)

I’m back at Buffalo Wild Wings this cold Wednesday afternoon. The snow which came this morning was only enough to cover the car, and even then, only my rear windshield and driver’s side doors were covered. I knew snow was possible before I left Russell, so I had my snow brush ready. It took only three minutes to get windows cleared and for me to be on the road. Had to make a stop at Hy-Vee on Barry Road before coming in. 

It’s below freezing, and will stay that way until at least Friday afternoon, more likely Saturday. Not that I’m going very far, just up and down I-29 between Zona Rosa and the hotel, although I may venture north to Platte City at some point to go the Price Chopper there. I kept forgetting about that one the last time I stayed near KCI; I kept going to the one in Liberty, which is a very nice store, don’t get me wrong. However, I probably should save the gas and just venture up I-29. 

I just played “Do They Know It’s Christmas” on the jukebox. I don’t know why, but I’m feeling more festive in 2016 than I did in previous years. Being here at Buffalo Wild Wings helps a lot, as did seeing Robb and Dawn yesterday, plus all the people I know who work here. I’ve also got “Last Christmas” by Wham queued. 

Tori is always glad to see me, not only because I tip her well, but because I play music she likes. I have received many compliments on my musical selection. Robb and Dawn are not happy with the number of times Rihanna’s “Work” is played. It is nauseating after hearing it once, much less the 28 times per day it is played here. 

Someone wrote “F**K THE RAIDERS” in the snow on a table on the patio at Buffalo Wild Wings. Frankly, this is the most important Raiders-Chiefs game since the 1994 regular season finale, where Kansas City won a winner-take-all showdown in what turned out to be the Raiders’ final game in Los Angeles. The most important Raiders-Chiefs game in Kansas City was the 1991 AFC wild card game, won by the Chiefs 10-6 on a cold day at Arrowhead where it was sleeting. 

Of course, no Chiefs-Raiders game has ever been more important than the one played January 4, 1970. That day, Hank Stram’s Chiefs went to Oakland and beat the Raiders 17-7 to win the last American Football League championship and advance to Super Bowl IV. Of course, the Chiefs went to New Orleans and beat the heavily favored Vikings 23-7. 

Today is the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Flags are appropriately flying at half-mast. 

First two questions of this Buzztime trivia game kicked my butt. Better luck with the third question, then back into the crapper with the fourth. Oh well. I had a perfect score yesterday. It’s not so bad. 

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on December 7, 2016, in National Football League, Personal and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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