It has been 10 months since the confetti fluttered in south Florida’s Hard Rock Stadium, since the Kansas City Chiefs ended their fitful, half-century quest for a second Super Bowl championship. Now, they’re trying to become first NFL franchise in 16 years to repeat.
Harry S. Truman was scarcely prepared to assume the presidency upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in April 1945. He’d been vice president for all of 82 days. Seldom in that time had he made contact with FDR. The onetime Missouri haberdasher now would have to help form the post-World War II environment in Europe, where victory was weeks away.
You might be steeped in Kansas City’s cowtown heritage, but how about the finer details – like the anatomical accuracy of the landmark, 5,500-pound fiberglass bull mounted 90 feet above Mulkey Square? There’s a Kentucky Derby-winning racehorse buried in a suburban cul-de-sac? What makes this the best place to ride out Armageddon?