Kansas City Chiefs Football

Fans have started to petition the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL) calling for running back Larry Johnson to be stopped from achieving the all time team rushing record. The Kansas City Chiefs from 1989 to 1998 were consistent and well coached by Marty Schottenheimer. Naturally, the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs Carl Peterson decided to relieve Marty Schottenheimer of coaching duties for consistently fielding quality teams that successfully completed NFL seasons. Since the 1998 season the Kansas City Chiefs have had four winning seasons and six losing seasons. Somehow former general manager Carl Peterson thought it was a good idea to replace Marty Schottenheimer after eight winning seasons and two losing seasons. Some of the Kansas City Chief fans miss the winning days of “Marty Ball.”

In the era after Marty Schottenheimer, maybe Scott Pioli should consider taking some time to actually attempt to perform the general manager function for the Kansas City Chiefs. Recruiting players that compete and care about Kansas City would be a good start. Given the salaries being paid finding qualified candidates that care should not be a problem. For a general manager in the NFL accepting the paycheck is not enough in a league based on absolute parity. Any NFL team not bothering to go eight and eight simply demonstrates poor decision making. For the salary paid Scott Pioli an entire team of younger qualified managers could be hired to improve decision making.

Colorado Springs Ice Storms

Without the possibility of leaving the house, now would be the time for a few notes about a series of Saturday/Sunday activities that seemed completely and totally routine. An ice storm hit Colorado Springs during the early hours of the morning. The bank located in the grocery store did not open until about zero nine hundred hours. Before heading to the bank a quick trip to the local mega store provided the possibility of purchasing two high quality furnace filters. A steady rainfall quickly turned into ice as the water made contact with cold surfaces. Naturally, Saturday provides the perfect opportunity to head over to the local branch office of the United States Postal Service to check the PO BOX. After checking the PO BOX the next step in the early mourning traveling process involved depositing a check at the bank and getting a batch of dollar bills to purchase vending machine goodness throughout the week.

Homeownership involves a certain combination of activities… Sometimes people forget the furnace filters require cleaning or replacement every month. Those fire alarms on the ceiling require new batteries at least once a year… normally at least once a year a battery on the fire alarm network will fail by signaling a series of loud single beeps.

Today a very interesting question deserves some consideration. Specifically, “What established best practice methods exist for increasing the efficiency of a standard home hot water heater?” People have developed a variety of different tactics to raise the temperature of water. Apparently, the Bradford White Defender Safety System hot water heater has an energy saving feature… Maybe the solution to getting access to hot water would be to get a timer that controls when the hot water heater operates. Right now, the system provides hot water after the system has operated. During long periods of inactivity the hot water heater does not keep the water heated to an appropriate temperature. The resulting consequence of this problem involves cold showers during the early hours of the mornings. If at some point during the morning hot water has been utilized, then the first shower of the day will involve hot water. The first step in the process of overcoming the hot water problem will probably involve insulating the copper pipes in the basement.

Today will probably involve watching a few NFL games on the HDTV. The satellite television provider DirecTV will be providing access to four games today. In chronological order, the following NFL games will be on television today in Colorado Springs: Raiders/Giants, Cowboys/Chiefs, Patriots/Broncos, and the Colts/Titans.