Archive for November 21st, 2007

21
Nov
07

Classic Fam…

A primer for everyone interested in the big game Satuday…

Here is an exerpt from another CNNSI piece:

But honestly, I think the bile runs deeper beneath the Kansas-Mizzou set-to, a rivalry with roots reaching back to an actual guerrilla war. This week, Mizzou students have been sporting T-shirts depicting the depredations of William Quantrill, who once led a band of pro-slavery irregulars on a raid of Lawrence, killing an estimated 150 citizens. The shirt, which I haven’t seen, is said to depict that murderous raid, along with the word, “Scoreboard.”

Wow. Kind of makes that old Jayhawk staple, “Muck Fizzou,” seem tasteful by comparison.

A few years ago, officials at both Kansas and Mizzou decided to rename the rivalry known for decades as The Border War. “Showdown my ass,” growls ex-Jayhawks football coach Don Fambrough, still vigorous and profane at 85. Coach Fam speaks for many Kansas fans when he continues, “It’s a goddam war. And they started it!”

And here is a classic Fam speech he gave a few years ago

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21
Nov
07

Of the things to be thankful for….

KU on SI cover

21
Nov
07

Jude’s first soccer practice

We’re in Amarillo for Jude’s first Thanksgiving and it was only a matter of time when his granddad “Bake” broke out the soccer ball.




Photos on Flickr

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