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Rude response

January 17, 2006

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To the editor:

I do not get angry at people I do not know very easily. However, Saturday was an exception. I attended the incredibly depressing Kansas University vs. K-State men's basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse. During one of the early TV time-outs in the first half, two people were introduced: Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Sam Brownback. As Gov. Sebelius was shown on the screen, people began to boo. It was faint at first, almost inaudible. It grew until it could not be unnoticed. Then, Sen. Brownback was announced. The boos were extremely audible and quite rude.

I have been attending KU basketball games since I was 6 years old, and Saturday was the first time I can remember ever hearing boos that were not directed at the opposing team. Norm Stewart, the long-time coach of the Missouri Tigers, was lauded and cheered by the KU fans upon his retirement. To see a senator and the governor booed at a Kansas University athletic event is simply tactless and offensive.

Everyone always talks about the class that the KU fans have, but apparently, that was checked at the door Saturday.

Luke Henry,

Lawrence

Comments

Speakout 8 years, 11 months ago

Perhaps the fans had a reason to boo these two. I would boo Sen Brownback for his unflegding support of Pres Bush who has gotten America into the pit. His politics are against every ideal Americans believe.

nottheoneyouknow 8 years, 11 months ago

So let me see if I understand this correctly - when our Governor, a Democrat, was booed, that was the liberals? Or are you arguing that was polite booing by conservatives, while the booing for Brownback by "The Left" (cue the ominous soundtrack) , was "quite rude"?

Rightthinker (an oxymoron if ever I saw one) and Arminius, did you stop to read the story before launching your screeds?

And finally, isn't it a bit ludicrous to imply booing of opponents is ok, while citing the "class act that the KU fans have"?

popabob1954 8 years, 11 months ago

Personally speaking, I resent the fact that I pay good money to attent the KU Jayhawk game and it is just for that purpose. I resent the fact that the administration at the university take advantage of this time that I paid for and force upon me the political figures of the day. If I wanted to hear politicians ramble I certainly would not pay money for the priviledge. I pay out the nose to the political system as it is. How about at the next game we bring in Jessee Jackson & Pat Robertson for a forced 1/2 time entertainment program.

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