To the editor:
Lew Perkins is worth every penny Kansas University pays him. He may not have made the sports teams any better or won any championships, but he sure has brought in the bucks. The job he's done selling basketball tickets to those that had the money has been outstanding. His coup to get the Missouri football game played at Arrowhead Stadium for a cool million was phenomenal. Does it get any better?
I think it does. Either the Super Bowl is being played in Lawrence next year or there was a misprint in the Journal-World. Ticket prices for the Kansas-Nebraska game going for $75? Come on. Who's pulling my leg? What kind of joke is this? This isn't one of the Devaney/Osborne teams. This is a Callahan team. You might remember, this is the team that ran a fake punt on fourth down from its own 25-yard line in the second quarter of a bowl game. Oh yeah, pay $75 to see that team play the Jayhawks; I think not.
Lew, I think it's time to be realistic. The game was standing-room only two years ago for $60. But for this price there might be some Husker fans who stay home. I, for one, am a red-blooded Husker lover who will not watch this game at Kansas Memorial Stadium unless you invite me to your vault, excuse me, suite.