To the editor:
The Kansas-Missouri football game is to be played at Arrowhead in 2007 and 2008.
Lew Perkins: "We're very sensitive to our merchants. They've been very good to us. But we feel that having seven home games is showing them that we care. Hopefully they can understand."
I am not a merchant, but if I were, what I would understand is that Lew Perkins doesn't give a hoot about the merchants. It is laughable that he should say that surely merchants will understand because "we are bringing you seven football games." Four of those games, for which there will be a high ticket price, are hardly worth walking across the street to see. If I were a merchant, KU's athletic department would never see another dollar of support from me.
If we had a chancellor with any guts, he would have put a stop to this nonsense. The best thing that could happen for the long-term for the entire university would be the dismissal of Perkins and the chancellor.
Emerson L. Hazlett,