To the editor:
I would like to convey my displeasure at the Kansas University Athletic Department and particularly Lew Perkins for moving the "home" game to Arrowhead. Somehow this did not feel like a KU football home game. During the game it felt like there were more Missouri fans than KU fans.
Someone informed me that the Chiefs season ticket holders were given first priority. Why? In most respects it did feel like a professional football venue all the way from the parking charges to the hawking beer vendors culminating with the announcer providing in monotone terms each run and pass yardage. His only emotion occurred when he gleefully announced that the Chiefs wanted to thank everyone for a second record attendance. And I thought that this was a KU home football game!
In keeping with the season I would like to nominate Lew Perkins for the Annual Big Turkey Award for removing the home-field advantage from a college football game. Perhaps naively, I still believe in the home-field advantage or the 12th man effect on the home team and this leaves me wondering, what if? By changing venues in the pursuit of more cash Perkins not only sold out the KU fans but also his own football team!