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Letters to the Editor

Unhappy fans

November 30, 2007

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To the editor:

My wife and I were extremely disappointed in the "Border Showdown" on Saturday. The whole situation was poorly handled by the Chiefs organization, starting with the hourlong wait getting into the stadium (two hours for some) and not having security or stadium personnel in our section to deal with the many problems we observed.

The behavior of the fans, from both sides, was exacerbated by the alcohol consumed at Arrowhead. This wouldn't be a problem at Memorial Stadium. Judging by the behavior we observed, this certainly wasn't a family event! The extra revenue this game generated certainly wasn't worth what the average fan had to endure.

Besides, winning would bring the money into the Athletic Department. We could have, and should have, experienced College Game Day on the KU campus. Certainly more fans would've attended. I have already contacted the Athletic Department to say we will NOT be going to next year's game!

Bruce Johnston,

Lawrence

Comments

unklemonkey 6 years, 4 months ago

"We could have, and should have, experienced College Game Day on the KU campus."


Do you think anyone expected that KU would have this kind of season? Before the season, I don't think College GameDay was planning on covering a Kansas-Missouri football game on the most important week of the football season. It's not Lew's fault Lawrence, KS didn't get the ESPN coverage.

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del888 6 years, 4 months ago

The biggest problem was the traffic. I hope they (Arrowhead) install a couple of roundabouts before next year's game.

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pomegranate 6 years, 4 months ago

You people need to quit all your whining about the game now. It is over until next year. Get yourselves involved in the meantime, and try to change things. This subject is old and tired.

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The_Original_Bob 6 years, 4 months ago

"My wife and I were extremely disappointed in the "Border Showdown" on Saturday. "

I'm sorry, but it is the Border War. Please refrain from KU approved PC BS.

Even if the game was in Lawrence, the same amount of alcohol (if not more) would have been consumed. $7 plastic cups of draft Bud Light sold in the 1st half probably caused more indegestion than anything.

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thanksforcoming 6 years, 4 months ago

Sweet you and your wife complain and aren't going. That will open up a couple seats for people who haven't ever seen a college football game. I am glad you won't be there. WE WENT 11-1!!! QUIT COMPLAINING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! People drink at football games, NOOOOOOO!! Not a family event because of the alcohol??? What about the group of guys on the field beating the hell out of each other. If you are looking for a moral family event, go to a Disney movie. Football without alcohol is violent anyway. Stop complaining.

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LogicMan 6 years, 4 months ago

Lew, be a big man and admit publicly that you were "had". And then don't do it again.

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Richard Heckler 6 years, 4 months ago

Bring it all home. The fun,excitement and tax revenue. There are some long time downtown business people, although quiet, who feel the same way. At least one of the business operations likely feels no significant sales impact however the owner feels college games should be played on a college campus thus supporting the community as well.

Since when is Lawrence,Kansas not in need of tax revenue to fix and finance infrastructure that KU students make use of daily?

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