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Letters to the Editor

No football?

April 29, 2008

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To the editor:

"An Incredible Year" indeed, for both basketball and football. I don't know who the geniuses are that put the book together, but I am disappointed that they did it without mention of the incredible year our football team had as well. That book was, in my opinion, a collective slap in the face of our football players and coaches.

It should have been called "49 and 4: KU Basketball and Football 2008," and included pictorials chronicling both teams. I understand the difference between winning the Orange Bowl championship and winning the national title outright, but our football season was not exactly chopped liver. Surely they deserved a footnote.

A year like this will probably never come again in our lifetimes, and we missed a real opportunity to document it. What a shame. I am a proud fan of both programs and look forward to next season.

Gene Ramp,

Lawrence

Comments

thebcman 5 years, 11 months ago

Can this piece of propaganda really be considered a book?Doesn't it consist entirely of newspaper articles that were already printed? Sounds like a lame excuse for the World Company to pad their bottom line.Hey Gene Gene, the Ranting Machine ... here's a thought. Go thru the archives here and print out all the articles relating to the football season. There's yer book.

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logicsound04 5 years, 11 months ago

I like how the advertisement for the book in question is running right beside the LTE complaining about the book.Complaining about the content of a book published by a private enterpries for the purposes of making money is insane. Perhaps if this book was issued by the University of Kansas, who has somewhat of an obligation to recognize the achievements of all (to a point) it's students accomplishments, there would be cause for an issue.However, the World company obviously decided that a Kansas Basketball book was a worthwhile product to release and that a Football book wasn't.Perhaps Gene should write and publish his own book.

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Boeing 5 years, 11 months ago

How big of a fan can you be if you don't think we can have another fantastic season like this one "in our lifetime"? I mean, unless you're 103 years old, stop being Negative Nancy over there. Think positive, think repeat.

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Confrontation 5 years, 11 months ago

"49 and 4: KU Basketball and Football 2008,"That's the most idiotic title for a book. Why not call it, "We Won a Lot, but We Still Lost 4"? How about, "4 Losses Broke Our Hearts"? Even better, "Football Prints Its Own Book and Gene Stops Crying."

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

Lotta trouble refreshing 2 pull my comments back on...but gotta do whut a mans gotta do!

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

C`mon refresh! XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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paavopetie 5 years, 11 months ago

Top things to complain about in Lawrence, Kansas:1. Lost revenue for moving the KU/MU game to Kansas City.Check.2. How the roads in Lawrence are like a third-world country.Check.3. The school district is spending too much money on athletics.Check.4. The city commission isn't doing anything.Check.5. The KU football team wasn't included in a parade.Check.6. The KU football team wasn't included in some book.Check.Hmm, I'll give you a hint to the three complaints that don't really matter... they all have to do with football!

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le 5 years, 11 months ago

just a short time ago I remember that checkers store gave away free tickets to the football games cuz attendence was so lame! Now every one is steppin all over each other 2 get a ticket! If lawrence truly had a good fan base they would have never gotten 2 that lame time in K.U. history! I find it amusing that people only come out and show support when a team is on top! What does that tell you about loyalty? Everyone wants 2 ride on someone elses coattails when succsess is involved and think that they are a part of that succsess...Where were you when they needed your support when they were unpopular? Fans suck!

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agilla 5 years, 11 months ago

AMEN, Gene. We should have had a parade for the football team, too. I'm looking forward to KU football, which is a first for me :0) I used to just "anticipate" the KU football season. Congratulations, KU football team, and thanks for an awesome season! ROCK CHALK!

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rammy 5 years, 11 months ago

give it a rest , genequit whininggeez

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