To the editor:
I had the privilege to attend the KU football game against Colorado Saturday. It was unfortunate to hear that derogatory chant from the student section time and again after each KU kickoff, despite the pleas from Coach Mangino to stop.
As a KU alum myself, I can certainly remember the passion I had for KU sports when I was in school, so I can at least try to understand the passion that's behind the chant. But I'm beginning to have an equal passion to those who are continuing forward with chanting that expletive, so let me be frank: You are embarrassing yourselves and this proud school. You are embarrassing your football coach. You are embarrassing the city of Lawrence and the residents who live here. You are embarrassing the alums.
Apparently that may not mean much to you, but to us alums and residents who live in or around this city and have a deep connection to this school, it means quite a lot to us. We consider it important to demonstrate just a little more class at sports venues and to separate ourselves from certain groups at other schools that exhibit similar reprehensible behaviors (hi, Antlers).
It's also pretty ridiculous that the students chose that chant out of a horrible Adam Sandler movie called "The Waterboy," but that's not nearly as important as the stupid, sophomoric chant itself.
Bottom line - you do yourselves, this school, your coach, and the rest of us no favors by continuing with this chant. Enough already.