Letters to the Editor

Tough crowd

February 2, 2010


To the editor:

While reading Chuck Woodling’s column (Jan. 27) about KU’s Gridiron Club, I was stunned when I came upon his comments aimed at new football coach Turner Gill. Is Mr. Woodling a psychic? Is he a fortune teller? How can he know that Mr. Gill is a “triple and probably more of a ground rule double” hire? Why is Mr. Woodling attacking Mr. Gill before he has even been given a chance? Mr. Woodling, are you mean-natured or just having a bad writing day? Mr. Gill, I have not met you, but I believe in you. Good luck in Lawrence; they can be a tough crowd to please.


anon1958 8 years, 4 months ago

Woodling is just limited in his intellectual ability and really has never written anything worthwhile in all his years at the JW. His style is innuendo and he criticized the former women's basketball coach frequently for no apparent reason. He made fun of Mangino's weight problem before Mangino ever set foot in Lawrence.

Woodling is the quintessential small time tiny town sports writer that by accident lucked into a job in a town with some significant sport commodities. He is way over his head, which is sad because writing a sport column is not exactly what one considers deep journalistic water.

Stuart Evans 8 years, 4 months ago

I think it's because sports fanatics are a special breed. Most get personally offended by the simplest of moves. I've never understood how someone with no vested financial interest, and has never sweated a day on the field, can get so emotionally charged over some of this. Regardless of what you may believe, the fans are not the biggest part of any team.

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