Archive for Saturday, July 20, 2013

Letter: Not a ‘war’

July 20, 2013


To the editor:

The old newspaper adage, “If it bleeds, it leads” lives on at the Lawrence Journal-World, even if it was 150 years ago. 

I take offense to the (July 17) headline, “Mizzou’s Pinkel pines for return of Border War.” You did not quote Coach Pinkel using the term “War.” So the “rivalry formerly known as the Border War” is to be resurrected by this paper now? “War is hell;” a football game is not. You are cheapening the brave that went before that have fought in real “war.” Why is this paper using this term that Kansas University specifically requested in 2004 to be dropped as a descriptive of the football game? No one ever died in a Kansas/Missouri football game. Shame on you for the insensitivity shown and for snubbing the university’s request.

Note to editor, it is spelled “Missouri.” You  should look within at these kinds of offenses because it makes hollow this paper’s desire for civil discourse.


Bruce Bertsch 2 years, 4 months ago

The late Don Fambrough would disagree. To him it was always "a damn war".

Matthew Herbert 2 years, 4 months ago

Lighten up- the LJW didn't invent the term and I highly doubt the editor has a deep rooted warmonger motivation. You're losing your cool over semantics which suggests to me that perhaps it is time to take up a hobby.

rtwngr 2 years, 4 months ago

In the words of Sgt. Hulka, "LIghten up, Stephen."

Leslie Swearingen 2 years, 4 months ago

Have a cold Popsicle, its a good treat on a hot day.

Sam Crow 2 years, 4 months ago

I would submit that if the writer does "take offense" to that, he takes offense to many many other things.

Jim Fisher 2 years, 4 months ago

Mr. Miller must have had a bad bowl of cereal with his newspaper that day.

mom_of_three 2 years, 4 months ago

While it is spelled "Missouri," "Mizzou" is on all of their uniforms. If they call themselves Mizzou, why shouldn't the sports writer?

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