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Would you be more likely to watch the Kansas City Wizards if they moved to De Soto?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 20, 2006

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“No. I want them to stay in Kansas City because I live there, and it’s more convenient to take my kids there.”

Photo of Garry Stewart

“Yeah. Everything is on the other side of Kansas City, and I don’t want to drive through all that. Sure, I’d watch them if they were closer.”

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“Yes. I have young children, and that would be a fun activity for them. They love soccer.”

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“I don’t think it would make that much of a difference to me.”

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classclown 9 years, 3 months ago

Nope. I don't watch third world kickball so it would make no difference to me where it is played. Except I'd hate to see highway 10 get clogged up with the 10 or 12 extra vehicles on it going to watch them.

Linda Aikins 9 years, 3 months ago

Sure would!! (I hope this doesn't get posted twice - OTS been vewy vewy stwange watewy.)

Jayhawk226 9 years, 3 months ago

The question should be:

Which Kansas City "team" will be the first to pack up and ship out?:

Kansas City Brigade? Kansas City Wizards?

craigers 9 years, 3 months ago

I enjoy playing soccer and watching it, so I guess if it was closer then maybe I would go see them play.

sunflower_sue 9 years, 3 months ago

OK, the OTS wants me to be Craigers today. Let's see if whoever posts next gets to be sunflower_sue. Strange things afoot.

lunacydetector 9 years, 3 months ago

how come lawrence didn't try for this soccer deal? too far away, or is our town full of too many retread hippies who don't want growth ? - or both?

sgtwolverine 9 years, 3 months ago

Well, I'm sgtwolverine, but apparently I'm bankboy now, too. I may begin to doubt my own identity. Is LJW going to provide psychiatrists for the inevitable mental breakdowns resulting from this chaos?

sgtwolverine 9 years, 3 months ago

Well, I was getting kind of worried that two bankboys couldn't exist in one place, but now it says I'm Tom_F0olery.

But thanks for letting me invade your name, bankboy. I mean, not that you really had a choice in it or anything, but still.

RonBurgandy 9 years, 3 months ago

This is cool, I am Tom_F0olery and I am supposed to be RonBurgandy.

acg 9 years, 3 months ago

why does my thing say tom foolery? This is acg, dammit! I'm not quite myself today. hehee

acg 9 years, 3 months ago

To answer the question, no I wouldn't go to Desoto to see the Wizards play, but then I'm not a fan of soccer so that's just me. How much does this weather suck? From tornadoes to ice balls. You gotta love KS!

sgtwolverine 9 years, 3 months ago

Well, if you think about it, Tom_F0olery is actually quite appropriate for this username mess. That must be the explanation.

Although now I'm blessed3x.

lunacydetector 9 years, 3 months ago

drudge report gets like 15-20 million visitors a day. this is great publicity for our city.

sunflower_sue 9 years, 3 months ago

Oh Goody! Now I'm blessed3x...wonder what my 4th blessing will be???

sunflower_sue 9 years, 3 months ago

who will I be next? Now, it's just not posting my posts. (We'll see if this one makes it)

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

Well, you guys may think you're bankboy, tom foolery, or sunny sue's sexy other half, but you all appear as yourselves.

I think the LJW server was smoking some serious weed this morning!

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

Now I'm TOB!

What the heck is going on here?

sunflower_sue 9 years, 3 months ago

Oh joy! I hit the jack pot!!! I'm TOB! I'm darned tired of changing all these crappy baby diapers. What have I gotten myself into? But, since my wife wears the pants in the family, I'll just shut up and do as she says. I gotta go clean toilets now.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

And now it's not letting me (avholdonaminutejmlk) post anything

irnmadn88 9 years, 3 months ago

Soccer is a global sport. Live a little. Get out of Oz once in a while. No wonder Kansas is a zit on the hind quarter of every joke.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

It's not letting me post either, as TOB or myself!!

bankboy119 9 years, 3 months ago

Sweet, I'm Bob now. TOB that is. This name thing is hilarious. At least we're not posting under each other's names. That would be weird.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

Wait. Now I see all of the posts it wouldn't let me see before!

Seriously, someone is playing games with us.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

This is truly wierd. I'm gettin' out of here!

sgtwolverine 9 years, 3 months ago

"Global" sports don't have to be popular everywhere. It's fine for soccer to be irrelevant in Kansas, just like it's fine for basketball to be irrelevant elsewhere.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

Ok, sorry for all of the repetitive venting of frustrations, but none of my posts were showing up for me.

sgtwolverine 9 years, 3 months ago

Now it's not letting me stay signed in. I can post, but then it makes me fill out my name and password each time. I liked the random name generator thing better. It was almost like hoping for an honor -- "will my name be the next one chosen to represent everyone?"

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

Ever noticed how the OTS comments counter isn't the same on all the pages. For instance, it says (last I checked) 55 comments on the home page, but only 32 if you scroll up the side of the page we're on now.

Spooky.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

I just tried to log in again, and now I'm stgwolverine!

Linda Aikins 9 years, 3 months ago

I was militant last week, but didn't pay much attention. It was my chance for fame!

Hahaha Kevin Finnerty. That was a great one!

I'm also finding that i have to reinput my username every time. One cookie short of a sleeve.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

At least it's letting me stay logged in, now. I was having the same trouble as sgtwolverine. When it said I was TOB, I tried to go in and change all of his profile info, but it would open mine instead. Bummer!

Linda Aikins 9 years, 3 months ago

WOO HOO!! Now I'm avjhtoosexyformyshirtmlk!!!

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

As Napoleon Dynamite would say, "Yesssssss!"

sgtwolverine 9 years, 3 months ago

Whoa. It's telling me I'm avhjmlk. We swapped identities.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 9 years, 3 months ago

I think we've answered the question.

The Wizards are so irrelevant that we'd rather discuss technical difficulities with the web site.

The Wizards in DeSoto? "Puppet show & Spinal Tap" [We'll see who 'gets' the reference]

trinity 9 years, 3 months ago

YEEHAW, i am now avhjmlk! :)

wow, freakydeaky...is it DADA day over there in lawrence??

btw-nahhhh, don't care to watch the wizards, be it in KC, DeSoto, LeLoup...now, maybe Stull would be appropriate? ;)

trinity 9 years, 3 months ago

harumph...no postie as avhjmlk, or the "real" me-trinity! will the real trinity please step forward...brings to mind a reeeaaalllly old game show!

trinity 9 years, 3 months ago

what the deuce is goin' on here??

oy, put dowwwn the pipe&slowly step away from the keyboard. (note to self!)

trinity 9 years, 3 months ago

ruh-roh...apologies all 'round for the manic posting! i just made fresh cookies, anybody want some?? (guilt offerings, hah)

Lib_ee12 9 years, 3 months ago

  • as trinity and avhjmk - Whoa!! This IS really weird!! I'm a lurker; I rarely post, but right now I'm invading someone else's ID. What would be even more weird is if someone posted as me!! No one would know because I'm a lurker!!! laughs wildly

Purell 9 years, 3 months ago

Wizards......website trouble...there's some bad magic afoot. I hope I don't end up as marion or Lulu

Lib_ee12 9 years, 3 months ago

My comment was so clever too! Now I can't even see it! At least trinity is a good name to post under

RonBurgandy 9 years, 3 months ago

Actually, it's days like this that are so much fun just to screw around on the internet.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

It just tried to tell me that I'm wolfman. And then, when I clicked on "edit profile," there was no info there at all, which leads me to believe that either: a) my info has disappeared, or b) I could have actually entered info for wolfman...

trinity 9 years, 3 months ago

welcome to my world purell! :D

it's a happy lil' place.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

Well, at least the comment counters are a little closer in value now...

acg 9 years, 3 months ago

I was thinking days like this were good for staying in a warm bed with a big blankie and an unlimited amount of popcorn and bad old B horror movies.

trinity 9 years, 3 months ago

why thank you lib_ee! :D

this is toooo fun; wish it'd last until beerthirty, that'd REALLY be a riot!

trinity 9 years, 3 months ago

hey i'm jealous, i'm not a bob! :p s'ok, wrong plumbing anyhoo...

trinity 9 years, 3 months ago

i must be nobody now, none of my clever witty posts are posting! :*(

sgtwolverine 9 years, 3 months ago

Well, trinity, it may not be a lil' place right now -- I'm there, too.

trinity 9 years, 3 months ago

heh, sgtwolverine-i've always kinda liked your nickname!

i feel like sybil all of a sudden.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

Site editor--if you're paying attention to this, please have someone address it. It's fun for us to joke back and forth with each other, but when we end up having the ability to alter each other's ID profile (which I could have just done to sunflower_sue), it becomes a problem.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

I just became Leo_LaRue. Who the hell is that?

sgtwolverine 9 years, 3 months ago

Hey, I've always kinda liked my nickname, too. I wish I could find the guy who gave it to me. I just heard him refer to me as Sgt. Wolverine after a Michigan basketball game (those stalwarts of the NIT) a couple years ago. "Look, kids," he said, "it's Sergeant Wolverine!" I never even saw him.

But now I'm one_more_bob. Funny -- my dad's name is Bob.

Purell 9 years, 3 months ago

OMB Here now...

I think KU actually won, but the scoreboard had this same problem

Purell 9 years, 3 months ago

I'm OMB....No wait now I'm sgtwolverine...now I'm Ronburgandy

I'm schizo

I think KU actually won, but the scoreboard had this same problem

RonBurgandy 9 years, 3 months ago

TOB - I think that place makes paper containers for things like ice cream and stuff like that. I am not sure though, just heard that somewhere.

craigers 9 years, 3 months ago

Sweet, I didn't notice but now I am Tom Foolery. Maybe the LJWOnline has a virus?

Linda Aikins 9 years, 3 months ago

avhjwhoareyoumlk, I was just you and I edited your profile to say your favorite TV show was Sesame Street. IF you can get there, see if it did alter it.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

Maybe they're doing this on purpose...

Linda Aikins 9 years, 3 months ago

GET OVER IT PEOPLE!!! It 's just our identity. Good grief. There are such worse things than compromised identities, bumper balloons, and roundabouts. I lived in California for 10 years before I moved here and THEY knew how to drive around them. Gawd!!

Kansas people are so narrow minded and hick-ish. I'm embarassed to live here with all of you nitwits.

(how was that????)

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

Well, now I've just been Gootsie and craigers.

And no, Gootsie, I don't think it says that my fave show is Sesame Street...

craigers 9 years, 3 months ago

I just clicked on Gootsie and it said the same things on the profile as avhjmlk except now the favorite show was Sesame Street. This is really wierd. I better check my profile now!!!

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

Gootsie, are you trying to be craigers?

Linda Aikins 9 years, 3 months ago

So we are all posting at the same time and it gets us confused?? I was hoping it didn't, avhkmlk, because that meant we could change each others' profiles. None of us really want that.

And I'm craigers now too!

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

Well, when I click on (highlighted) "avhjmlk" above one of my posts, or log in as myself and try to edit my own profile, Sesame Street doesn't show up (thought that's a pretty funny test, I have to admit!), so I don't think any of this strangeness is leaving any lasting effects, other than on our sanity...

sgtwolverine 9 years, 3 months ago

I was craigers, but then it logged me out again.

Sometimes it seems to have something to do with usernames that recently posted. But then it comes up with some totally unfamiliar name.

I think they gave the LJW offices open lunch, and they're all speeding to Taco Bell. I'm sure they'll be back late.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

And now I seem to be remaining as myself...Maybe they actually fixed it.

trinity 9 years, 3 months ago

can i sue ljw for causing an identity crisis?

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

Interesting that no one from JLW staff has made any sort of comment on the board telling us to duck and cover, or something like that...

trinity 9 years, 3 months ago

hey i'm gootsie now! :)

gootsie toogie stogie toes stie got gots oogie gooie

;)

sgtwolverine 9 years, 3 months ago

That must have been one good log-in, Gootsie -- now I'm you.

trinity 9 years, 3 months ago

FINALLY, i have the Tom_FOolery tag! i feel as though i've arrived.

breeze 9 years, 3 months ago

Gootsie,

How do you like this weather? You see, I am now Gootsie and today's predicted high is 94 degrees, sunny & bright. Don't worry, some of Lawrence's wretched winter weather is due to arrive here in a couple of days and cool us off to the 70s during the day. Thanks for that one!

Breeze, Gootsie, someone

Linda Aikins 9 years, 3 months ago

Trinity finity fo finity Banana fana fo finity Fe Fi Mo minity Trinity

Linda Aikins 9 years, 3 months ago

I know there are lots of Gootsies in my head. Now they have invaded OTS. Or have they???....

trinity 9 years, 3 months ago

i dunno gootsie, i'd tell you to ask trinity but she is currently avhjmlk.

ps-the name game, THAT ROCKED! :)

RonBurgandy 9 years, 3 months ago

I feel so honored that someone was me that wasn't really me at one time today on this board.

sgtwolverine 9 years, 3 months ago

It seems like it's fixed. I've been me for a little while now.

It's kind of sad. I mean, the whole name-swapping thing was really the sole conversational stimulation for today, as the question seemed to interest almost no one.

RonBurgandy 9 years, 3 months ago

Well then, to answer the question - No. I do not like to watch soccer.

Linda Aikins 9 years, 3 months ago

Much better. How many of you emailed LJW to tell them?

I did.

angelofmine 9 years, 3 months ago

Good gracious, what is going on in here today?!?! LOL

RonBurgandy 9 years, 3 months ago

I am what I am and that's all that I am.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

This is a test. This is only a test.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

Ooh! It worked! I'm still me, in mind, body, and OTSpirit!

bankboy119 9 years, 3 months ago

Yay, I'm me again!

Tom,

You are correct.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

Now that we're all ourselves again, we can return to our regularly scheduled activity of being critical of the people who were foolish enough to be interviewed for OTS. Yippee!

sgtwolverine 9 years, 3 months ago

I don't know if I can criticize Caleb Mavity. He was clearly honest (the only way he could have gotten any simpler would have been to say, "I don't care," and that probably wouldn't have made the cut), and there's no doubt about what his job title means.

sunflower_sue 9 years, 3 months ago

avhjyourocksistamlk, thanks for not altering my ego. I would hate for anyone to think I'm anything but the quiet, reserved soccer mom that I am. (Well, my kids don't actually play soccer, but you get it.) That really was fun while it lasted but you're right about getting into personal content. Good thing LJW wasn't handing out passwords as well!

Soccer question: Don't like soccer...that's why my kids don't play. There are far more productive things to do, like, watching paint dry.

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

sunny--I'll not alter your personal information anytime you want!

RonBurgandy 9 years, 3 months ago

I just thought DeSoto was the McDonald's, gas station, Sonic, and Taco Bell I drive by everyday...

Jacob Kaplan-Moss 9 years, 3 months ago

Whoa, it looks like lots of you got affected by that bug this morning :)

Sorry about that, guys -- we had our hands full trying to deal with all the traffic coming from Drudge, and made a little mistake that ended up with y'all being logged in as the wrong users.

As you can see we've fixed the problem; thanks for bearing with us!

avhjmlk 9 years, 3 months ago

bobo secondo--that's about the best description anyone could come up with. That, or a house of mirrors.

bmwjhawk 9 years, 3 months ago

I'd be more likely to watch the Wizards if they changed their sport to women's curling.

Linda Aikins 9 years, 3 months ago

What a fun day! All of us Gootsies thank you!

Or is it Gootsii?

who_do_u_want_me_2_be 9 years, 3 months ago

"OMB- There most certainly was. Can't remember the details but it seemed like the developers were of the shady persuasion and it died."

I thought that was the definition of developer...persons of shady persuasion.

who_do_u_want_me_2_be 9 years, 3 months ago

consistently_voluminous ; 7:52...some "Oops" are just too ironically funny aren't they, I HATE it when that happens.

Does anyone find it amusing that the onslaught of a large number of conservatives got the better of LJW this morning? Good job and thanks for the info Jacob!

batting outrageously long eyelashes:D

sgtwolverine 9 years, 3 months ago

Yeah, I know first days of seasons aren't defined by the weather, but realistically, we define seasons by the weather. It may technically be spring, but it won't actually be spring for anyone until things start turning green and it's warmer outside. In that sense, we really need two first days of spring: actual and perceived.

Hey, send Horner on up here. I'm always up for a good laugh. It's always fun to see what serious title they're going to give some storm ("Blizzard 2006! Watch out, Dennis Quaid is on his way to New York to save his son now! It's going to be rough!" Maybe even 4 inches! Stay tuned as we save your lives.")

I also am amused that we expect to be able to really accurately predict something like the weather. Sometimes the weather is just going to be like George Mason, and a lot of people are going to be wrong.

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