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With Nebraska and Colorado leaving the Big 12, should we change the lyrics to the Jayhawk fight song?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 18, 2010

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Photo of Rodd Engel

“Yeah, they should change it. … It won’t be as big because they’re not in the conference anymore.”

Photo of Kassidie Kramer

“I don’t think so. It’s been tradition for so long.”

Photo of Willie Wilkerson

“We were still part of the Big 8 once. … It shouldn’t happen, really.”

Photo of Zach Losey

“Yeah. … If they left us, they should leave our song, too.”

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RoeDapple 7 years, 10 months ago

Sure! I propose instead of singing about the competition between sports teams, instead sing about corporate greed, destroying the fan base in favor of bloated salaries and underused sports complexes, and under the table deals! Why pussyfoot around? Sing about what is really important, cutting each others throats while climbing to the top! Hey, while you're at it, throw in a verse about surrounding yourself with lackeys who can take the blame if everything goes in the toilet. Call it,"I knew you when you were nothing,and you still are".

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jonas_opines 7 years, 10 months ago

Does our fight song have reference to those two?

I suppose after 13 years here (& holy god I hadn't thought about it but has it been that long?) I should know our fight song. Oh well

Jeff Cuttell 7 years, 10 months ago

The Cornhuskers wailed on us most of the time. We only won twice since I was born. They will be at the top of the Big 10/12 soon. Especially since the West of that conf is the weak side. They will probably playing for a conf championship the first year and probably this year in the Big 12/10.

persevering_gal 7 years, 10 months ago

It's a tradition. I say leave it. No one sings the words other than "I'm a Jay, Jay, Jay, Jay, Jayhawk" because everyone is so focused on the clapping part anyway!

labmonkey 7 years, 10 months ago

It could say something about stomping on local, Lawrence businesses... first by moving the Border War to KCMO then bullying joecollege out of business.

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