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What is the farthest you have traveled to attend a sporting event?

Asked at Dillons, 1740 Mass. on July 14, 2011

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Photo of John Nelson

“Just a St. Louis Cardinals game in St. Louis from Topeka.”

Photo of Kiska Austin

“Oh, easy. Twelve-hundred miles. Oakland Raiders. From Lawrence to Oakland. Once a year I make that drive.”

Photo of Kerry Wheeler

“The only sporting event I go to is 10 steps out my back door to the ball diamond.”

Photo of Cameron Kasten

“I farthest I’ve ever gone is 45 minutes to Kansas City for a Royals game from here.”


labmonkey 6 years, 10 months ago

Kiska must be loading up on batteries to throw at opposing fans.

RoeDapple 6 years, 10 months ago

Went over to the neighbor's to help break up a gerbil fight a few days ago. Turns out they were mating. (The gerbils, not the neighbors) They didn't know the difference, being city folks. Stayed for a while, drank a few beers and watched them mate (still the gerbils) while providing color commentary. They were good sports about it.

RoeDapple 6 years, 10 months ago

Went to a bunch of KU football games while the kids went to school there. Not for the football, but for the half time show. Go BAND!! They both played brass, no cymbals.

RoeDapple 6 years, 10 months ago

I did go to a few Chiefs games back in the '70's when a friend was playing for the Steelers. The Steelers were really playing some great ball back then. Don't remember much about the other team.

RoeDapple 6 years, 10 months ago

It's only a couple of miles to the sandbar golf ball shooting range. Getting to be a bit warm out there now but this fall I will be back.

OTSPolice 6 years, 10 months ago

Actually, you called him an ass. That got your remark removed.

Mary Darst 6 years, 10 months ago

TCU twice to watch the Hawks. Once for BB, once for Foorball. Going to Emporia for State Softball on Friday. Grandaughter plays. Going to be reeeaaallly hot.

schula 6 years, 10 months ago

To St Louis for a Cardinals baseball game

RoeDapple 6 years, 10 months ago

"This could bring my presidency down . . I will not yield on this!"

I think you're right T_O_B. Never played a game of poker in his life.

Terry Sexton 6 years, 10 months ago

When my sis & her family lived in Atlanta, my wife & I would drive from here to visit them over the Fourth of July weekend & run in the Peachtree 10k roadrace. More than 50,000 folks participate in it every year. They get some really elite road racers in that thing. All the hotshots were already past the finish line before we made it to the start.
Nowadays, the best I can muster is about 3 miles before I'm pretty well spent - and some of that is at a walk. Sometimes that 3 miles seems a lot longer than the drive to Atlanta.

wmathews 6 years, 10 months ago

I guess I've intentionally traveled to Newark twice to watch Sporting vs. Red Bulls games, but when I studied abroad in Italy we went to a Florence vs. Milan game. That was bananas.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 10 months ago

We all knew you couldn't stay away from, Whitney!

wmathews 6 years, 10 months ago

Oh you know, just crazy soccer fans being crazy soccer fans.

Royals 6 years, 10 months ago

Toronto to see the Royals play the Blue Jays. But I was also visiting my sister in Rochester, NY.

I've also seen the Royals in Seattle, Arlington, TX, Chicago (Wrigley Field vs the Cubs in interleague play) & Minneapolis, MN.

RoeDapple 6 years, 10 months ago

Is it disrespectful to call chicks broads?

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 10 months ago

I don't know, RodDapple, but I think you could check by calling a woman a "broad" right in her face and see how she reacts!

FlintlockRifle 6 years, 10 months ago

Spain to a bull fight, old bull won the first round===ugly, once was enough

SEsco10 6 years, 10 months ago

I took my talents to South Beach & Miami to watch KU in the Orange Bowl in 2008

xyz 6 years, 10 months ago

Basketball travels: last December: KU at Berkeley, CA 1980: KU at the Superdome few years ago: Croatian national team vs. Serbian national team at Zagreb, Croatia (first time I've been to a basketball games where the guards carried machine guns)

Terry Sexton 6 years, 10 months ago

Hold your ground, autie. We may not be les meilleurs amis with the odiferous surrender monkeys, but remembering Bastille Day seems apropos considering these trying times with Cedar Crested Sam. A tip of the ol’ ball cap to all those Pierre’s who wouldn’t put up with that cake eatin’ crap.
I get a kick outa Louie XIV, though, so supremely ridiculous. Sun God my left cheek. Besides that, there’s Cannes, the French Riviera & Bridgette Bardot. And don’t forget the Eiffel Tower & the City of Lights. We’ll always have Paris, autie. We’ll always have Paris.

Mike Ford 6 years, 10 months ago

we've gone to OKC Thunder games in OKC last two seasons.

Kaw Pickinton 6 years, 10 months ago

1996 Monaco Grand Prix - almost 10K miles round trip

Kendall Simmons 6 years, 10 months ago

To Fenway to sit on the Green Monster and watch them raise the 2004 World Series pennant!!

(The 2008 Orange Bowl was great fun, too :-)

LadyJ 6 years, 10 months ago

I went to the Redneck Olympics to watch cuzin Jethro compete in the Bobbing for pigs feet contest. Here he is getting 2nd place

LadyJ 6 years, 10 months ago

Since Granny Ellie, and Uncle Billy have moved in with cuzin Jethro, he had to add a couple of levels to his house

Stephanie Hull 6 years, 10 months ago

to New York for a Yankees game -- back in the 1999 when the incredibly handsome Tino Martinez was playing first base

AnnieinKC 6 years, 10 months ago

The farthest I've gone is to my arm chair.

JNguyen 6 years, 10 months ago

Maimi in 08 for the KU/VT Orange Bowl!

beatrice 6 years, 10 months ago

NYC for a Knicks playoff game back in the '90s. A friend had tickets, so it was the excuse to take a trip to the big, big city. It was a blast.

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