Saturday, November 05, 2005
1 in 51,000
It's true (and fantastic) that 51,750 fans showed up to watch us snap this 36 year losing streak to Nebraska. But what excites me more than packing Memorial Stadium tighter than it's ever been in history are the *real* fans in both sides of the stadium. I actually sat next to a group of KU alumni who graduated 21 to 23 years ago reminiscing about puking in the stadium and celebrating wins by carrying students up and down the rows until officials broke it up. It was so great.
There were so many fans. All screaming loud enough that I struggled to hear the band.
The Events as I Remember...
I watched KU students alongside 40 and 50-somethings rush the field to tear both goalposts down.
My favorite team dominated in the most amazing football game I've ever witnessed.
A kindergartener in a Jayhawk cheerleading uniform squeeled at the top of her lungs, "We got 'em, Daddy. We got Nebwaska!!"
It's a good day to be in Lawrence
I seriously can't stay... I'm going to post this photogallery within the hour so you can catch a glimpse of what we saw today.
I'm not going to talk about stats either, because I don't know them, or care. I was there to watch the event that turned my hometown upside-down in three hours time. I'm going to leave now and go lose my voice with my neighbors. There will be booze and dancing and screaming. Today is *great*.