Should KU Allow Its Team to Play Rutgers?

  • Is it even safe for KU to play Rutgers?

    Should KUAD Zenger as Rutgers AD to provide the rap sheets for all the players on the Rutgers’ roster to see how many are currently wanted criminals, or ex-cons?

    The Rutgers’ head coach is reputedly suspended for three weeks or so for participation in violations.

    Apparently independent of that 6 Rutgers players have reputedly been arrested; two in a home invasion, and four for assault. These six have reputedly been kicked off the team.

    We are talking China Syndrome on the New Jersey Turnpike.

    Like what guaranty does KU have that the remaining Rutgers’ players will not be packing on game day?

    Can Rutgers’ AD offer KU AD Zenger any guaranties that Rutgers’ players will not carry shivs inside their forearm pads?

    Should KU players and fans be concerned about on field assaults? Saturday night specials? Assault rifles? RPGs? Rail guns?

    Should Zenger be issuing the KU players MRATs and body armor with some night vision optics in their pots?

    Will Rutgers agree to keep sufficient supplies of plasma and correct blood types on hand to transfuse any KU players knifed, or shot during the game?

    Should AD Zenger withdraw KU from this game on the grounds of an inability to guaranty the physical safety of his players from mayhem?

    Just what the hell is going on in Piscatoway Township anyway?

    KU didn’t agree to play New Jersey’s state prison team, did it?

    Is this some kind of a delayed Chris Christie Effect in the Garden State?

    Yo, I know everyone in Joisy ain’t dis way, cuz I been dare.

    But does we really gotz ta play deeze mugs at Rutgers in their crib, where they can triangulate fire on us?

    We are probably gonna lose to them regardless of how many of their coaches and players get sent up the river.

    So: why risk our young men on this sort of an opponent at all?

    An L is an L is an L.

    (Note: I am only half joking here.)

  • As a Big1G fan, I am still in shock they were invited to the league.

    I actually spent k-6th grade in NJ, a great state really, from my perspective, but it’s state u has not been all that great.

    And I’ve never said Joisey!

  • We’ll win at Rutgers … planets aligning.

  • @wissoxfan83 tell me, how do you and @brooksmd say New Orleans?

  • @Crimsonorblue22 I saw norlins.

  • @wissoxfan83

    Obviously not from Trenton, eh?

    Probably never said “wudder” for water either, eh?

    So: the boids don’t choip in the poik in Joisy after all?

    And, yeah, I know, North Jersey is really nice and I liked a lot of parts of it out west, too.

    Yadda, yadda, yadda, as they say.

  • @HighEliteMajor

    Wouldn’t it be cool if Rutgers forfeited?

    I can just see the sports page headlines.

    100 point type.



  • @jaybate-1.0 I want to beat them!

  • @Crimsonorblue22


    ME TOO!!!


  • @jaybate-1.0 I mean play them and beat them, no stinking forfeit!

  • @Crimsonorblue22



    KU WINS!

  • @Crimsonorblue22



  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Shoot! We might just as well schedule the Leavenworth Big Tops as Rutgers.

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Preparing for Rutgers shotgun formation means “Run for cover!!!”

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Is it true that Rutgers has dusted off Mouse Davis’ old Run and Shoot football offense?

  • @jaybate-1.0 I don’t know him. This game is on the secondary big10 network😳 I get it. Watch and see!

  • @jaybate-1.0 I was from a leafy suburb along the Erie Lackawana about 25 miles out from Manhattan. My dad took the train to the PATH and walked to his office in ATT with an office view of the Brooklyn Bridge. I was in his office once and visited the bathroom which had a double hung window, which was wide open, I climbed up on the radiator and stuck my head out, 25 stories above the sidewalk. He was a block or two from the World Trade Centers when they were being built. He used to grab an ATT hard hat on his lunch break and get on a construction elevator and go up as high as he could.

    I absolutely loved being a boy near NYC. 1st baseball game was in old Yankee Stadium, the original house that Ruth built. Went to a Knicks game where George McGinness (SP?) missed 3 FT’s in a row, remember the inane 3 to make 2 rule they had for a couple of seasons? I saw Joe Torre ground into four double plays in one game in Shea Stadium, a MLB record to this day. And I also jumped on the undefeated Rutgers bandwagon of 1976 when they were one of two unbeatens at the final four. They got waxed by Michigan which got waxed by undefeated Indiana. Come to think of it, that final four you could say, had 3 Big1G teams in it!

  • @jaybate-1.0

    I’m with you, I’ll take the forfeit!!! Rest up for the stretch run.

    I had fun today telling a few friends “hey Kansas didn’t lose this weekend!”

  • @VailHawk shame on you!

  • @wissoxfan83

    Awesome recalls!!! Thanks for sharing them. You were most fortunate.

    I came within a hair of taking a job out of graduate school in North Jersey, Englewood, if I recall correctly, that would have had me splitting time between Englewood and mid town. The man recruiting me had a penthouse in a building facing onto the 59th Street Bridge. It was pure NYC. As I recall he was pioneering a bit living in the area at the time, as an executive. But if he hung on to that penthouse, today it would be worth a small fortune, maybe even two. 🙂 Always kind of regretted I didn’t take the job, but I got an offer elsewhere I just couldn’t turn down. Wait, the memories are coming back. Two doors away from the penthouse building was the Ford Modeling Agency front door. OMG! OMG! I practically took the job just to be able to have an excuse to go to his place and hang out by the Ford agency. This was the mid-1980s. Crime was serious. No eye contact on any non heavily travelled streets even in mid town, at least at night. Going to a show was an adventure in trying to figure out which streets were safe and which would get you mugged. Time Square was a porn ghetto still. And yet in business, it was still a massive rush. And then one could jump in a car and drive across the George Washington and, boom, in no time at all, I was in some really nice suburbs. I was supposed to buy a house the next suburb north of Englewood. Can’t recall the name now. It was all good. None of the TV/Movie cliches.

    Glad you got your good NJ/NYC memories. Good for you. Hold on to them tight. You never know. Life has lots of twists and turns. You might wind up back there again.

  • @jaybate-1.0 Sounds like you’re talking about “the city” or as visitors say New Orleens. Even starting to affect the quarter more and more to where it isn’t safe day or nite. Not that somebody would deliberately shoot at you, but get caught in the crossfire of punks.

    @Crimsonorblue22 You catch that? I pronounce New Orleans “the city”.

  • @VailHawk Royals didn’t lose today either.

  • @brooksmd but Toronto won, right?

  • @Crimsonorblue22 Yep. Just 1 1/2 games now. Royals will lose home field advantage by the end of the week.

  • @brooksmd no! Grouchy, no faith? Wanna bet?

  • @brooksmd

    Thanks for the take on New Orleans. I was getting a lot of tenth anniversary, we survived, in spite of all those trying to keep us from coming back stories. Wondered about other points of view.

    You might appreciate a book I just finished (I am on one of my mini-reading sprees I go on from time to time), since it might shed a little indirect light on the famed New Orleans culture.

    It is a book called “Mission to Civilize: The French Way” by Mort Rosenblum, a Paris AP bureau chief and editor-in-chief of the International Herald Tribune way back in the ancienne time circa 1985.

    The book remains worth reading, because it addresses a 2000 year old subject–French culture, and the desire of the French to export their notion of what it means to be civilized. It emphasizes how successful the French are at doing this, by comparing the French giving away their empire with the English doing the same. When the English give away their colonies, the colonies retain very little of their British ways, whereas, the French colonies practically scramble to become more French than when they were still colonies.

    But it also explores the deep insecurities and paradoxical needs underlying their civilizing. Written with the kind of mordant wit and skepticism that Jewish journalists were once so skillful at using to unearth the real underlying importance of some subject they might rightly have mixed feelings about due to legacy anti Semitism in the subject, this book gets at the French in a way I hadn’t seen them gotten at before. Wish I had found the book when it came out.

    The book hasn’t much of anything to say directly about New Orleans, but somehow it still adds to ones grasp of New Orleans, same as it adds to one’s grasp of any place with French influence.

    New Orleans of course retains its Napoleonic code and its parishes from its French period, but so much of the idiosyncratic and not overt nature of New Orleans culture itself seems an extension of France admidst the good old USofA. And, of course, there is the reputed persistence of rumors of French Intelligence’s presence. And the lore of the Bonapartists continual meddling. And intrigues within intrigues within intrigues of New Orleans. And the strange balls. And the city’s rumored role in the Kennedy assassination. And all of the wild rumors of subterfuge that followed the great flood ten years back, of the bizarre actions of private contractors loose in the city. Of Tennessee Williams tragic odes set in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. And the Vampire Lestat. And the rightful pride and near fetishism with food that all we visitors love. And so on and so on. And the great fishing down at the coast. And it is the one great American city that I know the least about lacking any experience of living there.

    Anyway, I just think this book about the idiosyncracies of French culture might interest, and amuse, you and make you see an additional dimension to New Orleans-an insight into why the Frenchness of New Orleans persists at all.

  • ESPN calls this game…the one you have not been waiting for…

  • @JayHawkFanToo OUCH that hurts! Hey SZ how much are we paying your man?(puke)

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Too much…:D

  • “Kansas vs Rutgers: Worst Game Ever?”

    The bleeding is killing me.

  • Gonna be a hell of a game. Too bad I don’t get the B1G network, so I can’t DVR it.

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