Save your antagonism for Michigan
Walking around campus this week, I have noticed the usual humorous T-shirts poking fun at life under the Dome and the beverages that are consumed.
From “Drink Like A Champion Today” to shirts that spoof famous logos and mottos with Notre Dame, there are many humorous articles of clothing floating around campus.
I love the “Irish Comfort” shirts and I own a “King of Schools” shirt.
But there are a few shirts that I just don’t get. Most of these shirts involve ripping on the Irish opponent this weekend, the Kansas Jayhawks.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I see nothing wrong with hurling a few insults and hatred at a worthy opponent, but ripping on Kansas just seems to be a big waste of time to me.
I’ll be the first person to proudly sport a “Sooners Suck” or “Lloyd Carr is a big sissy crybaby” across my chest but I really think that “Kansas SUCKS” is a huge waste of cotton.
I mean, come on, is anyone debating the idea that Kansas sucks?
Bob Davie is putting forth his usual “These guys are a tough team and we respected them” speeches and talking about how concerned he is with the Jayhawk offense, defense and special teams.
If you listen to Davie too much you might start to think that the Jayhawks have Arizona’s offense and Penn State’s defense with Rudy’s heart and more speed than the Concorde.
But seriously, Kansas ranked 107th in defending the run last year and has a quarterback that spent most of 1998 lying flat on his back and wondering what day it was. Kansas is not good. In fact, Kansas sucks. But no one is debating whether or not Kansas sucks. Most people pretty much agree that they suck.
There is no need to remind Jayhawk fans of their football inferiority. Michigan fans need to be put in their place. Ohio State needs to be reminded that the average rock could out-smart most of their starting line and every opportunity to tell Florida State that they never have won a national championship on the field should be seized with gusto. Jayhawks have no illusions of grandeur. They know exactly where they stand.
So please spare the cotton and stop printing up “Kansas SUCKS” shirts. There are so many better ways that the cotton could be used. “USuCks” and “scUM” are excellent ideas for T-shirts. Insulting USC and Michigan are worthy uses of cotton.
Ripping on the Jayhawks is like kicking a dog. It is mean, a waste of time and just plain lame.
All Inside Stories for Friday, August 27, 1999