Sunflower from the Sunflower State

Sunflower from the Sunflower State

Monday, September 22, 2014

No Moral Victories, But ...

There's no such thing as a "moral victory" on the football field. "Shoulda, woulda, coulda" doesn't have a place in the rankings at the end of the year.

I guess the No. 5-ranked Auburn Tigers were the cats that had nine lives last Thursday night, as they pulled out a 20-14 victory. But even though K-State couldn't get the win, I still walked away proud to be a Wildcat.
From the roar of the pre-game flyover ...
to the roar of the Harleys ...
... to the roar of the crowd ...
... It was a great day to be a college football fan.
Brent says he doesn't remember the stadium ever being louder. I would have to agree. ESPNU College Road Trip hosts Rayven Tirado and Jordan Eichenblatt came to the Little Apple last week. Eichenblatt grew up in SEC country, so he didn't know what to expect from K-State football fans.  Tirado told K-State Sports reporter Kelly McHugh:
"It was definitely a lot better than I thought it would be. The hospitality was great. From the moment we walked into our room, everybody has been so genuine, nice and helpful. Being a part of the game day experience here, it's been a lot more intense than I thought it was going to be. You never know coming in what it's going to be like, but overall, it was great here."
Rayven Tirado
They saw and experienced our traditions, like the keys at kickoff ...
Good for a Wildcat first down!
And good for a Wildcat TOUCHDOWN! (Wish we'd had another one of those!)
I get perturbed at fans who boo our own players. But I also know they represent a small minority of the Wildcat Nation. Most of us are proud to be Wildcats, win or lose.

I'm anxious to see the College Road Trip segment on K-State this coming Wednesday, September 24, at 5 PM CT on ESPNU. The show will also air at 10:30 PM Wednesday and at 8 AM and 3:30 PM on Thursday, September 25.

We sat with Brent for the Thursday night game, then traveled to Topeka to spend Friday with Jill, Kinley and Brooke. All around, it was a FAMILY weekend ... just how we like it!

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