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When will they put in the "H@!! NO!" option?
Dissatisfied due to no "H@!! NO!" option?
Express your desires clearly to the Kansas leadership by signing the
"DO NOT SCHEDULE MISSOURI!" petition at
It clearly details the sound business and moral reasons for not playing them in any sport anymore (unless it's the post-season -- in which case we will be happy for the chance for KU to beat the hubris out of them!). And there is a comment field for you to express your reasons for saying "not only no, but h*ll no!" (Please try to keep it clean, we are Kansas fans.)
Your name and your email address are all you need to sign it. The petition signature rolls are not visible to the public online, so only the petition author and the petition targets will see your real name and your comments. Your email remains hidden no matter what, and you can choose to sign anonymously if you so choose.
Some people will say that such petitions do not work.
Successful e-petitions against Bank of America and Verizon are recent examples that they do.
Some people will say there is no need for such a petition, the KU leadership is not going to schedule Missouri anytime soon. If those people heard the media pressure for KU to change its mind during the Columbia game, they would wonder how long the KU leadership could withstand such an assault without knowing for certain the Jayhawk Nation is behind them. Those people are naive enough to believe that the media, especially ESPN, have little influence in such matters. This poll and the petition tell the Kansas leadership that despite Dick Vitale's "the fans want to see it!", the Jayhawk Nation supports the U leadership's decision not to schedule games against Missouri after they leave the Big 12.
Some people will say that the numbers are inflated by Missouri pranksters. The final petition that goes to the KU leadership and Kansas Board of Regents will be scrubbed clean of their input.
So unless you are part of the 17%, if you haven't signed the petition yet, what are you waiting for?
Rock Chalk Jayhawk KU!
I don't care if we don't play them but if we do I hope we wait a few years. I think Iowa State would play us at Arrowhead and they travel well and would sell their ticket allotment. I think Kentucky would be a great game for the Sprint Center and TV. I would like to see the KU v UK rivalry revived. Or start one with Memphis, Louisville, Arkansas. Lots of choices.
No way. Play our games at Memorial and help the Lawrence businesses.
No way, no how. Not on a boat. Not with a goat. Not in the rain. Not on a train. Not in a box. Not with a fox. Not in a house. Not with a mouse.
MU sold out and did not care about our tradition of competition (171-95 is not a "rivalry") when they were scheming to leave. If we see them in the post-season, that's fine, but beyond that NO, no way.
Keep your backbone, Coach Self, AD Zenger, and KU administrators! We are behind you on this...
When hell freezes over.
Or when Misery freezes over.
This poll is comical. We don't need to schedule Mizery for any games in the future. If you want to see a Mizery game, go to Columbia or go to hell!
Either one would be fine.
You say that like they're two different locations....
HELL NO!!!! MU started this mess--and they should suffer the consequences of their choice like everyone else has to. NO reason for us to up their S.O.S. each year at the cost of lowering ours. They jumped ship--don't throw 'em the lifesaver. Let the SEC deal with 'em.
missery is out! out! out
If they want to play make them come to Allen Fieldhouse every year that wont last long lol
Sure , just tell them well see them at a Final Four.
It's the border war, so absolutely. Why not continue to kick their a$$ regardless of what conference their in. It's a great rivalry people. No need to stop it just because of conference affiliation. There are plenty of great rivalries out there where teams are not in the same conference. Let it go.
why play after last saturday night , and most everytime
go down there .kansas beats them . its like walking
down town flashing hunderd dollar bills geting robbed.
asking why. now that stuip.ed.
I'm strongly opposed to playing MU in any type of competition from here on out, they left, screw them. I hope they fail.
But to answer your question, South Carolina (SEC) vs. Clemson (ACC) has quite a bit of history.
I'm sure Penn St. (Big 10+2) and Pitt (Big East) had a long history before they stopped playing, but I don't know the background on that one.
NO! NO! NO! Don't want to play them. Because we had to play them as a conference team, we made the best of it. We didn't know any better after 100 years and it's human nature to make the best of being stuck together. Now that Missery has broken the tie they no longer mean anything to me. Truly, they don't, as I have seen all the warts in them that I had to ignore as a conference partner. Its all I can do to stomach finishing out this series before they leave.
I'm sure the NCAA will match them up in the Big Dance down the line.
They went to the SEC for money. The only reason they want to play us is because we generate the money in basketball. Let them go. We don't need to make money for them.
We can find better opponents. Missourah can just go away and be UK's punching bag (in B-ball, everyone but Vandy in FB). As much as I enjoy beating them repeatedly, I like the thought of moving on.
Perhaps in a few years when the sting of dis-trust and betrayal have left we can re-address the possibility of playing them again.
you most like playing with rattle snakes.
but you want to cutt there heads off, why not play duke
thats a game that would madder
No thank you
I hope we never use that nasty, oxymoron term "Missouri University" again.
Don't you people see that if we play them, that will jack up their strength of schedule and make it easier for them to get in the tournament. Why the he!! should we do that! They have abandoned their basketball program by moving to the SEC, don't bail them out by putting them on the national stage once a year for the KU game. It has been years since that rivalry offered anything positive to the University of Kansas.
I think we should enjoy our freedom from Mizzou for a good 10 years. Then play them every once in awhile as a reunion sort of game.
One of the greatest college rivalries ever, with a genuine historical import behind it. A huge event for each school when they come together and battle, something that is looked forward to each year. Big money earning opportunity too.
Yet I am also adamantly opposed. They left because of greed. They put money over tradition, selfishness over loyalty to a conference they have called home for a century. It is inexcusable. They're the ones who left. I'm absolutely behind the AD on this.
+1 - Superb distillation, jhawks1510
If we EVER play them again, make them come begging!
Why not play MU? If the script was flipped KU would have ran for greener pastures too. So as KU fans we don't want to play MU because we stand on some higher moral compass? C'mon, I like sports and I like watching the team I root for play in intense heated fan frenzied games. You can't fake that stuff and it would take years and years to build up another tradition similar to that of KU v MU. Who cares that they left, I don't. Stop acting like some jilted ex lover that was left at the alter. I say KU plays MU every year, one year in St. Louis & one year in KC, sounds fun to me anyway.
Also, there is very little historical importance behind KU & MU. Neither basketball team was ever involved in fighting in the Civil War. Yes Quantrill came to Lawrence, killed and burned the town down but John Brown was no sweetheart either. I fully understand the platform that JB was on and while I support that I am not sure he was far off from being a terrorist. All I am saying is that the reason fans think this rivalry has so much venom in it is because of the Civil War is a bunch of bologna. We don't like MU because their fans are dumb and MU doesn't like KU because their fans are dumb. That's really about it.
Play the games in KC and St. Louis?!? Are you out of your cotton pickin' mind? Please explain why the state of misery should be the one to benefit from this. It's done.
MU caused the conference to(nearly) tank, caused untold havoc among the survivors in the Big 12, cost us games against traditional opponents(CU, NU) and are going to cause us to have to rewrite the fight song, fer cryin' out loud, and you want to reward the slimeballs for that? You gotta be an antler.
No f*&^%$#@ way.
While I'm annoyed that MU left in the manner they did I think we will eventually end up playing them each year in both football and basketball. The answer is simple: money. It may take a few years for heads to cool off but CBS/ESPN/FOX/whatever will eventually attach a big enough dollar sign to these games to induce the respective ADs/presidents/board of directors to give their approval. The games will be in Arrowhead and the Sprint center, they will both sell out, and the TV viewership will be huge (well, huge by midwest standards).
Keep in mind that ADs come and go. Today's ADs are angry about the whole process but the next ones will be more objective. Money will talk eventually.
And one other thing, Muck Fizzou.
Yes, despite my total disdain for their cowardly manner of leaving the conference, we should play them during Christmas break in the Sprint Center every year. It's in Missouri, and it's closer to Lawrence, which fits my description of "neutral." Besides, they're losing seven seniors and return only Pressley, Dixon, and Bowers along with seven low-ranking newbies. Who wouldn't want to take advantage of that? We need an annual beatdown for the loyal alumni of the KC area.
I don't have a problem with why MU left. If the B10 had come calling for us alone, KU would've been a fool not to jump on it.
But, as of now I can see no value to KU to keeping the rivalry alive. We can get a better non-con opponent anytime we want. Also there is no reason to give KC MU recruits another chance to have their family see them in KC. If they want to see their kids, make'em drive to Columbia, Fayetteville, Athens, etc.
Don't play them. The Baylor women's coach said it best when she described it as someone filing divorce papers, then asking to sleep with you. They thought their demographics fit with the slavers of the SEC better, and I tend to agree that they do. But I see no value whatsoever in playing them in football, where they will insist it stay in Arrowhead (in which all the indirect revenue stays in Missouri-- imagine that). And I agree with Oxcal...if MU wants to recruit the KC area, let's not help them by scheduling one more local game. I also see no advantage in scheduling a basketball game...they will want it to be played in St. Louis or KC...both of those venues are in (surprise, surprise) Missouri...
I hate Missouri as much as the next guy. They are dirty, stinky, smelly people. But there are enough good, legitimate business reasons NOT to play them to get emotional about it.
I apologize and have changed my opinion. I know, it's odd for one of the older folks who are "old and set in their ways" to change direction, but I have. I now want an annual doubleheader in the Sprint Center: Kansas vs. Texas A&M and Missouri vs. Texas. This brings so much angst and symmetry to the situation that it's too good to pass up--so close, yet so far. Okay, every third or so would probably have to be in Dallas, and then we'd revert to a regional game. For some reason, this just feels right.
MU Left. Their LOSS!!!!!
I hope that last Saturday's game was the last one we ever play against them. That one's gonna' hurt a long time. Where were all these people, clamoring to keep the rivalry going, when they were talking about leaving the Big 12? Of course they still want to play. It means everything to them and next to nothing to us now that they're gone. That's because we're KU and they're mu. I hope they enjoy packing Paige Arena to play MS State or Ole Miss or Auburn.
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