March 4, 2010
By Lindsey Elliott -- KTKA 49 ABC News
Vandals used trash bags to turn a KS sign in Manhattan into a KU sign after the Jayhawks' victory in the Sunflower Showdown.
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As KU fans we are better than this. This is what other fan bases do not ours. We are supposed to be the respectful good guys.
Upsetting and shows no class, whoever did this is not allowed to be a KU fan anymore in my opinion!
chris - lighten up. Placing black trashbags over white rocks hardly counts as vandalism. If it was sign defamed with EMAW in spraypaint, then I'd call it vandalism. This was harmless prank.
that's hilarious. good natured ribbing.
I agree with Jayhawkerjoel and Manhattanhawkfan this is not spray painting over a sign on I70 ! this is a simple easy to clean up prank with no property ruined ! hoe that is considered vandalism makes no sense
If they would have destroyed anything, that's one thing... This was a good natured prank, with no damage whatsoever.
What is wrong with our society where we are so hellbent on throwing people in jail for the littlest things. Or we want to sue somebody over something ridiculous.
Take it at face value, it's a good natured prank/joke. I have no doubt that KSU fans/students will come up with something similar at KU. When that happens (as long as no vandalism or permanent damage is done) i'll laugh, and admire the dedication there too.
jayhawkerjoel- I never said anything about considering it vandalism because I dont. I just think we as Jayhawk fans are better than this. In my opinion, what seperates us from other schools and other fan bases is that we do not do this type of thing. I do find it laughable that the RCPD is investigating this as a vandalism.
Yeah, calling this "vandalism" is quite a stretch. They didn't destroy or deface anything. Just a clever prank. No one needs to be arrested.
This was a harmless joke. LIGHTEN UP Manhattan. And Riley county spending your tax dollars to investigate... What a waste of tax payer's money.
Oh, those kids. Wonder if they tipped over any cows on the way out of town?
This isn't hardly new either. My dad told me that when he was in college in the early 70's some KU students did something almost exactly like this. I think it's funny and since there isn't any permanent damage or difficult cleanup I don't know why the police really care. I am glad it made the news though, just so I could get a chuckle.
That would be such a joke if they were considering investigating this when its not even vandalism. Maybe they should investigate all the ksu fans who are vandalizing all the ku signs with their stupid "EMAW' slogan.
That was hilarious, thanks to whoever pulled it off! I'm one of the biggest KU fans in Manhattan, and was on my way out to a job out that way this morning and saw it. Lots of whining & bitching among the grapes today, I love every minute! If it was some one local, they could have got me to help!
ya...no vandalism in my eyes. this is what separates our pranks from k-state's...
our shenannigans are fun and cheeky. there's are cruel and tragic.
It's not vandalism... it's littering.
Littleapplehawk---Sure are brave being a Jayhawk in Purple Land!
I got a chuckle out of this. I guessing whoever did it were a little lubricated, to say the least. I would be more worried about the responsible parties drinking and driving. I am agreeing with a lot of the posters above---as long as there wasn't any damage, then, I think it's a harmless prank. Somebody or bodies have a lot of time on their hands and went to a lot of work to pull this off!
"Vandals"? How about "pranksters". Geesh.
really your going to be a baby about this, its K-State there is nothing wrong with doing this. I mean come on, K-State is a terrible place anyway you got to make it better some how. And maybe when you stop being a little girl about this, then it will be ok for you to post things on this message board
You Kansans have a weird definition of vandalism.
I like it!! If they didn't damage anything I think that its really funny. I wish I would have thought of that when I was at KU.
Its an opinion, I dont come on here and call people little girls because they have an opinion that differs from mine. Maybe I am in the minority on this but it is still my opinion and I have a right to voice it. So keep hiding behind your screen name while you insult people cause that must be what you do in real life, insult people then hide behind your friends. I will look for other posts from you and remember your screen name incase you dont read this. We will speak again I promise.
He's calling you a little girl, not because your voicing a different opinion. Rather he's calling you a little girl because you sound like a whiny bitch. I'm sorry if that is not criticism you can handle, but you do sound like a sour grapes, woes is me, little bitch.
Whats the phrase I'm searching for? Oh yeah.
What do you do on the C-17? Just noticed it in your picture and was curious. Are you at Tinker, hence the boomrsoonr26? Also, dont talk trash on the internet, it is about as passive aggressive as you can get not to mention a waste of time. Still curious about your picture though.
By the way I highly doubt that I am in the minority on this subject in regards to Jayhawk nation but I am in the minority on this site.
I'm a pilot based out of Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska as apart of the 3d wing. I am from Norman originally, but lived most of my life in Wichita. I am not an OU fan. BoomrSoonr is my call sign given to me during flight school back in '04 once they found out where I was from. I fought it tooth n' nail, but it stuck. I am a Jayhawker through and through, and this must be the 150th time I've explained on this website that I'm not an OU fan in any way shape or form. I graduated from KU in 2001, and joined the Air Force immediately afterwards. I need to start punching back again to get my call sign changed to RockChalky. Work in progress.
I knew you were a Jayhawk fan because I have read some of your posts before, I just had not paid attention to your picture until today.
SwampHawk glad to see your post...I went in the early '80s and what a sight it was in the little apple to see the big KU on the hill on gameday....It's a longstanding tradition that goes WAY back...glad to see it continue...and the creativity of those who did it who changed the prank from vandelism with paint.... to littering with the trash bags...nice touch !!
"By the way I highly doubt that I am in the minority on this subject in regards to Jayhawk nation but I am in the minority on this site."
More like you're living in your own little world where nobody is allowed to have any fun.
Man my life must be pretty bad, I guess I just have not noticed yet. Maybe with your comment I will better realize the little world that I live in. Thank you so much for setting me straight.
chrishauser20, I never said your life was bad. In fact, it sounds like you seem very content with a life of reaching for absurd reasons to look down on other people.
"it sounds like you seem very content with a life of reaching for absurd reasons to look down on other people."
Yet another assumption from you. If you had any idea what I do for a living you would not write that.
chrishauser20, what you do for a living is irrelevant to this discussion. Thanks for playing though.
P.S., I'm sorry for assuming you were content with your life.
Let's all be honest about this issue. Its a roadside improvement project, not littering or vandelism.
chrishauser20 - let me guess. It's your job to pick up the trash bags along the roads?
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