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Jackson's speech a tear-jerker

I was so proud to be a Jayhawk fan today at memorial stadium. I've had Parkinson's disease for the past 25 years, but my aches and pains seemed to disappear as soon as I hit the stadium, where I felt so at home. My step was somewhat jaunty. I think I got my swagger back, Lew. I was on the KU PomPon Squad from 1973-1975. We would practice there M-F from 3-5:00 during football and the same regime at the Fieldhouse during Basketball. I never missed a game, I loved them so much. My blood had been a deeper shade of blue and a redder red ever since my experience with KU. I still never miss a game, even when it meant sneaking a Transistor radio with an earphone to my son's basketball games. (No iPods back then!) Other fans would ask me the score! My point is that I've remained a big fan! I'm glad to find this site!

April 9, 2008 at 3:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )