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March 1, 2009
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The Jayhawk student section displays an enlarged and modified version of artist John Steuart Curry's "Tragic Prelude" painting, which features abolitionist John Brown holding a rifle, and in this case the 2008 National Championship trophy.
Major, major kudos to those behind this banner. This is one of the best ones EVER in the Fieldhouse, which is saying a lot.
Oh that is just pure awesome. That should be hanging up in the rafters somewhere.
I wasn't in the group that made it. I did happen to get stuck behind them though, so I was holding it whenever they put it up. Pretty sweet from far away.
I'm ready to call it the best sign I've seen at a KU game.
My compliments to the artist.
Awesome Banner !! It should be hung for a day this week in the Kansas House of Representatives !!
Priceless, I love it!
That is amazing!
One of the best banners I've ever seen in AFH too! Great job!!
This mural demands a permanent place somewhere in AFH.
Nice job students...Best picture ever in AFH.
When they unfurled that thing ...
the place went ABSOLUTELY FREAKING BERSERK!!!!!!!
well it was unfurled at noonish..and I saw it get unfurled and the place didn't go beserk.
If you mean when it was shown on camera, then you're right.
Come on KUsports.com! Make some Wallpapers already!
I'm in the camping group that made that sign and the guys that made it said it took somewhere around 172 pieces of computer paper. pretty dedicated guys to say the least. I was very impressed with the sign
whoa... agreed. One of the MOST creative banners I've ever seen. Anywhere! Definitely, save this banner and give it a place in AFH... or, in the Hall of Fame. Awesome. RCJHGKU
That photo rocks!
Wallpapers by the end of the day.
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Where can I get this on a T-Shirt? I gotta have one for tournament time.
HANG IT in AFH!!! What needs to be done to get this in the rafters??????
I love how great the poster turned out! I am just so glad we beat MU and I think this sign really pumped up the crowd. Our group put this together, we all helped on it. I wouldn't have been so tricky had I not dropped all of the 171 peices of paper adding another complication to the process - put together this giant puzzle. kudos to everyone who helped me. I would love to display it in AFH, I'll look into it!
For those who can't wait for the wallpaper (as I couldn't)...right click on the above photo, choose "Save Image As", and the pic will be saved on your computer. You can then use it as your desktop image, email it to other KU fans, or whatever else you want to do with it!
And I must add that I don't know if any banner has ever got my blood pumping the way this one did. The combination of the opponent and this image (chosen for obvious reasons) are too much! Rivalry overload!!
Sorry to disagree, but PLEASE don't hang it in Allen Fieldhouse.
John Brown was just a small part of the "Bleeding kansas" era. Kind of a disservice to those who voted, owned land, and who were actually citizens of the state who stuck it out for the long haul. Don't like the mural in the statehouse either. John Brown had good ideas about equality and abolitionism, but the only reason he came to kansas was for violent resistance. He may represent a "border war" but he shouldn't represent Kansas basketball
I somewhat disagree with you, mom of three. You're right that he was just a part of the Bleeding Kansas era, but it was not small symbolically. His methods were obviously morally gray at best, but I like having the painting in the statehouse.
I do agree that it shouldn't be in the Fieldhouse permanently, but how about the banner being hung once a year, every year, when a certain band of ruffians (i.e. non-Final-Four-achieving basketball washouts) comes to defile our beloved home? I think that would give the banner the appropriate meaning, which is specific to the Border War and not general to Kansas basketball.
Besides, it's just plain fun.
Cool poster. Part of a GREAT atmosphere. Don't even THINK about making it a permanent part of Allen Fieldhouse.
It's not "beware" worthy. Take it to a local bar and wallpaper a wall with it.
Why would you hang it anywhere? Yes, it was a really cool part of the game yesterday, but a bunch of color copies put together do not a mural make.
Outstanding!!! Its enlarged version now graces my desktop. Thanks and congrats to all involved.
"tkramer (anonymous) says...
Why would you hang it anywhere? Yes, it was a really cool part of the game yesterday, but a bunch of color copies put together do not a mural make."
I think the way it was made makes it that much more awesome. I believe the original "Beware of the Phog" banner was made out of shower curtains. ;-)
Abolition and Basketball, That's What Kansas Does!
For those wanting wallpapers:
Thanks for the link. However, none of those images seem to be linked correctly.
JayViking — What problem are you having? I tried it, and it worked for me.
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