Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Yesterday some of my students argued that the University of Kansas should be ranked ahead of the Kansas State Wildcats when the final Associated Press NCCA Men's Basketball Poll is released. I can understand why some would make this argument. However, They went on to claim that KU should be ranked in the top five.

Even though I'm a KU fan, I didn't buy their arguments. Some would claim that I'm not a true KU fan because I disagreed with them. Some would claim I'm not a true KU fan because I supported KSU during their tournament run. I try to avoid fanaticism because I've found that it leads to irrational thought and unsavory behavior. The following video illustrates the delusional state of most KU fans:

I'm not always a civilized KU fan. However, I recognize the ills of fanaticism, and I try to avoid such behavior.

Speaking of fanaticism, here's Hitler responding to KU's loss to Northern Iowa:

hoping to post something more substantial later this week,


Jenni said...

As much as I hate sports, I have to admit that was amusing. I know the Hitler thing was a commercial for something else, but I can't remember what. It seems it's pretty adaptable.

As for the rivalry between K-State and KU, it just seems silly to me. Most people don't go to college for sports. They go to get an education. Do they have a veterinary medicine program at KU? I don't think so. Do they have a medical program at K-State? Well, I'd have to look, but I don't think so. The primary factor in choosing a college should be whether it offers the type of education you need for your intended field. The second most important factor is, of course, whether or not you look good in their colors. Duh!

Marianne said...

So funny! Thanks for sharing this.