We had a great day around here yesterday. Over 1200 comments in the open threads, a big Kansas win and three good postgame fanposts from KG, Scouted and Home Run Tony Cogan. I think it's great when you all can share your thoughts, experiences or further the discussion around here. I thought I'd front page this one because I've heard from several people about how great this game was to be at. In general though thanks to all three for jumping in and as always I encourage anyone and everyone to use those fanposts as a sounding board, a way to share or whatever you need or want it to be.
- Owen K(Denver)
Well, that was more than I ever expected in a game. For the first time since I went to my first KU football game, the fans stayed for the entire four quarters. They were as loud as I have ever heard and seemed to really affect Josh(ua) Nesbitt at times (fumbled snaps, etc.).
I came to the game equipped to capture a few moments. After the jump, take a plunge with me into the glorious sea of an early September upset.
For those of you who have not been to a game yet this year, or who won't be able to make it, here is a short video of the opening video montage. The Jayhawks continue to amaze me with tradition even after a few years of memorable experiences.
The video board has certainly been upgraded. Consider me a fan.
Okay, on to the actual game.
I pulled out the little camcorder I brought with me just at the right time to capture a rare occurrence... Georgia Tech's Triple Option going three and out. Now, Josh(ua) Nesbitt tried to throw the ball twice, but nevertheless it was an impressive stand by our defense early in the game. It really helped to set the tone that we could stop them at any point.
KU vs. Georgia Tech - Sept. 11, 2010 - Three and Out (via scoutnj19)
This may be a little sentimental, but I am justified, I think, in my words here. At halftime, the Marching Jayhawks and KU as an institution paid due tribute to the memory of September 11, 2001. The marching band played a medley of patriotic pieces, leading with a fantastic rendition of 'Taps.'
What provided an instant memory was the football field-sized American flag that they stretched beneath the fans. I took a picture of it, which I think is an accurate portrayal of the significance, but there is also a video below of part of the halftime ceremony for those who are interested.
Kansas Jayhawks Football Halftime - Tribute to 9/11 - September 11, 2010 (via scoutnj19)
Okay, back to the game. Unfortunately, I didn't grab a video of Patterson's touchdown reception. Fantastic play on all accounts. He just rolled with every hit that came his way... a pinball that bounced his way to the endzone.
I did, however, capture the awesomeness that was the end of the game.
The incredulity of the Jayhawk players for winning the game, and the incredulity of the Yellow Jackets for overlooking KU...
The storming of the field by the KU students...
The epic image of HCTG calmly speaking to the media at the end of the video...
Enjoy this as much as I did... Please...