Today is the day that the Mynas believed the world would end. With that prophecy looking like it will be false it does give fans everywhere a good opportunity to have what I think is a great discussion. I have three great questions for any KU fan, If the world ended tomorrow what KU sports would you have to see? What would you like to see changed at KU? What previous event at KU would you have to go back and see?
If the world ended tomorrow the KU event I would have to see before that would have to be KU winning a national championship in football. Though if this ever does happen I fully expect the world to end the following day. The idea that KU would win a national championship in football is far fetched, trust me I know, but if we are all honest with ourselves how cool would that be? Maybe I'm a little biased because I have watched so many years of awful KU football that the idea of them winning the national championship just seems crazy. In 2007 they got pretty dang close. I was in 7th grade and that team will be forever in my memory. It was just awesome watching KU run through teams. My family has always been season football ticket holders. When I was young we would drive 6 hours one way just to watch Terry Allen and KU lose by 50+. I guess that's why KU winning a national championship in football would be so amazing that I would be OK with the world ending the next day.
The thing I would like to see changed at KU before the world end is to remodel Memorial Stadium. I know it sounds like I want to see a lot of things happen to KU football before the world ends but that is mainly because I haven't seen too many positive things happen to KU football. The Memorial Stadium renovation is a lot more likely than KU football winning a national championship. I believe that the renovation will happen sooner rather than later. Though if they do renovated Memorial Stadium I would love for it to happen within the next couple of years so the stadium isn't a dump all four years I'm at KU. The satisfy my want to renovated Memorial Stadium they need to lower the field, add suites to the student side of the stadium, square in the bowl, move the video board to on top of the bowl so they can add seats and not block the view from the hill and add a tunnel between the locker room and the field, and finally add seat backs to all the seats but the students. That last part is a must happen. I can't tell you how many games I've been to and I feel uncomfortably close to the person next to me because the assigned space for seats is just too small. I would never want them to add seat backs to the student section but everywhere else is more than necessary.
The last question, what KU would I have to go back and see before the world ends would be the basketball game between KU and Texas Western. It is probably one of the best games that is commonly forgotten. So for those of you who don't understand why I would want to go back see this game is because one seeing Texas Western would be very historic and very cool. I'm a bit of a history nut so seeing how much different the game is now compared to then would also be cool. The final and biggest reason why I would like to see this game is to see if Jo Jo White actually did step on the line when he shot and made a game winner that would have sent KU to the final four. In the movie Glory Road they show Jo Jo's heel clearly stepping out of bounds. Though their are plenty of eye witness reports that say otherwise. One of those eye witness reports was my grandfather who swears that Jo Jo's heel was not out of bounds. I would like to believe that Jo Jo was in fact in bounds because I'm a KU fan. Though I have to sit back and remember how much this game meant to the sport of basketball and to sports in general. Just think if Jo Jo's heel was in bounds Texas Western never plays Kentucky, the all black starting five doesn't happen in 1966, and sports as we know it are probably a bit different.
So what do you think? What are your answers to those three questions? I would love to hear your opinions and ideas. Also I love feedback on my writing, both positive and negative, because I want to be a journalist and the only way to get better is to hear what people think of your work.