|If you watched Saturday’s BIG GAME at Arrowhead, Iowa State vs. K-State, you may have noticed nobody was at the stadium.
The camera steered clear of showing the seated area as best it could for just that reason. The announced attendance was 38,000m but my hunch is the real number was closer 28,000. And since Arrowhead seats around 80,000 fans., the game was a major bust.
In fact both schools announced they will not return to Arrowhead in 2011 and beyond.
And Iowa State is one of the Big 12’s better traveling schools. At least where Kansas City is concerned. To be honest without the Iowa State folks Sprint Center would be fairly empty during the Big 12 basketball tournament leading up to the KU game.
Here’s a little secret…
It centers around Iowa State coming to town and it always has.
In Westport Iowa State always came in a day early to party at Kellys, next door to Stanford’s. They brought huge, huge crowds. And we always wanted them to win because with them in town Kelly’s and Stanford’s and Westport were jammed.
Kelly’s got Iowa State years ago when they mattered more – Kelly’s, that is.
But this year, due to Kelly’s not knowing how to market itself, Kyle and Pat Kelly pretty much