Try this bizarre confession on for size from the KU student newspaper’s Web site and see if you buy it: “Proud to be a Converted Jayhawk,” reads the headline. The author, a dude who goes by ksugrad4KU.
“Being a KSU grad, I want to confess that I converted to being a Jayhawk fan a few years ago. I have always admired and looked up to KU as the superior school overall even when I used to be anti KU (I feel bad about that now),” it begins. “If we were to have kids, which we can’t due to health reasons, I would do anything possible to convince them to be Jayhawks.”
So far, so syrupy, right? You ain’t heard nuthin’ yet.
“In looking back I wish I had decided to attend THE University of Kansas instead of KSU. After saying that, I did have a great time at KSU and it is a good school. It is just not at the level of KU. I know KU would have been better academically for me and I would have had more positive memories there. It goes without saying that KU is better overall in sports as well. Even when KSU had that brief run of success against KU in football, I knew it was temporary. The overall record illustrates that, 65-37.”
It gets worse.
“I know KSU fans think of KU fans as being arrogant which if that is the case is not a bad thing. KU fans are proud of their school which they have a right to be. I honestly can say I love hanging out with KU fans. They are passionate and very spirited which are great traits to have. For the most part, I find KU fans and student athletes to have class and integrity which are very important to me.I am so grateful to be a Jayhawk and do belong to the KU Alumni Association as a Friend of The University of Kansas. I really wish I could say I am a graduate of THE University of Kansas but I can at least maybe convince other kids to attend KU through the help of my testimony.”
Think he’s done? No way!
“I don’t own anything purple anymore and I wear KU gear all the time now (I have to make up for lost time) 🙂 . This is not because I am anti KSU but because of how special KU is to me. I can’t divide up my attention or loyalties. It is one or the other and with me it is all KU now and always will be.”
The Benedict Arnold bottom line:
“I feel real bad about being anti KU when I didn’t know better and I don’t want other kids to make the same mistake I did. That is why I like going public with my testimony.I want to apologize to KSU fans for converting, but in my mind and heart there is nothing better then the KU Jayhawks when it comes to a team and school to root for. I have nothing negative to say about KSU. I really don’t. I just want to be a Jayhawk and most all of the KU fans have welcomed me into the Jayhawk family which I am extremely grateful for.Rock Chalk Jayhawk KU is music to my ears now.”
I know what you’re thinking. That Kevin Kietzman penned this and is about to come out. But you’re wrong.
In the confessional’s lone online comment, the author appears to