Since I attended the KU/Missouri game at Allen Field House on Monday evening, my Shox lost at home to a very beatable SIU team and I came down with two days of the stomach flu. Needless to say, I will not be returning to Lawrence any time soon.
I’m totally superstitious. I paint my toenails orange during football season, gold during February and March. There are certain t-shirts and sweatshirts I do not wear on game day because they brought bad luck to my teams in the past. Even if that past was ten years ago, the item stays in the darkness of my closet come game day. I only drink Pepsi at Koch arena because the one time I switched to Dr Pepper, George Mason put a hurtin’ on my Shox. I play Sweet Home Chicago by the Blues Brothers before every playoff game. Twice. And if Jared had never put that awful Packer plate on my car, Green Bay would not be celebrating their Super Bowl victory. The list goes on.
Which is why I’m heeding the aftermath of my Allen Field House venture. But is was fun. I especially enjoyed the remarks, texts, and Facebook posts received by family and friends upon learning a Shocker was entering Jayhawk territory.
A co-worker, “YOU are going WHERE?”
Text messages from Steve B.: “You are not wearing black and gold, are you?” me: “No, but I am wearing a gray WSU sweater.” steve: “Antoine Carr would be proud.”
Steve after the game: “Are you a Jayhawk fan, now?” me: “Never.”
Facebook posts: Natalie Olmsted No, I will not convert but I had a blast at Allen Field house.February 7 at 10:29pm
Jj Barrientos You should not you are true black and gold with the Wu Shock nation, glad you enjoyed the evening in the Phog.
Matt Bye Gross. Shower twice!