Snafus aplenty

Lots of trouble at 8441 NW Prairie View Road in Kansas City, Mo. at this moment.

The televisions at Buffalo Wild Wings are out of whack. The Kansas-TCU game is nowhere to be found on TV, so I’m contenting myself with Auburn-Mississippi State and checking on the Jayahwks’ game on the Watch ESPN app on my phone. At least trivia is not messed up.

Poor Molly is having trouble with the computer and register behind the bar. Saturday isn’t a good day for snafus, but at least it isn’t busy at this moment. That will change; hopefully it will get better. 

I had to make a quick trip to Walgreens in Parkville. I was looking for something I thought was at Bed, Bath and Beyond, but it wasn’t. I had a reason to go to Walgreens anyway, so it was far from wasted. I made it back to Zona Rosa at 10:45, more than enough in time for opening. 

Kansas scored first vs. TCU in Lawerence. I don’t expect it to last, but the Jayhawks have played the Horned Frogs tougher than any other Big 12 team in recent years, save for the rare wins vs. West Virginia in 2013 and Iowa State in 2014. If KU somehow wins, it might get ugly in Lawrence.

Twice in the mid-1980s, Kansas State students and fans rioted in Manhattan following Wildcat victories over the Jayhawks. In 1987, police officers from Manhattan and the highway patrol cordoned off Aggieville, the downtown entertainment district, in case it happened again. There was no need in the end. KU and K-State played to a ghastly 17-17 draw which is still known as the Toilet Bowl nearly 30 years later. 

Had K-State beaten the Jayhawks in the 1988 Midwest Regional Final, I can only imagine what might have happened. It DID happen in Lawrence in 2004, when the Jayhawks beat the Wildcats for the first time since 1992. 

As bad as the Aggieville riots were, K-State fans shamed themselves even more in 1994, when they tore down the goalposts in Lawrence after the Wildcats won 21-6 in a nationally televised Thursday night game. 

Cam Newton has just been ruled out of the Panthers’ game Monday vs. the Buccaneers in Charlotte. Carolina needs this game badly if it is to get back into the NFC South race, although I have no confidence the Falcons can sustain their good start. Atlanta’s defense is awful. 

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

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