Monday, February 27, 2012

Celebrating our Jayhawks

We had a classic border showdown this Saturday.  The KU Jayhawks and the Missouri Tigers have been rivals  for the past 100 years.  Kansas  and Missouri  have fought back and forth and this next year Missouri is leaving our league and joining the SEC.

Kansas and Missouri rivalarys roots began around 1858 during the Kansas territorial period.  Kansas was a FREE state and MO a pro-slave state.  Jayhawkers was a term used to describe a group of men in Kansas who would do anything against the pro-slavery state of MO.

Kansas embrased the Jayhawkers term in the 1890's KU football game.  The KU mythical bird mascot was invented in 1912.

Ofcourse there is nothing today that resembles anything like slavery but these two states have always been at odds with each other.  We are going to miss these highly anticipated games to enjoy every season.

We had a fantastic game and KU WON by 1 point. I don't think thousands of us fans could breath for 10 minutes. We went into overtime.  Missouri beat us last month in Columbia so this game in Lawrence Saturday was a highlight that will be remember for a long time to come.

Linking with Sally @ for
Blue Monday.



Sonia said...

Those kind of games are nailbiters! Exciting and fun but emotionally draining unless you win! Thanks for stopping by!
Miss Bloomers

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Happy Blue Monday! Pat

SmilingSally said...
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SmilingSally said...

Congratulations, Ann!

Happy Blue Monday. Be sure to check out my book giveaway.

LV said...

Glad your team is doing well. I am out of sports until football starts again.

Joyful said...

I like the blue in that photo! Happy Blue Monday and thanks for the follow :-)

Anni said...

It's always great to be on a winning team!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sandi (Meme) said...


Nezzy said...

Woohoo, sounds like you had a blast supportin' your team!

I just wanted to pop over and thank you for visitin' and hoppin' on my blog. 'Sure hope ya enjoy the ride!!!

God bless and in the words of that wacky old Granny Clampett, "ya'll come back now, ya hear!!!"

Have a beautiful week! :o)

Jeanne said...

I wonder what they were thinking too Ann. I love the photo.

KU is my brother-in-laws favorite team. They live in Gladstone, MO. Small world. Interesting to read the history of the rivalry.

Hugs, Jeanne

ImSoVintage said...

So glad your team won. Those games are always so exciting.Of course I am a University of Kentucky fan. Born here, live here, and an alumni of UK. Hope you won't hold that against me :)

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Great Blog and definetaly a game to remember. LV ya, sis

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Very nice entry for BM! Congrats and thanks for sharing;o)

Hope you are having a nice week****

Leah H. said...


Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by:)

Annesphamily said...

Ann I really enjoyed your post. Such good info. I see your Jayhawks doing well in the March Madness.

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