I was still kinda dazed pulling into the City Market Saturday heading toward another KCCGD barspot. The night before was a wedding rehearsal that the Yeti was fully in (it’s okay, it wasn’t my wedding). We had a big ole meal from Bucca De Peppo and it was just lounging in my stomach. I plowed forward and made my way to Minsky’s at the City Market.
I was running a little behind this week, so after popping into Toto’s for a 5 shot Depth Charge, I ended up thinking of a black hole. Driving to Johnny’s Tavern confirmed that for me. I grew up around that area, but Corinth Square had no footprint in my memory. It all seemed new even though I used to live so close to it. With Johnny’s being a KU bar, I continued the black hole idea by doing the first natural reaction this Yeti has with KU stuff: going to the bathroom.
Welp, the week so far started out real crappy. The KU fans at work came out from under the rocks to talk weak smack. I gave KU its cred, ate some crow, and told them to watch out for basketball this year. Michael Beasley is my boy! Even if it is for just one year. So, after ducking into my Yeti-cube, I needed a quick pick me up and found Bofa D’s Guide to Strange College Mascots.
Yes, at least I can pour salt on the Cornhusker fans. Bofa says Lil Red looks like a Big Boy rip off but I say he kinda looks like a wang. I mean that in the most heterosexual way possible. Seriously, though, Lid Red is weak as a mascot. I can’t talk much, seeing as Willie the Wildcat is a cat head on a human body. But he does look a helluva lot tougher than any of the area mascots. Whatcha think?
Pulling into Westport, I couldn’t help but wonder what else could happen while on KCCGD assignment. The sting of day’s events so far revealed itself in broken pieces on my bumper leftover from some dingus backing into my car at 7 Eleven. That little reminder laughed at me as I walked by it while I made my way toward the barspot. Kansas State football hit the crossroads earlier today and took a wrong turn. But I was at Westport and not in Crossroads district. And this was Harpo’s.
If it wasn’t for a pre-planned outing with a few women who insist on complaining about work and berating their “friends” (one reason krizzou prefers the men-folk), last Saturday could’ve been a stress-free day for me. It was of course Missouri’s bye week, so I didn’t have to sweat over Pinkel’s inexplicable play-calling. (Seriously, it’s a good thing the guy can recruit.) Instead, I spent late morning/afternoon in an unruly sea of purple at the infamous Rusty’s Last Chance in Shawnee Mission. Continue reading I Look Fabulous in Purple; Otherwise, I would SO Not Where It
The phone was ringing off of the hook (or vibrating in my backpack) as I was walking out of the gym. Saturday was the big day and all of my purple friends (including Krizzou believe it or not) were trying to get a hold of me for the big K-State versus Texas game. The plan was set and I was running a little behind. I popped home, scribbled some phone numbers down, did a couple of Yeti-administration tasks, and hit the road. I was expecting a good time, but what I got was a blow out of awesomeness.
After watching this video, I have to admit that was all tickly and pumped. Still am. But it also made me think of why I went to K-State and how fortunate I was to be there for the greatest turnaround in college football history. Basically, it was a good engineering school (especially for the price) and 2 of my 3 older brothers went there (why KU bro? WHY?). Watching that video made me realize just how lucky I was.
When: Saturday, September 29, 2007
Where: Rusty’s Waterin’ Hole and Eatery, 10901 W 75th Street Shawnee Mission, KS 66214-1105
Time: 11am bright eyed and bushy tailed!
Continue reading Barspotting: I’m A Little Rusty From Being At Rusty’s
Hello and welcome on my inaugural post here at the KCCGD. Thanks to Colorado coach Dan Hawkins for reminding us way back in February what college football means to me and everyone here in the good ‘ole Midwest. Football on the weekends were always a big part of my life growing up in Kansas City and hopefully through everyone here at the site, we can make your outings just a little more special. Now on to the first stop: