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I mean literally…. They should have taken him out, given him a break, and reevaluated their options. That being said, the Broncos suck equally as bad! I mean they won on a fumble against the Chiefs. Payton has lost his arm, and their defense was not impressive. The number of flags was just plain stupid. If either team would have got a chance to get into a grove, it might have been a good game. I sat on the thirty nineteen rows up and this is the worst game on both sides of the ball I have ever seen at Arrowhead. Thank goodness for the per game tailgate. Broncos are going no where fast this year, so you better settle in for some disappointment Tracy. Report Reply 0 replies · active 255 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Jason · 255 weeks ago We just bought 4 tickets to wichita to oregon 450 a piece and oregon to Dallas. 223 a piece. We looked for cheapest prices within a 3 day span and not around a holiday. Good job wichita airport. Report Reply 0 replies · active 255 weeks ago +18 Vote up Vote down Victory Bell · 255 weeks ago This makes me think of the bell ringing incident of 2002, in the game against Mulvane. After Mulvane beat us on our home turf, the father of one of Mulvane’s starting players rang the victory bell! If you don’t know (especially at that time), that was a sacred rite only to be carried out by victorious Crusaders! I remember being on that field and every player (and a lot of fans I’m sure) were grinding their teeth, just burning to chase that fool down and ring his bell! But, coach Hibbs quickly made sure we all stayed put and didn’t say a single word about it… that was just the way of the respectable Crusader… and we respected that. A potential wildfire was stomped out before it had time to even flicker past a small flame. Looking back, I’m very proud of the way it was handled… also… we went on to win the state championship that year, while Mulvane faded into obscurity. BURN! Report Reply 2 replies · active 255 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 255 weeks ago What an excellent contribution to this site. Good job “Victory Bell!” Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Victory Bell · 255 weeks ago Thanks Cue… that same player (who’s father rang the bell) actually became one of my best friends in the years following that incident. It wasn’t until long after we had become good friends, and I met his dad (who I also ended up really liking), that I learned the awful truth about my new friend’s horrifying past. Needless to say, I was all the more glad Wellington didn’t carry out revenge! Ah, memories. Report Reply +9 Vote up Vote down Monty schmitz · 255 weeks ago Non-sportsmanship conduct, no matter at what level, is inexcusable. The incident between Wellington High and Circle high should never have occurred. All school boards, prior to each new year, should set or review a strict sportsmanship policy with stringent consequences for all violators. They should also assure this policy is carried out by school administrators. Many folks who feel this way about sportsmanship conduct will not support teams who continually practice non-sportsmanship conduct. Report Reply 0 replies · active 255 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner NewscowÂ â€”Â Five Cueball thoughts for Sept. 20, 2015â€¦1. This weekendâ€¦I spent the weekend out of state thanks to a very good friend who graciously took me to a big-time college football event. But I heard all hell broke loose near the end of the Circle-Wellington football game Friday night. See, what you guys do, when I’m gone. I CAN’T LEAVE YOU ALONE FOR FIVE SECONDS!!!But from what I took from reliable Internet gossip and teenage and reporter storytelling, a scuffle broke out at the end of a 50-point football game. Allegedly, even some Wellington fans got into the act by yelling at Circle players, which begs me to question: Why would anyone still be at a 50-point football game?Since I wasnâ€™t there, I canâ€™t comment who was right or wrong or provide any details whatsoever. I do know being a sports editor here for more than two decades, Circle fans are always a rather interesting lot. So the events that transpired Friday night surprised me not in the least.But seriously, hereâ€™s my hope…Put this controversy to bed as quickly as possible. Administrators from both schools and Kansas State High School Activities Association need to sort it out, come to a fair conclusion, make a quick ruling, provide a transparent report and then move on.High School controversies are very similar. They are emotional, usually always overblown, and die about as quickly as they start. And it is my hope, the focus will return to theÂ Wellington football team which has been an impressive bunch so far this season. The Crusaders are 2-1.â€¢In Augusta, the Crusaders let a game slip away in the season opener. The Orioles have been undefeated ever since.â€¢Goddard Eisenhower just finished beating Maize South 29-20 after losing to the Dukes the week before.â€¢And I donâ€™t care if Circle has struggled mightily in the past two years, beating another Class 4A team by 50 points is always impressive.The Crusaders are playing good football, and are approaching the meat of their schedule. They have a good opportunity to seize momentum. And unlike last year, they seem to be having a little luck on their side.So this side issue needs to dissolve quickly.And just one thing to remember for players and fans alike:When we don a uniform on the field or on a court; when we wear a sweatshirt; when we dress in a band uniform; or when we are in a zany outfit in the student section, we are representing the community at large.I have always been proud of the way Wellington fans have acted in years past. But it takes just one unfortunate incident to change everything. We can’t help how other towns and their fan bases act. But we can control how WE act.Wellington is a great town with a lot of pride. Letâ€™s make sure we demonstrate that to outsiders. Itâ€™s the Crusaders way.2. Southwest Airlinesâ€¦I havenâ€™t picked on Alfred E. Brownback and his bunch of legislative idiots lately. But it is the legislative off season. I’m sure our legislators are currently practicing and perfecting their craft so next January they can return with even more ineptitude and humiliation to themselves than ever before. Last year was hard to beat, but I’m sure they can do it!I had a friend tell me that Southwest Airlines, which is currently a big time player at Wichitaâ€™s snappy new Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport, may be pulling out for good soon.The state, because it has no money, will not be renewing its subsidies to the low-fare airlines which will leave the state’s largest airport devoid of discount affairs. Â I realize you Libertarians are praising this bit of good news, until you have to actually purchase a ticket. In 2012 and 2013 when discount fares from AirTran and Frontier flights ended for routes to Atlanta and Denver, air fare in Wichita spiked 61 and 87 percent respectively.If Southwest Airlines does the same, so are the economical flights.Â Higher airfare flights at Eisenhower air travelers will take their cars and head to Kansas City and Oklahoma City to obtain those cheaper fares that Wichita no longer have.We can argue the role of government and how it relates to business all day. But without affordable airfare to Wichita, there is no way this area can be economically aggressive when competing with its neighboring Midwest cities.And worst of all, Wichita will have the best looking ghost airport in the nation.Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) is tackled by Denver Broncos nose tackle Darius Kilgo (98) and safety David Bruton Jr. (30) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)3. Chiefsâ€¦The Kansas City Chiefs lost a tough one Thursday night to the Denver Broncos. About everyone knows my love for the Broncos, but I was genuinely sad for Chief fans. They’ve had a rough life, and Thursday’s game showcased exactly what is wrong with the franchise.Â Kansas City literally handed Denver the victory with ridiculously poor defense in Broncosâ€™ final offensive drive. Then running back Jamaal Charles inexplicably fumbled the ball away before regulation could expire when all it should have done is kneel down and force the game to go into overtime.Â If I owned the Chiefs, I may have traded Charles right on the spot for a tunafish sandwich and a root beer. Who cares if heâ€™s K.C.â€™s best offensive weapon?Chief fans are an abused lot. I canâ€™t think of any pro football franchise that teases of its fan base more than K.C. The Chiefs have been half decent over the years. They arenâ€™t putridly bad like the Cleveland Browns or the Detroit Lions. Yet they havenâ€™t won a playoff game since 1995. And itâ€™s amazing just how they choke at the most inopportune moments possible. Remember that second half playoff collapse at Indianapolis a couple years ago?If there is one solace for beaten-down Chief fans from last Thursday night, it is only week #2 in the NFL. There is still plenty of time for the Chiefs to right the ship and get the fan base excited again. But keep in mind in order to do so, the Chiefs will ultimately sink that ship again in the ice cold water of fan despair sometime in January. That’s the Chiefs way.Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler4. Binge watching â€¦My son, Devin, turned me on to a recent show I completely missed during its tenure on network television. Itâ€™s called â€œParks and Recreation,â€ starring Amy Poehler, a Saturday Night Live alum. It is one of the funniest shows Iâ€™ve seen in years (the Big Bang Theory withstanding). I think the reason I like it is Iâ€™ve been around small town government employees for years, and it is so spot on in its depiction. If you have Netflix, binge watch this show.5. Quinnâ€™s thoughts â€¦Hereâ€™s Quinn.. 1. Iâ€™ve gotten cumulatively six to seven hours of sleep in the past two days due to sleepovers. Tomorrowâ€™s going to be fun. 2. How can people drink coffee black? I canâ€™t even drink tea without nine pounds of sugar in it. 3. So an iguana(person) introduced me to this new board game â€œSettlers of Catanâ€ where you create cities with resources. Itâ€™s really fun so I researched it online, and then I see â€œOver a million copies!, â€œBest seller!â€, â€œAvailable world wide!â€. How long have you guys been keeping this secret from me? So after this gets posted, Iâ€™m forcing my dad to go get the game above. 4. Iâ€™ve been reading Paper Towns and itâ€™s good.Â Donâ€™t judge me! 5. I made blue berry macaroons and they were heavenly BUT THEN MY SISTER CRUSHES THE MACAROONS WITH YOGURT. I will have my revenge.Follow us on Twitter.
Rodney Byers, 64, Wellington: Dec. 20, 1950 – Sept. 28, 2015
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