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Wednesdays at The Salute

Wednesdays at The Salute

As if I wasn’t already excited enough about this season of K-State football, I’m even more pumped after Saturday’s 55-16 beat down of Stephen F. Austin. There was nothing flashy about this win but when has K-State ever been considered flashy?

Being “old-fashioned” is something many people think of when it comes to K-State football. Bill Snyder teams fly under the radar, control the clock, and play solid defense. Having headline stories on ESPN has never been K-State’s reputation. Who really cares?

K-State fans love K-State football for many different reasons but having fluorescent jerseys isn’t one of them. I asked a question on Twitter about why people love K-State and this was my favorite answer.

We love our players and coaches because of who they are on and off the field. I still get chills when I read stories about a letter Bill Snyder has written to a player on an opposing team or to a fan that is battling illness. He doesn’t do it to make a headline. He does it because he genuinely cares about people. It’s truly incredible. Some of Bill Snyder’s players have done the same.

K-State will always wear classic jerseys. They will never be the national flavor of the month. They will never get the attention they deserve. As K-State fans, we’re okay with those facts because we know that our team is always going to battle until the clock runs out.

About The Author

Dara is a 2013 graduate of Kansas State University and misses Manhattan everyday. She works overnight at KSN in Wichita as the morning show producer and all other times watching sports, writing about sports, and tweeting about sports. Follow her on Twitter at @SportsWithDara.

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