In thinking about what write this week I thought I could look at the group of seniors that will be celebrated on Saturday, but you know those guys. I thought I could analyze the Big 12 Tournament seeding, but there are enough variables to make that not worth the work. And then it hit me… I’ll tell you why we do this.

The truth is, it takes a lot of time to pull off everything that happens with The Salute. I give up one evening a week to prepare for, record, and publish a podcast. I edit the blog posts of others, and write some myself. Even the promotion to spread the word takes some time. When it’s all said and done, the entire team probably puts in about 30-40 hours a week during the season. And while there’s a small bit of advertising revenue, let me stress the word small.  None of us are getting rich doing this. None of us are making real money doing this. But we’re having a lot of fun.

We do it because, first and foremost, we love K-State. It’s a spot that we love full well. As do you. And sports are fun. Pro sports are fine, but with college sports, we have a real tie in1. We spent some of the best years of our lives there. We’re invested. It means more than anything a Chief or a Royal (Or a White Sox player or Bear in my world), could ever do. So to have created a platform in which we can talk about all the ups and down, the speculation and reality, and share it with you. It truly is just a “by fans, for fans” hobby for us.

And we like it that way. But every once in awhile we try to take it a step further. Once a year, in fact. My podcast co-host, Cory, has worked quite a bit with The Global Orphan Project. Once a year we try to do the best we can to support them. That day this year is Saturday, as K-State takes on Baylor on senior day. Please consider joining us for Buck-A-Board this year. $1 per rebound. That’s it. Maybe $40. Consider joining us to help make the world a better place for orphans.

  1. Obviously not ALL colleges feel the same way []

About The Author

Founder & Chief Saluter

Mike is a '00 graduate of Kansas State University and holds season tickets for Football and Men's & Women's Basketball. He lives in Kansas City, but stays loyal to his Chicago sports (Bulls & Bears & Hawks & Sox). He's a social media marketer by day and dreams in purple at night.

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