Wednesdays at The Salute

Wednesdays at The Salute

Many of us bleed purple but you could also say that we bleed blue, royal blue. As a lifelong Royals fan, it’s hard for me not to mention the “small” game that is taking place tonight. The Royals are in the World Series. I still can’t even believe it. I’ve been waiting my entire life and it’s really happening.

IMG_0313When I was in Manhattan this weekend, I learned that I’m not the only one that loves both the Royals and K-State. Friday night Manhattan was a flood of blue. Saturday, a sea of purple! It was an incredible weekend! I will leave you with a few of my pictures throughout this post from my trip!

I had the time of my life cheering for the cats on Saturday. I was up bright and early and tailgating by 6 AM. One minor necessity that I didn’t think about was coffee! Luckily, there was an awesome group tailgating next to our tent that offered coffee. They were the friendliest people I’ve met in a long time. They were even sharing food and coffee with a group from Texas. It’s easy to see why so many outsiders love to come to Manhattan. Not only are we family, we treat others like they’re family.

FullSizeRenderBack in May, I asked my Facebook friends and Twitter followers this question, “If you had to choose one, which would you choose? A K-State National Championship in football, a Royals World Series, or a Superbowl for the Chiefs?” Obviously, most people said that they would choose a K-State National Championship. I always dreamed of a World Series for the Royals, but at times, it felt like it would never happen. Sometimes I feel thesame way about K-State. There’s always a chance, though! Especially if we continue to battle each week like we have been all season long. One thing I’ve learned from being a Royals fan is that even when things get incredibly hard and seem impossible, you can’t give up, no matter what! That’s what I’ve seen K-State do game after game.


K-State can get to a National Championship, just ask the Royals! Our next stepping-stone comes this weekend. BEAT OKST!


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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