You may be wondering, who is this girl and more so,  who let a girl in here to write about K-State sports? I was born and raised a Wildcat by my alumni parents, and I carried on the tradition. I take great pride and joy on wearing purple, not just on Saturdays. I enjoy watching and attending any sport, but football is my passion. My family has had season football tickets my whole life. I could walk into Bill Snyder Family Stadium blind-folded and walk right to my seats. I was the girl in the front row of every game my freshman year (despite it being that particular coaching era we don’t bring up around here). My sophomore through senior year I was honored to have my dream job working for the Kansas State football team. Enough about me, let’s talk about them.

I don’t have to tell you, we are 8-0, the first time since 1999.  I have always been the type of person to take one game at a time and I always want us to go into games as underdogs so we can prove people wrong. My view points are quickly changing. We can’t always be under-ranked if we want a spot in the BCS Championship.  This season we can feel it’s closer than ever. I am not worrying about the rankings because like everyone else I know that Snyder will have them ready each week… and that’s all that we can control.

Before the season started my boss asked me asked me a hypothetical question. “What would you do if K-State won the National Championship?” My answer to him was “ I would laugh, cry, probably throw up, stay awake for a few days just to make sure it was real. I’d celebrate in any way I can (without burning couches of course).”  If you’re reading this, I know you’d be right there with me.

As K-State fans we know disrespect. The 2007 NCAA men’s tournament went on without us, as did 2009. Last year, not one but two inferior teams took the field in the Sugar Bowl.  As Sam Mellinger wrote yesterday, we’re on the verge of it happening again, only this time on an even bigger stage.  We can wait for the shoe to drop, or we can take care of business. There is only one thing K-State can do in the end and that is win. And if Collin Arthur and the boys keep doing what they are doing maybe this is the year that changes.

Everything changes.


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