Current University of Kansas students and my fellow KU graduates should have just one reaction to the Kansas State marching band fiasco: Sit back and enjoy it.
Sure, we can gloat a little bit.
We can even make a few jokes about how foolish the whole thing is and what bad taste the formation was at K-State’s football game (and if you have to ask, you haven’t been paying attention to the Internet over the last few days).
Notice that KU officials on Tuesday said, hey, we didn’t file any formal complaint with the Big 12 over the antics that occurred Saturday.
“Despite rumors, KU did not file any kind of complaint with the Big 12, nor do we plan to,” said Tim Caboni, vice chancellor for public affairs in Lawrence.
Yes, the University of Kansas is taking the high road on this one!
In reality, Jayhawk lovers all over the state and the nation pounced on the controversy, so it was difficult for Big 12 or Kansas State officials to ignore the turmoil.
On Tuesday, K-State officials announced slaps on the wrist that won’t stop this story from being a talker for the next few days.
The most disappointing, serious aspect of this incident was Kansas State’s failure to abide by its own, recently announced plan to show more respect to other schools after incidents in the past — including those involving contests against KU.
One more thing: Given the way Kansas State beats up on the Jayhawks in football almost every year, this is probably the most gloating we’re going to do about anything this fall.