Are you Chiefs' fans liking this 10-3 start to the 2016 National Football League season? First place in the AFC West. 3-0 against your two closest rivals, the Raiders and the Broncos. A playoff berth nearly a certainty. Who needs Santa Claus when you've got it this good?
Saturday Kansas State hosts Kansas in a Big 12 football game that has many asking, "Is this game a turkey no more?" Will this be more than just another Kansas State blowout in this Sunflower Classic? When was the last time anyone gave Kansas even a whisper of hope? Mark Mangino where are you?
November 24, 2016|
Special to the Tribune
It's not the same as Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities but it will do until something better comes along. Two Barton County cities. Two football teams. Twenty-three games. Twenty-two victories. Great Bend 10-1. Hoisington 12-0. State semifinalists both. Two cities separated by just maybe ten miles but certainly not separated by their efforts on the football field.
Winston Churchill, Brittain's cigar-smoking leader during World War II, is famous for his "Never, ever, ever, ever give up" speech to his people. The Larned Indian football team has taken that to heart and built on it as they have resurrected their 2016 football season.