Where it began and why I’m here

We all have a story, and here is mine.

I grew up in a small town in northwest Missouri and after the age of six I was raised by my mother and step-father, neither KU fans. My father was a high school basketball coach and really my only tie to why I could be a fan of the Jayhawks. He was the one that really got me into basketball and I can still remember to this day sitting in the gym during his games and practices. Unfortunately, my father passed away from cancer when I was only six years old at the very young age of 33, which I hope to write another story about at a later date. No one has ever really been able to tell me if he was a KU fan or not for some reason, but I have always believed that his passion he gave me for the game of basketball and the prestige of Kansas basketball is my only solid tie, and from here on out that is what I am going to run with.  

Even though I was born and raised in Missouri and didn’t get the opportunity to move to the wonderful state of Kansas until I was 29, I just feel like Crimson and Blue run in my blood. While growing up in Missouri I always had Mizzou pushed on me and was constantly questioned about how I became a Kansas fan instead of a fan of the school in our state. Unfortunately, I really never had a solid answer, but now that I am looking back on it, all of those questions just made me grasp my KU fandom even tighter.

Now, lets just fast forward several years.  At this point I had been to several KU games, football and basketball, but one of my best friends gives me a call and says “let’s get Kansas season football tickets.”  That was truly when I went from Kansas fan to Kansas FANATIC! Because of that call, I have now been a Kansas football season ticket holder for 5 years and even though these have been the darkest years in Kansas football, I have never been more grateful. That call made me realize that my true passion was the University of Kansas and ever since that first year with those tickets, I have now been to multiple other KU sporting events.

I would also like to announce that I am a pretty dang big Kansas City Royals fan, thanks to my wonderful girlfriend and that this year will be my first year as a season ticket holder for Sporting KC.

I know that this short blog has been a small little roller coaster of my life, but I felt like knowing a little bit about me might help some of you relate.  I really can’t wait to get this whole thing started with all of you and really look forward to everyones comments and opinions. I do hope that a lot of you can relate to my story, my fandom, or just really like following fellow fans. If I do have any other Kansas football or Sporting KC season ticket holder out there then definitely let me know, because I would love to meet all of you!

Rock Chalk!

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