Sunday, November 06, 2005

The Thirty-Seven Year Itch

Yesterday Kansas beat Nebraska in football, 40-15. While Nebraska is having a down millenium, it's still news. It's bigger than beating Kentucky in basketball. Thirty-seven years is a long time. I mean, in 1968,

  • I was still in high school.
  • John Riggins was still playing for KU.
  • Gale Sayers was considered a recent graduate (1965) of KU.
  • There was this war going on. You may have heard of it.
  • People still thought of Ronald Reagan as an actor — OK, someone who was in some movies.
  • The Watergate was just a hotel, because Richard Nixon was just running for President.
  • George W. Bush and William Jefferson Clinton were doing whatever they didn't do during the Vietnam War.
  • Star Trek was on television — in its second season.
  • (I got tired of looking up Wikipedia entries, OK?)
  • Mohammed Ali was in jail.
  • No one had heard of Star Wars. Few had heard of Lord of the Rings.

Got it? This was a long, long run. Sorry, Nebraska. Maybe next year — we'll beat you in Lincoln.