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I just watched the Miracle in Manhattan. Man early Bill was such a fierce competitor with a huge chip on his shoulder. That carried over through all those 1.0 teams and how they played. Sam's account of Bill going after the press was in there and it was fun to watch.

This was interesting to me as well. So accustomed to his boring news conferences now that i was  :horrorsurprise: during those parts
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I just watched the Miracle in Manhattan. Man early Bill was such a fierce competitor with a huge chip on his shoulder. That carried over through all those 1.0 teams and how they played. Sam's account of Bill going after the press was in there and it was fun to watch.

It’s a really nice refresher of how fiery he was back in the day. Really enjoyed it.

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Highs: Big XII Championship Game at Arrowhead to defeat "The Greatest Football Team of All Time" WOW! what a game. The first Nebraska win (Holthus' "let my people go" quote was timely and funny). The BLAZIN' MF'ing heat at Arrowhead when we played Iowa (I'll never forgive them for ruining David Allen). The USC games (in LA AND in Manhappiness) - ugly, but exciting! The whole Colin Klein senior season. Lots of bowling. So MANY amazing players and getting to watch them in live action: Locketts (all of them), Buhl, Simoneau, Leber, Pierce, Bishop, Quincy Morgan, Darren Sproles, Ell, etc. etc. etc.

Lows: Lots of bowl losses. The knife to my heart of sitting Ell (and not giving him his bowl ring!). Being on an airplane and unable to watch or follow the 1998 Big XII Championship Game, my utter disbelief talking to my wife on a PAY PHONE (!) from O'Hare to learn that we couldn't hold on to a 4th Quarter Lead. ANY and all losses to Iowa State (I mean, come ON! - especially this most recent 4th qtr meltdown). THE loss to Baylor to knock us out of #1 (I hate Art Briles). The sickening feeling of losing our key assistants to OU after the '98 season. The loss to Fresno State at home.

This truly IS the end of an era. (I hope we don't EF it up this time)  :ksu:  :emawkid:
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I know the title says "no GEing," but I can't resist the Memzy part of the title. https://flic.kr/p/5XyacU
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The first 3 fun memzys I thought of have already been mentioned (2003 Conf Champy, beating Nebraska, The Shrug) so I'll just say:  Making K State football a thing. 

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When I was in 8th grade, Bill came to our school to talk at an assembly for some reason or another. Dunno. Anyway, at the end of the assembly he took a few questions from some students. At some point, some shithead middle schooler got the mic and asked, "Are you finally gonna beat Nebraska this year?" or "Are you ever gonna beat Nebraska?" or some other shitty question phrased as a gotcha. Bill took it in stride, didn't flinch, and said some kinda non-committal answer like "we're certainly gonna try." And then shortly thereafter he proceeded to whoop that Nebraska ass on a regular basis.
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growing up in mhk I have two stories and some thoughts...

when I was a really little kid-mid 80's, my friends dad was an mhk teacher and also down on the field during games for some reason. he would give us a stack of papers which i'm guess were misprints or overprints from the teachers lounge and we would go to the top of the crappy NE bleachers, make paper airplanes out of them and them let them rip. there was nobody within one hundred feet of us (seriously) and we would just make all sorts of different kinds/designs and let them go. had a couple actually make it onto the field during a game. that was pretty exciting. that was before bill.

bills first few years and all the years before that, they would let you in at halftime for free. during what I think was the 1991 ku/state game, a friend and I didn't have tickets but wanted to watch the first half. we climbed on top of what was vanier at the time and walked across the roof to the field side and then watched the entire first quarter there. then other people followed us up and soon there were twenty people sitting on top of vanier watching the game. security finally came and asked us to get down. we went to the closest gate and said can you just let us in? the guy was like, yeah sure just go. nobody cares. it was about two minutes into the second quarter.

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kstate football was so ridiculously non important and uncool before bill showed up. maybe somebody else could've done what he did but I doubt it. it went from being "lets see if we can get a plane onto the field" and "yeah go in nobody cares, go in" to being "the thing" two years later. I had more great kstate football stories during my time there and afterwards then I can even think to put into writing. most were in mhk but a lot were on the road and those are memories and experiences that can never be taken away.  my college time at kstate was approximately 300% better because of bill and i'm not even kidding. I can't explain how great it was to have your freshman season be that first bowl game against Wyoming and then get better every single year. it was an incredible ride up and kstate would have won a national championship sometime between 1998-2003 if the whole stoops to OU thing never happened. if bob would've just stayed at florida for an extra couple of years....

i've never shook hands or said a word to bill in person but hot dang it was a good ride, tons of fun and what more could anyone have really hoped for? I guess i'll let him know the next time I see him out at dillons or wherever.

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growing up in mhk I have two stories and some thoughts...

when I was a really little kid-mid 80's, my friends dad was an mhk teacher and also down on the field during games for some reason. he would give us a stack of papers which i'm guess were misprints or overprints from the teachers lounge and we would go to the top of the crappy NE bleachers, make paper airplanes out of them and them let them rip. there was nobody within one hundred feet of us (seriously) and we would just make all sorts of different kinds/designs and let them go. had a couple actually make it onto the field during a game. that was pretty exciting. that was before bill.

bills first few years and all the years before that, they would let you in at halftime for free. during what I think was the 1991 ku/state game, a friend and I didn't have tickets but wanted to watch the first half. we climbed on top of what was vanier at the time and walked across the roof to the field side and then watched the entire first quarter there. then other people followed us up and soon there were twenty people sitting on top of vanier watching the game. security finally came and asked us to get down. we went to the closest gate and said can you just let us in? the guy was like, yeah sure just go. nobody cares. it was about two minutes into the second quarter.

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kstate football was so ridiculously non important and uncool before bill showed up. maybe somebody else could've done what he did but I doubt it. it went from being "yeah go in nobody cares, go in" to being "the thing" two years later. I have more great kstate football stories during my time there and afterwards then I can even think to put to writing and my college time at kstate years were approximately 300% better because of bill and i'm not even kidding. I can't explain how great it was to have your freshman season be that first bowl game against Wyoming and then get better every single year. it was an incredible ride up and kstate would have won a national championship sometime between 1998-2003 if the whole stoops to OU thing never happened. if bob would've just stayed at florida for an extra couple of years.... i've never shook hands or said a word to bill in person but hot dang it was a good ride.

I was in school 94-99 and it was a joy to rush to the Seaton computer lab about 10am to check the rankings and see if we still had the #1 defense in the country, or what our ranking was.    I still have a fuzzy spot in my memory of a certain trip to STL in 98, but I have a lot of good memories and experiences - from frying a turkey on Fox Sports prebig 12 game vs OU to the mistake of booking airfare from the upper deck of the Dome then having to call the next day and cancel it.

So long and thanks for all the fish Bill.

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growing up in mhk I have two stories and some thoughts...

when I was a really little kid-mid 80's, my friends dad was an mhk teacher and also down on the field during games for some reason. he would give us a stack of papers which i'm guess were misprints or overprints from the teachers lounge and we would go to the top of the crappy NE bleachers, make paper airplanes out of them and them let them rip. there was nobody within one hundred feet of us (seriously) and we would just make all sorts of different kinds/designs and let them go. had a couple actually make it onto the field during a game. that was pretty exciting. that was before bill.

bills first few years and all the years before that, they would let you in at halftime for free. during what I think was the 1991 ku/state game, a friend and I didn't have tickets but wanted to watch the first half. we climbed on top of what was vanier at the time and walked across the roof to the field side and then watched the entire first quarter there. then other people followed us up and soon there were twenty people sitting on top of vanier watching the game. security finally came and asked us to get down. we went to the closest gate and said can you just let us in? the guy was like, yeah sure just go. nobody cares. it was about two minutes into the second quarter.

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kstate football was so ridiculously non important and uncool before bill showed up. maybe somebody else could've done what he did but I doubt it. it went from being "lets see if we can get a plane onto the field" and "yeah go in nobody cares, go in" to being "the thing" two years later. I had more great kstate football stories during my time there and afterwards then I can even think to put into writing. most were in mhk but a lot were on the road and those are memories and experiences that can never be taken away.  my college time at kstate was approximately 300% better because of bill and i'm not even kidding. I can't explain how great it was to have your freshman season be that first bowl game against Wyoming and then get better every single year. it was an incredible ride up and kstate would have won a national championship sometime between 1998-2003 if the whole stoops to OU thing never happened. if bob would've just stayed at florida for an extra couple of years....

i've never shook hands or said a word to bill in person but hot dang it was a good ride, tons of fun and what more could anyone have really hoped for? I guess i'll let him know the next time I see him out at dillons or wherever.

I lived in Jardine as a kid from 89-91 and my friend and I would walk over to every game at halftime. I was like 9 years old.  :thumbs:
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When I attended my sister's graduation from K-State, I remember seeing Bill sitting alone, 3/4 of the way up the bleachers. Would have been 2012 or 2013 I think. Anyways, I thought it was cool that he made it there to see his players graduate.

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I would give anything to have Coach call a presser when he returns from New York, walk out, tell the Golden Telephone joke one last time, and then walk off stage.

Elaborate.
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i really enjoy all of the thank you notes to bill on twitter.  much more than he ever will since he won't ever see them. 


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1993 season I was a senior working in the sports information office and it became clear pretty quick that this team was going to be different. A few memories from that season...

Friday afternoon before the first game, we are putting game programs and game notes in all the suites (brand new press box and suites!) during walk-through and Snyder spots us sitting in one of the suites and promptly sends a low-level staffer to find out who we were. Every game after that, we loaded the suites on Saturday morning.

I got to travel to the Iowa State game (freaking streaker) and I am in the locker room post-game and Chad May just keeps talking and talking with the media. I feel a hand on my shoulder and its LHCBS, who points at May and tells me "Shut him up and get him out of here."  I gave the media a "thank you boys, but Chad has to go" and off we went. Side note, we got to Des Moines and the charter plane wasn't there yet. I was grateful to be in bus #3 because I heard Snyder was chewing people out left and right.

Finally, each Tuesday before the weekly press conference, I got to load up a bag of Arby's (including a cherry turnover) and take it to Coach in his office. He was always watching film and never once saw me, but always thanked me for bringing it in.

Twenty-five years later I still consider that season one of my favorites.


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1993 season I was a senior working in the sports information office and it became clear pretty quick that this team was going to be different. A few memories from that season...

Friday afternoon before the first game, we are putting game programs and game notes in all the suites (brand new press box and suites!) during walk-through and Snyder spots us sitting in one of the suites and promptly sends a low-level staffer to find out who we were. Every game after that, we loaded the suites on Saturday morning.

I got to travel to the Iowa State game (freaking streaker) and I am in the locker room post-game and Chad May just keeps talking and talking with the media. I feel a hand on my shoulder and its LHCBS, who points at May and tells me "Shut him up and get him out of here."  I gave the media a "thank you boys, but Chad has to go" and off we went. Side note, we got to Des Moines and the charter plane wasn't there yet. I was grateful to be in bus #3 because I heard Snyder was chewing people out left and right.

Finally, each Tuesday before the weekly press conference, I got to load up a bag of Arby's (including a cherry turnover) and take it to Coach in his office. He was always watching film and never once saw me, but always thanked me for bringing it in.

Twenty-five years later I still consider that season one of my favorites.


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Did they have the pick 5 back then?

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I could totally crush some Arby's rn. On a related note, it's really something that Snyder has lived this long, given his lifestyle. Hopefully football wasn't the only thing sustaining his life force.

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Finally, each Tuesday before the weekly press conference, I got to load up a bag of Arby's (including a cherry turnover) and take it to Coach in his office. He was always watching film and never once saw me, but always thanked me for bringing it in.

Hmm, no MHK Taco Bell yet?
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During a KSUMB banquet in 1993 we had an open seat at our table and Bill showed up and sat next to us.

In 2.0 when I started working at the University if Bill would see me in the hallways at Vanier he would always inquire what I was doing, only to feign interest once I started rambling on about wifi or whatever it was I was tackling that day.  "I don't know anything about that" he would say on more than one occasion.



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Did they have the pick 5 back then?

of course it was.  and it was actually $5 for 5.


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Finally, each Tuesday before the weekly press conference, I got to load up a bag of Arby's (including a cherry turnover) and take it to Coach in his office. He was always watching film and never once saw me, but always thanked me for bringing it in.

Hmm, no MHK Taco Bell yet?
canco he ate mhk tb in 1993


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