There probably won’t be an Oscar-nominated film about it, but some Kansas football fans hope one billboard outside Topeka, Kan., still attracts some attention.
On Tuesday, Reddit user 2400hoops shared a picture of a billboard with a quote from ESPN’s Dan Le Batard calling the Jayhawks “the most incompetent thing I’ve seen in major sports.” The billboard was apparently paid for by a group of Kansas fans who created SaveKSFB.com
The web site and the billboard are both the work of Jayhawks fans who want Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zinger fired.
From Save Kansas Football:
In the 127 years of football that have been played at Kansas, we have never endured a stretch of futility as we are currently witnessing under the administration of athletic director Sheahon Zenger. …
We will no longer sit silently by while our program continues to languish in the depths of despair. The time has come to call for a change.
The billboard’s goal seems to be demonstrate the need to get rid of Zinger by showing people how much of a national embarrassment the football program has become under his watch. And if the program is bad enough that Le Batard, a national radio host based in Miami, has legitimate reason to comment on it, then things have definitely gotten ugly.
Kansas has won 12 football games since Zinger took over as athletic director in February 2011. The fans behind Save Kansas Football point to the 2007 season that ended with a trip to the Orange Bowl as evidence the program doesn’t have to “languish in the depths of despair.”
The Jayhawks have only two other 10-win seasons in program history, so fans expecting the success of the 2007 season to be sustainable aren’t really being realistic. But there’s no reason the Jayhawks should be averaging fewer than two wins per season over the last seven years either.
But hey, they can still say that one of those wins came against Texas.
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