Minutes for the Newsletter = Chappy likes Olathe (Kind of means you like Kansas....hmmmm...Kansas Jayhawks....hhmmm...you like football Chappy?)
Don't even joke about that crap. I do like specific things in Kansas. Heck, I was born in Kansas (Manhattan!)
However, I don't like any school whose mascot is a mythical bird named after a bunch of murderering thugs.
Murdering thugs existed on both sides of the line, and it was a long time ago. Of course the thugs from Kansas believed slavery was wrong and immoral, where the thugs from Missouri believed in the right to own slaves.
Yet one side of the line has learned from history, while the other still celebrates their murdering thugs.
Where did the name Jayhawks come from?
In: United States History:Jayhawks
It is a combination of two birds, the jay torments intruders, and the hawk kills them. Prior to the Civil War and the admission of Kansas to the Union, the pro-slavery forces in Missouri attempted to make Kansas enter as a slave state. At every local election hundreds of armed Missourians invaded the territory in an attempt to control the elections. Kansans armed themselves to resist these intrusions. One of the most active commanders of these home guard units was C.R. Jennison and his company was called Jennison's Jayhawkers. Supposedly it started as the nickname for one man who said he was "jayhawking"