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KingPriest2
11-24-2004, 11:46 AM
Posted on Wed, Nov. 24, 2004

No bowls, no playoffs in area for first time since '89

JEFFREY FLANAGAN


We had a fairly good run in these parts when it came to football. But that run is over.

Barring an absolute miracle rally by the Chiefs and a colossal collapse from the teams above them, this will be the first time this area has not experienced professional or Division I-A postseason football in 15 years. Fifteen years.

The year was 1989, the year of the Exxon Valdez and the Menendez brothers and Ted Bundy's execution and the Bay Area earthquake.

It was also a major sports transition year around here.

It was Marty Schottenheimer's first season with the Chiefs, Bob Stull's first season with Mizzou, Bill Snyder's first season at Kansas State and Glen Mason's second season at Kansas.

Except for Stull, all those coaches eventually resurrected their teams into the postseason and kept us busy during the holidays.

Marty got his Chiefs to the playoffs after the 1990 season, losing to Miami 17-16 and then kept them a postseason threat throughout his stay here in the '90s.

Mason got his Jayhawks to the Aloha Bowl in 1992. Snyder started his string of bowl games in 1993 with the Copper Bowl.

Even Missouri and new coach Larry Smith began to chip in with a Holiday Bowl appearance in 1997.

But the string is about to end

Saulbadguy
11-24-2004, 11:48 AM
Very depressing. Except for the MU part.

ENDelt260
11-24-2004, 11:57 AM
Even Missouri and new coach Larry Smith began to chip in with a Holiday Bowl appearance in 1997.

That was my freshman year. I remember folks talking about how MU was gonna go to a bowl game.

UMR won three football games that year. That didn't happen again until... this year.

Saulbadguy
11-24-2004, 11:58 AM
Oh..BITCHES. They forgot Washburn. They got a bowl game.

Pitt State and NWMSU are in the playoffs as well.

ENDelt260
11-24-2004, 12:02 PM
Oh..BITCHES. They forgot Washburn. They got a bowl game.

Pitt State and NWMSU are in the playoffs as well.
He specifically states Div I-A.

Saulbadguy
11-24-2004, 12:02 PM
He specifically states Div I-A.
Yeah. I didn't read that part.

WilliamTheIrish
11-24-2004, 12:06 PM
Guess I'll just have to go to Vegas or San Diego without the cover of a Bowl game.

Chief Henry
11-24-2004, 12:29 PM
Iowa Hawkeyes are playing on New Years Day for the 3rd year in a row... What do you mean no
Division one teams playing in Bowl games.... :)

Ari Chi3fs
11-24-2004, 12:34 PM
at least there is KU hoops to pick up the slack.

ROYC75
11-24-2004, 12:38 PM
That's OK, the :KU: will probally win it all to off set the disappointment of the area.

Bearcat
11-24-2004, 12:44 PM
Funny how he talks about Bowl games, mentions KU, and then says "Even Missouri...".

There's still the Big 12 Championship game, even if it doesn't involve area teams.


Pitt State and NWMSU are in the playoffs as well.

:thumb:

Playing each other Saturday. IMO, the winner will win the National Championship.

Bearcat
11-24-2004, 12:49 PM
Playing each other Saturday. IMO, the winner will win the National Championship.

It's a pretty easy drive, too..... should have gotten tickets :sulk: