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02-14-2012, 10:22 PM
lol

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/kindergarten-k-state-fan-refuses-color-jayhawk-mascot-170922025.html

Kindergarten K-State fan refuses to color Jayhawk mascot despite teacher’s ire
By Cameron Smith | Prep Rally – 11 hours ago

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A Kansas kindergartner has emerged as an unlikely viral sensation thanks to her devout adherence to her parents' alma mater, Kansas State.

Emma Burton's Powercat apology note — Lost Letterman via Bug BytesEmma Burton's Powercat apology note — Lost Letterman via Bug Bytes

As reported in detail at Lost Lettermen and the Kansas City Star, 5-year-old Emma Burton of Olathe, Kan., refused to participate in a class coloring assignment when she and her classmates were told to color in a Jayhawk, the mascot of the University of Kansas. The coloring exercise was part of the kindergarten class' celebration of the state of Kansas.

However, Emma wouldn't comply with her teacher's instructions. Instead, according to her mother -- Bug Bytes blogger Julie Burton -- the four-foot tall tot brazenly refused to color the Jayhawk on the grounds that she doesn't like the University of Kansas. She took the Jayhawk sheet she had been handed, walked up to her teacher and asked for a Powercat (the mascot of Kansas State) to color. When Burton was told there weren't any Powercats to color, she threw the Jayhawk in the trash.

[Related: Say what?! KSU's temperamental Frank Martin done swearing?]

Emma Burton's reluctant Jayhawk coloring in the family trash can — Lost Lettermen via Bug BytesEmma Burton's reluctant Jayhawk coloring in the family trash can — Lost Lettermen via Bug Bytes

That is one headstrong kindergartner.

Yet, incredibly, Emma Burton's Jayhawk resistance was just beginning. The kindergartner was reprimanded by her teacher but still refused to color the Jayhawk. The teacher angrily approached her mother about the incident after school and Julie Burton then took her daughter home, at which point the following incredible bargaining session occurred.

Emma, you need to color this thing. The teacher might have to send you to the principal's office.

I don't care. I'm not coloring it.

Hmmm…Ok. What if I make you a deal. What if I print out a Powercat and you color it purple, grey and white. Then write an apology to your teacher because you were rude. Will you agree to that?

(pouts) Fine.

Ok, but you need to color that Jayhawk for your teacher.

(silent, exhales) Fine.

You will?

Yes. But I don't like it. And I'm wearing a K-State shirt tomorrow.

Fine. You don't have to like it. Just do it and I want you to tell your teacher you're sorry as well.

Burton did color the Jayhawk. She brought it to school, along with the terrific Powercat apology note (complete with redacted teacher name that you see above). And the next day, after the Jayhawk had officially been recognized by her teacher, little Emma Burton threw it in the trash at her house.

It is impossible to know what the future holds for Emma Burton. She may very well attend Kansas State like her parents did. She may attend Harvard, or Oberlin, or any number of different terrific schools from across the country. She may go on to work in science, as a writer, or even as a general in the military (given her current personality, this might be an excellent choice).

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In the meantime, the youngest Kansas State diehard is already an Internet celebrity. On Monday she was honored during the Kansas-Kansas State game as the school's fan of the game (the Star said she was really most excited about getting to meet Willie, the Kansas State mascot). Lost Lettermen even reported that the Kansas State president wrote her a letter to jokingly offer her a scholarship for 2025.

All of that could lead to a very purple future for the kindergartner. Or it might not. Life is funny that way. The only thing we can all rest assured about is that there is absolutely, positively no way that Emma Burton will be attending the University of Kansas. At this point, that's probably perfectly fine with Jayhawk fans, too.

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KcMizzou
02-14-2012, 10:24 PM
Old news. (No news) But I applaud that little girl. :clap:

pr_capone
02-14-2012, 10:24 PM
smart kid. too bad she sold out in the end instead of sticking to her guns.

definitely lost points with me there.

KCrockaholic
02-14-2012, 10:28 PM
That's awesome. If it was my child, and say he/she refused to color a raiders or broncos logo, I would be ecstatic.

KCrockaholic
02-14-2012, 10:29 PM
I hope she colored the jayhawk purple and gray.

Pasta Giant Meatball
02-14-2012, 10:31 PM
Should have drew Calvin pissing on it.

KcMizzou
02-14-2012, 10:31 PM
My younger son as a toddler used to say "Love the Chiefs, hate the Raiders"... before he could say much else.

Baconeater
02-14-2012, 10:31 PM
Pathetic. Kids should do as they're told.

DA_T_84
02-14-2012, 10:31 PM
My good friend's niece.

She's a fire cracker. :)

KcMizzou
02-14-2012, 10:33 PM
Pathetic. Kids should do as they're told....unless they're told by a Beaker to participate in Beaker brainwashing activities.


:D

Brock
02-14-2012, 10:34 PM
Dumb. Any teacher in Kansas should know to have a powercat or two for the retarded kids.

Pasta Giant Meatball
02-14-2012, 10:35 PM
...unless they're told by a Beaker to participate in Beaker brainwashing activities.


:D

...like listening to Rock Cawk Chicken Sqwuak

LiveSteam
02-14-2012, 10:35 PM
Dumb. Any teacher in Kansas should know to have a powercat or two for the retarded kids.

LMAOLMAO

Mr_Tomahawk
02-14-2012, 10:37 PM
Dumb. Any teacher in Kansas should know to have a powercat or two for the retarded kids.

:clap:

FAX
02-14-2012, 10:39 PM
ROFL

Damn.

FAX

Kyle DeLexus
02-14-2012, 10:41 PM
She'll end up dating an older guy that ends up attending KU and completely changing from her parents influence and following the guy to Kansas. Happens all the time.

Fish
02-14-2012, 10:44 PM
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/475/paddle02.jpg

stonedstooge
02-14-2012, 10:45 PM
Did the next coloring page consist of the badmen dressed in black and white stripes?

Raiderhader
02-14-2012, 10:46 PM
That is awesome. Sounds like something I would do. Though I'm a little disappointed in the mother. She should have complained to the teacher about promoting a symbol or murder, rape, arson and robbery in her class room.

Epic Fail 007
02-14-2012, 10:47 PM
LMAOLMAO

whats funny about calling a kid a retard?you sir is whats wrong with young people today.

Chief_For_Life58
02-14-2012, 10:48 PM
...unless they're told by a Beaker to participate in Beaker brainwashing activities.


:D

a child mizzou fan wouldnt even know how to spell yet

Baconeater
02-14-2012, 10:48 PM
whats funny about calling a kid a retard?you sir is whats wrong with young people today.
You sir is what's wrong with retarded people today.

KcMizzou
02-14-2012, 10:50 PM
You sir is what's wrong with retarded people today.LMAO

Brock
02-14-2012, 10:51 PM
whats funny about calling a kid a retard?you sir is whats wrong with young people today.

I'm sorry, I know it's a sensitive subject for you.

Pasta Giant Meatball
02-14-2012, 10:57 PM
This is how KU came up with the color scheme and Pilgrim shoes back in the day. Color the chicken win a star.

KCrockaholic
02-14-2012, 10:58 PM
a child mizzou fan wouldnt even know how to spell yet

Or use punctuation?

FAX
02-14-2012, 11:15 PM
Don't pay any attention to them, Mr. eric007. I'm confident that you passed that class.

But seriously, I'm with you. I don't believe that little kids should be called names behind their backs like this. If you're going to insult a kindergartner, you need to do it in front of their parents. That way, the little asswipe will grow up knowing that his or her parents are a couple of pussies.

FAX

ThaVirus
02-15-2012, 12:06 AM
smart kid. too bad she sold out in the end instead of sticking to her guns.

definitely lost points with me there.

I'm sure your disapproval is tearing her up inside.

Setsuna
02-15-2012, 12:19 AM
Is 4 ft normal for a 5 year old?

doomy3
02-15-2012, 12:21 AM
You sir is what's wrong with retarded people today.

LMAO

Fruit Ninja
02-15-2012, 12:23 AM
I dont see a problem here!

Bambi
02-15-2012, 02:58 AM
KU territory you do as KU tells you.

That's what makes a Champion.

LiveSteam
02-15-2012, 04:12 AM
Is their a tall building in this story somewhere ?

bevischief
02-15-2012, 07:15 AM
Did the kid write that story? That was worse than what comes out of the Star sports department.

Inmem58
02-15-2012, 07:35 AM
That's loyalty

Frazod
02-15-2012, 09:23 AM
Burton did color the Jayhawk. She brought it to school, along with the terrific Powercat apology note (complete with redacted teacher name that you see above). And the next day, after the Jayhawk had officially been recognized by her teacher, little Emma Burton threw it in the trash at her house.

She should have wiped her ass with it first.

frankotank
02-15-2012, 10:13 AM
That is awesome. Sounds like something I would do. Though I'm a little disappointed in the mother. She should have complained to the teacher about promoting a symbol or murder, rape, arson and robbery in her class room.

aww man! you beat me to it. those jayhawkers.....what a proud heritage!

journeyscarab
02-15-2012, 10:23 AM
She should have wiped her ass with it first.

:clap: ROFL

tooge
02-15-2012, 10:36 AM
thats what I was thinking. Color that damned chickenhawk black and yellow