Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2004, 11:56 PM  
Wile_E_Coyote Wile_E_Coyote is offline
avatar down for remodel
 
Wile_E_Coyote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Casino cash: $5000
Headline this story

PITTSBURG, Kan. -- While the Gorillas were chewing up Western State College of Colorado's football team 56-6 a couple of weeks ago, something else was eating at the opposing team -- and nearly everyone else at Pittsburg State University's Carnie Smith Stadium that night.

Now the Crawford County Health Department, Kansas State University entomologists, exterminators and some formerly itchy visitors are trying to find out what caused the mysterious bites.


Jerry Swaro, of Salida, Colo., whose son Mike is a middle linebacker for Western State, said fans were so badly bitten at the Aug. 26 game that many thought they had been overnight victims of bedbugs at a Pittsburg hotel.



But when some fans who had not stayed overnight in town also complained of the bites, it became apparent that something at the game had been having a feast.


"My wife even went to the emergency room in Salida," Jerry Swaro said. "Nobody knows what these things are, but we have all been bitten."

An assistant athletic director at Western State said players and coaches complained about the bites for about four days before they went away.


Steve Shepherd, a local exterminator, said a bug that was sent to Kansas State last week turned out to be a clover mite, which feeds off grass. He said he found other types of small insects on the Internet that fit the profile of what bit all those people, but until the culprit has been identified conclusively, applying pesticides to the field would be a waste of time and money.


Besides the football fans, many other people who have visited Pittsburg in the past two weeks have been calling county offices, family members and the local media to find out what bit them.

Pittsburg State's sports information director said the Gorillas have not been complaining about the bites any more than other people who live in the area.


The Pittsburg State football team played at Fort Hays State University on Saturday, but the Gorillas are back at home this weekend, hosting Truman State University.
Posts: 6,009
Wile_E_Coyote is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.Wile_E_Coyote is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2004, 11:59 PM   #2
beavis beavis is offline
Free Born Man of the USA
 
beavis's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2003
Casino cash: $5000
"Dirty bastards of Pittsburg require shower before annual asswhooping by NWMSU"
Posts: 7,587
beavis is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.beavis is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2004, 12:00 AM   #3
Phobia Phobia is offline
Together is Powerful
 
Phobia's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: KCMO
Casino cash: $5673
College Football Fans Haven't the Slightest Idea Where to Purchase Calomine Lotion.
Posts: 55,756
Phobia is obviously part of the inner Circle.Phobia is obviously part of the inner Circle.Phobia is obviously part of the inner Circle.Phobia is obviously part of the inner Circle.Phobia is obviously part of the inner Circle.Phobia is obviously part of the inner Circle.Phobia is obviously part of the inner Circle.Phobia is obviously part of the inner Circle.Phobia is obviously part of the inner Circle.Phobia is obviously part of the inner Circle.Phobia is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2004, 12:03 AM   #4
tk13 tk13 is offline
...
 
tk13's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2001
Casino cash: $19210
Gorillas and their fans mite-y bugged out over mystery visitor
Posts: 37,494
tk13 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.tk13 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.tk13 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.tk13 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.tk13 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.tk13 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.tk13 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.tk13 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.tk13 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.tk13 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.tk13 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2004, 05:31 AM   #5
Nelson Muntz Nelson Muntz is offline
Ha Ha
 
Nelson Muntz's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Casino cash: $5000
These little bastard bugs are a pain in the ass. I put some OFF spray on before I started painting outside the last few weeks and i was still getting bit. Its just like a mosquito bite only they don't quit itching.
Posts: 1,012
Nelson Muntz is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.Nelson Muntz is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:02 PM.


This is a test for a client's site.
A new website that shows member-created construction site listings that need fill or have excess fill. Dirt Monkey @ https://DirtMonkey.net
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.