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    Notes From the Big 12 Tourney

    So far so good!

    The OKC folks are friendly and wish us good luck. Its in the mid 60's and NO SNOW! We had one OU fan ask "Why you all have woodpeckers on your hat?" If anything looks like a woodpecker is that damn Lil' Jayhawk. KU upset OSU last night and I had to here rock chalk jayhawk (of Up Chuck Jayhawk is a better version).

    If you can survive the drive across Kansas it is worth the Trip.

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    Photos of Pep Rally between Ford and Cox Convention Centers and Kansas (really that is all you see south of KC until you see the red dirt of OU!

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    Re: Notes From the Big 12 Tourney

    What? You get to drive through the Kansas Flint Hills, one of the most underrated scenic landscapes around.

    Not that there isn't plenty of really flat land like in your picture but that part is beautiful rolling cattle country.



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    Re: Notes From the Big 12 Tourney

    Driving through Kansas is insanely boring.



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    Re: Notes From the Big 12 Tourney

    I suppose it is either drive through Kansas or the dirt roads of Missouri. Not sure which is worse.



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    Re: Notes From the Big 12 Tourney

    nebraska is the most boring state i ever drove through


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    Re: Notes From the Big 12 Tourney

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    nebraska is the most boring state i ever drove through
    I haven't had that displeasure, the farthest west I have been is Omaha. Although to get to Omaha I had to drive the entire length of the state of Iowa to get there, which is not fun in itself.

    Maybe the fact that it was dark had something to do with it, but when we drove to Houston for the bowl game in '05 Kansas was by far the most boring part of the trip.



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    Re: Notes From the Big 12 Tourney

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    nebraska is the most boring state i ever drove through
    i 2nd that.. nebraska sucks driving through..u see a bridge and its like omg a bridge


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    Re: Notes From the Big 12 Tourney

    Driving through Kansas is insanely boring.
    And to think you were on the "good" side of the state. Try driving in the western half.


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    Re: Notes From the Big 12 Tourney

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    And to think you were on the "good" side of the state. Try driving in the western half.
    I'm not into self-torture.



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    Re: Notes From the Big 12 Tourney

    Quote Originally Posted by rte4st8 View Post
    We had one OU fan ask "Why you all have woodpeckers on your hat?"
    Those are the same hillbillys that would swear up and down that "Kalvin Simpson" was their men's coach.



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    Re: Notes From the Big 12 Tourney

    Had to laugh about the woodpecker comment! Silly OU fans.


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    Re: Notes From the Big 12 Tourney

    I agree there are parts of Kansas that are pretty boring to outsiders but that heading south on the turnpike shouldn't be one of them (for most of it anyway). That part of the state is supposed to be featured in this month's National Geographic.

    Besides what does driving through western Iowa have that Kansas doesn't?


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    Re: Notes From the Big 12 Tourney

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    nebraska is the most boring state i ever drove through
    Agreed. I've driven from CA to Iowa and vice versa. Nebraska takes the cake. No question about it.



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    Re: Notes From the Big 12 Tourney

    Quote Originally Posted by EggMcClone View Post
    What? You get to drive through the Kansas Flint Hills, one of the most underrated scenic landscapes around.

    Not that there isn't plenty of really flat land like in your picture but that part is beautiful rolling cattle country.

    It looks like the Moon.

    And do nmot eat the beans at Wilma's Fried Tortillas House.


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    Re: Notes From the Big 12 Tourney

    I would have to say that Kansas is much more scenic than the lower part of I-35 in Oklahoma (at least in the north).



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