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Old 03-24-2012, 01:06 AM   #1
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Thank you, Kansas. Need you again on Sunday.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:08 AM   #2
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What the hell does that mean? I almost asked a Kansas fan when we beat them in 2004 in St. Louis, but they were actually being too nice. They were wishing us luck and it was hard to kick dirt in their face.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:14 AM   #4
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What the hell does that mean? I almost asked a Kansas fan when we beat them in 2004 in St. Louis, but they were actually being too nice. They were wishing us luck and it was hard to kick dirt in their face.
The cult chant was first adopted by the university's science club in 1886. Chemistry professor E.H.S. Bailey and his colleagues were returning by train to Lawrence after a conference. During their travel, they discussed a need of a rousing yell. They came up with "Rah, Rah, Jayhawk, Go KU"[1], repeated three times, which later became "Rock Chalk Jayhawk, KU".
By 1889, "Rock Chalk"—a transposition of chalk rock, a type of limestone, that exists in Kansas, but only in the Cretaceous-age bedrocks of central and western parts of the state (more than 150 miles west of Lawrence) and on Mount Oread, where the University is located, which is similar to the coccolith-bearing chalk of the white cliffs of Dover—later replaced the two "rahs." Those responsible for the change are unknown, with Bailey himself crediting the geology department[2], and others an English professor.[3]
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:19 AM   #6
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So they decided to chant about a rock? That should have died out 50 years ago as the old chants did. And who the hell lets the geology department anywhere near a chant? Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore.
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The hand wave thing is the dumbest thing I have ever seen.
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They've escaped twice when they should have lost. I had Purdue over Kansas in my bracket then NCST into the elite 8. But I can't pull for UNC, so I guess I'll have to pull for them Sunday now.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:39 AM   #9
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The cult chant was first adopted by the university's science club in 1886. Chemistry professor E.H.S. Bailey and his colleagues were returning by train to Lawrence after a conference. During their travel, they discussed a need of a rousing yell. They came up with "Rah, Rah, Jayhawk, Go KU"[1], repeated three times, which later became "Rock Chalk Jayhawk, KU".
By 1889, "Rock Chalk"—a transposition of chalk rock, a type of limestone, that exists in Kansas, but only in the Cretaceous-age bedrocks of central and western parts of the state (more than 150 miles west of Lawrence) and on Mount Oread, where the University is located, which is similar to the coccolith-bearing chalk of the white cliffs of Dover—later replaced the two "rahs." Those responsible for the change are unknown, with Bailey himself crediting the geology department[2], and others an English professor.[3]
Chalk is a special type of limestone, CaCO3. People in this part of Georgia grow up calling the kaolin pits "chalk mines" but alas there is no chalk mined down here. Kaolin is a hydrated aluminum silicate mineral.
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The hand wave thing is the dumbest thing I have ever seen.

Dumber than the Dookies, "Lets go dook" chant??
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