Stan Parrish was K-State’s football coach for most of my time there. He was supposed to turn things around, but he won two games. If you’ve been to a K-state game in the last 20 years, know that when I was there, it was the exact opposite experience. No one went to the games. I had a friend who got sick in the student section, and there was plenty of room for everyone to shift away from it and continue watching the game. Also, even though we stank on ice, that did not keep my friend Dan and I from inventing Willie the Wildcat’s K S U move/cheer. (We should get a nickel every time he does it.). Nor did it keep us from charging the field after beating KU to bring home a piece of the goalpost and then later start a riot in Aggieville; and by us, I mean the general student body, not Gish and me.
My brother Mike: I will confirm that you and Dan started/invented the K S U cheer, with Dan on your shoulders and making the letters with his arms. Unfortunately there were only a handful of plays that merited the cheer, and even less fans to see it.
My boss Richard: I went to every single home game for three years: 1965, 1966, 1967. Old Memorial Stadium. We often carried a Gott cooler and cups through the gate with us…no questions asked. I remember beating Colorado State in the first win in years! The good ole days.