The Sunflower Showdown was final night time in Kansas. That’s when Kansas and Kansas State play one another, and when all of the sunflowers are on the road, issues can get mighty scorching and heavy.
Demonstrating this for ESPN’s Huge Monday viewers was Nake Bukaty, a Kansas Metropolis broadcaster who co-hosts a present on Sports activities Radio 810, is a commentator for Sporting KC, and a correspondent for MLB Community. Bukaty was attending Monday’s sport as a fan — a giant fan, as you may see.
That’s Ok-State’s Xavier Sneed, who had simply crashed into the desk there. The response to this second break up predictably alongside occasion traces, with Kansas State followers telling Bukaty he ought to lose his job and — in not less than one case — his spouse whereas Kansas followers didn’t see what the massive deal was.
Native media personalities principally made mild of the incident, with Bukaty getting a style of his personal medication on this morning’s present.
And that’s all effectively and good. The rivalry acquired just a little hotter final night time, and that makes issues enjoyable. However extra importantly, sports activities acquired a brand new meme template that would hardly be higher.
Kansas received, 64-49, and Bukaty apologized.