By now you’ve heard of Kansas legend White Owl. You’ve seen him shake it on Fox Sports and YouTube. But it’s rare to see his words in print.
The pot-smoking hippie lifer was profiled in Saturday’s Kansas City Star and had some interesting revelations, like his time living with Jerry Garcia.
â€œThey all think Iâ€™m like the Leprechaun of Luck because when I go to the game I make them laugh,â€ he says. â€œYou know, the coaching is good, but theyâ€™re under a lot of pressure.â€
Now [White Owl] says he schmoozes pretty much through most games.
â€œThey know Iâ€™m not a problem and Iâ€™m not a drunk,â€ he says. â€œI just cheer about the Jayhawks and the Jayhawk spirit, and people love me for that. They come and take pictures with me. Itâ€™s been like a wildfire. I canâ€™t walk in a grocery store or anywhere without people wanting to take a picture or shake my hand. I donâ€™t know how to deal with it.â€
There you have it. He’s not a drunk. If the man says it, we believe him.
Now I’m going to go have a beer myself.