Tuesday, June 24, 2008

White Owl Hits the Jackpot

Kansas' No. 1 fan is getting married. White Owl, who also goes by Jimmy Neal and Saul Tucker, and former Jayhawk student Julia Lee are planning to tie the knot. White Owl is 61, Lee 22.

While this union might might not be considered unusual in say, California, it's a different story in conservative Kansas, where dictatorial practices on who you can marry are the norm.

Fans have long known the wise, old Owl for his vocal support of the Jayhawks, rhythmic dancing and criticisms of the Vietnam War. Given that he knows how to put on the all moves, it was only a matter of time before White Owl found a mate. Check out this video of White Owl in action at last season's Nebraska-Kansas game in Lawrence.

But Lee's family is not happy about the daughter running off and getting married.

"They are still kind of struggling with this," Lee said. "My dad wants to meet with a third party so we can communicate about this. He wants to meet with me, my mom and a preacher to sort some of this stuff out. He wants this to end because he is not comfortable with this at all."

Thanks to Ryan of Gobbler Country.

3 comments:

greg6363 said...

Ah, true love.

Anonymous said...

Why am I not surprised, what a weird place Lawrence is. The land of fruits and nuts...

Everything Reviews said...

Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon approve...