A few Do’s and Don’ts of Kstate tailgating!

Tomorrow, another season of football gets underway at Bill Snyder Family Stadium with a 6:10 kickoff against Stephen F. Austin. If you’re a first timer, or a seasoned veteran of partying at The Fort, here’s a few Do’s and Don’ts of Kstate Tailgating. 

Do: get some good sleep tonite

Don’t: say you’re gonna take it easy at Purple Power Play In The Park, then go to Aggieville afterwards, and forget to sleep. It’ll make for a long day tomorrow!

Do: bring the burgers and hot dogs! A little pre-game meal always make the experience much better!

Don’t: forget to hook up KSU superfan Robert Lipson when he comes by your tailgate! Trust me. He will be by your tailgate.

Do: bring your own beverages!

Dont: bum some from your friends! This isn’t Iowa State! (Jokes! Seriously though.They do have the nicest fans in the Big XII)

Do: bring some lawn chairs, or outdoor furniture to sit on.

Dont: bring a couch! and be tempted to burn it! This isnt West Virginia! (Jokes! Seriously though. They do have the…….fans in the Big XII)

Do: park next to an Oakland Athletics flag, or some other random sports flag. It’s a great landmark for people to find you

Dont: steal said flag once the sun goes down! (Jokes! Seriously though, Kstate has the BEST fans in the Big XII. We wouldn’t think of doing something like that…)

Do: Use the port-a-pottys!

Dont: just go in the grass! You or a friend could be napping there later!

Do: bring your sunglasses

Dont: forget to wear them while talking to them ladies! Ladies, likewise for you when talking to us hot guys!

and most importantly

Do: be respectful and courteous to others around you!

Don’t: forget that when you’re wearing purple, you’re not just cheering for K-State, you’re representing them! Otherwise, yell loud and have a blast!

Can you think of any others? Do: Share with us!

-Tyler Jackson

How safe are you from natural disasters where you’re at?

Time Magazine released an interactive map, ranking all 3,144 counties in the United States – from safest to the most dangerous – from natural disasters.

Using historic events from NOAA’s records, the criteria of ranking natural disasters includes: earthquake, hurricane, cold wind chill, astronomical low tide, coastal flood, avalanche, dense fog, drought, dust devil, dust storm, excessive heat, extreme cold/wind chill, flash flood, flood, freezing fog, funnel cloud, hail, heat, heavy rain, heavy snow, high surf, high wind, ice storm, lakeshore flood, landslide, lightning, rip current, seiche, sleet, storm surge/tide, strong wind, thunderstorm wind, tornado, tropical depression, tropical storm, tsunami, waterspout, wildfire, winter storm and winter weather. I didn’t even realize there was that many natural disasters possible!

The safest place in America is Sweet Grass County, Montana.

The most dangerous? Ocean County, New Jersey.

Where does Riley, Pottawatomie, Geary and other counties from Kansas rank?

Find out HERE

-Tyler Jackson 

This Day In History – August 29


Fifty years ago today, Roy Orbison released the legendary song, Oh, Pretty Woman!


The Beatles played their final major/outdoor concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco!

As fate would have it, on August 14th, 2014, Paul McCartney would return to Candlestick Park

…For it’s final public event EVER! 


The Supreme Soviet, the parliament of the U.S.S.R., suspended all activities of the Communist Party

This brought an end to the institution after 69 years of communist rule.


Mark Chesnutt had the number one song in country music with I’ll Think Of Something 

and then lastly…


Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast near New Orleans, destroying beachfront towns in Mississippi and Louisiana, displacing a million people and killing 1,836.

Despite Katrina being only the third most powerful storm of the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane season, Katrina was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States 

Hurricane Katrina caused $125 billion in damages

So tragic.

There are still no words.

-Tyler Jackson 

This Day In History – August 28


About 200,000 joined in a peaceful rally in Washington and heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. declare on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, I have a dream!

This was delivered one hundred years and 240 days after Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation.

Let his speech be a lesson! We ALL share a dream, we’re ALL on this rock together, so we should treat ALL people with respect!


Fifty years ago today, The Beatles appeared on the cover of LIFE magazine.

Beatles mania was crazy back then, and it still is today! 


George Strait’s single, Fool-Hearted Memory, became his first number one single!


The 15-year marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially ended with the issuing of a divorce decree.

and then lastly…

Happy 33rd birthday to Jake Owen

Happy 29th birthday to Shania Twain

and Happy 15th birthday to Leann Rimes!


-Tyler Jackson

Worst First Pitch EVER?!

A lucky fan got a chance to throw out the first pitch at the Houston Astros game Tuesday. She was so excited that she forgot to let go of the baseball until it was too late.

Wanna win free Tacos for life?!

Hey Charlie! Put that chocolate down, let’s go eat some tacos!

Taco Bell has announced a new contest in which 11 winners will win free tacos for life! After doing research, they determined if the average person ate $216 worth of Taco Bell for 46 years, it would only cost about $10,000, so that’s what they’re giving away – 11, $10,000 gift cards. But how, you ask?!

Once again – Charlie! No chocolate, let’s go get some tacos!! They’re doing a Wonka-style “everlasting dollar” give away! Let’s go find us that dollar!!

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – August 27


The owner of the Acme Packing Company bought a pro football team for Green Bay, WI.

J.E. Clair paid tribute to those who worked in his plant by naming the team the Green Bay Packers!

Fast forward 93 years, and Riley County’s very own Jordy Nelson is moving up in management!


The Guinness Book of Records compiled by student twins Norris and Ross McWhirter, was published for the first time and was instantly successful.

and then,


What a great year for music!

Boyz II Men started a 14-week run at number one on the singles chart with I’ll Make Love to You!

The record-breaking run came to an end when they knocked themselves from the top with On Bended Knee.

Great album!

and also,

Clay Walker ascended to the top of the country chart with Dreaming with My Eyes Open!

-Tyler Jackson

Bachelor in Paradise – Epsiode 5/Tuesday August 26th recap!

Last night’s episode of ABC’s Bachelor In Paradise was the series’ fifth episode, and the second episode this week.

Bachelor In Paradise is an elimination-style dating game featuring past contestants of both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

Anyway, about last’s night episode:

So Monday’s night’s episode ended with a TO BE CONTINUED: Is Graham going to accept a rose from AshLee? AshLee had been running her mouth, so he was turned off, yada-yada-yada…

Well, he accepted, and thankfully, they knocked this out in the first three minutes of the show. That meant, however, that two guys had to leave, so Marquel and Kalon went home.

In this episode, it was the guys turn to give out roses.

There’s three, or essentially half of the couples, solidly falling in love with their soulmates:

-Lacy and Marcus are probably the closest of all couples

-Graham and AshLee are content

- Robert and Sarah are content as well – and they finally kissed (She had been complaining)

-Zack and Claire had been an item for most of the season, but Claire wanted to know more from Zack, and what he wanted, but after three days of being together, Zack wasn’t sure of what the future held – so Claire freaked out and went home!

With Claire leaving, that meant only one girl had to eliminated.

How Bachelor In Paradise works is, each week there’s always an uneven number of guys vs. girls, so people can be eliminated. Since the end-game isn’t getting to two people left standing, they bring in fresh people every week. This week, two new girls come onto the show – Christy and Lucy

As each new contestant comes onto the show, they have a “date card” to take a person on a private date to catch-up, if you will. Well, Christy and Lucy came on one at a time, and they both picked Jesse for a date! Uh-oh! Drama!

Jesse, being the natural playboy he is, hooked up with both Christy and Lucy, so he had a tough choice in the end.

So who was the second girl to get eliminated?

After Claire left, Zach decided to shout a holla to Jackie, so he picked her, which left Christy and Lucy as the final two remaining



In the end, Jesse picks Christy with the final rose, and Lucy gets sent home.


By the way, a quick update about Cody Sattler, the Oakley, Kansas native and K-State grad. He’s still on the show and he’s fastly falling in love with Michelle…A little faster than she’s liking him. On previews for next week’s episode, it looks like that will be on the forefront of the evening. Should be good! Check it out next Monday, September 1, at 8/7c, on ABC.

-Tyler “I’ve OFFICIALLY lost my man-card after this blog” Jackson