With another football season just around the corner, Kansas State is giving fans a chance to win a trip to their opener versus Stanford. The catch? They’ll have to hang on for dear life.

The Wildcats announced an endurance contest on Thursday in which 80 student ticket-holders will compete to win an all-expense paid ticket to Stanford. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, the students will have to keep one hand on the statue of head coach Bill Snyder outside of Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. If after 31 hours (dear lord) there are multiple students still holding on, there will be a ‘bracketed’ rock-paper-scissors content to determine the winner.

When you think about it, it’s a fun, yet semi-torturous way to give back to the student community.

Still, if the contest goes 31 hours, that’s an absurd amount of time to stay awake, stand still and make sure you’re touching a statue. What’s even worse is the potential rock-paper-scissors matchup. Imagine completing 31 grueling hours of holding a statue, then losing the contest because of a silly, little game. Talk about a crushing way to lose out.

Going to Stanford to see the Wildcats play on the university’s dime would be awesome. Holding onto a statue for tens of hours, however, sounds completely awful.

Life is a series of trade-offs.


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