Tag:Kansas Basketball
Posted on: March 17, 2008 9:43 pm
Edited on: March 17, 2008 9:47 pm

65 Teams... one goal.. to win April 7th.

So... Selection Sunday is over.  The seeds are set.  The bubble teams are... well... bubble teams.  Let's get down to business.  30 teams think they will make the Final 4 and maybe 8 teams actually think they will win it all.  For Kansas fans, winning on April 7th is all that matters.  While the same can be said for fans of UNC, UCLA, Memphis, Tennessee etc....  So, why the urgency in Lawrence this March? 

  1. 1988... it's been 20 long years of ending the season with a loss.  Jacque, Kirk, Nick, Wayne, Keith, Paul, Raef, Aaron, Rex, Haase, Woodbury and the rest tried.. but failed to bring home the hardware.
  2. Roy Williams... Roy winning at UNC still brings a bad taste to my mouth.
  3. Teams that start with 'B'.  Losing to Bucknell and Bradley in the first round in back-to-back years was not how it was supposed to happen. 
  4. Bill Self... has yet to make the Final 4.  I am tired of hearing that he is the best not to get there.
  5. Dick Vitale... used to think he was a fan... now he is just annoying.  Keep picking UNC every year... jerk.
  6. Darnell Jackson, Russell Robinson, Jeremy Case, Sasha Kaun, Brad Witherspoon and Rodrick Stewart... These Seniors are first class.
  7. Brandon Rush, Mario Chalmers, Sherron Collins and Darrell Arthur our superstar underclassmen that may playing their last couple games.
  8. If not this year... it's going to be a while.

So...  if this is going to be the year for Kansas to win it all... what needs to happen?  What are your thoughts?  What makes you think Kansas can do what it takes to win it all?  What makes you think they can't win?  If not Kansas, who?

Posted on: February 11, 2008 11:53 am

HUGE game tonight in Austin!

Tonight could make or break the Jayhawks season!  The horns are a VERY talented team and could cause a ton of problems for the hawks tonight.  Yes, they no longer have Kevin Durant, but this team has a ton of young talented guards and a decent frontcourt as well.  We are going to need to play at our best to win at Texas!  Because we swept them last year... they will be ready for this one!  Mario, Russ and Sherron are going to have their hands full with DJ.  I my eyes, he is the most complete guard in the BIG XII... maybe even the country. 

The Jayhawks played well from what I hear against Baylor... but no 3's?  How does a team score 100 points without making a single 3 point basket?  I was VERY happy to see that both Russ and Sherron had great games!  And we shot over 75% from the FT line again!  Looks like Bill might be spending more time in practice shooting FT's!

I am really looking forward to watching this game tonight!  I think it should be an "Instant Classic".... as they say.

I must also say... I was shocked that Clemson blew that game last night against UNC... and how about that UCLA loss.  Looks like Kansas should climb in the rankings again this afternoon before tonights game. 



Posted on: February 8, 2008 11:08 am

Tournament talk....

The big dance is only a month away.  What team(s) do you not want to see on your side of the bracket?  What teams scare you... if any?  What do you guys think about Duke's win at North Carolina?  Do you think Memphis is the real deal?  What about a team like Butler?  Can they make another run this year?  Is the BIG 10 as bad as they look?  What about the PAC 10?  Are they as physical as they looked last night in the UCLA game?  What sleeper teams are going to peak?  UCONN?  Kentucky? 

Selection Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year.  I can't wait to see all the possible matchups!  Some I would love to see are:

Kansas State and Indiana:  Eric Gordon against Michael Beasley would be amazing!  I think they would both score 40+ in that game!

Kansas and North Carolina:  I know all Kansas fans would love to see this game in the final.  Roy Williams against Kansas!  I can see the press conference now... Roy crying like a baby... saying how he never wanted to play against Kansas!

Memphis against Duke: I think this game would be very entertaining!  Lots of 3's and great guard play.  Could Derrick Rose handle the pressure as a freshman?

Tennessee against Butler:  Coach Pearl knows all about Butler going back to his days at UW-Milwaukee.

This years tournament is going to be a great one!  I can't wait!

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