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CosmicPal
04-01-2012, 10:10 AM
http://s2.guyism.com/up/2012/03/hot-final-four-fans.jpg

El Jefe
04-01-2012, 10:11 AM
Good game KU fans, that was a tough loss for me to swallow, but you guys earned it. Good luck on beating KY.

CosmicPal
04-01-2012, 10:14 AM
Would you rather?

KU beats Kentucky Monday night for the championship.

OR

Get to spank this bottom for a few hours?

http://s1.guyism.com/up/2012/03/kentuckyfront.jpg

Now, now...you can only pick one. :D

Stewie
04-01-2012, 10:14 AM
Victor Ortiz ‏ <s>@</s>VICIOUSortiz (https://twitter.com/#%21/VICIOUSortiz) Rock Chalk JayHawk BABYYYYY!!!! Down to the finals! Kentucky watch out ;)


Rats! I was hoping Roy and Larry would sit next to each other with Jayhawks on their shirts/lapels.


Dan Wetzel ‏ <s>@</s>DanWetzel (https://twitter.com/#%21/DanWetzel)

Larry Brown, mentor to Calipari and Self at KU, said he's leaving FF to watch on TV. "I can't watch with Bill and John. It would be too much."

Mr. Plow
04-01-2012, 10:24 AM
Would you rather?

KU beats Kentucky Monday night for the championship.

OR

Get to spank this bottom for a few hours?

http://s1.guyism.com/up/2012/03/kentuckyfront.jpg

Now, now...you can only pick one. :D


I'd pass on Judd, take the national title, and then take this....


http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m537/emaregee/2012%20SemiFinals/120331-0237.jpg

Baby Lee
04-01-2012, 10:25 AM
http://s2.guyism.com/up/2012/03/hot-final-four-fans.jpg

WTF, KU makes Floyd DeBarber attractive to Thirteen? Miracles can happen.

Or has Olivia Wilde always been a fan, we know Jason has.

Mr. Laz
04-01-2012, 10:30 AM
We have to shoot well from the outside, period.

And Tyshawn needs to hit a 3 pointer at some point this tourney.

these

just hope to hell that TT has saved up all his offense for this last game.


we need to make some shots from the outside EARLY to relieve the pressure and loosen everyone up. A shot block early by Withey would be good too.

Offense has to open up if we are going to have any chance at all.

This win 'ugly' bullshit is not going to get it done this time.

Craqhead
04-01-2012, 10:43 AM
Dunno if this is posted somewhere or not. But I thought it was a good read.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303816504577311614144400788.html

Mr. Plow
04-01-2012, 10:44 AM
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/541827_350965701605987_100000776817560_890925_1704513730_n.jpg

CosmicPal
04-01-2012, 10:45 AM
I

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m537/emaregee/2012%20SemiFinals/120331-0237.jpg

You can have her.

And I'll take this one:

http://guyism.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/kentucky-girls.jpg

Bearcat
04-01-2012, 11:05 AM
I am weirdly optimistic about the Kentucky game. They are stacked with talent, but I think they can be out-hustled. They can get kind of lazy because they are used to winning in blowouts. They also haven't been tested much this year as far as close games or having to come from behind. I'm not sure how well they would handle it. We have the best coach in the business reviewing tape right now looking for some kind of flaw to exploit. We also have nothing to lose. Even if we get blown out, it takes nothing away from what has been a historic season.

But Kentucky CAN be beaten.

That's what I thought after watching last night. Louisville shot 34%, 4/11 from 3, made some incredibly stupid turnovers, missed a couple of dunks and several shots from under the basket... and lost by 8. Of course, when Kentucky looked good, they looked really good, but if the Jayhawks are in the game with 5-7 left, they're the team that's been in close games all season, and they're just there to play spoiler.

I think it'll be like the UNC game as far as there's not enough time to get nervous about it, and they'll play loose. But, unlike the UNC, I doubt they can hang for a half by playing UK's game... and they really need to hit some 3s and mid-range jump shots. Davis is just too good inside.

chiefzilla1501
04-01-2012, 11:18 AM
That's what I thought after watching last night. Louisville shot 34%, 4/11 from 3, made some incredibly stupid turnovers, missed a couple of dunks and several shots from under the basket... and lost by 8. Of course, when Kentucky looked good, they looked really good, but if the Jayhawks are in the game with 5-7 left, they're the team that's been in close games all season, and they're just there to play spoiler.

I think it'll be like the UNC game as far as there's not enough time to get nervous about it, and they'll play loose. But, unlike the UNC, I doubt they can hang for a half by playing UK's game... and they really need to hit some 3s and mid-range jump shots. Davis is just too good inside.

I agree with this. But the one thing you're also forgetting is that Kentucky has played some very sloppy basketball from above the arc. Louisville was EMBARRASSINGLY bad yesterday at capitalizing on turnovers. KU is a team that is going to make you pay for your mistakes, as they are outstanding in transition.

ReynardMuldrake
04-01-2012, 11:22 AM
That's what I thought after watching last night. Louisville shot 34%, 4/11 from 3, made some incredibly stupid turnovers, missed a couple of dunks and several shots from under the basket... and lost by 8. Of course, when Kentucky looked good, they looked really good, but if the Jayhawks are in the game with 5-7 left, they're the team that's been in close games all season, and they're just there to play spoiler.

I think it'll be like the UNC game as far as there's not enough time to get nervous about it, and they'll play loose. But, unlike the UNC, I doubt they can hang for a half by playing UK's game... and they really need to hit some 3s and mid-range jump shots. Davis is just too good inside.

Where Kentucky really hurts you is quick transition baskets and alley-oops. I think if we can deny them those easy scores we can keep things competitive.

I also don't think shooting becomes quite as important when you can get those rebounds and 2nd looks. Out-hustle them, beat them on the boards, watch for those transition baskets, and I think we definitely have a chance. Because Kentucky is so focused on making blocks, I think they are vulnerable to being out-rebounded.

Lzen
04-01-2012, 11:24 AM
This gif I'm sure will please KCC
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1035156/craft.gif

Not content to hack Craft decides to bring the cut block to the hardwood.

I don't like Craft as much, either. But let's be realistic here. Tyshawn stepped on the side of his foot/ankle. That hurts like a bitch. Believe me. And your first instinct is to take your body weight off it.

chiefzilla1501
04-01-2012, 11:29 AM
Where Kentucky really hurts you is quick transition baskets and alley-oops. I think if we can deny them those easy scores we can keep things competitive.

I also don't think shooting becomes quite as important when you can get those rebounds and 2nd looks. Out-hustle them, beat them on the boards, watch for those transition baskets, and I think we definitely have a chance. Because Kentucky is so focused on making blocks, I think they are vulnerable to being out-rebounded.

great point. They were absolutely dominated on the glass against Louisville. Also helps that KU has a few guys who are pure rebounders. Withey's not there on offense to be a scorer, nor is Anthony Young. Young in particular seems to have an especially good knack for getting scrappy rebounds.

O.city
04-01-2012, 11:34 AM
Who is the KU girl in the picture?

Pants
04-01-2012, 11:43 AM
I don't understand.

http://www.yidio.com/images/article/images/Jay-and-silent-bob.jpg

Chiefs Pantalones
04-01-2012, 11:48 AM
I've been satisfied with this season but let's go win it now. We've come too far.

O.city
04-01-2012, 11:49 AM
I'll ask again, who is the girl in the KU picture?

Pants
04-01-2012, 11:50 AM
I'll ask again, who is the girl in the KU picture?

Which picture? Are you talking about Olivia Wilde or the random KU student on Mass St?

O.city
04-01-2012, 11:51 AM
Random Mass street

Pants
04-01-2012, 11:53 AM
Random Mass street

It would be really cool if someone on CP actually knew the girl. :D

Baby Lee
04-01-2012, 12:03 PM
WTF, KU makes Floyd DeBarber attractive to Thirteen? Miracles can happen.

Or has Olivia Wilde always been a fan, we know Jason has.

WTF? Just looked into this, tapped Jennifer Aniston, tapped Eva Mendes, may be January Jones' baby-daddy, now giving Olivia the KC suburbs sausiche!!

http://www.cigarettesandcoffee.com/storage/WhatUpWithThat_3.gif?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1261432123363

ReynardMuldrake
04-01-2012, 12:30 PM
What a game!!




http://i.imgur.com/oxiA2.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/r8ujQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9H1TJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/tMB0n.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/SeB95.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/tNmyZ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/leBBN.jpg

Pants
04-01-2012, 12:36 PM
What a game!!




http://i.imgur.com/oxiA2.jpg



Whenever I see pictures like that, I can't help but wonder what it would feel like to be able to jump that high.

O.city
04-01-2012, 12:38 PM
I think Witheys volleyball background really helps him with shot blocking.



He stays straight up and down until the player releases the ball, very impressive.

ReynardMuldrake
04-01-2012, 12:43 PM
I think Witheys volleyball background really helps him with shot blocking.



He stays straight up and down until the player releases the ball, very impressive.

Not just that, but the timing. He doesn't seem to get baited by pump fakes and always knows when to pull the trigger for a clean block.

Bambi
04-01-2012, 12:44 PM
Good to see Coach Self cross "Naismith Coach of the Year" off his bucket list.

Bambi
04-01-2012, 12:49 PM
http://distilleryimage10.instagram.com/1298c7c47bb011e18cf91231380fd29b_7.jpg

Stewie
04-01-2012, 01:12 PM
http://distilleryimage10.instagram.com/1298c7c47bb011e18cf91231380fd29b_7.jpg

Who is that?

Buehler445
04-01-2012, 01:29 PM
Hinson?

O.city
04-01-2012, 01:30 PM
I think it's Larry Brown.

Bambi
04-01-2012, 01:36 PM
I think it's Larry Brown.

correct. Larry Brown left NOLA today. Can't stand watching Self and Calipari play tomorrow.

Chiefless
04-01-2012, 01:59 PM
I think it's Larry Brown.

I thought it was some old-timer janitor.

KC_Connection
04-01-2012, 02:31 PM
The media is treating this UK team like they're the '96-97 Bulls, which is ridiculous because they're not invincible.

They're a great college team playing another great college team on a neutral court in a single elimination tournament. Upsets happen in these kinds of games all the time.

Chiefs Pantalones
04-01-2012, 02:34 PM
The media is treating this UK team like they're the '96-97 Bulls, which is ridiculous because they're not invincible.

They're a great college team playing another great college team on a neutral court in a single elimination tournament. Upsets happen in these kinds of games all the time.

So pumped. We've come so far to lose now. I wish we were playing tonight. I hope we come out and play the best ball we've played all year. Saved the best for last.

WildTurkey
04-01-2012, 02:34 PM
Bill Self wins 2012 Naismith Coach of the Year

http://www2.kusports.com/news/2012/apr/01/bill-self-named-naismith-national-coach-year/



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Fritz88
04-01-2012, 02:39 PM
I am pretty sure LB is all for KU but does not want to hurt Cali's feelings.

LB said it many teams that his experience in Lawrence was the best.

Bearcat
04-01-2012, 02:52 PM
I agree with this. But the one thing you're also forgetting is that Kentucky has played some very sloppy basketball from above the arc. Louisville was EMBARRASSINGLY bad yesterday at capitalizing on turnovers. KU is a team that is going to make you pay for your mistakes, as they are outstanding in transition.

Good point... they had 14 turnovers last night.

The media is treating this UK team like they're the '96-97 Bulls, which is ridiculous because they're not invincible.

They're a great college team playing another great college team on a neutral court in a single elimination tournament. Upsets happen in these kinds of games all the time.

People will never learn.

Fritz88
04-01-2012, 02:55 PM
Bill Self Naismith National Coach of the year.

KC Tattoo
04-01-2012, 03:04 PM
:rockon:

Guru
04-01-2012, 03:06 PM
10 years ago I said who is this guy.

Well he's ****ing Bill Self!

Really? Most of the people in my circle were huge proponents of getting him in here.

Bearcat
04-01-2012, 03:17 PM
Simply saying they're a 2nd half team doesn't explain it well enough...

In wins over Ohio State, North Carolina, NC State and Purdue, the Jayhawks have allowed an average of 37.5 points in the first half and just 24 points in second halves. Their opponents' shooting percentages plummet after the locker room visit: Total field goal percentage drops from 49.1 to 24.2, and opponents' 3-point percentage drops from 51.2 to 18.4.

Mr. Plow
04-01-2012, 03:20 PM
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii61/wavinwheat/kuuk-1.jpg

Mr. Plow
04-01-2012, 03:49 PM
Kansas now has won more games in six years than any program over a six-year stretch in college basketball history. The Jayhawks' 197 wins surpassed UNLV's teams from 1986-1991 that won 196 games. “During that six-year period, we've had really three or four different teams, when you had to reload,” coach Bill Self said. “It's amazing to me the consistency these guys have had. I don't know what the secret is.”

Bambi
04-01-2012, 03:55 PM
Kansas now has won more games in six years than any program over a six-year stretch in college basketball history. The Jayhawks' 197 wins surpassed UNLV's teams from 1986-1991 that won 196 games. “During that six-year period, we've had really three or four different teams, when you had to reload,” coach Bill Self said. “It's amazing to me the consistency these guys have had. I don't know what the secret is.”

Was just about to post this.

What an amazing program.

Chiefs Pantalones
04-01-2012, 05:41 PM
KU can't afford to start slow tomorrow night. We could do that against the previous opponents but that won't fly against the talent of UK. We need to be clicking on all cylinders tomorrow night.

O.city
04-01-2012, 05:45 PM
KU has to start fast yes, but they also can't afford to have a stretch of 5 or 6 possessions where they turn it over and don't get good looks.


Kentucky is so good at turning that into a 10 0 spurt or more that can really put you on your heels or even knock you out.

ReynardMuldrake
04-01-2012, 06:20 PM
I read on ESPN that Louisville had 13 missed dunks and layups last night. 13! They easily could have won that game. I think we're a better team than Louisville. We play better in transition and have better defense in the paint. I think we have good chance of pulling off the upset.

Chiefs Pantalones
04-01-2012, 06:34 PM
Is Davis gonna be on Robinson?

ArrowheadHawk
04-01-2012, 07:27 PM
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/385659_10150767013771675_608001674_11875573_1401207458_n.jpg

Chiefs Pantalones
04-01-2012, 07:44 PM
Self admits Kansas ought to be the underdog, but he doesn't think the talent discrepancy between the two teams is the chasm some have portrayed it to be. "I haven't seen anybody pick us," Self said. "If anybody did pick us, it would probably be Digger (Phelps), and that would be the kiss of death."

Dr. Facebook Fever
04-01-2012, 07:44 PM
Self admits Kansas ought to be the underdog, but he doesn't think the talent discrepancy between the two teams is the chasm some have portrayed it to be. "I haven't seen anybody pick us," Self said. "If anybody did pick us, it would probably be Digger (Phelps), and that would be the kiss of death."

LMAO nice

lcarus
04-01-2012, 07:56 PM
This is fucking golden.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/v14H7mR84JA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YQyH1Yfp35k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Braincase
04-01-2012, 07:57 PM
Whenever I see pictures like that, I can't help but wonder what it would feel like to be able to jump that high.

When I see pictures like that, I wonder why the World High Jump Record belongs to a coked-up Cuban.

RockChalk
04-01-2012, 08:06 PM
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1035180/jay.gif

Love Tharpe clearly making fun of Mizzou

suzzer99
04-01-2012, 08:19 PM
http://o.onionstatic.com/images/articles/article/27/27738/SSWS-anthony_davis-web_jpg_630x1200_upscale_q85.jpg

Bambi
04-01-2012, 08:28 PM
This is ****ing golden.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/v14H7mR84JA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YQyH1Yfp35k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Been a rough few weeks here for Jack.

Bambi
04-01-2012, 08:30 PM
Love Tharpe clearly making fun of Mizzou

haha nah, Missouri doesn't even register with these guys.

The victories are too big at this stage.

ReynardMuldrake
04-01-2012, 08:33 PM
Self is undefeated in Final Four games, 3-0. Let make it an even 4!

Archie F. Swin
04-01-2012, 08:43 PM
So, in 88 we had Danny and the Miracles. For 2012, I like Thomas and the Tramps.

ChiefsFanatic
04-01-2012, 08:45 PM
So, in 88 we had Danny and the Miracles. For 2012, I like Thomas and the Tramps.

I was thinking Thomas (or Tyshawn) and the Heart Attacks

Chiefs Pantalones
04-01-2012, 08:59 PM
Paul Pierce ‏ @paulpierce34

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Shabazz need to go Kansas

Thig Lyfe
04-01-2012, 09:00 PM
Paul Pierce ‏ @paulpierce34

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Shabazz need to go Kansas

u guyz think Paul would replace Danny Manning after he retires?

Chiefs Pantalones
04-01-2012, 09:01 PM
paulpierce34: I need to go put Rondo in a headlock right now to let him kno what it's gonna b like tomm Rock Chalk

Bambi
04-01-2012, 09:05 PM
Paul Pierce ‏ @paulpierce34

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Shabazz need to go Kansas

When KU beats Kentucky tomorrow KU fans are gonna destroy Shabazz on twittah.

Chiefs Pantalones
04-01-2012, 09:21 PM
Yeah I'm not gonna be able to sleep tonight or focus on work tomorrow...

Mr. Kotter
04-01-2012, 09:48 PM
"Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!"

:):):)


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Go Jayhawks!

:KU:

Chiefs Pantalones
04-01-2012, 09:52 PM
Who's starting the game thread and what time?! LET'S GO!

ReynardMuldrake
04-01-2012, 09:53 PM
I was thinking Thomas (or Tyshawn) and the Heart Attacks

How about The Rebillders?

Chiefs Pantalones
04-01-2012, 10:08 PM
Atta boy Kotter LMAO

Paint this board blue!

Mr. Kotter
04-01-2012, 10:09 PM
"Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!"

:):):)


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Chiefs Pantalones
04-01-2012, 10:12 PM
I'M NOT GONNA SIT DOWN ONCE DURING THE GAME!!! I'M FREAKING STOKED!!!!! BLOOD IS FLOWIN'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHOCK THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ReynardMuldrake
04-01-2012, 10:13 PM
I still can't believe we're playing in the championship. Shit is unreal.

Mr. Kotter
04-01-2012, 10:18 PM
I still can't believe we're playing in the championship. Shit is unreal.

That's TWO...er, eh....a whole LOT of us. Heh. LMAO

KILLER_CLOWN
04-01-2012, 10:20 PM
"Everyone thought KU was an NIT team." Paypal Cal

LMAO

Nice bulletin board material there Worm.

Bearcat
04-01-2012, 10:32 PM
I'M NOT GONNA SIT DOWN ONCE DURING THE GAME!!! I'M FREAKING STOKED!!!!! BLOOD IS FLOWIN'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHOCK THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You should use your couch while you still have it, because it's going down in flames tomorrow night!!

Chiefs Pantalones
04-01-2012, 10:32 PM
"Everyone thought KU was an NIT team." Paypal Cal

LMAO

Nice bulletin board material there Worm.

Didn't he also say that he hasn't watched a lot of game film on KU?

Chiefs Pantalones
04-01-2012, 10:33 PM
You should use your couch while you still have it, because it's going down in flames tomorrow night!!

My wife will get ticked, but I WILL BURN MY F'ING COUCH IF WE WIN!!!

KILLER_CLOWN
04-01-2012, 10:34 PM
Didn't he also say that he hasn't watched a lot of game film on KU?

Yes, he's not a great game coach. His theory is recruit all NBA'ers and let them play.

Shogun
04-01-2012, 10:39 PM
Who's starting the game thread and what time?! LET'S GO!

me, im 4-0, including the game against unc

Chiefs Pantalones
04-01-2012, 10:40 PM
me, im 4-0, including the game against unc

DO IT SON!!! NOW NOW NOW!!!!!

KC_Connection
04-01-2012, 10:40 PM
IMO, Self and Calipari are probably the two best coaches in the NCAA right now.

Calipari is the best recruiter and a pretty decent game coach (he really gets a lot of big time high schoolers to play team basketball and focus on the defensive end).

Self is one of the best recruiters and a fantastic game coach.

Shogun
04-01-2012, 10:42 PM
DO IT SON!!! NOW NOW NOW!!!!!

its not even midnight, do you want bad mojo?

Bearcat
04-01-2012, 10:42 PM
DO IT SON!!! NOW NOW NOW!!!!!

It's not game day.

Chiefs Pantalones
04-01-2012, 10:42 PM
its not even midnight, do you want bad mojo?

sorry I'm pumped. Do as you will.

Ari Chi3fs
04-01-2012, 10:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- There is no pressure on Bill Self to win his second national title, but if he does beat John Calipari for the second time in the ultimate game, he'll convert from a great coach with one championship into an active legend with two.

Two-for-two at that. Two Final Fours, two championships, both over Cal. Forget Rick Pitino as a foil; Self stands to be the one who overshadows and haunts Calipari's career. Tough to imagine the game playing out like this, but if Kansas does beat Kentucky, Self will widen the gap between himself and all but three other coaches in the game (see below), putting a title-less Calipari even further in the rear-view. Calipari's team has six McDonald's All-American's. Kansas: not a one.

Kansas has been to 14 Final Fours. Not surprising. That's fifth all-time, behind Duke, UCLA, Kentucky and North Carolina. The surprising part? This program has just three national titles. Those titles came under three coaches (Phog Allen '52, Larry Brown in '88, Self in '08). Delivering two titles in a four-year span at KU is unprecedented. Now we're understanding the weight of the accomplishment if Self can pull it off.

This winning-it-twice thing has become common in the past decade, and maybe Self speaks to the most powerful era of college hoops coaching we've ever seen, but still: getting two is hard and rare. Fourteen coaches have done it in history. Jim Boeheim and Pitino don't have two titles. Neither do retired greats John Thompson, Gary Williams, Jerry Tarkanian, Al McGuire and Lute Olson.

Self won his first Naismith Coach of the Year award Sunday. (US Presswire)


Self's long been one of the 10 best, even five best coaches in the sport. Winning two is the key to untouchable status and long-term hierarchy in college basketball for him. If Kansas wins, you know what the narrative has to be. College basketball remains a coach's game. Well, that and Calipari's inability to win a title. But that's another post entirely.

"I've always thought since I've been at KU seems like, kids are leaving earlier and earlier," Self said. "We had [two] one and dones, we had several two and dones, and a lot of three and dones, but I thought the most important thing were those transition years. If you're like us and you had really good players, you position yourself maybe for a year or two to maybe make a run, and then you retool it, maybe make a run again."

Maybe? Self is too humble. There is no maybe with Kansas. Not under Self. That's what we've learned since he took over nine years ago. There is nothing "maybe" about a winning percentage the hovers around .850 -- early tournament exits aside (and two titles completely demolishes any fans' criticism of Self's early exists in past tourneys).

But hey, think about it, if Kansas wins its fourth title we'll have had Jim Calhoun, Billy Donovan, Self and Roy Williams win it all twice in the past eight years, while Mike Krzyzewski got mixed in there to win his oh-by-the-way fourth championship. At no other time will it be more appropriate to call college basketball the preeminent coaching sport than if it's Jayhawks over Wildcats. Calipari's no pushover, but he can't win two in one night. He can't get his esteem to the level with one title the way Self can with a pair.

Here's the list Self joins if he coaches to a crown in New Orleans. These are the two-timers:

1. Dean Smith
2. Denny Crum
3. Roy Williams
4. Henry Iba
5. Billy Donovan
6. Ed Jucker
7. Phil Woolpert
8. Branch McCracken

Even without the title, it's still a hell of a year for Kansas and for Self (is this his greatest coaching job?). Beautifully unexpected is the way a lot of Jayhawks fans see it. I think we can sometimes get caught up with big college basketball names and take for granted what some of these teams do in March. Kansas was picked fourth in the Big 12. Many believe this team would struggle to earn a single-digit seed. Instead, a No. 2 seed, 32 wins, and the most mind-blowing stat of all: Thanks to the come-from-behind win against Ohio State, Kansas' 197 wins in the past six seasons is a college basketball record.

"Wow. I did not know that," Self said when I shared the stat with him (discovered by our own C.J. Moore) Sunday. "We play more games now than they used to. UCLA back in the '70s, they would have won more games. … During that six-year period, we've had three or four different teams. We had to reload, and it's amazing to me that the consistency that we've had. We've been healthy. We've gotten good kids that like each other."

Self received more good news and tenability -- not that he needs it; just another trophy for the case -- Sunday, when he was handed the award that dodged him for the past decade. In his five previous nominations, Self didn't win Naismith Coach of the Year. In 2012, his sixth nomination, that isn't the case. Finally, a guy with eight straight regular-season Big 12 titles gets the nation's most prestigious coaching award.

"Winning the award and all that is a reflection of your team playing well," Self said. "I appreciate it, but I don't put a lot of stock into thinking I've done something that others haven't."

That's Self. His life after that first title? He said it didn't change much. If it didn't then, it probably won't with No. 2, but the legacy inflates two-fold. He joins the privileged pantheon. KU fans should be eternally grateful that Mizzou hired Quin Snyder instead of Bill Self in 1999.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketball/18227101/self-morphs-from-coaching-great-to-active-legend-if-he-gets-second-title

KC_Connection
04-01-2012, 10:56 PM
Since I'm always looking at KenPom, I decided to evaluate the NCAA coaches that way. Self comes out quite well.

Over the last decade:

Self's teams have been in the top 10 in the KenPom ratings eight times (and seven years in a row)

Roy's teams have been in the top 10 eight times (but only two of the last four)

Calipari's teams have been in the top 10 seven times (and seven years in a row).

Coach K also seven times (but only two of the last four).

------ Big gap after those four--------------------------------------------

Matta's teams four times (and the last three years in a row).

Calhoun's teams four times (and two of the last four years).

Howland's teams four times (but none in the last four years).

Boeheim's teams three times.

Pitino's teams three times.

Izzo's teams three times.

Chiefs Pantalones
04-01-2012, 10:59 PM
I want this so bad tomorrow night. I can taste it.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-01-2012, 10:59 PM
DO IT SON!!! NOW NOW NOW!!!!!

Not till midnight,... bad juju

SPchief
04-01-2012, 11:17 PM
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii61/wavinwheat/kuuk-1.jpg.

Silock
04-02-2012, 12:01 AM
Yeah, there were a couple of beat up cars out on mass last night. Not nearly the destruction seen in KY, though.

Mr. Plow
04-02-2012, 07:34 AM
I'm looking for something to watch on TV tonight - anyone have any idea's?

Lzen
04-02-2012, 07:48 AM
Love Tharpe clearly making fun of Mizzou

Explain? :spock:

Lzen
04-02-2012, 07:49 AM
I was thinking Thomas (or Tyshawn) and the Heart Attacks

:thumb:

Mr. Plow
04-02-2012, 07:50 AM
http://www.kansascity.com/2012/04/01/3529596/with-two-former-students-colliding.html

With two former students colliding, Brown quietly takes his leave

NEW ORLEANS -- NEW ORLEANS He couldn’t trust himself to stay much longer. After Kansas’ win Saturday night in the national semifinals, a delightful and satisfying evening for legendary former coach Larry Brown, he decided to remove himself from a difficult — and potentially unfair — equation.

This is something Brown will not deny: He loves KU. He has affection for other schools, other coaches, other places. But they do not compare.

“Nothing is like Kansas,” says Brown, who, 24 years after leading the Jayhawks to a national championship, still refers to the Jayhawks as “we” and “us.”

Throughout this season, the 71-year-old coach known both for winning championships and leading a nomadic life rekindled and embraced his relationship with the Jayhawks. He visited often, watched practices and, according to players, occasionally shared pointers from his 40-year coaching career. He watched game film with coach Bill Self and his assistants. When decisions were to be made, often it was Brown who helped make them. He spent most of the past month with the Jayhawks, along for a ride he once knew.

“He’s got to be around ball,” Self says.

Brown was sitting in the lower section of the Superdome on Saturday when KU came back to beat Ohio State and advance to play for the Jayhawks’ fourth NCAA championship. Brown cheered like a longtime fan, using his arms to shield his head from flying debris. Then he had dinner with the team. Late that night, the Jayhawks coaches began the task ahead: preparing for tonight’s final against Kentucky and coach John Calipari, who, like Self, got his start in coaching working for Brown in Lawrence.

Brown and Calipari still talk, Brown says, sometimes daily. Brown has attended Kentucky’s practices, too. He knows the Wildcats’ tendencies and some of their secrets. He also likes to talk. Deep allegiance and loose lips can lead to temptations, and if KU assistants were to ask the right questions, well …

“I just thought it best I excuse myself,” Brown says.

So he made a decision: He didn’t just have to leave KU’s locker room; he had to leave New Orleans. He didn’t sleep. When 5 a.m. came, he left his hotel, went to the airport and flew home to Philadelphia.

<hr>
It began 29 years ago, when Brown opted to leave the New Jersey Nets to take over in Lawrence. A basketball power, nearly a decade after its last Final Four and three decades removed from a national title, had mostly gone dormant.

Brown says now that, after playing for Dean Smith and later working on his staff as an assistant, he fancied himself a college coach. There was something about the family feel of a college program. So he took the job.

“I loved it there,” he says. “One of the greatest experiences that anybody could ever have.”

Brown inherited a 24-year-old assistant named John Calipari, hired by ousted coach Ted Owens the previous year. In 1984, a young basketball player named Bill Self visited for a KU clinic. Self told Brown that he hoped to someday work for him.

“I wanted to be like him,” Self would say nearly three decades later. “I loved the way he handled players. I loved the way he thought about the game. I loved the way he taught the game. I loved the way how he was always cool under pressure.”

A year later, on the recommendation of KU assistant R.C. Buford, Brown hired Self as a graduate assistant. Self says he was paid $4,400 for the 1985-86 season but that his real compensation came in knowledge.

“I probably learned more in that 10 months, because I didn’t know anything,” Self says. “I was a sponge.”

Calipari and Self eventually left the family, pursuing careers of their own. In 1988, Brown and center Danny Manning, who would also later join the KU coaching staff, did what hadn’t been done in so long: They won a national championship, restoring Lawrence as one of college basketball’s meccas.

“My hope,” Brown says, “was to be like Coach Smith and have the players come back and represent the school and the program like the way he did. And what better place than KU?”

Brown says that after that year’s tournament, though, a personal storm was brewing. His first marriage had failed, and in an effort to get away, he returned to the NBA months after the Jayhawks’ championship. This time, he joined the San Antonio Spurs.

“I didn’t think you could be a college coach and go through a divorce,” Brown says. “I just had to separate myself. It had nothing to do with basketball, had nothing to do with finances.”

Years later, he doesn’t deny that his decision to leave KU is stained with regret.

“Looking back on it,” he says, “I didn’t make the right decision.”

<hr>
For years, Brown kept chasing something. Maybe it was that feeling he had in Lawrence. Maybe Brown’s true love was just being wanted, being pursued. After leaving KU, he coached seven NBA teams. He left his most recent job, with the Charlotte Bobcats, in 2010.

Out of basketball finally, Brown couldn’t take it. His wife designed a room in their home as an office, but he preferred to be on a court. He attended the practices of the former pupils who had become head coaches themselves: Calipari, Self, Maryland’s Mark Turgeon and Villanova’s Jay Wright.

“I’d be at Kansas all the time,” he says, “but I don’t want to be a nuisance.”

This season, Self and his staff put Brown to work. He began spending more time in Lawrence, speaking at Self’s basketball clinic and attending early season practices. Soon he was breaking down film and offering pointers to KU players.

“He just observes,” Jayhawks guard Tyshawn Taylor says. “He throws his little lines in there when he notices something, but he just sits back and observes.”

Sometimes, he’s more hands-on.

“When there’s things that need to be corrected, little things, he may step up and say something,” guard Travis Releford says. “Or coaches may ask him on the side: ‘What do you think about this play?’ or ‘What do you think about that play?’ ”

Brown says he is careful not to overstep, saying he recommends tweaks or changes through coaches, not directly to players.

“I’ll talk to Bill or I’ll talk to an assistant if I have something on my mind that I think is appropriate,” he says.

Regardless, Brown became less of a stranger this year than a familiar family member who has spent so many years away. He says he wants to be seen as a resource for the Jayhawks. Not that he doesn’t get something out of it, too.

“It makes me feel like it means something when I come,” he says. “Whether I do or not, I don’t know.”

<hr>
Last week at the Final Four, Brown watched KU’s practices and spent time with the team. Taylor says he once knew Brown only as former NBA star Allen Iverson’s coach, the soft-spoken man who led the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA Finals in 2001. Calipari was a Sixers assistant during the 1999-2000 season. In 2004, Brown won a championship with the Detroit Pistons, becoming the first coach to win a title in both college and the NBA.

“I got to know Larry Brown through watching the Philly games,” Taylor says.

Now he knows him personally.

On Sunday afternoon, Brown was sitting at home, about 1,200 miles from New Orleans. He still hadn’t slept. In 2008, Brown attended the Final Four and watched Self defeat Calipari’s Memphis team for the NCAA championship, the Jayhawks’ first since Brown’s title in ’88. He says it was a shame one of his pupils had to lose, but at least one of them won, too.

“It was a win-win for me,” he says.

Anyway, this time it’s different. He’s gotten so close to KU, felt at home again with the Jayhawks, that he just didn’t know if he could keep hanging around without sharing something that might compromise his relationship with Calipari.

“I know so much about Kentucky,” he says, “I just didn’t think it would be right.”

After discussing his allegiance not only for Self but for the Jayhawks, Brown was asked who, in the deepest recesses of his soul, he’d like to see win tonight’s deciding game. No, he says. Don’t make him choose.

“I’m not going to reveal that,” he says. “I can’t.”

But this is a man who likes to talk. So he does. He says Calipari believes he needs the win, so that he’ll have the justification that he’s not just a recruiting headhunter, or perhaps the best coach to never win a championship.

Who does Brown want to win? Just listen to his words.

“I love John,” he says. “And I’ve gotten to know his kids and care deeply about them. But I could never have feelings like I have for Kansas.”

Lzen
04-02-2012, 08:25 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/tap-dancing-trees-elephants-behind-the-wheel-and-the-ncaa-final/2012/04/01/gIQAB8WWpS_story.html?tid=pm_sports_pop

ReynardMuldrake
04-02-2012, 08:25 AM
Explain? :spock:

http://kcsportsnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/dance1.gif

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1035180/jay.gif

Lzen
04-02-2012, 08:51 AM
This ought to make KSU fans feel real good. :D

Bambi
04-02-2012, 08:52 AM
This ought to make KSU fans feel real good. :D

haha

SNR
04-02-2012, 09:02 AM
sorry I'm pumped. Do as you will.We may as well not mess with mojo, dude. It's all pretty futile. We can't beat this Wildcats. They're just too strong and powerful, and we don't have enough weapons. Self is a great coach, but he can't take down the Almighty Calipari. Good run while it lasted, but these gutsy kids have no chance!

UK 98
KU 32

Thig Lyfe
04-02-2012, 09:09 AM
This ought to make KSU fans feel real good. :D

Can't believe he had to leave Manhattan to have a good time. Doesn't he know Aggieville has a Burger King?

Bearcat
04-02-2012, 09:12 AM
We may as well not mess with mojo, dude. It's all pretty futile. We can't beat this Wildcats. They're just too strong and powerful, and we don't have enough weapons. Self is a great coach, but he can't take down the Almighty Calipari. Good run while it lasted, but these gutsy kids have no chance!

UK 98
KU 32

And with how KU has been playing, I'm guessing it'll be like 84-9 at halftime.

SECOND HALF DOMINATION!

Bambi
04-02-2012, 09:15 AM
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/526498_10150907563349867_500074866_12863518_990509152_n.jpg

Thig Lyfe
04-02-2012, 09:21 AM
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/526498_10150907563349867_500074866_12863518_990509152_n.jpg

the "ON" is unnecessary and kind of ruins it.

Mr. Plow
04-02-2012, 09:27 AM
the "ON" is unnecessary and kind of ruins it.

It's from the Chive tshirts....so yes, it is necessary.

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0065/0022/products/KeepCalmChiveOn500x500PROOF_medium.jpg?107054

Thig Lyfe
04-02-2012, 09:29 AM
It's from the Chive tshirts....so yes, it is necessary.

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0065/0022/products/KeepCalmChiveOn500x500PROOF_medium.jpg?107054

Which is a parody of the WWII-era British propaganda poster, of course. But you knew that.

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/066/016/keep-calm-and-carry-on-original.jpg

Mr. Plow
04-02-2012, 09:45 AM
Then it's doubly important to have it on there. :)

Thig Lyfe
04-02-2012, 09:57 AM
Then it's doubly important to have it on there. :)

Nope. "Keep Calm and Rock Chalk" would convey the parody just fine. The "on" just feels clunky. Also, "Rock Chalk On" isn't a thing.

Bambi
04-02-2012, 09:58 AM
Nope. "Keep Calm and Rock Chalk" would convey the parody just fine. The "on" just feels clunky. Also, "Rock Chalk On" isn't a thing.

I will be Rock Chalking on all night.

RockChalk
04-02-2012, 10:34 AM
Explain? :spock:

Ummmm..

Watch the video in the Mizzou thread of the guys dancing at center court around the Big12 tourney trophy. Ratliffe crosses his arms and does that little jig. Tharpe then mocks him in our video and laughs right after doing it.

Do you think that was just a coincidence, because I don't see it that way.

Bambi
04-02-2012, 10:38 AM
Ummmm..

Watch the video in the Mizzou thread of the guys dancing at center court around the Big12 tourney trophy. Ratliffe crosses his arms and does that little jig. Tharpe then mocks him in our video and laughs right after doing it.

Do you think that was just a coincidence, because I don't see it that way.

I see what you're saying but it's just a dance. Kansas is thinking on a national level. Missouri doesn't enter their minds anymore.

Lzen
04-02-2012, 11:40 AM
Ummmm..

Watch the video in the Mizzou thread of the guys dancing at center court around the Big12 tourney trophy. Ratliffe crosses his arms and does that little jig. Tharpe then mocks him in our video and laughs right after doing it.

Do you think that was just a coincidence, because I don't see it that way.

I get what you're saying, but I don't know that he was trying to mock MU. Might just be the circle dance thing to do. I dunno.

Reerun_KC
04-02-2012, 11:51 AM
I get what you're saying, but I don't know that he was trying to mock MU. Might just be the circle dance thing to do. I dunno.

We have been openly mocking them for over 100 years. No need to stop now.

Lzen
04-02-2012, 11:54 AM
KU press conference from yesterday. It's long (about an hour) but some good stuff in there.

http://www2.kusports.com/podcasts/press_conferences_postgame_interviews/2012/apr/01/bill-self-and-kansas-starters/

RockChalk
04-02-2012, 12:15 PM
I get what you're saying, but I don't know that he was trying to mock MU. Might just be the circle dance thing to do. I dunno.

Hey, not saying I'm right. That's just how I took it because of his laughing afterwards.

RockChalk
04-02-2012, 12:20 PM
Alright...I posted this on Saturday, so I feel it's good karma

Predictions on the game tonight? (sorry, I don't post in gamethreads)

I like what we had to say in the PC yesterday. We just sound like a team ready to shock most of the world. If we keep UK in the 60's, we win. 70's it's a crapshoot. If UK scores in the 80s, I think no way. I have no reason to feel this way, but I'm confident about tonight. The pressure is all on Kentucky.

We win, 74-68

shitgoose
04-02-2012, 12:31 PM
KU wins 65-61 in an ugly, physical Big 10 style game. I expect lots of whistles tonight. Hopefully on Davis and Kidd-Gilchrist, early.

Ceej
04-02-2012, 12:34 PM
UK - 77 KU 71



:(

ReynardMuldrake
04-02-2012, 12:41 PM
Alright...I posted this on Saturday, so I feel it's good karma

Predictions on the game tonight? (sorry, I don't post in gamethreads)

I like what we had to say in the PC yesterday. We just sound like a team ready to shock most of the world. If we keep UK in the 60's, we win. 70's it's a crapshoot. If UK scores in the 80s, I think no way. I have no reason to feel this way, but I'm confident about tonight. The pressure is all on Kentucky.

We win, 74-68

I have a feeling Kentucky will jump ahead to an early lead, and we play catch-up most of the first half. We make a defensive stand and close the half only down by a couple. 2nd half is neck and neck with several lead changes. Withey helps to lock down defensively with some crucial blocks and Kentucky visibly gets frustrated that they can't get the open looks they're used to. UK starts missing shots from outside and we pull ahead with about 6:00 in regulation. Up by 8 with a minute left Kentucky hits a couple clutch 3's in the final seconds but runs out of time at the finish line. KU wins it 73-70.

Mr. Kotter
04-02-2012, 12:53 PM
I have a feeling Kentucky will jump ahead to an early lead, and we play catch-up most of the first half. We make a defensive stand and close the half only down by a couple. 2nd half is neck and neck with several lead changes. Withey helps to lock down defensively with some crucial blocks and Kentucky visibly gets frustrated that they can't get the open looks they're used to. UK starts missing shots from outside and we pull ahead with about 6:00 in regulation. Up by 8 with a minute left Kentucky hits a couple clutch 3's in the final seconds but runs out of time at the finish line. KU wins it 73-70.

I'd love that to be true, but not holding my breath. Expectations put all the pressure on Kentucky just like Memphis four years ago; hoping for the same result, but not overly optimistic.

Zeke
04-02-2012, 12:57 PM
I simply cannot concentrate long enough at work today, to get anything done.

Dr. Facebook Fever
04-02-2012, 12:58 PM
Pretty much everyone outside of Jayhawk Nation knows UK is going to win so I don't know why they haven't cancelled the game yet. I guess they're just humoring us.

"Well they made it so go ahead and let them play I guess. Is Kentuckys name done being etched onto the trophey yet though? C'mon guys get it done, the game is tonight!"

Bearcat
04-02-2012, 01:07 PM
I really don't have a feeling for the momentum swings or if one team will take control early, late, whatever... I think Kansas could come out just as loose as the UNC game, and I think the quick turnaround helps that, but UK is more active on defense so I doubt they'll get as many easy baskets in the half court game.

UK had a week of UK/UL buildup, so I wonder if they'll be able to put that behind them right away... Calipari's not just coach-speaking his way through this, it's almost like he actually believes this is just another game. Not sure I've ever heard a coach go so far... he even said something like "we'll accept whatever happens after the game if we win," like he was saying "if they want to give us a trophy and put us on a stage, that's cool, whatever". Riiiight.

Anyway, I just hope if Kansas isn't winning with 5-7 minutes left, they're within a few possessions... I was talking to a coworker earlier (yeah, productivity is definitely at a low point), and he was saying they should embrace some of the pressure, because denying it and telling yourself to relax just causes you to focus on the fundamentals, which is basically what people do when they panic. I think it's pretty obvious that Kansas can flip a switch and not even think about it... EJ's 3s, the alley-oop vs Purdue, etc. They're not thinking about the moment or telling themselves to relax.

Ok, now I'm really rambling... what was the question?

6 hours...

Ceej
04-02-2012, 01:27 PM
I asked this in the other thread -- who guarded TRob in November?!

Mr. Plow
04-02-2012, 01:29 PM
I asked this in the other thread -- who guarded TRob in November?!

Jones I believe.

Ceej
04-02-2012, 01:30 PM
Since KU can't hit threes lately.


What's the over/under on UK doing that damnded stupid Three Point Goggles?!

sedated
04-02-2012, 01:47 PM
Maybe its just because I’m busy at work, but I’m not really nervous for this game at all.

I guess the media comparing a possible KU win to 1985 Villanova/Georgetown and 1983 NC State/Houston makes any outcome a little easier to take.

shitgoose
04-02-2012, 01:56 PM
I asked this in the other thread -- who guarded TRob in November?!

Jones but they doubled him often with Davis and Kidd-Gilchrist IIRC.

Jones can't handle him alone

Mr. Plow
04-02-2012, 02:00 PM
Maybe its just because I’m busy at work, but I’m not really nervous for this game at all.

I guess the media comparing a possible KU win to 1985 Villanova/Georgetown and 1983 NC State/Houston makes any outcome a little easier to take.

Ya, I get UK is a great team. But, let's be real about this. In their matchup early in the year (2nd game of the year), KU had it tied at halftime. UK then used 5 minutes & 18 seconds with KU not scoring a single basket to open up a 12 point lead. Then used a 5 minute 47 second scoring drought by KU to get it up to as much as a 17 point lead.

Basically, KU didn't score anything but some free throws for 11 minutes in the 2nd half and still only lost by 10. Sure, some of that was UK defense but we missed a ton of shots as well.

KC_Connection
04-02-2012, 02:15 PM
Jones but they doubled him often with Davis and Kidd-Gilchrist IIRC.

Jones can't handle him alone
Davis helps on just about everybody. He's like a roving defender. He is responsible for why they are so effective on D.

O.city
04-02-2012, 02:18 PM
If he's gonna help off Withey, lobs around the rim should be available.

Chiefspants
04-02-2012, 02:27 PM
http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/57340/players-from-isu-baylor-break-down-title-game-participants

This is perhaps the most insightful article I've found about the matchup tonight, it was incredibly interesting hearing from coaches/players who have played against both teams.

sedated
04-02-2012, 02:28 PM
Basically, KU didn't score anything but some free throws for 11 minutes in the 2nd half and still only lost by 10. Sure, some of that was UK defense but we missed a ton of shots as well.

And all of that was Tyshawn. 22 points, on 15 made free throws.

KC_Connection
04-02-2012, 03:13 PM
http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/57340/players-from-isu-baylor-break-down-title-game-participants

This is perhaps the most insightful article I've found about the matchup tonight, it was incredibly interesting hearing from coaches/players who have played against both teams.
I don't think KU was ready for the kind of length that UK has in November. They'll be more ready tonight.

Sounds like most think there that Tyshawn is the x-factor. I would have to agree. He can't be stopped by anybody when he's on.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-02-2012, 03:17 PM
3:40, fuck I'm stoked

ReynardMuldrake
04-02-2012, 03:34 PM
The advantage KU has but isn't being talked about much

Sam Mellinger

NEW ORLEANS — This is going to sound stupid, and maybe that’s because it is stupid. I think I believe this, but I’m willing to understand I very well may be wrong on this:

Kansas’ biggest advantage that nobody seems to be talking about against Kentucky in tonight’s national championship is that its players care more.

Look, John Calipari is a terrific coach. One of the very best in the country. The narrative about him being nothing but a collector of blue-chip prospects^ is expired and false. This Kentucky team is his masterpiece, wildly talented and also obviously engaged. They play defense. They play hard. They share shots. Encourage each other.

^ I also don’t want to hear about him exploiting the one-and-done rule. Like Cal often says, other schools are recruiting these kids too. He just signs a lot more of them.

This is a rare product: the most talented team in the country that might actually be better than the sum of its parts.

For that, Calipari deserves every bit of praise he’s getting.

But here is something that is fundamentally different most of the kids who play at Kentucky and most of the kids who play at Kansas: the ones at KU are more invested.

KU’s top three players have spent roughly 10 years on campus. UK’s top players have spent roughly two.

At least to some extent, that has to matter, and not in the way that analysts always talk about experience. What I’m trying to get at is something even less tangible. Thomas Robinson has talked sometimes of being driven by “a locker room of tears” at the end of the last two NCAA Tournaments. Tyshawn Taylor has been in three of those locker rooms.

I have no doubt that Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist REALLY want to win tonight. They’re athletes. They’ll be remembered forever by winning a championship at Kentucky, They’ll become the most successful freshmen in college basketball history. They’ll become more marketable in the NBA.

But if they lose, they’ll also be millionaires in a few months. Their Kentucky experience will have lasted less than a year. On to the next challenge.

I know that Darius Miller is a senior^ and Terrence Jones played in the Final Four last year, but for the most part, UK’s guys just haven’t put in the time that KU’s guys have. It’s only logical to believe that if there’s an advantage in which team wants or needs this game more, the advantage is KU’s.

^ Worth repeating, because it’s just incredible: he’s had 40 teammates at Kentucky.

Does that mean they get to a few extra loose balls? Grab a few more rebounds? Hold down defensive position an extra few seconds?

I don’t know. I think so.

But it sure can’t hurt.

http://mellinger.kansascity.com/entries/advantage-ku-has-isnt-being-talked-about-much/

Thig Lyfe
04-02-2012, 03:36 PM
http://mellinger.kansascity.com/entries/advantage-ku-has-isnt-being-talked-about-much/

Not that stupid, I don't think. UK's kids surely care about winning, but it can't possibly be as meaningful to them as it would be to KU's. Through no fault of their own, really.

Bambi
04-02-2012, 03:40 PM
Not that stupid, I don't think. UK's kids surely care about winning, but it can't possibly be as meaningful to them as it would be to KU's. Through no fault of their own, really.

There's a reason why Kentucky has no titles since 1998 and Cal has none.

Maybe it will work out for them tonight but college basketball takes heart.

Let's see who has more of it.

sedated
04-02-2012, 03:46 PM
I was pretty shocked to hear 3 or 4 kuntucky players say they hadn't done any scouting for KU. Said they would play their game and make KU beat them their way. That didn't work out so well for ole Roy.

O.city
04-02-2012, 03:47 PM
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Bill Self's average record over his last 13 seasons: 29-6.

Mr. Plow
04-02-2012, 04:02 PM
I was pretty shocked to hear 3 or 4 kuntucky players say they hadn't done any scouting for KU. Said they would play their game and make KU beat them their way. That didn't work out so well for ole Roy.


Like it always happened with Roy at KU - that works until someone gets you out of your game....and when they do, you have no idea how to handle it.

KC_Connection
04-02-2012, 04:11 PM
http://mellinger.kansascity.com/entries/advantage-ku-has-isnt-being-talked-about-much/
The outcome of sports often comes down to who wants it more.

ReynardMuldrake
04-02-2012, 04:17 PM
I was pretty shocked to hear 3 or 4 kuntucky players say they hadn't done any scouting for KU. Said they would play their game and make KU beat them their way. That didn't work out so well for ole Roy.

That actually could be a huge advantage for us. Does anyone know if Kentucky has seen a triangle and two this season?

ReynardMuldrake
04-02-2012, 04:19 PM
I was pretty shocked to hear 3 or 4 kuntucky players say they hadn't done any scouting for KU. Said they would play their game and make KU beat them their way. That didn't work out so well for ole Roy.

That also reminds me of that quote from 2008, was it Chalmers? "Everyone asked us how we would guard them, no one asked them how they would guard us."

the Talking Can
04-02-2012, 04:36 PM
That also reminds me of that quote from 2008, was it Chalmers? "Everyone asked us how we would guard them, no one asked them how they would guard us."

collins

trndobrd
04-02-2012, 05:09 PM
Maybe its just because I’m busy at work, but I’m not really nervous for this game at all.

I guess the media comparing a possible KU win to 1985 Villanova/Georgetown and 1983 NC State/Houston makes any outcome a little easier to take.


I like to think of it as a 1988 Kansas/Oklahoma type game.

ROYC75
04-02-2012, 05:56 PM
Since KU can't hit threes lately.


What's the over/under on UK doing that damnded stupid Three Point Goggles?!

We have to tonight, we have to hit 7 - 8 3's to open up the middle.

Mr_Tomahawk
04-02-2012, 09:46 PM
Fun season. I was NOT expecting to be playing tonight at the beginning of the season.

Probably Self's best coaching job at KU.

Thanks TT and TRob.

:clap:

Mr. Plow
04-03-2012, 07:27 AM
I'm curious, anyone upset about the loss?

Reerun_KC
04-03-2012, 07:34 AM
I'm curious, anyone upset about the loss?

No...

Not in the least.

Buehler445
04-03-2012, 07:41 AM
I'm curious, anyone upset about the loss?

No. I'm a little disappointed. It is never fun to lose, but it was fun to get there and they really had no business being there, but they did give them a game.

I'm a little upset that they called NOTHING down low. This was probably one of the better match ups we'll see down low, maybe ever, and it just turned into a fucking brawl. KU was getting decent post entry and we could have watched good big men make moves and defend well, but both sides were just mugging the shit out of everyone. It is terrible basketball.

But overall, this is a really good season for these guys. Couldn't be happier with the season. The fact that all those Missouri cocksuckers talked all that shit and went out in the first round to a 15 seed just icing on the cake.

Bearcat
04-03-2012, 07:45 AM
I'm curious, anyone upset about the loss?

Nope... when they were making a run, I thought "oh crap, I'm caring!"... but, it would have been such a monumental comeback/choke. Kentucky is worth the hype.

They had a couple of reports from Mass St last night, and it was pretty cool... KU fans leaving the bars, exchanging high 5s for a great season, and they were in a relatively good mood.

ChiTown
04-03-2012, 07:45 AM
Congrat's, KU Fans!

That was a hell of a surprise season for you guys. I can't think of any National Pundits that thought you would end up in the NCG. Great season.

ReynardMuldrake
04-03-2012, 07:49 AM
I'm curious, anyone upset about the loss?

I see it as a missed opportunity, but regardless I couldn't be happier with how the season has gone.

Dr. Facebook Fever
04-03-2012, 08:29 AM
I'm curious, anyone upset about the loss?

No. I was surprisingly chilled last night. Even without winning it all this season is among the most satisfying I've experienced in 42 years of fandom. Really proud of the team and proud to be a Jayhawk!

Lzen
04-03-2012, 09:14 AM
Great season, Jayhawks! They got a lot farther than most of us fans ever expected. I was proud of them this year. Next year we may be more talented but younger. Should be fun.

the Talking Can
04-03-2012, 09:19 AM
I'm curious, anyone upset about the loss?

no, UK was the better team

I'm pissed we missed so many dunks/bunnies....but playing the way we did all tournament, eventually your luck will run out

I woke up this morning and really wasn't bummed at all, we've been to two title games in 5 years...that is awesome

Lzen
04-03-2012, 09:26 AM
no, UK was the better team

I'm pissed we missed so many dunks/bunnies....but playing the way we did all tournament, eventually your luck will run out

I woke up this morning and really wasn't bummed at all, we've been to two title games in 5 years...that is awesome

3 in the past decade. Not bad. :)

Chiefs Pantalones
04-03-2012, 09:59 AM
3 in the past decade. Not bad. :)

We're KU. We're always back. Great year this year though! Can't wait until next!

KC_Connection
04-03-2012, 10:13 AM
I'm curious, anyone upset about the loss?
Losing any game is tough throughout a season, but you can't help but feel that this KU team accomplished everything it could this year. UK was just better this season and last night...they deserved it.

HolyHandgernade
04-03-2012, 10:20 AM
I'm curious, anyone upset about the loss?

I was upset about a few of our empty possessions, but not the loss in general. Truth is, KU really never found their offense this whole tournament. It was an amazing run considering how much we really struggled offensively.

Mr. Plow
04-03-2012, 10:21 AM
I was pretty amazed at how well Withey did on Davis defensively. Losing the rebound battle killed us.

KC_Connection
04-03-2012, 10:52 AM
I was pretty amazed at how well Withey did on Davis defensively. Losing the rebound battle killed us.
Yes, Davis is generally a hugely efficient player in the post. Withey has stopped a lot of great scorers this year, but I was surprised his length completely neutralized Davis offensively. Davis still has some developing to do in that area when he gets to the NBA.

HolyHandgernade
04-03-2012, 10:53 AM
If Withey can smooth out his offensive game, not look so mechanical, it would go a long way for the Jayhawks next year.

Mr. Plow
04-03-2012, 11:09 AM
Yeesh....


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RT @ KentSpencer (https://twitter.com/#%21/KentSpencer): Wild moment of the the night. Phil Knight wearing a championship hat with a big time embrace with World Wide Wes.

Mr. Plow
04-03-2012, 11:13 AM
Wow. lol.

NEW ORLEANS – Anthony Davis was charging right into the still delirious Kentucky (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/teams/kaf/) section of the Superdome, where friends and family sit, after the Wildcats’ 67-59 victory over Kansas (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/teams/kaa/) in the national title game. He was searching for his family. First he found the program’s friends.

He came across William Wesley, the basketball power broker who’s befriended stars from Michael Jordan to LeBron James. The two locked in a long embrace, rocking back and forth in celebration. When Worldwide Wes let go, Davis moved on to Lynn Merritt, Nike Basketball’s senior director and a man of immense influence in the game.

Later in the locker room, Davis and the rest of the Wildcats would hug it out with Phil Knight, the Nike founder and freshly minted Hall of Famer who was wearing the same “No 1 Greater” championship hat they were. Soon Knight and Wes were locked in joy themselves.

Bambi
04-03-2012, 11:14 AM
Yeesh....


https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/379232998/petethamel.75_normal.jpg Pete Thamel ‏ @ PeteThamelNYT (https://twitter.com/#%21/PeteThamelNYT)
RT @ KentSpencer (https://twitter.com/#%21/KentSpencer): Wild moment of the the night. Phil Knight wearing a championship hat with a big time embrace with World Wide Wes.

what a joke

ROYC75
04-03-2012, 03:59 PM
I'm curious, anyone upset about the loss?

Not at all, UK was / is a Great team with that talent. To win that game would have taken a super human effort, to only lose by single digits in the biggest game of the year is a big accomplishment.

I forget where I saw a quote or read it, saying the KU players wanted this game more than the UK players.:eek: What a load of crap that was. How many players in CBB can you say, they only play the game for fun, a NC title means nothing or very little to me?

This KU team was special. They accomplished a record 8th consecutive Big 12 title and run to the NC game. If I had told you or anybody this to start the season off somebody would have called for a straight jacket to stick me in.

Upset ? No !

Proud ? Absolutely!

Can KU make it a record 9th consecutive B12 titles next year? Sure, it's a better chance than what we had this last year.

Can we get to the NC game again? Possible, chances are better than last year, but it is still the NCAA Tourney, anything goes. We will be much better next year, have to wait to see.

Now, was I disappointed we loss....... Uh yeah, we didn't really play as well as we could have. Some major mental breakdowns and some stupid plays happened. Would it have changed the outcome ? I doubt it, UK was so talented we just don't know how they would have handled it had we gotten closer or took a lead late in the game. I somehow think UK would have handled it OK, it appeared that Cal pulled the dogs off on the aggressiveness to kill some clock.

I have no doubt that the better team won the game!

veist
04-03-2012, 04:50 PM
Was a great year, really proud of what those guys accomplished can't help but be a little disappointed for them to get so close and not quite win it all. Still great year, great great year and they really earned every bit of that greatness.

DJay23
04-03-2012, 05:48 PM
If Withey can smooth out his offensive game, not look so mechanical, it would go a long way for the Jayhawks next year.

Yeah he needs to get instinctive. I want to see him take a post feed and just go instead of taking a dribble, slowly faking left, slowly turning right, and then mechanically launching a shot from his shoulder.

Would be cool if he could go to all of the big man camps, but some work with Nick Collison would really rub off well on him I think.

Mr. Plow
04-04-2012, 07:17 AM
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Bambi
06-15-2012, 10:04 AM
http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/kan/graphics/nbafinals_splash-JB-61212.jpg

Chocolate Hog
06-16-2012, 05:14 PM
Lol you guys hired doc sadler.

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Mr. Laz
06-16-2012, 05:50 PM
sounds like Self is doing a favor for a friend

DJay23
06-16-2012, 06:09 PM
Lol you guys hired doc sadler.

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...to arrange for dinners and snacks and book hotels.

sedated
06-16-2012, 06:31 PM
Lol you guys hired doc sadler.

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Awesome hire, IMO.

ArrowheadHawk
06-16-2012, 06:44 PM
Awesome hire, IMO.

I like it also.

Chocolate Hog
06-16-2012, 09:15 PM
Awesome hire, IMO.

How so? He was a pretty bad head coach anyway.

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DJJasonp
06-16-2012, 09:51 PM
How so? He was a pretty bad head coach anyway.

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Not a coach

DJay23
06-16-2012, 10:03 PM
How so? He was a pretty bad head coach anyway.

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He was 101-89 (.532) at Nebraska and 149-107 (.582) including his stint at UTEP.

Bambi
06-16-2012, 11:19 PM
Great sign for Kansas. A coach like Doc Sadler that can take a completely non-existent program like Nebraska to be at least some what competitive...

He'll go help us pull in some more 5*'s? Why not?

Good hire.

Al Czervik
06-16-2012, 11:49 PM
Lol you guys hired doc sadler.

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To get the rooms booked and the food ordered....
You shit kickers hired him to RUN YOUR TEAM....
And then kept him for 6 ****ing years....getting you to the NIT a few times.

You realize how this makes you look, right?

Chocolate Hog
06-17-2012, 10:34 AM
Great sign for Kansas. A coach like Doc Sadler that can take a completely non-existent program like Nebraska to be at least some what competitive...

He'll go help us pull in some more 5*'s? Why not?

Good hire.

Doc sadler is an awful recruiter.

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Pasta Giant Meatball
06-17-2012, 11:19 AM
Best X's and O's coach in the Big Bevo!!

Ceej
06-17-2012, 12:11 PM
There's no issue in hiring this guy.

Basically plug him in until he gets more college coaching offers.

sedated
06-17-2012, 01:03 PM
How so? He was a pretty bad head coach anyway.

(to reiderate what others have said) It's not a coaching position, but he was good enough at that to make fuggin Nebraska respectable. Now we essentially have an extra coach to lend some Xs and Os when Self wants some help.

But I know you are just trolling, so you might want to learn what you are talking about before you mouth off and end up looking like an idiot.

Buehler445
06-17-2012, 01:26 PM
(to reiderate what others have said) It's not a coaching position, but he was good enough at that to make fuggin Nebraska respectable. Now we essentially have an extra coach to lend some Xs and Os when Self wants some help.

But I know you are just trolling, so you might want to learn what you are talking about before you mouth off and end up looking like an idiot.

Billay doesn't care if he looks like a go tard. You know better than that.

Chocolate Hog
06-17-2012, 04:36 PM
(to reiderate what others have said) It's not a coaching position, but he was good enough at that to make fuggin Nebraska respectable. Now we essentially have an extra coach to lend some Xs and Os when Self wants some help.

But I know you are just trolling, so you might want to learn what you are talking about before you mouth off and end up looking like an idiot.

Actually I wasn't trolling but its cute how defensive you get when I'm around. He was a shitty coach who put up 2 of the worst seasons in nebrasketball history.

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sedated
06-17-2012, 04:41 PM
its cute how defensive you get when I'm around.

Consider it "the troll who cried wolf" treatment.

Chocolate Hog
06-17-2012, 05:03 PM
Consider it "the troll who cried wolf" treatment.

Lol got it.

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WilliamTheIrish
06-17-2012, 05:24 PM
Doc's a good guy. Poor recruiter, meh X's O's guy. He may have been 101-89 overall but he was 34-64 in conference including 2-14 his final Big XII season. Although that doesn't stop the usual suspects from fawning over him for the ability have "close losses*".

See: Wooldrige, James.

CoMoChief
06-17-2012, 06:33 PM
Doc's a good guy. Poor recruiter, meh X's O's guy. He may have been 101-89 overall but he was 34-64 in conference including 2-14 his final Big XII season. Although that doesn't stop the usual suspects from fawning over him for the ability have "close losses*".

See: Wooldrige, James.

He's a good coach, considering what he had to work with at Nebraska.

Not a bad hire by any means. The loss of Manning is going to hurt Kansas a lot though IMO. I would have forked over the money it would have taken to keep him.

IMO Manning will be a HC for Kansas sometime in the future, considering he does well at Tulsa and where ever he may land after that.

WilliamTheIrish
06-17-2012, 06:48 PM
He's a good coach, considering what he had to work with at Nebraska.

LMAO
I love that statement. He worked with what he recruited. And he didn't recruit well.

Doc was fortunate that Gillespie left him some players at UTEP so he could use that one season to move up the ladder. He's actually a worse coach than and Danny Nee and about the same as Barry Collier.

CoMoChief
06-17-2012, 07:03 PM
LMAO
I love that statement. He worked with what he recruited. And he didn't recruit well.

Doc was fortunate that Gillespie left him some players at UTEP so he could use that one season to move up the ladder. He's actually a worse coach than and Danny Nee and about the same as Barry Collier.

Danny Nee got the Huskers to the dance 4 years in a row and a conf. tourney championship in the early 90's....probably the best time of the entire program's history. He's without question the best coach in recent NEB history.

Chocolate Hog
06-17-2012, 08:41 PM
LMAO
I love that statement. He worked with what he recruited. And he didn't recruit well.

Doc was fortunate that Gillespie left him some players at UTEP so he could use that one season to move up the ladder. He's actually a worse coach than and Danny Nee and about the same as Barry Collier.

Exactly. Sadler had poor tools to work with and a lot of it wasn't his fault yet he was still getting out recruited by schools like Creighton. Nobody mentions all the talent albeit limited that he ran off (white, standhardinger, etc) ffs one year a guy from a d3 school got the majority of playing time. Also nobody mentions how a few years ago docs team pissed away the last 3 games because of his coaching which coated them a shot at the dance.
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Lzen
06-19-2012, 07:41 AM
Chalmers able to handle Heat criticisms


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MIAMI
It’s hard to have much sympathy for anyone or anything associated with the Miami Heat (http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/team/miami-heat/71088), and it’s not all about LeBron James (http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/player/lebron-james/139949), either.




Dwyane Wade (http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/player/dwyane-wade/140995)? He’s already got his championship. Chris Bosh (http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/player/chris-bosh/140993)? Hey, he volunteered to be the third wheel in this circus. As for the rest, even if you acknowledge that they’re all under a significant amount of pressure to deliver a title, there’s really not a whole to complain about if they don’t. Can Mike Miller (http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/player/mike-miller/71364) really feel sorry for himself when he’s pocketing $5.4 million this season to average one 3-pointer per playoff game and watch James play some of the best basketball the league has seen? Never mind that whole thing about spending nine months of the year in a city where the rest of the NBA comes to vacation.
But there is one member of the Heat organization who deserves sympathy on almost a nightly basis. In these NBA Finals, I’m starting to feel bad for Mario Chalmers (http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/player/mario-chalmers/551469).
It has been something of a running joke the past couple years, the way Miami’s veterans berate Chalmers when he takes a bad shot or commits a turnover. But it’s happening so frequently now, so publicly, it’s almost uncomfortable to watch.
A couple wobbly possessions at the end of Game 2? There’s Bosh coming to a timeout huddle, screaming something unholy at Chalmers. A bad shot in the third quarter of Game 3? There’s James grilling Chalmers coldly. A missed defensive rotation on Russell Westbrook (http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/player/russell-westbrook/551529)? There’s Erik Spoelstra going crazy, and you can take one guess at whom his anger is directed.
It’s almost as though the Heat have found a security blanket in the midst of these nip-and-tuck Finals games. When something’s going wrong, yelling at Chalmers makes it all feel better.
“It’s not always champagne and roses in the locker room,” veteran forward Shane Battier (http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/player/shane-battier/71494) said. "There’s tough talk sometimes, and in a situation like this where tension and pressure is high, things get said. Would we all like a better manner at some point? Yeah, but he’s man enough to take it.”
And God bless him for it, because I’m not sure how many other players in the NBA would be able to withstand this much verbal abuse — especially

Granted, Chalmers has not had a terrific series against the Oklahoma City Thunder (http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/team/oklahoma-city-thunder/71099). After a 12-point, six-assist performance in Game 1, he’s made just 2-of-15 field goals since.
But Chalmers doesn’t have an easy job. Not only is he a four-year pro starting on a team full of veterans, he’s the point guard playing alongside some of the biggest divas this league has seen. It’s an easy balance, especially when he knows what’s coming if he doesn’t execute something just the way James or Wade expect.
“Everyone wants the best for Mario,” said forward Juwan Howard (http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/player/juwan-howard/71172), who acknowledged not every young guard can handle that kind of treatment. “He’s able to accept criticism and use it to his advantage. Some guys will go into a shell and become very sensitive. He’s not sensitive at all. He takes the abuse, and what I love about him is he finds a way to get better.”
There is definitely a little brother aspect to the dynamic between Chalmers and his veteran teammates. They pick on him because they know he won’t complain, and he takes it because he’s deferential to the point of being intimidated.

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Even when pressed about the abuse he takes every night, Chalmers has come to accept that it’s just part of the deal. And since the little brother never really stops being the little brother, it’s not going to change.
“For me, being a point guard, I have to be on my A-game every night,” he said. “If I make a mistake, my teammates are going to get on me.”
But Chalmers is only a couple wins away now from joining a select group of players with both NBA and NCAA titles, the latter of which he delivered to Kansas with a regulation game-tying, 3-pointer against Memphis in the 2008 championship game. The confidence to take and make big shots has been part of his aura since.
“He has amazing stones,” Battier said.
At some point in this series, the Heat will need Chalmers to show them. If he doesn’t? Well, we all know at whom LeBron will yell.


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Reerun_KC
06-19-2012, 07:58 AM
How cute is it to see Ballsack and Billay blowing each other in a KU thread...

Mr. Laz
06-19-2012, 11:03 AM
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06-19-2012, 11:28 AM
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Damn. Anyone miss Roy? Anyone?

Self IS the man.

Ceej
06-19-2012, 04:14 PM
Billy Boy playing in the celebrity softball game during the All-Star festivities.

That ought to be a hoot.

Mr. Plow
06-19-2012, 04:23 PM
Billy Boy playing in the celebrity softball game during the All-Star festivities.

That ought to be a hoot.


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Buehler445
06-19-2012, 10:03 PM
Chalmers played pretty darn well tonight.