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ArrowheadHawk
03-25-2012, 06:46 PM
Old thread needs to die. KU on to the final four.
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Guru
03-25-2012, 06:47 PM
ROCK CHALK BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pablo
03-25-2012, 06:47 PM
In.

ROCK CHALKIN ALL THE WAY TO NEW ORLEANS MOTHERTRUCKERS!!

Guru
03-25-2012, 06:47 PM
KU up on the presser now.

http://ww2.wibw.com/global/video/flash/popupplayer.asp?vt1=l&d1=0&ClipId1=mms%3A//a1710.l1202841709.c12028.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/1710/12028/v0001/reflector%3A41709&LiveURI=mms%3A//a1710.l1202841709.c12028.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/1710/12028/v0001/reflector%3A41709&h1=Live%20Stream%20from%20WIBW&at1=News&LiveURITitle=Live%20Stream%20from%20WIBW&LaunchPageAdTag=News&fvCatNo=undefined&secure=undefined&akPort=undefined&akProfile=undefined&rnd=2199397

ArrowheadHawk
03-25-2012, 06:49 PM
Thomas Robinson has been named the Most Outstanding Player of the Midwest Regional

Braincase
03-25-2012, 06:50 PM
I am so proud of the University of Kansas.

Mr. Plow
03-25-2012, 06:53 PM
TITTIES AND BEER MOTHER FUCKERS!!!!!

the Talking Can
03-25-2012, 06:57 PM
just fucking amazing

ej hits the 3 and our balls grew 3 sizes that day

KILLER_CLOWN
03-25-2012, 06:59 PM
I echo the sentiments of all in this thread.....FInal Four BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thig Lyfe
03-25-2012, 07:00 PM
I am so proud of the University of Kansas.

MALE BIRTH CONTROL PILL BITCHEZ!!!!

Shogun
03-25-2012, 07:01 PM
rock chalk

Fritz88
03-25-2012, 07:01 PM
Feels good. Feels real good.
Posted via Mobile Device

Fritz88
03-25-2012, 07:06 PM
Bill: "This shit is tiring"

http://l.yimg.com/j/assets/p/sp/getty/e1/fullj.c3028c3c090ff5f7d5155d59ba521d9c/c3028c3c090ff5f7d5155d59ba521d9c-getty-141902975.jpg

Guru
03-25-2012, 07:09 PM
Just a little KU tidbit ...
Kansas has won three national titles in basketball. They occurred in 1952, 1988 and 2008. What do those years have in common? All leap years. Could this be the year for another championship??? Hope so! Rock Chalk!

DJJasonp
03-25-2012, 07:10 PM
Thomas Robinson has been named the Most Outstanding Player of the Midwest Regional

Hmmmm

Or EJ???

Ari Chi3fs
03-25-2012, 07:11 PM
Election years and leap years, baby! This is good mojo on our side!

Congrats to all the KU fans. Rock Chalk.

I'm taking the kids to the Fieldhouse tonight.

veist
03-25-2012, 07:13 PM
Still can't believe just how much of a lift the team got from Elijah hitting that three. Everyone just went next level on Roy's bunch, amazing stuff.

the Talking Can
03-25-2012, 07:15 PM
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Guru
03-25-2012, 07:15 PM
I love Mass St.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-25-2012, 07:15 PM
Still can't believe just how much of a lift the team got from Elijah hitting that three. Everyone just went next level on Roy's bunch, amazing stuff.

I'll be watching the game all week :)

Chiefs Pantalones
03-25-2012, 07:16 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/544778_10150643590873842_40139773841_9188244_1541095647_n.jpg

Oh Mass St...

Thig Lyfe
03-25-2012, 07:20 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/544778_10150643590873842_40139773841_9188244_1541095647_n.jpg

I miss u mass :(

Mr. Plow
03-25-2012, 07:21 PM
Braincase.....awesome rep!

Shogun
03-25-2012, 07:21 PM
i am so drunk

Mr. Plow
03-25-2012, 07:22 PM
i am so drunk


I'm working on it....

ChiefMojo
03-25-2012, 07:23 PM
I'll admit I never saw this season coming. I knew we could be quite good but when you lose the five guys like KU did, you just don't come back and win the conference yet again, go 31-6 and make the Final Four. Not to mention you might also have the POTY in T-Rob? Bill Self's best coaching job to date and he has been a ELITE coach for quite some time now.

the Talking Can
03-25-2012, 07:27 PM
http://media.lawrence.com/img/photos/2012/03/25/ku_bkc_unc_mly_20_t640.jpg?a6ea3ebd4438a44b86d2e9c39ecf7613005fe067

alnorth
03-25-2012, 07:27 PM
Kenpom hasn't released his final four odds yet, but with only 4 teams left, it is not difficult to do the math.

KU's odds against:

Kentucky: 37.78%
tOSU: 37.78%
Louisville: 63.58%

Louisville's odds against either tOSU or Kentucky: 25.8%

Kentucky vs tOSU: 50/50 tossup (both have same pythag, and its a neutral site)

Given that, you can calculate all the possible outcomes and reach this for national champion odds:

Kentucky: 40.53%
tOSU: 34.99%
Kansas: 16.79%
Louisville: 7.69%

Although Kentucky and tOSU are rated roughly evenly by kenpom, Kentucky has the better odds because Kansas is tougher to beat than Louisville.

KC_Connection
03-25-2012, 07:35 PM
Self and the team deserved this. There were a lot of doubters, but I figured this team was about the 3rd or 4th best team in the country when they played to their potential. I'm not sure they're better than either UK or OSU going forward, but at this point anything is really possible. Let's win it all.

the Talking Can
03-25-2012, 07:36 PM
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Al Czervik
03-25-2012, 07:36 PM
What a year for the Hawks.....
And Self is proving to be one of the best.

And MUrons have to hold their breath for another week.
Praying to GOD KU doesnt win it all!!!! LOL

the Talking Can
03-25-2012, 07:38 PM
http://media.lawrence.com/img/photos/2012/03/25/ku_bkc_unc_nk10_t960.jpg?b8ea04f16efcb7dc07c41fa674167d6870b19a92

Ari Chi3fs
03-25-2012, 07:39 PM
Bill Self's record is 2-0 in Final Four games. :-)

KC_Connection
03-25-2012, 07:43 PM
Kenpom hasn't released his final four odds yet, but with only 4 teams left, it is not difficult to do the math.

KU's odds against:

Kentucky: 37.78%
tOSU: 37.78%
Louisville: 63.58%

Louisville's odds against either tOSU or Kentucky: 25.8%

Kentucky vs tOSU: 50/50 tossup (both have same pythag, and its a neutral site)

Given that, you can calculate all the possible outcomes and reach this for national champion odds:

Kentucky: 40.53%
tOSU: 34.99%
Kansas: 16.79%
Louisville: 7.69%

Although Kentucky and tOSU are rated roughly evenly by kenpom, Kentucky has the better odds because Kansas is tougher to beat than Louisville.

Nate Silver gives us 39.6% and 16.7%.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/03/12/sports/ncaabasketball/201203-nate-silver-march-madness.html

HolyHandgernade
03-25-2012, 07:45 PM
Very proud of this team. Rock Chalk!

Mr_Tomahawk
03-25-2012, 08:21 PM
Jay Bilas, "Self is a Hall of Fame coach. This is probably his least-talented team he has had since being at Kansas...and he gets them to the Final Four. Amazing."

KcMizzou
03-25-2012, 08:22 PM
Congrats. I did not want to see this happen. But, some of you are good dudes.

Congrats, and farewell. (rivalry-wise)

Fairplay
03-25-2012, 08:27 PM
Great season. Unbelievable what the team has accomplished this year.

Coach Self has really done a fantastic job especially with losing so many veteran players.

Reerun_KC
03-25-2012, 08:38 PM
How did this team get to the Final Four?


What a great day...

Bearcat
03-25-2012, 08:40 PM
How did this team get to the Final Four?


What a great day...

NC State -- 6/21
UNC -- 2/17

Perimeter defense.

:D

Reerun_KC
03-25-2012, 08:50 PM
I am at the 3 minute mark of the 1st half...

I had to fly today, But Denver, Kansas City and Ft Worth Center kept me updated up until the 3 min mark of the 2nd half...

Thig Lyfe
03-25-2012, 08:51 PM
I am at the 3 minute mark of the 1st half...

I had to fly today, But Denver, Kansas City and Ft Worth Center kept me updated up until the 3 min mark of the 2nd half...

We lost :(

Reerun_KC
03-25-2012, 08:52 PM
We lost :(


:hmmm:

Lzen
03-25-2012, 09:18 PM
We lost :(

ROFL

chiefqueen
03-25-2012, 09:49 PM
Just a little KU tidbit ...
Kansas has won three national titles in basketball. They occurred in 1952, 1988 and 2008. What do those years have in common? All leap years. Could this be the year for another championship??? Hope so! Rock Chalk!

Also Prez election & Summer Olympics years

KILLER_CLOWN
03-25-2012, 10:27 PM
Time to get set for Jack Smack....talkin' bout them Tigers..

kchero
03-25-2012, 10:48 PM
Congrats KU fans. I am sure another trip to the final four is only more sweetened by the fact of beating Ol' Roy to get there.

KILLER_CLOWN
03-25-2012, 10:52 PM
Congrats KU fans. I am sure another trip to the final four is only more sweetened by the fact of beating Ol' Roy to get there.

Thank you, I feel bad for Roy. At first i thought it was an act, now i think he's torn and probably has some regret at leaving KU. We have Bill Self, we have the better coach.

Silock
03-25-2012, 11:01 PM
Self and the team deserved this. There were a lot of doubters, but I figured this team was about the 3rd or 4th best team in the country when they played to their potential. I'm not sure they're better than either UK or OSU going forward, but at this point anything is really possible. Let's win it all.

We're one helluva team for an 8 seed! ;)

Shogun
03-25-2012, 11:19 PM
so should i start next weeks thread too?

SNR
03-25-2012, 11:21 PM
so should i start next weeks thread too?Yeeeeeeeaaaaaahhhhh....

http://media.oregonlive.com/avatars/9956816.png

KILLER_CLOWN
03-25-2012, 11:23 PM
so should i start next weeks thread too?

A no brainer that there is.

RockChalk
03-25-2012, 11:43 PM
Guys, I gotta tell ya...This is probably the most emotional and excited I've ever been about a KU squad. This (and it's only the F4) feels even better than 2008. We took a squad of wonderfully great, but equally frustrating "kids" and somehow made it to the Final 4.

Shahon needs to go to Bill and say, name your price and it's a lifetime guarantee. Good Lord boys, we are in the Final 4. ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!



It's never felt so good to say that.

Ceej
03-25-2012, 11:46 PM
This week is going to drag enormous amounts of ass.

Glad KU loosened up and continue to do so. Playing with house money.

Mr. Laz
03-25-2012, 11:49 PM
How's my (#@$ taste, North Carolina?!?


http://distilleryimage2.instagram.com/c8cbf50e76e511e180c9123138016265_7.jpg

Shogun
03-25-2012, 11:50 PM
if that would have went in, that would have damn near been the best dunk i can ever think of seeing

Chiefs Pantalones
03-25-2012, 11:53 PM
if that would have went in, that would have damn near been the best dunk i can ever think of seeing

UNC has a load of talent but they sure are finesse. It's like flag football

ROYC75
03-25-2012, 11:56 PM
1st UK - UL meeting in Lexington, UK wins 69 - 62 ,opens up at a 8.5 favorite.

1st KU - OSU meeting in Lawrence KU wins 80 - 67, opens at a - 2.5 underdog.

Just what KU needs, being the underdog again.:)

KILLER_CLOWN
03-25-2012, 11:57 PM
This week is going to drag enormous amounts of ass.

Glad KU loosened up and continue to do so. Playing with house money.

No way, i'm going to enjoy every bit of this week. It will end one way or another next weekend so I really want to soak it all up. ;)

boogblaster
03-25-2012, 11:58 PM
YEA HAWKS .....

Chiefs Pantalones
03-26-2012, 12:08 AM
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KILLER_CLOWN
03-26-2012, 12:37 AM
AFH waiting for the team to arrive..

https://p.twimg.com/Ao4zCMTCMAEM2Sz.jpg

Guru
03-26-2012, 12:47 AM
now thats a crowd!!!!!!

KILLER_CLOWN
03-26-2012, 01:00 AM
Defense confuses Heels
KU’s triangle-and-two surprises North Carolina late in the game.
By RUSTIN DODD
The Kansas City Star

“Everywhere you went, there was help defense right there and ready,” Barnes said. “I remember the one time: I caught it on the left wing, pump fake, Travis Releford goes in the air. I take one dribble and Elijah Johnson or Tyshawn Taylor is right there.”

Inside the North Carolina locker room, there seemed to be some confusion on what defenses the Jayhawks were playing in the final minutes — or if they were even in the triangle-and-two at all.

Barnes indicated that the North Carolina players didn’t know that the triangle-and-two scheme was part of Kansas’ defense repertoire.

“They haven’t done it in the past,” said Barnes, who finished with 13 points while missing all five of his three-point attempts. “But they tried it out against us.”

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/03/25/3513278/defense-confuses-heels.html#storylink=cpy

KC_Connection
03-26-2012, 01:25 AM
We're one helluva team for an 8 seed! ;)
No doubt.

KILLER_CLOWN
03-26-2012, 01:51 AM
Self belongs at the top of his game

ST. LOUIS -- As Kansas players danced around the locker room with pieces of the Edward Jones Dome net pinned behind their ears, one of the greatest coaches in basketball history was stuck in traffic.

Hall-of-Famer Larry Brown -- the only man in history to win an NCAA title and an NBA championship -- hustled up the steps and out of the arena after the Jayhawks advanced to the Final Four by defeating North Carolina 80-67 Sunday.

As the cars backed up on Interstate 70, Brown had time to reflect on what he'd just seen from his former team -- and his former pupil.

When talking about Bill Self, Brown almost seemed in awe.

"I can't imagine how he's done it," said Brown, who hired Self as a graduate assistant at KU back in 1985. "The eight straight Big 12 titles, getting this team to the Final Four, I just can't imagine ..."

Brown paused.

"Our game has a lot of great coaches," he said. "But right now I can't think of many who are better than Bill."

That's because there aren't any.

All throughout Sunday's 13-point victory over the top-seeded Tar Heels, and even for a few hours after it, I kept asking myself the same question: Who in college basketball, right now, is better than Bill Self?

Not "Who has the best resume?" Self is more than 10 years younger than legends such as Rick Pitino, Jim Calhoun, Jim Boeheim, Roy Williams and Mike Krzyzewski. So comparing his Final Four count to theirs is unfair.

Instead, I tried to think of the No. 1 candidate I would target if I was an athletic director who had been given millions of dollars to start a basketball program from scratch. If I could have my pick of any coach in America, who would I choose?

To me, the answer is obvious.

Self.

"There's no one I'd rather play for," Kansas guard Elijah Johnson said. "He's the best coach in the country."

Or at least he has been since replacing Roy Williams at Kansas in 2003-04. Since that time, no one has been more on top of their profession more than Self, who has gone 268-52 in his nine seasons at Kansas. No coach in America has won more games during that span except for Kentucky's John Calipari (281-52). But 38 of those wins were vacated because of NCAA rules violations, so officially, Self is the leader.

Even more impressive is that Self's Kansas teams have won eight straight Big 12 titles, the longest streak of consecutive league crowns by a major-conference team since UCLA won 13 in a row from 1967-79.

"Year after year, we lose guys and people wonder if we're going to be down," fifth-year senior Conner Teahan said. "Yet, year after year, he finds a way to get it done. He just instills so much confidence in us. He makes us believe we're capable of doing anything."

It certainly helps that Self coaches at Kansas, where fan support and the ability to lure recruits enhance his chances of winning. Still, even the most tradition-rich programs experience dips.

UCLA has missed two of the past three NCAA tournaments, and Indiana returned this season after a three-year absence. One season after winning the 2009 national title, North Carolina was in the NIT. That's not as bad as Florida, which won it all in 2006 and 2007 but then failed to earn a bid the next two seasons.

Then there's Duke, which lost to No. 15 seed Lehigh in the first round of this year's NCAA tournament.

At Kansas, though, there has never been any slippage under Self.

Not even close.

The Jayhawks have never been lower than a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament under Self. They've earned a No. 1 seed the past two years and this season they're a No. 2. That, in itself, was a phenomenal feat for a program that lost four starters -- plus key reserves Mario Little and Josh Selby -- from a squad that went 35-3 last season and reached the Elite Eight.

"A lot of people didn't think we'd be in this situation," point guard Tyshawn Taylor said. "No one knew how good we could be."

Indeed, there's no question that Self has done the best coaching job of his career this season.

He has a fourth-year starter in Taylor and one of college basketball's top post players in Thomas Robinson, who has blossomed into a Wooden Award candidate after playing just 14 minutes off the bench last season. Otherwise, though, Kansas entered the season with a roster full of obscure players who had played minimal roles. Starters Jeff Withey, Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford (all juniors) struggled to get on the court last season.

In five months, Self has turned them into stars.

"Guys get better when they come here," Self said. "Guys go from playing 7 minutes a game to being a national player of the year candidate. You've got a guy [in Taylor] who was as criticized a player as there's been at KU since I've been here, and now people are saying he may be the best point guard to play here in a long time.

"It's amazing to me how much these guys have gotten better. I take pride in that."

It didn't happen easily.

After Self lost to Davidson in December, Self said he was genuinely worried that the Jayhawks wouldn't make the NCAA tournament. But Kansas got tougher, found its groove and went 16-2 in a Big 12 conference that featured two other top 10 teams in Missouri and Baylor.

No moment, though, illustrated Self's worth quite like Sunday.

read the rest here

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/tournament/2012/story/_/id/7737089/ncaa-tournament-2012-bill-self-proves-worthy

KC_Connection
03-26-2012, 01:54 AM
Yeah, Self is the best basketball coach in the NCAA. We already knew that before today's game, though.

KILLER_CLOWN
03-26-2012, 01:56 AM
Yeah, Self is the best basketball coach in the NCAA. We already knew that before today's game, though.

Some of us did, others questioned his ability to get past the Elite eight and some even considered 2008 a fluke...No more. ;)

KC_Connection
03-26-2012, 02:07 AM
Some of us did, others questioned his ability to get past the Elite eight and some even considered 2008 a fluke...No more. ;)
I don't count the Laz's of the world...they'll always find something to nitpick.

There's nothing fluky about consistent dominance in a power conference over an entire decade.

Fritz88
03-26-2012, 05:18 AM
I know he's still raw, but the if he still dominates in the next game and hopefully the one after that, would he be an NBA lottery pick?

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/HyzK7VjOahdR2Kih2dI8kw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTMxMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptusncaabexperts/Withey.jpg

Fritz88
03-26-2012, 05:19 AM
WHITE ON WHITE

http://www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Tyler+Hansbrough+Cole+Aldrich+NCAA+Basketball+v9EQq_0FdQdl.jpg

Fritz88
03-26-2012, 05:20 AM
http://media2.newsobserver.com/smedia/2012/03/25/22/33/F4F6k.Em.156.jpg

Fritz88
03-26-2012, 05:21 AM
http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2012/03/25/21/25/368-z3znm.Em.156.jpg

DJay23
03-26-2012, 05:22 AM
Barnes indicated that the North Carolina players didn’t know that the triangle-and-two scheme was part of Kansas’ defense repertoire.

“They haven’t done it in the past,” said Barnes, who finished with 13 points while missing all five of his three-point attempts. “But they tried it out against us.”

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/03/25/3513278/defense-confuses-heels.html#storylink=cpy

:eek: I understand a quick turnaround in the tourney makes it tough to do too much scouting, too much prep, but shouldn't there be a staff member at least watching the games of the teams they might play? Wow.

Fritz88
03-26-2012, 05:37 AM
Roy about talking about what killed their momentum.

"Give Kansas credit for guarding us better," he said. "I think that the emotions the last four minutes or something like that, I think that took over a little bit, too. Kendall's a security blanket and he's trying to coach on the bench. But he's a lot better player than he is a coach. And please don't try to take that as I'm saying that's the only reason we lost the game. It's just that we did panic and (KU's) Elijah (Johnson) made a big shot."

Roy, put yoa shoes on.

HemiEd
03-26-2012, 08:28 AM
Guys, I gotta tell ya...This is probably the most emotional and excited I've ever been about a KU squad. This (and it's only the F4) feels even better than 2008. We took a squad of wonderfully great, but equally frustrating "kids" and somehow made it to the Final 4.

Shahon needs to go to Bill and say, name your price and it's a lifetime guarantee. Good Lord boys, we are in the Final 4. ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!



It's never felt so good to say that.


I don't think that is necessary. One of the reasons Bill is so successful, is that he loves his job, and KU.

Bambi
03-26-2012, 09:03 AM
When is KU moving to the Mountain West?

Lzen
03-26-2012, 09:08 AM
Barnes indicated that the North Carolina players didn’t know that the triangle-and-two scheme was part of Kansas’ defense repertoire.

“They haven’t done it in the past,” said Barnes, who finished with 13 points while missing all five of his three-point attempts. “But they tried it out against us.”

:LOL:

KU has used this defense a few times this year. Nice scouting, UNC.

Mr. Plow
03-26-2012, 09:14 AM
:LOL:

KU has used this defense a few times this year. Nice scouting, UNC.

Hell, KU used it almost exclusively for an entire half just a week before.

FishingRod
03-26-2012, 09:15 AM
What a game. Thank god the acted like they had actually seen a basketball before. Unlike the previous two games. It is a great day to be a KU fan.

Bill 2 Roy 0

kepp
03-26-2012, 09:20 AM
Congrats on making the FF

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-26-2012, 09:21 AM
Just a little KU tidbit ...
Kansas has won three national titles in basketball. They occurred in 1952, 1988 and 2008. What do those years have in common? All leap years. Could this be the year for another championship??? Hope so! Rock Chalk!

Some friends of mine found out they were having their first child right before the final four in '08 and yesterday they found out they're having their second. IT'S DESTINY! NAME THAT KID BILL... OR TYSHAWN... OR JORDAN JUENEMANN!!!

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-26-2012, 09:22 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/544778_10150643590873842_40139773841_9188244_1541095647_n.jpg

Nice. I ate at the Aladdin Cafe not too long ago when I was in town.

Lzen
03-26-2012, 09:28 AM
What a game. Thank god the acted like they had actually seen a basketball before. Unlike the previous two games. It is a great day to be a KU fan.

Bill 2 Roy 0

I think Bill has a few more wins than that. I remember Self's Illinois team beating Roy's KU team in the NCAA tourney about 2000 or 2001. Oh, and Illinois beat KU in Champaign but I don't remember if that was with Self or before he became coach there. Unless, of course, you're only referring to his wins as KU coach vs Roy as UNC coach.

SNR
03-26-2012, 09:31 AM
I know he's still raw, but the if he still dominates in the next game and hopefully the one after that, would he be an NBA lottery pick?

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/HyzK7VjOahdR2Kih2dI8kw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTMxMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptusncaabexperts/Withey.jpgWithey's coming back next year almost assuredly.

After next year, he needs a lot more beef on his upper body if he were to become a lottery pick. As it is I could definitely see him falling where Cole did in the NBA draft.

Mr. Plow
03-26-2012, 09:35 AM
I think Bill has a few more wins than that. I remember Self's Illinois team beating Roy's KU team in the NCAA tourney about 2000 or 2001. Oh, and Illinois beat KU in Champaign but I don't remember if that was with Self or before he became coach there. Unless, of course, you're only referring to his wins as KU coach vs Roy as UNC coach.


I believe overall, Self is 3-1 against Roy.

ReynardMuldrake
03-26-2012, 10:02 AM
Hell, KU used it almost exclusively for an entire half just a week before.

Over the final 20 minutes, North Carolina was outscored 33-20. It didn’t make a basket in the final 5:46, and most of this came against a triangle-and-two defense. KU had Taylor defend the point and Releford, Johnson and Conner Teahan — when he was in the game — formed the bottom of the triangle, intended to bother gifted North Carolina scores Henson and Harrison Barnes.

That’s precisely what happened. They couldn’t get shots much less score, as Kansas used the gimmick for much of the game’s final eight minutes.

“Once we understood they couldn’t score in it we just kept playing it,” Taylor said.

While Kansas players identified the triangle as a critical component for the outcome, North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he wasn’t so sure.

“I know they did for one possession, and they may have for a second possession,” Williams said. “I’m not sure about that.”

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/03/25/3512527/ku-unc-play-to-thrilling-halftime.html

That level of total lack of awareness is mind-boggling. How could KU run that defensive set for eight minutes without UNC coaches even recognizing it?

Lzen
03-26-2012, 10:47 AM
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Mr_Tomahawk
03-26-2012, 11:18 AM
Damn, Frank is leaving KSU.

I liked having him in the conference.

Thought he was good for KSU and the B12.

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-26-2012, 11:28 AM
Damn, Frank is leaving KSU.

I liked having him in the conference.

Thought he was good for KSU and the B12.

Martin? Really? Wow. Where's he going?

Mr. Plow
03-26-2012, 11:34 AM
TRob only unanimous All American Selection.

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/7738369/kansas-jayhawks-thomas-robinson-highlights-associated-press-all-america-team

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=46114) has even more in common with Blake Griffin now. Not everything, though.

Robinson, who played through personal tragedy as a sophomore reserve, capped his junior season by being a unanimous selection to The Associated Press' All-America team Monday, a day after leading the Jayhawks to the Final Four.

The 6-foot-10 Robinson averaged 17.9 points and 11.8 rebounds this season and he was a first-team pick by all 65 members of the national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25.

The last unanimous pick was Griffin in 2009.

"It's a blessing to be named even in the same category as Blake Griffin," Robinson said. "For that to happen, I'm glad all the hard work is paying off."
Robinson did find some similarities between them besides being Big 12 Player of the Year.

"That man jumps out the gym. He looks like a superhero when he takes off," Robinson said. "But we both try to be aggressive. He knows what he does well. I feel the same way. I know what I do well."

Joining Robinson on the first team were Jared Sullinger (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=51405) of Ohio State, the first repeat All-America in three years, freshman Anthony Davis (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=56353) of Kentucky, Draymond Green (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=41760) of Michigan State and Doug McDermott (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=51586) of Creighton.

Davis received 63 first-team votes while Green, the lone senior on the team, got 53. Sullinger had 30, one more than McDermott. The voting was done before the NCAA tournament.

Robinson received nationwide support as a sophomore when he lost his mother, grandmother and grandfather in a three-week period. He not only became a starter this season, he became a star.

"It's an unbelievable honor for a kid that came as a semi-highly recruited guy, played seven minutes as a freshman, 10 minutes as a sophomore, endured the tragedies he's had and then somehow made so many sacrifices, not only for the betterment of himself but the betterment of all of us," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "To be unanimous, it's just something that blows me away."

Robinson is Kansas' first All-America since Wayne Simien in 2005.

The 6-9 Sullinger, who was selected East Regional as he led the Buckeyes to the Final Four, is the first repeat All-America since North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough in 2009.

"It means a lot when your name is with Tyler Hansbrough, Psycho T. He was a great basketball player," Sullinger said with a big smile as he used Hansbrough's nickname. "It means a lot. I think it's a credit to my teammates."

Sullinger, the first player to repeat as a freshman and sophomore since Chris Jackson of LSU in 1989 and 1990, averaged 17.6 points and 9.3 rebounds while shooting 53.9 percent from the field. He is the fourth Ohio State player to repeat joining Jerry Lucas, Robin Freeman and Garry Bradds. Buckeyes coach Thad Matta said it's no surprise Sullinger has already sealed a place in the history of the program.

"I think that's one of what was important to us when Jared came here," Matta said. "We knew he was going to be a special player. And to see him get these accolades he has received and won at the level he's won at speaks volumes to the player he is and that select category and only being a sophomore let's you know what a great player he is."

Davis burst onto the national scene as part of the Wildcats team that spent most of the season ranked No. 1 in the poll and then entered the NCAA tournament as the overall No. 1 seed. The 6-10 Davis was chosen the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year after averaging 14.3 points, 10 rebounds and 4.6 blocks while shooting 64.2 percent from the field.

The last Wildcats to be first-team selections were freshmen John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins in 2010. At least one freshman has been on the first team five of the last six years.

"It means a lot, especially for a freshman," Davis said before admitting he surprised himself this season. "I thought I would just come in here and hit a couple of shots, block a couple of shots, get a couple of dunks. I never thought I would be this successful in college."

He said he has been successful because of opportunities.

"My teammates have been doing a great job of giving me the ball," he said. "And basically, all the teams that were driving inside, giving me a chance to get blocks. We're just out there having fun."

The 6-7 Green averaged 16.1 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.5 steals while doing everything the Spartans needed on the way to sharing the Big Ten regular season title, winning the conference tournament and being a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

He is Michigan State's fourth first-team selection joining Magic Johnson, Shawn Respert and Mateen Cleaves.

"It's an honor because those are the guys who I looked up to, paved the way for me, starting with Magic and going to Respert and Cleaves," Green said. "Those guys, every time I walk into the gym I see their names up in the rafters and that's a goal that everyone has who's playing. Just being mentioned in the same sentence with those guys means a lot. All of them are winners, all of them are great players and all of them are successful and great people."

McDermott is Creighton's first All-America and he joins three-time selection Pete Maravich of LSU as All-Americas coached by their fathers.

The 6-7 sophomore was third in Division I in scoring with a 23.2 average. He averaged 8.2 rebounds and shot 61 percent from the field, including 49.5 percent from 3-point range.

"It's really special. It really hasn't hit me yet. Later down the road it will," McDermott said of his selection. "It's something real cool to be in the company of some of those names. Creighton never had one. It's really cool to be able to be the first, especially with all the great players who have been at Creighton over the years."

Coaching a son who is the star of the team did bring about a different problem for Greg McDermott.

"It could be a situation where if your son was a borderline player that your fans get upset if you put him in the game," he said. "Our fans get upset if I take him out."

Junior guard Isaiah Canaan (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=45836) of Murray State was joined on the second team by seniors Marcus Denmon (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=41072) of Missouri, Tyler Zeller (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=41465) of North Carolina, Jae Crowder (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=51394) of Marquette and Kevin Jones (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=41841) of West Virginia.

Sullinger was the only member of the preseason All-America team to make any of the postseason teams. Harrison Barnes (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=51385) of North Carolina, Jeremy Lamb (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=51453) of Connecticut and Jordan Taylor (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=41152) of Wisconsin were honorable mentions. Terrence Jones (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=51540) of Kentucky was the fifth member of the preseason team.

Mr_Tomahawk
03-26-2012, 11:36 AM
Martin? Really? Wow. Where's he going?

South Carolina.

Their AD just blew up that program.

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-26-2012, 12:09 PM
South Carolina.

Their AD just blew up that program.

Wow. So he's a cock now.

Lzen
03-26-2012, 12:23 PM
By Tom Keegan (http://www2.kusports.com/staff/tom_keegan/)


St. Louis — Not a single McDonald’s all-American on the roster, a first for Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self since he left Tulsa. Just one returning starter on a team that lost two lottery picks and another NBA draft choice. The two top recruits declared academically ineligible for the season.


The only chance this team had of getting to the Final Four was to bum a ride to St. Louis and from there catch a boat down the Mississippi River to New Orleans.

That’s what most of us thought back when football season overlapped with basketball. That’s not what the players who banded together Sunday in the Edward Jones Dome to defeat North Carolina, 80-67, earning an all-expenses-paid trip to New Orleans, ever believed.

“The beginning,” Travis Releford said when asked when he first thought this could be a Final Four team. “Coach probably didn’t agree with it, but we all came together outside of the gym and just were talking and told ourselves that we’re coming together this year. And listen to coach and listen to the things he wants us to do and play the way he wants us to play, then we can get there. And we buckled down and we just listened.”
Not all the time, but far more often than most college-age young men listen to authority figures.


“I don’t know if overachieved is ever a true expression because it means you had it in you the whole time,” Self said. “I’d say that this team’s probably played as close to a ceiling as any team that I’ve had.”


Self started the year with modest goals and they grew when his team did.
“I felt like we had to beat Ohio State back in December to put us in a position to have a quality win to get in the NCAA Tournament,” Self said. “That was my mindset. We have gotten so much better. We’re like 8-3, lose to Davidson, and you know, no chemistry whatsoever. I mean, just bad.”


No coach as demanding as Self could attain as much success as he is if he cared what players said about him behind his back. How was he supposed to know that what they were saying behind his back was to listen to him and to do what he says. That could be why he never saw this coming. He underestimated how unified they were determined to be, how trusting of their coach.


“The guys kind of woke up once conference play started,” Self said of a 16-2 regular-season championship. “But this team has played as close to a ceiling as it possibly could. I don’t think you can give 110 percent. I think all you can give is a hundred. And then I think this team has given as close to a hundred as any team that I’ve probably coached.”


Successful teams are a reflection of their coach. Self is a confident, intense, thick-skinned, combative, relentless competitor. His players were the same in outlasting an injury-torn-but-still potent North Carolina team.
The Tar Heels (32-6) were the leading rebounding team in the nation, and Kansas (31-6) beat them on the boards, 41-35. Carolina’s two top ball handlers, injured McDonald’s All-Americans Kendall Marshall and Dexter Strickland, didn’t play, but five other McDonald’s All-Americans did.
The Heels outscored KU’s bench, 23-4, but Kevin Young by himself outrebounded the UNC bench, 8-7.


All five Kansas starters scored in double figures and all made big plays in the decisive moments, when North Carolina made one of its final 14 shots and missed its last seven.


Withey knew he had to establish himself as a game-changing force and he did with two huge blocks at the end. Nobody played better in St. Louis than Withey. Releford knew he had to be a defensive pest, and he was with two steals and multiple deflections. Elijah Johnson knew he was the most equipped to hit the big shot, and he did, nailing a three that ended a scoring drought that lasted longer than five minutes. Tyshawn Taylor knew he had to figure out a way to turn being the fastest player on the court into buckets and he did, running out ahead of the defense in transition. Robinson carried the team to a 47-47 stalemate with 14 first-half points.
“These guys, nothing fazes them,” Self said. “No matter what the situation is, they just think that they’re going to figure it out. And certainly they figured it out tonight.”


What they seem to have figured out a long time ago is that combined will means more than individual skill.


“I don’t know if I ever enjoyed coaching a team more than this one,” Self said. “I love them. We fight. It’s combative sometimes. All those things. But I love coaching these guys. They have done so much as far as their work habits and representing our school in a way that has given us a chance.”


The combination of ladders and scissors on nylon always puts a coach in a good mood, but this time it had a little extra meaning to the coach who doesn’t need a ladder to stand eye-to-eye with college basketball coaching giants, past and present.


“It is just remarkable to me to see them cutting down the nets out here,” Self said. “Because this would not be the year that anybody would have thought we would do it. It’s a pretty cool feeling.”


Sunday, March 25, 2012 (http://www2.kusports.com/news/2012/mar/25/)

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-26-2012, 12:34 PM
Sweet

Fritz88
03-26-2012, 12:37 PM
Damn, Frank is leaving KSU.

I liked having him in the conference.

Thought he was good for KSU and the B12.

Really?

Fuck he made KSU a decent team.

Hopefully they land a better one.
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sedated
03-26-2012, 01:48 PM
Davis wasn't a unanimous all-american? I wonder if that was only because he was a freshman, or if Robinson actually has a chance at NPOY.

Lzen
03-26-2012, 01:49 PM
Davis wasn't a unanimous all-american? I wonder if that was only because he was a freshman, or if Robinson actually has a chance at NPOY.

Yeah, I find that odd. How could anyone not vote for him? Let alone 2 people.

KC_Connection
03-26-2012, 02:20 PM
I know he's still raw, but the if he still dominates in the next game and hopefully the one after that, would he be an NBA lottery pick?

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/HyzK7VjOahdR2Kih2dI8kw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTMxMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptusncaabexperts/Withey.jpg
Withey can't rebound or score well enough to be a lottery pick. He needs to develop a lot more and get bigger.

Lzen
03-26-2012, 04:11 PM
http://www.needisaymoore.com/2012/03/26/feels-like-88/

Ari Chi3fs
03-26-2012, 04:11 PM
I love you guys.

Lzen
03-26-2012, 04:20 PM
Self has shaped the Jayhawks into muscle

By SAM MELLINGER

The Kansas City Star


ST. LOUIS -- Bill Self took this job only after his father called him soft. There is so much of the coach in this story. Nine years ago, with Roy Williams’ shadow still very much engulfing Kansas basketball, Self was unsure he wanted to deal with all of that.


“Probably not,” his father says, “if you’re scared.”
Those are fighting words to Self, so he decided right then to take the job. And nobody could’ve expected what’s happened in less than a decade since.


That’s easier to see now in the glow of the proudest season he’s had at KU, isn’t it? Self’s Jayhawks beat their old coach’s North Carolina team 80-67 on Sunday for a spot in the Final Four — KU’s 14th, and second with the coach who has kept the program at an absurdly high level while remaking it under his hard-cuss attitude.


The running Jayhawks are now the flexing Jayhawks, the pretty program now the one that likes nothing more than winning with muscle (http://www.kansascity.com/2012/03/24/3511443/now-more-than-ever-jayhawks-are.html).


None of Self’s eight other teams had embraced that more than this one, symbolized most by Thomas Robinson’s rise from 2.5 points per game as a freshman to a possible national player of the year as a junior, an inspiring journey through heartbreaking tragedy in between.


Maybe now you understand why Self, the locker room doors enclosing that perfect mix of relief and joy, told his guys he’s never enjoyed coaching a team more than this one. He told them how proud he was, how far they’ve come, this team that exceeded his expectations more than any he’s ever had.


And then he told them the line that best embodies everything he believes and everything he’s turned KU basketball into.


We’ll get to that in a minute.


<hr>

Maybe it sounds silly for kids at the program with the second-most victories in college basketball history to talk as though nobody believed in them.


In some real ways, that storyline is drastically exaggerated. Robinson could’ve been a first-round NBA draft pick last year, Taylor has rare gifts and four years as a starting point guard under his belt, and these are pretty good pieces to build a team around.


But it’s also true that a referee at one of KU’s preseason scrimmages thought the best player on the court that day was a former walk-on who happened to be there, and that when the Jayhawks beat Ohio State in December, Self’s first thought was that he had a quality win that would help his team just get into the NCAA Tournament.


Before the season, this looked like the least-talented team Self has had at KU. The coach stood in front of a room full of reporters and TV cameras and said that for this group to be any good, Robinson had to play like an All-American and Taylor had to be as skilled as any guard in the country.
Truth is, he didn’t fully believe either of those things would happen, but that’s because he had no way of knowing this group would take on a critical quality best illustrated by an eight-minute stretch against North Carolina.


<hr>

One-point game, midway through the second half, the pressure of what has become the NCAA Tournament’s life-altering round — Final Four or bust — gaining momentum.


The gasps from more than 20,000 fans are growing louder and louder when, over two possessions, Robinson misses a hook shot, Kevin Young misses two shots and Taylor misses a layup. Robinson misses again; Taylor bricks a three-pointer, and then gets the ball back, drives the baseline, and tries a layup that hangs on the rim for what seems like forever before finally dropping through.


Phew. Then Taylor stole it from John Henson, one of the Tar Heels’ future millionaires, and sprinted down for a dunk. Later, people from St. Louis will say this is the loudest they’ve heard their dome in quite some time.


The next few minutes illustrate exactly what this KU team is. They include a putback by Jeff Withey, a terrible decision by Taylor to take a three-pointer — Self looked like his dog walked into traffic — and hard defense by every Jayhawk on the floor.


The Tar Heels managed just six points during those eight minutes.
From there, it was Taylor’s fifth steal, Elijah Johnson hitting the biggest three-pointer of the game, and blocks by Withey leading directly to a layup for Taylor and a dunk for Travis Releford.


That’s about when Withey and Robinson made eye contact, ran at each other like children, and did what might be the happiest and highest flying hip bump in college basketball this season.


“These guys,” Self said, “nothing fazes them. No matter what the situation is, they just think they they’re going to figure it out.”


<hr>

Kansas needed this. Self needed this (http://www.kansascity.com/2012/03/06/3474503/the-subtle-evolution-of-bill-self.html). Robinson and Taylor and the rest of them, they needed this, too. If you’re a KU fan, you needed this.


You didn’t need this to be proud or to consider this season a success, of course. KU won another conference title, with unmistakable highs like the comeback against Missouri in Allen Fieldhouse and Robinson earning a spot in the rafters (http://www.kansascity.com/2012/03/22/3507708/thomas-robinson-talent-chiseled.html).


It’s just that for every win and every conference title, there are people who expected more. Coaches and players who expected more. Fans, too. And media. The Jayhawks were ranked second in the nation going into last year’s tournament and first the year before that, and all anyone ever talks about from those teams are NCAA Tournament losses to lesser programs. Sometimes, Self admits, that’s the first thing he thinks about, too.


That’s part of the story today. Part of the joy. This is a blueblood basketball power able to celebrate like a midmajor, a team with modest preseason expectations wearing the road blues while beating a roster full of pros who know their season is a disappointment without making the Final Four.


So, yeah, it felt especially good for the Jayhawks to hear about the guys playing for the other powerhouse muttering things like “so physical” and “so tough” when describing an opponent.


Choosing to coach or play at Kansas usually means choosing to never be able to overachieve expectations. This is that rare exception, a team that Self says has played “closer to its ceiling” than any he’s had in Lawrence. That its crowning achievement came at the expense of the very personification of old March letdowns makes it at least a little sweeter.
Which brings us back to what Self said.


<hr>

The Jayhawks just got back to their locker room and nobody knows quite how to act. Niko Roberts is nudging Jordan Juenemann and saying, over and over and over, “We’re going to the Final Four, man!”


This is the feeling they came to Kansas for, and it probably feels even better after hearing words from their coach that they’ll tell in stories the rest of their lives.


Self is looking them in the eyes and saying he’s never been more proud of a team. He tells them how much fun he’s had, that he hopes they feel the same way. He talks a little about how good North Carolina’s players are, how eight of them are McDonald’s All-Americans.


And then come the words that best define everything Self believes about basketball — and so much of what he’s built at Kansas.



The players scream when he’s finished.


“The guys in this locker room,” he says, “are better than the guys in their locker room.”




To reach Sam Mellinger, call 816-234-4365, send email to smellinger@kcstar.com or follow twitter.com/mellinger.
Posted on Sun, Mar. 25, 2012 11:25 PM



Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/03/25/3513373/bill-self-has-shaped-the-jayhawks.html#storylink=cpy

Lzen
03-26-2012, 04:21 PM
I also heard somewhere today that when Self was considering the KU job, Dick Vitale told him he should not take it. That the expectations would be astronomical after Roy Williams. All the more reason for me to hate Dick Vitale. :cuss: Glad Self made the right decision.

Lzen
03-26-2012, 04:26 PM
Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports says Self shouldn't have to answer questions about Roy. Roy should have to answer questions about why he gets out coached by Bill. :D

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news;_ylt=AqiF1GO1KbPF6GcI_ionWng5nYcB?slug=pf-forde_midwest_region_self_kansas_win_032512

sedated
03-26-2012, 04:29 PM
Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports says Self shouldn't have to answer questions about Roy. Roy should have to answer questions about why he gets out coached by Bill. :D

National media starting to pick up on what KU fans have known since 2008 – KU ended up with the better coach. (and the more times we play UNC, it will only become more apparent)

Silock
03-26-2012, 04:50 PM
Hey guys...

WE'RE GOING TO THE FINAL FUCKING FOUR!

Bambi
03-26-2012, 04:55 PM
Are all the kids at the Shawnee Mission schools still giving up their KU shirts for MU shirts?

That's what Saul Good told me was happening.

Ceej
03-26-2012, 05:21 PM
Why on Earth didn't KU all huddle around the trophy and have a dance off?

This thread NEEDS MORE DANCING!!

Chocolate Hog
03-26-2012, 05:27 PM
Are all the kids at the Shawnee Mission schools still giving up their KU shirts for MU shirts?

That's what Saul Good told me was happening.

I know one SM high school is being overran by illegal immigrants and gangs so they probably got their Mizzou final 4 t-shirts from the good will store.

Al Czervik
03-26-2012, 06:05 PM
Are all the kids at the Shawnee Mission schools still giving up their KU shirts for MU shirts?

That's what Saul Good told me was happening.

Isnt that the same pussy that has been in hiding since MU shit down their pants against Norfolk ST?????? THAT Saul Good?

Reerun_KC
03-26-2012, 06:24 PM
Isnt that the same pussy that has been in hiding since MU shit down their pants against Norfolk ST?????? THAT Saul Good?

He's been in hiding since ku came back at Allen on the mutards.

veist
03-26-2012, 07:44 PM
He's been in hiding since ku came back at Allen on the mutards.

But he totally managed to show up for the party when Frank Martin took that bizarre move to the South Carolina job. So at least we know the poor guy didn't kill himself after they got Norfolk'd.

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-26-2012, 09:01 PM
http://www.needisaymoore.com/2012/03/26/feels-like-88/

Another cool article.

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-26-2012, 09:03 PM
I love you guys.

:grouphug:

no homo

Bearcat
03-26-2012, 09:11 PM
I watched it again.


THEY'RE GOING TO THE FINAL FOUR!!!! PBJ PBJ PBJ

KCFalcon59
03-26-2012, 09:20 PM
I watched it again.


THEY'RE GOING TO THE FINAL FOUR!!!! PBJ PBJ PBJ

:clap: :thumb: :rockon:

Fritz88
03-26-2012, 09:22 PM
But he totally managed to show up for the party when Frank Martin took that bizarre move to the South Carolina job. So at least we know the poor guy didn't kill himself after they got Norfolk'd.

ROFL
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Reerun_KC
03-26-2012, 09:38 PM
But he totally managed to show up for the party when Frank Martin took that bizarre move to the South Carolina job. So at least we know the poor guy didn't kill himself after they got Norfolk'd.

OH he is all over the MU/KSU threads.. But avoiding us like the plague...

Guru
03-26-2012, 11:05 PM
Some friends of mine found out they were having their first child right before the final four in '08 and yesterday they found out they're having their second. IT'S DESTINY! NAME THAT KID BILL... OR TYSHAWN... OR JORDAN JUENEMANN!!!

We had our fourth child the day before the final four games in 2008. There will be no new child this year though.

Lzen
03-27-2012, 08:12 AM
OH he is all over the MU/KSU threads.. But avoiding us like the plague...

You can be sure that he would have been here had KU lost to a lower seed. And he may even show up if KU loses to OSU.

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-27-2012, 08:21 AM
I watched it again.


THEY'RE GOING TO THE FINAL FOUR!!!! PBJ PBJ PBJ

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEARCAT!

Mr. Plow
03-27-2012, 08:23 AM
Happy bday Bearcat!!


Enjoy your hockey, quidditch, basketball, and soccer.

Braincase
03-27-2012, 08:24 AM
You can be sure that he would have been here had KU lost to a lower seed. And he may even show up if KU loses to OSU.

"Hah! I told you KU sucked!"

Bearcat
03-27-2012, 08:41 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEARCAT!


Happy bday Bearcat!!


Enjoy your hockey, quidditch, basketball, and soccer.


Thanks, guys!


you will not be banned... today.

Bearcat
03-27-2012, 08:42 AM
You can be sure that he would have been here had KU lost to a lower seed. And he may even show up if KU loses to OSU.

It's funny that he made the point in the KSU thread that he hasn't been in a KU thread in "several weeks"... well, 3/14, two days before Missouri lost. ROFL

Fritz88
03-27-2012, 08:46 AM
It's funny that he made the point in the KSU thread that he hasn't been in a KU thread in "several weeks"... well, 3/14, two days before Missouri lost. ROFL

LMAO.

Happy birthday Bearcar.
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Mr. Plow
03-27-2012, 09:11 AM
Thanks, guys!


you will not be banned... today.


"Hockey is soooooo cooooool guyz!11!!1!"


http://chzfailnation.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/epic-fail-starting-a-fight-fail1.gif

Bambi
03-27-2012, 09:15 AM
http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=%2fproductImages%2f_832000%2fff_832998_xl.jpg&w=400

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-27-2012, 09:18 AM
LMAO.

Happy birthday Bearcar.
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I think another mod should change his name to Bearcar as a bday gift, at least for the day.

Bearcat
03-27-2012, 09:36 AM
"Hockey is soooooo cooooool guyz!11!!1!"



http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lya6ceGZOj1qdlh1io1_r2_400.gif

Thig Lyfe
03-27-2012, 10:16 AM
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lya6ceGZOj1qdlh1io1_r2_400.gif

IS THAT REAL???

Thig Lyfe
03-27-2012, 10:19 AM
I think another mod should change his name to Bearcar as a bday gift, at least for the day.

With this as his avatar:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5105/5660445139_2ac6ba6cfd_z.jpg

Mr. Plow
03-27-2012, 10:20 AM
IS THAT REAL???

Yes. Hockey now allows light sabers on the ice.

Pants
03-27-2012, 10:22 AM
IS THAT REAL???

Yeah, he was trying to hit the goalpost in frustration and accidentally smashed his own goalie's head. ROFL

Needless to say, he felt pretty bad about.

Bearcat
03-27-2012, 10:23 AM
IS THAT REAL???

The playoffs start April 11th!


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cyJgDNC8jqQ/TToezK09mhI/AAAAAAAAAO0/VaSKR2Aumr8/s1600/consequences-will-never-be-the-same.jpg

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-27-2012, 10:32 AM
With this as his avatar:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5105/5660445139_2ac6ba6cfd_z.jpg

Winner.

Come on Bearcar do it yourself... have some fun!

Bearcat
03-27-2012, 10:39 AM
Is there something behind the Bearcar thing? I just thought it was a typo the first couple of times Fritz used it, and based on his last post, he seems to know where the 't' button is located. :hmmm:

Thig Lyfe
03-27-2012, 10:44 AM
Is there something behind the Bearcar thing? I just thought it was a typo the first couple of times Fritz used it, and based on his last post, he seems to know where the 't' button is located. :hmmm:

http://wallacewoodornaments.com/images/Bear%20Car.JPG

Fritz88
03-27-2012, 10:47 AM
With this as his avatar:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5105/5660445139_2ac6ba6cfd_z.jpg

Gonzo, do it!

LMAO
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Bearcat
03-27-2012, 10:49 AM
I like my avatar. :(

SNR
03-27-2012, 10:49 AM
Thanks, guys!


you will not be banned... today.FORUM IMMUNITY FOR ONE DAY!!!

Quick, go bypass the word filters a bunch! You only have today to do so, Mr. Plow!

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-27-2012, 10:51 AM
Is there something behind the Bearcar thing? I just thought it was a typo the first couple of times Fritz used it, and based on his last post, he seems to know where the 't' button is located. :hmmm:

I think it was a typo that a few of us just liked too much to let go lol. Now we're making it "a thing." I think you cool kids maybe call it a meme or something. Well the fragile birth of a meme... maybe.

Thig Lyfe
03-27-2012, 10:52 AM
I like my avatar. :(

http://www.allfreelogo.com/images/vector-thumb/bear-in-toy-car-prev124683541092p8b9.jpg

Bearcat
03-27-2012, 10:53 AM
This is... odd.

http://d178303.u32.icghosting.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/bear-logo1.gif

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-27-2012, 10:54 AM
This is... odd.

http://d178303.u32.icghosting.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/bear-logo1.gif

LMAO

Thig Lyfe
03-27-2012, 10:56 AM
Huzzah!

http://www.supercoloring.com/wp-content/main/2008_12/master-tubby-bear-rides-a-car-coloring-page.jpg

Bearcat
03-27-2012, 10:56 AM
I think it was a typo that a few of us just liked too much to let go lol. Now we're making it "a thing." I think you cool kids maybe call it a meme or something. Well the fragile birth of a meme... maybe.

I only found one other result... thought he had used it a couple of times before..
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=8481409&postcount=5

Yup, my money is on Bearcar.

ROFL
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Dr. Facebook Fever
03-27-2012, 10:57 AM
I only found one other result... thought he had used it a couple of times before..
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=8481409&postcount=5

See? Now it's trying to be a thing. The internet is fun.

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-27-2012, 10:58 AM
Huzzah!

http://www.supercoloring.com/wp-content/main/2008_12/master-tubby-bear-rides-a-car-coloring-page.jpg

Peyton Manning

Mr. Plow
03-27-2012, 11:06 AM
FORUM IMMUNITY FOR ONE DAY!!!

Quick, go bypass the word filters a bunch! You only have today to do so, Mr. Plow!


http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/inspire-others-19.jpg?w=500&h=348

Mr. Plow
03-27-2012, 11:15 AM
http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/inspire-others-3.jpg?w=499&h=499

Mr. Laz
03-27-2012, 11:31 AM
FYI ESPNU is showing the ohio st vs KU game from earlier this year if you want to watch it.

it's on right now

Bambi
03-27-2012, 12:10 PM
Nice highlite package...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3FXquwZPCEI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

InvinciBill
03-27-2012, 12:23 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1121106-kuboobs-is-real-and-it-is-spectacular

SNR
03-27-2012, 12:23 PM
Nice highlite package...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3FXquwZPCEI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>I love 5:02-5:06. Punk ass bitch backup guard for UNC having a tantrum :D

Mr. Plow
03-27-2012, 12:33 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1121106-kuboobs-is-real-and-it-is-spectacular


:drool:


https://p.twimg.com/Ao8IZ_1CEAAs0oh.jpg:large

Mr. Plow
03-27-2012, 12:34 PM
https://p.twimg.com/Ao9_ZxFCAAAV3iu.jpg:large

Thig Lyfe
03-27-2012, 03:11 PM
Peyton Manning

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eveyuKBgPk4/TaxWsDxG2OI/AAAAAAAABo4/zR088gif57A/s1600/bear-in-car.jpg

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-27-2012, 05:19 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eveyuKBgPk4/TaxWsDxG2OI/AAAAAAAABo4/zR088gif57A/s1600/bear-in-car.jpg

LMAO

Mr. Laz
03-27-2012, 06:21 PM
Posted: 8:43 PM
Last Updated: 10 hours and 27 minutes ago
By: Jack Harry

It’s about time I do some explaining to KU fans.

First of all, I can live with the prediction I made three months ago that Kansas would not be successful in defending its Big 12 championship.
That should not be considered a bold or wreckless call by any means.
Not when this team had four new starters.

Where I really screwed up in all of this -- what bothers me the most -- is the fact I missed on how much of an impact Bill Self really has on this basketball team.

It goes without saying, he's a great coach.

What sets him apart from most, Bill Self is a brutally honest man.
That's a rare combination in coaching circles

After a December loss to Davidson, Self admitted his team wasn't very good.

He also wondered out loud if this bunch would even make the tournament.

Self then pulled no punches, wondering if his players even liked one another back in December.

This was all coming down only two weeks before the conference season was to begin.

I'm convinced Self was not using those words as some kind of psychological ploy to goose or fire up his troops.
He doesn't operate that way.

Now, three months later, these Jayhawks are two wins away from another national championship.

Still, there have been red flags along the way, as recently last week in this tournament.

The close call against Purdue, then barely surviving against North Carolina State and the shootout against Carolina -- there's one common theme here.

This is one resilient and tough basketball team because of its leader.
How can Bill Self not be the national coach of the year?

Regardless of what happens in New Orleans, this KU team has turned out to be one of the great over-achieving stories in college basketball.
It is a story that I badly whiffed on back in December.
That's Jack’s Smack.

Read more: http://www.kshb.com/dpp/sports/jacks_smack/jacks-smack-how-can-bill-self-not-be-the-national-coach-of-the-year#ixzz1qMWSKYBT

ArrowheadHawk
03-27-2012, 06:25 PM
Posted: 8:43 PM
Last Updated: 10 hours and 27 minutes ago
By: Jack Harry

It’s about time I do some explaining to KU fans.

First of all, I can live with the prediction I made three months ago that Kansas would not be successful in defending its Big 12 championship.
That should not be considered a bold or wreckless call by any means.
Not when this team had four new starters.

Where I really screwed up in all of this -- what bothers me the most -- is the fact I missed on how much of an impact Bill Self really has on this basketball team.

It goes without saying, he's a great coach.

What sets him apart from most, Bill Self is a brutally honest man.
That's a rare combination in coaching circles

After a December loss to Davidson, Self admitted his team wasn't very good.

He also wondered out loud if this bunch would even make the tournament.

Self then pulled no punches, wondering if his players even liked one another back in December.

This was all coming down only two weeks before the conference season was to begin.

I'm convinced Self was not using those words as some kind of psychological ploy to goose or fire up his troops.
He doesn't operate that way.

Now, three months later, these Jayhawks are two wins away from another national championship.

Still, there have been red flags along the way, as recently last week in this tournament.

The close call against Purdue, then barely surviving against North Carolina State and the shootout against Carolina -- there's one common theme here.

This is one resilient and tough basketball team because of its leader.
How can Bill Self not be the national coach of the year?

Regardless of what happens in New Orleans, this KU team has turned out to be one of the great over-achieving stories in college basketball.
It is a story that I badly whiffed on back in December.
That's Jack’s Smack.

Read more: http://www.kshb.com/dpp/sports/jacks_smack/jacks-smack-how-can-bill-self-not-be-the-national-coach-of-the-year#ixzz1qMWSKYBT

Wow, that must have hurt to write.

Mr. Laz
03-27-2012, 06:43 PM
NU already hired someone else...

Tulsa is going for Manning now

Lzen
03-28-2012, 08:14 AM
I just remember the play feeling like it was in slow motion. The whole game, everything seemed like it was going 100 miles an hour. But that play felt like 1 mile per hour. That one second felt like 10. When Warrick blocked the shot, I just thought, "Noooooo!" I was in disbelief. I thought, "Did Mike have time to pump fake or scoot over?" Looking back, who knows? It seemed like the whole entire season flashed in front of us. We worked so hard to get to that moment, and it all ended on a blocked shot. After the game I was pretty pissed off. I was mad. I felt like some of the guys on the team that had been saying, "Leave it all out on the court" didn't do that themselves. I wanted to go play Syracuse again, right then and there. I couldn't believe that team beat us.


There are a lot of ways you can feel about that game when you look back at it. In the end, though, I just feel blessed to have had an opportunity to play in the national championship game. There aren't too many people in the world that will ever be able to say that. I still think about that night all the time and I'm sure I will for the rest of my life. Every time I hear the name "Syracuse," it brings back the moment. We should've won. When Kansas won the title in 2008, it was both bitter and sweet. I was happy for those guys, but in the back of my mind I couldn't help but think, "That should've been us."


http://espn.go.com/ncb/feature/moment/_/page/NewOrleansIntro/new-orleans-final-four

Fritz88
03-28-2012, 08:21 AM
I just remember the play feeling like it was in slow motion. The whole game, everything seemed like it was going 100 miles an hour. But that play felt like 1 mile per hour. That one second felt like 10. When Warrick blocked the shot, I just thought, "Noooooo!" I was in disbelief. I thought, "Did Mike have time to pump fake or scoot over?" Looking back, who knows? It seemed like the whole entire season flashed in front of us. We worked so hard to get to that moment, and it all ended on a blocked shot. After the game I was pretty pissed off. I was mad. I felt like some of the guys on the team that had been saying, "Leave it all out on the court" didn't do that themselves. I wanted to go play Syracuse again, right then and there. I couldn't believe that team beat us.


There are a lot of ways you can feel about that game when you look back at it. In the end, though, I just feel blessed to have had an opportunity to play in the national championship game. There aren't too many people in the world that will ever be able to say that. I still think about that night all the time and I'm sure I will for the rest of my life. Every time I hear the name "Syracuse," it brings back the moment. We should've won. When Kansas won the title in 2008, it was both bitter and sweet. I was happy for those guys, but in the back of my mind I couldn't help but think, "That should've been us."


http://espn.go.com/ncb/feature/moment/_/page/NewOrleansIntro/new-orleans-final-four

It still stings.

Dang you Lzen for reminding me.

Lzen
03-28-2012, 08:54 AM
It still stings.

Dang you Lzen for reminding me.

Yeah, that game sucked. We missed soooo many FTs is was disgusting. I just posted that because it was the same site (New Orleans) as this year's Final Four.

Fritz88
03-28-2012, 09:11 AM
Yeah, that game sucked. We missed soooo many FTs is was disgusting. I just posted that because it was the same site (New Orleans) as this year's Final Four.

How many'd we missed? 13? Fuck.
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Lzen
03-28-2012, 09:13 AM
How many'd we missed? 13? ****.
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If memory serves, it was something like 18 out of 30.

Lzen
03-28-2012, 09:36 AM
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 (http://www2.kusports.com/news/2012/mar/28/)


By Tom Keegan (http://www2.kusports.com/staff/tom_keegan/)




The college basketball dream Jeff Withey lives — preparing to go to the Final Four after swatting so many key shots that helped his team reach New Orleans — started more like a nightmare packed with cruel teases.
His signed out of Horizon High in San Diego to play for Lute Olson at Arizona, and when the Hall of Fame coach retired, Withey wanted out. The school initially told him he would not be granted a release from his scholarship. His father, Mike, was five minutes from hiring an attorney to try to make it happen when his son finally was set free in December 2008.


Because he had enrolled at Arizona, Withey was not eligible to join the Kansas basketball team on the court until second semester of his redshirt-freshman year, on Dec. 29, 2009 against Belmont. Already playing behind Cole Aldrich, Marcus and Markieff Morris and Thomas Robinson in the frontcourt, Withey’s workout time lost that fall because of a right-knee stress fracture didn’t help. He appeared in 15 games and played 45 minutes in the 2009-2010 season, showing promise by totaling 19 points, 21 rebounds and six blocked shots. Other than in an eight-point, five-rebound effort in 12 minutes of a victory in Ames, Iowa, he never played double-digit minutes.


The departure of Aldrich to the NBA that summer gave Withey a shot at significantly more playing time as a sophomore, but bad luck again hunted down the 7-footer. He broke the metatarsal in his right foot during individual workouts in late September 2010, had surgery and spent several weeks on crutches while his teammates became better.


He needed to gain weight but lost 15 pounds.


“I was stuck in bed,” Withey said. “I couldn’t really move. It was hard to get to the kitchen. It was hard to get anywhere. My armpits were sore just from crutching everywhere. Coming into that year, I thought I was going to be a big contributor, and then I had the foot problem, and it set me back so far I felt like I just kind of lost my chance to contribute and play. It was really depressing.”


Withey reached double-digit minutes in six games and never scored in double figures. He didn’t play in two of the four 2011 NCAA Tournament games and played two minutes apiece in the other games, both blowouts.
Now look at him. Midway through Withey’s junior season, in February, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association named him the Oscar Robertson national player of the week after he scored a career-high 25 points against Baylor and had a career-best 20 rebounds against Oklahoma State. In his next game, he had 18 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocked shots against Kansas State.


Withey earned Big 12 defensive player of the year honors. Not many 7-footers shoot technical free throws for their teams, but Withey does, thanks to a .794 percentage from the line.


In playing Kansas into the Final Four, Withey blocked 10 shots in a three-point victory against North Carolina State and had 15 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in a 13-point victory against North Carolina’s ballyhooed front line. His defensive dominance played a big part in UNC making one of its final 14 shots and none of its last seven. His two blocked shots in the final minutes triggered fast breaks. He earned first-team All-Midwest Region honors, along with Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor.


Withey credits his volleyball experience — starting on the beach in his middle school years and progressing to indoor volleyball on a club team (which cost his parents $500 a month) — for developing the timing to block shots. He not only blocks shots, he sometimes uses the blocks to start fast breaks by tapping the ball forward. He even has been known to block a shot, catch it and toss it ahead to get KU’s speedy guards on their way.
All the setbacks along the way to becoming such a force in college basketball were not time wasted, according to Withey.
“It definitely made me a lot tougher,” he said. “When I come out and play, I don’t take it for granted at all.”


He credited his coach with playing a role in his increased toughness as well.


The most publicized instance of Bill Self’s fury aimed Withey’s way came in a practice after the center went scoreless in the loss to Missouri in Columbia on Feb. 4. Self made Withey run every step of Allen Fieldhouse, just before the center went on a tear that earned him national honors.
“It definitely makes you pretty upset,” Withey said. “After that, I had something to prove to him.”


Self still finds ways to prod his center into a foul mood.
“He definitely challenges me all the time, in practice, before the game,” Withey said. “He knows how to get me hyped up before a game. Sometimes, I definitely need that. That challenge gets me going. Sometimes it’s hard to jump-start my motor. I’m laid-back, so it’s hard for me to get, I guess, super angry and ready for games. It’s kind of easy now that we’re in the tournament.”


Self starts the motor. Withey’s dunks and blocked shots spark it to a higher speed.


“Those are really emotional plays and those get me fired up and get the fans fired up,” Withey said. “Whenever the fans get fired up, that helps me too. I feed off the energy of the crowd.”


And the team feeds off his defensive dominance.

FishingRod
03-28-2012, 10:21 AM
We were 12 for effing 30 . It sucked

Lzen
03-28-2012, 10:40 AM
We were 12 for effing 30 . It sucked

Which is what.....40% FT shooting in that game. That is pathetic.

Bearcat
03-28-2012, 10:43 AM
I started the game thread that day. I'm sorry!!! :deevee:

Thig Lyfe
03-28-2012, 10:56 AM
I started the game thread that day. I'm sorry!!! :deevee:

Bears are better at driving cars than you are at starting game threads.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-28-2012, 10:59 AM
I was having a great morning until an MU fan told me KU sucks while I was getting gas. Ruined my day. I couldn't think of a comeback that could possibly match or beat that. One day KU will be good and I'll be able to hold my head up high.

Ceej
03-28-2012, 10:59 AM
Don't forget... McDonald's American game is on tonight. First glimpse at Perry Ellis.

Any idea what time?! 7PM CST?

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-28-2012, 11:14 AM
I was having a great morning until an MU fan told me KU sucks while I was getting gas. Ruined my day. I couldn't think of a comeback that could possibly match or beat that. One day KU will be good and I'll be able to hold my head up high.

LOL.... I'm wearing my '08 championship tshirt today and a guy here at work... MU fan (good guy anyway heh) walked past me in the hall and made a face at it and said "you guys can't beat Kentucky." I just said "Norfolk State" and kept walking. I heard some type of low, grumbly sound coming from his general vacinity but I couldn't make it out. Maybe he was hungry.

Bearcat
03-28-2012, 11:23 AM
Crazy people, heh...


8-year-old hopes Jayhawk jersey is as lucky as it is skunky
Second-grader hasn’t taken off ‘lucky jersey’ since KU’s first March Madness game

By Suzanne Perez Tobias
The Wichita Eagle

Published Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 6:54 p.m.
Updated Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 10:26 a.m.


Eight-year-old Palmer Kiefer put on his University of Kansas jersey nearly two weeks ago, the night before KU’s first game in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Kansas beat Detroit the next day – thanks in part, Palmer thinks, to the lucky blue jersey.

So he kept wearing it. Day and night.

The Jayhawks won the next game, too, a come-from-behind nail-biter against Purdue. Score one more for the lucky jersey.

Palmer – his family calls him “Poppy” – wore the jersey all through spring break. He wore it to Tanganyika Wildlife Park and the Sedgwick County Zoo.

He bathed but kept the jersey out of the hamper, away from the washing machine. He didn’t want to wash away the luck.

Palmer spilled some ketchup on the jersey during dinner at Freddy’s. There’s another stain he thinks might be sloppy joe, and a smudge of vanilla ice cream. The jersey started to smell bad. He didn’t mind.

He wore it last weekend when Kansas beat North Carolina State, though his mother made him change the T-shirt underneath.

He was still wearing the jersey – No. 15, like Elijah Johnson and Mario Chalmers – when KU beat North Carolina to get to this weekend’s Final Four.

Rock Chalk, lucky jersey!

Palmer’s mom, Susan, a KU graduate, started to worry. Palmer had to go back to school at Hyde Elementary on Monday, and she knew he’d want to wear that disgusting shirt. She posted a warning on Facebook:

Dear Hyde students and staff:

I apologize in advance for Palmer wearing his KU jersey every day until they play again. … I have been instructed not to wash it or it will mess with KU’s winning streak.

Yes! It is getting a bit dirty since he has worn it daily since the 16th. But I have been informed “rules are rules” and this is a BIG RULE and I can NOT be responsible for single-handedly ruining KU’s winning streak by washing THE jersey.

Friends and fellow Jayhawks fans supported Palmer.

“Don’t you DARE wash that jersey!” one posted.

“Just think of it as less laundry,” wrote another.

Somebody suggested spraying it with Febreze.

“No Febreze!” another friend wrote. “That could mess with the juju!”

Susan Kiefer shakes her head and laughs.

If the Jayhawks keep winning, “I’m stuck in a parenting nightmare,” she said.

“Do I let my son walk around town and go to school every day looking like a child whose mother doesn’t know how to operate a washing machine?

“Or do I just shut my mouth and hope to chant that awesome chant two more times and stand the jersey up on its own in a corner when it’s all said and done?”

So far, feedback seems to favor superstition. Palmer wore the jersey to school again Tuesday.

He brought his second-grade class picture home, and his mom laughed when she saw it: There was Palmer in the front row, wearing red shorts and the KU jersey. She remembers him asking to wear it for picture day months ago, and she agreed because “It’s just so … him.”

At least it was clean back then.

He plans to wear the jersey at least until Saturday night, when he hopes the Jayhawks will beat Ohio State. If that happens, he’ll wear it all weekend and through Monday’s national title game.

“I can’t be the only mom going through this,” Susan Kiefer said. “Or maybe I’m just that lucky.”

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2012/03/26/2273534/second-grader-hasnt-taken-off.html#storylink=cpy

Pants
03-28-2012, 11:37 AM
Crazy people, heh...

Fuckin love it!

Ceej
03-28-2012, 11:53 AM
The McDonald's game is at 6pm.

Thanks, fuckers.

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-28-2012, 11:57 AM
I started the game thread that day. I'm sorry!!! :deevee:

Dammit Bearcar

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-28-2012, 12:02 PM
Crazy people, heh...

That... is.... awesome. Don't you DARE take that thing off young man!

sedated
03-28-2012, 12:31 PM
Crazy people, heh...

I haven't changed my socks since the Detroit game.

the Talking Can
03-28-2012, 12:33 PM
i haven't washed my balls since vcu

Braincase
03-28-2012, 12:39 PM
Meanwhile, elsewhere, there is only talk of college football...ROFL.

I never want to hear any of those meatsacks give me crap about discussing college basketball during the college football season, even if they do everlap 10 weeks.

Baby Lee
03-28-2012, 01:08 PM
LOL.... I'm wearing my '08 championship tshirt today and a guy here at work... MU fan (good guy anyway heh) walked past me in the hall and made a face at it and said "you guys can't beat Kentucky." I just said "Norfolk State" and kept walking. I heard some type of low, grumbly sound coming from his general vacinity but I couldn't make it out. Maybe he was hungry.

Next time give him a little of this.

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/999599/dance.gif

SNR
03-28-2012, 01:26 PM
The McDonald's game is at 6pm.

Thanks, fuckers.We don't need any of those guys in that game to reach a Final Four. Fuck'em all.

WE'LL DO IT LIVE

Lzen
03-28-2012, 01:37 PM
http://www.epageflip.net/i/58241/?hq_e=el&hq_m=283487&hq_l=17&hq_v=430e3f2653 (http://pacmail.em.marketinghq.net/c.html?rtr=on&s=x7ies5,62qn,2f,fe0q,g1vy,5vxf,la37&MLM_MID=283487&MLM_UNIQUEID=430e3f2653)

Ceej
03-28-2012, 01:54 PM
We don't need any of those guys in that game to reach a Final Four. ****'em all.

WE'LL DO IT LIVE

while that may be true I will be watching because of Ellis and Ellis only. Hometown kid and future Jayhawk.

Bambi
03-28-2012, 02:27 PM
boo-ya!

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

Many of you have asked what the plans for Tuesday classes would be
should the Jayhawks win the national championship on Monday night.
Tuesday classes will be held as scheduled.

Provost Jeff Vitter and I believe that our first mission as a university
is to foster academic success and that is accomplished in part by
setting high expectations for our students. A national title would be
worthy of celebration, but we are confident those celebrations can take
place without disrupting KU's academic mission.

For fans who will remain in Lawrence, a KU-Ohio State watch party will
be held in Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday night. Admission is free and
doors open at 6:00 p.m.



Thank you for your loyalty to KU, and please celebrate safely!




Bernadette Gray-Little
Chancellor

Bambi
03-28-2012, 02:28 PM
just another title....just another day

Chiefspants
03-28-2012, 02:33 PM
boo-ya!

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

Many of you have asked what the plans for Tuesday classes would be
should the Jayhawks win the national championship on Monday night.
Tuesday classes will be held as scheduled.

Provost Jeff Vitter and I believe that our first mission as a university
is to foster academic success and that is accomplished in part by
setting high expectations for our students. A national title would be
worthy of celebration, but we are confident those celebrations can take
place without disrupting KU's academic mission.

For fans who will remain in Lawrence, a KU-Ohio State watch party will
be held in Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday night. Admission is free and
doors open at 6:00 p.m.



Thank you for your loyalty to KU, and please celebrate safely!




Bernadette Gray-Little
Chancellor


Sigh, I got the email this morning.

Thig Lyfe
03-28-2012, 02:33 PM
I have a feeling that if KU does win it all, there will be many available seats in every class on Tuesday.

Thig Lyfe
03-28-2012, 02:34 PM
Sigh, I got the email this morning.

I'm trying to remember if they said class wouldn't be canceled back in '08. Either way, class definitely ended up getting canceled.

DJJasonp
03-28-2012, 02:47 PM
Yeah, that game sucked. We missed soooo many FTs is was disgusting. I just posted that because it was the same site (New Orleans) as this year's Final Four.

This, to this day, still ticks me off.....

And I still, to this day, whine about the refs in that game (giving Melo the Jordan treatment).

Still......way too many missed FT's.

Chiefspants
03-28-2012, 05:48 PM
I'm trying to remember if they said class wouldn't be canceled back in '08. Either way, class definitely ended up getting canceled.

Haha, it's funny, but, I was informed in one of my courses today that class on Tuesday will be conducted "online" if KU wins on Saturday. Another one of my professors even more transparent, and said that our test on Wednesday will be postponed if KU topples Ohio State.

Let's get this done, guys ;)

KC_Connection
03-28-2012, 05:56 PM
boo-ya!

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

Many of you have asked what the plans for Tuesday classes would be
should the Jayhawks win the national championship on Monday night.
Tuesday classes will be held as scheduled.

Provost Jeff Vitter and I believe that our first mission as a university
is to foster academic success and that is accomplished in part by
setting high expectations for our students. A national title would be
worthy of celebration, but we are confident those celebrations can take
place without disrupting KU's academic mission.

For fans who will remain in Lawrence, a KU-Ohio State watch party will
be held in Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday night. Admission is free and
doors open at 6:00 p.m.



Thank you for your loyalty to KU, and please celebrate safely!




Bernadette Gray-Little
Chancellor

This makes no sense. There's no point in having classes if nobody is going to actually show up for them. Hemenway figured that out in 2008. I suspect she may change her mind if KU actually wins it all and she sees what happens to Lawrence.

sedated
03-28-2012, 07:03 PM
Doesn't matter if there is class or not, it's not high school, they aren't going to send letters home to mommy if you don't show. And any professor who gives a test is just a dick (I'm guessing most of them will be out partying with the students).

Chiefs Pantalones
03-28-2012, 07:37 PM
I'm sure Withey is gonna guard Sullinger right?

DJay23
03-28-2012, 07:50 PM
I'm sure Withey is gonna guard Sullinger right?

I've read more than a few places that Sullinger has trouble versus length.

KC_Connection
03-28-2012, 07:55 PM
Withey should be guarding Sullinger.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-28-2012, 07:55 PM
I've read more than a few places that Sullinger has trouble versus length.

What about when he gets the ball outside? He has improved his outside shooting. Sullinger isn't that athletic but I'm sure he could go by Withey and/or get him in foul trouble.

DJay23
03-28-2012, 08:02 PM
What about when he gets the ball outside? He has improved his outside shooting. Sullinger isn't that athletic but I'm sure he could go by Withey and/or get him in foul trouble.

I'd rather he takes that outside shot than drive and draw a foul or score on a much easier point blank shot. All Withey has to do is contend and he's shown he changes the shot if he doesn't block it.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-28-2012, 08:04 PM
I'd rather he takes that outside shot than drive and draw a foul or score on a much easier point blank shot. All Withey has to do is contend and he's shown he changes the shot if he doesn't block it.

I've been thinking about this game all day at work. It's gonna be a war.

DJay23
03-28-2012, 08:19 PM
I've been thinking about this game all day at work. It's gonna be a war.

I've been at peace since the Carolina game. I think I'll get a little more nervous on Friday. It will be a tough game, but time and time again we've won the tough tight ones. I'm feeling strangely comfortable.

KC_Connection
03-28-2012, 08:36 PM
I haven't hated a college player as much as the whiny, little hacker (Aaron Craft) since Hansbrough in 2008. The guy's brand of defense is slapping hands/wrists/arms to knock balls loose. Please win the matchup, Tyshawn.

Mr_Tomahawk
03-28-2012, 08:50 PM
Any updates on Shabazz?

I noticed the MAA game is on now...

KC_Connection
03-28-2012, 08:51 PM
http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/story/18108766/top-30-players-starstudded-kentucky-leads-list-of-final-fours-best

Tyshawn should not be behind Craft on this list. Withey's also been underrated.

The fact that Teahan's made the list makes me wonder just how bad the bench on some of these other teams are.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-28-2012, 08:52 PM
Any updates on Shabazz?

I noticed the MAA game is on now...

He has ruled out KU.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-28-2012, 08:54 PM
http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/story/18108766/top-30-players-starstudded-kentucky-leads-list-of-final-fours-best

Tyshawn should not be behind Craft on this list. Withey's also been underrated.

Most of, or all of the national media is picking OSU to win, FWIW.

KC_Connection
03-28-2012, 08:55 PM
Most of, or all of the national media is picking OSU to win, FWIW.
I don't have much of a problem with that. The teams are really equal. I bet it comes down to the final few possessions.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-28-2012, 08:57 PM
I don't have much of a problem with that. The teams are really equal. I bet it comes down to the final few possessions.

They are salivating at the thought of UK vs. OSU. Not sure why...

Mr_Tomahawk
03-28-2012, 08:57 PM
He has ruled out KU.

Oh shit...when did this happen?

Who is it down to?

KC_Connection
03-28-2012, 08:59 PM
Connor Teahan is 3 for 17 from three in postseason play and 5 for 25 since the Missouri game. Make a ****ing shot, it would help our offense.

Mr. Laz
03-28-2012, 08:59 PM
I'm sure Withey is gonna guard Sullinger right?
i'm not sure, sometimes they like to put robinson on a guy to deny the ball etc and then have Withey come for the back side for the block.

Withey is best when he can play off and attack the shots.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-28-2012, 09:00 PM
Oh shit...when did this happen?

Who is it down to?

UCLA (girls, drugs and no practicing), UK (money) and Duke (he doesn't fit in here, not sure why).

KC_Connection
03-28-2012, 09:01 PM
Oh shit...when did this happen?

Who is it down to?
He didn't rule them out completely, as far as I know. He looks UK bound, though.

Pablo
03-28-2012, 09:08 PM
He didn't rule them out completely, as far as I know. He looks UK bound, though.Yeah, if he's as serious as they make him out to be about balling he'll head to UK and try to grab a quick Championship with the rest of the one-and-done's Calipari will bring in.

He's a damn impressive scorer so far; that's for sure.

Pablo
03-28-2012, 09:09 PM
He didn't rule them out completely, as far as I know. He looks UK bound, though.Recruiting know-it-all they had on earlier said he'd narrowed it down to those three.

Pablo
03-28-2012, 09:10 PM
Haven't noticed anything out of Ellis thus far. Don't know that he's got all that many minutes though.

Braincase
03-28-2012, 09:16 PM
BTW, Congrats to Coach Manning. I wish him all the success in the world as the HC at Tulsa.

KC_Connection
03-28-2012, 09:17 PM
Recruiting know-it-all they had on earlier said he'd narrowed it down to those three.
OK, didn't know that. Hard to see him not going to UK, though, after all the success that program has had with lottery picks.

Pablo
03-28-2012, 09:18 PM
OK, didn't know that. Hard to see him not going to UK, though, after all the success that program has had with lottery picks.It's a pretty easy decision you'd think.

UCLA would allow him to shine as "the" guy though. At UK, he'd be a star, but he'd be surrounded by plenty of other stars.

I don't think Duke fits very well; but what do I know.

Bearcat
03-28-2012, 09:30 PM
Most of, or all of the national media is picking OSU to win, FWIW.

I've noticed that, too... and ESPN even has an article about how the game seems to be an afterthought with so many people talking about UK/UL, even though it should be a better, closer matchup.

My first thought was, great, another Big 10 game... but, there should be plenty to watch with T-Rob/Sullinger, Taylor/Craft, etc. And I'm all for the underdog role... hopefully they'll play loose.

BWillie
03-28-2012, 09:30 PM
I haven't hated a college player as much as the whiny, little hacker (Aaron Craft) since Hansbrough in 2008. The guy's brand of defense is slapping hands/wrists/arms to knock balls loose. Please win the matchup, Tyshawn.

To his credit, the hand is part of the ball.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-28-2012, 09:44 PM
I've noticed that, too... and ESPN even has an article about how the game seems to be an afterthought with so many people talking about UK/UL, even though it should be a better, closer matchup.

My first thought was, great, another Big 10 game... but, there should be plenty to watch with T-Rob/Sullinger, Taylor/Craft, etc. And I'm all for the underdog role... hopefully they'll play loose.

A lot of the people over at the phog think that if UL wins and we win, we're bringing home the title because of the emotion and energy it's gonna take out of UL to win that game.

Bearcat
03-28-2012, 10:04 PM
A lot of the people over at the phog think that if UL wins and we win, we're bringing home the title because of the emotion and energy it's gonna take out of UL to win that game.

Yeah, that would be a brutal turnaround... I wonder what KU's mindset would be though.

Bearcat
03-28-2012, 10:07 PM
Upper level seats for Saturday night going for about $250-300... bring your binoculars.

http://bigtennetworks.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/court.jpg

http://johnclay.bloginky.com/files/2012/03/finalfourcourt.jpg

Braincase
03-28-2012, 10:09 PM
Yeah, that would be a brutal turnaround... I wonder what KU's mindset would be though.

We need to take care of our business. tOSU. All that matters right now.

Stop

The

Buckeyes.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-28-2012, 10:11 PM
Yeah, that would be a brutal turnaround... I wonder what KU's mindset would be though.

Not sure. I agree with you and others, we play better as an underdog so as long as we are I'll be comfy haha.

Also as KCC has said many times, we play better against tougher competition. So we should see the best of KU Saturday and whoever we play Sunday, whether it's UL or UK. A national title is at stake. If that doesn't get your blood flowing you're dead.

I hope we play like we did last Sunday though or like we did against UNC in 08. Self had those guys so loose it was like they weren't human out there four years ago that night.

Messier
03-28-2012, 10:13 PM
Most of, or all of the national media is picking OSU to win, FWIW.

Doug Gottlieb picked KU.

chiefsfan987
03-28-2012, 10:13 PM
Will KU be wearing the blue jerseys or the whites against OSU? Who is the home team?

Chiefs Pantalones
03-28-2012, 10:15 PM
Doug Gottlieb picked KU.

Wow, that's a shocker. Did he say why?

Messier
03-28-2012, 10:26 PM
Wow, that's a shocker. Did he say why?

He said Sullinger has a problem with bigs, and Withey could have a huge impact. Also assuming both teams play to their potential, KU is the more clutch team and in a close game they have the upper hand.

Bambi
03-28-2012, 10:28 PM
Upper level seats for Saturday night going for about $250-300... bring your binoculars.

http://bigtennetworks.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/court.jpg


haha, I love that court.

BTW- Shabazz chooses April 11 and my money is on Duke.

Bearcat
03-28-2012, 10:30 PM
We need to take care of our business. tOSU. All that matters right now.

Stop

The

Buckeyes.

Eh, the players seem pretty focused on taking it one game at a time... that's all that matters. I don't expect them to beat OSU, but I think they can... it's a great matchup, and it should come down to the last few possessions.

As much as I'm looking forward to Saturday, I'd love to see them play Kentucky again. They would be the ultimate underdog (well, as a 2 seed, heh).

Bearcat
03-28-2012, 10:34 PM
I was talking to a client in Ohio a few weeks ago about brackets, and he said OSU was overrated, and I told him Kansas' ceiling was probably making to the Elite Eight... so, it's pretty funny that we're now asking each other about the matchup. He wanted to make a bet today, but that's just not going to happen, heh.

He also asked about the Chiefs signing a quarterback, and had a good laugh about Brady Quinn. :(

Chiefs Pantalones
03-28-2012, 10:36 PM
He said Sullinger has a problem with bigs, and Withey could have a huge impact. Also assuming both teams play to their potential, KU is the more clutch team and in a close game they have the upper hand.

Gotta stay out of foul trouble. The officials tried to get him in foul trouble Sunday.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-28-2012, 10:38 PM
I was talking to a client in Ohio a few weeks ago about brackets, and he said OSU was overrated, and I told him Kansas' ceiling was probably making to the Elite Eight... so, it's pretty funny that we're now asking each other about the matchup. He wanted to make a bet today, but that's just not going to happen, heh.

He also asked about the Chiefs signing a quarterback, and had a good laugh about Brady Quinn. :(

I asked a Raider fan I work with who he thinks they'll pick up in the draft. He didn't answer and gave me an evil look. :)

Mr. Laz
03-28-2012, 10:39 PM
Gotta stay out of foul trouble. The officials tried to get him in foul trouble Sunday.
They sure as hell did

UNC was bumping and thumping all over with no whistle. All Withey had to do was look at a guy mean and they called a foul. I was shocked they didn't call a foul on those last 2 blocks by Withey.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-28-2012, 10:42 PM
They sure and hell did

UNC was bumping and thumping all over with no whistle. All Withey had to do was look at a guy mean and they called a foul. I was shocked they didn't call a foul on those last 2 blocks by Withey.

I was shocked at that as well. NBA/NCAA basketball refs are the worst, IMO.

Also, IMO, we should be able to tell early who they want to see play on Monday.

veist
03-28-2012, 10:44 PM
Will KU be wearing the blue jerseys or the whites against OSU? Who is the home team?

Whites, the committee released the entire seed list this year and KU was the top 2 seed. http://www.sbnation.com/2012-ncaa-tournament/2012/3/11/2863068/ncaa-bracket-2012-overall-seeds/in/2626664

Messier
03-28-2012, 10:47 PM
They sure and hell did

UNC was bumping and thumping all over with no whistle. All Withey had to do was look at a guy mean and they called a foul. I was shocked they didn't call a foul on those last 2 blocks by Withey.

It was smart of Withey to just keep playing as if he weren't in foul trouble. I think once you have your 4th the refs aren't so quick to call the 5th on questionable or ticky-tack fouls.

Bearcat
03-28-2012, 10:50 PM
They sure as hell did

UNC was bumping and thumping all over with no whistle. All Withey had to do was look at a guy mean and they called a foul. I was shocked they didn't call a foul on those last 2 blocks by Withey.

He probably should have been called on one of them... but, of course, that wasn't long after the terrible blocking foul called on him.

Mr. Laz
03-28-2012, 11:00 PM
He probably should have been called on one of them... but, of course, that wasn't long after the terrible blocking foul called on him.
or the phantom foul where he never did make any contact on the shooter

chiefsfan987
03-28-2012, 11:09 PM
Whites, the committee released the entire seed list this year and KU was the top 2 seed. http://www.sbnation.com/2012-ncaa-tournament/2012/3/11/2863068/ncaa-bracket-2012-overall-seeds/in/2626664

booo... I like the blues.

Guru
03-28-2012, 11:12 PM
Man, I wish I could be in Lawrence Saturday night.

veist
03-28-2012, 11:19 PM
booo... I like the blues.

Well if we get past OSU and get Kentucky it'll be the blues. Imagine that, playing Cal again in the blues.

Bambi
03-28-2012, 11:20 PM
Well if we get past OSU and get Kentucky it'll be the blues. Imagine that, playing Cal again in the blues.

it's destiny.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-28-2012, 11:34 PM
Let's take a break and dance...

http://soundbandits.squarespace.com/storage/hihihi.gif

KC_Connection
03-28-2012, 11:44 PM
Whites, the committee released the entire seed list this year and KU was the top 2 seed. http://www.sbnation.com/2012-ncaa-tournament/2012/3/11/2863068/ncaa-bracket-2012-overall-seeds/in/2626664
Oh yeah, that was back when MU was upset over not getting a #1 seed. They could have dodged those Norfolk St. world-beaters that way.

veist
03-28-2012, 11:46 PM
Let's take a break and dance...

http://soundbandits.squarespace.com/storage/hihihi.gif

*right-click->save image as*