Originally Posted by Prison Bitch
Are there any other Kansas fans like me who find conference play boring? I mean, KU wins all the time. I root for them obviously but it just isn't that satisfying going into every season knowing you'll win. The 1980s were great because there were good teams to compete with KU, and road games? Tough! Danny Manning never won in 4 trips to Ames (and Larry Brown went 0-5). Nowadays it's hard to spot many matchups where KU would be the underdog.
Think I read somewhere that KU has been an underdog something like 40 times in the last 15 years. That's just about 3 times per season. Since they play 35 games it would appear that KU is favored in over 90% of their games. Seems like the only interesting part about KU basketball any more, is the NCAA Tourney.
Pretty much. I've wanted us to switch conferences for a longggg time. We haven't ever had a true rival really because we're so good. The KU/Mizzou "rivarly" (it's not a rivalry, but for the sake of this discussion we'll call it that loosely) is cute and all but nothing to be taken seriously by KU fans; some do but yeah, it's odd. I find it hard to hate a school you own. MU fans, yes, they loved it because they wanted to beat the best and if they won that was pretty much the best thing to happen to them all year in either sport because they don't compete for championships period.
I wanted us to move to the ACC along with UK. The blue bloods all together battling it out. Legends vs. legends. In a perfect world that'd happen. Not the case though obviously.
I love watching every game no matter what, but it'd make it a whole heck of a lot more interesting during conference time that's for sure.