1a. Can we just say the hiring of Turner Gill? Biggest loss in KU history (followed shortly by the Valesente, Allen and Weis hires)
1b. Mangino's Mizzou loss. Undefeated seasons rarely happen in college football ... and it seems like they will never, ever happen for KU football. And if by some miracle we beat Oklahoma? Kansas playing for a football National Championship? I can't even comprehend it as a possibility any more. 2. The loss to Kentucky in 2012. Thomas Robinson is one of my favorite Jayhawks and beating that Kentucky team would have been amazing (might be the best team in CBB in my lifetime). 3. 1957 NC game. 4. 2002 Maryland final four. That game was the defacto championship game. Neither Indiana nor Oklahoma compared to KU or Maryland. Plus I wanted Self to win a championship before Roy did, so I had to put one of his losses up there first. 5. 2001 Syracuse game. Winning back-to-back would have been amazing. 6. 1953 national championship game.7. The last loss to Mizzou in football. Wanted to win the series and end on a win.8. The VCU loss in9. The Michigan loss in 10. The Penn State Orange Bowl (I don't know enough about that era, and the ways it might have changed our football trajectory)
Posted 6 June 2016, 3:59 p.m.
I miss the Border War. If I were SZ, I'd suggest to Mizzou that if they want to do a 9-year deal that I would consider it. Year 1 in LawrenceYear 2 in KCYear 3 in LawrenceYear 4 at Mizzou Year 5 in LawrenceYear 6 at MizzouYear 7 in LawrenceYear 8 in KCYear 9 in Lawrence
They can accept that - otherwise they can continue taking a hike, and pummeling from the SEC.
Posted 17 July 2013, 10:59 a.m.
For the best possible starting lineup, I'm trying to factor in theoretical chemistry and would personally go with:Aaron Miles (defense and distributor)Ben McLemoreBrandon RushWyane Simien (what he lacks on defense...)Jeff Withey (will clean up)
Bench: Sherron Collins (though I wouldn't be upset if he was starter and RusRob was the defensive stopper -but I love the way Miles distributes)Mario ChalmersKeith LangfordMarcus MorrisSasha Kaun (Markief or Cole probably makes more sense, but I like Kaun's energy/effort)
Posted 2 July 2013, 4:23 p.m.
Also it'd be much easier if someone else left first, THEN KU went to the B1G. That would make the 'not acting in our best interest' argument MUCH more applicable in court. No reason to be the first to test this 13-years of TV money if we don't have to. Of course, it would be a disservice to not try and expand this year or next-and that non-action (over time) might be enough of 'not acting in the best interest', but 2-weeks isn't enough time to justifiably claim that.
Posted 28 November 2012, 8:29 a.m.
And Kansas actually is very, very high up the national list of how much money it currently makes from (only) it's tier 3 revenues. Which means it would stand to gain less incrementally from the B1G10 Network than all but a dozen or so schools. So the massive loss of money in the Guarantee of Rights (or whatever its called) might not be made up as quickly as many seem to believe. I also find it sort of strange how many article commenters are pro-B1G 10, while the message board is largely anti-B1G.
Posted 28 November 2012, 8:25 a.m.
I think 4-8 is the smart money prediction (although neither ISU or @NIU are gimmies).I'm hopeful for 5-7 (stealing one of the Baylor, Tech, Texas games).And I'm dreaming for 6-6 and the New Era PinStripe Bowl or Military (I'd be in attendance)
Posted 14 February 2012, 11:48 a.m.
Hotel booked in Mogantown. We should be able to stay warm from all the burning couches after an upset keeps WVU from winning the Big12 and we gain bowl eligibility.
Posted 14 February 2012, 10:38 a.m.
"There has been no official word on what Texas A&M and MU will pay the Big 12 as their exit penalties, but past reports indicated the amount could be as high as $20-$30 million."
I certainly hope that is true. In particular for Mizzou. Their late announcement made a scramble to save our lucrative TV contract necessary. I don't fault them for leaving but we shouldn't lighten up on them at all in terms of financial damages (here's to hoping Kansas can lead the charge in the Big12 and force some $30M+ payment)
Posted 10 February 2012, 9:39 a.m.
Getting way ahead of everything ... aligning those teams doesn't make sense North-South from a competitive standpoint (North-wvu, byu, ksu, ku, Louis, ISU. South-ou, osu, ut, tcu, tt, Baylor). East-West makes more sense to me (even though half of the conference is no more than 50 miles E-W of each other). East-OSU, KState, KU, ISU, Louisville, WVU. West-byu, tt, ut, ou, tcu, Baylor. (Although the west's BBall would leave a little to be desired)The 'zipper' approach of splitting rivals is tough with new schools.Baylor-TCUUT-Texas Techou-osuku-kstateLouis-wvubyu-isu
The thing I'm realizing is that for a 12-team conference only KU and ISU bring 'down' football (and both are trending up) and only TCU, TT and sort of OU and ISU bringing 'down' hoops. Would be Strong at the top and definitely Deep in both sports.
Posted 25 January 2012, 12:02 p.m.
Welcome to the conversation Keegan.You are an @ssh@t, did you read Taits blog to learn the name Fedora? He was many fans first choice and definitely is now (w/o Leach being force fed down our throats by none other than you).Of course he's being rumored at bigger, better jobs now and it appears Kansas may not have the opportunity to hire him.And your comparison of Chryst vs. Doreen is obvious, there isn't a whole lot of talk about Chryst around these parts (he has no Big12, Texas ties) its a non-factor versus what seems like a safe pick. Way to go out on a limb.Stick to your poor editing and write about the basketball team because you know nothing about football.
Posted 3 December 2011, 9:22 a.m.