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oklahawk58 (Anonymous) says...

So KSU is ranked one spot in front of us. It's not like we needed any motivation, but it is nice to know we have some now.

BTW I'd take Daniels over Martinez any day based on consistency alone.

oklahawk58 (Anonymous) says...

Sorry, I'm not sure what happened with the link. Try this one:

https://www.espn.com/college-football...

oklahawk58 (Anonymous) says...

Know your foe. Duke's new head coach sounds pretty interesting.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/

oklahawk58 (Anonymous) says...

I would like to flag Kay Jensen's post for having nothing to do with one's personal political opinions.

oklahawk58 (Anonymous) says...

If we merely are occasionally good, that will be an upgrade on last year.

oklahawk58 (Anonymous) says...

Dirk, the only guy that comes to mind is Jacque Vaughn. His junior year he was Big 8 player of the year and considered a lottery pick. If you will recall, he read Frost's "The Road Not Taken" at the press conference to announce his return for his senior year, and KU was instantly hailed as frontrunners for winning the title. Nobody was going to beat us. That September he tore ligaments in his wrist while playing in a pickup game and missed the first 10 games. After that, he just wasn't the same and we flamed out in the Sweet 16 (I still hate Miles Simon and Mike Bibby!) and tumbled in the draft to the 27th pick.

I truly believe that was the case study for young athletes everywhere to strike while the iron is hot, though if memory serves, guys like Matt Leinart took out big insurance policies to come back for their senior campaigns.

oklahawk58 (Anonymous) says...

I get goosebumps just seeing some of those names in print again!

oklahawk58 (Anonymous) says...

"'It really depends on how things go between now and then,' he said, noting that 80,000-seat stadiums could face the reality of having just 20,000 fans present due to social distancing requirements."

It looks like the playing field has finally been leveled (or stands in this case.)

oklahawk58 (Anonymous) says...

I was in college at a small school in Oklahoma at the time and came up to Lawrence with a couple of Sooners/Jordan fans (I considered it a chance to educate them on how awesome KU was. After all I had to endure Sooners crap from them for years.)

I have two memories from the game:

First, Jordan took off on a breakaway, went up for a dunk, and ended up short and had to finger roll it in. I remember thinking at the time about how privileged I was to see him in person because, amazing as he still was, "Air Jordan" was losing his ups, and he wasn't going to be around forever.

Second, after the game was over and most of the crowd had left, my friends wanted to walk around the field house. I led them to a wrong turn and ended up a door. Just as I reached out for the handle, the door opened and we were staring up at Phil Jackson! I remember how sickly thin he looked, how his suit hung off of his body and how scraggly his beard looked up close. The four of us (Phil included) just stood there for an awkward few seconds before I said, nervously, "uh, hi." He responded in like, "uh...hi?" We giggled nervously and stepped out of the way so he could come through. I turned around to my OU friends and said, "You see, this kind of thing only happens at KU!"

oklahawk58 (Anonymous) says...

There's no doubt we had a great chance of winning the NCAA tournament, and hence being crowned champion, but how many teams have we had going into the tournament that to our minds was superior, only to have them fail in the tournament to an inferior team that got hot/lucky?

Maybe we need to have an NCAA Regular Season Champion and a Tourney Champion like what we do with the conferences. Then we can go back and retroactively crown some of those amazing Jayhawks teams from the past that fell short in the tournament. Hang the banners. By my estimation might reach double digit championships!

Of course I'm speaking tongue-in-cheek. Suggesting we should be declared champions this year smacks of the type of desperation I'm used to seeing in K-State fans.