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sbendjayhawk (David Gisi) says...

Andrew Wiggins has an infectious smile. You just can't help but be happy for him.

sbendjayhawk (David Gisi) says...

Great news! I'm happy for Bobby that he finally feels good. You could see glimpses of what Coach Self was talking about with him in the early games he played. I'm excited to see how he impacts the team when he can remain healthy.

sbendjayhawk (David Gisi) says...

Wilson was relentless. He also missed out on free throw opportunities late because of yet another horrible charge call. Remy could have had more assists, but he took a couple wide open shots when he clearly wanted to pass to the post. He couldn't make the pass inside, because McCormack was getting raped, so he took the shot.

sbendjayhawk (David Gisi) says...

There's been a lot of questions posed to coaches about the handshake line at the end of games and whether it should end. After another fiasco involving Howard and, who would have guessed it: a sportsmanship issue with Duke, I was thinking about why it's important to show sportsmanship, win or lose. If anyone deserves recognition for the right way to treat opposing coaches and teams it is Coach Bill Self. Coach Self has consistently walked thru handshake lines with Coach Weber 2-3 times a season and shook hands with a man who has treated Coach Self as poorly as anything I've ever seen between coaches. His bitter resentment has been evident from the burning at Illinois, to the constant "right way" references that excuse his own shortcomings. He has, especially against KU, been a "6th man" on the court where he has literally blocked Jayhawk players and never received so much as a technical. His attitude and demeanor bear more responsibility for the reckless court storming at KState that endangered players and coaches. It also contributed greatly to the fight at KU. And yet, Bill Self courteously shakes his hand. Thank you, Coach Self, for showing others the right way to treat opposing coaches and players.

sbendjayhawk (David Gisi) says...

I was wondering that as well. Perhaps the young man just included his mother in discussion out of respect. Likely he and his father had already determined that it was best to move on since he either has no eligibility left or would be facing a difficult fight to get it back. Then just included her in the decision, because she is involved in the matter whether he wants her to be or not. After all, his money will have to pay back the loan. Maybe there is more to speculate, but it could just be that he has enough maturity to acknowledge his mother, even if she wasn't involved in the actual decision.

sbendjayhawk (David Gisi) says...

I agree with Bryce. The only positive thing I could say for the refs is at least they didn't overturn the out of bounds call when the announcers were claiming the ball was off Oubre. I don't know what play they were watching but the ISU player had both hands on the ball and was jumping with his momentum pushing the ball. At least the refs got that call right.

On Cyclones out-run Jayhawks in KU road loss

Posted 17 January 2015, 11:58 p.m. Suggest removal

sbendjayhawk (David Gisi) says...

It was great to see some fight down the stretch. 81 points should have been enough to win this game. Transition defense was horrible and was the main reason for the loss. The phantom charge against Selden pretty much summed up the officiating. I swear Niang has drawn at least one bogus charge call in every game he has played against KU. No contact at all on that play and KU would have been down 2. All in all, I would say that's the best the Cyclones can do, so with the way the Jayhawks hung tough down the stretch, there is still plenty to feel good about.

On Cyclones out-run Jayhawks in KU road loss

Posted 17 January 2015, 11:38 p.m. Suggest removal

sbendjayhawk (David Gisi) says...

That game was so bad it broke my TV. It just got delivered last week. After the game the screen went blue and it won't do anything else. It is a Smart TV, perhaps it has feelings too and took offense at some of the things I yelled at it. Then just shut down like the Jayhawks did.

On Owls destroy No. 10 Kansas, 77-52

Posted 22 December 2014, 10:48 p.m. Suggest removal

sbendjayhawk (David Gisi) says...

Good for Cole. Want to see him do well. Andrew, come to Notre Dame. You can definitely play there. I won't be a ND fan, but I will definitely come to games and cheer for you any time.

On Cole Aldrich makes most of his minutes

Posted 25 May 2014, 8:02 a.m. Suggest removal

sbendjayhawk (David Gisi) says...

Doug, you are correct in questioning that. The simple truth is that when ND put together the massive contract extension for Weis, they were all to eager to put everything on the table, including the kitchen sink. Weis was riding the waves of the incredible hype that he came in with, a couple unexpectedly great seasons, and incredible recruiting. There was a legitimate threat of Weis bolting for the NFL and ND was scared of losing him. Weis and his agent had all the chips and played them perfectly. That contract was not about a lawyer forgetting to put the clause in, but rather about ND believing it didn't need the clause in. They put that extension on the table in a hurry, because all the powers at ND took a "keep him here at any cost" mentality into it. I would contend that if you look at where ND football was before Weis came and where it is now, it is easy to make an argument that they made a very good investment in Weis. ND was on the verge of football irrelevance before Weis came. I don't think Weis is a very good head coach, but he does deserve a lot more credit than he gets for where ND football is now. I think Brian Kelly is a better coach, but he would not be getting the kind of recruits he is getting if it were not for the groundwork laid by Charlie Weis.