NC Game thread analysis



  • Had a little fun today reading the game thread from the NC Game.

    2 people declared the game over in the first half, another was not exactly saying it’s over, but basically regretted blowing our chance to win a NC against an 8 seed.

    Several people, were encouraging us to believe a comeback was possible.

    @DanR: “This is still winnable”,

    @BCT, “Yes, this is winnable. We did it against Miami. We can do it in the 2nd half. Be steady. One basket, one stop, and one rebound at a time. Make yourself proud guys. Let’s go!”

    @Jethro, “game isn’t over. we just have to run our offense, make some shots, and make our layups. We can get back into this- we need to get under 10 by 10 minutes. UNC is going to fade…”

    @approxinfinity, “Big Dave coming. breathe”

    Someone jokingly blamed some Paul Pierce speech as dooming us.

    @Kcmatt7 had this gem! “Jalen Wilson had his abilities stolen by the space jam aliens”. I think that’s actually plausible!

    @BeddieKU23 at halftime with the winner of the understatement of the year, “Need an answer in the 2nd half”

    @tis4tim found something positive to say at halftime. “Couldn’t play any worse so it has to get better. Other than that I can’t find any positives.”

    Someone said we don’t even have a chance to comeback.

    @justanotherfan had the gameplan for the 2nd half. “KU needs to make layups. Simple as that.”

    @StLJhawk Dissed our favorite band The Preservation Hall Jazz band and said we were playing worse than them which if true would have meant success!

    Another person predicted a falling just short comeback, so they were mostly dour, but not entirely.

    @approxinfinity panned my review of the preservation hall saying it reminded him of bland gumbo! And so did @rockchalkjayhawk !!

    @Eric-san Said 15 points aint nothing.

    @FarmerJayhawk said we’re a 2nd half team and 9-11 style said lets roll!

    @Jethro Tried to keep us hopeful at the half with this stellar prediction: “they blew a 26 point lead against baylor- we’re coming back, and we’re going to win…”

    And then the mood changed. “and 1”, “keep it rolling”, “Defense”, “Killer” (not sure who @FarmerJayhawk was referring to but that’s pretty serious stuff there!), “HUGE” “GTFO MANEK”, “getting that feeling again”, “This is good, see ball through hole”, "Whose butts are tightening up now? (I wasn’t looking at anyones buts, but maybe someone was?),

    and the one comment I’m going to miss a lot, “OCH”

    One many of us never thought we’d commit to cyberspace, “Wow, Dave so good”

    As the run intensified the Fbombs started to fly in utter disregard for the official buckets 1o commandments!

    @Jethro, “Braun the Pasty Gansta” We’ll leave that one right there.

    @tulsajhwk “We’re back”

    @Kcmatt7 “Took 9 minutes”

    @approxinfinity Hell yeah Remy!

    After we got the lead, the foul situation got serious, @Jethro “Bacot’s 10th foul…”

    @nwhawkfan had this gem, “Avenge Wilt”

    Refs enter conversation “Horrible call”, “5 vs. 8”, FU Ref,

    But to the rescue “Remy”

    @BeddieKU23 with some good advice, “HAVE TO SCORE”

    @approxinfinity “Dave Mccormack LEGEND”

    It’s over went to it’s not over after Harris’ brain fart, but it was short lived. I pointed out “I was jumping like a fool around the living room. I hope I get to again”

    @DCHawker was the first to declare “Whew…National Champions!!!”

    This has been fun. Post game comments are basically all saying the same thing.

    Everyone of you deserves a PHOF for this one. Even you @jaybate-1-0



  • @wissox you forget anyone?❤💙🌾@RockChalkinTexas the 💃💃



  • @wissox said in NC Game thread analysis:

    Had a little fun today reading the game thread from the NC Game.

    2 people declared the game over in the first half, another was not exactly saying it’s over, but basically regretted blowing our chance to win a NC against an 8 seed.

    Several people, were encouraging us to believe a comeback was possible.

    @DanR: “This is still winnable”,

    @BCT, “Yes, this is winnable. We did it against Miami. We can do it in the 2nd half. Be steady. One basket, one stop, and one rebound at a time. Make yourself proud guys. Let’s go!”

    @Jethro, “game isn’t over. we just have to run our offense, make some shots, and make our layups. We can get back into this- we need to get under 10 by 10 minutes. UNC is going to fade…”

    @approxinfinity, “Big Dave coming. breathe”

    Someone jokingly blamed some Paul Pierce speech as dooming us.

    @Kcmatt7 had this gem! “Jalen Wilson had his abilities stolen by the space jam aliens”. I think that’s actually plausible!

    @BeddieKU23 at halftime with the winner of the understatement of the year, “Need an answer in the 2nd half”

    @tis4tim found something positive to say at halftime. “Couldn’t play any worse so it has to get better. Other than that I can’t find any positives.”

    Someone said we don’t even have a chance to comeback.

    @justanotherfan had the gameplan for the 2nd half. “KU needs to make layups. Simple as that.”

    @StLJhawk Dissed our favorite band The Preservation Hall Jazz band and said we were playing worse than them which if true would have meant success!

    Another person predicted a falling just short comeback, so they were mostly dour, but not entirely.

    @approxinfinity panned my review of the preservation hall saying it reminded him of bland gumbo! And so did @rockchalkjayhawk !!

    @Eric-san Said 15 points aint nothing.

    @FarmerJayhawk said we’re a 2nd half team and 9-11 style said lets roll!

    @Jethro Tried to keep us hopeful at the half with this stellar prediction: “they blew a 26 point lead against baylor- we’re coming back, and we’re going to win…”

    And then the mood changed. “and 1”, “keep it rolling”, “Defense”, “Killer” (not sure who @FarmerJayhawk was referring to but that’s pretty serious stuff there!), “HUGE” “GTFO MANEK”, “getting that feeling again”, “This is good, see ball through hole”, "Whose butts are tightening up now? (I wasn’t looking at anyones buts, but maybe someone was?),

    and the one comment I’m going to miss a lot, “OCH”

    One many of us never thought we’d commit to cyberspace, “Wow, Dave so good”

    As the run intensified the Fbombs started to fly in utter disregard for the official buckets 1o commandments!

    @Jethro, “Braun the Pasty Gansta” We’ll leave that one right there.

    @tulsajhwk “We’re back”

    @Kcmatt7 “Took 9 minutes”

    @approxinfinity Hell yeah Remy!

    After we got the lead, the foul situation got serious, @Jethro “Bacot’s 10th foul…”

    @nwhawkfan had this gem, “Avenge Wilt”

    Refs enter conversation “Horrible call”, “5 vs. 8”, FU Ref,

    But to the rescue “Remy”

    @BeddieKU23 with some good advice, “HAVE TO SCORE”

    @approxinfinity “Dave Mccormack LEGEND”

    It’s over went to it’s not over after Harris’ brain fart, but it was short lived. I pointed out “I was jumping like a fool around the living room. I hope I get to again”

    @DCHawker was the first to declare “Whew…National Champions!!!”

    This has been fun. Post game comments are basically all saying the same thing.

    Everyone of you deserves a PHOF for this one. Even you @jaybate-1-0

    GENIUS! PHOF carved in stone!



  • goosebumps. Thanks @wissox!



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Shoot, I knew this was going to happen. If I left anyone out it was purely unintentional!



  • I vaguely remember something about bland gumbo, but sure as hell can’t find any reference to it!

    @wissox maybe the shrimp went bad in your gumbo when you went back thru the NC thread! burp.



  • @wissox said in NC Game thread analysis:

    @Crimsonorblue22 Shoot, I knew this was going to happen. If I left anyone out it was purely unintentional!

    It might be your best post ever. Because it just encapsulates the flow of the game so well. We need to save the game thread, but we also need to save this thread because it’s pretty special, imo.



  • @Jethro Yeah it was kind of a cool exercise to partake in and kudos to your spot on prediction! And your pasty gansta line was classic Jethro!



  • Hope next years team carried that “never quit” tude



  • @approxinfinity said in NC Game thread analysis:

    Hope next years team carried that “never quit” tude

    Totally agree. Turns out, that was their x-factor.



  • When I rewatch our championship march, I’m struck by the great officiating in our games. I remember a game late in our conference season when 21 or more fouls were called; at least one foul on every possession and sometimes two in the second half. The game was unwatchable and I’m sure a misery for the players. The refs in the tournament understood that each game was about the game of basketball and the players, not the refs and their need for control and attention. The tournament games were a true joy to watch and not just because KU won.



  • I watched the Final a few days ago for the first time since April and came away with one thing for certain…KU got 20 unbelievable minutes from their point guards in the 2nd half. Harris was square in the middle of everything during the comeback and Remy hit huge shots and had the big block in the final minute on Love. As I remember it, I will spend almost no time thinking of Harris’s brain fart with four seconds left as much as I’ll think of how great those two were late…and KU needed both



  • @wissox Be glad I went to bed at halftime. You would not have wanted to see my halftime speech. Wait - it would have been deleted anyway.

    I still claim responsibility for the win. Had I not gone to bed, we would have lost. End of story.



  • @nuleafjhawk Good night.



  • @stoptheflop That’s a great insight that I really hadn’t picked up on. The refs stayed out of the limelight for the most part. There was some griping on the game thread as pointed out above, but nothing egregious.



  • It was a pleasure participating in the game chat with you all. NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!



  • @Eric-san Yes indeed! Pretty cool season I’d say!



  • Watched the final four games again yesterday, quarantine is good for something, and got just about as worked up as the live version. I am glad this thread resurfaced.



  • @Kubie Hope you’re well. Doctor ordered watch the four games?



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  • Yet one more reason I’m glad I don’t participate in game threads live. I am a buffoon during games and will comment buffoonery! lol

    The other reasons:

    First… I abhor commercials. So the game is taped and I wait long enough to create a buffer so I can cut out commercials. I usually time it about right so I’m about running live by the end of the game.

    Second… All my focus is on the game. I usually watch the game with one of my cousins. She rarely peeps a word during the game except maybe piling on with foul language when I bark out an expletive. I’m so “in the zone” if I didn’t have some favorite KU gear to wear for voodoo purposes I would watch games naked.

    Everyone around me has learned about my tape delay. Not only do they know not to call during games, especially not to call and leave clues on the results. That will earn them a visit by a guy named “Vito” who collects knee caps!

    My garden is amuck with grasshoppers… and those jerks have been eating my tomatoes! What is the date of our first open practice? lol

    Stay cool, my friends!



  • @drgnslayr I’ve wondered why you don’t participate in the chats! Sometimes the chat distracts me from what’s happening on the court.

    Yes, watching on tape is difficult. Just the other day, came home from church, had taped the British Open, recorded the Sox game and decided to watch the BO first and was working through it when I was on facebook and I see something about Cameron Smith winning. Blessing in disguise was I didn’t waste any more time watching, got right to the Sox game which was only an hour old, caught up with real time and then was able to chat with friends at the Sox page I go to.

    It’s interesting how sports have become a social event for many of us. I really have no one to watch KU games with so the chats help me to figure out who my virtual friends are and who my virtual enemies are as well! So if you commented during games, by your own admittance, I’d probably hate you! So don’t comment during games!!



  • the chats help me to figure out who my virtual friends are and who my virtual enemies are as well!

    Genuine lol



  • @wissox You should go back to watch the last 30 to 45 mins of the Open. Some really amazing golf shots that make you want to either go out golfing because it looks so fun…or quit playing entirely because mere mortals can’t do that stuff! Well worth it for the last three hours, really, but the end is classic.



  • Those major sporting events in Europe are almost impossible to avoid hearing about because of the time difference. Wimbledon, the Open Championship, Tour de France, Grand Prix races…they’re all 8 or 9 hours early here. And as someone who regularly follows English Premier League soccer, I end up screwing up my sleep schedule just to watch the occasional game live instead of catching the streamed replay later. (It was a lot worse when I was still working !)



  • I’m a Formula 1 freak for the last 30 years or so. It’s great to record and watch at my convenience!



  • @drgnslayr man you got a lot of energy recently. You been working out or something?



  • @approxinfinity

    haha… I’m in my 60s raising two small kids on my own… my secret… energy is REQUIRED! Guess I’ll sleep in my next life, unless the Jayhawks are playing!



  • @drgnslayr oh no, not on your own!



  • @wissox Yep! I got a great doc!! I am doing fine headache was my worst symptom.



  • @Kubie did you take paxlovid? Hope it’s about over for you! I know this latest variant is highly contagious but not to serious especially if you’ve been vaxxed. I’ve been lucky, so far.



  • @mayjay Too late unfortunately, deleted! Maybe on line I can find it somewhere.



  • @Crimsonorblue22 no they decided I was too many days in and without any symptoms of concern. I am fine now and actually off quarantine today.


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