Huge Thanks To KUBuckets And Crew!

  • I know many of you will be blasting out of here at any moment.

    I just want to acknowledge KUBuckets ( @approxinfinity ) and all the awesome Jayhawk posters that made this a great season for talking up basketball!

    I’ve had a great time and learned more about the game this year than any other year of my life!

    You guys killed it this year!

    Thanks to everyone!


  • @drgnslayr Thanks to you and all the other posters for making the pain a little more bearable. It’s been a blast reading and learning and sharing everything from gardening, music, jokes and even basketball ! I hope everyone sticks around - I love this site!

    I hope a few more get on board with football this season.


  • @drgnslayr I dont intend on staying away. I love the sport too much to do that. I learn things on here that I would never be able to otherwise.

  • @nuleafjhawk I know it’s no earth shaking deal, but I’ll be around as well.

  • I’ll be checking in from here on out. Many things happen between now and next season… recruiting… news…

    Plus, many in here give good garden advice!

  • This is the time of year I post more than any other time. I like to post all of the off season updates, and recruiting. I like to let the team do their thing during the season so I don’t post too much mostly because it would be negative.

  • @JayhawkRock78 sounds earth shaking to me!

  • @drgnslayr I’ve loved reading everything people contributed and it’s made the season much more fun. Thanks everyone.

    I’ll be playing w upgrading the board sometime in the off season. Should be some nice new features in nodebb. Hopefully we can kiss the spambots goodbye for one.

    Looking forward to Royals chatter!

  • @approxinfinity Want to add my thanks for all your hard work and LOVE your new avatar. We just needed a few more of those to go in yesterday!

  • I agree 101% @drgnslayr. This sight is awesome.

    Here’s some things we can talk about during the long offseason.

    What sport would we all be talking about if college basketball didn’t exist?

    If I could be a basketball, what court would I like to be bouncing on?

    What’s my favorite piece of Jayhawk themed clothing?

    What KUbuckets poster annoys us the most? Ooooh, that could be fun!

    What if JoJo wasn’t ruled to be on the line?

    What KU players do we wish were OAD’s?

    Match the movie with the Jayhawk season.

    If college basketball were food would we all be obese?

    Why do referees and prison inmates wear striped shirts?

    If Kansas basketball was a religion who would be our deity and who would be the devil?

    What do we like about Missouri? This would be a short discussion.

    What if James Naismith had nailed a hula hoop up on a tree instead of a peach basket?

    If someone gave us 1000 dollars to buy a time machine which would magically send us back to any KU game we wanted, which game would it be?

    Could I, in my prime, have managed to get a shot off if I was on the floor in a KU game?

    If movies were made about KU coaches, who would play each coach?

    So there you go bucketeers, keep this list handy for the long days of summer when there’s nothing else to talk about!

  • @wissoxfan83 On the contrary my friend! We will have plenty to talk about with KU representing USA this summer!

  • Actually, next season is just beginning. We’ll have to follow the recruiting. Hopefully we can land 1-2 more this year.

  • @JhawkAlum Yeah…that will be a nice end to the season regardless of the tourney and all the crazy drama this year.

  • @drgnslayr When I was typing your name to tag you in my post above, the best KUBuckets user name ever popped up just below yours: @DrJHawk What a great name!! How much are you willing to sell your user name? I’ve never seen you here, but my goodness, that’s a great name. I wish I’d thought of it!!

  • @wissoxfan83 you do need to change!!!

  • @wissoxfan83 Boy you’ve got me thinking about a number of those. Many thanks.

  • It was a very good year for learning more about the game; that’s for darned sure.

    I was amazed at everyone’s stamina.

    And good humor mixed with seriousness.

    A hearty thanks to the proprietors as always, too.

    And this really is @drgnslayr 's and @HighEliteMajor’s locker room with a lot of others pushing them every day.

    The thing I am most excited about is that it feels like there are some serious challengers coming on–contributors that have broken through the counter posting phase, which is the equivalent of smack on bad days, and gluing on good days–something a lot of our wise older members engage in to their eternal credit, and into real impact posting themselves. This is the great joy I have had over the years–watching board rats make the jump and seeing the established impact posters turn around and glue back. Like any activity, its easy to do it once you get the hang of it, but getting the hang of it, of coming to realize that you really DO have something to say and the tools to say it, takes a few reps and a little build up in confidence.

    IMHO, the board really got into a sweet spot the last month. Persons were going off in all directions in their own words and instead of the board flying apart, the discourse wove increasingly together and made a sweet jazz of words.

    And the proprietor’s make it work great and when I go to the commercial sites, which i do so as briefly as possble, I am in awe of how much more user friendly and efficient and fun our sight is than the commerical sites.

    And I want to tell everyone here how much I appreciate a bunch of vital young men and women letting an old duffer be apart of this invigorating activity still.


    Rock Chalk!

  • @jaybate-1.0 awesome man. when you’re happy, you glow. several times this year you gave me the warm fuzzies.

  • @approxinfinity

    Thx. I try to be as authentic as I can be here. WYSIWYG. Like I tell people: I have known the Black Dog in my life, so I am not always up. But having walked the road I have, I always want others to know that being human, light and dark, pretty and ugly, warts and all, is okay, if you are trying to put it all to some good purpose for your fellow man and woman, especially your fellow Black Dog fighters, and this is so when you succeed and when you flop. Rock Chalk!

  • @jaybate-1.0

    “The thing I am most excited about is that it feels like there are some serious challengers coming on–contributors that have broken through the counter posting phase”

    Right on. I don’t think any of us “volume posters” could have made it this far without constantly being challenged by new guys coming in. I don’t think any of us are here just to boast about our knowledge… we all get educated every day in here. I know I’ve learned more about the game this year than in any past year playing. I bet I’ve picked up knowledge from 30 posters in here this year.

    But this place is more than basketball knowledge… it’s humor, art, bonding, confrontation, joy, sorrow, creativity, discovery, shock… and a definite team attitude!

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