Trifecta Bell Blues, or Does Bill Self Want an Inside Game Bad Enough to Bait the Trap with Trey Ball Talk?

  • Ok, it’s the next morning.

    Bill gave us a really great night. He gave three point lubricant in every position. He read us the Trifecta Kama Sutra.

    We want to wake up smiling and come out and cook him breakfast.

    We want to come out singing like Marilyn McCoo…

    "Won’t you marry me, Bill/

    I love you so/

    I always will…"

    But are we gonna get the Trifecta Bell blues Bill?

    You know; the next time someone is long and strong enough to guard the Trey stripe and play our bigs straight up?

    Bill, we’ve been with two timing, Silver Tongued Devils in disguise before. Roy told us he would never leave us even as he was doing heavy coaching petting with Dean.

    Bill has talked about Perry playing 3.

    Bill promised to play Marcus at 3.

    Mario and Marcus were going switch positions.

    Bill talked about full court pressing one season.

    Bill even talked about running the triangle.

    Get this: Bill even ran Andrew Wiggins, NBA ROY at 3, at the 4 a little.

    And now before a cupcake Self runs up a signal flag that, well, shucks, ewe know we really ought ta shewt Moore treys.

    Question: Does Bill Self Want an Inside Game Bad Enough to Bait the Trap with Trey Talk?

    That is the question raised by Basketball Police Department (BPD) Inspector @REHawk–the poster that posts like a coach thinks, because he was one.

    The State’s Evidence is: KU only shot 16 treys against OSU.

    Bill only has to shoot 16 treys and say that’s more treys, and board rats roll over on all fours and purr like Fizzouri Tigers in heat.

    Well yes 16 is more than 8 or 10 down the stretch when everyone was injured.

    But has the inside leopard changed his spots, or not?

    What if he works on the inside game against the cupcake?

    Or better yet, what if he shoots, hold your breaths now, 20 treys against the cupcake to bait the trap for the next good team he really wants a W with?

    @REhawk is over in the only good part of the Show Me State to live and it may be rubbing off!!!

    SHOW US, Bill.

    Let’s see 25 treys against the next good team on the schedule.

  • @jaybate-1.0 Trifecta Kama Sutra


  • Bill, I love you so, I always will

    I look at you and see the 4 out 1 in in May

    Oh, but am I ever gonna see my trifecta day

    I was on your side, Bill, when you were loosin’

    I never scheme or lie, Bill, there’s been no foolin’

    But 16 lousy treys won’t carry me till you marry me Bill

    I love you so, I always will

    And in your voice I hear a three point carousel

    Oh, but am I ever gonna hear my trifecta bells

    I was the one who came runnin’ when you were lonely

    I haven’t lived one day not lovin’ you only

    But 16 lousy treys won’t carry me till you marry me Bill

    I love you so, I always will

    And though devotion rules my shot chart I take no bows

    But Bill you’re never gonna take those trifecta vows

    Oh, come on Bill, oh, come on Bill

    Come on and marry me, Bill, I got the trifecta bell blues

    Please shoot me some threes, Bill, I got the

    trifecta bell blues, trifecta bell blues

    Shoot me the three, Bill, I got the trifecta bell blues

  • I actually thought that Self’s recent public comments about Trifectas could possibly be for public consumption…not only for opposing programs & KU fans, but maybe even for a few players on the KU team who happen to be a bit temperamental.

    Self has indeed a track record of being a bit of a mind-gamer. A propagandist. And not in the novice category.

  • @jaybate-1.0 Now that’s your best work!

  • @jaybate-1.0 16 again today

  • @Bwag

    And in an 88 point game no less.

    Golden State, we hardly knew ye.

  • @Bwag 10 threes were in the first half. I don’t think we can take much away from the second half. We were running away, and Bill decided to have fun with the line-up. Frank only played 6 minutes second half. We don’t need to experiment with Frank. Let’s see what happens if Frank isn’t available. Svi and Greene as our only guards on the floor? That’s just playing. See what they do. Not something we’re likely to see when it matters.

  • @tundrahok

    10 the first half?

    OMG! That means we could have shot 20 3ptas at that rate. 🙂

    Regarding the second half, aren’t Greene and Svi supposed to be trifectates?

    I agree we don’t want to read too much into this one game.

    We want to fit it into a pattern.

    16 3ptas again is the pattern it fits into.

  • @tundrahok I’m not sure what we take from thi game. Never really pushed, which is fine, but not sure level of competition was there.

  • @jaybate-1.0 We “only” hit 40% of our threes the first half. Just had to slow it down at that low rate…

  • @tundrahok


    May be you didn’t understand.

    I was commenting on the total 3ptas for the game. 🙂

    Nice jump shift, though.

  • @jaybate-1.0 Hmmm…so was I? My facetious point was a more torrid rate in the first half would have increased attempts for the game, affecting the fit to the pattern.

  • @jaybate-1.0

    I love that version by the Fifth Dimension, one of my favorite bands…

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