KU vs the Purps

  • No Fran guys! We lucked out!!!

    Mark Neely & Miles Simon on call.

    Now what do we expect tonight? A hungry team at home or a close game yet again? Going with a close game, its the only way we win these days

    Frank with 25, Josh with 2 Top 10 worthy dunks.

    Oh and someone on TCU will have a career day from 3, most likely Parrish or JD Miller.

    Does Kenrich Williams still have his half-finished mop in the back of his head?

    Also Slim Shadey makes his appearance in Lawrence for the first time (Fisher).

    Let’s wrap up #13

  • @BeddieKU23 Tonight is the night Brandon Rush is surpose to get his Jersey hung in the rafters. - I believe they said it’s the 1st cone since 03. - -Mario Chalmers is surpose to be here tonight too to watch the festivities. I hope that maybe we can have a little better games over 10 point outcome.

    Subject was brought up again, yesterday on the sports call in I listen to. After we wrap up the championship, just how big is it or how much is it worth to win the Big 12 tourney championship? - -Points brought out like we are pretty much locked into a # 1 seed in the NCAA. So do we rest these guys? - -Frank, Devonte, Josh, Landen? - -give them some rest for the NCAA"s? let them recharge their batteries, so they can be more fresh for the tourney that REALLY matters?

    I’m almost to the point like is being mentioned I’m almost agree it would be better to let them rest for a bit. So what if we don’t win the Big 12 conf tourney, give these guys some extra rest.Start SVI. Vick, Bragg, Lightfoot or Coleby if anything let Frank and gang just play very spot minutes.- -I think along with many others maybe we SHOULD go that route, try to help dead legs - what you think? - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

  • Do we rush the court?

  • 9 consecutive wins against them… I say it’s a close first half then we relax and pull away. DG finds his stroke again and hits 5 3’s.

    Down to the last two games in AFH games for most of our starters… and they make a statement (finally) against a lesser opponent.

  • I’m going to the game tonight and I’m taking my 5-year-old daughter to her first game. I’m so psyched!

    Little did I know when I bought these tickets several weeks back that we’d have a chance to wrap up at least a tie for the league title. And I just found out a few days back we’ll be retiring Brandon Rush’s jersey at halftime. It all sets up for a magical night in the Fieldhouse.

    I hope the crowd is ridiculously loud as I’ve been trying to explain to my daughter just how crazy the atmosphere is. But, words are an inadequate substitute for actually being there. I’m looking for a high energy performance from the boys to close out #13, with lots of highlight reel plays. Regardless, I hope it’s a night she will never forget!

  • @jayballer54

    First one since 2003? Mario’s number was retired and his jersey raised at AFH in February of 2013…perhaps this is what you meant?

  • @JayHawkFanToo ya it was 2013. - -Not sure what I was thinking of, I hate old age lol. - darn brain fades, the article was talking about how Mario was excited for Rush when he could get his SINCE Mario had his in 2013 - - my bad lol – -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

  • @tis4tim I’ll be there too! Have ear plugs for daughter? Have fun!

  • @nuleafjhawk I like that oh ya FOR SURE lol, rush the court, I mean why not everyone else rushes it for just a regular win against us. I’m just playin and I know toy are too just having fun. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

  • @tis4tim I wish I knew how to post a link here, Matt Scott on his twitter account has this post, something to the effect like you can’t match the phog & it was all about the pre-game noise level and excitement it’s really cool If ran it multiple times, - -Check it out on his twitter Matt Scott from the shiver - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

  • @jayballer54 copy and paste the link. If you want to get fancy add a set of [] and () like this: [KU Sports] (www.kusports.com) But remove the space and you get: KU Sports

    Click edit on my post to see it if that helps.

  • Middle of the week game against a lesser opponent. I’ll be counting the empty seats at AFH tonight. My preliminary guess is 0, except for the VIP seats on the eastside bleachers after halftime for the folks still enjoying the food and beverages in the VIP Lounge and aren’t aware that the second half has started. I was fortunate enough to wear one of those wristbands last year and was surprised no one told us the second half had started. My apologies for getting back to my seat late for the second half. It’s a good thing Dick V didn’t call me out.

  • @stoptheflop

    You mean the whine and cheese crowd seats? They probably go for at least $10K per seat contribution to the Williams fund and are bought by wealthy posers (or corporations) that want to see and be seen there but don’t care much about basketball in the first place. I have seen couples sitting there with young kids that had their head buried on their IPads the entire game and couldn’t care less about the game…what an effin’ waste of good seats

  • @JayHawkFanToo everyone is pretty crazy there! I don’t see much of that.

  • @tis4tim

    Wow you really lucked out. Have fun!

  • @BeddieKU23 forget me?😳

  • @JayHawkFanToo Yes, the wine and cheese seats. After halftime, there are always several rows of courtside seats empty for several minutes into the second half for these late returners. It makes me smile every game.

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    I just saw your post, did you know Rush’s Jersey was getting retired when you got them?

  • @stoptheflop

    Coach Williams used to call them the “whine” and cheese crowd…

  • @BeddieKU23 my son had not given up the tickets yet so they were still available for me👍. Hoping to cut the nets down too! Up and back trip today and back Monday.

  • @Crimsonorblue22 said:

    I’ll be there too! Have ear plugs for daughter? Have fun!

    We’ve been going out to the tarmac at the airport for a few weeks now to watch and listen to the jet planes fly just above our heads as a test run for the noise at Allen Fieldhouse. I think she’s ready!

    You have fun as well! I’ll look for you there. And considering I have no idea what you look like, it’ll be pretty astounding should I happen to find you! :smile:

  • @BeddieKU23 said:

    Wow you really lucked out. Have fun!

    Will do! I don’t get to go to many games because there’s only so much in the budget with a couple rug rats to raise and tickets can be fairly pricey, but I try to get to a game every few years if I can. It’s a real treat, for sure. I’m so looking forward to it!

  • @jayballer54

    Thanks, man! I’ll look him up and check it out!

  • @tis4tim Sounds like great family time. BUT - as a 5 year old, she probably won’t fully appreciate the whole atmosphere thing. However, I am a huge fan of atmosphere. I would make the ultimate sacrifice and go to the game with you. I’m sure my wife would love to babysit…

  • @nuleafjhawk what a guy!😉

  • @tis4tim

    Congrats on taking your daughter to her first game!

    I suggest you take a set of ear plugs for her. Hard to say how she deals with the sound level and you want to make sure her first experience is positive.

  • @tis4tim

    Here is a serious bit of advice, make sure you and particularly your daughter wear hearing protection. My audiologist indicated that even one exposure to loud noise can cause permanent damage. I wish I would have known this when I did all that consulting work for the Air Force around fighter planes so I would not have to wear hearing aids now.

  • @dylans said:

    Click edit on my post to see it if that helps.

    I never thought about doing that to see how people put some things on here. So simple, yet so far away…

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  • I thought we retire jerseys only and not numbers except for Wilt? Anyone know?

    Also, an article the other day about Rush’s jersey had Self saying the criteria for retirement are fluid, and that there will be a couple more from the '08 team primarily based on what they did after that year. I assume those will be Aldrich and Collins.

  • @mayjay

    You are correct, only the jersey is retired. Rush wore #25 and shared that number with former KU greats Danny Manning and B.H. Born who I believe both had their jerseys retired as well.

  • @JayHawkFanToo said:

    Here is a serious bit of advice, make sure you and particularly your daughter wear hearing protection. My audiologist indicated that even one exposure to loud noise can cause permanent damage. I wish I would have known this when I did all that consulting work for the Air Force around fighter planes so I would not have to wear hearing aids now.

    I plan on taking ear plugs. Thanks to you and @Crimsonorblue22 and others for the very wise suggestion. Hearing damage is very serious and I sincerely hope I didn’t offend you or others with my tarmac comment. I was trying to make a joke about how loud Allen Fieldhouse can be, but it was probably in poor taste all things considered. My sincere apologies.

  • @StLJhawk Ugh, we lost to them only 9 games ago? Still in shock over the disaster in Fort Worth.

    @nuleafjhawk We should have rushed the court when we beat WVU!

  • @tis4tim Most definitely as @Crimsonorblue22 asked, please have some hearing protection from the noise for your daughter. Getting her used to noise is not the problem. Hearing loss is.

  • @tis4tim And if you’re sitting near @Crimsonorblue22 most definitely bring protection!

  • @nuleafjhawk Only Brandon can “RUSH” the court!

  • @tis4tim

    No offense taken whatsoever. I wish I had used hearing protection back then…oh well too late for me by hopefully I can help someone else. :smile:

  • @JayHawkFanToo Too bad on your hearing. I had a friend who was an Army Armor officer. He lost a lot of his hearing, but in one ear only, from the cannon on his tank because of the way he would stand and from not wearing the famed Michael Dukakis “ears”. Forgot to mention it when he had his outprocessing physical, when it was probably only 15-20%. Grew to about 50 to 70% 15 years later. I grew to be very sympathetic with his problem–but it was kind of funny when his wife would reach over and turn his head so he could hear her. They always laughed.

  • @mayjay

    My hearing loss is not severe but enough that in a group setting it is difficult to make out the details or light sounds. I can function just fine without hearing aids and my world is much quieter without them since I cannot hear things like the clicking of the keyboard keys or the turn signal indicator. With hearing aids I can hear all these sounds and the world becomes a very, very loud place…oh well.

  • I too have a significant hearing loss. I was at the KU/KSU game in AFH and was quite comfortable with the noise until Svi hit the game winning layup. Then it was HOLY SH_T, thay hurt!

  • Where is everybody?

  • Ffs. Dunk the ball

  • @DoubleDD where u been?

  • Hot hot here

  • Oh to be 22 and 6’10"

  • Josh Jackson with the nasty D.

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Sadly my profession has caused me to do some unwanted traveling. Yet I still watch as much as I can.

  • @cragarhawk Until you’re 42 and 6’10". Ouch.

  • At 38 and a 20 year floor installer I already know ouch… but I could dunk the ball in HS at 5’ 10"

  • That TCU player really thinks they’re going to win. LOL

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