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RE: Liberace Game Thread
Silvio is quite the lightning rod. All the talk in the press seems to be about him rather than the K-State players. This is not fair.
It is definitely his fault for taunting after the block. The technical foul was fair. But the physical altercation was instigated and escalated by K-State players-- multiple individuals.
In the video, what I see is KState players running to confront Silvio. One of them pushes him. I see Silvio brush that push away and another player pushes him and he begins to push away and back at the same time (look closely-- his hands are not clenched; they are open to deflect the aggressors.)
There are at least two pushing him, maybe three. Meanwhile, everyone around Silvio is telling him to stop because they are all KU fans. It looks to me like he’s trying to not over-react for a couple of seconds while the K-State players have no one holding them back. Then the third guy lunges and pushes Silvio down and he comes up swinging.
I think it’s important to look at Silvio’s body language in those early moments. He is not trying to fight at first. He gets provoked and then all hell breaks loose. The stool incident I see as an instinctive act… and one that he fortunately is able to overcome with help of those around him.
Silvio is justifiably being called out. But he should not be singled out. The players from K-State who were responsible for the escalation and the first physical acts should be equally called out.
As is often the case when there is great disparity between two forces, the smaller power can’t win with the traditional rules, so they resort to guerrilla tactics to get the bigger power to do something uncharacteristic. Silvio bit on the bait.
RE: I love KU basketball
No one who is here is a fair-weather fan. I appreciate that.
Everyone on this site during the season has followed the team with its incredible comebacks and it’s painful letdown losses.
Today was very disappointing, and we fans are going to have to endure a lot of grief from giddy, over-zealous WSU fans for a long long time.
I appreciate being a part of a community of fellow fans who appreciate the team and carve time out of their schedule to share thoughts and emotions with each other.
Have a great off-season, and Rock Chalk.
Paul Pierce sounding more and more like a coach...
Paul Pierce in a post-game interview sounding like a coach…
“You can learn a lot of lessons from losses, but you also learn lessons from winning,” Pierce said. “Hopefully we have better urgency on defense as this stretch comes up. We got Phoenix, Chicago, and of course New York and then our [Western Conference] trip. So we got to build better habits before this trip.”
For just a moment, I wondered what if Pierce was an assistant to Self in a few years… hmmmm.
RE: GOOD NEWS THE WUG BASKETBALL GAMES WILL BE BROADCAST BY ESPNU
When will this team be properly referenced as:
RE: Espn is neat.
Just imagine if Duke had secured their 13th straight conference title…
The 30minute preview show leading up to the game would have been a retrospective…
We would be watching the 5 part series tonight – it would already be in the can, ready for broadcast – built from the materials they started developing 8 years ago when the streak was 5 games long and they already deemed it the single greatest accomplishment in sports history. Interviews with the players over the years… and interviews with coaches…
Think I’m exaggerating? If Grayson Allen had tripped someone tonight, there would be a special report tomorrow and a special piece on Duke’s struggles ready for the weekend games.
Data sez: Bill Self is frickin awesome
The chart shown here will captivate you for a long, long time.
But this is just another piece of evidence that reinforces what a HOFer Bill Self is.
He is world class.
Frank Mason III is the Gold Standard
We witnessed a historic year in Kansas Basketball. It didn’t end exactly the way we wanted, but we’ll look back on this year as a watershed moment – HC Bill Self named to the HOF, Frank Mason III named POY (first in KU history), tying the NCAA record for consecutive conference championships (13) and setting the NCAA record for consecutive appearances in the Tournament (28), among other things.
I believe next year will be tough for us because expectations have been set at an extremely high level - without achieving the FF/NC goals.
In particular, our PG next year (and for many years to come) will be compared to Frank. Whoever takes over the PG role next year will be in a tough position. We now know great PG play when we see it. Anything less will be disappointing but less is almost certain.
So this is just a precautionary note to manage those ‘sky-is-falling’ feelings next year when they come. It will feel natural to pick apart the guard play and backcourt, but that’s because 2016-17 was the new benchmark for excellence.
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RE: NOA response from KU discussion
@HighEliteMajor I think I’ve got the TLDR version (I actually read most of it… great job outlining your perspective):
Justice isn’t fair. To think that the allegations are about fairness is wrong. This is about holding a member accountable, which the NCAA is well-equipped to do.
Is that basically the idea?
RE: 2022 Recruiting Thread
FWIW: I live in the south bay and have heard nothing about Musaka. Now I don’t watch prep that closely, so there could be a great talent in my backyard… but Aaron Gordon was impossible to miss when he was rising through high school. Haley Jones last year-- also impossible to miss.
By comparison, I first heard of Musaka here, on this board, despite the distinguishing features and close proximity.
RE: Coronavirus Thread: Boy, guys. I really just don't know. Best to keep tabs.
Yeah, how do they deem the risk low or high without the tests… That’s a weird recommendation.
Seems like with this the wiser choice would be to err on the side of caution until there is evidence that less caution is validated.
RE: Life after flattening?
@FarmerJayhawk Yeah, the results of a study are only as good as the method my memory of instrumental variable approach is fuzzy, so please share thoughts if you see something questionable… I’m assuming they implemented it properly… but not sure if there are concerns with the employment of that method (and if there was a better alternative.)
RE: Life after flattening?
New paper from Uchicgao economist on Hannity watchers having higher death rates than Tucker Carlson viewers. Two conservative voices with qualitatively different messages from early Feb - early March (where the messages converged) …and different outcomes for the consumers.
If true, strong evidence that the decisions that people make are only as good as the information upon which those decisions are based.
This is NOT PEER REVIEWED, but appears to be dripping in rigor. 90 pages. I’m still slogging through it.
Maybe he’s working on playing through contact. He’ll be required to go up against some brawn and, as I recall, he was usually at his best when he didn’t have to go through contact. A 33+% 3-pt shot would also stretch the D in ways we haven’t seen… so that would be welcome!
RE: Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19
I think the tricky thing is that people have to remember that whatever is happening today is a reflection of behaviors from 2 weeks ago.
That kind of latency is extraordinary in a world where cause and effect are often much tighter. Makes it hard to factor into our assessments.