Good god --you guys see that state - -Jalen 21 points in the 2nd half - -the rest of the team 15
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Nineteen Days - - - -19 Days finally
Is it just me or what > - Mercy seems like it’s been forever for College Basketball to come around again - -seems like forever, I have been counting the day - -been a long football College Season - - Again - My team pro didn’t cut it - -waiting and hoping for good things from the boys. Is it just me ? - Is thre anyone else that is as ready? - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
Ok , sit back and let this sink in for a minute - Crazy numbers
OK guys , sit back and absorb these numbers for a minute. - You have to go back WAY BACK since the last time KU lost a league opener. It has been 10,938 days since KU lost in a league opener Jan 8 , 1991 - -right at THIRTY YEARS since we lost a league opener. Jan 8 , 1991 was the last time against Oklahoma , those numbers are insane.
Even more crazy during that time, the most impressive part is that during that span 60 % of those wins came on the road AND 33 % against ranked teams during that span.
The ranked teams we beat during this 30 year span : - -# 13 Missouri , # 17 Missouri , # 24 TCU , # 9 Oklahoma State , # 23 K-state , # 21 Baylor , # 23 Baylor , # 23 Oklahoma , # 16 West Virginia , & # 14 Texas Tech - -Stop and think about that for awhile. - -don’t think ANYONE else in Americas cna come close to those numbers. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
Ya Know still find it hard to believe some still want less Marcus
Marcus is just fine. Numbers don’t lie , the kid averages 5 rebounds a game from a guard spot - - -he has a 3.6 assist avg - -THAT breaks down to a 3-1 turnover assist ration which leads the team. ( 32-11 )
Leads the team in Steals , Who would of thought this - -Marcus also leads the team in free throw % 86.4 % from the line- -( 19 - 22 ) from the line look how he has improved not even close in this cat the next closest is shooting 80 %
Remember when people cringed when he would shoot the ball ? - - remember when people said he was a non factor on the offensive end ? - -how he was a liability ? - -how they wouldn’t even guard Marcus ? now shooting the 3 at a 42 % clip = - - - pretty dam decent - improved dramatically - -Yet people want him to sit more - -we have to have Marcus on the floor. Brings leadership and an all around game -no body better defensively and numbers show he takes care of the ball 11 turnovers in 9 games - -plzzzzzz who is better? - -it’s cool you want him to sit - -that’s on you Me Myself I’ll take a Marcus Garrett any day of the week. – -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
Today really puts things in perspective for me
Well guys , you all know I have been here for a minute now. Had some great threads from people , had some discussions - - some heated - - some not , but after the news I received today all seems minor.
My wife is on Oxygen 24/7 - -has really Severe COPD & forgive me for the spelling as that is not one of my great strengths & but the wife also has emphysma again sorry know that’s not right
Well she went to the lung doctor the other day , has been saying her lungs sound good , so she comes home and a little later phone rings and it’s the Lung Doctor himself asking the wife if she had some minutes to where she could talk. You have to know when the specialist himself calls – not one of his staff , but the Doctor himself - - it can’t be good.
So he proceeds to tell her that after she left he had went back through all her hospitalizations & Dr visits & treatments he was checking cause he said as severe as her COPD is – her emphysma should be just as bad and it wasn’t anywhere close. Soooo he checked some things and told her - - she has a diease & it’s an incurable diease But he wanted her to take a blood test as she had never been tested - - she has it but he wants to see how bad , test her to see if it turned positive or negative to the degree so they could figure out their next step to try and fight/and or control.
So she took the test yesterday , they said if it comes back Negative then they can help control through medicine. If it comes back POSITIVE- - - - - not good , then chances are she will need a liver transplant. - This is called ALPHA -1 has something to do with the liver not filtering out CO-2 like it should , so if she needs a liver transplant more likely then not - we all know how long of wait that can be and the whole process
So I guess what I’m really saying is - -if you feel it in your heart , if you believe - -we could sure use your prayers / – your thoughts. Really puts life and every thing else into perspective makes you realize there are bigger things in life then sports. - -makes for some long days - - don’t know what I would do if something happened - -would be lost , she is quite a bit younger then me - - I’m 66 - - She is 53. - -should find out the results in about two weeks - -gonna be a long two weeks. - Thanks for listening my friends - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
RE: Gonzaga Game Thread
Well think it was pretty easy to see why we got beat today , It can be fixed for sure, and I know it will be addressed for sure. - - our Defense just killed us today , not sure how many time we were beaten for easy layups - - break downs. - -that was a reason I really think our main reason & then we had NO ANSWER for the Big’s which I was afraid of before the game.
McCormack once he got that 1st foul you might as well taken him out then as he just played like he was too afraid to pick the 2nd lay up after lay up against him.
I liked the fight , the way the guys came back- but just costly turnovers , no defense, getting beat back down the flor.
Wilson done some good things but he also hurt us at critical time too. - Things I think we will get better at were going to be all right - knew they would score quite a bit they love to score - - alot. - have to look at it as just one game - -I forgot we turn around and play again tomorrow - - time to go to work get these things ironed out now. ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
The other thread pretty lengthy - new one Covid
I heard this , this afternoon from our governor’s Press conference. I know most people won’t care , won’t take the time to read , but still going to post anyways. If people think this stuff is made up , fake - the question becomes how many have to die before you understand this is the real deal.
Here in Kansas this COVID is on the up tick for sure 17 other States in same position. - They are talking in NY - - New Jersey - - & Conn NOT to be traveling into these places , California once AGAIN in trouble sounds like
Just since Monday two days ago today Kansas has reported 1,468 New Cases and 25 more Deaths. The total since the beginning is now over 74, 500 cases and over 900 deaths…
Governor Kelly said they are having talks about a bi-partisan bill mandating face masks throughout, said should be much easier to pass as they now know more and it’s been proven that face masks work and gave multiple scenario’s to back it up. - -Said it’s time for this to quit being political and take care of people now.
She said people who thought that this would never reach rural Counties now feeling the effect , as 2/3 of all cases now are outside of th Wichita & Kansaas City area’s
Really bad situation in Norton County - - they have had 10 people die from the Nursing home and on top of that ALL 52 residents in the Nursing home have tested positive - - EVERY SINGLE RESIDENT on top of some Staff. - -Norton Correctional facility has 154 inmates confirmed with COVID and then Some staff members - -Stating Norton right now taking into account Population ration is leading the ENTIRE NATION .
This thing is really pretty simple guys to help stiffle this crap at least help - - - WEAR the Dam MASK. I mean I hate the dam things too BUT come on try and grow up, quit being the little I’ll show them - - I’ll do what I want attitude and just wear the dam thing - it’s not that hard uncomfortable , nuisance ? - -Hell ya it is but I mean dam - -it’s not just about you - - it’s about Wives - - -Brothers - - -Sisters - - - Sons - - Daughters - - Co- Workers - - Neighbors - -your best friend - -time to quit being close minded and realize this crap is real.
The 1st time round when Kelly mandated the mask order 90 counties opted out - - we see the results -we went from like 8, ooo and some to over 74,00 and jumped for 200 plus deaths to now over 900 pretty simple mathmatics - - Helth offical said there is NOTHING that is going to be Normal for us again until at least July 2021.
Anyways hope at least ONE will take the time to read , Ya It’s getting old - -but that’s the problem to many people just ignoring thinking this is just going to go away - that is not a winning formula against this
RE: Feeling pretty fortunate today/ Blessed - puts things in perspective
Glad your wife is physically OK! Hope and prayer you two will get over the mental trauma quickly! Prayers for you and praise for the QT employee. I hope he gets recognized by QT and the public.
thank you for that , ya she was pretty shook up just really blessed - I’ am just so Thankful. - I was out for my walk & I heard the shots so I wanted to call her to tell her to be careful and when I talked to her she said she was just getting ready to call me.-
Like I was saying a minute or two later so would of been backing out and the way she would be headed she would of been T-boned and like 100 % probability of the truck being riddled with gun shots - - we are trying to figure how we can or do something for the Quik shop employee. - Just a kid like 21-22 yrs old - he said all he could see was his GranPa cause he GrandPa got shot I guess , and he said I was just thinking to protect my wife rather he be the one get shot then her - -hell of a kid - -thanks again for your thoughts
Merry Christmas & Happy New Years my friends
Just wishing all the Bucketeer’s a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New years. Everyone have a great time but be safe. I need ALL my Crimson & Blue brothern her to cheer & pull the guys through those tough games Have a great time but be safe.
" ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY " looking forward to 2021
RE: Emperor Of Basketball Game Thread
I’m sure people aware but heard last night & then again today. - -This was the 30th win in a row for KU to win it’s Conference opener - - pretty dam good , but what makes it even better is - - - out of those 30 in a row - - -18 Conference openers included in this that 18 of them have come on the road - -that’s just insane - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
RE: Emperor Of Basketball Game Thread
My post was referring to fans talking about encouraging Dave to transfer
I want Dave to stay as well. He could return to a bench role next year if he is okay with that.
would be a good back up for any and all of those 3next year. - -He could come off the bench be able to play more free, not having to worry as much about getting into foul trouble , coming also to help to keep them from getting into foul trouble just be able to play more freely not having to worry grab some rebounds for stretch’s ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
RE: Non-KU Games Thread
Do we all remember playing Washburn earlier this year - - we won 89 -54 ? out of Topeka
Well these guys have done awesome , they are ranked # 5 in the Nation now and are going to mover up. - - - They just got through beating the # 1 team in the Nation for their level North West Missouri 84-82 in overtime - -HUGE win for the Bods - -way to go guys. - -I guess North West was like 74-1 over some period of time something like that pretty crazy but HUGE win for Brett Ballard ol former Jayhawk - - Hell ya. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
RE: Okie Lite Game Thread
We like to turn the ball over and miss open shots. And then on defense. Well I couldn’t tell you what the plan is
when you were a kid did you ever play the game Chinese fire drill ? - -that’s what our defense looks like lol
RE: Tonight 6:30 DDot and Doke
Well I learned/surprised with 2 things last night from the Draft.- -# 1 just really surprised me Doke end up in the 1st round. I just didn’t think that was going to happen, more like top end of the 2nd to middle. Couldn’t be happier for him.
Then 2nd Devon not being drafted AT ALL. - From everything I had heard/kept hearing was how good he had done in some trials - the shuttle and things like that interviews he had had with teams. I actually thought he would go before Doke , just kind of shocked me when he went un-drafted I think he got over looked by some teams, thought he should of went before some others towards the end for sure - -but tha’ts why they are who they are and I am who I am and they are at where they are at and I’m where I’m at. - -On top of that I’m just a little Biased I reckon.
Again just threw me after what I had been hearing. Coach had said everything he had been hearing was that him and Doke both had really good NBA trials and talks. Super quick - -can distribute the ball pretty well but understand his shot needs some work. - I think too it’s just a matter of how the draft played out.
Hope he can hook on with the bulls maybe
RE: ISU Game
Anyone else frustrated by the success of Coastal Carolina? CC has made to transition to D1 look easy. 15 years of struggle for KU, but CC gets ranked in the top 25 in its third year in Div 1. OUCH
ya I seen today while the game was on they were ranked # 20 and won their game today 51-0
Well done my civic duty as an American. Went in and cast my vote at the Election office this morning. Pretty painless , they opened at 8 nice line fairly long but went smoothly.
Everybody needs to make sure get out and vote, whether we agree on WHO to vote for , you need to vote for your right to be able to do so.
There are so many People who run their mouths about the President , who ever it may be at the time - -they don’t bother to excercise their right but still spill off at the mouth. - - You don’t vote - - then you have no right to complain,
I wished so many People understood that how many People around the World would love the chance to be able to vote but can’t - their countries ran by Dictatorships or whatever - would give their arm to be able to be given the chance to vote. we have people who have THAT chance and don’t
OK enough rambling just please vote my friends I’m sure all do here couldn’t say for 100 % that we do but Hell your Crimson & Blue so ya I know you do the right thing. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
RE: Paul Pierce College HOF
@wissox TBH I’m mostly living in the present atm. I think it’s healthy for us to look back as much as we can and preserve the continuity, it’s just hard. Also, I wasn’t watching KU much during the Pierce years but I’ve always been curious. Feels like we’ve talked at length about Wilt and Manning but my frame of reference on Pierce is a few clips.
Oh you missed a good one during his time at KU. - -I watched him a lot . Got I believe a 8x10 pic of him in his Rookie year in his Celtic uniform all framed in. - -would love to be able to get it signed by him , very mint condition might be worth some money someday for someone. maybe my Grandkids - -or their kids lol
RE: The other thread pretty lengthy - new one Covid
Just another sign that we know that things are not going good. Out of Nemaha Co here in Kansas , just like so many others had opted out of Gov Kelly’s mask mandate when it was 1st issued. Now this :
Nemaha Co voted to rescind it’s July 2nd order of opting out of the mask mandate and NOW is ordering and implement the mandate immediately. Commissioners noted when they opted out initially that they only had 20 confirmed cases with no hospitalizations or Deaths.
As of Thursday they have 670 confirmed cases - -244 active cases 7 people have been hospitalized and 6 deaths the mandate will remain through Dec 14 and then reviewed to see if needs to be extended or not. - -Stating to see this more and more
RE: 2021 Recruiting
Who did we lose to Memphis? We already have two bigs signed and a developmental center on the roster in Muscadin so it’s hard to consider Ayomide a miss. He is not an impact player and might not even play much at Memphis next year, but I don’t know their roster that well.
We are about ready to lose Ayomide to Memphis. Not buying that we were not trying to get him here, IF that was the case we would not be calling him on a virtual contact this late in his recruitment. - He is rising playing in the rankings quite a few talking how he is really coming up , your not telling me they were not interested in him.
It’s more then just him though - we are missing on a lot of targets Sallis, yippee yep it’s Kentucky. - - Brown to Baylor ? - - come on man you know and I know Baylor in no way shape or form is on KU level unless you talking about the last 3-4 years possibly. - All I’ve ever heard on here is about what a terrible Coach Drew is - - Really ? - -So now we are getting beat out for high ranked players by a Tertible Coach ? - -what’s wrong with that picture ? - Getting tired of seeing these misses - -how about hits ? Whether you wanna admit or not these asst’s are getting out worked.
I don’t know how many times I’ve seen here or on TOS how people looking wanting to get rid of asst’s currently on staff - yet when I mention the seem thing I’m wrong - -hmmmm , again what’s wrong with that picture ? - Come on Man I know your not that thick - - -plain and simple we are getting beat out people not closing out gets kinda old - -now we are getting beat out for kids that are ranked 138 th in the Nation by a terrible Coach - -WOW - -ere are others within the last couple of years that’s happened with.
Seen - - Heard - - Read where players are ours to lose if we want them , see us recruiting them and then BAM. -Can’t really remember names right now but you know - -I know - -we BOTH know we have missed on quite a few , Hell I’ve even seen you mention how we scraping the bottom and not knowing who might be left out there after we had yet ANOTHER miss , so people wanna say after they go somewhee else – OH we wasn’t really interested or wasn’t really recruiting them that hard - - Na that’s not working anymore
RE: Bears picked over Jayhawks in preseason Big 12 poll
At what point does Scott Drew get the respect he deserves nationally? Hell even on this website?
I’ll keep beating the drum. Scott Drew is a good head coach and as much as it may make you want to throw up in your mouth a little bit, he should be on the short list to replace Self.
I’ll take all comments off the air.
I agree with you & your right to many says he is a choker - - not a good Coach but you bring out very solid points. doesn’t mean I love the guy lol , just giving the respect where respect is due.
However not sure if I would want him as a KU Coach, i know sounds crazy if I’m giving him respect and can’t really explain why I wouldn’t but just wouldn’t be one of my favorites still - -nothing like talking out both sides of the ol mouth huh? lol - -But I agree he doesn’t get the respect he deserves
His team is gonna be really hard this season - -he has brought that program out of the ashes for sure. – ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
RE: 'Zona gets NOA
If I’m speaking about the elephant in the room (Nike) I’ll believe it when I see it.
I don’t think Ol Sweat Boy will be able to squirm his way out of this one. - -Just to many level 1 allegations. - I think they get hit just as hard as we do
What a sad day this is
1st off my friends Thank you for allowing me to express my thoughts here at this moment truly appreciate that.
Want to say and really express , get across and that is - -What a Sad day , a truly Sad day for America. It’s one of the days when dare I say I’m sad to be an American. Is this what we have become ? - -Is this what we want ? - -Is this America ? Just terrible.
My fellow Bucketeer’s I’m gonna say this and I more then accept if you want to poke - jeer rib and or cuss at me that " YES " yes I did vote for President Trump for his initial term & then again for his 2nd term. - Was that a bad decision ? - - I dunno , possibly - - quite possibly. I how ever for me voted for who I thought would do better at the time- - it’s ok if you wanna call me an idiot /moran what ever. You see I’m not affiliated to either party I just vote each term for who I THINK at the time would be better at the time. - - BUT THIS, , THIS IS JUST WRONG.
MR President is this what you want ? - -do you see what has happened ? - - Yet this is what you encourgaged. - - I stood beside you sire , I voted for you , I stood behind you - -took a lot of shit but stayed with you, This as the world see’s it now - -America is So divided right now - - America is so un-settled right now , is this what you REALLY want ?.. -It just creates a ugly picture of America - -this is more Iran – Iraq - - Afghanstan I don’t want that. Americans don’t want this.
Mr President , Sir this who episode in which what you created , encouraging .Mr President I voted for you - - BUT you lost Sir, you need to step down with some diginty , Pride This is NOT America Sir - -Americans don’t act like this - -National Guard being called in --Really ? Protesters on the White House steps ? It’s time Sir – this is just Ugly do what you should do – need to do - -let the process take place. - - Sorry to say - -you lost - - it sucks you lost this election BUT YOU LOST time to move on
Ok my friends I’m done - - well for now. Go Ahead , you wanna vent your frustrations , I perfectly understand again /Yes I did I voted for the President ,I’m only human but this IS NOT what I want for America. - - Thanks my Bucketeer’s - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
RE: 2021 Recruiting
How about this Jonas Aidoo ? - -Any thoughts on him ? - -you think there is any possible chance we could land him ? - -looks solid only really true blue blood like the article says that on his final 10… Might be one of those cases where we get in on the non rated 3 star that could go to 4 star and in top 100 that would be a real jewel in the rough.
Noted today on 247
“The potential growth of both prospects during their time in Lawrence will be exciting to see. However, they might not be the only frontcourt members of this class as the Jayhawks are in the mix to receive a commitment from four-star late-blooming big man Jonas Aidoo.”
Ya I have heard we in the mix anyways. I don’t know but for some reason I think if we were or could get him to commit i think he could be a pretty good player in time pretty solid on the inside defensively from what I heard rim protector and has some game to him seen some highlights- - but as we know they are hughlights - I just get this feel he would be a nice pick uyp
Things that will hold this team back/out
1st of all let me preface this so people don’t get all twisted up , cause nobody here has ever insinuated it but just saying I’m here expressing why I think this team would neve make that Championship run THIS SEASON.
We will have a pretty good Season my thoughts are possibly a sweet 16 team , anything beyond that would be gravy. I think in reality this team is just missing a couple of components for that to happen. - -I think we re probably looking at a 3rd place finish behind Baylor and more likely then not Texas.
Number 1 reason for not any real serious contention for a Championship : - - We have no leader , what I mean is we don’t have THAT guy that can take over the game , get us the clutch basket when we need it- - -that go to guy , that guy that keeps the others in line - -it’s ok to get a little angry , someone screws up - - let them know dam man come on you got to get in the game - -that kind of guy. 2nd : - -We have NO INSIDE presence NONE. - - the guy that according to Self that had the most improvement during the offseason was McCormack , my response to that would be - - - WHERE? - - - Where Coach -i JUST DON’T SEE IT . - not one aspect of his game that I can see has improved. sorry. - -Hell Mitch gives us as much as Dave - - Dave not scoring - -Mitch can do that - -Mitch better rim protecter.
We have players that if they don’t hit their first couple of shots then - - they are done , they dissapear , vanish become very timid - you can’t do that you got be aggressive - - -stay aggressive , we don’t have players that will do that - -example ( Devonte - but even more Frank } - Frank was just mean - -just a dog you know what i mean ? - -we don’t have anyone like that on this team.
We are just missing key things this Season not that athletic , we saw today when you come against a team that is more athletic and taller , longer. - -I figure we lose to Baylor twice , Texas at Texas , and probably another somewhere along the line in League - would of said West Virginia but looks like they wrapping up camp too with their losses - they headed South and that will be real quick.
Hopefully next year with the kids coming in better scorers we be better , then the question becomes who is gonna run the point - just not our year guys
RE: 2021 March Madness
@BeddieKU23 Everyone needs to sharpen their outside shooting, as nobody will be allowed to guard anyone closer than 6 feet.
lmao - -now you stop that lol. - - Hell there are SOME kids that don’t guard any closer then that anyways lol
RE: High Character and Work Ethic Recruits
Love these guys. question did anybody think Braun would do this well at a P-5 ? - -pretty dam solid kid can stroke the ball. Typical case maybe of being overlooked by people - -Bill found another hidden Jem ? - -what was his ranking anyways?
Huge win for my boys tonight
Whew , just got through watch my boys on Sunday Night football . Packers/ Saints - - Both teams with out their top receivers. We got the W 37-30. it was up and down the filed all night.
Was about to crawl right through my screen when GB went for it on 4th & 1 on their own side of the 50 - I already KNEW they were gonna get stuffed short - - & they did. - -Luckily for us/GB Z smith forced a fumble we got the ball back and made New Orleans pay - sweated it out entire game
Big win on the road - -makes us 3-0 with 2 out of the t3 on the road - -Another big game next Monday as we got Atlanta at home should be another Huge game - -welp a win is a win I guess
Aaron got the team really rolling 43 points - - 42 points- - & 37 points not to bad . Now get to watch my other boys tomorrow – your KC Chiefs and ANOTHER GREAT TEAM - -should be fun to watch. - -ROCK CHALK ALLD AY LONG BABY
RE: so looks like Covid starting to cause problems with basketball already
My perspective on this seems to flow directly with my politics. I’m an independent, basically despise both major parties. I’ve never seen this virus as anything political. I have friends on both sides, and I vowed early on to not lose any of them over this issue. Still have them all. I have strong opinions in some areas, but I do my best to stay respectful at all times and try to see other sides of this.
I’m well-educated in the sciences and had years experience as a lab tech in one of the largest hospitals in Kansas when I was young and thinking medicine would be my life. I dealt with infectious disease daily and still give thanks to being well protected with PPE. I feel strongly that masks are very effective at slowing this virus down, especially N95 or better. I wear N95 today, try to keep social distancing (but not perfect) and don’t do the large gatherings. I’ve made it this far, but feel fortunate because my kids are my biggest source of risk, and their lives have created the need for three quarantines so far. I am the medical administrator of my 87 yr old father. I can not completely separate myself from his presence. He is high risk. Covid isn’t a game with me. Not a hoax. Not some bragging point for a political side. It’s a threat within my family and I respect it as a threat.
We can argue all we want until we are blue in the face, but I only have to state one word to defend my side… Taiwan! Google “Taiwan Covid” and you will receive an education on the right way to handle this virus and how our country failed miserably. I know Trump and his administration could have done better… but I don’t think any administration would have been able to do what we needed to do, which is what Taiwan did. Their secret weapon was having Chen Chien-jen (an Epidemiologist) as their VP. Their people are not so focused on independent liberties.
To date, Taiwan has suffered only 7 deaths with a population of 25 million. They had their first case around the same time as us, while receiving a higher traffic of Chinese mainland visitors. They’ve never shutdown their economy. Didn’t need to. Life goes on for them while we fight among ourselves.
My point is… science wins when we believe in it and play by the rules. Our only hope for getting our lives back is to back science. Our economy will not recover just by keeping it open. Most of the public does not have confidence to get out there and live like they once did. I know I don’t, and I can’t. I have too much at stake to risk people in my own family and also have no desire to spread it to others.
We have only begun to deal with this virus… many who have contracted Covid have developed chronic issues that may continue for the rest of their lives. Turns out Covid may actually be a vascular disease. All your organs are at risk for long term damage. That damage may show up now, or down the road. You can bet Covid is going to cost us financially for the rest of our lives. We are not even having those conversations yet. Google “long haulers” for a taste of chronic issues.
I am a business owner and I have been heavily impacted financially because of Covid. I totally agree that we need to do whatever we can to keep people from financial collapse. This is where the gov should be of more assistance. I’m not a socialist and have never taken a single free cent from our gov, and haven’t with this either. I don’t want free money. But I see it is necessary to help people at this time. Actually, it fits in my beliefs as a fiscal conservative to rescue people at this time as an investment in our long term stability.
Sometimes being a nation of individualists doesn’t pay off. Sometimes we need to come together with a single purpose. We once were a country that did that… but we aren’t any longer. Consider this virus the warning shot of something much more deadly ahead and we will again not listen to science and all do our own thing.
During WWII, my grandfather took my mother to Los Angeles so he could work for Lockheed Burbank. Because of the threat of Japanese bombings the city was on a blackout. You couldn’t even light a candle. The community came together. Renegades who didn’t follow orders (not many) were flogged. This is the America I like to remember… but it is gone. And if it isn’t this virus with it’s death rate of 1-2% but potential to kill 2+ million Americans, it will be the next one. Perhaps H1N5. We won’t have time to play games with that virus.
Very well said. Great post. I too wear a mask when i DO go out , I mean I’ve not secluded myself because of the virus but really don’t make it out a lot at the present cause of some issues kin of hard to right now. When I do I wear the mask , I have others to think about my Wife is very high risk & I sure don’t want to put her in harms way. - - Like you have had to quarintine 2 times myself because of my Daughter and Nephew not really sure what they are not understanding with this , i think they are like Sooo many others just don’t believe it’s that big of deal or that THEY can’t get it & or are just tired of it and like a lot are now just saying more or less screw it. Not giving any consideration to others.
I wear my mask - -I use the hand santatizer out of respect also, and I fully believe that this is no joke - -OR any kind of hoax. So many have lost their lives and yet people want to say this is a Hoax ? - please wake up , and too I’ve never thought this any political thing some just don’t get it.
Just gonna say again please my friends take this seriously like I said my wife and I both are high risk , her with her breathing issues and on O-2 24/7 every day - - ALL day and lungs being shot and me with Heart conditions and asthma this thing is no joke and NOT going anywhere soon
RE: Gameday Breakdown: KU football at Texas Tech
KU kids playing their hearts out. Losing players left and right to injuries - -3 more players - -BUT DAMMIT this defense is huge today forced 4 turnovers and down 13-6 in the 4th.
Prunty has been huge - - Harris huge, all these young kids. freshmen - - freshmen - -freshmen. - played some kid 6’8320 plus pounds ?
You got to believe this thing has a bright spot all these young kids- - win or lose you can see pieces
Edit: - -we just tied the game 13-13 with 10:46 left in the game
This is the same Tech team that put up I think they said close to 700 yards of offense on Oklahoma crazy game
RE: Baltimore Beat Down
Not a big fan of that last play from KC. - - WHY are you throwing the ball when you have a 4th & 1 with 0:28 seconds left in the game and Baltimore is out of timeouts & your up 34-20 , instead of just taking a knee on 4th down and the clock running out ? - - think they could of run a better choice of play to end the game
RE: Here we go...
I wonder how long Nembhard has practiced with the starting group? Yes… he’s got the overall experience needed but not with this squad. Since this is game 1 of the season, I’m doubtful Few will have his squad anywhere up to speed with their high-powered offense. I think Nembhard and Suggs will be challenged by Garrett to the point of having it hard to run offense at their tempo. Having Marcus at point is new for us and having him settle down in that position, with his defensive prowess creates an unknown result. It could be as positive as making KU an almost impossible team to beat (if everyone behind Marcus locks down). I’m thinking teams that count heavily on their PG creating offense and setting tempo will have a harder time than teams that run a lot of offense outside of the hands of their PG.
Of course… lots of question marks on the KU squad, too.
I’m hoping for a very hard-fought, close game going back and forth and down to the wire. It could go the other way and one team just come out flat and be smashed like a pancake. Hope that team isn’t us!
no matter how stacked they are /Gonzaga STILL their 1st game too. I think there is a lot of people writing Ku off before they ever step on the floor. - -This is why they play the game just not giving teams a W on paper right ? - Now I’m a realist too I would have to say that true the percentages probably favor the Zags for sure - -but that’s not to say we have no Chance - -ya know ? - -Hell there is a percentage that I might be the next Pope too lol.
I will say that I don’t see any way that we get blown out of this game like some seems that that could happen , again I could be the Pope - if we lose I’m looking more like 7-8 points, ya they have more talent - doesn’t mean we are the YMCA with talent,
The one BIG thing that worries me they do have a lot of depth in the Big’s and I’m afraid that’s where we very easily got get beat up pretty bad. - they have 3 Big’s- -& we have Dave - -then Mitch , and only Lord knows I like me some Mitch but bulk wise frame wise he just can’t match up inside with these guys, and Dave has had a tendency to get in foul trouble - -that can not just happen for us to have any chance.
Having said all that I’m ready for College Basketball roll the ball out and let’s see what happens - -win or lose I’m ready to ROCK & Roll
RE: Season (re)Starts Today! Or the 1st game thread started today.
I could see about like KU/Gonzaga just reversed around 12. - -If it gets worse then that then just like yesterday didn’t get to worried about it - - today I hope people won’t wouldn’t read to much if it is 19 points, cause like what has been said they suppose to be bad. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
RE: St Joes Game Thread
Excellent point. If Harris can back up today’s play against Kentucky Self will have no choice but to play him heavily going forward. That kind of defense and unselfish play is hard to find.
I always think back to Self saying he would have played on last years team if he was eligible. Sometimes that kind of talk can be hard to believe but after today you get the feeling he wasn’t lying
really like his defense and his passing skill - -i know only one game but you can tellI think he gonna be solid for us
RE: Non-KU Games Thread
St Joes has the rona. Hard to believe KU has fully dodge it…
Man that’s got me worried buddy. - -Gonzaga had 2 guys in quarintine for it - -now St Joe - -not good
RE: Preseason AP Top 25 Poll
Good news is we got the record!
222 straight weeks - - -228 in the USA today - -we gonna have that record for awhile too. Duke is the next one at 85 weeks, and we still going.
Another streak we took from UCLA. lol