@VailHawk AND PLEASE TO ALL AT KU BUCKETS.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO APPROXFINITY ANd BSKEET FOR CREATING THIS SITE AND KEEPING IT GOING,!!!
Here is what I think about the NCAA pulling seeding strings to get this match-up.
Every player-coach-and fan of WSU will remember this game the rest of their lives. Even if WSU makes the final four this year. Even if they win it all. Bigger than another final four. Maybe bigger than a title.
If KU wins-it is just that. Crickets. No T-shirts, just survive and advance.
They screwed SMU with a GT call to get UCLA viewership. Now they have a 7 Cinderella. Sure hope it backfires and ratings drop to stop manipulation like this to rate seeds fair rather than cheat the numbers -even make bad calls to favor viewership.
I think he was Forrest Gump’s ping pong partner.
We needed more than she could deliver.
Good luck where ever you land coach.
I’ve stated this before.
If a lawyer does this he should be disbarred, fined, exposed.
If an agent does this he should be kicked out of the sport, Yada, Yada, Yada. Etc. etc.
SCUMBAGS are killing young people’s future who are just a step away from a real lifetime opportunity for the best- so the scumbag. can get money off them a few months early.
They are. Parasites. PLEASE FRY THESE SCUMBAGS!!!
I will never forget how worried I was that Curry would make the last shot, but with brilliant defense we denied him the ball and he had to pass it to a team mate who missed at the buzzer. The other thing I will never forget is the replay showing HCBS crouching on the sidelines-when the shot missed and the buzzer went off he dropped his head and slapped the floor. The monkey was off his back and we were in the final four.
Jaybate, I always think I am walking on sacred ground when I respond to you and a few other “royalty buckets names” out of the gate when you post. None the less I will expose my bear neck and give my 2 cents.
I agree we were flat and the TT team has been rising- the old nothing to lose we are on the run and they shot 3’s like never before- the only chance they had if KU was also flat which we were.
I am so happy we finished with a W. Period. Short and sweet, I will retire and read up on there’s thoughts in the AM.
Boy, days like this are tough, but not so tough I can’t look for something good to think about.
Thank you Andrew for coming to play at KU. Thank you for handling all the distractions you had to deal with with such poise and grace. Thanks for the great memories this season.
Tarik, Thank you for choosing KU, and playing whatever roll you were handed. Thanks for your leadership with so much youth on this team.
You both will always be a special part of Jayhawk Nation. Thanks for you roles in bringing us our 10th straight Big 12 title.
Seldon & Embiid-just hoping you’ll consider another year.
‘Aladdin’ Genie Voice Actor Performs Tribute to Robin Williams
The WrapAug 17, 2014 IB Jason Hughes Voice talent Jim Meskimen was touched by the loss of Robin Williams in a unique and personal way. Since 2008, he has been the voice of Disney’s Genie character from Aladdin, having voiced him in a series of Disney video games. Williams, of course, famously brought the Genie to life in the original Disney classic.
The character is one of Williams’s signature performances, leading Meskimen to wonder if he should continue voicing the character now that the actor who originated him has died. “I decided to write this poem, to work it out for myself, and to answer the question,” he said.
In Memory Of Robin Williams" by Jim Meskimen
They didn’t burn all the pianos When Fredrick Chopin died
Didn’t outlaw oil paints when Picasso took his final ride
No one put a stop to baseball When Mickey Mantle’s time was up
Or banned all Russian novels When Tolstoy went belly up
On Shakespeare’s death, nobody said “Now hath arrived the day — From this point hence let none dare Put forth pen to write a play!”
We celebrate what’s left By the departed, it’s our choice Yet it does seem sacriligeous To do Robin Williams’ voice
A voice that was designed to soothe, Soft, deep tones that resonate And cascade gently outward From behind a smiling face
A voice that could accelerate To catch up with the mind Like shifting into overdrive To not get left behind
A voice that could change character Like seconds on a clock Or hijack nationalities For a spin around the block
Shift age, shift viewpoint, shift I.Q., Whatever’s not nailed down Destroy, rebuild, destroy again, A formidable clown
We’ll hear this voice in future times In reruns on TV, It will occupy the world wide web Live on, digitally
We’ll hear its echoes come From other mouths and other lips In tributes and homages, and, Like psychedelic trips
We’ll think the owner’s back again With his familiar sound But they’ll all be imitations — Just an audible rebound
New jokes aren’t in the pipeline now, Not that the well went dry — But the jester who possessed this voice Just chose to say goodbye
With the wealth of joy he left us We should probably rejoice But it’s hard to grasp we lost the guy Who used to have this voice.
Aprrox and bskeet (and others if I left them out) are most appreciated indeed. I don’t Facebook either. I also remember civil hawk keeping things civil early on. One thing I love about this site is the civil tone. That and I learn from others on a regular basis.
@jayballer54 Off the cuff my reaction is these guys are trying to schmooz the homers in the listening audience.
I would think an announcer who knows the college game wouldn’t make a statement like that unless he had other motives like getting in good graces with a school/league.
Or he just hates blue blood programs.
My anxiety level goes up when I watch close games. I’d much rather watch a game where KU jumps out to a 15 point lead, build it to twenty and keep that spread if not build on it. Both teams seem to relax and the game flows. Too often we let teams hang around-which takes more effort on our part to put the game away… I don’t need to sit on pins and needles. I’d rather relax and watch a blowout- and the bench gets playing time including the walk-ons the last minute.
I understand others might not see that as a good game. At my age I’d rather be relaxed and see the hawks dominate.
I may be biased, but I think Barnes has plenty of class. Bilas was calling fouls that weren’t and visa versa-as I said I replay plays when I question a call. At least half the time the refs get it right, 1/4 of the time it could go either way, like a charge vs block. Then there are touch fouls and guys who get hammered and there is no call at all.
Good thoughts double DD
I love your thought process. I enjoyed watching KU put two halves together today-something they rarely do. So I am hoping they can continue to play two halves every game-then great things are possible.
(And you are right-our best teams haven’t got it done) . Pierce/LaFrenz or Morris Twins.
Maybe this is it.
I love KU too, but I have to leave some games to the DVR because I get stressed. This has been my hardest year to watch KU, maybe because I’ve had TV access to nearly every game they played. Tonight I turned it off 5 minutes into the second half.
As someone mentioned, we have this summer to watch more games. And I really look forward to next year.
As for the rest of the tourney-I am very happy I don’t live in Kansas anymore so I don’t have to listen to the WSU noise.
Please, enjoy your bBall victory. What is posted was not meant to be a downer on fun and March Madness
. Just a separate comment about something wonderful that continues in our culture for those of us who by grace have been saved. It isn’t about us, it is about something greater than us… Happy Easter.
@drgnslayr I am going back to what I’ve posted before. My daughter plays club ball AAU tourneys and even at BIG tourneys in middle school she had to watch a NCAA rules video. Now there is no real WNBA money or shoe money here for women but the rules are the same for men . Now we go to high school tourneys and these videos are required at most every tourney, including parents signing documents they know the rules.
So as Bill Self states it is not against the rules to talk to an agent. But extra benefits ARE illegal and what ever scumbag got involved with Cliff/or his family deserves to have a court order stating he can NEVER have contact with an amateur athlete again.
I just looked it up. They were regular season and tourney champs in 2010. To me that is great performance. So later on they beat KU only to lose the next game. I get it they were thrilled to be in the spotlight and get an upset-icing on the cake so to speak. I will bet the players have a ring for the conference, maybe even a combo ring that says tourney too? if they gave them a sweet sixteen ring I think that’s a joke too. I was on three hall of fame track teams as in top ten finish in the NCAA championships. Never a ring or plaque for that-not even a T-shirt. We were second to UTEP one year. Nothing, nada, zip.
My mentality goes back to my high school and college days. Case in point I haven’t thought about this for a long time but I had something nearly identical happen in a head to head jump competitions. I can elaborate in chat if you are curious but the thing is, " the time I beat so and so" never had place in my conversations, but winning championships did, and that is everything to me. And that is all I have in my den, Our Big 8 championships for track… just 1988 and 2008 basketball framed pics from Sports Illustrated… No final four stuff at all, but I am very cool with them in the Allen Fieldhouse rafters. We all know there isn’t one banner in AFH that mentions another school. As for the high school championships those patches are in a box with my high school letter.
Come to think of it I need to honor the girls NCAA champs from a few years back.
A few threads this week, three I think got my attention. Maybe it is feared bBall withdrawal as the NBA finals are upon us. Anyway it seemed to me some folks were getting on each other’s nerves.
But I’m just an old fart with two teenagers living under my roof. It may be my imagination.
When my daughter was in elementary school I coached her bBall team and the league had a great rule for that age group. Each team had exactly 10 kids. Quarters were set to six minutes. The first quarter the top players were on the court. The second 5 played each other in qtr 2. The remaining time was divided into four, three minute periods where it was still best on best alternating with the other 5. Some times the best 5 won the games, some times times it was the bench that made the difference.
Everyone got the same playing time so you did not have a problem with anyone’s parents. At the same yet there were winners and losers. Not a bad setup for elementary school kids.
I will say this about that from what I saw in the 70’s. Nolan Cromwell came to KU because we said he could run Track as well as play Football. In that day, he started playing with the Frosh team and my friends on the team were in awe of him. By the end of the season he started for our Varsity team. Solid, above average college player. Two years later at 21 he was college all American status-at the college level, a few years int the NFL made it to pro-bowl. It takes time to develop- even super stars take time to develop.
YAEL, You need your a** kicked and I am wearing the boots to do it. Actually I am 20 years past it so I’ve passed the privilege to my nephew. A recent KSU linebacker who agrees you need it. So learn how to write with respect.
@wissoxfan83 If he rates his time at KU a 10 that’s fantastic. It means he had a great experience on and off the court. I think he handled all the hype so well and as stated above - he was about the team. And based on his comments, if I were an up and coming recruit, I’d be giving Kansas a good long look.
I am not putting anybody down, but you can’t judge highlight shots of top high school athletes unless you are talking a McD all star game and even then it is geared to offensive flash and not much defense per sey.
He looks great-they all do. I can’t tell &@%€ until they play against Div1 players.
If I recall Conner Frankamp led all scorers in the McD all star game and shot a record breaking “Near perfect” 30 of 33 in the 3 point contest. I may be off in my stats-and I love Conner, but next level IS next level.
I’ve learned not to count my eggs with freshman until they are well through a season of Div 1 ball.
Danny Manning as a soph didn’t show in Dallas in 1986-4 points if memory serves-I was there. As a senior he put the team on his back in the National Championship game.
I loved the BMAC, WIGS, EMBIID hype but they all show up some games and disappear in others.
I hope the mix gets us further this year-at least a final four and by gosh I want a NCAA title in the next 3years.
@HighEliteMajor Chinese accent would read, Rook, there Wilt Chamberin, glatest ahh time.
When I read this yesterday I thought about posting "PHOF"and knew it was inadequate so I thought I’d sleep on it. Today I can’t think of anything better than what’s already been said. As for Camelot, if I had a magic wand I’d wave it so my kids could grow up in the world I grew up in. This site is a sweet distraction from all the bad stuff.
For what it’s worth, here is what I know about my grandfather in WWII. He served with Merrill’s Marauders behind enemy lines in the jungles of Burma. This group had a high mortality rate. Many had Malaria and dysentery. Of the 2,750 that entered Burma, only two were left alive that hadn’t been hospitalized with wounds or major illness. That unit was given a presidential citation and eventually became the 75th Ranger Regiment.
His medals were passed on to me and include a Purple Heart, Silver Star and Bronze Star. There was a movie made about this group-if memory serves Jeff Chandler starred in it. Unfortunately I never met him but what I’ve read about that unit tells me he/they suffered and sacrificed a lot. They used mules and were not outfitted as they should have been. Rations did not have near enough calories to keep them going.
Down here in the land of Friday night lights (Texas) bBall is only an afterthought for most the population. On top of that the radio and TV station adds are cramming SEC network down our throats every day thanks to the A&M traitors. They even have big billboards in Austin near the UT campus that say “This is SEC country.” What a bunch of d*cks.
Just checking KU Buckets after a stroll through the Red Light District in Amsterdam. I just looked at the goods-I am lucky I didn’t read this Olivia post before I went on that stroll.
Vailhawk That’s pretty funny. My kids were born here, but I am not a texas native. We moved to SoCal when they were infants and moved back here just before they started middle school and they both consider themselves Californians-mostly because we were walking distance from the beach and were in the water most weekends. None the less I raised them to be Jayhawk fans. RCJH.
At 35 I left Kansas for an better career opportunity in my field. I was also motivated by the weather. A trip to Australia in January (summer down under) was enough to convince me to move to the sun belt. Oil & Gas work put me in California & Texas where I’ve been able to keep working. But I’ve always been back every summer to see family and friends. Kansas is a great place, and the people are wonderful.
After watching the bodyslam on Joel, he had this coming. Just about my favorite moment of the season.
@ JF2 What a special memory for you. I have a similar one. My kids first trip to AFH was during the holidays a few years back-Many KU kids were out of town & we sat right above the chute the team runs in and out of. My daughter saw Withey dominate and fell in love with him and Jayhawk bball.
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