CAN WE KEEP THE SUBJECT ON KU RECRUITING ANDNOTHING ELSE
Whew!!! You yelled that just in the nick of time. I was about to whip out a recipe for a killer German Chocolate Cake.
Hope there’s not already another thread about this guy…
This guy is a BEAST. I am always comfortable when Frank and/or Devonte have the ball in their hands. I am always STOKED when Josh has it. What’s this guy gonna do next? One hand stuff from the free throw line? Crazy pass from the top of the key that no one else can make? Float in from halfcourt and finish with a two hand jam from Frank or Devonte? Make free throws in the clutch when everyone says he can’t shoot free throws? Block a shot? Play great defense?
This kid is amazing. Way better than…previous OAD’s and way, way, way better than what I expected at the beginning of the season.
I’d give up 3 years of football bowl eligibility to keep him here another 3 years.
I crack myself up.
I’ll go to early church and thank God that the sun came up. I could do it at home, but the church has really good music…
After church, I’ll go to late breakfast with my great brother in law and his incredible wife.
After that I’ll go visit my sister-in-law who has stage IV pancreatic and liver cancer.
Sometime tomorrow afternoon, I’ll call my 81 year old dad in Texas and see how he’s feeling after having a cancerous kidney removed on Monday.
Then I’ll call my two incredible kids in Kansas City and see how their week was.
I’ll prepare myself for the onslaught of BS at work on Monday. And you know what?
It won’t bother me one bit.
What made Frank (not even his season) is that he’s a Man. Not a punk. Does his job. Doesn’t complain when the calls go against him, doesn’t take credit when he puts the whole team on his shoulders (as he did many times in his career). He’s humble, determined (to the point of obsessed during the games), and smart. Can we PLEASE get the NCAA to allow him 3 or 4 more years of eligibility? If nothing else, just to be an example of what a college basketball player should be.
@drgnslayr I was talking with a friend this morning and said we’ve had this same conversation about a hundred players over the years.
Where are we going to find the next Aaron Miles? Jacque Vaughn? Danny Manning? Nick Collison? Raef LaFrentz? Sherron Collins? I mean this list could literally go on for hours.
But they do it. The coaches are out there constantly finding/making great talented kids who become Jayhawk legends. I am already stoked to see who the next one will be after Frank. (I wish he could stay another 4 years also!)
I think most people on here know how I feel about Josh Jackson - I think he is by far, without question the best OAD that we’ve ever had, and maybe ever will have. I love when he has the ball in his hands. But he will never in a million years occupy the space in my heart that Frank Mason or many, many other 4 year guys will have. Losing Frank is almost like a death in the family. I hope that doesn’t offend anyone who has recently lost a loved one, and i know i tend to exaggerate, but it’s kind of similar. There’s a grieving process to go through.
Hopefully the National Championship this year will relieve some of the grief.
A game at Allen Fieldhouse is really something spectacular - even if you’re not a KU fan. Here’s what I mean: Many years ago (2011- I googled it) I had two tickets to KU v Ohio State. We were ranked #13 and Ohio State was #2. My wife and I were friends with a gal whose husband was a big Buckeye fan. For some reason I still can’t fathom, I asked him to go to the game. I pick him up at his house and he’s decked out head to toe in Red/Gray. He didn’t even have the car door shut and he was running his mouth about how bad they were going to kick our butts.
So, I endured the 2 1/2 hour drive to Lawrence and we got there 2-3 hours early. We toured the whole place, saw everything there was to see- all the trophies, etc. Then we get into the fieldhouse and there’s the usual pre-game festivities. The chants, the videos, all the hoopla. I’d noticed for some time that he was getting quieter and running his mouth less. Just before tip-off he told me " This place is unbelievable - I have goose bumps - Ohio State doesn’t have ANYTHING like this ".
We could have gone home right then and I would have been happy. Fortunately we won.
To stay up and actually watch the games. It sucks getting up at 4:00 am every day…
To not whine about Self when he doesn’t do the right thing, which means doing it my way.
To read ALL of @jaybate-1.0 's posts (resolutions are never easy)
To not do my happy dance at work any time K-State loses. (my boss and practically everyone else who works here are purple)
To tell my wife that I’m having an online affair so she doesn’t get mad that I spend all my time with YOU guys and gals.
@Jhawk69 You surprised me twice in this one! I would say a hearty AMEN! to Perry Ellis, but I would never have thought to mention any One and Done on an all decade team. In my opinion, the OAD’s were all very good athletes, but none of them made KU a better team.
@Marco - If google (and my lame math skills) serve me correctly -Gonzaga’s record over the last 10 years is 312 - 41 (.884).
Kansas’ record for the same time frame is 285 - 72 (.798)
Ours has been “helped. scoff.scoff” with a plethora of one and dones. Gonzaga has had one. EVER.
Somewhere in one of these posts, someone asked if athleticism or intelligence was the deciding factor in great teams. Obviously, you have to be able to dribble, pass and shoot, but I vote for intelligence. I’d like to never see another one and done in Lawrence.