I’m a transferee from LJW days and was known to occasionally post on KUBuckets until the NCAA ruined March Madness for me. I’ve never stopped reading KUBuckets. And I loved Jaybate and his long winded monologues. In July 2017 I was in a head on collision (police report captured my screaming he was on my side of the road) and was more or less out of commission for 15 months. Last fall when I could enjoy KUBuckets again I missed Jaybate. And thought he must have died. Especially when approxfinity referenced jb would have liked someone’s comment.
I was feeling very melancholy about missing JB and this thread popped up giving me hope that he is not dead. Nearly dying 3x has heavily influenced how I feel about all of you posters and I’ve become a different Fan. Sports bring people together–online and in person. None of you are known to me but you and your sometimes crazy comments are part of my aging life. Your diverse thinking and humor have made KU basketball an incredibly enjoyable part of my life. If someone hears from Jaybate please let me know he’s still officially kicking. Thank you.