Tuesday, April 8, 2008

KU Did IT

After 20 years of duds in KC Metro Sports, KU brought home the national championship. It isn't just chance that the last national title winner was KU basketball, 20 years ago. And for all the hype that sports likes to put on the outstanding star, like Curry, Hansborough, and Rose, KU did it as a team. That is the cherry on top of the cake. I saw Bill Self send in strategically one good player after another, keeping his player's legs fresh, without sacrificing quality. And one last observation, last night is certainly an example of how coaching does factor in to victories, from what players to sub to when to start fouling when you are behind. The only time I was happy to hear Roy Williams say, "I'm stayin" was probably when he told his wife he wasn't going back to Mayberry until after the KU game.

I just read this and it made me want to puke. From Eddie Pells at Yahoo "Although Chalmers will go down in history, the most memorable overall performance came from Rose, the Memphis freshman, who completely took over the game in the second half, scoring 14 of his team’s 16 points during one stretch to lift the Tigers to a 60-51 lead with 2:12 left." You have to be kidding me. Does anyone ever remember the great performance of a player in a losing effort for longer than one day. This is horrible writing.

1 comment:

zackzilla said...

KU is the poster child of believing in God. KU lucked into an overtime victory by poor free throw shooting by the Tigers and a prayer of a 3-point shot by Chalmers. Your Yahoo reference is dead on: the only thing people will remember is KU won the game in overtime. Not what Chalmers did--except for here in "KU town."

The good news is that Self will leave for OSU and it will be another 20 years before KU wins again. Even if Self stays, it will still be a long, long, long, long time before KU raises anything--except its violations count.........