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KU plays the game of its life to get to the NCAA Final

Best head­line so far this morn­ing is from the local guys, “KU cools heels.”  Fol­lowed close­ly by the sub­head, “Kansas beats tar out of UNC.”  I’m sure sports­writ­ers who cov­er Car­oli­na all the time have used these before, but this was my first expo­sure to it. In case you missed it, read this recap of the […]

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Crying in my eggnog: KU 28 — Mizzou 36

So that sucked. A lot. If KU had only played like they did in the fourth quar­ter through­out the whole game. Or, the sec­ond half. Or some­thing.

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This game is proving hard to watch

Third quar­ter. This is awful. KU is play­ing like the team they were last year. Mis­souri is play­ing as adver­tised. I have offered a cou­ple of times to stop watch­ing and put on this week’s Sur­vivor instead. A Miz­zou fan holds up the best sign of the game, “Kansas Foot­ball, a Tra­di­tion since Sep­tem­ber.” I […]

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The anticipation is killing me

I haven’t been so excit­ed and ner­vous about a foot­ball game since… a long time… maybe since John Elway won his first Super­bowl in 1997 (you can’t blame me, my wife’s fam­i­ly is Bron­co fan-atic, and real­ly, he deserved it). If KU wins, it’ll be because of their defense. None of the pre-game dis­cus­sion of […]

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Not Since 1899

Damn. The Kansas Jay­hawks foot­ball team is now 10–0. They have not had a record this good since 1899. That’s more than a hun­dred years ago. I’ve been reluc­tant to talk much about these games (nary a word about the thrash­ing of Nebras­ka last week­end, aren’t you proud?) because I am, at heart, a super­sti­tious […]

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The Kansas Jayhawks are 8–0 for the first time since 1909

This has been a great year to be me, sports­wise. Of course, I’m going to curse it all now, but it may be that every­one needs a lit­tle hum­bling, right? (Nev­er­the­less, I’m knock­ing on all the wood I can find.) I’m not what you would call a sports fan. I like the com­pe­ti­tion, I like […]