Tonight is the Final game of the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The University of Kansas, where I live (and where I am newly employed!) is playing in this game, against the University of Memphis. Tip off is at 8:21 pm, our time. That means the boys will be in bed, and we can watch […]
So, Kansas made it into the Final Four. Barely. ((We won 59–57 versus a talented Davidson team that deserved more than a 10-seed, if I do say so myself. Here’s a good summary of the game.)) It has been an entertaining tournament so far, though there have been few bright spots. In fact, Kansas is […]
From my own backyard: Larry Powell, a Republican state legislator from Western Kansas, has asserted that increased CO2 levels will make crops flourish. He cites a study that says that, “atmospheric CO2 enrichment will boost world agricultural output by about 50 percent.” They don’t deny global warming anymore, instead they insist that it is good […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
KU is on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. There’s a jinx, you know.
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 […]
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 […]