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Wrapping up the sports season of a lifetime

Now that col­lege bas­ket­ball is over, I can mark the end of the most amaz­ing sport­ing sea­son I am like­ly to ever enjoy. First the Red Sox win the World Series (again).  Then KU’s woe­ful col­lege foot­ball pro­gram pulls the most amaz­ing per­for­mance ever out of its col­lec­tive bum, ends the sea­son 12–1 with a […]

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Thoughts I had while watching Kansas win

Watch­ing the game last night, there were a lot of non-game relat­ed things I want­ed to touch on.  This might be of more inter­est to those of you who haven’t been fol­low­ing KU bas­ket­ball all sea­son. God.  In all the play­er inter­views before the game, dur­ing all the plays of the game, dur­ing all the […]

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We watched KU win the National Championship

We watched the game at home, live (not delayed via TiVo), as it tipped late enough that we were done with all par­ent­ing duties.  Our boys were tucked safe­ly in their beds, dreams of Jay­hawks danc­ing through their heads.  They both wore their new KU shirts to school, and the lit­tlest one (he’s 22 months […]

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Preparing for the Big Game

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 […]

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Skipping my first day of work

Today was to be my first day at work. But I resigned from that job this past Fri­day. Because I have anoth­er new job now. The big news first, I guess. I have secured an hon­est-to-good­­ness, full-time job at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kansas. First, I’d like to thank my moth­er, who pro­vides the open­ing ice­break­er […]

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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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In the Final Four: thoughts on the Tournament so far

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 […]

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Time to move on from college football

I like col­lege foot­ball. I also like the NFL (this may make me unwel­come in some places, but there it is), but there’s some­thing about the semi-pro nature of col­lege foot­ball, and the sheer num­ber of pro­grams, and the rival­ries, and the radio announc­ers, and the ter­ri­bly flawed bowl system(s, past and present)… it is […]

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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 […]