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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Extra! Extra! Write the championship headline



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As the Jayhawks get ready for their final game of the season and the Final Four - the really big one - against Memphis, we're giving everyone a chance to submit their suggested headlines for Tuesday morning's paper.

Some advice: Be clever, descriptive and, of course, concise. Remember: Your optimistic words just might end up being prophetic.

So put on your editor's visor, grab a thesaurus and get to work. Post your headlines below and play editor for a day.


overseashawk 12 years, 4 months ago

I think a great headline would be:

Kansas captures title; Memphis Barbecued!

Travis Shinkle 12 years, 4 months ago

And Then There Was One


Last Standing at the Alamo

DCSven 12 years, 4 months ago

Jayhawks Tame Tigers, Tradition Rich Program Gets Richer

KU begins Dynasty, Rush, Chalmers and Arthur Vow to Repeat!

Orange Bowls and Peach Baskets, Kansas is Campion!

KUbsee69 12 years, 4 months ago

Got a Bill that's big enough to twist the Tiger's tail ...

Chris Shaw 12 years, 4 months ago

Carolina Tar Heel Born, Carolina tar Heel BredKU Defeats Carolina Tar Heels Dead Dead Dead!This is basically right out of their fight song!I probably would only use one "Dead" but I wanted extra emphasis for posting purpose.

mdwinkler 12 years, 4 months ago

umm HEY ROY SUCK ITFATHER LIKE SON....HANSBOROUGH CRYINGon a side not i love how announcers turn on kansas as soon as it gets close but then when it looks like a winner they are back on kansas side....

5DecadeHawk 12 years, 4 months ago

You want Headlines? I'll give you headlines. Try some of these on for size:John Calipari posts LJW Headline contest in locker room to inspire his Memphis Tigers.Stay Classy KU Fans, because the LJW doesn't know how.KU's opponent disrespected by narrow sighted LJW Editors.Advertisers boycot Lawrence Journal World for irresponsible behaviour.Fans pile thousands of copies of the LJW on the paper's office doorstep to protest stupid decision.Bill Self Incensed at LJW for disrespecting Memphis.KU Players work hard to overcome stupidity of local paper.Editor at Lawrence Journal World fired for enraging Memphis team and fans.Fans cancel subscriptions to Lawrence Journal World in protest of it's irresponsible actions.Memphis papers print story about LJW disrespectful headline contest.ESPN Interviews LJW Editors about Headline Contest FiascoLawrence Journal World stoops to new low. Acts like a Mizery Paper.How many more do you want? I can think of hundreds and hundreds more.DELETE THIS CONTEST PLEASE. END THIS NOW BEFORE IT DOES FURTHER DAMAGE!This contest does NOT reflect my opinions about Memphis. The LJW does NOT speak for me! I respect Memphis and do not presume to write a championship headline before a game is played.Any Memphis fan reading this, please don't think everyone in Lawrence is an idiot. Just a couple Missouri Alumni that run the local paper.Please, fellow Jayhawk fans, protest this contest and get this contest pulled. QUICKLY!

5DecadeHawk 12 years, 4 months ago

Dewey Defeats TrumanAnyone remember that one?Writing a championship headline before the game is even played? Is it possible to be more classless than that?If you agree with me, please tell the Lawrence Journal World and ask them to delete this headline contest. We do NOT need John Calipari posting this in his locker room before KU's biggest game in years.Main Phone Number: 785-843-1000 Greene, 785-832-6357 Web ProducerNick Nelson, 785-832-6314Let's start making calls people.

cwag 12 years, 4 months ago

Memphis Sings the Blues as Hawks Win Big

tim deegan 12 years, 4 months ago

Different Tigers, Same Results - KU Wins!

MOJHawk 12 years, 4 months ago

The Bloom is off the Rose....KU snips Tiger hopes

jaybate 12 years, 4 months ago

KU Buries CalipariAnd MemphisKU Rips, BurnsCD-R, MemphisFree ThrowsSink MemphisIf Beale Street Could Talk:KU Beats Memphis for NCJayhawks Reach Graceland,Beat Memphis For NC

Robin Smith 12 years, 4 months ago

Better Than The BestJayhawks Win Historic Final FourThe Only 1 LeftJayhawks Are Champions2008 National ChampionsThe Kansas University Jayhawks

Jeff Schartz 12 years, 4 months ago

Jayhawks have a Tiger by the Tail!Chalmers Rose to the Occasion, Jayhawks Cruise to ChampionshipCrimson and Blue Blew out the BlueCalipari? Call a Doctor!

Dr_Hawkenstein 12 years, 4 months ago

Win or lose, this is will still be one of the best feeling seasons for KU all time. Memphis has althletic specimans but we have a TEAM. No joke, the best team will win! Rock Chalk, Jayhawk, Go KU!!!

CasperCorps 12 years, 4 months ago

Memphis as nervous as a short person on Mass street Sat. Night..

okiedave 12 years, 4 months ago

San Antonio's Local forcast on the 8's - JAYHAWKS NATIONAL CHAMPS.

larnedbear 12 years, 4 months ago

Bill does for KU what Roy could not,Bring home the national championship!

RebeccaR 12 years, 4 months ago

No Grace for GracelandGraceless in GracelandSelf Made Men

vegasartie 12 years, 4 months ago

Dewey defeats Truman. I beat the Urinal would have run that headline.Bad idea to post a winning headline before the game is even played. Fellow Jayhawk fans -- doesn't this screw with your superstitions about getting too far ahead of yourselves? I don't even want to think about what Self or the players would say. This is the kind of poor judgment people make fun of for years after the fact. Why not hold this contest on Monday night, after the game, win or lose?

KUSU 12 years, 4 months ago

Kansas Hits Free Throws to Win itIt's not Roses for Memphis, KU winsKU Rush's to a Victory

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actorman 12 years, 4 months ago

For you guys who are bitching and moaning about this contest, are you aware that they ran this SAME contest before the UNC game? Didn't make a whole lot of difference, did it? You're not SERIOUSLY superstitious enough to believe that it will have the slightest impact on the game, are you? And you don't SERIOUSLY believe that Memphis will use a contest from a Lawrence paper as motivation for the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, do you? Two words come to mind: Lighten Up.

actorman 12 years, 4 months ago

20-20 Hindsight:'Hawks crush Tigers for first title since '88

Keith Kienzle 12 years, 4 months ago

5DecadeHawk - this is a hypothetical contest in good fun. Nobody is saying that the Jayhawks have already won. They are writing what they would LIKE the title to be. If we're guilty of anything, it's putting so much weight on a GAME to begin with, but this exercise brings some levity to that.

Steve Gantz 12 years, 4 months ago

If Rush has a big game again:BRush With GreatnessIf Mario has the big game:Super Mario and BrothersAnd a dig on our foes to the east:Jayhawks beat Tigers, what else is new?

sho_tyme21 12 years, 4 months ago

ROCK CHALK ON THE RIVER WALK: Jayhawks Win 3rd National Title

sbutcher 12 years, 4 months ago

"'HAWKS ROCK!"Kansas On Top of Basketball World

XcaliburHair 12 years, 4 months ago

HAWKS 'n AWE ! I'm w/ actorman & approx - good fun intended! Plus, it's just a hoot to read!

dixiechix 12 years, 4 months ago

PHOG rolls into San AntonioPHOG rolls into AlamodomePHOG moving in, covers Memphis

Tyler Conover 12 years, 4 months ago

Memphis has left the buildingHawks cage TigersTigers bye the tailKU nets TigersHawks beak 'emIt's a Kansas thing!

Tyler Conover 12 years, 4 months ago

Our fast is better than your fast, our best is better than your best but in the end, our Self is better than your self

Tyler Conover 12 years, 4 months ago

Jayhawks make Tigers preyJayhawks make Tigers prayJayhawks are the thorn to Tiger's Rose

Tyler Conover 12 years, 4 months ago

'88 Manning and the Miracle Men, '08 Super Mario and the Miracle BrothersWe don't need the Dream Team we've MiracleGot Chalmers? Taggert, your not itFact of like; Tigers could never fly with Hawks

Tyler Conover 12 years, 4 months ago

We don't need the Dream Team we've got Miracles

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