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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kansas Senate resolves: No more “B” schools for KU basketball team in March

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The Kansas Senate on Thursday adopted a resolution that says the Kansas University men’s basketball team should no longer play teams that start with the letter “B” in March.

Despite KU’s reigning national championship and history of basketball excellence, the killer B-team losses to Bucknell in 2005, Bradley in 2006 -- both in the NCAA Tournament — and Baylor earlier Thursday in the Big 12 Tournament produce too much “heartache” among Jayhawk fans, the resolution stated.

The resolution by state Sen. David Wysong, R-Mission Hills, an avid KU fan, was adopted on a voice vote just before the Senate adjourned for the day.

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InfiniteJ 10 years, 10 months ago

Nice, the State of Kansas has so many internal problems that they can barely afford to pay thier employees, yet the Senate has time to make this asinine resolution. I'm as big of a Jayhawk fan as there is, but this is just plain dumb. David Wysong might be a "avid KU fan", but he is also a moron who is wasting taxpayer's money.

not_important 10 years, 10 months ago

Hurry, send the paperwork to Indianpolis before the committee puts us with Butler as a 3-6 pairing in a second round game. Actually, I'm more scared of a 3-6 matchup with Gonzaga in Portland, OR which might as well be a home game for them. Way to step up to the plate this weekend fellas to try and win KC as our 1st-2nd round site.

Drew Bender 10 years, 10 months ago

Yeah... Im soooo sure that he was serious about this... How exactly is this wasting taxpayers money anyways???

InfiniteJ 10 years, 10 months ago

You're telling me he wasn't being serious???? No way! Dude, I have a whole other outlook on Mr. Wysong now! David Wysong for Governor!!!! No, screw that, that's setting the bar to low.......David Wysong for President!!!!

rockchalk4442 10 years, 10 months ago

a resolution is just the senate's official opinion on something... it doesn't carry any weight at all so no its actually not wasting the taxpayer's money

InfiniteJ 10 years, 10 months ago

You guys totally missed out on my sarcasm.

Mike Blur 10 years, 10 months ago

Next time IJ, put a tag in your posts. Otherwise you look like a backtracking buffoon.

InfiniteJ 10 years, 10 months ago

If by "backtracking buffoon" you mean "smooth pimp" then yes, I am a backtracking buffoon.

fansincewilt 10 years, 10 months ago

Well, seeds #1 and #2 are now gone. Nice gesture by the KS Senate.

Michael Bratisax 10 years, 10 months ago

Wow...there are people who took this serious??

Kent Kossoy 10 years, 10 months ago

At least you did not have to watch this in Texas. I did! And with Baylor fans.

JBurtin 10 years, 10 months ago

No, but InfiniteJ has absolutely no idea how to use sarcasm.

WeAreTheChamps 10 years, 10 months ago

I thought InfiniteJ was funny. And so is this article...stupid B teams.

actorman 10 years, 10 months ago

"Nice, the State of Kansas has so many internal problems that they can barely afford to pay thier employees, yet the Senate has time to make this asinine resolution. I'm as big of a Jayhawk fan as there is, but this is just plain dumb. David Wysong might be a 'avid KU fan', but he is also a moron who is wasting taxpayer's money."

More important than whether or not Infinite was being sarcastic: Which taxpayer was he referring to? I'd hate to be the one whose money was being wasted.

jhawker_87 10 years, 10 months ago

At least the Republicans aren't busy cooking up a scheme to hold the Governor hostage on another issue that effects state employees...

Tan Hong Woon 10 years, 10 months ago

"The Kansas Senate on Thursday adopted a resolution that says the Kansas University men’s basketball team should no longer play teams that start with the letter “B” in March."

On the contrary, I think we should play more of those "B" teams. We should break the habit of losing to "B" teams.

Blake Post 10 years, 10 months ago

this is just plain stupid. Politicians should pay attention to their own issues and not weigh in on sports. The President also has no business or time talking about a football playoff. It makes them seem like their attention is not on the heavy issues of the day. We will undoubtedly play baylor sometimes and undoubtedly lose to them occasionally. So freakin' what. We lost to Rhode Island, UTEP and others that will also live in infamy.
I was in the middle of missouri fans two arrowheads ago and it was the worst. I notice that OU and Tex a&m lost unexpectedly also. It is so dumb to waste any time on what name the schools start with. When we lost to bucknell and bradley, it is obvious that we would have lost to most of the alphabet too. KU, amid certain talents, tends to throw the ball away, drive and shoot into trees, get selfish with the ball and try to make things happen that aren't there, fail to defend gunners at times, throw the ball into the middle into several defenders' hands, and be very unbalanced in scoring, and on a reverse under the bucket, cole needs to stop flipping it up there and missing. He is big enough to reverse dunk all of those. the twins need up and under moves and to fake their defenders into the air at times before shooting. we need more experience playing together, which leads to chemistry, which leads to championships... you know... like last year. Speaking of which, it is difficult to get very excited about these shortfalls while knowing we are the champions and that cannot be erased. I don't care what letter they start with. Yesterday we would have lost to Texas, OSU, OU, MU and maybe KSU. We peaked against MU. Hopefully we can regenerate that. I know that we are somewhat sore and a little rest will pay dividends. We were not full strength for big 8 in 1988 and lost... only to revenge KSU, hated duke, and OU to win the crown. We aren't as good as that team, but we will be better next week than today.
the only politician i want to hear from is the gov when we beat MU and KSU.

Janet Cinelli 10 years, 10 months ago

Lighten up all you LeRoys! The KS senate has a ton of really heavy intense stuff to deal with. Every now and then they need to take a breather! OMG, it sounds as though they did this in the last 15 minutes of the day. And, the resolution probably took 15 minutes to write. So, yeah, 1 guy wasted 30 minutes and the rest of the senate wasted 15. Hummm??? I bet it took most of you longer than that write your rant. So, everyone, please get back to work and quit wasting your employers money!

8808 10 years, 10 months ago

Actually the ban needs to be for OKC....Rhode Island, Bucknell and now this....Bricktown blows, curse of Jenni Carlson!!

Tony Bandle 10 years, 10 months ago

Based on our previous performances in KC this year, maybe this is a blessing in disguise, although now it sucks. I may have to go watch Memphis and Missouri....ugh!!!

Anybody want my tickets...CHEAP!!!!

Drew Alan 10 years, 10 months ago

you know the last five minutes of your work day, when its not worth getting started on any projects and you just want to tell a joke or look something funny up on the internet before you go? THAT is when the senate did this. it's not like they sat around all day stewing about this "important issue" they were just trying to lighten up an otherwise bum day for kansas basketball (since K-State lost too)

lighten up unless you NEVER waste time at YOUR job...

Hawkish4bigM 10 years, 10 months ago

All of you, GET A LIFE! KU FOOTBALL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

jaybate 10 years, 10 months ago

Hey, Kansas legislature, resolve to throw every elected official out that is on the take, so the state can begin to get legislation responsive to citizens needs. The legislature would be empty.

KULA 10 years, 10 months ago

Uh-oh! Binghamton just played their way into the tournament. Look out, Jayhawks!

InfiniteJ 10 years, 10 months ago

What? I use sarcasm like a knife, brah.

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