Garry Wright Jayhawk1952

Comment history

KU coach Bill Self sounds off on King James' streak

I'm glad that Self finally brought up Wilt. There is no doubt in my mind that he's the # one basketball player ever. Too many are putting him too far down their list of the greatest. Wilt would fit in very well in today's NBA, probably even better than he did when he played. As Wilt pointed out once, they changed many rules to slow him and the game down, they changed some rules to speed the game up for Jordan.

May 28, 2018 at 11:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Competitive football teams, not shiny stadiums, draw crowds

I am really getting tired of the constant whining and bad bouthing of KU athletics by KU "fans" and especially by some of the writers like Keegan. I've been a KU fan a good number of years longer than Keegan has lived. Do I like the recent number of bad years KU football has endured? No. But neither do I like the constant complaining. One big complaint, KU doesn't spend enough money on football. So KU decides to build a great practice facility and do a huge upgrade to Memorial Stadium. Results, many more complaints. The football team goes through several losing seasons. Results, fans stay home and complain, writers badmouth the program. Does any of that have an effect on the program? Certainly. Look at Iowa State. They've had a pretty sorry football program. What did the fans do? They filled many, if not all, of the stadium seats and stood behind their teams. They remained supportive. The football program is finally making a turn-a-round. No, spending a lot of money on upgrading football facilities will not make a winning team, but it doesn't hurt and KU is investing money into the program. Where else do we invest money? Buy better players? Oh yeah! Spend more money on coaches? Wow! We've spent a ton of money on coaches like a revolving door. Tom Osborne was once asked why KU and KSU didn't have winning football programs. His response was, "You don't keep your coaches long enough." KSU apparently heard that response and have kept Snider a good number of years. He took that program to about as high of a level as you could expect for them. KU continued to have it's coach's revolving door operation in high gear. Result, a football program going about as low as it can get. We all knew that when Beaty was hired that it would take at least five years to see the program begin to turn around. But do we give him that chance? No, we want to continue the coach's revolving door policy as well as want to get rid of the AD. Building or remodeling a stadium will not guarantee a winning program is a given. But would a decent number of fans coming to that stadium and boosting their team help any? Fans getting behind the program would probably help about as much as anything we could do. And writers like Keegan being more supportive rather than so negative wouldn't hurt. The players know what kind of support they are getting. You try to play before constantly empty seats and listen to complaining fans and writers and see how excited you get. I know many will want to rake me over the coals for what I've just said, but doing so will continue to keep those who want to be supportive of KU football from coming out of the woodwork and being supportive. So we continue one of our major problems, lack of fan support.

May 3, 2018 at 8:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Is Adidas money worth the embarrassment for Kansas Athletics?

David Reynolds I fully agree with you. Judgement and decisions should be made after we know the facts, not before.

April 11, 2018 at 11:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The rocky, yet rewarding, evolution of KU's Malik Newman

Great article. Glad the light came on! It's in the nick of time. What a problem for the other teams now, guard Svi, Newman will make you pay, guard Newman, Svi will make you pay, work on both of them, Graham will make you pay or now even Vic. Try to cut off the 3 pointers, throw it into Dok or drive in and pass it back out to the open man. I like our chances in the tourney more and more. Don't count on Graham having a bad night next time out.

March 20, 2018 at 1:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas basketball lands No. 1 seed in Midwest region

Your 9] should read, "29 NCAA appearances in a row for KU with 34 out of 35. Brown took us to the tourney five years straight. We weren't allowed to go the next year and then we've been there 29 years straight.

March 11, 2018 at 10:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jayhawks need consistency from 'X-factor' Lagerald Vick in coming weeks

He reminds me of Wayne Sheldon, inconsistent, never know what to expect, but has a lot to offer.

March 1, 2018 at 11:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Unprecedented: Jayhawks top Texas Tech, surpass UCLA's conference title streak

I've noted that there were quite a few Jayhawk fans who had given up hope. I wasn't one of them, but I'm glad that you are able to apologize for your hasty remarks. That's a whole lot better than having to hear you say, "I told you so!" I think you are quite happy as well to be able to apologize.

February 24, 2018 at 9:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Graham climbs up Kansas basketball career charts

Devonte deserves any and all accolades he receives this year. He probably won't receive all that does deserve.

February 21, 2018 at 2:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Graham climbs up Kansas basketball career charts

I should add that basketball had become a game that wasn't fun any more for Wilt. Other teams often double and triple teamed him to slow him down. He was even scratched, clawed and bruised quite often with no fouls being called. All to keep him from helping KU win. It's a wonder he accomplished all that he did. I guess all of this just adds to his greatness and mystique.

February 21, 2018 at 2:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Graham climbs up Kansas basketball career charts

I was referring to the comment made about all-time greats. Wilt played two years plus his freshman year. Back then freshmen couldn't play on the varsity. He didn't come back for his senior year as he felt the blame for losing the national championship rested on his shoulders and he felt the fans blamed him as well. He learned differently when he came back for his jersey to be retired. He spent one year with the Harlem Globetrotters as he couldn't play for the pros until another year expired. With Wilt on the freshman team they beat the varsity.

February 20, 2018 at 11:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )