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SG Kelly Oubre commits to Kansas basketball

It is indeed the end of an era. Now instead of inferring that you are all a bunch of pussies from your blind acceptance of Tait's ridiculous optimism, your beta male jaybate worship, and your constant lament that the greatest football coach we ever had was "abuthive", we get to see your vaginas for real on your social media pages. It's a great day for Robin "accountability" Smith. Undoubtedly his incessant flagging of other users led to these measures. I can't wait to confirm that he really is a raging faggot when he links his homosexual E-Harmony account. It is fitting for the crusade to end with the ultimate confirmation that our fanbase is so thin-skinned we can't even take anonymous, cyber criticism. An actual goddamned man like Mangino was never going to fit in here in the testosterone free zone. Every man on here was suffocated by the festering cun'ts of 20 Marchphogs and their penis envy. While the donors at Late Night may have been a substantial step toward taking the fire out of Allen Fieldhouse, Neil Dougherty is spinning in his grave at the thought of all the menstruating vaginas of our sheepish fanbase staining the benches even in the student section.

Don't fret. You guys will find another place to congregate, like your local Curves Fitness. There are plenty of places for modern, liberated women in our society. If I were jaybate, however, I'd be careful. If Oakville and ATL aren't too turned off by his glorified clitoris, he may want to consider investing in a rape whistle once he reveals his real name.

Anyway, ever since Mangino, you guys have been making your bed. Now lie in it. Fuc'k Robin Smith.

Keep Sawin' Wood.

October 9, 2013 at 11:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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October 9, 2013 at 11:02 a.m. ( )

Monday Rewind: Rice

I posted this in the "Dropsies" article, but I thought it could stand being repeated here:

Call me crazy, but I believe there are some positive things to take away from the Rice game.

Our defense looks to be progressing ahead of schedule, even without many of the heralded recruits and our special teams play appears to be much improved from last year.

Unfortunately, I don't think that we are going to be able to run the ball very effectively until we prove that we can pass the ball. It isn't as simple as some are suggesting that we should just abandon passing and try to run right over teams. We don't have a credible passing game and there are a lot of players on our O-Line without much experience.

We all would like to be beyond the simple installation of a credible passing game, but that is not easy to do when you have a brand new O-Line, a new quarterback who hasn't played in a couple years, and middling talent at the receiver position. Our passing offense last year was almost historically bad; it is going to take some time to stop that runaway train.

I am feeling positive about this team because if the defense can keep improving, we should have something to build on. Back in the Mangino era, the defense came first and once the offense had talent to match the defense we took a big step forward. I have my own doubts about running a pro-style offense at KU, but I don't feel like we have had the caliber of player Weis envisions running it. We may never get that caliber of player.

Remember 06-07. There were so many games we should have won because we just couldn't put it all together yet. We will get there, but we need something to build on. Hopefully our defense and special teams will provide that stability.

P.S. Ben Heeney is a terrific player

September 16, 2013 at 1:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas football afflicted with dropsies

Call me crazy, but I believe there are some positive things to take away from the Rice game.

Our defense looks to be progressing ahead of schedule, even without many of the heralded recruits and our special teams play appears to be much improved from last year.

Unfortunately, I don't think that we are going to be able to run the ball very effectively until we prove that we can pass the ball. It isn't as simple as some are suggesting that we should just abandon passing and try to run right over teams. We don't have a credible passing game and there are a lot of players on our O-Line without much experience.

We all would like to be beyond the simple installation of a credible passing game, but that is not easy to do when you have a brand new O-Line, a new quarterback who hasn't played in a couple years, and middling talent at the receiver position. Our passing offense last year was almost historically bad; it is going to take some time to stop that runaway train.

I am feeling positive about this team because if the defense can keep improving, we should have something to build on. Back in the Mangino era, the defense came first and once the offense had talent to match the defense we took a big step forward. I have my own doubts about running a pro-style offense at KU, but I don't feel like we have had the caliber of player Weis envisions running it. We may never get that caliber of player.

Remember 06-07. There were so many games we should have won because we just couldn't put it all together yet. We will get there, but we need something to build on. Hopefully our defense and special teams will provide that stability.

P.S. Ben Heeney is a terrific player

September 16, 2013 at 1:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Jayhawk fans can take over at Rice

You've got a lot of nerve posting that terrorist mantra the day after 9/11. You should be ashamed of yourself.

September 12, 2013 at 12:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Kansas kicker defies norm

I am astonished at how posters are continuing to suggest that the people with Mangino in their handles started this discussion on Mangino. It seems to me that you folks have residual, unresolved issues about the man that you try to work out any time someone with Mangino in their handle posts. Tell me that isn't what happened here.
Anyway, I refer anyone interested to the article "Buzzkill: Jayhawks suffer first defeat in record-setting 66-24 loss to Georgia Tech" at the start of the 2011 season under Turner Gilol. In the comments to that article, AtlJaybird candidly admitted, "I've been one of Gill's biggest supporters." Later on in that abortion of a season, Atl shed some light on this stance in the article, "KU's home game vs. Oklahoma will kick off at 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 15", published here on Oct. 3, 2011, to be followed by a 70-28 loss to Oklahoma State, which Gill was poised to follow up with a 47-17 loss, a 59-21 loss, and a 43-0 blanking. In the comments, Atl opined: "I like the approach Gill is taking overall, and I plan to support him until he's been given a fair chance and proves he isn't up to the task." Did the rest of those games constitute a fair chance, Atl? Should we have kept him on another season? Just because you eventually woke up and turned on him doesn't absolve you from being an apologist.

September 5, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Kansas kicker defies norm

BringBackMark's post was three short sentences in length. I can't speak for the man, but if there is one criticism that showed up in literally every game of Weis's first season, brought by scads of different fans, it was that our kicking was atrocious. If everyone who made this observation was longing for Mangino, the attitude of some of you folks that the spectre of Mangino is haunting the fanbase would be somewhat less perplexing. Yes, Raprichard, I can read that three-line "email" and assume that the poster was any KU fan who had a pulse last season, not just someone stricken with Mangino nostalgia. I have reconciled myself as best as I ever will with the fact that Mangino is gone, and the circumstances of his exit, and I am at this point very on board with Weis. My handle is in homage to the greatest years I experienced watching KU football. I realize that I could change it and prevent people from using it to take shots at me that are unrelated to my argument, simply because they don't feel that I, someone who stayed on the Mangino boat after it was cool, have a right to share in criticism of the kicking team, the great whipping boy of the rest of the fanbase. I could change it, but I'm not going to. I think the way we treated him was shameful, and I think every poster's blind opposition to things I say simply because they come with a Mangino stamp on them, is indicative of the climate that forced his firing.
Your responses to my questions of Kingfisher are irrelevant, because I wasn't asking you, and you don't have to twist my arm to get me to believe and respect that you aren't a Gill apologist. That was directed at ATL. However, if you do understand what Kingfisher's Larry Brown analogy was supposed to mean, if not that a poster with a Larry Brown handle would be OK because Larry Brown wasn't fired, and thus that firing is a sure sign that the coach deserves being maligned, and thus that our athletic department is infallible in this regard, come forth. Apparently he hasn't figured out what he meant yet, so he will probably thank you. Regardless, the degree of respect he thinks Mangino is entitled to is up for debate, but he seems to be against the level shown by including his name in a handle.
As for the attribution of all of Mangino's success to Reesing, I don't know if I can help with this delusion. I suppose it didn't occur to the numerous award selection committees that picked Mangino as coach of the year in 2007 that it was all a sham. Despite all the jokes about his weight, he was able to hide all of his coaching shortcomings behind Todd Reesing. The reasoning used to arrive at this is fairly dubious, if you ask me. So you find Mangino's record in games without Reesing. What is Bill Self's record outside of his time at Kansas? A pedestrian 207-105. So is he just a product of his players?

September 5, 2013 at 3:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Kansas kicker defies norm

Again, no one has brought up Mangino here except you. Whether or not Larry Brown was fired has nothing to do with the question I asked you. Are you saying only people whose handles include fired coaches are trying to "stir the pot"? Are you suggesting our athletic department is infallible, such that any coach that was fired couldn't possibly deserve respect? And further, are you suggesting that Todd Reesing, who was not recruited by the big schools, didn't make it in the NFL, and didn't play in the CFL, single-handedly brought Mangino his success? Do tell, Kingfisher. I look forward to reading it. Get all the Turner Gill apologists to back you up on it, too, if you like, if you can find any besides Atl. You obviously wanted to talk Mangino. Let's talk Mangino.

September 5, 2013 at 1:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Kansas kicker defies norm

The guy didn't mention Mangino one time. Is there something wrong with having a name in honor of the best football coach in the history of our program? Would you be making the same assumption about someone with Larry Brown in their name?

September 5, 2013 at 12:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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