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Cheek makes it official, picks 'Nova

APB, your negativity sticks out like a sore thumb. Im just another guy with a highlighter making sure everyone can point at you and laugh! (See how easy this is?).Give us more fodder, sir! Like telling us who YOUR favorite college basketball team is...

December 13, 2008 at 10:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

jaybate

Jaybate,If only because Im super-curious what you would have to say--please go to the "Fearless Freshman" story about Tyshawn, and see what 'bobbysfissure' said about RussRob at the end of the blogging. I was more than mad, but I think rightly so, since the legacy of last years team is now in the history books (including Russell's). I just couldnt believe it!...

December 13, 2008 at 10:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cheek makes it official, picks 'Nova

No, soo easy to write a rebuttal, I couldnt resist! You laid yourself wide-open there by critcizing a coach who just won it all (!); sometimes its just satisfying to stick the fork in it...So tell us: Who is YOUR team? Or are you afraid of our comments on that team or coach? Come on, now--do tell!

December 13, 2008 at 10:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

bobbysfissure

bobbyfissure,Everyone is certainly entitled to his/her opinion. I think what irked me the most was the blatantly disrespectful tone, to a championship-winning KU Alumni, no less. To say someone couldn't "carry someone's jock strap" or "master of the sloppy pass", I felt was harsh--I am well aware of his statline in the tournament, but he simply did not need to score, because of who he had around him. Why, oh why, was Collins off the bench and not Robinson last year? What was it that Bill Self saw that kept Collins from being a starter last year? Hmm? You are entitled to think whatever you want and rationalize it to your personal satisfaction--we all do that. But to take a low and needless swipe at probably one of the most beloved KU players in the last few years (along with DJackson, etc...) on a pro-KU blog will surely invite dissenting commentary, and support for one of our heroes, wouldn't it? And I dont really care about 2 off games--you are essentially talking about someone's legacy: Why did Self give Russell the reigns of the team for 2 years (two. years.). That fact alone refutes your hateful statement: "Robinson wasnt leading anyone anywhere." My summarization, certainly more accurate than yours is: Russell led the team to the final 3 games, and his team came through for him at precisely the time he/we needed them to. You cannot, sir, discount the total number of wins in the past two years by bringing up 2 subpar performances by 1 player. Arent you proud of ALL of them last year? Are you really an Alumni, sir? People were trying to name a player for reference, or even a recent benchmark for the point-guard, and they brought up Russell. A few years ago it was Aaron Miles. In a few years it will be Sherron & Tyshawn. Do not fear, as the current group will build their own legacy. No sir, "stop with the RusRob BS", is not what WE were doing--it is what YOU did. Go back and read your needless post, and reconsider your harshness to our memory of Russell Robinson. What is amazing, is after all those years of watching KU bball, you can harbor such feelings towards an integral member of last years team that brought it all home for us? I have been watching/playing basketball since my college days in the mid-80s, and I would say Russell made occasional, but very few mistakes. Certainly less than Sherron is making so far this year--but I love Sherron too, and he will be FINE once these freshmen come along... I think we both could agree, that any opinion you or I would have, could be expounded on or corrected very candidly by Bill Self. I think I heard him say about Russell last year over and over: "he manages the game better than anyone we have". That is all you or I need to remember about Russell--and the ring, and the banner...Take care.ralsterKUMed95 (on this new site, its just "ralster", for simplicity's sake...)

December 13, 2008 at 9:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fearless freshman

bobbyfissure,Everyone is certainly entitled to his/her opinion. I think what irked me the most was the blatantly disrespectful tone, to a championship-winning KU Alumni, no less. To say someone couldnt "carry someone's jock strap" or "master of the sloppy pass" I felt was harsh--I am well aware of his statline in the tournament, but he simply did not need to score, because of what he had around him. Why, oh why, was Collins off the bench and not Robinson last year? What was it that Bill Self saw that kept Collins from being a starter last year? Hmm? You are entitled to think whatever you want and rationalize it to your personal satisfaction--we all do that. But to take a low and needless swipe at probably one of the most beloved KU players in the last few years (along with DJackson, etc...) on a pro-KU blog will surely invite dissenting commentary, and support for one of our heroes, wouldnt it? And I dont really care about 2 off games--you essentially are talking about someone's legacy: Why did Self give Russell the reigns of the team for 2 years (two. years.). That fact alone refutes your hateful statement: "Robinson wasnt leading anyone anywhere". My summarization, certainly more accurate than yours is: Russell led the team to the final 3 games, and his team came through for him at precisely the time he/we needed them to. You cannot, sir, discount the total number of wins in the past two years by bringing up 2 subpar performances by 1 player. Arent you proud of ALL of them last year? Are you really an Alumni, sir? People were trying to name a player for reference, or even a recent benchmark for the point-guard, and they brought up Russell. A few years ago, it was Aaron Miles. In a few years it will be Sherron & Tyshawn. Do not fear, as the current group will build their own legacy. No sir, "stop with the RusRob BS", is not what WE were doing--it is what YOU did. Go back and read your needless post, and reconsider your harshness to our memory of Russell Robinson.

December 13, 2008 at 8:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cheek makes it official, picks 'Nova

Frankly, seeing a consistently negative post everytime from this same person ("APB"), it is clear he is no supporter of the Univ. of KS. Plain and simple. On this board, his opinion is completely meaningless. And his content: worrying about recruits for another year--like any of us can control any of that! Bill Self has been building winning programs at Tulsa, Oral Roberts, Illinois, and at Kansas--where recruiting is even easier...I dont give a damn what a player's "name" or "ranking" is coming out of high school. Does it matter? Its what you do with the high level of talent you get. I will take Self's style of complete basketball, beginning with defense and execution. Post whatever response you can think of, but you cannot argue with teaching fundamentals to atheletes--creates winning opportunities later. Not every kid will see himself as a "fit" in the KU system. Thats not our problem. We got 14 or 15 kids in uniform right now, and only glimpses of what they're capable. Between Mario Little and Releford, where is the room for another wing player? Im interested in seeing the development of the current team, as its obviously a work in progress. Bill Self has already proved his greatness as a recruiter and a coach. Anti-Self babble is totally laughable. If you had the balls to say that in person, I would laugh in your face, APD! Get a life, and try visiting your own college team's blog--or was that too depressing? I hear there's effective medication now for that sort of thing. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

December 13, 2008 at 8:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Morningstar settling into role

As playing time goes up for any player, and they get meaningful game-time repetitions, they will look better and better, and with growing confidence, their shooting will get better also. Brady has shown flashes of where he can read the defence a bit and either wisely drive or dish. What I was interested to see was the improvement in defense. Nice to see Reed holding his own out there. But I guarantee the rotation will be shuffled again when the solid Mario Little is able to play--this will be a much-improved team by Jan 1, and will have a bit different look.

November 19, 2008 at 9:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Self doesn't expect changes

Too funny. I think someone comparing Ping to D.Wade was joking--because if they really believe he is that good, they are basically calling him a LeBron or a Beasley? I dont think so. He would have gotten alot more playing time at Big Red if he was that good, even behind the good-but-slow-footed Maric. And if Sadler couldnt get Ping on the floor WITH Maric, well that was his problem! The KU game I saw tonight showed Ping gettin dinged by Cole like Hansbrough did. How many times he get dunked on by KU/Cole??

November 11, 2008 at 11:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

FINAL: KU runs away from Emporia State, wins 103-58

Amazingly, some of these guys are starting to do things like you would expect a KU team to do. Some nice assists from several guards. Some NICE penetrations by Collins, Taylor, and Appleton. Those guys are fearless. Some early glimpses of Chalmers/Robinson as freshmen. Cole looked good. This team will have NICE depth and talent, especially when Little returns from the shin splints...just short on experience...I got a hunch we will be somewhat dangerous by Feb. The BigXII will be a real nice reality check, especially the Tourney about where we will be by then as a team. Love Self's edict about getting this team to play top10 defense by the end of the season. With some of the talent/body-balance shots the kids were making--you can just see the raw potential on offense, too.. I couldnt help thinking there is a bit more of a skillset that alot of these guys arrived with compared to 3-4 yrs ago, so far evident in the bigmen--which is great. Cole will need help. We need depth.

November 11, 2008 at 10:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Woodling: Familiar faces for KU

Ken Johnson,What a nice summary of stats showing the contributions of some great KU bball classes. It literally shows how awesome last year's Champ team was. I really wonder when I may see those stellar numbers get surpassed by another KU squad. I knew they were special just watching them play whatever style of ball they needed to in order to get the W. Thanks.

November 11, 2008 at 1:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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