So, did Blake Griffin go to The Buckle before the game and get that neo-Johnny Cash jacket to wear to the game last night or what? Obvious proof that he was still feeling the effects of his "concussion," although, let's face it, kids....I get chucked harder in the Overland Park Rec League down at the Matt Ross Center in the Men's C Division.
I had a headache and had inadvertently turned on my PS3 (twice!) from yelling at the television alone. And we were only at the under-twelve timeout in the first half, people! It was going to be a long one....
Cole and Sherron = classic performances. This is what we've been expecting of them since the season began, putting the team on their backs and carrying them to victory.
Ty Taylor, when did you start being a marksman from the outside? Only complaint: we need the free throws down the stretch. It doesn't matter if we're up 10 or down 10, every point counts.
For those of you who are complaining or worried that we squandered another lead, I believe there is no need to fret. We are on the road, against the number 3 team in the country, and, oh yes, we're the DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPS. You will not see any comeback akin to OU's late flurry of offense on Sunday. We'll step on the throat of Misery as a "statement" game.
For those of you who whine about OU's Griffin not playing (I'm talking to you, MU fan), GO FIND YOURSELF A SPIN CYCLE. Here's the deal: sure, it would've been a different game with Griffin playing. FOR BOTH TEAMS. Don't tell me Warren goes off like he did if they have their full squad. Hey, hopefully the 'Hawks will get a chance to prove their mettle in Oklahoma City. Even better that the Big XII tourney's not in KC, so they can't bitch about the "home" crowd.
Tyrel Reed & Brady Morningstar: please cut it out with the turnovers. You are undeniably fan faves, given your Kansas roots. You lost primo PT last night for a multitude of reasons: turnovers, inability to score the trifecta bomb, and lack of defensive quickness. Hence, you see T-Rex Releford in the game. OUCH! He still needs to spend some time with Pistol Pete's Homework Basketball DVDs.
Sunday prediction? Sure, why not. Kansas 78, Misery 64.