If you could change the outcome of one KU game in history, which would you pick?
I recently saw something on Deadspin that seemed like it might be a good idea to bring to Jayhawk Nation.
The article, which ran last Thursday and was inspired by a Tweet from Grantland writer @SheaSerrano, was short and sweet and asked one simple question: If You Could Change Any Championship Outcome, Which Would It Be?
For KU fans, this might be easy, but there are more than a few options:
• The 1940 or 1953 title-game losses to Indiana
• Wilt's triple-OT loss to Carolina in 1957
• The 1991 loss to Duke in Roy Williams’ third season at KU
• The 2003 loss to Syracuse in Roy’s final game
• The 2012 loss to a stacked Kentucky squad in New Orleans
And that’s just basketball.
You might even throw a football game or two in there, most notably the 2007 loss to Missouri at Arrowhead that cost the Jayhawks the Big 12 North title and a spot in the Big 12 title game but wound up working out just fine.
And, if you want to take this a step farther and include games outside of just championship-type contests, the list expands big time.
What about Mark Mangino’s final game as KU’s coach at Arrowhead against the Tigers? Could Lew Perkins really have forced him out if Mangino had just knocked off Mizzou to secure a third straight bowl berth for the Jayhawks?
How about the loss to VCU in the 2011 Elite Eight? The road to Bill Self’s second title had opened up that year and the Jayhawks were loaded.
Heck, even last year’s loss to Villanova might be the choice of some of you.
Either way, I thought it was an interesting exercise and figured it would be fun to narrow it to just Kansas athletics and bring it to KUsports.com.
So what say you? Which KU game — in any sport — would you reverse the outcome of if you had a magic wand for one day?