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Monday, April 07, 2008

Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions!

My alma mater won their third NCAA Men's Basketball championship tonight in a game that, honestly, wasn't nearly as exciting or good as the last time they won, when I was a senior. Still, KU coming back from a 9 point deficit with just over 2 minutes left in regulation -- and hitting the 3-pointer with a couple seconds left to send the game to overtime-- certainly helped me reach my target heart rate.

Kansas basketball is all about tradition, and I'm happy that the "old" rituals are the same as they were when I graduated:

They'll be "waving the wheat" in Lawrence tonight!

Update 0542 08 April: Here's a video of the shot that sent the game into overtime.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rock! Chalk! Jay! Hawk! K - UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

My fam and I watched the game at Allen Fieldhouse. I hope my two oldest sons (5 and almost 4) are old enough to remember storming the court in '08. What a thrill.

MM2 (SS) ELT USS Hawkbill 95-99

4/07/2008 11:52 PM

Blogger matt said...

Congrats on the title. It seems Kansas and Cornell are linked by more than the school song - the Big Red go twenty years between appearances, and the Jayhawks go twenty years between championships.

And on the other side, Memphis lost. Can't argue with that. :-)

- Matt (RC-div, SSN 691)

4/08/2008 12:07 AM

Blogger Eagle1 said...

Congrats to KU - well-earned.

4/08/2008 5:22 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow... that mascot costume is only slightly less goofy than the new PT gear they're making us buy.

But only slightly.

4/08/2008 12:08 PM

Blogger midwatchcowboy said...

Congrats, way to win a tough one. Was listening to KU grad John Riggins radio show and he regretted his purposeful emotional detachment from the game when the team was down by 9 with about 2min to go. He says he robbed himself of some joy.

How bout your new #1 fan - Roy Williams? Is he angling for a return trip when Bill Self goes to OSU?

4/09/2008 5:24 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching basketball?

I'd a thought you were going down to Texas to pick up the wife (wives) and kids....

4/09/2008 6:11 AM

Blogger Cameron said...

Congrats on Kansas' win. And for ruining my bracket and causing me to lose to my little sister. Thanks.

4/09/2008 1:29 PM


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