3.18.2006

Rock Chalk heartbreak

It’s all over now …

My Jayhawks were clubbed from the tournament last night …this morning I’m suffering from the emotional hangover …

As I’ve grown up -- in all of sports -- there have been two teams I’ve grown to live and die with: The Chicago Cubs and Kansas Jayhawks basketball. …and with no two teams do the losses seem so heart-breaking. …

Last night -- and especially after last year’s first round loss to Bucknell -- the Jayhawks seemed sure and poised to avenge their demons and take their game deep into the tournament. They had won 15 straight to close out the season and took the Big 12 tournament. They were gelling at the right time and people were picking them even to make Indianapolis.

It was not to be …

They played defense well, but they couldn’t make any of the floaters they were throwing up and all of the other shots that should have been givens …

So…

We’ll wait ‘til next year ...

Again …

Bring on the Cubs …

… and while I’m at it. Is it just me or has CBS’ tournament coverage been horrible this year!? … I mean, sure we’ve only seen two days worth of games, but I’m already sick -- and soooo frustrated -- of them cutting in and out of games at inopportune times and cutting into games when the key moment has passed. Perfect example: Yesterday’s thriller that ended with Northwestern St. hitting a last-second three-pointer to beat Iowa. My buddy Brian and I hit Chilli’s to catch the games over lunch. But CBS continued to show the Wisconsin-Arizona blowout, even while they teased us with the close Iowa score in the corner of the screen. I know the Wisconsin game had regional interest, but I don’t care if Brett Favre was at point guard -- no one wanted to keep watching that Badger game. … CBS carried the game a couple minutes after the final horn sounded and then broke into the Iowa game just in time to show the winning shot draining through the cylinder …c’mon! … they were breaking in and out of the Kansas game last night too and driving me crazy. I think the web cast thing is great and all (I took advantage of it again last night, it ... The KU game on the TV, my laptop showing the North Carolina-Murray St. game below it, while I rode the stationary bike and worked out …) ... but what happened to showing a couple games on the screen at once!?!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kansas sucks.
The Cubs suck.

Go Mets!

Sincerely,
Anonymous