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What are your predictions for the KU game against Southern Illinois?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 23, 2007

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“I say KU 75 to 62. I bet Rush will have 12 or more. It’s going to be a good day for him.”

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“I think it will be 82 to 61 KU. Sherron Collins will get 18 points, Brandon Rush will get 23 points, Wright will get 12 points and eight rebounds, and Sasha will have eight points.”

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“I think it will be about 90 to 70 and I think Julian Wright will have at least 16 points.”

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geekin_topekan 7 years, 9 months ago

Ku by Three points.I'll put money on that!!

Unix_Admin 7 years, 9 months ago

I'm gonna have to say 61-58 and Kansas wins. I'm REALLY good at these predictions huh?

RonBurgandy 7 years, 9 months ago

The first girl was right in Rush getting 12 points.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 9 months ago

I'm saying that a whole bunch of tall guys will run back & forth and jump really really high while chasing a ball. That's what will happen. Later, people will eat Chinese food.

trinity 7 years, 9 months ago

will that chinese include meat, snap?? ;)

friday friday friDAY friday friday friDAYYYYYYYY!!!! :)

mick 7 years, 9 months ago

I predict that it will be poorly officiated and that the CBS announcers will be disgusting.

roger_o_thornhill 7 years, 9 months ago

I predict that the OTS has reached the pinnacle of pointlessness.

Tomorrow's hard hitting topic: What color do you think the sky is?

mick 7 years, 9 months ago

Let's change the subject. What's your favorite bird? Mine's the woodpecker.

sunflower_sue 7 years, 9 months ago

I'm also going with KU winning 61to 58. It will be a nail biter as our men will be fouled and not hit their free throws ensuring the win. I say it will go down to the last 2 seconds. I predict my bp will shoot all the way up to 120 over 80!

Roger, I don't think the sky IS a color. I think it merely reflects the colors that it isn't absorbing at the moment.

friday friday firDAY! (I put on my fruit hat for you today, Tinity!)

sunflower_sue 7 years, 9 months ago

mick, what type of woodpecker? Pileated?

Hummingbird!

acg 7 years, 9 months ago

okay, since the OTS question today is BS, I have a funny a.m. story to share with the group. Crazy lady walks into my office this a.m. and asks for an application (she's in her pajamas and slippers). Girlfriend has some serious something growing all over her face. I've seen speed bumps before, this was not them. She asks if she can buy a tshirt and I gave her one for free (pretty much so I wouldn't have to touch her money) and she changed right in my office. Now she had nothing on underneath that pajama top and whatever she had all over her face was all over her body. She starts freaking out and ranting about how "they" are pulling the blood from her body and how she's going to kill her mother and her brother tried to choke her from the grave, yada yada yada. I lured her outside with a cigarette and a pepsi (the two favorites of all psycho crazy north topekans) and she went on and on about the people in her life that were trying to kill her and how the bugs in her skin were making her insane, etc. while my boss called the cops. The cops got here, said they knew her well and would take her back where she belongs. She's a paranoid schizophrenic that is off of her meds more than on them and quite violent and angry. They also said if I had not been here she probably would've gotten weirder because men really send her over the edge (she deals better with women). Now in the past 5 years of being in this office this is like the 10th total nutjob that has wandered into my office freaking out about stuff. Don't ya'll think that should qualify me for some sort of hazard pay?

GSWtotheheart 7 years, 9 months ago

acg, that is pretty funny for first thing in the am! reward yourself with a cig and a pepsi...

:P

thomgreen 7 years, 9 months ago

Nothing like getting flashed by a crazy person early in the morning. I vote for hazard pay and extra time off to recover from the nakedness.

jonas 7 years, 9 months ago

Errrr. . . . . I've heard that ESPN has some pretty good predictions not only on the score, but individual player's game statistics. It seems a might bold of them to get so specific, but I figure it's ESPN, so they must know something I don't.

. . . got myself screwed by American Airlines coming back from Frisco. My wife and I had to take seperate planes, were supposed to meet up in Dallas and come back together, except mine, which left later, got grounded for a malfunction and I missed the connection. Got a 4 stay in a Hilton out of the deal, but I haven't slept or eaten for the better part of a day. You'll pardon if I have to vent. Anyway, I think I'm going to stick with Southwest.

mick 7 years, 9 months ago

This woodpecker wakes me up every morning. I wonder what he's after.

jonas 7 years, 9 months ago

KU keeps playing on my travelling days, too! I hope they come out strong on UCLA, because the ESPN guys were saying we haven't got a chance. Hopefully, that makes them angry enough to just drive them into the ground.

. . . which of course they are quite capable of doing.

Topside 7 years, 9 months ago

I have a BB gun and shoot every woodpecker I see on my property. They go right into my wood siding and I have rows and rows of holes on my house and garage so I shoot em. I like Cardinals they are nice. I also like Blue Jays even though they are bullies and jerks as far as birds go.

sunflower_sue 7 years, 9 months ago

mick, my guess is that your woodpecker will eventually find a bug.

acg, the only crazy peolpe that wander into my office are all related to me in some fashion. Luckily, they keep their clothes on! (Most of the time) :$

Ceallach 7 years, 9 months ago

I like the Chickadees!

Lame question.

Let me take a moment to tell you about something really nice that happened to me. It is in the "acts of random kindness" realm so I thought I should share it.

I went into an office to get an application and buy a t-shirt. I was so eager to get the shirt that I went in my pjs. The woman working there was so sweet! She gave me the shirt at NO cost, arranged a ride home for me AND gave me a smoke and a pepsi while we waited.

What a wonderful way to start a Friday!!

friday friday friDAY friday friday friDAYYYYYYYY!!!! :)

concernedparent 7 years, 9 months ago

so did she get the job or not?

joking! Happy friday....

Ceallach 7 years, 9 months ago

didn't get the job . . . some nonsense about dresss codes!!

Ceallach 7 years, 9 months ago

Topside, do you put out seeded suet? Lots of woodpeckers in my neighborhood so I try to keep the suet out and have had no problem with them bothering my wood siding.

Linda Aikins 7 years, 9 months ago

Great one, Ceal!!! Loved it!

You are soooooooo right about the announcers and the officiating! It stunk!!

friday friday friDAY friday friday friDAYYYYYYYY!!!! :)

JoRight 7 years, 9 months ago

Between the tenacious D that SIU displayed and the announcer guy stroking SIU the whole game (and by stroking, I mean 9/10 he had something incredible to say about SIU and something bad to say about Kansas), this was by far the most frustrating game I have seen in awhile.

I'm not that competetive but I felt myself getting angry at the whole situation. . .1st time that has happened.

Anyways, friday friday friDAY friday friday friDAY

Linda Aikins 7 years, 9 months ago

JoRight is right!!!

I loved how he said at the end (score is 61-58), "and here comes the game-winning shot!!!!" (by an SIU player who was shooting from half court). And he couldn't get our players' names right.

What a dork. He was Sooooooooo pro-SIU.

Ceallach 7 years, 9 months ago

Tomorrow I plan to have my radio on our local station, even though there is a slight delay, it's better than listening to the same old thing . . . no R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the Hawks! You know the east/west coast bias will run amok among the network announcers. Besides, calling them announcers is a joke, they are commentators, and most (not all) are has-beens that read stats from a screen and could never compete with REAL play-by-play announcers.

Grundoon Luna 7 years, 9 months ago

There are a lot of woodpeckers in my neighborhood too but a lot more peckerwoods natch

I'm kinda coutrified over here - for being in the city limits that is - and I really dig it (life's a garden, dude). In addition to the woodpeckers, we have lots of blue birds, red birds, humming birds, various and sundry other birds. We even have dear and a few months back my dog went after an opossum that got up on my deck to get in her doggy dish and my screen door was sacrificed in the process.

cub_scout_mom 7 years, 9 months ago

Ban Dick Enberg!

I thought I was the only one who thought the commentators were biased.

Go Hawks!

mick 7 years, 9 months ago

I have despised CBS' coverage for many years. Blatantly favoring one team over another, intentionally mispronouncing names, etc. I hate the way they cut from game to game in order to maximize commercials. Anybody else notice how the selection committee seems to do the seeding in order to benefit CBS?

beatrice 7 years, 9 months ago

Ceal, you stole my line! I was so going to thank acg for the t-shirt. Well done.

My prediction is that the KU players will make it evident that their coach doesn't make them practice enough free throws. Plus, their poor free throw shooting in general will quite likely be a glimpse at how they are to lose in a later round. While it isn't what I want to see, I'm afraid it will be true.

There is simply no excuse for shooting 60% from the charity line. If they can't hit the shot then force them to shoot free throws underhanded, the old Rick Barry style. Which is better -- to look cool and miss, or look dorky but score?

Ceallach 7 years, 9 months ago

bea, you are right, free throws are always a factor. I watched the A&M game after ours and what a heart breaker that was!! I was hoping another Big XII team would make the Elite 8 (of course they would then need to lose so we wouldn't have to play them for the championship :) But alas, all of the Texas teams are out.

sunflower_sue 7 years, 9 months ago

OK, somebody has to post it:

One night, the women in the Potato family were preparing dinner. Mother Potato and her three daughters. Midway through the preparation of the meal, the eldest daughter spoke up. "Mother?" she said. "I have an announcement to make." "And what might that be?" said Mother, seeing the obvious excitement in her eldest daughter's eyes. "Well," replied the daughter, "I'm getting married!" The other Potato daughters squealed with surprise as Mother Potato exclaimed, "Married! That's wonderful! And who are you marrying, eldest daughter?" "I'm marrying a Russet!" "A Russet!" replied Mother Potato with pride. "Oh, a Russet is a fine tater, a fine tater indeed!" said Mother Potato. As they resumed the meal preparation, the middle daughter spoke up. "Mother? I, too, have an announcement." "And what might that be?" encouraged Mother Potato. The middle daughter paused, then said with conviction, "I, too, am getting married!" "You, too!" Mother Potato said with joy. "That's wonderful! Twice the good news in one evening! And who are you marrying, middle daughter?" "I'm marrying an Idaho!" beamed the middle daughter. "An Idaho!" said Mother Potato with joy. "Oh, an Idaho is a fine tater, a fine tater indeed!" Once again the room came alive with laughter and excited plans for the future, when the youngest Potato daughter interrupted. "Mother? Umm... I, too, have an announcement to make." "Yes?" said Mother Potato with great anticipation. "Well," began the youngest Potato daughter with the same sheepish grin as her sisters before her, "I hope this doesn't come as a shock to you, but I am getting married, as well!" "That's wonderful. Who are you marrying?" asked Mother Potato. "I'm marrying Dick Enberg!" the youngest Potato daughter replied. "DICK ENBERG!?!" Mother Potato scowled suddenly. "But he's just a common tater!"

beatrice 7 years, 9 months ago

Sue -- that was fantastic! And it answers Pywacket's question.

Why did the melons have to have a proper church wedding? Because they cantelope.

Ceallach 7 years, 9 months ago

That's our sue!!!!

Hey, it's 4:10 and everyone's been pretty good for a Friday . . a round of Klondike bars for all y'all . . I'm buying :)

dajudge 7 years, 9 months ago

"I have a BB gun and shoot every woodpecker I see on my property. They go right into my wood siding and I have rows and rows of holes on my house and garage so I shoot em. I like Cardinals they are nice. I also like Blue Jays even though they are bullies and jerks as far as birds go."

I hope you were wearing your diaper at the time of brandishing a BB gun Topside.

Linda Aikins 7 years, 9 months ago

LOVE IT!!! But wouldn't he also be a Dick-tator?

Ceallach 7 years, 9 months ago

2 Klondikes for Gootsie . . . she said Dicktater!

I've had all the fun I can stand here at work so I'm leaving early :) Hope all y'all have a great weekend . . don't forget to cheer for our Hawks! ROCK CHALK!!

lefthanded 7 years, 9 months ago

Mick, the woodpecker banging on your house in the morning is likely a male trying to attract a female. Every Spring this happens to me for about a week, I am woke up very, very early to a macking male woodpecker. I doubt you have termites or bugs. But that was my first instinct too. Hope this helps.

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