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Who would you rather have win the NCAA title now: K-State or Northern Iowa?

Asked at Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa on March 23, 2010

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“Northern Iowa because I hate K-State.”

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“Probably Northern Iowa because I know some K-State people and they wouldn’t let KU fans live it down after we beat them three times and then couldn’t win the Big Dance.”

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“K-State because they’re Big 12.”

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“K-State. I grew up in Manhattan and I went to K-State.”

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bkreed1960 4 years, 5 months ago

Northern Iowa because maybe it wouldn't look so bad that we lost to them. We don't have anything to prove to K-state since we beat them 3 times this season.

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Bill Lee 4 years, 5 months ago

Northern Iowa doesn't have a realistic chance. I love the irony of the possible K-State championship. I'm not a fan, but wish them well. Now if Mizzou were still playing...

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jonas_opines 4 years, 5 months ago

I dunno, let me check on how petty I'm feeling this morning and get back to you.

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jbiegs 4 years, 5 months ago

BK, I've got news for you. There is nothing that can make your boys loss to UNI look any better. It was a classic Jayhawk choke job.

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Scruggsy 4 years, 5 months ago

I want to see Cornell take out Kentucky...

Anybody but Duke or Kentucky!!!!

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Robert Rauktis 4 years, 5 months ago

Tough call. I think if you're going to spread joy, bequeath it on anyone but the usual suspects (Kensucky or the University of New Jersey, the Dukies). They'll talk about it to the end of their days. Best bang for the losing buck. UNI, then (tie) Baylor or K-State, as I admire their coaches handling adversity from the bottom up.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 5 months ago

LOL @ jonas (great response, dude!)

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 5 months ago

I'd rather have a delicious golden-brown buttery biscuit.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 5 months ago

LOL @ snap...... you're a nut...... LOL

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ozzynbn 4 years, 5 months ago

A good Kansan will root for K-State. That's right. A good Kansan will root for K-State.

If you don't, you are bad. Bad, bad, bad.......

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townie79 4 years, 5 months ago

anytime you vote K-State over KU God kills a kitten :(

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Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 5 months ago

Cats, cats, cats!!! Go K-State!!

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Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 5 months ago

KU might have been the only team capable oif beating KSU on that side of the bracket.

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Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 5 months ago

I think a better question is "How many KU fans will still watch the tournament?". I don't care if your team is out already...if you don't watch the NCAA tournament, you are NOT a basketball fan.

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thomgreen 4 years, 5 months ago

Baylor, followed by K-State, followed by Cornell. Those would be my top three choices, in order. UNI was a fluke. They had the game of their life, and KU had the worst game of their season. It happens.

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motomom 4 years, 5 months ago

i love kittens, townie79............soooo....i say BAYLOR all the way. besides..it is baseball season now

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Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 5 months ago

Here here to baseball season, motomom!

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PapaB 4 years, 5 months ago

I'm rooting for K-State. Why not? Support the Big 12 and a team from the state of Kansas. K-State reminds me of Michigan State last year, with two very good guards and athletic bigs. Also, let's face it, there are no teams in the tourney like last year's UNC, so K-State has a legit chance.

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jbiegs 4 years, 5 months ago

motomom, KU fans are hilarious...You must've been one of the fans at a football game in late October saying "Well its basketball season now anyway" LOL I love how quickly the seasons change with all you fair weather fans!

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Randall Barnes 4 years, 5 months ago

k-state and kentucky should be a great game

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Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 5 months ago

I don't get why ALL the KU fans aren't rooting for KSU. Anything K-State achieves only adds legitimacy to the Big 12 and, in turn, adds legitimacy to KU. It means a lot more when KU wins the Big 12 while there are other top 10 teams in the same conference.

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gccs14r 4 years, 5 months ago

I think a final four of Cornell, St. Mary's, Northern Iowa, and Butler would be fantastic. Maybe the NCAA selection committee would start paying better attention to the actual basketball being played, instead of the names on the uniforms.

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Stuart Evans 4 years, 5 months ago

is there some sort of tournament or something going on?

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jonas_opines 4 years, 5 months ago

"I don't get why ALL the KU fans aren't rooting for KSU."

Because everything that you said holds true the same for Baylor, and they're not our rival, and I haven't had to listen to their fans crow for the last few days.

The same reason, I imagine, why I wouldn't hold it against KSU fans for not rooting for us, had our positions been reversed.

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riverdrifter 4 years, 5 months ago

I'll watch the championship game but that's it. With KU out my GAS switch is locked in the 'off' position. I'm making a quick trip to watch the ponies run at Hot Springs this weekend instead. I waited all winter for March and now it can't be gone soon enough!

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 5 months ago

" I haven't had to listen to their fans crow for the last few days. "

i know, right? i had to set one of them straight... first of all, everytime WE win, we don't go around acting like we are the proverbial all that and a bag of doritos. we do not storm the court; we do not tear down the goal post and parade it thru the streets. that's how they do it in manhattan and the mindset of alot of wildcat fans outside of riley county as well. they get on my nerves.

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Ceallach 4 years, 5 months ago

K-State, that will please some of the misguided members of my family. I can't honestly say Big 12 all the way because if MU had won . . .

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Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 5 months ago

"Because everything that you said holds true the same for Baylor, and they're not our rival, and I haven't had to listen to their fans crow for the last few days."

KU only plays Baylor once per year, not twice like KSU. KSU being good means more to KU.

"first of all, everytime WE win, we don't go around acting like we are the proverbial all that and a bag of doritos. we do not storm the court; we do not tear down the goal post and parade it thru the streets. that's how they do it in manhattan and the mindset of alot of wildcat fans outside of riley county as well. they get on my nerves."

Like to dish it out, but can't take it? I'm sure having Bramlage called Allen Fieldhouse West gets on their nerves too.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 5 months ago

listen, ricky, i live in salina and am a little closer in proximity to manhattan and thus, have to put up w/ alot more k-state shennanigans, posing and posturing than you guys do in and around larryville. i've grown up seeing these purple freaks go bat-sh*t crazy every damn time one of their teams wins. hell, they couldn't even find a decent football coach so they had to go dig up the only coach that ever got them any recognition. they are poor losers as well as poor winners. that's how they roll. i've seen it up close and personal one too many times.

@ py, thanks! :)

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tigerlil42 4 years, 5 months ago

I will be cheering for Wildcats but it won't be KSU. It will be the Awesome Kentucky Wildcats. Since the KS Jayhawks are out, I will cheer for the next best team on the court. We have a friendly rivalry in our house. I am KS Jayhawk fan, my daughter is TX Longhorns all the way, my husband is from KY & is a big Wildcat fan. we have fun all year long with this. whoever wins deserves it.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 5 months ago

i wouldn't mind if kentucky won. if not KU, why not UK? works for me.

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gogoplata 4 years, 5 months ago

I'm not a basketball fan. I'm a KU fan so I could care less. I'd like to see GSP beat the crap out of Dan Hardy this weekend.

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betti81 4 years, 5 months ago

seriously. what kind of question is this? neither. Go Wall and UK. Seriously wanted to KU play them, but alas the chips did not fall that way. I do not get the concept of cheering for your in-state rivals just because your team lost. Not going to happen. good luck to k-state and I hope the fans and alums enjoy the rest of March. I am fine with them seeing what it's like to live the life of tradition, excellence, and championship once in a blue moon. I mean even red-headed stepchildren should get some love every once in awhile. It just won't be from me :)

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coolmarv 4 years, 5 months ago

A life long KU b-ball fan I find myself indifferent when it comes to KSU. KU has pretty much 'owned' the wildcats for the past 22 years and thus has made it hard for me to catch the rivalry spirit. I would rather KSU win then UNI. At least KSU is in the Big 12 and outside of never wanting Mizzou to win I usually root for the Big 12. UNI's win was a fluke although they played a great game. Evidently fluke happens.

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Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 5 months ago

Fair enough, Mel. Just don't act like KU fans never do any of that stuff...I remember when KU Football was coming up (Remember when KU was a doormat in football?), there were incidents of students tearing down the goal posts and throwing them into Potter's Puddle.

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jonas_opines 4 years, 5 months ago

You left out a vital part of that post, Ricky.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 5 months ago

ricky, i remember when both KU and KSU were doormats in the football category. this was in the late 80s, i was a student at KU, and they both sucked butt. and i remember KSU coming to lawrence for a game and spray painting the big jayhawk on campus.

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Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 5 months ago

Look, even if you watched 15 guys spray paint the Jayhawk, it doesn't mean that all KSU fans are jackasses and vandals.

I got robbed by an African American once...is it fair for me to say that they're all thieves? We both know the answer to that...

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 5 months ago

oh god, ricky, PLEASE don't go there!! not in this forum-- that is gas to the fire! (and an unnecessary comparison for a light topic like sports)

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Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 5 months ago

Whatever, I'm done. Go K-State.

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bad_dog 4 years, 5 months ago

LarryNaive, didn't you know the perpetrators were from Topeka/KC?

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jonas_opines 4 years, 5 months ago

"by all means, Jonas"

you know, the part where I acknowledged that these things go both ways? Oversight, perhaps, but it renders your chastisement rather redundant.

Go Bears

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fiercesomeus 4 years, 5 months ago

And when K-State loses it is going to reach who? Who cares

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fiercesomeus 4 years, 5 months ago

Remember Jayhawk fans we will get all the bad talk about the team and ribbing about our team loosing but people only do that to the teams that are the best, whenever you see any of the other teams lose(k-state not capitalized on purpose) no one really gives a shyt so they dont get the comments that we get.

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fiercesomeus 4 years, 5 months ago

BIG 12 REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS 6 YEARS IN A ROW BIG 12 TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS BEAT KANSAS STATE 3 TIMES IN ONE YEAR K-STATE LOST AT HOME AGAINST IOWA ST LAST REGULAR SEASON GAME (SENIOR NIGHT)

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gccs14r 4 years, 5 months ago

OMG, Ceallach, that's funny.

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John Reher 4 years, 5 months ago

K-State fans in OKC were cheering for UNI big time. I'll be cheering for their opponents big time too.

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bkreed1960 4 years, 5 months ago

jbiegs, 63 of the 65 teams will say the same thing I did about wanting the team that beat them to win or pretty close to it by thinking that thought. It was an amazing year until Saturday night. Unfortunately, 49 teams are going to be watching from the comfort of their home with 12 more teams joining them after this weekend. These things happen and at least I have the KU 2008, 1988, and 1952 National Championships to keep me going forever and a day as well as all those Final Fours and 2,003 overall victories, etc. Enjoy your team's run through the tournament because you never know when it could end. It could be as soon as Thursday night or not. That's why this tournament is so fun because the Cinderellas as well as all the other teams can dream BIG.

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mjhawk75 4 years, 5 months ago

I would like to say that I would root for the other school in the state except for when I saw K-State fans rooting against KU in OKC and the K-State band cheering against KU...I just don't think they deserve my support! I think the ultimate match up to see who really had it in them would have been the KU and K-State Final Four, but things don't always pan out. I'll be a Jayhawk forever no matter what happens.

Side note...I think its funny that many people said they would never root for Missouri what does that say about those fans??

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Hop2It 4 years, 5 months ago

"Side note...I think its funny that many people said they would never root for Missouri what does that say about those fans??"

Perhpas because no one from Manhattan has even burned down Lawrence.
And is still proud of proud of it.

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anon1958 4 years, 5 months ago

Hop2It (anonymous) says…

"Side note...I think its funny that many people said they would never root for Missouri what does that say about those fans??"

Perhpas because no one from Manhattan has even burned down Lawrence. And is still proud of proud of it.


From your post, it is reasonable to infer that you believe that members of Quantrill's raiding party are still alive. And people wonder why I mock basketball fans?

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more_cowbell 4 years, 5 months ago

Syracuse. Jim Boeheim is a class act, he's been coaching there forever, and I wouldn't mind seeing the Orange beat Duke or Kentucky in the final.

If not Syracuse, then Ohio State. Just not Duke or Kentucky...

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jbiegs 4 years, 5 months ago

Honeychild, do you work? I am just asking because you seem to post about every 3 minutes all day, every day.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 5 months ago

yeh, i work. i am at work right now! lol

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jbiegs 4 years, 5 months ago

K.......S.......U............Wildcats!!!!!

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Ceallach 4 years, 5 months ago

Side note...I think its funny that many people said they would never root for Missouri what does that say about those fans??


Can't speak for the others, but for me, a person has to draw the line somewhere, I draw it at the Kansas Missouri line. Except for the zoo. . the stadiums . . .restaurants . . .music venues . . .shopping opportunities . . . . .

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grammaddy 4 years, 5 months ago

I'm still upset about our loss and prolly will be until next season. I can't wait to checkout the new recruits and see what the red shirts have in store for us. I say K-State would bring the money home to the Big 12 but if NIU wins it(slim chance I know), we can say we only get beat by the best. At this point, I'm just enjoying the pressure-free games.

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Linda Aikins 4 years, 5 months ago

I will cheer for them just like they cheered for us in OKC.

At least for a change they will be bringing money to the big 12 instead of taking all of it the rest of us win.

But cheer for them? I was going to as a loyal Kansan but they are such poor nasty sports that I doubt I do. Sad isn't it.

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CLARKKENT 4 years, 5 months ago

I GUESS WE DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT NORTHERN IOWA,

OR KU.

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Linda Aikins 4 years, 5 months ago

go Butt-ler! Bury Kans-ass State!

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gogoplata 4 years, 5 months ago

Was that the KState that KU beat 3 times last saturday night?

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