raby627 (Tom Wilson)


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KU’s Elijah Johnson grows into Jayhawks’ clear leader

A great defense will win Super Bowls for NFL teams. Good consistent pitching will win a World Series for MLB teams. Guard play wins NCAA tournaments. Of course, each of these sports rely on teamwork. My point is to magnify the importance of key roles in each sport as they apply to championships. Every player can have a not so good game. When Elijah is hot, he is hot. When he does not have the mojo going for game, rather than continuing to shoot miss after miss, he would be better off finding a team mate who is hot. In those games, coach needs to help identify who has the hot hand and who does not. When Elijah is the target of negative criticism this year, it is usually in games where he has gone 3 for 13 or 6 for 24. Elijah and the coach need to put the ball in someone else's hands for that game; accept the guy is cold (that day) and move on. I get more frustrated with coach Self in these situations than I do with Elijah. I wish him all the best in the upcoming tournaments; cold or hot...if the fans can recognize it the coaching staff and player should be able to as well!

March 13, 2013 at 1:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rockets, Kings swap Aldrich, Robinson; Morris twins reunited in Phoenix

Happy for T-Rob. Tough to root for the Kings with Demarcus Cousins on the roster. He has to feel good about the move.

February 21, 2013 at 8:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Notebook: Bill Self fired up during big win; Rio Adams 'frustrated'

As far as I know, coach Self tells all of his high school recruiting candidates that that should expect to work hard (for him) should they decide to attend KU. While the recruits hear it, they believe they can continue doing what made them a success in high school. When they arrive at KU, they find out coach was and is serious. All of a sudden he is evil for not giving them minutes, minutes they surely would have had going somewhere else. Even Mario Chalmers admitted he did not get along with coach his freshman year; no doubt for the same reasons mentioned above. When will Rio Adams decide he has had enough of "dream world" and get serious about working for his future? Very few people I know of have never had a decision point like this regardless of chosen profession.

February 21, 2013 at 12:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Notebook: KU moves up in polls; Bob Huggins disappointed in lack of 'hoopla' for game

Anyone know why they are called "free throws"? If we were to pay the refs a small fee, making them no longer "free", do you think we would improve on this ridiculous 53% success rate? We won't go very far in the tournament unless this changes!

January 29, 2013 at 8:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: KU not perfect but still deserving of No. 1 spot

Lately, being #1 is a curse. Logically, KU was successful in doing something where MU failed; that would be beating Ohio State in Columbus. That factoid in itself should be enough to edge MU out of #1, at least for now.

January 26, 2013 at 9:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: It's time to embrace this team's ugly way of winning

So the Jayhawks were in a "shooting slump". I was in a different kind of slump near the end of the game. Quite frankly, I simply cannot afford the alcohol it is taking to get me to the end of these games! Is it possible to have a "run-away" game every once in a while? A "romp" at KSU would be nice. If I was given the opportunity to choose only one game that the Jayhawks would win all year, regardless of who was on the schedule, it would be beating Texas in Austin. But why so close?????

January 19, 2013 at 8:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill Self recalls last Richmond game

Yes, I remember. This is for personal reasons (i.e., anti-University of Texas and anti-Richmond); too serious to post the reasons.

December 18, 2012 at 8:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill Self recalls last Richmond game

My 3 favorite teams, since 1995, are KU, whoever is playing the University of Texas and whoever is playing the Richmond Spiders. Here is another perfect matching. Pulling for a route!

December 18, 2012 at 7:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Iowa Western C.C. O-Lineman Mike Smithburg picks KU football

Sure would like to see more quality recruits out of high school. Juco recruits are ok for the short term (2 years), but you are forced to double your recruiting efforts with an imbalance of two-year players. Several of the juco players are excited about helping to build KU's football program. Hopefully, their focus will be on their abilities to play AND pull from their network of players currently in high school.

December 13, 2012 at 1:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Players welcome Charlie Weis’ idea of discipline

Unfortunately, after one player complains about the coach being "too hard" on them, Weiss will follow Mangino with the same fate.

December 10, 2011 at 3:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )