Congratulations Memphis - NCAA BB Championship

What an exciting basketball game we had last night. It became somewhat strange towards the end.

Heading down the stretch and only minutes to go, Memphis was up 9 points. The fans of Memphis started calling the game over, "we win" they deliriously cheered. Demands were being made that Kansas just quit. After-all, with Memphis in the lead late in the contest, what could go wrong? They would not stumble and KU surely was not going to go on a scoring streak this late. Kansas could not even appeal to the independent Super-Refs in hopes to go into overtime and win the darn thing. Defying all logic and making it worse, two Kansas players (who did nothing wrong) were not being allowed to compete because Memphis thought it would hurt their chances at a championship. Kansas fans knew it would call into account the legitimacy of a Memphis win should these players be banned from the contest. Unfortunately, they succeeded in blocking all efforts to allow these players in the contest. This sure left a sour taste with all the supporters of Kansas basketball. Some might decide to not even shake hands at the end.

After giving all thoughts and considerations to the requests of Memphis and their fans (especially the ones on the blogs) and for the good of the game, KU coach Bill Self shockingly decided to capitulate to the demands of his adversary and just walked away from the contest, leaving Memphis the NCAA Champions. As Jon Stewart rightly claimed, the best way for Memphis to win was in fact have Kansas stop competing.

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Re: Congratulations Memphis - NCAA BB Championship

As a Jayhawk fan and a Hillary supporter, I thank you for this post.

by Misty Mountain Maggie 2008-04-08 07:30AM | 0 recs
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the results are up -http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/4/8/1 0548/41515/75/492163

by CardBoard 2008-04-08 07:35AM | 0 recs
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Oh, yeah? The Jayhawks were only winning if you count "points", and they were ahead by less than a few percent! Give me a break. I don't call that "winning".

On another note, this will go down as the year that the Peggy in Accountings of the world had a winning bracket.

by ragekage 2008-04-08 07:39AM | 0 recs
Re: Congratulations Memphis - NCAA BB Championship

I thought she moved to accounts receivable?

by kasjogren 2008-04-08 11:09AM | 0 recs
Re: Congratulations Memphis - NCAA BB Championship

You must be suffering from Rock Chalk fever, amigo.

How 'bout them Jayhawks?

by johnnygunn 2008-04-08 07:40AM | 0 recs
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How about those Jayhawks?!?  Next year UK will go all the way!

by kydem 2008-04-08 07:43AM | 0 recs
Re: Congratulations Memphis - NCAA BB Championship

Defying all logic and making it worse, two Kansas players (who did nothing wrong) were not being allowed to compete because Memphis thought it would hurt their chances at a championship.

Actually, they weren't stopped from playing by Memphis, but rather by the NCAA rules committee because they broke the rules.  

This happens to players all the time.

Also, to make the analogy complete, Memphis should have gotten 2 points for every 3-pointer Kansas hit down the stretch, because of proportional allocation.

by bawbie 2008-04-08 07:47AM | 0 recs
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This is a far more apt analogy for sure.

The 2 players were not allowed to play because they were found to have been academically ineligible due to having taken a major test in a non sanctioned environment.

by Darknesse 2008-04-08 08:59AM | 0 recs
Defying logic.

Ah the irony.

by RLMcCauley 2008-04-08 07:57AM | 0 recs
Re: Congratulations Memphis - NCAA BB Championship

Great!  

by Thaddeus 2008-04-08 09:26AM | 0 recs

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