Originally Posted by teedubya
God, I love KU basketball. It brings us KU brethren so much joy. Even when we lose in the tourney... it's ok... we have a great, fun ride every year. I feel blessed to be a Jayhawk.
It's just nice to actually root for a team that has success in some way or another in a town that has their choice of the Royals or Chiefs...and I just don't care about SKC or what they bring to the table.
I mean up until 2007-08, while living w/ STL Cardinals fans when they're winning WS and going deep into playoff runs, I thought I'd never see any of my favorite teams win anything. I was too young to remember 1985 not to mention I wasn't even living in KC at the time, I was living in Peoria IL, and again, too young to remember the 85 Bears, but my dad remembers, he went to many games that season. Certainly not old enough to remember the Chiefs SB's in the 60's and 1970. And I was living in KC during Jordan's Bulls so I didn't feel that hometown/state connection like I would have if I stayed in Peoria, even though he was my favorite player, it just didnt feel like it was "my team" I've been to a couple of Bulls games when he played, but I didn't grow up going to those games like I did the Royals and Chiefs.
Then Mario Chalmers hit that 3 pointer. I knew they'd win the game when that happened and sure enough they did. After all of the letdowns from the Roy Williams era, having one of the best teams in college history (1996-97) only to fudge their pants in the tourney....after being Bucknelled and Bradley'd and McNamara raining 3's and KU's inability to hit a FT in the title game against Syracuse.
God damn that was a fantastic feeling when Chalmers nailed that 3. Too bad I didn't get to feel the love w/ hundreds of other people in the bar....I was in a bar in Columbia, MO at the time.