Friday, March 23, 2007

Kansas' Fate: In the Hands of Zebras

This will be a rare quick post. I just wanted to go on record as saying that Kansas' Final Four and title hopes rest squarely in the hands of the three officials. Who these men are appears to be a state secret, as I can't find the information anywhere on the World Wide Web (please get on that, Al Gore). But whoever it is, they control the outcome of the game. That is because UCLA plays a simple style of basketball: absolutely foul as much as the refs will allow. Southern Illinois employs the same strategy and were able to play like a squad full of hockey goons on Thursday night. If the SEC crew from that game is back on Saturday, the Jayhawks are probably done. You see, when a skilled team is allowed to move and cut and shoot and, you know, PLAY basketball, they usually prevail. But when the hacks they are playing against get away with damn near assault and battery on the court, then all bets are off. I don't even really like Kansas that much, but I'm sick and tired of seeing lesser teams prevail just because they turn the game into a rugby match. So we should probably all be hoping that we get some decent refs for tomorrow's game. At least, that's what Kansas should be hoping.

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