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Episode 130 – SWEET 16 Edition

Posted on: March 19th, 2018 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The guys are back to celebrate KU’s first 2-0 record so far in the NCAA tournament. They recap the games from the weekend, talk about the big storylines on the tourney generally, and preview upcoming game(s). They also give Doke’s knee a pep talk, because it needs all the help it can get. Come on in, grab a beer, and enjoy yourself a little Jayhawk Talk Podcast — SWEET 16 EDITION!

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Episode 127 – KU got its swagger back

Posted on: February 21st, 2018 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The fellas are back after a brief hiatus to talk all things KU basketball and most importantly, KU basketball wins. Yes, WINS. The Jayhawks are winning games, and doing so with a little swagger. What has been missing? Hard to say, but we have a few ideas. We also talk about the Big 12 Race, preview the huge game in Lubbock this weekend, and talk some March Madness for the first time this year. Come for the KU talk, stay for the scorching takes about Mitch Lightfoot’s martini of choice.

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Fake Joe Dooley KU Basketball Drinking Game

Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by jayhawktalk No Comments

One of our favorite pastimes here at Jayhawk Talk is playing the Fake Joe Dooley Drinking Game or #DooleyDrinkingGame for those playing at home. It has been gone for six (6!?!) years, but it is back — as is the @FakeJoeDooley twitter account. If you want to re-live the old rules, they’re here. But now we have new ones for the new players. The rules seem complicated, but they’re not. Essentially, you draft a player and you are responsible for that player throughout the game. Then there’s some other rules that apply to everyone. One read through and you’ll figure it out. Also, @joshdutcher graciously put together printable (or shareable, this is 2018 after all) cheat sheets so you can easily play along at home with multiple people.

Those cheat sheets are HERE.

But the rules in just text form are as follows, courtesy of Fake Joe:


Before the game begins, you must conduct a player “draft.” You’re responsible for draft order. Drafters choose from one of the seven [sic] starters on the team: Devonté, Malik, Doke, Svi, Lagerald, Marcus, or #MartiniRoomMitch. If you have more than seven playing the game, you choose a starter that has already been chosen (two people may have the same starter). Don’t worry about the reserve players. They’ll come into play later on.


All of Section II is specific to your drafted starting player.

Scoring Rule:

  • Drink one (1) for every point your drafted player scores (E.g., You drafted Malik and he makes a layup – drink two; or, you drafted Svi and he makes a 3-pointer – drink three). Always remember that these drinks are not meant to be a burden. It’s a celebration. We just fucking scored.

 Superpower Rule:

Each starter has a freaking SUPERPOWER. This superpower is specific to only that player. When your drafted player uses his superpower in the course of the game, you give drinks out instead of take them. The individual superpowers are as follows:

  • Marcus: Every time Marcus makes a “hustle play” (e.g., takes a charge, attempts a charge, picks a pocket, flops, drops, dives, or scrambles), give out three (3) drinks to anyone in the room. Feel free to slap the floor with two hands before delivering.
  • Doke: Every time Doke dunks it, give out three (3). If he mean mugs after it, mean mug the person next to you and give them an extra drink. If he flexes, you have to also flex or your fellow competitors can make you finish your drink. (To be safe, just flex every time.).
  • Svi: Every time Svi attempts a 3-pointer, give out one (1) drink. If he makes the 3-pointer, give out three (3) drinks.
  • Malik: Every time Malik pulls up for a jumper, give out two (2) drinks. If he converts on that pull up, give out five (5) drinks.
  • Devonté: Every time he is dribbling and does that head-fake-try-to-get-foul-call thing, give two (2). If he gets the call, give four (4). Also as a super duper power, for every minute that Devonté sits on the bench, give two (2).
  • Lagerald: Every time Lagerald attempts a lob dunk, give three (3). If he converts, give four (4). And if it’s fucking awesome, give five (5) because dunks are awesome.
  • Martini Room Mitch: Every time Mitch attempts a charge, give five (5). If he succeeds, give fifteen (15).

Special Individual Player Rules: (Rare individual player rules)

These are rare instances that your drafted player may play a part in during the course of a game. Watch for these both for your player and other players in the room.

  • Technical Foul: Drink 10 if your drafted player gets a technical foul. Also punch your neighbor and give him or her 10 as well (don’t need to inflict real pain, but it’s your world). You may spread these 10 around the room if you’d prefer. If William gets a technical, everyone finish your drink.
  • Posterized: If your drafted player posterizes another team’s player, give out 5 drinks to the room. If you get up and re-enact the play, give out 15.
  • Career High: If your drafted player achieves a career high in points, you can give out drinks to the room up to that total (e.g., if Doke bests his career high by scoring 30 points, you can give out 30 drinks).

III. UNIVERSAL TEAM RULES: (Everyone in the room takes part in these)

These are meant to be community rules and are separate from the individual drafted player rules.

3-Point Rule:

  • Every time a Kansas three-point basket is made, everyone has to throw up the 3-goggles sign over your eye (hold up three fingers in the “a-ok” formation and putting the circle over your eye). The LAST player to do it has to drink 5.

Frustration Time-Out Rule:

  • If the other team calls a timeout in frustration after a big KU run or exciting play, find a partner and do a jumping back-bump. Or invent your own “back to the huddle” celebration and tweet it to @FakeJoeDooley and I will post it.

Pizza Commercial Rule:

  • If your television shows a pizza commercial, take one (1) drink and order another pizza. No pizza days off.

Kids Rule:

  • Because you guys are all old now and may have kids in the room, this rule is new and for you. If the camera shows Self yelling at a player, the first person to tell a kid about playing fundamental basketball gets to give five (5). (E.g., Come on Miles, you need to guard somebody! Parker, drink 5.)


  • The Silvio Rule: Silvio is a lot like Mario when he gets a star because he runs around all crazy.  When Silvio enters the game, everyone drink 4 because its about to get wild.
  • The Bench Holdback Rule:  Dunks are often very dangerous and cause people to freak out. If the bench players are shown holding out their arms to prevent the rest of the players from jumping on the court, stretch your arms out and prevent your neighbor from jumping into your TV and drink (2).  Send me your best holdback pictures.
  • If Martini Room Mitch does something funny for the camera, everyone toast to him “Martini Room!” And drink three (3).
  • If Conner’s brother, Clay something, the football guy, or one of the other walk-ons I can’t remember enters the game, drink five (5) because we actually put a team away.


Send @FakeJoeDooley pictures of your group playing this drinking game and use the hashtag #DooleyDrinkingGame. If it’s an especially good example of how the game is to be played, it will be retweeted. If your picture is retweeted, give out twenty (20) drinks courtesy of ME. You are fucking welcome.

Episode 126 – If You Cut This Podcast Open, a Jayhawk Will Fly Out

Posted on: February 8th, 2018 by jayhawktalk No Comments

After a terrible, horrific, scary loss to Oklahoma State at home, the Jayhawks bounced back with a solid, grind-it-out win against TCU. The fellas break it all down for you including the introduction of your favorite and mine, #MartiniRoomMitch into the starting line-up. Andrew and Kevin also preview the upcoming Big 12 schedule and do a deep dive into what comes out when you cut KU players open. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

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Episode 125 – Sandstorm Sadness

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The fellas are back to talk a little KSU/Sandstorm, recap the biggest stories from the past week, Poke-A-Doke theories and fixes, Big 12 and power ranks and a ton more. They also hit up some previews, talk about whether KU has it “wrapped up” in the Big 12, and finish up with some HEY BEEL!

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Rock Chalk.

Episode 124 – Back Where We Belong

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The fellas are back to talk about the 2-0 week, recapping both the WVU and Baylor games. They also talk about Billy Preston and the interesting media reaction to the news, along with Kevin’s twitter wars. They also talk about the BONKERS Big 12 and preview OU and A&M. They also try to hex Trae Young. Come on in, grab a beer, and enjoy a little Jayhawk Talk Podcast!

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As always, Rock Chalk!

Episode 123 – Bruce Weber’s Conspiracy Theories

Posted on: January 15th, 2018 by jayhawktalk No Comments

Andrew and Kevin are back to talk SILVIO DE SOUSA. While he didn’t have the best debut, one-half of the cavalry has arrived. No news on Billy Preston. The fellas discuss this past week’s games against Iowa State and K-State. They mostly just laugh at Bruce Weber like the rest of the Big 12. They also get you prepared for a big game against West Virginia in Morgantown, a game that will change everything.

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As always, rock chalk!

Episode 122 – The Rebuilding Episode

Posted on: January 9th, 2018 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The Kansas Jayhawks may not have “rebuilding years”, but Andrew and Kevin definitely have rebuilding episodes of the podcast. Kevin catches Andrew back up on everything he missed while he was in New Zealand. Andrew’s dog says hello to the listeners throughout. The fellas catch you up on the lows of the Texas Tech game and the highs of the TCU game and prepare you for home match-ups against Iowa State and K-State. We’ll be running the equivalent of podcast suicides until our next recording to make sure we’re back in podcast shape.

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As always, thanks for listening and Rock Chalk!

Episode 121 – Big 12 Preview with Brian Hanni

Posted on: December 28th, 2017 by jayhawktalk No Comments

Andrew is in New Zealand but that didn’t stop the Jayhawk Talk Podcast from getting its annual BIG 12 PREVIEW show out! Kevin is joined by Voice of the Jayhawks, Brian Hanni, to go through the Big 12 slate and preview each team, talking not only about the individual players but how the race will play out. There’s some De Sousa talk, some previews of upcoming games, and a whole bunch of Big 12 discussion. If you’re fired up for the league race, come on in and get it started with a little Jayhawk Talk Podcast.

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As always, thanks for listening and ROCK CHALK!

Episode 120 – Are we ok

Posted on: December 18th, 2017 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The fellas are back to talk some KU hoops after an up-and-down-but-mostly-down couple of weeks. They don’t really get into the ASU and Washington games because EFF THAT, but they talk about some general themes and storylines about the team and then give a little recap of the big Nebraska win on Saturday night. They also talk some Omaha and Stanford, do some Hey Beels, and spend way too much time in the rumor mill about Billy and Silvio. There’s also some SAM I AM and Floorburns talk. Come in, have a beer, and and enjoy a little Jayhawk Talk podcast.

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As always, ROCK CHALK!