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Episode 135 – KU Grab Bag, Watgino, The Blockchain, and More

Posted on: July 23rd, 2018 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The Guys are back to talk about all things KU. 10 grab bag topics are discussed, including Vick’s return, Who starts at PG next year, KU-FBI nonsense, KU Football stuff, and much more. Come on in, grab a beer, and have a listen to the good ol’ Jayhawk Talk Podcast.

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Episode 134 – Two Lawyers Talk FBI-KU

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

The guys are back and some shit has gone down since we last chatted. KU did the Final Four thing, and then the FBI thing happened too. We decided we should probably talk about at least one of those things. This isn’t the “Season Recap” episode, because we have gotten the sense that people want to hear FBI takes first. So this is our podcast full of FBI takes.

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Episode 133 – Final Four Preview

Posted on: March 29th, 2018 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The guys are back for a RECORD THIRD TIME IN ONE WEEK to talk about KU’s matchup on Saturday against Villanova in the FINAL FOUR. They briefly touch on the other side of the bracket but focus on keys to the game, talk about the lead-up to the game, discuss ways to prepare yourself for victory and the importance of superstitions.

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Episode 131 – FINAL FOUR BABY

Posted on: March 26th, 2018 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The guys are back to talk about KU’s EPIC run to the Final Four, including beating Duke and ending Grayson Allen’s college career and making Coach K super sad and making all of us SUPER HAPPY. This is a total reaction podcast mere hours after the nets were cut down, so not a lot of structure, just a lot of EFF YEAH. Another pod will be coming later this week with more substance previewing the Final Four, but for now, come join us as we reflect on this awesome run and on this great season (SO FAR).

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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!