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Episode 98 – Season Recap plus JOSH JACKSON

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The guys get together (finally) to recap the 2015-16 KU basketball season, with a few laughs, a few tears, and some #dickmoves. They also talk quite a bit about Josh Effin’ Jackson, preview next year’s roster, and throw out a few transfer targets to keep an eye on as Self attempts to fill the 2016-17 roster. They also give some of their favorite moments of the 2015-16 year and try to provide a little perspective on the tournament now that some time has passed.

Also, Kevin learns that the Spring Football Game already happened. Sigh.

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More podcast episodes to come — yes, even in the “offseason.”

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Episode 82 – Ma’am I’m Hunter Mickelson

Posted on: December 22nd, 2015 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The guys get together right before Christmas to talk about KU Christmas Carols, Big 12 upsets, KU Volleyball, the rotation, and Joel Embiid’s preferred drinks. There is also the unveiling of the smash hit, “Ma’am, I’m Hunter Mickelson” which of course is the spin-off Hunter-y version of “Bitch, I’m Frank Mason.” I apologize in advance.

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Episode 76 – Season Recap, Recruiting, NBA Draft, Look to Next Year

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by jayhawktalk No Comments

Sorry for the hiatus, but you can understand that we just didn’t feel like talking about KU basketball for a brief time while we were in recovery from the NCAA tournament. We have had time to recover. And we have had time to reflect. And now we are bringing you guys a new podcast talking season recap, awards, recruiting, NBA draft, World University Games, and a look toward the 2015-16 season. We also talk Game of Thrones, Perry’s swag camp, and well, Kesha lyrics.

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Episode 69 – Let’s Keep Winning!

Posted on: February 1st, 2015 by jayhawktalk No Comments

Episode 69, you guys. How about that. In this episode, the guys get together on Super Bowl Sunday to deliver their own prop bets for the big game — not that big game — the Big Monday game against Iowa State. They also recap the week, look forward to the next week, talk about some Big 12 stuff, and close with their own Super Bowl predictions…about Katy Perry’s hair.

Come on in, grab a beer, and enjoy a little “big game” edition of the Jayhawk Talk Podcast.

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Episode 67 – The Big 12 is hard

Posted on: January 18th, 2015 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The guys get together to talk about the OSU and ISU games this week, including their concerns with some of the decisions made in these games, be they crappy technical foul calls or decision to sit certain players. There’s revelry at the end regarding our dear friend, Kareem Rush’s budding R&B career. He’s no Redhead.

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Episode 56 – NBA Draft, Interview with Fox Sports’ Reid Forgrave, Football Track, Nonsense

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The guys are back for another edition of the Jayhawk Talk Podcast, this time talking extensively about the upcoming NBA Draft and where our boys in blue will end up on the next level. We are joined by Fox Sports’ Reid Forgrave who is covering the NBA Draft for Fox Sports and Fox Sports 1. We also talk KU Football and the impending removal of the track around Memorial Stadium as well as a play-by-play account of Fake Jeff Withey’s wedding this weekend.

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Photo: Fox Sports

Photo: Joel Embiid’s Twitter

Episode 55 – Self Talk, Graham, Svi, White, NBA Draft

Posted on: June 8th, 2014 by jayhawktalk No Comments

In this episode, the guys get together to talk a little Sviatoslav (with some pronunciation help), Graham, AW3, NBA Draft, and more. Plus, Kevin talks about hanging with Coach Self last weekend and the nuggets that came from that. So come on in, grab a beer, and enjoy yourself a little Jayhawk Talk Podcast.

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Episode 53 – NCAA Tourney Preview (Part 2 of 2)

Posted on: March 18th, 2014 by jayhawktalk No Comments

In Part 2 of the Jayhawk Talk NCAA Tourney Preview Podcast, the guys dive a little deeper into the competition, giving you a full scouting report on the St. Louis pod teams, including Eastern Kentucky (KU’s first opponent), and potential opponents New Mexico and Stanford (should KU win Friday). Short interviews are also conducted with three media members representing each team, giving you a great inside view of the competition. So come on in, grab a beer, and listen to a little Jayhawk Talk Podcast — postseason edition!

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Is this KU’s year?

Posted on: March 17th, 2014 by jayhawktalk No Comments

Editor’s Note: I began writing the “Is this KU’s year” post in March 2008. Ever since then, I have authored a similar piece in hope that it works the same way it worked in 2008. Find the original post on my old CJ Online Hawkzone page here if you’d like to reminisce. 

It seems just about every March you hear someone around these parts say that this could be “KU’s year.” You might even hear some reasoning behind this assertion. In any given year, it might go something like this…

They just have a complete team. They are battle tested. They have all the intangibles. There are no holes on this squad. They have tournament guards. This is the seniors’ last chance. They’re focused on the prize.

Blah blah blah blah blah.

No matter what Andy Katz or Jay Bilas or Seth Davis or your co-worker at the water jug will tell you, this tournament is not decided by a measure of those kinds of htings. If it were, KU would have more than three national championship banners hanging in the rafters of Allen Fieldhouse, and, most likely, ’88 would not be among them.

Instead, this tournament is decided by players making plays. It is decided by hunger, sweat, intensity, drive, and guts. Upsets happen this time of year because a team’s will can often overcome a team’s talent. Your school may not have five McDonald’s All-Americans but it can still box out, out-hustle, and out-prepare another group of 18-22 year-olds. Coaches and players like to think that these are the factors that can control in a tournament, and it’s true. If a team embodies these qualities and has the talent to compete, it can dance for a long time.

But then there are those things a coach and team cannot control, but most still overcome to reach a championship. First, there is the bracket and venue. The term “neutral floor” is thrown around so often in college basketball without any real basis. Playing UCLA in its back yard for a chance to go to the Final Four might come to mind. Perhaps playing a Championship game in Kemper Arena also rings a bell. Then there is luck. KU would much rather see Dayton or Western Michigan in Memphis than Syracuse or Ohio State. A Final Four matchup against Saint Joe’s sure beats one against Michigan State, no matter how much America is behind the underdog.

But that’s the great part about this tournament. There are so many unknowns, and there is always room for a Cinderella to make a miracle run. KU knows all too well, both on the giving and receiving ends. The unknowns make CBS executives pony up billions to keep it on their network. The unknowns make the office bracket pools so damn fun. The unknowns give those #10-#16 seeds a reason to ask the “what if?” question.

Can you blame them?

This has been an interesting year in college basketball. A team projected to go 40-0 by many of its fans finds itself on the #8 seed line. Two of Vegas’ three favorites are #4 seeds. Wichita State is a #1 seed for crying out loud. The madness is looming, and your bracket is already wrong.

So back to the original assertion. Is it KU’s year?

I don’t know. But I do know that the Jayhawks will have the best player (or players) on the court in nearly every game. I know the Jayhawks have the talent to beat any team in the field on any given night. And what’s more, it won’t require perfection to do so. It will simply require Kansas controlling those factors it can control and playing its own game.

Just six games of playing well and controlling what it can control. KU does that, and anything can happen.

I guess we’re about to find out.

 

Episode 51 – Big 12 Tournament Preview, Big 12 Awards, March Madness

Posted on: March 10th, 2014 by jayhawktalk No Comments

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The guys get together to talk some POSTSEASON HOOPS! That’s right. It’s tournament time, and regardless of what happened in Morgantown this week, our spirits aren’t down. How can they be? It’s beautiful outside, KU is the #1 seed in the Big 12 Tourney, and the Madness is upon us!

We talk a little WVU recap, give out our own version of the All-Big 12 Awards, and preview the Big 12 Tournament with our good friend, Brian Hanni. We predict the games, give you some stories of the tournament, and look ahead to March Madness.

So come on in, grab a beer, and enjoy yourself a little POSTSEASON Jayhawk Talk Podcast. Rock Chalk!

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