What’s the Matter With Kansas Sports Writing?
April 1, 2008 at 9:00 am | Posted in Jackie Manuel, Lates Links | 8 Comments
Tags: crocodile thrashing, lame hype, living in the present
Rick Plumee writes an article that offends my journalistic sensibilities. You might guess (correctly) that would be nearly impossible:
Anger has festered among fans who felt jilted by Williams, even though he took the Jayhawks to four Final Fours, two national title games, won nine conference titles and carved out a 418-101 record in 15 seasons.
OK, I’d be angry if I lived in Kansas too. The problem here is that Plumee references the ‘anger’ a few more times, but does not get one quote from an angry supporter. This is both lazy and intellectually dishonest. I suppose it just does not make a great story to write that most KU supporters have actually moved on. A.J Carr also fails to back up his ‘way too easy’ article.
Scott Fowler profiles Tyler:
With Hansbrough, you never know. He goes his own way. With pedicured feet, a brain that can spew out bits of Swahili and a body that thrashes like a crocodile, he’s an odd mix.
He doesn’t care how it looks, only if it works. And boy, is it ever working.
Adam Lucas has mail. I watched the Georgetown game last Friday and at no point did I think back to last year’s Elite 8 on Saturday night. I had a lot of beer though. Doomsday? Tar Heel Fan has news and notes. Plenty of time to get the beers in on Saturday. Dook sucks according to Taylor King. Some good Kansas/KU sites:
Cash Cup previews. Canuck ketchup? Hurricanes are ready for the biggest game of the season. Harry Pooholes. Happy April Fool Day.