OTC: Favre Magic Fades / K-State Needs Two Wins This Week

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48 Responses to OTC: Favre Magic Fades / K-State Needs Two Wins This Week

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ptolemy? Ptolemy?!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just remember two of Favre’s “last passes” came in OT of conference championship games. If he retires, he’ll still retire as one of the top-five current QB’s in the NFL…

  3. Anonymous says:

    “Women who want to be one of the guys, are about as attractive as guys who want to be one of the girls.”

    There’s a big exception to this rule: network TV sideline reporters. Pam Oliver, Erin Andrews, Suzy Kolber and the bunch can be one of this guy any day. You can honk on them for any number of deficiencies, but being pleasing to the eye is not one of them. (Typically, I’d consider this line of thought chauvinist sexism, but since the TV networks put them in those spots as eye candy — and they willingly benefit from their looks — it somehow seems appropriate.)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Mo…..you forgot to mention Holly Rowe. Or, did you??????

  5. Anonymous says:

    Yes. Is there something you need Gavin?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Reading too much into one game is one of the biggest mistakes a sports fan can make. It’s inexcusable that the sports media continues to do this on a regular basis. After the Texas game last week, all anyone would talk about was K-State and the various subplots in Manhattan. You would have thought they were shoo-ins for a 1 seed in March. Now, the sky is falling for Frank Martin’s crew. I don’t know why I would expect better from the media, but I do.

    By the way GH, I notice you didn’t have anything up on Cole Aldrich’s dad and his comments about Cole’s “injury.” Thoughts?


    GH: I, like I’m sure everyone else, thought it odd to read about Cole’s stress fracture from his dad’s quote in the Sunday paper. I am guessing it’s not a big deal if he’s playing on it. But those kind of injuries rarely improve w/o rest.

  7. Anonymous says:

    1. Martin looked tired saturday.. After a
    big win he probably was so worried about
    getting that raise. Now $40K seems great…
    especially since it will buy a house
    in the little apple.
    2. Favre…incredible game…i would love to
    see him come back for 1 more year…great
    year for Jared allen and Benny Sapp…2 former
    3. Hero: saints kicker…every dog has his day.
    4. “camel toed damsels”…for rick and gavin
    look that up on google…
    5. ear plugs…opposing teams used to wear
    them at arrowhead…now they don’t need
    6. Wishing: watching the games on tv i wonder
    when the chiefs or royals will ever play
    a playoff home game? It would be so
    cool to see them come back in 2010 and
    at least get a shot at winning something.
    7. Every time i think of the super bowl
    i think of Bush praising his buddy
    “brownie” for a good job. Showed us how
    full of bull politicians are and how little
    they care about the people.
    8. KU/MU: expect a blowout. KU nation is still
    reeling from the 41-39 beat down they got
    in 2009. So this will make them feel better
    about themselves in the minor sport of
    basketball. Basketball is such a small
    time game when comapred to football..its
    not even close. Football has all the things
    that sports fans want. KU 84 MU 70…

    9. Greg…the big head photos did not begin
    at KU. They started in NC state with fatheads.
    look at old photos you’ll see the big
    heads of basketball players. Also..
    FYI…remember that Lew Alcinder was
    considering MU to play bball at till he
    visited Brewer Fieldhouse and said no way!
    10. Remember…never shoot photos of anything
    you don’t want someone else to see…those
    photos can show up when you least expect them.
    11. Been to 2 mardi gras…if new orleans
    wins the super bowl it will be a mess. NOLA
    is a disgusting filthy town but add in
    about 500,000 drunken fools and you have
    one hell of party.
    12. Kudos to manning..probably the neatest
    smartest qb in nfl ever. Classy guy who
    makes the rest of his team look good.
    13. stop beating down on t5he female reporters..
    every blog you find one of them making a
    mistake. Leave the girls alone. They’re
    trying to get it right.

  8. Anonymous says:

    GH-You just noticed NU fans waving their hands after TDs the past few years? I don’t know how far back it goes, but it’s been more than “the past few years” since we were doing it when I was there in the early 90s.


    GH: The older I get, the more distance should be added to the term, “the last few years.”

  9. Anonymous says:

    Cats will be fine

  10. Anonymous says:

    greg…when the hell are you going to
    split off from losers hearne and tony and
    get a real 100% sports site so we don’thave to
    read their crap.
    Come on…you can get all of hearnes advertisers
    for your site if you mention them in your





  11. Anonymous says:

    One More Year
    In sports, everyone is a winner

  12. Anonymous says:

    No, I just wanted to make sure you’re alright.

    All your talk of Jayhawk fans’ suicide after K-State beats KU twice this year made me a little concerned. It’s obvious that you think suicide would be an expected, if not entirely reasonable, reaction to gagging during a game that a favored and ranked team should absolutely win and after K-State choked on one to Oklahoma State, at home, I got worried that you were going to take your own life. And no one wants that to happen. Remember, suicide is a permanent answer to a temporary problem. I promise not to kill myself when K-State beats KU twice this year but I need you to stay strong and not kill YOURSELF when K-State forgets how to act like a top-ten team (well, that’s not a problem you should have to worry about past this afternoon, is it?) and craps the bed against Oklahoma State.

  13. Anonymous says:

    In case you haven’t been watching Gavin, several top 10 teams lost this week — No.1 lost twice. My comment about UK2 fan suicides is valid because your fanbase is the most unknowledgeable and unrealistic in all of college basketball.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Given that your point is made by a guy who predicted suicides stemming from what would be charitably called an unlikely event (K-State beating KU twice), I’m forced to wonder whether you know the meaning of the word “unknowledgeable.” And given your prediction that K-State beats KU twice this season, I’m also not sure you know the meaning of “unrealistic.”

  15. Anonymous says:

    I love it when I get under people’s skin to the degree that they feel compelled to respond to me in separate columns.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Dude, I’m a human being. I witness suffering, I worry about the person suffering. You call it “getting under my skin” and I call it “having pity,” although I suppose you’re right. My feeling sorry for you and your sad, delusional fellow K-State fans is really bothering me. I just don’t want you committing suicide over something as trivial as K-State’s basketball team spending this past weekend doing an impression of a bunch of gagging dogs. Glad to see you’re still up and around, keeping that stiff upper lip and acting like you suddenly don’t care.

    Don’t cry out loud, Ptolemy. Just keep it inside and learn how to hide your feelings. Don’t cry out loud. And if you should fall, remember you almost had it all.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Tails beats the Vikings….NFL OT Blows.
    The fans and Players that get into OT
    should at least have the courtesy to touch
    the ball. Just sayin.

    Favre, Warner,– is this game so cruel that
    sane men don’t take away these guys helmets.
    Watching Farve was like watching some kind
    of Johnny Unitas documentary. What a dude,
    wonder if he goes to the same pharmicist as
    David Segui. Brett I suppose just 1 of those
    little white ones will be OK today.

    Is Troy Aikeman they best they can find?
    He couldn’t shine Maddens shoes.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I had a question for Greg or anyone who would like to answer.

    Doesn’t it seem silly now looking back at last summer when the Chiefs and a few in the media. tried to make Brian Waters out to be a jerk and a bad teammate now that he is up for NFL Man of the year?

    He does great work with children, but he’s also a jerk???

    Looking at a whole season of Scott Todd it might of been the dynamic blunders who were the jerks and not Waters.


    GH: I don’t remember Waters being labeled a “jerk” after Haley’s “22 guys off the street” comment was made known by Whitlock. I think some (me included) just wanted him to shut up and do the job he is paid $4.1 mill to do, not pout and whine to Whitlock. As for his NFL MOTY nomination, who cares? I want some playoff wins and if he can stay out of jail, that’s all the character I’m looking for in my Chiefs.

  19. Anonymous says:

    You realize fans all across the country stand, raise their hands and move to music as a group? They just don’t call it “waving the wheat.” Next you will tell us clapping is “KU’s thing” and people shouldn’t copy it.


    GH: Waving the wheat is what it’s called in the B12, where it is a Kansas thing.

  20. Anonymous says:

    We’re just fine Gavin. Don’t worry yourself. You see, we are a well-adjusted, knowledgeable, and realiztic fan-base. We don’t come completely unglued when our team loses a game, just like we don’t start making outrageous claims of elite status in the basketball world when our team wins an asterisked championship empowered with the play of ineligible athletes.

    You keep on keepin’-on though. We like the entertainment.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Chris Berman is old and played out. The pre-game show on NFL Network is way beyond anything ESPN could put together. And I cannot wait for Berman to call this years home-run-derby so he can say back back back back for every HR hit. Will Leitch who created Deadspin has a great book with a GREAT Berman story. “You’re with me leather.” Google that

  22. Anonymous says:

    Ptolemy, for a guy who has taken the fake name of a very real brilliant man, you sure do seem to have a thin vocabulary. For someone who holds himself up as the namesake of a poet, geographer, astronomer and mathmetician your understanding of the lingua franca of the United States is really bad. I refer to the following flaws in your usage of words I’d previously thought were commonly known:

    1) “Realistic” when used to describe the K-State fan base. Maybe the fan base is realistic, but if they are, you aren’t representative of it. Again, a season sweep of KU by K-State isn’t what people would define as “realistic.”

    2) “Completely unglued.” Sorry, but no one came completely unglued after the loss at Tennessee and that’s the only game we’ve lost this year. Sure, we wanted KU to win it, but who came completely unglued? meanwhile, you sit here posting barely understood gibberish about a team you haven’t beaten with any consistency since Jack Hartman was your coach.

    3) I think your understanding of the word “elite” is also wrong. You can’t help it. You’re poorly educated. But KU won a national championship two years ago (we’ll get to the “asterisk” comment in a sec.) and spent all but the last two weeks of this season ranked #1 and are currently ranked #2 in the country. That’s “elite,” Ptolemy. Not that I’d expect you to understand as your team is decades away from having been in the same ZIP code as elite. I think that the problem is that you are confusing #2 in the country with #2 in the Big XII North (Obviously, you also don’t understand that there is no “North” division in the Big XII when it comes to basketball.).

    4) “[a]sterisked championship empowered with the play of ineligible athletes.” I jut checked the NCAA website and there is no asterisk and no record of any player who was ineligible. I think the problem here is not that you aren’t very smart (although it is a concern I have for you). It’s that you are living in a fantasy land where KU was forced to vacate the 2008 NCAA chapionship becuase KU somehow used ineligible players. But wanting something so bad that you can taste it doesn’t necessarily make it so, Ptolemy. I know the real Ptolemy was also a famed astrologer and it wouldn’t surprise me to leanr that you are a fan of that “science” and hold the belief that wanting something that badly will make it true when the stars align, but in this case it just isn’t. Your hatred for KU has made you irrational, Ptolemy, and in your irrationality you have started accepting things as fact when they aren’t. You probably also think that K-State never had its starting quarterback value getting laid more than he valued his committment to his team so much that he broke curfew and sneaked out of his hotel to have illicit sex the night before he was to start a bowl game too.

    I understand, Ptolemy. You should get help for these neuroses of yours because they have led you to a psychotic break where up is down, down is sideways, black is purple and white is blue. I hope you get the help you need, Ptolemy, but even if you don’t it’s okay because the world needs homeless crazy people who stumble around bus stations muttering about how the officiating led to the Kennedy assassination or whatever other weird stuff there is floating around in your head.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Durrell Arthur, 20 points in the championship game, was – in truth – academically ineligible to compete in Div. 1A athletics.

    Proceed with the excuse wagon…

  24. Anonymous says:

    Re Zack Greinke and his wife and Haitian assistance…You might be more impressed if there hadn’t been a photographer and he wasn’t wearing a Royals jersey, but the sad fact is people who otherwise wouldn’t make donations themselves are compelled to because certain famous people do. What’s important is that he helped at all, not how he did it. Read Mellinger’s Ball Star blog entry on the Star’s website today for a good take on this:


  25. Anonymous says:

    Ptolemy is a fool
    The NCAA Clearinghouse allowed him to play – non-issue but a favorite of all the wanna be (we wanna be good too!)fans.

    KSU chocking on Saturday – so priceless – all the sudden all of the KSU fan’s who kept telling me how hey were going to beat KU twice have gone away. Next we will start hearing all about the upcoming football season.

    Your school is not as good in sports – it’s ok just accept the FACT and you will be at ease.

  26. Anonymous says:

    GAVIN AND PTOLEMY…STFU! take your mindless
    drivel to tweeter. Stop wasting good
    space on discussing both your problems.

  27. Anonymous says:


    I dont really want to continue because at this point we both know what the other is going to say and we will both refuse to be convinced by it. But I have a policy of not doing what JoJo demands, no matter how reasonable his demand might be (given, of course, that all of jojo’s bullshit must be judged in varying shades of ridiculousness). So, regrettably, I must soldier on.

    First, no, “in truth” Darrell Arthur was fully eligible. Now, we might be able to see eye-to-eye if you were to say that he shouldn’t ever have been eligible, but you didn’t say that, now did you? He was eligible and KU never used an ineligible player. There is no excuse necessary. KU is in the record books as winning the championship and no amount of whinging by K-State nation is going to change that.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick
    Couldn’t have been Sybil writing the last post as the words were spelled correctly and punctuation was used.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Ptolemy….you ought to just shut up. Gavin has sarcastically made a complete fool of you.

  30. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been to many a Mizzou game where we did that and its NEVER called waving the wheat. Its called the Missouri Waltz.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick
    Outside of Penn Valley CC, it’s called “Gimme your money, MF’er’.

  32. Anonymous says:

    But Arthur was, in fact, not in achievement of the appropriate academic requirements, so an asterisk is applicable to all to whom it matters in consideration. Sorry, but those ARE the facts.

  33. Anonymous says:

    “An asterisk is applicable” is a different statement than “there is an asterisk.” Sadly, you don’t get a say. The NCAA, which does have a say, hasn’t put an asterisk there at all. Sorry, but those ARE the facts.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Rainbow Man
    I am impressed with K State Fans– They are not throwing Martin under the bus yet… Must be saving it up for the day he bails with four recruits for some Ohio Valley school and leaving Currie explaining.

  35. Anonymous says:

    my biggest issue is the KC Star is cutting people left and right, but they send a reporter to New Orleans to cover the Saints-Vikings? seriously?
    AP story would be a lot cheaper and just as well read.

  36. Anonymous says:

    So are you saying, Gavin, that Arthur completed all his academic coursework successfully prior to playing for Kansas?

  37. Anonymous says:

    I’m saying he was eligible to play for KU and that there is no asterisk beside KU’s NCAA championship. Prove otherwise, Ptolemy. Show me an asterisk you didn’t draw in with a felt-tip pen. Show me a vacated banner or some kind of sanction from the NCAA. Anything at all.

  38. Anonymous says:

    OK so you are admitting that Arthur was not academically eligible. Thanks. I just needed that clarification.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Wow, Ptolemy, the depths of your inability to understand plain English are baffling. Did you emigrate here from someplace? Look at the last letter I posted. You will see that I said he was “eligible.” Maybe in Athens or wherever you were born (was the real Ptolemy an Athenian?) “eligible” and “ineligible” mean the same thing, but in reality they do not in the English language. So, again, no, I am saying he was eligible. You should totally demand your money back from Silo Tech because they let you graduate without any proficiency in English. What do they call it when a kid gets moved ahead in school despite not handling the academics? Social advancement or something? Is that what happened to you?

  40. Anonymous says:

    can;t say
    Rick someone has a crush on you. You ran him off the last blog but he’s talking about you this blog.

  41. Anonymous says:

    It’s ironic that the Ponderosa comment would come out and then we learn the last Cartwright Pernell Roberts, Adam Cartwright died.

  42. Anonymous says:

    Greg–Rachel Nichols probably gets a free pass since Diane Sawyer is her step mother-in-law. Rachel is married to (Holywood producer)Mike Nichols’son.
    And speaking of the Cartwrights–whatever hapend to Hop Sing?

  43. Anonymous says:

    He’s helping create the new karate kid? Greg good point on Zack “I hate being the center of attention” Greinke. I remember kids that had names for their privates but that was when you were like 11. Sean’s sound like the lady that decided to copy her a*s.

  44. Anonymous says:

    can’t say
    I have a name for my privates……Jojo

  45. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick
    After Ben died and Hoss moved to San Francisco, Little Joe gave the ranch to a traveling evangelist, so Hop Sing was out of a job. He ended up out in the middle of Kansas, working as the cook at a saloon. One afternoon, a cowboy came in, and after several hours of heavy drinking, he asked “There were any women in these parts?” The bartender replied that there wasn’t any women for 300 miles, but told the cowboy he could fuck Hop Sing for a hundred dollars.The cowboy replied
    “I ain’t into that shit”, but after a few more hours of drinking, he said “How much to fuck the old Chinaman?”, to which the bartender replied “A hundred dollars”. “I ain’t givin’ that Chinaman a hundred dollars”, and the bartender replied, “It ain’t for the Chinaman, it’s for me and my brother to hold him down. Hop Sing ain’t into that shit neither.”

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    the log
    I wonder if the zebras will give the superbowl to the saints like they did the nfc championship. Vikings were robbed, just for a feel good katrina story subplot in the superbowl.

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