This is the one big week in our one and only "entertainment district," according to Mayoral candidate Mike Burke.
He said as much on Nick Wright’s show on 610 Sports.
Hmmm, guess that means Westport, the Plaza, Martini Corner and Waldo are closing down.
I’ll tell you this, if I’m KU, I’d like to, well, not play.
There’s nothing in this tournament for KU. Nothing good. They can only get someone hurt or lose an early game to jeopardize their No 1 spot in the NCAA Tournament. Maybe in cases like KU’s they should be allowed to forfeit because it can only hurt them. They have nothing to prove and whatever they will eventually may prove will come in the Big One, the Dance, March Madness.
Yes, I know, they can get even with K-State or Texas – big wow – who cares?
The nation only cares about one thing, who is in the Final Four and who wins it. Kansas has a good shot to make the Final Four. They’re number two in the nation behind only Ohio State. They have two losses and so does Ohio State, everyone else has at least four (ranked teams that matter).
If you looked at the bracket (the likely one in the KC Star) yesterday, KU looks like it has a fairly easy path to the Final Four. The only team that looks dangerous to them is Purdue.
Lets face it, KU has three NBA guys in that kinda starting line-up. Both Morris brothers and Thomas Robinson. Robinson will lead KU next year. He’s very "Dwayne Wade-ish," big, strong and tough – especially under the hoop.
If KU’s stopped, we all know what the reason will be; average point guard play and just above average defense.
Coach Bill Self must figure out how to fix this. Clearly you’d like Josh Selby to be hot, but he isn’t. The other guards are kinda just good, not great. And we all know that guard play usually decides the Big Dance. KU has three bigs that are tremendous, the Morris twins and Robinson.
In fact, the Morris twins are the best 3-point big men I think KU has ever had.
The dark horse for the tournament, the big one, is clearly K-State.
it’s just tough to go the distance on the back of one player. Texas has faded, the rest of the Big 12 are not so great. MU and Texas A&M don’t look very strong. The bubble teams are just that, Colorado and Nebraska, won’t go far if they get in.
Well at least KC makes some dough on the Big 12.
God knows the Power and Light District needs it. And everyone will enjoy Sprint Center. What did Mike Burke call it – oh yeah – "one of the best in the nation."
Mike, you need to get out more. It’s very average compared to about 20 others across the nation.
However it should be a good time. Enjoy.