Hearne: While Star Sleeps, KU’s Bill Self Speaks; Eff Off MU – See Ya, Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya

Good thing I’m up late working on my Platte County Landmark column…

Because in what may go down as the local scoop of the century (it’s early), KU Basketball coach Bill Self laid some major league pipe to his arch rival Missouri Tigers.

If MU bolts to the SEC, forget about playing KU in the regular season, Self told the Lawrence Journal World.

"If the Tigers do decide to bolt for the SEC, however, they will do so aware there’s the chance they’ll never play KU in hoops in the regular season again," the Journal World report begins.

“ ‘To me it’s a great rivalry, one of the best in college basketball without question, but I don’t think I would be interested in having a once a year game like I did when I was at Illinois, playing Missouri,’ ” Self told the Journal-World Tuesday night.

"He was speaking after learning Missouri’s Board of Curators announced it has delegated power to MU chancellor Brady Deaton to explore options for future conference affiliation," the Journal World reports.

" ‘I could probably change my mind (but) trust me, we would have no trouble finding another nonleague game to play. I love the rivalry (uninterrupted since 1907 with KU leading 171-94). Playing home and home in the league is great and all those things … (but) I can’t imagine, why would we continue playing?

“ ‘If they choose to be somewhere other than with us and with the other schools that they’ve been a part of and could jeopardize the future of the other schools … I’m not going to make a commitment now that we’d ever play again. I’m not saying we won’t. I’m certainly not going to pretend that we would.’ ”

In other words KU is laying it on the line; if MU bolts for the bright lights of the SEC they can kiss KU goodbye.

Prior to Self’s shout out to Mizzou, the working media assumption was that KU-MU football and basketball games would be relegated to pre season / non conference affairs. Assumptions Self blew out of the water with his powerful statements to the Journal World.

"Self grew animated when it was suggested the media would likely ask for a continuation of the series with perhaps a once-a-year meeting between the Border War combatants in Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo," the Journal World continued.

“ ‘I’m not saying it would be bad or won’t be bad (playing once on neutral court). I will say this … the media is not going to dictate who we play. I’ll dictate who we play as long as I’m coaching here,’ Self said. ‘I have no ill will toward Missouri at all, but to do something at a time that could be so damaging and hurtful to a group, I can’t see us just taking it and forgetting. I think that would be something that’d be talked about with our administration and we’d make a decision that’s best for our place. They are making a decision that’s best for theirs. We’ll make a decision on a schedule that’s best for us.

“ ‘I am not going to schedule Missouri just to schedule Missouri. I’m going to schedule what’s best for us, period. That’s how it’s going to be.’ ”

Finally someone in the Big 12 packing a pair and willing to lay it down in the harshest possible terms.

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21 Responses to Hearne: While Star Sleeps, KU’s Bill Self Speaks; Eff Off MU – See Ya, Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya

  1. smartman says:

    Self New Dick Tater
    Stop the presses Homer Pyle! Bill Self just solved the problem. Somebody get MU on the phone. Holy Hee Haw Batman, no more KU/MU hoops? Forget that whole SEC better conference, more stability, more money, not having to kiss Texas ass thingy. Thanks Bill! So much fucking clarity has been brought to the table with that threat. Why in the hell didn’t anybody else simplify it the way you did? CAUSE IT DOESN’T MATTER ASS-MUNCH! THAT’S WHY! You need MU more than they need you dickface! Shut the fuck up and go recruit some more one and done thug-life ballers to lay some Jungle Love pipe to the white bitches and their moms from The OP.

    You really wanna make a statement Bill? Don’t fly out of KCI anymore! That’ll show ’em! Don’t talk to any media outlets based in Missouri either! Refuse to play ANY games at Sprint Center!

    That’s right. Show ’em who’s the BOSS! It ain’t Tony Danza is it? Uh uh, Dollar Bill Self is the new Mac Daddy Daddy Mac n’ Cheese Leroy Brown in these parts.

  2. chuck says:

    Fuck Texas
    They are teh Lloyd Blankfiens of the Big 12.

  3. Cliffy says:

    Very funny, Bill. Feel better now? Here’s the deal. If you don’t want to play Mizzou it’s no skin off our ass. But if your goal was to impress lightweights like Hearne … mission accomplished!!

  4. bschloz says:

    Occupy The Sprint Center
    Change is in the air.
    It’s all a big circus anyway. See The Ohio State ..The U
    Big Money will dictate if we see KU V MU not Coach Self. Sounds like All-Star Wrestling interview.

  5. Bill Self says:

    no ill will
    Man, those grapes sure are sour!

  6. Robertoe says:

    ha!
    Hey Bill, You might not need Mizzou buy you need a viable conference. Your recruiting will wither without it so I see why you are bitter. Enjoy the big4! Recruits will be all over TV rights and exposure in Western iowa, rural Okla & Western Kansas! You might want to call Illinois back and see if they’re gonna have any openings!

  7. harley says:

    hey bill….work on your hoodlum team…stfu
    when does a hick coach get to dictate rules. His programs may be strong now…but they’re getting
    weaker. how s the dance squad doing///knwo what we mean.
    Hoepfully you don’t fall into the “marty shottenheimer” hole…
    so don’t come into missouri…the old coach died and someone pissed on his bench. Get over
    it bill…if missouri leaves it makes your program a big fat zero when okalhoma…okie state…texas
    and tech bolt…because once texas bolts its all over.
    Have fun playing in manhattan….that bustling town of nob odys.
    Good luck finding a new conference that doesnt make you fly 5 hours to play a weekday game..
    Had lots of respect for you bill…now go back to your hole…and not the one everyone knows about.
    Outside of lawrence…kc and topeka and dodge city and wichita noone gi es a shit about ku basketball..
    enjoy yourself.

  8. harley says:

    ..STFU …YOUR IGNORANCE IS SHOWING
    here’s what the guy said….
    “we won’t have a game….but don’t hold me to it …
    i’m not saying its bad…but i’m not saying it won’t be b ad
    I’m saying we could play someone else…but don’t hold me to that…
    it might not be helpful to the group….
    WHAT THE F*CK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT. TELL US …WILL YOUR GAYHAWKS WANT TO TAKE
    ANOTHER BEATING THIS YEAR AND FOR THE NEXT DECADE AT ARROWHEAD?
    WHY EMBARRAS YOUR UNIVERSITY THAT PAYS YOU MILLIONS…YOU SOUND STUPID.
    IF YOU DON’T WANT TO PLAY MU SAY SO…DON’T HIM AND HAW…IT’S NO SWEAT OF THE
    TIGERS BACK…
    GOOD LUCK…MAYBE THERE’S A PLACE FOR YOU ON THE EAST COAST….HOW THE GIRLS?

  9. HARLEY says:

    SMARTMAN…YOU HAVE A WAY WITH WORDS
    if i was grading your comment…its an A+++++++++++++++….the words just roll like a glazes tongue on hot pu$$y

  10. Hearne Christopher says:

    Flatterer!

  11. smartman says:

    @harley
    Thanks Harley! I’m gonna print that out and blow it up at Kinkos, get it matted and framed!

  12. Vic Throxton says:

    No Dance Buddy for KU
    Sorry KU that no one wants you and seriously on a national level your BBall team is not as big a deal as you think it is. Bill you need MU more than they need you. Hope you make the second weekend in March….

  13. Merle Tagladucci says:

    Man there are a lot of delusional Missouri fans running their mouths in here. Playing KU was the peak of your season every year and you know it. Have fun getting fired up to play Alabama.

  14. bschloz says:

    EXCLUSIVE:
    SEC Coaches React to Latest Missouri Developments
    http://tinyurl.com/3tuj7pm

  15. Jim says:

    True dat, Merle
    MU fans have been delusional for a LONG time. The way they view their football and basketball programs borders on insanity. They all claim they don’t give a shit about basketball, so the fact they have been KU’s bitch for eternity doesn’t matter to them. What a bunch of shit. Those are the 2 biggest games of your entire basketball season! When it comes to football, MU wants to proclaim their DOMINANCE over KU. What football records do you want to look at fellas? Overall? Big 6? Big 8? Big 12? Take your pick. You’ll find that the series, far all practical purposes, is a tie! The difference between the two programs is that KU has enough basketball conference and national championships to fill a giant trophy case. MU? Nada. Zip. Ziltch. Bubkiss. That, you delusion pussy cats, is reality. Better to be great in one or the other major sports than to be an “as-ran” in BOTH.

  16. EMAW says:

    Can’t wait for Saturday!
    The Cats are going to trounce the Tigers and the fans are going to make that stadium a nightmare for them! Good riddance.

  17. xxMillerTimexx says:

    Question for KU/KSU fans
    I am not a college sports fan so I just want to know. Why is MU leaving such a big deal? You obviously hate them, this seems like it would be a good thing for you. So I honestly want to know, what gives?

  18. Shooter says:

    FUCK YOU MIZZOU CRYBABIES!!!!
    FUCK YOU BIG12 TRAITORS!!!! DIE POND SCUM!!

    Why are you giving Bill Self shit for FINALLY saying to
    these wishy washy, gonnastay/gonnago pussy ass schools!!!
    THEY NEED TO STFU…. NEED TO SAY LETS BE A CONFERENCE,
    ENOUGH WITH THE CONFERENCE JUMPING TALK ALREADY…

    Why would anyone give him shit for wanting a stable conference.

    This is not to mention,,, LMAO!!!! MU in the SEC??.. yeah…ok….
    you go down there and when do you think will be the next time you win anything?

  19. harley says:

    why leave…pretty simple
    we’ve had it with the simple minded…losers…
    we want to move up in the world…we want a new adventure…we want to be associated with
    winners.
    Will we win any football games…or basketball games…sure we will.
    Will we win any championships? Any division titles….who knows…
    its time to bolt and leave the minions behind…adios brothers…see ya later..
    and good luck…hope you land in the miaa….
    yeehaaa….
    yes…we’re the only ones with guts. Ku and state sit around singing kumbaya and we’re moving
    up…..see ya.

  20. Cya says:

    bu-bye
    yeah? well dont let the door hit you in the ass you classless losers.

    Mix shit with ice cream and all you get is more shit.
    The SEC and Big 10 may be ice cream, but mu is shit, always has been.

    Take your paige arena and your players calling coaches’s wives from jail and players getting busted for seliing weed and cotton balls planyted on campus KKK racism and all your other periodic/regular mu issues/troubles and take em with you…… dont let the door hit you in your flabby fat asses.

  21. Rainbow Man says:

    My Theory
    I think MU wants to go to the SEC because of basketball. They know they are going to get absolutely obliterated in Football… But they could win the conference in hoops. Remember… before Pinkel…. not that long ago…. no one cared about MU football…. and I bet Pinkel will bail within a year if they go SEC.

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