Take Tuesday’s Lawrence Journal World, festooned with not one, but two giant front page pics of coveted KU freshman Andrew Wiggins. Talk about giddy, the entire town has gone ga-ga over a high school kid from Canada who’s all but guaranteed to be a one and done wonder.
“Wiggins era of KU basketball begins,” shouts the headline referencing last night’s meaningless game against lowly Pittsburg State.
Question: Since when does a freshman playing maybe five months tops of college basketball qualify as an era?
But leave us not let those whine and cheese Jayhawk fans off the hook too easily, says PR All-Star and MU fan Will Gregory.
Not with five more (count ’em) football games left to play for this year’s 2-7 team.
“On October 10, 2009 – four years ago today – the Kansas Jayhawks rallied from a 30-27 deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat the Iowa State Cyclones 41-36 in what remains to this day their last victory over a current member of the Big 12,” Gregory advised.
And while KU fans were delighted by Missouri’s loss to South Carolina at home Saturday, they’ve little room to gloat, sports scribe Craig Glazer adds.
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again,” sports scribe Glazer says. “They don’t have any room to talk. They have an ugly, embarrassing football program. So they may be loving Missouri’s loss, but they’re big losers, too…in an even bigger way.”