Let The Games Begin

I don’t need to go into detail regarding my love for the NCAA Tourney again. Um yeah HELLO, I’m a Jayhawk. But, for the love of Christo, please don’t let my boys screw it all up in the first round. Again. For the third time.

In the meantime, I’ll just revel in our sweet overtime win against that annoying ugly orange team yesterday.

Congrats to the Big 12 Tournament Champions (again) and the #1 seed – West Division.

Beak ’em Hawks!


photo by Jeff and Laura Jacobsen

  1. JennH

    March 12, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    My husband is also a HUGE Jayhawk fan and almost offed himself last year when they blew it in the first round. He has them going all the way again this year so I will be sitting on the edge of my seat with you.

    I LOVE MARCH MADNESS!!!!!!!! The time between now and Thursday is tor·tur·ous. Let the games begin already!

    Jenn – I KNOW!! I’m filling out my bracket right now…I can’t WAIT UNTIL THURSDAY!!

  2. SAJ

    March 12, 2007 at 3:44 pm


    Coming from the girl who stopped by and wanted to “hang out” during THE SUPER BOWL. Ahem.

  3. brooke

    March 12, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    just think how crazy it gets out here in kansas. those jayhawks better do well or everyone i know is going to be a bad mood! rock chalk jayhawk!

    I know! I miss living in Lawrence and Kansas City SO much during this month.

  4. Sadie

    March 12, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    Word. I am in a new, smaller office this year and this morning I asked a guy, “so, do we do a brackets pool here?” and he looked at me blankly. I almost cried, and then I silently printed out my lone set and wondered who I could gamble with. But alas! At the end of the day a guy from another department came around with brackets printouts and told me the pool was $5 each. Suh-weet! I think my enthusiasm frightened him.

    We could SO be friends.

  5. Heather B.

    March 12, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    Awwwwww yeah. Who doesn’t love a little bracketology???

    The question is, how many will you fill out? I stick to my guns with one.

  6. stephanie

    March 12, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    Please just tell me we’re not playing some no-name school that starts with a B, because that seems to be death to the ‘hawks. And can I just say I’m not a fan of the #1 seed? That seems to never do us any favors. Fingers crossed and braced for a good tourney…might have to dig out the old KU flag and fly it proudly for a little while!

    I was just thinking about buying a flag. I did, however, wear my Kansas hat on my cardiac hill walk this morning.

  7. Jenifer

    March 12, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    I’m happy that your team made it in to the madness. Neither one of my schools could get their crap together and decided not to play basketball season. And, a rival to BOTH of my universities is #1, stupid Gators. I hope you get trampled by the Jayhawks!

    Well, Kansas already beat Florida once this year. Plus, Florida barely squeaked by with that #1 seed. I predict they will be eliminated before the Elite Eight. Whoah, do I think I work for ESPN or something?

  8. Jamie

    March 12, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    I’m just happy Illinois squeezed in. What with Bill Self’s move to Kansas, we’re just happy dance at the big game, ain’t we?

    Oh wait…we were in the final game recently. Hmm. I take that midwestern UIUC alumni modesty back and I say instead, “GO ILLINI! Beat anyone you possibly can while still retaining at least a couple of the players Coach Self recruited during his short stay in Champaign-Urbana!”


    Give me Roy back any day.

  9. JennH

    March 13, 2007 at 3:06 am

    Only one bracket? Wow, you’re strong. I have 3. But I do stick with the “one and done” rule for fantasy football.

    I’ll be in front of my TV with a highlighter, laptop, brackets, and a pint of Guinness come Friday with one very excitable Jayhawks fan by my side…eeek! Can’t wait!

    Stephanie – Kansas has Texas A&M Corpus Christi in the first round, a #16 seed. Hopefully it’s better luck???

  10. Kimmer

    March 13, 2007 at 5:12 am

    Give you *Roy* back anyday? Who ARE you?

    It is going to be a beautiful tournament. I just know it.

    Speaking of Jayhawk wear…this week it is all about the “Kiss me, I’m a Jayhawk” shirt. I say if it gets us past the first round, then I will NOT take it off. that’s right.

    I know, I know. Bill can sometimes give me the heebies. And it might have to do with the fact that I am in love with Roy (sans his ugly ties). Do you remember when he would jog around campus with such a cute smile on his face?

  11. Marianne

    March 13, 2007 at 5:14 am

    De-lurking just to say Go Gators! Love your blog, you’re too funny and you have the cutest baby ever…but I can’t say I agree with your opinions re: the tournament. Barely squeaked by??? When-oh-when will Florida get the respect they deserve (this goes for football too)??? I too love the tournament and all the talk that goes with it. Good luck with your brackets!

  12. Kimmer

    March 13, 2007 at 6:41 am

    KU already beat Florida, are we going to have to do it again?

    I used to love Roy, too. Until he abandoned us. He made the choice, not I. So, now I have to hate.

  13. little miss mel

    March 13, 2007 at 7:49 am

    Did you sign up for the online pickem yet?
    I want to see your skillz first hand. ;)

    I do the Online Pick’em with the extended fam for cashola. I would put an entry in yours, but I’m superstitious like that…only one entry per year.

  14. Jenifer

    March 13, 2007 at 8:36 am

    I love your response to my post. You made my sucky stupid WW weigh in day (it wasn’t good). I had my boyfriend pick Kansas for the win on his bracket! Stuuuupid Gators.


  15. AJ

    March 13, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Oh whoorl, I love you even more now! I had no idea you were a Kansas gal. I’m an Arkie myself, but hubby is a Kansan and die-hard Jayhawk fan. He was at the games this weekend and me and my 2 year old had to do the Rock Chalk chant without him. To be fair, he also knows how to call the Hogs, but this weekend was all about the Hawks! They will NOT lose the first game this year. Not possible. Not gonna happen. Must think good thoughts!

    Totally random and gross, but have you ever thought Bill Self looks a little bit like a penis head? I like the guy and all, but can’t ever seem to get that thought out of my head.