Rock Chalk

I live in an area where people could care less about collegiate sports, which is a tad frustrating for a die hard like me. Why, just over the past couple of days, several people have asked if some sort of “basketball tournament thingy” was going on.

Seriously, people? YOU KILL ME.

Whatever. People have different interests, hobbies, blahdeedah.

However, if you aren’t even remotely enthused by this unbelievable last-second shot (which led to overtime), well, you just don’t have a soul.

Congratulations to my alma mater, the University of Kansas, winners of the 2008 NCAA Basketball Championship.

(Mario, call me.)

Wait! I hear you grumbling…some of you STILL don’t care. Fine. Try to deny this cuteness.

Beak ’em Hawks! from whoorl on Vimeo.

Beak ’em Hawks! ROCK CHALK.

  1. Emily

    April 8, 2008 at 7:49 am

    Rock Chalk Jayhawk KU!!! What an amazing game. Mario deserves a crown. Oooh, and a bunch of women fanning him and feeding him grapes! No? Too much?

  2. sarah

    April 8, 2008 at 8:05 am

    i’ve been waiting all tourney for your commentary. i thought maybe you had forgotten….

    that last shot makes me crazy.

  3. Heather Cook

    April 8, 2008 at 8:07 am

    My jaw is still on the floor from Witos video! He is awesome!

  4. Annie

    April 8, 2008 at 8:18 am

    I’m afraid that I’m one of those clueless souls who doesn’t really follow sports.

    Except. EXCEPT!

    I watched this game. And it was incredible. And I was all alone in my living room, thinking, “Holy bajeebiz, why am I so excited right now? Why is this SO EXCITING??!?”


  5. Marin

    April 8, 2008 at 8:30 am

    There’s nothing like an end-of-game comeback. Did you see that Boise State-Oklahoma (I think it was Oklahoma) football game a few years ago? I nearly hyperventilated from the excitement.

  6. a madhouse wife

    April 8, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Rock Chalk Jayhawk! Or as my kid says, “Rock Hawk Jayhawk!” I must say though, that was THE LAST game I will watch with my husband EVER. He yelled at the TV and me the. entire. time. It was awful. Someone would launch a three and he’d yell “Stupid!” and then “swish” and he’d yell “You got lucky!” Drove. me. batty.

    Very happy day for the great state of Kansas.

  7. Sadie

    April 8, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Well if it makes you feel better, I TOTALLY thought of you right away when the Jayhawks won last night…since I remembered your Kansas fervor from last year’s tourney and then they effed my brackets all to hell. But I imagined you must be elated, and since I didn’t have a horse in that race (my brackets were FUBAR’ed in the semi-finals this year), I was happy for you.

    And I can’t stop calling Mario Chalmers “SuperNintendo Chalmers,” because that’s what Ralphie on The Simpsons calls the school superintendent.

  8. little miss mel

    April 8, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Well done KU!!

    Nice job WIto! Now, if he can just say Texas Sucks, that would be great.

  9. am'ti b

    April 8, 2008 at 9:01 am

    i sent that pic w/o having read this and w/o knowing ku was the ncaa champs. go big 12-we rock!

  10. Angela

    April 8, 2008 at 9:02 am

    I must admit, being a Mizzou alumna, I was never really much of a Kansas fan. But Wito? He’s turning me around.

  11. Susan

    April 8, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Rock Chalk!!!!

  12. Pam

    April 8, 2008 at 9:14 am

    We were rooting for Kansas, great outcome!

    (My team didn’t even make the tourney after falling flat on its face in mid-Jan following a 14-1 start to the season. I’m slightly bitter.)

  13. kat

    April 8, 2008 at 9:37 am

    talk about a game. it was awesome.

    tongiht’s game should be great as well for the women. collegiate sports are the BEST.

  14. Kiki

    April 8, 2008 at 9:40 am

    The whole time I was watching, all I kept thinking was- Whoorl is dying right now! Dying! I had UNC beating UCLA for the final- boy was I off.

  15. foodcoma

    April 8, 2008 at 9:46 am

    As a former Bruin, I congratulate you and your Jayhawks! That last 3 pointer before going into OT was really something else.