Wilt Chamberlain

Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Wilt Chamberlain - 09/14/19 09:38 AM

This post should put me at the Wilt Chamberlain post ranking. l made my first post on 01/18/08. I posted very little, simply enjoying the many posts by others. I did think it would be neat to have Wilt's name as a part of my Display Name, but figured I'd never reach it. I only made one post in 2014 and had less than 300 at that point. Then in 2015 I shifted gears and started posting a lot more and finally hit the Max Falkenstien level. That was great as I've always enjoyed listening to Max when he announced the games and then was the color man. I knew to reach the Wilt level, I'd have to double the total amount of my posts. Figured that would be a long way down the road, if I ever made it.

Part of why I'm excited to reach this level is that I consider Wilt to be the greatest basketball player ever and among the greatest athletics ever. He would have been a top notch decathlonist, which is an excellent measure of a great athletic. I think there's a very good reason why the Ali fight never happened. Wilt knocked Clyde Lovellette out with a one foot punch. Wilt had very long arms. Not sure Ali could have handled him and might have been embarrassed. We'll never know.

Nice to reach the milestone after such a great football victory last night. But KU basketball is of greater interest and so it is fitting to post this on the basketball board.
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/14/19 09:42 AM

It must not happen automatically. I have 10 pages of 99 posts each equaling 990 posts, plus 10 on page 11 making it 1,000. This one should be 1,001.
Posted by: JimWest

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/14/19 10:34 AM

ITT: ancient ruralite seeks validation of his e-peen
Posted by: KU7679

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/14/19 01:14 PM

Congratulations on wasting a lot of time.
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/14/19 01:45 PM

The ancient western Kansas plowbilly tends to ramble on...like a western Kansas tumbleweed....
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/14/19 02:47 PM

John Denver Lyrics
"Tumbling Tumbleweeds"

(Drifting along with a tumbling tumbleweeds)
See them tumbling down pledging their love to the ground
Lonely but free I'll be found drifting along with a tumbling tumbleweeds
Cares of the past are behind nowhere to go but I'll find
Just where the trail will wind drifitng along with a tumbling tumbleweeds
I know when night has gone that a new world's born at dawn
I'll keep rolling along deep in my heart is a song
Here on the range I belong drifting along with a tumbling tumbleweeds
(I'm a roving cowboy riding all day long tumbleweeds around me sing their lonely song)
Nights underneath the prairie moon I'll ride along and sing a tune
I'll keep rolling along deep in my heart is a song
Here on the range I belong drifting along with a tumbling tumbleweeds
(Drifting along with a tumbling tumbleweeds)
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/14/19 06:24 PM

I like Festus from Gunsmoke rendition better...
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/14/19 09:47 PM

It's been a long time since I've seen Festus.
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/14/19 09:55 PM

Ken Curtis to you sucka....Sons of the Pioneers wrote the real one not John Denver...
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/14/19 11:27 PM

The only basic difference in the lyrics is Denver added the last four lines. The song was actually written by Bob Nolan in 1930.
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/15/19 09:52 AM

Does anybody really care...hey how's about more facts about Wilt.... really...no not really.
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/15/19 12:54 PM

He, He. Yes, I could share a ton about Wilt, but I get it, you don't want a 50,000 word accounting. I will say that I believe he is the most under rated, under appreciated basketball player ever by the modern pundits. He did such great feats that many today won't even believe them. He was one of a kind.
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/15/19 01:02 PM

Some say he was kind of an asssshole...but yes he was under appreciated. I always thought he was too good to come back to AFH all those years until he finally did for the 50th anniversary game of AFH . In actuality it was because he was embarrassed he couldn't get us the 57 title...
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/15/19 07:05 PM

Yes, he felt that the KU fans blamed him for that, which wasn't the case. He was overwhelmed at the reception he received.
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/17/19 08:59 AM

Originally Posted By: KU7679
Congratulations on wasting a lot of time.

Taking the time to make a post is no more of a waste of time than reading one.
Posted by: KUCO_VOC

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/22/19 08:20 AM

Congrats to me on still posting & reading this crap.
Posted by: KUCO_VOC

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/22/19 08:23 AM

1952's posting name should be Les Schwab.
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/22/19 10:41 AM

Well if it only concerned KU sports maybe...doubt if he knows all sports that well...
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/22/19 06:44 PM

I'll be the first to admit that there's a lot about sports that I don't know. But I have and do have a wide interest across the years. I played in several sports from the 7th grade through high school, being a four year Letterman in track and three years in football. I've enjoyed auto racing. I was listening to the '55 Indianapolis 500 when two time winner and leader of the '55 race, Bill Vukovich's car went air borne on the 2nd turn and he was killed. I've also enjoyed jalopy racing, rodeos, was a NY Giant baseball and football fan from 1954 through many years, Willie Mays was my baseball hero, remember the football Giants stopping the Bears at the one foot line for four plays in a row, have always loved track and field, have followed the Olympics for many years, was watching on TV when the USA hockey team upset the Russians in the 1980 Olympics. I've soured some on pro sports in recent years as many owners and players are all too greedy, am quite interested in the Chiefs once again with Mahomes leading. I could say a lot more, but I'm far beyond just a KU fan concerning sports, though they are at the top of my list.
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/22/19 08:31 PM

Lol 7 man football??? And a fast 100 yd dash in your neck of the woods was probably 16 seconds. Most frustrating was having to get the basketball out of the peach basketball in dem rip roaring 21-18 barnburners...
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/22/19 10:19 PM

Always 11 man. My senior year we were ranked # 1 in our class in the state until we lost to # 2 by one point. We had some from our school win at state in track. Our basketball team even went to state. I may be old, but come on, peach baskets! crazy
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/22/19 10:43 PM

But there was just 2 teams in your Class 1A football back then...leather helmets???? That might explain a lot.
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/22/19 11:09 PM

Back then it was Class B which would translated to Class 2A today. No, there were at least three teams in the state. We were too tough to wear helmets.
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/23/19 08:35 AM

Hence making it easier to explain your ranting diatribes...back to Wilt and his 30000 women's...
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/23/19 10:53 AM

Ha! I walked into that with my helmet comment. grin As much as I admired Wilt's on court ability and achievements, I greatly disliked his off court braggadocio talk and behavior towards women.
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 09/23/19 12:19 PM

I figured that out mathematically once...when he claimed he been with that many women he was about 45 years old. That means he had to average diking 3 women a day since age 15...lol...he da man
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/27/19 11:43 PM

Finally recognized as reaching the Wilt Chamberlian level. Had to exceed 1,100 posts to do it. crazy
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/28/19 12:12 AM

Ya still not at Original AFH Gangsta level like myself.... that's true elite status...
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/28/19 11:43 AM

I'll leave the "Original AFH Gangsta level" to you to enjoy. I'm quite happy with the "Wilt Chamberlain level."
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/28/19 12:20 PM

I was Wilt status before you....but you used to be able to change that area to whatever you want...so I am a Gangsta hence the name ..I put em in body bags and zip em up...lol
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/28/19 05:37 PM

LOL!!!
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/28/19 06:16 PM

Ya want to be zipped up yo....KY will be zipped up first... you will die later from a Metamucil overdose...or Miralax...done [censored] yourself to death...KY will die from a meth overdose straining his bum ticker too much....
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/28/19 07:30 PM

Spect I'll probably outlive you.
Posted by: JimWest

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/28/19 08:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Jayhawk1952
Spect


That's one hell of a typo. What is this supposed to say?
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/28/19 09:18 PM

Ruralite speak...c'mon slickest...
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/28/19 09:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Jayhawk1952
Spect I'll probably outlive you.


Well I reckon so.... doubtful your 80 something and I am young 60s..and really do you want to live that much longer in the hayseed Western Kansas hinderlands... good Gawd why man....why....guess you already know what hell will be like living out there...ahhh snap my tickerrrr....uggghh..
Posted by: JimWest

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/28/19 09:25 PM

Originally Posted By: PHOGUSHER
Ruralite speak...c'mon slickest...


I should have known.
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/28/19 09:58 PM

Yes you should have....
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/28/19 11:02 PM

So we now have language police on this thread. "Spect" is a colloquialism for expect or, possibly, suspect. Spect city slickers ain't got the smarts to figger such out.
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/28/19 11:40 PM

Yeah that's it...hey I knew what you meant. Your easy to understand...now back to Wilt...he was very tall. Heard he was good at track and field. Wonder why if he did compete on KUs track team....
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 12:09 AM

I knew you understood, it was for that other poster that I posted.

Yes, Wilt was on the track and field team. Wilt participated in the high jump, triple jump and the shot put for the Jayhawks. He did quite well in those events. He was also a good runner and could have competed in the sprints and well as the distance runs. He was fast and had great endurance. His dream was to compete in the decathlon, but as a professional basketball player, the rules prohibited him from doing so. I believe that he would have done quite well in the decathlon. Wilt was extremely strong. He once got upset at two of his Globe Trotter teammates, each who weighted over 200 pounds, and grabbed them by their collars. With his arms straight out, he lifted both of them up off of the ground. Another time Clyde Lovellette was bugging him in a NBA game. Clyde even put up his duke's as if he was going to punch Wilt. Wilt, with his fist only 12 inches from Clyde's face, gave him a punch that knocked him out. He was a, "One of a kind!"
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 08:29 AM

Ok I'll admit you are more than old enough to remember all of that...but the accuracy is questionable. Doubt if he knocked Clyde out just playing around...I will check the cold hard facts and get back with you.
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 08:37 AM

Ok it happened but not like you stated...Clyde hit Wilt with an elbow during an NBA playoff game between the Warriors and the Celtics . Apparently the distance of the knockout punch was even less than 12 inches. Loveyye was known as a dirty NBA players... guess he had it coming...
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 09:28 AM

Your response made me do some checking myself. My memory isn't all that bad, maybe 2 inches off. My reference is the book, "Wilt, Larger Than Life" by Robert Cherry, the biography of Wilt that is considered by many as the best one you can read. On Page 108, Cherry refers to and quotes Norm Drucker, a NBA and ABA ref for 27 years. Drucker recalls that Wilt was not one to retaliate. Many players would do about anything to physically hinder Wilt, but he says, that Wilt refused to retaliate back. He also considered Wilt as being the greatest player ever. This comes from one who observed Wilt and many other players often as he reffed the games.

But the incident(s) we referred to, are two different ones. Clyde threw his elbow at Wilt in a 1960 game. It was a really hard blow and it puffed up Wilt's face like a balloon. Wilt did not retaliate and played the next night even though his coach didn't think he ought too.

It was during the 1963-1964 finals that the incident of knocking Clyde out happened. Here are Drucker's words, "Clyde Lovellette, who was Russell's backup, came in and was pushing Wilt around. Suddenly, they both turned to each other, and Wilt said, 'Cut it out,' or words to that effect. With that, Clyde put his hands up in a fighting pose. I think Wilt thought Clyde was going to throw a punch, so Wilt hit him right on the jaw. Clyde crumpled to the floor. George Lee, a substitute on the bench, shouted, 'Clyde, take the full count. Don't get up.'"

"Tom Meschery, Wilt's teammate, also remembered the fight: 'I can tell you, the punch didn't travel more than 10 inches. Clyde fell like a bull in a bullfight.'" That's where I'm off a couple of inches.

This attests both to Wilt's gentleness as well as to his strength. Guess you want to push a gentle person only so far. Clyde learned that the hard way!
Posted by: JimWest

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 10:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Jayhawk1952
So we now have language police on this thread. "Spect" is a colloquialism for expect or, possibly, suspect. Spect city slickers ain't got the smarts to figger such out.


Sorry, you don't get to be your own lexicographer. We have language standards for a reason.
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 10:38 AM

I guess you don't recognize sarcasm when you see it.
Posted by: JimWest

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 10:41 AM

Originally Posted By: Jayhawk1952
I guess you don't recognize sarcasm when you see it.


You weren't being sarcastic. You are clearly trying to defend your own failures as an English speaker. Now that you've been called out for your intellectual deficiencies, you are resorting to the tired, "oh I was just kidding" line. It's unfortunate that you never attempted to better yourself throughout your supposedly long, yet pointless, life.
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 11:44 AM

Hard to reason with the unreasonable. Unless you can lay claim to a doctorate, I'll match my education with yours at any time.
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 05:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Jayhawk1952
Your response made me do some checking myself. My memory isn't all that bad, maybe 2 inches off. My reference is the book, "Wilt, Larger Than Life" by Robert Cherry, the biography of Wilt that is considered by many as the best one you can read. On Page 108, Cherry refers to and quotes Norm Drucker, a NBA and ABA ref for 27 years. Drucker recalls that Wilt was not one to retaliate. Many players would do about anything to physically hinder Wilt, but he says, that Wilt refused to retaliate back. He also considered Wilt as being the greatest player ever. This comes from one who observed Wilt and many other players often as he reffed the games.

But the incident(s) we referred to, are two different ones. Clyde threw his elbow at Wilt in a 1960 game. It was a really hard blow and it puffed up Wilt's face like a balloon. Wilt did not retaliate and played the next night even though his coach didn't think he ought too.

It was during the 1963-1964 finals that the incident of knocking Clyde out happened. Here are Drucker's words, "Clyde Lovellette, who was Russell's backup, came in and was pushing Wilt around. Suddenly, they both turned to each other, and Wilt said, 'Cut it out,' or words to that effect. With that, Clyde put his hands up in a fighting pose. I think Wilt thought Clyde was going to throw a punch, so Wilt hit him right on the jaw. Clyde crumpled to the floor. George Lee, a substitute on the bench, shouted, 'Clyde, take the full count. Don't get up.'"

"Tom Meschery, Wilt's teammate, also remembered the fight: 'I can tell you, the punch didn't travel more than 10 inches. Clyde fell like a bull in a bullfight.'" That's where I'm off a couple of inches.

This attests both to Wilt's gentleness as well as to his strength. Guess you want to push a gentle person only so far. Clyde learned that the hard way!


Well you been telling your old lady 6 inches is 8 inches most of your married life....so I do understand your confusion. Not that you have had any real sex in the last 15 years...no enemas don't count...
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 05:09 PM

Another thing...Clyde lived much longer than the Big Zipper....87 vs what 47....that skank poontang was his demise....but what a way to go out....yeah babeeee..yeah.n
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 05:16 PM

Talk about changing the subject when you're wrong!
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 05:39 PM

Wrong about wut...ok 5 1/2 inches...lol... that keep the old girl going...varooommm...
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 05:41 PM

Oh by the way... Jimbo has got you beat with wit and intellect. He escaped the Kansas hinderlands...you didn't...you must be well travelled to grasp what is really going on with the world...
Posted by: Jayhawk1952

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 07:42 PM

I won't say that I'm well traveled, but I have been in three different continents, four different countries other than the USA and 38 of our states.
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 08:46 PM

Alabama and Arkiesaw don't count as other countries... neither does Brasky and Ioweee....just busting your chops errr dentures 52.... you are a decent individual for a plowbilly...
Posted by: JimWest

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 09:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Jayhawk1952
Hard to reason with the unreasonable. Unless you can lay claim to a doctorate, I'll match my education with yours at any time.


lol

Typical ruralite, equating education with intelligence. I said nothing about education.
Posted by: JimWest

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 09:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Jayhawk1952
I won't say that I'm well traveled, but I have been in three different continents, four different countries other than the USA and 38 of our states.


Spending 3 days in a place doesn't count. You've probably never lived anywhere but your barn.
Posted by: PHOGUSHER

Re: Wilt Chamberlain - 10/29/19 11:46 PM

Lol...you two need to get a room....leave the old plowboy alone Jimbo....he can't comprehend your lifestyle whatever it may be...