‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’

Posted by: jensen

‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/17/11 04:34 PM

This year's motto....


But as he awaits the dawn of a season with so many questions and even more doubts, Self said he keeps remembering something Collins said during that unexpected 2008-09 season.

At one point a reporter asked Collins if he was as surprised as everyone else at what his team had done. The guard’s bemused answer still rings in his coach’s ear and will be the motto for this unsung group all year.

“I remember Sherron said, ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’’ Self said. “And I think our guys believe that. The pieces may change, but there is always that confidence there.’’
Posted by: faithful1

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/17/11 05:25 PM

Nice. There's no denying that confidence and your head being in the right place goes a long way.
Posted by: jensen

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/17/11 10:28 PM

Makes me sick that 500 people have seen this quote and 1 person took the time to respond.

This quote is what makes our program. It involves trust, hope, faith, and history.

Love this program.
Posted by: AdonisJordan

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/17/11 10:32 PM

39 registered and 346 anonymous users.

Does this explain to you why only 1 person responded?

Btw, great quote. This IS Kansas.

Love the pride players and fans show.
Posted by: Hawklin

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/17/11 10:46 PM

They are who I thought they were.
Posted by: larryb

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 06:19 AM

Jensen - It's a great quote. I just wonder if Sherron really said those exact words and if he would have said them had he not seen minutes. The unfortunate thing is not enough recruits buy in to the Kansas mystique and to them it does matter "who plays" - too much.

Kansas gave Sherron an education and a diploma after 7 1/2 semesters. It would be nice if Sherron was quoted by the University for saying something along the lines of how an inner city kid from Chicago with a dim future can succeed academically at KU. Call me names but that's what impressed me most about Sherron and his tenure at KU (more than anything he achieved on the basketball court) - that he graduated and got a diploma.
Posted by: kennyboy2

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 06:35 AM

Jensen - It's a great quote. I just wonder if Sherron really said those exact words and if he would have said them had he not seen minutes. The unfortunate thing is not enough recruits buy in to the Kansas mystique and to them it does matter "who plays" - too much.

Kansas gave Sherron an education and a diploma after 7 1/2 semesters. It would be nice if Sherron was quoted by the University for saying something along the lines of how an inner city kid from Chicago with a dim future can succeed academically at KU. Call me names but that's what impressed me most about Sherron and his tenure at KU (more than anything he achieved on the basketball court) - that he graduated and got a diploma.
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I agree. The diploma is forever, and it didn't take him 14 years to get it.
Posted by: Ltown

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 08:15 AM

Reading things like this gives me the chills. We as fans are spoiled with tradition. This IS Kansas!!
Posted by: jhawks99

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 08:56 AM

It's a good motto. I like it.
Posted by: kujayhox

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 09:31 AM

This is Kansas. i can dig it.
Posted by: lobster

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 10:37 AM

Well, I mostly agree although some (Rawker and others) would certainly disagree that it does matter who plays. I certainly hope our players would believe in that, but there's always a few who don't and end up transferring.
Posted by: WisconsinJayhawk

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 10:42 AM

Quote:

Makes me sick that 500 people have seen this quote and 1 person took the time to respond.

This quote is what makes our program. It involves trust, hope, faith, and history.

Love this program




AMEN! YAY! BOO 500 PEOPLE WITH BETTER THINGS TO DO THAN SAY "YAY" AND "AMEN"!!!


(Did I do good?)
Posted by: DCHawk1

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 10:48 AM

Quote:



(Did I do good?)




Yes. Fer a stoopid!
Posted by: WisconsinJayhawk

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 10:55 AM

Your shirt smells.
Posted by: DCHawk1

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 10:57 AM

Elitist!
Posted by: TraditionKU

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 12:40 PM

why knock the quote?

it doesn't really matter whether or not Sherron actually said it...i could give two shiits if HCBS made it up

fact is, its a great motto, and i hope one that all recruits, current and future, don't just buy into...but actually believe

our conference dominance and near yearly threat for a run at the FF back it up

This is Kansas, and merely putting on that jersey and setting foot on the Fieldhouse floor makes anyone who does so a better player

...on a side note, i was fortunate enough to run in some noon pickup games in AFH during the final roy years and the transition, and i swear my game was elevated just by stepping on the court...always played my best when it was at the Fieldhouse
Posted by: NDballer13

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 01:38 PM

I personally don't like the quote. I don't want new players "buying into" that just because they are Kansas means everything will be okay. I'm not saying it's the reason for the losses, but VCU and UNI prove that philosophy to be [censored]. Show up to play, the better team wins. Just because "you're Kansas" doesn't make you better.
Posted by: CrimsonNBlue

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 01:39 PM

Quote:

Just because "you're Kansas" doesn't make you better.




Bullsh1t.
Posted by: BanWiscy

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 03:22 PM

Yea. You know what i'm after.
Posted by: sensei

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 07:14 PM

Quote:

Makes me sick that 500 people have seen this quote and 1 person took the time to respond.

This quote is what makes our program. It involves trust, hope, faith, and history.

Love this program.


strong cry, jensen. props.
Posted by: larryb

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 07:29 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Just because "you're Kansas" doesn't make you better.




Bullsh1t.




Bullshit? Maybe as a whole but not if you were these teams in the tournament.
VCU in 11
UNI in 10
MSU in 09
UCLA in 07
Bradley in 06
Bucknell in 05
G-Tech in 04
Syracuse in 03
Maryland in 02
Illinois in 01
Duke in 00
Kentucky in 99
Rhode Island in 98
Arizona in 97
Virginia in 95
Purdue in 94

You get the idea.

I appreciate that KU fans support and love Self enough to give him praise for the slogan but is it really any better than "We Are DePaul"?
Posted by: Geezer

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 07:39 PM

Jesus Christ Gutter. Is it impossible for you to shut the f*ck up?
Posted by: larryb

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 07:49 PM

Is it impossible for you and others to take your mouths off of Self's dick?

Like I said, I'm glad people like the slogan. I have no problem with that. Forgive me for thinking anything Sherron I'll blow off my teammates and piss off my coach Collins is all of a sudden a [censored] prophet in the eyes of his former coach - and KU fans.
Posted by: Geezer

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 07:53 PM

Do you have a tatoo of every KU lose since you were there?
Posted by: hartjack8

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 08:09 PM

*** You are ignoring this user ***

Truthfully you can arrange where this is all the Gutter says.

I think it should say *** You are ignoring this ignorant user ***
Posted by: sensei

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 08:35 PM

Quote:

Is it impossible for you and others to take your mouths off of Self's dick?

Like I said, I'm glad people like the slogan. I have no problem with that. Forgive me for thinking anything Sherron I'll blow off my teammates and piss off my coach Collins is all of a sudden a [censored] prophet in the eyes of his former coach - and KU fans.


Sorry for being a fan? There are websites on the interweb for people that don't like KU. Maybe that's more your thing?
Posted by: larryb

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 08:52 PM

Geezer - No. Nor do I have a tattoo of every win. I love every win as much as I hate every loss and I hate every loss as much as I love every win. That's one of my many faults. Of course 88 and 08 trump any loss but otherwise I took as much misery out of the losses I mentioned as any wins - other than the championships in 88 and 08. Stupid - I know. That's just who I am.

Sensei - There is nothing wrong with being a fan and loving Self. No need for anyone to apologize. I love KU Basketball but apparently there is something wrong with having an opinion based on facts from the past and expressing it.
Personally I would probably prefer a slogan of TEAM or We Are Kansas but Self is the boss and his slogan is what he feels is best - so I can and will support him. it. and the 2011-2012 team.
Posted by: jammahawk

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 09:10 PM

Yes, as a matter of fact it is a better slogan than "We Are DePaul". Why? Because our slogan has the word "Kansas" in it.
Posted by: larryb

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 09:38 PM

So does Kansas State.
Posted by: t_jayhawk

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 10:19 PM

don't always be a [censored], gutter. seriously.
Posted by: sensei

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/18/11 10:21 PM

Not reading all that [censored] gutter.
Posted by: larryb

Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ - 08/19/11 06:00 AM

May I offer tj and sensei a photo of Lil' Wayne and Mr. Collins as an apology for my words? After all, Mini Wayne is a KU fan and he told me he loves that Sherron's words are this season's motto/slogan.



Here is a bonus photo of Wayne.




I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT!
In honor of t_j and Sensei.....
From this moment forward - if I don't have something nice to say I wont say anything at all.