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#1500995 - 08/17/11 04:34 PM ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ ***
jensen Offline
Crimson & Blue Blood

Registered: 02/05/04
Loc: Charleston, SC
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.’’
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#1500996 - 08/17/11 05:25 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: jensen]
faithful1 Offline
Prairie Warrior

Registered: 01/18/07
Loc: Kansas
Nice. There's no denying that confidence and your head being in the right place goes a long way.

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#1500997 - 08/17/11 10:28 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: faithful1]
jensen Offline
Crimson & Blue Blood

Registered: 02/05/04
Loc: Charleston, SC
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.
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Bill Self: I�ll eat barbecue anytime. It makes no difference to me who prepares it, I�ll eat it.

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#1500998 - 08/17/11 10:32 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: jensen]
AdonisJordan Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 02/10/07
Loc: Lawrence
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.
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#1500999 - 08/17/11 10:46 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: AdonisJordan]
Hawklin Offline
Justin Ray Giddens

Registered: 03/27/05
They are who I thought they were.
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#1501000 - 08/18/11 06:19 AM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: Hawklin]
larryb Offline
Gutter

Registered: 05/02/07
Loc: Work
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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#1501001 - 08/18/11 06:35 AM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: larryb]
kennyboy2 Offline
Crimson & Blue Blood

Registered: 02/25/11
Loc: Armpit of Kansas
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.
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#1501002 - 08/18/11 08:15 AM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: kennyboy2]
Ltown Offline
Junior Jayhawk

Registered: 09/21/06
Loc: Kansas
Reading things like this gives me the chills. We as fans are spoiled with tradition. This IS Kansas!!

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#1501003 - 08/18/11 08:56 AM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: Ltown]
jhawks99 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 12/03/05
Loc: Lexington, KY
It's a good motto. I like it.
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#1501004 - 08/18/11 09:31 AM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: jhawks99]
kujayhox Offline
Crimson & Blue Blood

Registered: 04/01/11
Loc: Germany
This is Kansas. i can dig it.

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#1501005 - 08/18/11 10:37 AM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: kujayhox]
lobster Offline
Feel the pinch?

Registered: 05/02/07
Loc: DCHawk's basement.
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.
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#1501006 - 08/18/11 10:42 AM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: jensen]
WisconsinJayhawk Offline
Rhubarber of Seville

Registered: 10/25/04
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?)
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#1501007 - 08/18/11 10:48 AM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: WisconsinJayhawk]
DCHawk1 Online   shocked
Proudly Derivative.

Registered: 01/29/07
Loc: District of Columbia
Quote:



(Did I do good?)




Yes. Fer a stoopid!
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#1501008 - 08/18/11 10:55 AM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: DCHawk1]
WisconsinJayhawk Offline
Rhubarber of Seville

Registered: 10/25/04
Your shirt smells.
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#1501009 - 08/18/11 10:57 AM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: WisconsinJayhawk]
DCHawk1 Online   shocked
Proudly Derivative.

Registered: 01/29/07
Loc: District of Columbia
Elitist!
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#1501010 - 08/18/11 12:40 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: DCHawk1]
TraditionKU Offline
Darwin

Registered: 05/02/11
Loc: Wasatch Range
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
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#1501011 - 08/18/11 01:38 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: TraditionKU]
NDballer13 Offline
kusports.net

Registered: 12/02/07
Loc: North Dakota
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.
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#1501012 - 08/18/11 01:39 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: NDballer13]
CrimsonNBlue Offline
Tee Y

Registered: 10/04/05
Loc: KC, MO
Quote:

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




Bullsh1t.
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#1501013 - 08/18/11 03:22 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: DCHawk1]
BanWiscy Offline
Baby Jay

Registered: 04/05/10
Yea. You know what i'm after.

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#1501014 - 08/18/11 07:14 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: jensen]
sensei Offline
[censored] you

Registered: 01/12/06
Loc: East Lawrence represent!!!
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.
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#1501015 - 08/18/11 07:29 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: CrimsonNBlue]
larryb Offline
Gutter

Registered: 05/02/07
Loc: Work
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"?
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#1501016 - 08/18/11 07:39 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: larryb]
Geezer Offline
To serve & protect

Registered: 01/08/06
Loc: JayhawkLaw office Lobby
Jesus Christ Gutter. Is it impossible for you to shut the f*ck up?
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#1501017 - 08/18/11 07:49 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: Geezer]
larryb Offline
Gutter

Registered: 05/02/07
Loc: Work
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.
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#1501018 - 08/18/11 07:53 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: larryb]
Geezer Offline
To serve & protect

Registered: 01/08/06
Loc: JayhawkLaw office Lobby
Do you have a tatoo of every KU lose since you were there?
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#1501019 - 08/18/11 08:09 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: Geezer]
hartjack8 Offline
KANSAS

Registered: 11/11/06
Loc: fl
*** 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 ***
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#1501020 - 08/18/11 08:35 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: larryb]
sensei Offline
[censored] you

Registered: 01/12/06
Loc: East Lawrence represent!!!
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?
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#1501021 - 08/18/11 08:52 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: sensei]
larryb Offline
Gutter

Registered: 05/02/07
Loc: Work
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.
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#1501022 - 08/18/11 09:10 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: larryb]
jammahawk Offline
Prairie Warrior

Registered: 01/02/05
Loc: In the Corleone compound
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.
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#1501023 - 08/18/11 09:38 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: jammahawk]
larryb Offline
Gutter

Registered: 05/02/07
Loc: Work
So does Kansas State.
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#1501024 - 08/18/11 10:19 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: larryb]
t_jayhawk Offline
suck it, asswipes

Registered: 02/10/07
Loc: evansville, indiana
don't always be a [censored], gutter. seriously.
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#1501025 - 08/18/11 10:21 PM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: t_jayhawk]
sensei Offline
[censored] you

Registered: 01/12/06
Loc: East Lawrence represent!!!
Not reading all that [censored] gutter.
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#1501026 - 08/19/11 06:00 AM Re: ‘It doesn’t matter who plays. This is Kansas,'’ [Re: sensei]
larryb Offline
Gutter

Registered: 05/02/07
Loc: Work
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.

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