“Watching while hosting UMKC Coaches Show…Eyes are bleeding.”
Steven St. John, @SSJWHB, responding to a MU fan on Twitter asking SSJ if he was watching Missouri’s 71-56 loss at Georgia, Twitter
GH: Mizzou hammered yet another nail in their NCAA hopes with another lackluster effort that had even their radio broadcast team calling them out again about their lack of effort. The question about the tigers has turned from, “Will they make the tournament?’ to “Will Frank Haith survive?” Unfortunately, it appears Haith is going nowhere.
“If you win 70% of your games and go to the NCAA tournament two out of every three years at the University of Missouri, not only will you not be fired, you will never be fired!”
Gabe DeArmond, on PowerMizzou.com, 810 AM
“Well, I don’t know how many coaches win 75 games in their first three seasons (which Haith would do with just three more wins) and get fired. So, yeah. Calling for his job is a bit premature. He absolutely has not taken advantage of the opportunity he’s had there, and he surely understands that whatever criticism he’s getting right now is justified.”
Sam Mellinger, KCStar.com
“I admire fans’ passion and ability to still get angry but why would anyone be surprised by (this Georgia) game so far? Not changing stripes 27 games in.”
Gabe DeArmond, @GabeDeArmond, Twitter
GH: Gabe is right of course but I know I have watched each MU game thinking this is the one where they get things turned around. The mind of a sports fan is defies logic and impossible to explain.
“Anyone predict that Mizzou would have more road wins in football than basketball after two years in the SEC? Because they do.”
Clay Travis, @ClayTravisBGID, Twitter
“Mizzou kills it in football, blows in basketball. If fans stop caring about hoops, the transition to SEC will be complete.”
Sam Mellinger, @mellinger, Twitter
“Two years ago tonight Missouri was a three-loss team taking Kansas to OT in Lawrence, battling for a No. 1 seed. Now check ESPNU.”
Matt Norlander, @MattNorlander, writer for CBSSports.com, Twitter
GH: Was it only two years ago? And MU was coached by the same Frank Haith that currently sits on the Tigers’ bench.
“What a great job Frank Haith has done since taking over this program.”
Dino Gaudio, working as the color analyst for the Mizzou at Georgia game, ESPNU
GH: While Haith’s overall stats are worthy, the fact his three teams at Mizzou have steadily declined in performance and success should be alarming to Mike Alden. If this trend continues next season, Mizzou Arena might become the SEC’s favorite winter vacation spot.
“I know it’s probably the right way to pronounce it, but this ESPNU announcer who pronounces it “Miss-OR-ee” really grinds my gears.”
Pete Scantlebury, @PeteScantlebury, writer for PowerMizzou.com, Twitter
GH: Growing up in Nebraska I said, “Mah-soor-ee.” Still do most of the time. I occasionally fall into my wife’s family’s NW Missouri dialect and let slip a, “Mah-sur-rah.” I kind of enjoy that a three-syllable state has so many different pronunciations.
“I need to change the word ‘easy’ to ‘best,’ that way I compliment every Kansas fan. It’s the best job in the country.”
Kevin Kietzman, after declaring the Kansas head basketball job the easiest in the country, 810 AM
“Based on the players (Kansas) has compared to the other teams in their league, it’s just as easy for Kansas to win their league as it is Wichita State. … I am in no way commenting about anything other than saying Bill Self is wonderful and Kansas is awesome.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: I believe KK would sound a lot more convincing if he just dropped the I-respect-Kansas-above-all-else routine and get real with his audience. Does anybody out there still buy his act?
“Have to give some props to IU. I LOVE that they’ve kept the same style uni over time. #Classic look. I even love the candy-striped warm-ups.”
Rex Chapman, @rexchapman, Twitter
GH: In the 1970s those Indiana red-and-white-striped warm-up pants and other outlandish warm-ups were the rage around high school basketball. Today’s high schools have scaled way back from the heavy tops with collars and bell-bottom pants. Some of the best high school teams wore the most outlandish stuff. I think it was Fairbury HS in Nebraska who wore something similar to Indiana’s look in the early 70s. The Fairbury Jeffs had a guy named Bob Siegel in my same class who was almost unguardable.
“Sports Illustrated was in Omaha at the last gm with a photog and tons of equipment. SI Cover boy Doug (McDermott)?”
“I think there is a very real possibility that (Johnny Manziel) goes number one. I also think there is a very real possibility that he starts sliding. I think there is about a one-in-four chance that (the Chiefs) are going to have to answer that question (of whether or not to take Manziel with their 23rd pick). I think the Chiefs would just let him keep on sliding because there will be another player there that they’ll like better.”
Soren Petro, 810 AM
GH: Could Johnny Football slide to the Chiefs? No way. And if he did? Andy Reid and John Dorsey would grab him like he was a skinny left tackle.
“Kentucky is the latest SEC school to offer Lee’s Summit, Mo., QB @DrewLock23. A lot of schools will be impressed with his athleticism.”
Jeremy Crabtree, @jeremycrabtree, Twitter
“The second I can switch from Time Warner Cable I will. Channels don’t work. Customer support was no help. They basically steal my money.”
TJ Carpenter, @TJCarpenterWHB, Twitter
GH: Why is the business of supplying quality cable or satellite TV programing and fast Internet access so damn difficult? We all feel your pain, TJ. Well, at least those of us not on Google Fiber.
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