“Toughest win I’ve ever seen from a #KState basketball team. Overcoming their collapse at end of regulation…big time.”
BJ Kissel, @bkissel7, following K-State’s 85-82 overtime win over Kansas, Twitter
“We deserved to win today.”
Bruce Weber, 810 AM
GH: Bruce Weber has a history with Bill Self and it is not a successful one. It appeared to me that Weber wanted this one just as much as his K-State fan base. Read on.
“I don’t have to hear, ‘When you gonna beat ‘em?’ anymore! Now we’re back at the top of the league. We gotta stay there. … The number one question was, ‘When are you going to beat Kansas?’ Well, we did!”
Bruce Weber, on his first win at KSU over KU, 810 AM
“They’re not at the top of the league. KU still has a two-game lead on (K-State).”
Nate Bukaty, 810 AM
GH: The Border Patrol spent a great deal of their Tuesday show discussing the KU/KSU game and how Weber and the fans from both schools reacted to the rare K-State win. I found it highly entertaining radio – but incredibly one-sided. Read on.
“A lot of other coaches, I don’t think they would have said that. If Bob Huggins beat Kansas I don’t think Bob Huggins goes, ‘Well, we finally beat Kansas! I don’t have to worry about that anymore!’”
Arron Swarts, expressing his displeasure with Weber saying he won’t have to hear about beating Kansas anymore, 810 AM
GH: The Border Patrol needs an enema – or at least a cleansing of all the one-sided Kansas Jayhawk BS that emanates from KU fans like Nate Bukaty, Aaron Swarts and Jake Gutierrez. Steven St. John and his Missouri ties have lost a lot of his value to the morning show when it comes to discussing KU and KSU as rivals. With three KU fans in the room and one Mizzou guy, Kansas State gets completely overlooked and often trashed without a proper counterpuncher. I would dump Swarts and bring in a K-State guy who thinks Lawrence and Columbia are remote Sochi toilets.
“Kirk Schultz, the president of K-State, like to talk trash on Twitter and especially about KU. He likes to talk trash. One night he was sending out all kinds of sarcastic tweets about KU and KU fans and stuff like that. It didn’t make me mad. I think it’s cute that the president of a major university takes a picture of the scoreboard and says, ‘I’ve got my Christmas card.’ That’s the biggest moment of the year for him. I think it’s cute, it’s a nice little story there. I don’t have any problem with it. I feel kind of bad for him that for the next ten months nothing’s going to get any better for him. That’s a high-water mark for the whole year.”
Nate Bukaty, 810 AM
GH: Bukaty came off as one of the whinier Jayhawks with a microphone I’ve heard since I last listened to Bob Davis.
“You get to do stuff like that when you win four games out of 52.”
Jake Gutierrez, 810 AM
GH: Bukaty mentioned that a number of the texts he was receiving from listeners included the message, “butt hurt KU fans.” It sure sounded to me like there was a lot of ass cramping going on inside TBP studio this morning.
“The coaching is actually closer in this game than the talent. Everywhere (Kansas State) lines up the guy guarding you is better than you.”
Kevin Kietzman, prior to the Kansas/K-State game Monday night, 810 AM
GH: Kansas fans have the perfect rival coach in Bruce Weber. He is highly unlikable to those not wearing purple in how he has never been a Bill Self fan and the bad feelings appear to be mutual. Read on.
“Somehow K-State people saw this as a slap in the face last night when I tweeted that the last time I saw K-State dancing on the table after beating Kansas, Kansas went on to win the national championship. I was just pointing out that it doesn’t have to ruin KU’s season.”
Nate Bukaty, 810 AM
GH: So Nate cannot understand why KSU fans would see that as a slap in the face but he is butt hurt over KSU’s president tweeting out pictures of his 2014 Christmas card? I can smell Nate’s burnt ass from here.
“Even in victory a lot of K-State fans can’t be happy.”
Arron Swarts, complaining about the listeners who were upset that the KU faction on The Border Patrol was not giving KSU enough credit for their win over KU, 810 AM
“Some people can’t be happy unless they’re mad. … How many times do we have to talk about how great K-State was last night?”
Nate Bukaty, responding to Swarts’ comment, 810 AM
GH: Is this show SCREAMING for a Kansas State voice or what?
“They have an airport in Manhattan now, too. … How is that a smart-ass comment? No matter what I say you’re going to act like it’s a smart-ass comment.”
Nate Bukaty, after SSJ mentioned that Bruce Weber was at the airport this morning at 5:30 AM to go recruit and then told Nate his “airport” comment sounded like he was being a smart-ass, 810 AM
“K-State shows video of K-State fans rushing the court after a win over Kansas in Bramlage.”
D. Scott Fritchen, @DScottFritchen, on the video playing during the KU/KSU game, Twitter
GH: Kansas State fans did storm the court at Bramlage after their OT win over KU and it set off a Twitter firestorm over how real fans know that court storming is for amateurs. And I would agree – but who is more of an amateur than kids in college looking for something fun to do in the middle of a Midwest winter? Storm on, I say!
“3-23 in your home gym vs ‘rival’ — you can court storm.”
Josh Klingler, @joshklingler, Twitter
“For all the #ku fans carrying on about #kstate storming the court now…you beat #kstate in football…you storm the field. Period.”
DeAnn Smith, @DeAnnSmithkc, Twitter
GH: Would KU rush the field at Memorial Stadium after beating Bill Snyder? Like those zombies in a Brad Pitt movie.
“Still the best part about being a #kubball fan? I have no idea what it’s like to rush the court.”
Gavin Fritton, @gavinesq, Twitter
GH: Kansas has made it almost impossible (or at least very difficult) for their students to storm the court. They have placed them in raised sections 10-feet off the ground and 30 feet or so behind the baskets. A student court stormer at Allen Fieldhouse would have to leap off the 10-foot drop and then have to carefully navigate between and past a phalanx of wheelchairs and press tables before making it to the court. KU fans might be too proper to foul their own nest with a court storming but they have also almost guaranteed it won’t happen with how they have trapped their student body.
“Bill Self looks prison-angry. Like someone stole his smokes while he was lifting in the yard.”
Jeff Rosen, @jeff_rosen88, KC Star sports editor, Twitter
GH: I just loved this mental image. Rosen should write more and edit less.
“Bold move from ESPN cameras lingering for almost 10 seconds on the K-State fan flashing double birds to Sandstorm.”
David Ubben, @davidubben, Twitter
GH: The crowd chanting, “Fuck KU!” could also be heard through my television speakers. And we are all surprised at the problems Marcus Smart had with Jeff Orr over the weekend at Texas Tech? College basketball invites this kind of behavior and deserves it when it blows up in their public relations office.
“Foster sprains ankle and fans boo refs for 89th time of the game…u lose the effectiveness of ‘booing’ when u do it when it’s not justified.”
Chad Fleming, @cflem24, Twitter
“So I’ve got irrational KState AND KU fans mad at me after a basketball game. Every college fan base has thousands of Jeff Orr’s.”
Danny Parkins, @DannyParkins, Twitter
“Wiggins floats through games too much. Needs to get some nasty to his approach.”
Ivan Carter, @IvanCarter9, Twitter
GH: Carter’s description of what bothers many of us who want more from Wiggins is perfect. He appears to float when we would like to see him driving a speed boat out there.
“That second jump is something that Wiggins can do better than anyone maybe on planet Earth.”
CJ Moore, @CJMooreBR, as Wiggins put back his missed lay-up late in the game, Twitter
“Know how many college players could have done what Wiggins just did? One. The guy who did it. What we’ve been talking about all year.”
Michael DeCourcy, @tsnmike, Twitter
GH: Great, great play. I could not believe it was Wiggins who made the put-back shot until I saw the replay. But I expect more than one or two great plays from a one-and-done top-three draft pick.
“Been awhile since #kstate had flat faster guards than #kubball.”
Curtis Kitchen, @curtiskitchen, Twitter
GH: If Wiggins played with Foster’s motor – oh what a player we would see.
“Man, I have to really work overtime to talk myself into believing you can win a national title with Naadir Tharpe at OG. I’m trying, though.”
Michael DeCourcy, @tsnmike, Twitter
GH: Tharpe catches a lot of crap for his play but that kid once again kept Kansas within striking distance by hitting a number of big shots late. But he still does not look the part, does he?
“What worries you is could (Naadir Tharpe) execute a play and get us a shot when we absolutely need it. Can he not turn the ball over in a crucial moment. Really, that’s what it comes down to. It doesn’t come down to what did he do the first 30 minutes of the game, it’s what he does the last ten minutes and how he controls a really tight situation. What does Naadir do in the last waning moments to make sure that his team gets a shot that we all want?”
Ryan Robertson, former KU guard, on whether or not Tharpe can lead KU to postseason success, 810 AM
“I would still take Wiggins over Foster (on the All-Big 12 team). I think that Wiggins makes a bigger impact defensively.”
Nate Bukaty, 810 AM
GH: I would take Foster, but there is still a lot of basketball to be played.
“Holly Rowe, that’s what I call hustle! She straight hopped up on the scorer’s table.”
Rob Dauster, @RobDauster, as Rowe climbed up on the scorer’s table to interview Gipson during the K-State postgame celebration, Twitter
GH: If Rowe interviews Richard Sherman instead of Erin Andrews, that interview might still be going on. Rowe was armpit deep in K-State players and she never flinched. Great stuff from The Sports Siren.
“Huge thank you to the #KStateMBB folks on scorers table who helped pull me to safety and looked out for me. Kindness so appreciated!”
Holly Rowe, @sportsiren, Twitter
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