The Kansas Jayhawks Fool Us Again

Earlier today Kansas became the final 1-seed to lose in this year’s tournament. Kansas had the easiest road to the final four by far, but they squandered it. The highest seed that Kansas had to play on their road to the Final Four was 9-seed Illinois and yet they still could not pull it off. (1) Kansas losing to (11) VCU is apparently a shock to many people but looking a Kansas’ past tournament showings this should come as no surprise. Let’s take a quick look at Kansas under Bill Self:

2003-04 Elite Eight

2004-05 First Round

2005-06 First Round

2006-07 Elite Eight

2007-08 National Champions

2008-09 Sweet Sixteen

2009-10 Second Round

2010-11 Elite Eight

During this time Kansas has been no less than a 4-seed. Kansas does damage during the regular season to earn these good seeds, but man do they disappoint during tournament time. I won’t pretend like I had VCU beating Kansas in the Elite 8  because I didn’t have either team making it this far, but what I really don’t understand is why people continually hype them up each year and then act astonished when they lose.

I really hope President Obama doesn’t fall for their “greatness” again next year. We all know the saying “fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me” so shame on you Mr. President for letting Kansas fool you again this year! Big shout out though to VCU for proving America wrong and proving your tournament worthiness!

3 thoughts on “The Kansas Jayhawks Fool Us Again

  • My bracket is a total disaster, but I'll brag that I didn't pick Kansas for the Final Four. I've been fooled by them too many times before so I went with The Who Strategy – "I Won't Be Fooled Again".

  • This is what Kansas is; they haven't lived up to their seeding in the tournament in the past 15 years or so(except for 2008). All that being said, this has been one the strangest tournaments I’ve ever seen. VCU’s win sets up a historic game with Butler, two unranked teams in Final Four game. This occurrence says a lot about college basketball today, anyone can win it all.

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