Well it is officially tournament time. If you haven’t filled out a bracket, do so now. The Big 12 is being represented well this year, with a few surprise entrants including K-State and Baylor. I mean yeah, they are ranked but no one would have seen them reaching this point from the beginning of the season. So I’ve got high hopes for them. A lot of teams are really stepping up, the tournament this year will be very competitive making each game worth watching. And of course, I’ll be cheering for my Jayhawks the entire way. Our bench is deep, but I’ll admit this may be our last shot at a national title for a few years. Not doubting the team but with losing Collins to graduating and possibly Aldrich to the draft this year, the other guys will need to step up in a big way to have the same caliber team that we’ve got in the tournament this year. But that’s next year, this year before each game I ask you to recite the following:

The Jayhawk Prayer

Our Father, who art in Lawrence,
Hallowed be thy Game.
Thy tourney come,
Thy championship will be done,
In Indianapolis as it is in Allen Field House.
Give us this day our deserved victories.
And forgive us our turnovers,
As we forgive Roy who double-crossed against us.
And lead us not into defeat,
But deliver us from East Coast bias,
For Kansas is the basketball kingdom,
And the tradition,
And the glory,
For ever and ever.
Amen.

Good luck with your picks this year!

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Not the typical post, but I get really excited when March Madness starts up!