Saturday, March 16, 2013

Big 12 Champs! Harlem Shake Time!

This year, my alma mater, the University of Kansas (KU), had to share the Big 12 regular season crown with their in-state rivals Kansas State University (KSU). Both programs finished the conference season with 14-4 records. Forget the fact that KU had beaten KSU twice during the regular season and forget the fact that KU has won at least a share of the Big 12 regular season title for nine straight seasons, while KSU had not won a conference title in 36 years. Forget the fact that KU is 39-3 versus KSU in the last 42 games played. At the end of the day, KU wanted to prove without a doubt that it was the better team, and they did it with a 16 pt. win in the Big 12 conference tournament defeating KSU for the third time this season: Big 12 Champs!

It's good to be a Jayhawk fan!

Just to celebrate a little, here's KU's "Harlem Shake" video. The guy in the center of the picture above as well as wearing the chicken head in the video below is KU's star player Ben McLemore who is projected to be the #1 or #2 player taken in the NBA draft this year. USA Today ran an article about McLemore's poverty-stricken background and his desire one day to buy a house for his mom. As McLemore says closing out the article, "A lot of people don't have a house. My mom is proud of me. I just want to keep working hard so one day I can help my family. I am going to get a big house one day and we all can stay in it and eat." For people like me (Mike Hsu) who have always had provided the basic necessities of life, I often take for granted the blessings of the "ordinary" daily provisions of God. What a noble desire for a young man to so deeply desire to provide food and shelter for his loved ones. McLemore Article

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