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Bob's the Man!
  • Bob Chipman: 757 career wins (Washburn)
  • Phog Allen: 746 career wins (Baker, Haskell, KU, Central Missouri State)
Others who used to coach in Kansas:
  • Bob Huggins: 739 wins
  • Roy Williams: 724 wins
  • Ralph Miller: 657 wins

P.S.  Congrats to Phog also, for his fine career.  TSC.

Kansas State Basketball / Gimmick scheduling
« on: June 10, 2014, 01:38:33 PM »
If I were AD... I'd be all over gimmick scheduling.

One thing I'd do is make a nonconference schedule of all the DI teams it's been the longest since KSU has last played:

Evansville Aces (KSU hasn't played them 1939)
Villanova (1940)
Seton Hall (1940)
UC-Santa Clara (1948)
Canisius (1949)
Ohio State (1951)
Yale (1952)
Loyola Marymount (1955)
Drake (1956)
Seattle (1958)
Air Force (1963)
South Dakota State (1963)
UCLA (1964)

That looks fine, so the next year I'd keep going:
St. John's (1965)
Maryland (1965)
Stanford (1965)
Penn State (1966)
Cincinnati (1968)
Indiana State (1969)
St. Francis (1970)
New Mexico State (1970)
Pacific (1971)
Eastern Kentucky (1972)
La-Lafayette (1973)
Montana State (1974)
Hofstra (1974)

Looks okay, but maybe not in that order...

Another year maybe I'd schecdule only teams we've never played before.  Or only schools that are older than KSU.  It would always something!

And in football, we'd totally be playing the wildcat noncon trifecta one year (Kentucky, Northwestern, Arizona).

Anyway, that's what I'd do.  And don't try to tell me I wouldn't.

Essentially Flyertalk / Ghost of CatMatt
« on: April 07, 2014, 10:53:43 AM »
Is this CatMatt's old video on 1998 reposted by someone else as a joke, or something new (and equally stupid)?

Kansas State Football / Jesse Ertz: "The Sisco Kid"
« on: April 07, 2014, 10:28:41 AM »
File that away for later use.


Kansas State Basketball / BRUARCH
« on: January 29, 2014, 03:36:05 PM »
Rumblings that oscar told Angel to throw the NCAA game last year, so that he wouldn't set expectations too high in his first year (something he cited as causing his difficulties at Illinois).  This might be why Angel transferred...


Kansas State Basketball / oscar Weber + Frank Martin = Fran McCaffery?
« on: January 06, 2014, 01:34:33 PM »

Kansas State Basketball / Brucember
« on: January 02, 2014, 02:55:47 PM »
Brucember!   :)
13-1.  Wins over #21 Gonzaga, #8 Florida.

Bruvember.    :frown:

8-4.  Double-digit losses to #4 Michigan and Georgtown.  Upset losses to Northern Colorado, Charlotte.

Angel (5' 11" PG) is sitting out "injured" this year at Miami.

Wally (6' 9" F) is averaging 8.0 ppg and 6.8 rpg early this year at Rutgers (last year it was 7.1 ppg and 5.4 rpg).

Nick (6' 4" G) is averaging 9.3 ppg and 3.0 apg early this year at SMU (last year it was 14.0 ppg and 4.3 apg).

Kansas State Football / What time is the game tomorrow?
« on: October 18, 2013, 05:31:30 PM »
Looked online and couldn't find anything about it. 

#TIA.  Fear the Beer!

Kansas State Football / Thursday's Howevers - Crowdsource edition
« on: October 03, 2013, 03:46:04 PM »
OSU was ranked #11 by the AP last week
OSU DT Calvin Barnett says Tyler Lockett is "like the prototype player that you'd want."


* Don't take it out on me for 'clams dropping the ball here...


talk to you on the FLIPSIDE.

Essentially Flyertalk / Manhattan Mountaineers
« on: September 30, 2013, 08:29:43 PM »
Unleash your inner Tenzing Norgay.  These peaks have yet to be summited...

"Because it's there."

Essentially Flyertalk / Blog Statistics Master Thread
« on: May 22, 2013, 03:29:32 PM »
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(Bonus stat: dobber is directly behind FFF in # of posts...)

First member of this blog
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#1 topic starter
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Best user name
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Least active user of the blog (with more than 0 posts)
ronniechalmers, with 1 post on 2/18/10:
"This is the dumbest fracking idea ever.  If these is the kinds of decisions Gill spends his time on this experiment is going to end even worse than I expected."

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Essentially Flyertalk / OT: tv repairman in NYC?
« on: May 20, 2013, 02:40:52 PM »
My girlfriend just hooked up her television for the first time in months in her new apartment.  It's a Philips from 2005.  All she gets is audio, with no picture.  The screen is off completely.  I told her she needs to buy a new one, but she'd rather spend the money on shoes.  She wants me to fix it if possible.  Oh, also, she lost the remote years ago, so I'm just working off the buttons on the side of the unit.

Should I take the back off the unit and check the capacitors, or would the tv be completely dead (no audio) if that was issue?  Maybe I just need to find a new girlfriend?  Thanks!

Kansas State Basketball / Happy Persian New Year, everyone!
« on: March 20, 2013, 11:23:03 AM »
I'm going to party like it's 1392, chowing on some fantastic Persian food tonight!   :drool:

Because I felt like wasting a bit of time, upon no popular demand whatsoever: here’s my list of the 40 top KSU players, broken down by position.

My starting 5 is: Pullen, Richmond, Rolando, Boozer and Beasley.

I've little doubt Angel Rodriguez will be on this list by the time he’s done, but McGruder is the only active player in my top 40 now.  Even so, I'm sure there's a bit of "recency bias" here, especially further down the position lists... but anyway, enjoy!

1. Jacob Pullen (00s)
School's all-time leading scorer
Key Stats: #1 all-time points, #2 all-time assists
Accolades: Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, 2x All-Conference
Post-KSU: Euroballer

2. Lon Kruger (70s)
The Player Of The Year
Key Stat: #18 all-time points (assists not kept during his era)
Accolades: Conf. Newcomer of the Year 1972, Conference POY 1973, Conference POY 1974
Post-KSU: NBA drafted; did not play

3. Steve Henson (80s)
He's not popular on this board, but he was good
Key Stats: #1 all-time assists, #6 all-time points
Accolades: All-Conference
Post-KSU: NBA drafted, 238 games played

4. Denis Clemente (00s)
Fastest player in KSU history?
Key Stats: #10 all-time assists, #15 all-time points
Accolades: Conf. Newcomer of Year
Post-KSU: Euroballer

5. Tyrone Adams (70s)  EDIT: not a pg, my mistake...
Overlooked player
Key Stats: #4 all-time assists, #12 all-time points
Accolades: --
Post-KSU: NBA drafted; did not play

6. Anthony Beane (90s)
Key Stat: #6 all-time assists
Accolades: Conf. Newcomer of Year
Post-KSU: --

7. Elliot Hatcher (90s)
Key Stat: led KSU in scoring & assists for 2 seasons
Accolades: --
Post-KSU: Euroballer

8. Marcus Ziegler (90s)
Key Stat: #1 career assist/TO ratio ... by far
Accolades: --
Post-KSU: --

1. Mitch Richmond (80s)
Best NBA player in school history
Key Stat: #4 career ppg
Accolades: 2d team AA, All-Conference
Post-KSU: NBA 1st round draft pick, NBA ROY, 6x NBA All-Star, NBA All-Star MVP, 20K+ NBA points

2. Mike Evans
”Purple Popgun” #1 (70s)
Key Stats: #2 all-time points (pre-3 point line: 890 buckets scored v. 653 buckets for Pullen  :surprised:)
Accolades: Conference POY 1977, Conference POY 1978, 3x All-Conference
Post-KSU: NBA 1st round draft pick, 4K+ NBA points

3. Chuckie Williams (70s)
”Purple Popgun” #2
Key Stats: #8 all-time points, #9 career ppg
Accolades: 2d team AA, 2x All-Conference
Post-KSU: NBA 1st round draft pick

4. Ernie Barrett (50s)
Mr. K-State ‘n stuff
Key Stat: led Final Four team in scoring
Accolades: 2d team AA
Post-KSU: NBA 1st round draft pick

5. Howie Shannon (40s)
#1 in the NBA draft, #5 on this list
Key Stat: led Final Four team in scoring
Accolades: All-Conference
Post-KSU: NBA overall #1 pick

6. Jean Derouillere (90s)
The “Pippen” to Ski Jones’ “Jordan”
Key Stat: #8 career ppg
Accolades: Conf. Newcomer of Year

7. Will Scott (80s)
Raining 3-pointers
Key Stat: #1 career 3pt% (51.3%) – only player to hit over half in school history
Accolades: --
Post-KSU: --

8. Ayome “Paco” May (90s)
illness hurt his career
Key Stat: #25 all-time points
Accolades: Freshman All-American
Post-KSU: --

9. F. I. Reynolds
Was the school's first All-American (1917), so he must have been good
Key Stat: one of only 3 consensus All-Americans in KSU history
Accolades: All-American 1917
Post-KSU: keeping things quiet on the Western Front?

1. Rolando Blackman (80s)
Sports Illustrated cover boy
Key Stat: #3 all-time points
Accolades: Conference POY 1980, 3x All-Conference
Post-KSU: NBA 1st round draft pick, 4x NBA All-Star, 17K+ NBA points

2. Willie Murrell (60s)
Led KSU to its most recent Final Four
Key Stats: #5 career ppg, #6 career double-doubles
Accolades: 2x All-Conference
Post-KSU: NBA drafted; 3 seasons in ABA

3. Askia Jones (90s)
Ski Lift
Key Stat: #4 all-time points
Accolades: --
Post-KSU: NBA cup of tea; Euroballer

4. Bill Walker (00s)
Damn those weak knees…
Key Stat: two 30-point games for KSU
Accolades: Freshman All-American
Post-KSU: NBA drafted, 157 games played

5. Cartier Martin (00s)
Key Stat: #7 all-time points
Accolades: Conf. 6th Man of Year
Post-KSU: NBA undrafted, but 143 games played ... and counting

6. Rodney McGruder
Can move up if he gets consistent!
Key Stat: top 20 all-time points
Accolades: --
Post-KSU: ???

7. Curtis Redding (70s)
Hot Dog
Key Stat: #7 career ppg
Accolades: Conf. Newcomer of Year
Post-KSU: transferred to St. Johns, drafted

1. Bob Boozer (50s)
Two-time All-American
Key Stats: #2 career ppg, #4 career rebs.
Accolades: All-American 1958, All-American 1959, Conference POY 1958, Conference POY 1959
Post-KSU: NBA #1 overall pick, NBA All-Star, 13K NBA points

2. Norris “Sarge” Coleman (80s)
Stayed loyal to KSU when NCAA encouraged him to leave
Key Stats: #3 career ppg, #10 career rpg
Accolades: 2x All-Conference
Post-KSU: NBA drafted, Euroballer

3. Jamar Samuels (00s)
I’m surprised he’s at #3 on my list…
Key Stats: #11 all-time points, #6 all-time rebs, #7 all-time blocks
Accolades: Conf. 6th Man of Year
Post-KSU: Euroballer

4. Lew Hitch (50s)
Key Stat: Led Final Four team in rebouding
Accolades: --
Post-KSU: NBA drafted, 414 games played

5. Jeremiah Massey (00s)
Key Stat: #10 career ppg
Accolades: --
Post-KSU: Euroleague “Most Spectacular Player”

6. Manny Dies (90s)
The Collegian’s biggest fan
Key Stats: #2 all-time blocks, #17 all-time rebs
Accolades: --
Post-KSU: Euroballer

7. David Hoskins (00s)
Key Stat: #25 points in a season
Accolades: --
Post-KSU: --

8. Fred McCoy (80s)
Fat Fred might be on this list mostly because he's a personal fave
Key Stat: #50 all-time points
Accolades: --
Post-KSU: --

1. Mike Beasley (00s)
What if he stayed four years!
Key Stats: #1 career ppg, #1 season rebounding
Accolades: All-American 2008, Conference POY 2008
Post-KSU: NBA 1st round draft pick, 4K+ NBA points

2. Jack Parr (50s)
Wanted to win to an unhealthy level, frankly
Key Stats: #1 career rpg, #3 all-time double-doubles
Accolades: 3x All-Conference
Post-KSU: NBA drafted, 66 games played

3. Ed Nealy (80s)
Immovable object
Key Stats: #1 all-time rebs, #10 all-time points, #9 all-time assists
Accolades: All-Conference
Post-KSU: NBA drafted, 540 games played

4. Dick Knostman (50s)
Key Stats: #3 career ppg, #5 all-time rebs
Accolades: 2d team AA, 2x All-Conference
Post-KSU: NBA drafted, 5 games played

5. David Hall (70s)
Key Stats: #3 all-time rebs, #4 all-time double-doubles
Accolades: All-Conference
Post-KSU: NBA drafted; did not play

6. Steve Mitchell (70s)
Key Stats: #7 all-time rebs, #17 all-time points
Accolades: --
Post-KSU: NBA drafted; did not play

7. Curt Kelly (00s)
Key Stats: #4 career fg%, #4 all-time blocks
Accolades: --
Post-KSU: Euroballer

8. Deryl Cunningham (90s)
McDonald’s All-American
Key Stat: #8 all-time rebs
Accolades: --
Post-KSU: CBA, Euroballer

Essentially Flyertalk / fatty4ksu
« on: December 10, 2012, 06:17:30 PM »
Random question for those who knew him: Was he fat when he picked his user name years ago?  If not, what did it mean?

I was just thinking about this due to the splash screen photo that opens up with plus I've always kind of wondered this.  I mean, I've seen his name on KSU boards since around the time the very first one started -- in like, 1998, or something like that? -- but I never met him.

Kansas State Basketball / Thoughts on Michigan from midcourt at MSG
« on: November 23, 2012, 07:04:44 PM »
Overall I thought we played Michigan pretty even, except Hardaway looked silly good and our shots weren't falling.  ("I like big buts!")  Obviously, Hardaway was the best player on the court.  When we shut him down in the first half, we were OK.  After he got knocked silly, we were okay.  But he sunk us in the first part of the 2d half.  If McGruder was still on our team, we might've had somebody to go shot-for-shot with Hardaway, but he's clearly not.

Our motion offense got us some good shots, but we don't have good shooters.  We weren't getting bodies on bodies, and we deserved to get outrebounded.  That's 2 games in a row where we've been pushed around in the interior, and it will keep happening against teams with a pulse unless we change something.

McGruder:  Doesn't seem to care.  He seriously seems clinically depressed.  As in, that's a actual diagnosis from me.  oscar's offense has room for dribble-drives (Angel, Tay), but McG didn't even try until the last quarter of the game.  That's when he finally got on track.  Woof.

Angel:  Solid.

Will:  Solid enough.  Sorry, I didn't see anything to hate.

Omari:  I grade him on a curve, and I didn't see him do anything egregious (other than that awful attempt to dribble away after a steal).  His defense looked decent.

Southwell:  The less said the better.

Nino:  He's fine, but we're not a very good team if he's in our top 5.

Big Gip:  A good banger.  I think he had his typical game.  Love the mohawk.

Diaz:  Took a couple stupid shots.  Looked soft on defense.  He's a project, but there's hope.

Tay:  Didn't stand out to me.

JO:  Great game.

DJamer:  He's got upside is about all I can say.

Not up to KK standards, but those are my thoughts.

If McGruder gets into a therapist, perhaps we can be decent in the Big 12.

(EDIT to say this reminded me of the Duke game, where we got outclassed by Kyrie.)

I'd hoped we could keep it quiet for just a couple more months!!!  SO CLOSE!

 :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang:


Kansas State Football / Chess, not checkers
« on: October 20, 2012, 07:04:58 PM »
Welcome to Not The Big East.   :nono:

Kansas State Basketball / Best KSU coach of the past 25 years
« on: October 17, 2012, 04:59:06 PM »
Seemed like a slow day here, so I thought I'd give us something to talk about.  Here's the best basketball coaches we've had in the past 25 years.  These are facts:

1.  Bob Huggins.  Highest overall winning percentage of anyone on this list.  Won 700 games for a reason and is a Hall of Fame lock.  Absolutely turned around KSU in one year.  Brought in the highest-profile recruit in KSU history, plus the school’s all-time scorer.  Brought us: Michael Beasley, Jacob Pullen, Bill Walker, Jamar Samuels, Dom Sutton.

2.  oscar Weber.  Only guy on the list to coach a team to the NCAA national championship game, or to be named national coach of the year.  Combined overall winning record against the other coaches on this list, including wins over Huggins and Kruger teams in the NCAA tournament.  Ranked to high?  Maybe.  We'll see.  Brought us: (incomplete).

3.  Lon Kruger.  Why are there so many ex-Illinois coaches in the Big 12?  Kruger won at KSU, Florida, Illinois, UNLV.  Three-time conference coach of the year.  Went 4-for-4 with NCAA appearances at KSU, including Elite Eight run.  Brought us the best NBA player of the era (Mitch Richmond).  Clown-suited the guy below him on this list head-to-head.  Brought us: Richmond, Steve Henson, Ski Jones, Jean Derouillere, Fat Fred McCoy.

4.  Frank Martin.  Conference coach of the year at KSU.  Four NCAA appearances in five years at KSU, including one Elite Eight run.  Brought us: The entire current roster of awesomeness, Denis Clemente, Curtis Kelly.

5.  Dana Altman.  Solid career.  Conference coach of the year at KSU, plus three other times.  As a young coach he murdered it on the recruiting trail, but there was an odd disconnect between that and his actual coaching style.  Brought us:  KSU’s first McDonald’s All-American.  Can anyone name him?

1.  Pullen (Huggins)
4.  Ski Jones (Kruger)
6.  Henson (Kruger)
9.  Richmond (Kruger)
11.  Jam Sam (Huggins)
15.  Denis (Frank)
21.  McGruder (Frank)
33.  Jean Derouillere (Kruger)
37.  Beasley (Huggins)
38.  Will Scott (Kruger)

Man, there's a lot of Kruger and Huggins on that list…


Kansas State Basketball / Bill Self relationship status: It's Complicated
« on: September 28, 2012, 02:00:39 PM »
Merge if already discussed elsewhere...

I know a group two groups of girls over at Lawrence that Bill Self bought a round of Sex On The Beach Wet Pussy shots for.  He creeped them out.

Apparently that's his shot of choice, so if you see him out maybe buy him one.  Also, he's planning to get a separation from his wife.

Kansas State Basketball / Weber v. Billy Clyde Gillespie
« on: April 04, 2012, 10:13:02 AM »
So I recall a very vocal group on this board liking Billy Clyde as a coach.  In the Big XII rankings thread, several (not all) ranked Gillespie ahead of Weber.

Now, I'm not sure whether there's any overlap between Gillespie lovers and Weber haters, but I don't see a big difference.  For the most part, Weber's numbers are better.

1)  Both were fired.
2)  Both are white men.
3)  Weber had a better overall record (.669) than Gillespie (.622) after being fired (i.e., not even counting last year's 8-23 train wreck for BCG).
4)  Weber won 4 conference titles in 14 seasons; Gillespie won 1 in 8 seasons.
5)  Weber went to Sweet 16 three times in 14 seasons; Gillespie once in 8 seasons.
6)  Weber went to the Elite 8, Final Four, and championship game.

Anyone who loves Billy Clyde and hates Weber, please clue me in.  Now, BCG didn't have a losing record at UK (in two seasons) but he sucked bad enough to get fired.


(Of course, maybe BCG sucks as a coach -- his team last year was embarrassing -- in which case this comparison is not complimentary.)

Kansas State Basketball / I think we'll do well under Weber
« on: April 02, 2012, 10:06:15 AM »
Seriously.  He won't make us much better than we were under Frank, but I think he'll continue to keep us around 4-5th place in the conference and a Round of 32 NCAA team.  His history says as much.

Of course, the ultimate test is his recruiting.  He needs to hire a recruiter.  HIRE A RECRUITER, COACH!


(So sue me for going against the board wisdom, I don't care...)

Kansas State Football / Coach 'em up, Bill!
« on: October 26, 2011, 09:42:28 AM »
He did, didn't he!?   :surprised:

Is this term no longer ironic?

Essentially Flyertalk / GQ tucks a shirt at KSU
« on: October 11, 2011, 07:14:49 AM »  ("Look 1")

Charles Melton, KSU student: "I never tucked my shirt in.  I just fastened a couple of buttons to keep the wind from blowing it around."

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