University of Kansas basketball fans have a reputation for, shall we say, over-reacting to the fate of their men’s basketball team.
So Tuesday night’s 72-40 destruction of the Jayhawks at the hands of top-ranked Kentucky has plenty of fair-weather fans searching for the meaning of life today.
But calm down. We all know coach Bill Self will right the ship, get the team headed in a better direction and eventually win its 11th straight Big 12 regular-season championship.
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As a fair-weather fan and Kansas grad, I realize that the people who take these early season games so seriously represent the minority of KU followers.
Most of us really don’t start paying attention until the regular Big 12 season is half over, and serious talk has started about who’s going to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament during March Madness.
Because, let’s face it, that’s what it is all about: being at your best in March and hoping to play in the national title game.
I’m not saying KU will make it that far (though ardent fans sure hope so).
But the Jayhawks are a lot better than they showed on Tuesday night.
At least, I hope so.