Loose transcription of text message from Chris last night:
I believe this aptly summed up all of our most eloquent feelings on this crazy team making it to the Final 4.
Chris's earlier comparison with 2003 is holding true. The gritty two-seed knocks off the front-running one-seed, after some early-round games where we didn't look very sharp at times. And even though Vegas was favoring us, our guys still played with that loose, underdog attitude that we as KU fans so seldom get to experience. This was more exciting than surviving Davidson in '08, just as knocking off 'Zona in '03 was more of a thrill than hammering Oregon in '02.
And what a huge milestone for Self, getting that huge Elite 8 millstone off his neck once and (probably) for all.
I'm in such a good mood I'm going to post a Good/Bad Keegan Quote of the Day:
"The combination of ladders and scissors on nylon always puts a coach in a good mood, but this time it had a little extra meaning to the coach who doesn’t need a ladder to stand eye-to-eye with college basketball coaching giants, past and present."
I mean, it's so bad it's good. Or maybe I'm so happy right now that it just doesn't matter.