Signs of March Madness from my email:
“Let us pray…
Our Father, who art in Lawrence,
Hallowed be thy Game.
Thy bracket come.
Thy upset will be done, In as it is in Allen Field House.
Give us this day our deserved game.
And forgive us our turnovers,
As we forgive Roy who double-crossed against us.
And lead us not into defeat,
But deliver us from bias,
For Kansas is the basketball kingdom,
And the tradition,
And the glory,
For ever and ever.
and this email to Jayhawks in PA:
I am getting very anxious for 7:10PM tomorrow night to arrive. We have a first round match-up with Niagara. Niagara played Florida A&M on Tuesday night for the “right” to play Kansas in the first round. They will be very fired up & might give us a bit of competition in the first half. Then Kansas should turn on the after burners & take care of them in easy fashion.
An interesting footnote to this game. Do you remember during last years’ graduations in the area, the young man in Levittown, PA who wasn’t allowed to speak at his High School’s graduation – even though he was the class president? He was a senior at Harry S. Truman High School & people were worried about retaliation from some gang-related shootings? The young mans name is Tyrone Lewis & he plays basketball for Niagara!
I have received around 17 RSVP’s for tomorrow nights’ game. I would like to double that number. Come on Jayhawks – this is a very exciting time for us & we should be together. We need to get past the first round this year & that in itself will be cause for celebration. Have you seen the latest Sports Illustrated? Their bracket has Kansas as National Champion!!!!! Hopefully this won’t be a jinx – because we’re not on the cover, just the centerfold!!!
Let’s get together at Champps tomorrow night for dinner and drinks and Jayhawk Basketball. RSVP to me even if you’re just a “maybe” – I need to give Champps a call with an approximate head count. I look forward to seeing all of you who have RSVP’d & many, many more!