Danny Manning and the Miracles
Day 1 of the 2014 NCAA Tournament was epic. With a record four overtime games and upsets galore, one couldn’t ask for much more from the Round of 64.
In honor of some of the best games and performances in NCAA Tournament history, Yahoo Sports recalls the most “Memorable Moments” of March Madness.
The video above explores the 1988 Kansas Jayhawks, an underachieving 6-seed that powered its way through the Tourney thanks to incredible performances by senior big man Danny Manning.
Manning was an absolute beast and was probably deserves the the title of best individual performer in Tourney history. It’s hard to imagine anyone in this current era of college hoops doing what he did in ‘88.
Also of note… the 2-seed Kansas Jayhawks are currently in a showdown with 15-seed Eastern Kentucky, it’s a tie game at the half. Stay tuned.
Later tonight, the 13-seed Tulsa Golden Hurricane take on the 4-seed UCLA Bruins in the Round of 64. Tulsa is coached by none other than Danny Manning himself. Tulsa shocked UCLA in 1994, upsetting the Bruins in the first round of Tourney play.
Well isn’t this special?
A few friends of mine have had that “uh-oh” moment (typically in Vegas) when they realize the nice, sexy stranger they brought home for the evening is no longer in their hotel room and has run off with money, jewelry, electronics, etc. Oops!
A few SMU football players one upped that scenario as they were taken by not just any sexy stranger, but by a lady of the night.
According to CBS Dallas/Fort Worth, three SMU football players reported to police in April that an escort hired by one of the players, linebacker Uchenna Nwabuike, had stolen more than $3,000 worth of laptops, televisions and video games from their off-campus house.
Nwabuike told authorities that he had “made a deal with the suspect to have sex with her for $50” but that “he did not pay the suspect for the acts that she performed,” after which he and his roommates left her in their house while they attended SMU’s end-of-year banquet on April 28.
Apparently these guys don’t read the morning paper or watch the news, otherwise they would’ve taken the hint from our very own Secret Service agents that it’s best to pay the kind woman what you promised her, or else you can expect a s*** storm.
Perhaps we can chalk this one up to youthful indiscretion?
One last note… multiple electronics including laptops, televisions AND video games,onlyworth a combined three grand? Damn, these dudes are cheap!
Add this anecdote to the list of reasons why college athletes should get paid more money.
(here’s a link to the news story: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7548847 )