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UNI turns Kansas into dust in the wind

Posted on: March 20, 2010 9:01 pm
Edited on: March 20, 2010 11:54 pm
Thomas Beisner

Did you see this coming?  Of course not.  After all, everyone told us Kansas was invincible.  They were supposedly the most complete team in the nation.  They were supposedly the deepest and most talented team in the nation.  They were the team with the experience to survive and advance in March.  They were the school who had a famous alumni nearby who was an expert on not choking.

So much for that.

Northern Iowa used a steady and efficient offense and a relentless defense to overpower Kansas on Saturday in Oklahoma City.  For the Jayhawks, the nearly complete disappearance of Sherron Collins, who never looked comfortable with the pace of the game, coupled with the man-handling of Cole Aldrich throughout by a guy with mutton chop sideburns and a guy with man boobs and male pattern baldness, made this game more than heartbreaking.  It was a complete and utter embarrassment of epic proportions.

But, if Kansas fans thought they were going to sneak off into the sunset after their team choked away in the city that gave birth to the twist tie (coincidence?) and just resurface next year, things got even worse. 

Just minutes after the final buzzer sounded and about 25 minutes before Mario Little stopped crying on the sideline, American rock legends Kansas released a 2010 version of their famous song, Dust in the Wind, dedicated to the Jayhawks. 

Here are they lyrics:

I close my eyes
Have nightmares of Ali Farokhmanesh
A tough loss,
Another Morningstar DUI arrest?

Dust in the wind
All they are is dust in the wind

Cole Al-drich
Softer than Lance Bass during a lap dance.
Point guard play,
Non-existent all game, good luck next year in France.

Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind

Coach Bill Self,
Callin’ Billy G, time for vacation
That last title,
No one remembers they were on probation.

Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
Dust in the wind
Everything is dust in the wind
Everything is dust in the wind

But, don't get too discouraged, Jayhawk fans.  After all, they say that when you're the most in need of help, you truly find out who your friends are.  A quick trip over to Kansas fan site The Shiver should make you feel better.  From a kind soul named "UKfan4life" comes these words of condolence to those of you suffering:

AH!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!

Northern Iowa will head to St. Louis and look for their next upset against the winner of the Michigan State - Maryland game. 

Category: NCAAB
Tags: Midwest
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