Monday Notebook: The Border War is back!

 It was a blast of a weekend in Kansas City, as the Border War is finally back.

1. Well….

Another shutout loss for Kansas. This time it was 43-0 to TCU. The Jayhawks have been outscored 98-0 over the last two games. That’s so bad. I don’t know if we, as a fanbase, even realize how absolutely terrible that is. The offense produced 21 TOTAL YARDS. WHAT? HOW? I can’t even with this team anymore. To be completely honest I didn’t watch very much of this game. Penn State-Michigan and USC-Notre Dame were on, and even though both of those game were decided by four and five touchdowns, they were still more watchable than the dumpster fire that is KU Football. David Beaty and athletic director Sheahon Zenger need to hit the road. They haven’t made any difference in the quality of this football team. If anything they’ve made it worse. The Jayhawks haven’t been this bad since the 80s. Or maybe they’ve never been this bad. It’s unbelievable that I’m saying that, but here we are; the lowest point in the recent history of Kansas Football.

2. The Sunflower Showdown Returns 

There’s a possibility that KU gets shutout in three consecutive games. You know what? I almost hope that happens. I’m so torn though. I cannot stand K-State but I want Beaty and Zenger out. The lesser of two evils applies here I suppose so I will be rooting for the Jayhawks to win (for a half at least and if they don’t score any points I’m pulling for the donut). The Wildcats almost beat Oklahoma on Saturday, so I’m expecting KU to lose. I’m not sure what else to say about this game really. Actually previewing it seems rather pointless to me. But I have to say something because it’s K-State. I will say that I have a lot of respect for Bill Snyder. He’s one of the greatest college coaches of all time. Kansas has too many problems to overcome. The season was over a long time ago. Prediction: K-State wins 47-0.

3. Kansas Wins the Border War! 

That was such a fun game. It was the greatest exhibition to ever be played. It sure felt like it meant a lot too. Kansas would win the game by a final score of 93-87. Devonte Graham led all players with 25 points. He also had ten rebounds and five assists. He was tremendous. Malik Newman finished with 17 points, six boards, and five assists. Newman also looked quite good. Udoka Azubuike had 16 points and four blocks. Mizzou had no answer for him in the post. The rotation for the Jayhawks actually seemed to work. Mitch Lightfoot and Billy Preston played well in relief of Azubuike. Marcus Garrett was solid off the bench as well. Svi Mykhailiuk wasn’t very good though. It wasn’t even that he was bad, he just didn’t do much. He was the only player on the floor I wasn’t pleased with however. Mizzou fans should be excited for this year too. Michael Porter Jr, Jordan Barnett, and Jeremiah Tilmon all looked like really solid players. This game was a ton of fun, and if you’re one of the people who says that just because the Tigers are bad sometimes means we shouldn’t play them, you are wrong. KU, Mizzou, K-State, and Wichita State should play an early-season tournament every November. You can’t tell me you wouldn’t watch that.

4. Inside the Paint Season Preview!

The prop-bet show returns!!! I’m so excited for this show. Ryan, Nick, and myself are going to talk Border War and Devon Dotson, we’ll preview the season, we’ll answer ask RCBs, and last, but not least, we’re going to do 40+ prop bets. Should be an absolute blast of a podcast. Check RCB Twitter for more updates.

Landen Fields is a contributor for Rock Chalk Blog. You can check out his archive here.

Landen Fields

I’m a junior in high school. I’m also homeschooled, which gives me the ability to watch ESPN all day. I love the Jayhawks, and I love to write about them. I’m also a huge fan of Star Wars, Marvel, and action/sci-fi movies. I hope to have a career in sports media one day, and I am grateful for this first step into a larger world.