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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: January 19, 2015

A look around the sporting world

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An abbreviated links post today. If you see anything of interest make sure to put up a fanshot. (Yes mikeville made me say that)

Kansas Basketball

Anybody's guess: Oklahoma’s Hield predicts Sooners will win Big 12 |
“We’re gonna win the Big 12. I’m saying it right now. We’re gonna win the Big 12,” declared the 6-foot-4, 212-pound junior from Freeport, Bahamas and graduate of Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita.

The Day After: Slapped by the Cyclones | Tale of the Tait |
With College Gameday in the building and hype around the game growing throughout the week, Iowa State answered the challenge of welcoming the Kansas men's basketball team to town in a big way and in convincing fashion.

Getting to know No. 18 Oklahoma | Smithology |
As Bill Self mentioned following Kansas University’s Saturday night loss at Iowa State, the Jayhawks don’t have much time to recover and prepare for another solid offensive team in Oklahoma.

#KUReview: The play that got Cliff Alexander benched |
The most-talked-about storyline following Kansas' 86-81 loss to Iowa State appears to be the second-half benching of freshman Cliff Alexander by coach Bill Self.

Bill Self unhappy with shortened prep time as KU takes on No. 18 Oklahoma |

Kansas’ defense was leaky against Iowa State on Saturday, and coach Bill Self knows he doesn’t have much time to fix the issue.

Super Bowl

Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots - Recap - January 18, 2015 - ESPN
Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more -- the Super Bowl.

Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks - Recap - January 18, 2015 - ESPN
The loudest stadium in America was silent. A return trip to the Super Bowl was slipping away. Time for the Seattle Seahawks to show why they are champions. (Ed Note, has anyone checked on Grad?)

Seattle Seahawks open as favorites, but Super Bowl line on the move - ESPN
The Seahawks opened as 2.5-point favorites at multiple Las Vegas sports books, but the number was down to a pick 'em at the Westgate Superbook and the William Hill and Wynn sports books within an hour after opening. CG Technology was holding at Seattle minus-1. The MGM had the Patriots as 1-point favorites.

Brandon Bostick Wasn't Supposed To Try To Catch That Onside Kick
But no one, no one could possibly feel worse—or engender more sympathy in us—than Brandon Bostick, whose airborne muff of an onside kick led directly to Seattle's go-ahead drive. And it's all the worse because Bostick was never supposed to even attempt to haul in that ball in the first place.

Report: Patriots Under NFL Investigation For Deflating Footballs [Update]
WTHR's Bob Kravitz is reporting the NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots illegally deflated footballs during the team's AFC Championship game against the Colts Sunday night.

Other News

Yes I grabbed the very first two links that seemed somewhat interesting. Have a problem with that then make a fanshot.

Thank God, It Sounds Like the Gremlins Reboot Has Been Shelved
When we last got an update on this project, Warner Bros. was going full-steam ahead with it. Now, writer Seth Grahame-Smith says the whole thing has been shoved back once again.

Judge Unimpressed By X-Wing Lawsuit
A couple months ago we profiled a case in Delaware Chancery where a lawyer acting pro se (NYLS grad, natch) sued Disney for "stalling the next evolution of human transportation on this planet," namely the construction of a working model of Luke Skywalker's X-Wing. After much thoughtful consideration, we declared this lawsuit "stupid."