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The Rock Chalkboard: 12.24.23

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the (field) house

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NCAA Basketball: Holy Cross at Kansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

(Evil laugh)

Mua ha ha ha ha ha! I’m taking over again and there’s nothing you fools can do to stop me!

Meh I’m just kidding. I will be here for the next few days, though. In all seriousness, I am grateful for RCT and the community here. I’m not around as much as I’d like to be, but two kids and a “real” job changes things. I definitely needed that break last year! Appreciate fizzle welcoming me back and keeping this place going. Season’s greetings to each and every one reading.

Let’s rock.

The Rock Chalkboard

Harry Greenstein at the LJW writes that Kansas football players have the opportunity to accomplish something for the first time in program history - win the second leg of a back-to-back bowl appearance after losing the second. After all, Kansas has only been two back-to-back bowls twice in its history.

Connor Becker takes a look at “3 Lingering Questions” for the UNLV Rebels as they prepare to match up with KU in the bowl game.

Shane Jackson illustrates his three keys to a KU victory, and you’ll never guess #1. That’s right. #Motivation

247Sports has your KU depth chart, bowl game edition.

I’m not familiar with the website VSIN, but they preview KU-UNLV from a betting perspective.

Jeff Parles at Heartland College Sports is taking the Jayhawks to cover, however.

Memorial Stadium is literally crumbling. (But that’s a good thing).

Kansas football has already signed the best recruiting class in program history.

It’s never too early for Bracketology, right? I’ll take a 1-seed in Omaha.

Bits O’ Chalk

Time to get locked and loaded for NFL Week 16.

The Detroit Pistons have tied an NBA record for futility with their 26th-straight loss.

Kansas native Jerry Kill is retiring from coaching (again).

Fresh off its CFP snub, Florida State is suing its own conference in an attempt to leave the ACC.

I thought this was an interesting NIL pledge drive that UCF came up with.

Is FAU basketball for real?

Oklahoma alum Ryan Minor, who replaced Cal Ripken when “The Streak” ended, has passed away after a battle with cancer.

Eraser Dust

John Candy’s cameo in Home Alone paid him just $414.

How do you cook your bacon?

If a coworker is being passive-aggressive toward you, try this.

This spot might be more effective on Fox “News” but what do I know.

Ranked choice voting initiatives are gaining steam in some states. (Kansas would never.)

Who will have a white Christmas?

Speaking of white Christmas, here’s some history behind the now-iconic song.

Question of the Day

Have you been eliminated from your fantasy football playoffs yet?