Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Random Thoughts 10/16/12

  • The Jayhawks have landed a top 6-5 combo guard for the 2013 class of freshmen (that's the fourth commitment, for those of you scoring at home).  Wayne Selden came to Late Night in the Phog, spent the weekend quietly calling and canceling visits at other schools and then humbly made an announcement (no press conference) that he has selected KU.  Selden is a beast of a physical specimen and could easily be a top player at KU and early NBA prospect.
  • 2016: Obama's America is getting released on DVD… today.  It's also available to purchase online.  This was the fourth most successful documentary ever and extension of the book by Dinesh D'Souza, The Roots of Obama's Rage.  It's a fascinating examination of who and what has influenced President Obama and why his view of America is a lot different than most Americans.
  • Speaking of documentaries, ESPN will be airing another "30 for 30" documentary tonight, this time about Kansas basketball and the pursuit of Dr. James Naismith's original rules for the game.  It's titled, "There's No Place Like Home," referencing the effort to bring the document to the place Naismith spent the last 40 years of his life.
  • I've gone 3-3 so far this year with my fantasy football team.  I'm actually scoring the more points than any other team in my group (#2 out of 30), but match-ups being what they are, I've had three narrow losses already.  Oh, well.
  • Kansas is getting fancy new high-tech driver's licenses.
  • Why is everyone so convinced that President Obama will do well in the debate tonight?  I think the president will likely struggle considering his record and Romney's momentum.  It was front page news today that Romney is leading in most of the swing states and nationwide among likely voters.
  • Today's Gallup poll shows President Obama is down 14 points among men and compared to 2008, has less support across all groups in all regions.
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