Can’t wait for this!
On December 10, 2010, Sotheby’s auctioned off the most important historical document in sports history—James Naismith’s original rules of basketball. There’s No Place Like Home is the story of one fan’s obsessive quest to win this seminal American artifact at auction and bring the rules “home” to Lawrence, Kansas, where Naismith coached and taught for more than 40 years.
Airing on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 8 pm on ESPN.
This time back in 2007, I was in Austin, TX for the premiere of my movie at SXSW. More importantly, I was in enemy territory for the Big 12 Championship, with my Jayhawks playing the Texas Longhorns. We emerged victorious that afternoon, and I’m hoping the same occurs today when we get a rematch after they killed our home winning streak last month.
I wish I could be in Austin again this year, for the festival and the basketball spectating. I know one fellow Jayhawk will be repping for us down there, though.
Coatney, are you with me?
Rock Chalk Flash Mob
In addition to defeating Missouri, our arch enemies, with a score of 103-56, the University of Kansas proved why Allen Fieldhouse is widely considered to be the greatest place to see a college basketball game. With 7:12 left to play in the first half, the score tied, a large portion of the student section spontaneously broke out into a choreographed dance to music that played over the loudspeakers.
My KU pride is swelling.
GPOYW: Happiest-KU-Basketball-Fan-Alive Edition
The sign on the door said, “Allen Fieldhouse court is closed to the public. Do not enter,” but you’d be surprised what a Newsweek business card and some rambling about a Kodachrome road trip will get you. 15 minutes of free reign in the best arena to see a college basketball game!
Big thanks to Dave for being a huge help with my Lawrence photographing, and for snapping this pic for me.