Let’s Hug It Out

April 6, 2007 – 12:00 am by TheBaker

Rub your eyes. Make sure you’re reading correct. I’m back.

I know, I know, contain yourselves. Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. I’ve heard everything from shacking up for a month in a mountain cabin with a blanket and the box-set of Blossom to getting confused over the Iraq-Iran border in the Shatt Al-Arab before talking my way out of capture by convincing the Iranians I was Dr. Wayne Szalinski from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

While those seem like reasonable and ultra-believable scenarios, the truth is this whole “real world-work thingamagigy” is cutting into my free time. But I’ve decided to turn off Virtua Tennis and stop watching Kindergarten Cop (I really am watching K-Cop) and dive back into this cesspool…

Is anyone surprised Bob Huggins jumped the Kansas State ship for home – even if home is West Virginia? Hey, I stop at the same Wendy’s in Wheeling, WV every trip out east, so by default I know everything there is to know about West Virginia. Huggy-Bear leaving for his alma mater is a no-brainer. Can anyone blame a guy for leaving arguably the decade’s worst program in the Big 12 for home?

This wouldn’t be such a big story had Huggins not brought Kansas State to the brink of the Dance and corralled top recruits Bill Walker last year and Michael Beasley this year. Kansas State gave Huggins a lifeline after he was forced out in disgrace at Cincinnati following a drunken driving arrest and the dreaded (and perhaps mythical) zero-graduation rate. Now they get a right hook to the gut and a laundry list of players ready to bolt Manhattan.
Seems fair. How’s that saying go? When you dance with the devil, you’re liable to get burned?
Huggy doesn’t need to get fitted for horns and a tail just yet. He did what anyone else would’ve

Now let the drama begin as to what happens with Beasley, the nation’s top player, who cemented that claim in last week’s Special Sauce on a Sesame Bun All-American Game. Let this coaching carousel continue to spin out of control. What’s next? Bobby Knight to Kentucky? Seams as likely as me watching Blossom.


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  1. One Response to “Let’s Hug It Out”

  2. I’m setting the over/under on The Baker’s next post at Memorial Day.

    By Anonymous on Apr 10, 2007

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