What a great game!! I watched at a friend's house with a bunch of guys and the consensus was that it was one of the most evenly matched finals ever.Also? We all wondered what the heck "Rock, Chalk, Jayhawks!" really means. Nobody knew. Still don't.
I actually rooted for them, maybe because I know someone from that State. :-)Welcome to Sports reporting!
It was quite a game. I have to admit, I got frustrated and left at that infamous 2 min. mark for a bit, and when I came back it was a two point game. Good thing I returned, huh?!The "Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk, KU" chant was started by a professor of chemistry at the college back in the 1800's. He wanted a chant for his Science Club and patterned the yell after a rhythmic cadence of a train ride he took on his way home from a Wichita conference. Originally it was "Ray, Rah, Jayhawk, KU" but an English professor thought that "Rock, Chalk" would be better because it rhymed with "Jayhawk" and was symbolic of the chalky limestone of the area. It was officially adopted as the school chant in 1887 and supposedly is only used in the midst of a great victory.Last night was definitely one of those!
Of all those I was happy for when they won, my younger daughter-in-law was highest on the list. Until a few weeks ago she was working full time besides going to school full time, and the win meant no classes on Tuesday, so she got to catch up on her sleep...alan
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