Welcome to a special NCAA Tournament edition of TRASH TALK, where I make fun of K-State opponents with a mix of relevant facts and entirely dumb insults. Feel free to contribute in the comments, but remember this is supposed to be fun.
[HOT TAEK VOICE, you know the one]: MARCUS FOSTER COULDN’T HACK IT AS “THE GUY” AT K-STATE! WHEN THEY NEEDED HIM TO TAKE THE LEAD, HIS STATS ALL WENT DOWN — SCORING, SHOOTING PERCENTAGES, REBOUNDING, ASSISTS. THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF MANHATTAN WERE TOO MUCH FOR HIM! HE HAD TO GO HANG OUT BY THE BANKS OF THE MISSOURI RIVER TO TURN HIMSELF AROUND!
Greg McDermott is a mediocre college basketball coach. His biggest star at Creighton has been his own son, NBA player Doug McDermott. And even when Doug was a consensus first-team All-American for three years in a row, Greg only managed to go 3-3 in the NCAA Tournament. He never posted even a .500 record in four seasons at Iowa State, and his best finish in the Big 12 was in a four-way tie for seventh place.
Creighton’s last Sweet 16 appearance was in 1974. In March 1974, Richard Nixon was still president. It would be another 10 years before I was even born. It was Eddie Sutton’s first D1 job, and as soon as he got the Bluejays to the Sweet 16, he was out of Omaha. Against their only common opponent (Baylor), Creighton went 0-1 and K-State went 2-0 this year. What I’m saying is that although Creighton upgraded conferences when the Catholic schools took the Big East name with them and added the Bluejays plus Xavier and Butler, but they are still the same institution they were in their Missouri Valley days.
Omaha is a dump. Nearly a million people, but what is it known for? Warren Buffet, mail-order steaks, a zoo, and college baseball — but Creighton has only ever been to one College World Series.
Finally, “Creighton Bluejays? More like Cretin Boojays, am I right?”