The Kansas Jayhawks have done it again. After beating Oklahoma last night, 83-75, Kansas clinched their 10th straight Big 12 Conference regular season title. Which is great and all, but does make one ask lots of questions. Some of them being about the other programs in the league and others being about the dominance of Kansas in the league itself. Like, should Kansas even be forced to play those teams anymore if the outcome is now a given?
I (obviously) kid.
To give some perspective on the last time another team won a Big 12 Conference title, though, let’s try to put one of those “what were you doing” type of things on this. As in, what were you doing the last time someone other than Kansas won the Big 12?
So, 10 straight regular season titles is the equivalent of 10 years. If my mathematical skills are still sharp, which is questionable, that takes us to the year 2004.
I was not of drinking age the last time the Kansas Jayhawks did not win the Big 12. I’m not saying I wasn’t drinking. Rather, I am saying I was doing so in an illegal way. Also, I didn’t have a mortgage, responsibility or any kids yet.
I guess what I am trying to say is that my grown-up section of my life started just a few years after Kansas became the Big 12 kings of the Big 12. Coincidence? I think not.
One can only assume — because it’s lies, fictional, hyperbole and bologna — that if a different team were to break up this streak in year four or five, maybe I wouldn’t have two
mutants kids that are confusing me with their father (tests have yet to be run. I am still skeptical as they are too pretty and smart to be mine).
Enough about me. Enough about the Kansas Jayhawks too. What were you doing the last time someone other than Kansas won the Big 12? If you can’t think of it as 10 years ago, try using the 40 pounds ago measuring cycle.