Friday, March 26, 2010
Xavier-Kansas State: Double OT Thriller Provides More Heartbreak For Cincinnati Sports Fans
This blog exists for one reason and one reason only: to put a fun spin on the heartbreak that Cincinnati sports fans suffer daily. We pray to Byron Larkin, Ken Anderson, Boomer Esiason, Chris Sabo and Lazelle Durden every day that a team in this city will win some sort of championship before Jerry Springer dies.
Tonight we might have to give up though because there is no way to spin the Xavier game, unless you've been through a botched heart surgery, you probably haven't had to endure this type of pain.
So what happened?
With only seconds left and K-State up 72-69, Xavier's Terrell Holloway prove that he's part man, part Komodo dragon and all awesome when he drained three free throws at the end of regulation to send the game into OT.
Seriously, raise your hand if you thought he was going to hit all three free throws. I'll tell you what I thought: I thought a unicorn had a better chance of walking into my kitchen and cooking a five course pancake breakfast. I did not think Holloway was going to hit all three free throws, but he did.
At the end of regulation, the only person that was screaming louder than Gus Johnson was everyone in my living room.
Lets cut to OT. Raise your hand if you thought Xavier was done in OT. I did, Ochocinco thought the Muskies were going to kiss the baby. But no, what happens: Jordan Crawford --from 17 zip codes away-- nails a 3-ball to tie the game. If you think I'm exaggerating about the 17 zip codes, watch the video at the top of the page.
The 39 fans in Kansas who didn't have a heart attack after the Northern Iowa-Kansas game popped 11 more heart pills after Crawford's three. There was more prescription medicine used in Kansas Thursday night then in Brittany Murphy's house in all of 2007.
Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be. K-State pulled out the win 101-96. Citizens of Kansas now have two days to re-up their heart medication.
On the other hand, if you're a Cincinnati sports fan, your heart medicine has probably been gone since September because here's what you've endured: Stokley's 87-yard slap in the face, De'Sean Butler's buzzer beating 3-point BANK shot in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals that beat the Bearcats, Shayne Graham choking like a drowning victim in the playoffs and now you have this.