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So According To This, Derrick Coleman Is Alvar Hanso

Congratulations to the Kansas Jayhawks who put to bed the ghost of Roy Williams and erased at least some of the pain from 2003 (our bad) with their 75-68 OT win in the national championship game. It was a redemptive win for the program and for Bill Self.

I guess it was redemptive for Jayhawks fans as well although I'm a little short of sympathy for a team that has more Final Four appearances in the last twenty years than 98% of the programs out there.


Still, there's no better storyline in sports than redemption. And there's no better TV show at dealing with that topic than
Lost. You know where this going...

Actually this time its not me. Reader Adam from
Did You Vote Prime sent this in and far be it from me to deny any theory that combines Lost and Syracuse

On LOST, it seems like characters on the island are there to redeem themselves in some way for wrongs they've committed in their past. And frequently, when they've found redemption, they die (Eko, Charlie, probably a few others).
Let's use this to follow a path in college basketball.

Syracuse Basketball

1987:
Derrick Coleman misses key free throws that would have sealed the game. Keith Smart makes that shot. We lose.
2003:
Hakim Warrick misses key free throws that would have sealed the game. BUT THEN he makes that big block redeeming both himself and the entire basketball team.
2004+:
Being redeemed, the SU basketball team has died.

Kansas Basketball

2003:
Kansas fights back in the championship game, sets themselves up for a game tying 3 after their opponent misses some free throws that would have sealed the game. The 3 is blocked. Kansas fails.
2008: Kansas fights back in the championship game, sets themselves up for a game tying 3 after their opponent misses some free throws that would have sealed the game. The 3 goes in! Kansas goes on to win in overtime. Kansas is redeemed!
2009+ prediction: The Kansas basketball team dies.

Memphis
Basketball
2008:
Memphis takes the lead late in the NCAA championship basketball game. Faced with free throws to seal the win, they miss them. Memphis goes on to lose in overtime.
2013 prediction:
Memphis takes the lead late in the NCAA championship basketball game. Faced with the free throws to seal the win they make them, winning the championship and redeeming the Memphis basketball team!
2013+ prediction:
Memphis basketball dies.

That's a solid, rudimentary theory that I don't think we can deny. Question is though, when do we travel through the wormhole to reverse the effects of Oceanic Flight 815 the 1987 National Championship and change history for the better? And whose living in that hatch underneath the Carrier Dome resetting Jim Boeheim's stopwatch every 60 seconds? And what's with the three-toed statue of Jim Brown??? And what really happened to Josh Wright??? ARGGGG...SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!

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