Mark Mangino has truly reached a landmark, and we are not talking about critical mass. If he had, there would have been an evacuation order for most of the metropolitan Lawrence, Kansas area. However, Mangino has already come close to this several times, and no one besides Raimond Pendleton was seriously injured.
The landmark we're discussing is Mangino's greatest accomplishment as head coach: making a Kansas football team capable of beating up the Kansas basketball team.
A source said several people witnessed a skirmish between members of the KU football team and basketball team. The identities of the other players involved were not known as of Tuesday night.
KU basketball player Tyshawn Taylor suffered a dislocated left thumb in the incident, and will be out three to four weeks during the injury. The fight was a two-stager, and started at around 6 p.m., and then again at 10:30 p.m. because you finish the drill like a champion, son. The second stage of the fight involved around 20 people milling around menacingly in the parking lot of a dormitory, further proof that if where there is one determined idiot, there are at least 20 dumber people who will follow.
If only Todd Reesing and his amazing American flag jacket had been there, none of this would have happened.
Taylor, Mr. Dislocated Left Thumb, also left the following messages on his Facebook account:
"I got a dislocated finger ..from throwing a punch ..so don’t let the news paper gas yall up aite," Taylor wrote.
Minutes earlier, around midnight, he wrote: "real (racial slur)s do real things .. point plankn."
His earlier posts indicate there may have been escalating tension.
"keep my name out ya’ mouth for you get smacked in it," he wrote at 11:12 a.m. Tuesday, and 30 minutes later he posted, "never get outta character .. I’m always a G about it."
About 4 p.m., Taylor posted, "(racial slur)s be muggin me ..you know I’m mugging back."
The irony? We left these same updates on our facebook account just minutes before. QUIT BITING OUR THUG STYLE, BASKETBALL MAN. In summary, Kansas' football program is going to win the Big 12 this year.
UPDATE: And again this morning. The drill, it seems, is ongoing.