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10-18-2012, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by SpinTheBlackCircle View Post
Did anyone else watch the 30 for 30 about the auctioning of the original handwritten rules of basketball written by James Naismith? Was FASCINATING. Great episode,
I did. My sister is a junior at KU (Basketball season ticket holder all three years) and was a freshman when this all happened. I myself was just days away from my first game at Allen Fieldhouse. What that movie said is absolutely true: going to a game there is both a religious experience in a sense and probably the loudest, craziest venue for a sporting event. I could do a whole post on my trip to Allen alone, but the Rules are home at KU.

*What the documentary did fail to mention is something I call Naismith's Irony: He may have been the inventor of basketball, but he is the only KU men's basketball coach with a career losing record.

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