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Kansas victory over Memphis: it is all in the legs

April 9, 2008

No hard core analysis. No intense research this time around. Just an observation that Memphis clearly lost because their legs went dead at the end of the game. People can blame it on Calipari (I am not knowledgeable enough to comment on his substitutions during the game) or the players for choking. All I saw was guys who lost their legs and that was the whole story. In baseball, pitching is all in the legs. In football, the Giants ‘road warriors’ 11 game road win streak was all about more rest for the players, less arduous practices late in the season. These superhuman athletes are not robots that just get wound up like toys and play for 40 (or 45 or 60) minutes. They still get tired. The game is less complicated than many would believe.