Lists, lists, lists

I’m in the mood for lists today.I’ve been busy revising a list of the top Wichita State basketball players of all-time, one I’ll be sharing in my blog in the near future. Perhaps as early as next week.

Almost 12 years ago, I made a list of the best WSU players from 1 through 290. I won’t be going that deep this time, but I will pick a Top 100 and am looking forward to doing so. A lot of really good players

I won’t go anywhere near an eggplant. If you serve it for dinner, I’m out the door.

from the Mark Turgeon and Gregg Marshall eras have passed through the Shockers since the last list. It will be a challenge.

Until then, I’m going to hit you with a bunch of random lists today and would certainly love your feedback. I’m a list guy, always have been. Mind you, I haven’t spent a lot of time researching the lists I’m about to mention. These are off the cuff. Enjoy.

Best college coaching jobs

1. Alabama football

2. Ohio State football (although the Big Ten is really bad right now)

3. Duke basketball

4. USC football

5. Kentucky basketball

6. Michigan football

7. Texas football

8. Kansas basketball

9. Notre Dame football

10. Oklahoma football

10 best coaches in college football of basketball today

1. Nick Saban, Alabama football

2. Mike Krzyzewski, Duke basketball

3. Urban Meyer, Ohio State football

4. Bill Self, Kansas basketball

5. Rick Pitino, Louisville basketball

6. Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball

7. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State football

8. Bill Snyder, Kansas State (even at .500 this season)

9. John Calipari, Kentucky basketball

10. Gregg Marshall, Wichita State basketball (call me a homer, which I’m not)

Comment: So three of the best 10 coaches in college’s highest-profile are right here in Kansas? Work with me, people. Work with me.

10 best hitters in MLB

1. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

2. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit

3. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh

4. Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona

5. Chris Davis, Baltimore

6. Freddie Freeman, Atlanta

7. Matt Carpenter, St. Louis

8. Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

9. David Ortiz, Boston

10. Adrian Beltre, Texas

Comment: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia is No. 11.

My 10 current favorite TV shows

1. Breaking Bad (OK, fudging a little here since it’s finale aired several weeks ago)

2. The Good Wife

3. Homeland

4. The Middle (If you’re not watching this show, you’re missing out on a great and funny cast)

5. The Walking Dead (this season hasn’t taken off yet)

6. 60 Minutes (never miss some of the best reporting done in today’s media)

7. The Goldbergs (this new comedy on Tuesday nights has a chance to be big)

8. Law and Order, SVU (old school)

9. Parks and Recreation

10. Masters of Sex (watched two episodes, have three more on DVR)

10 things I like about Wichita (no order)

Arkansas River through downtown (glad we’re doing more with it)

Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

Delano District

Koch Arena

North High School

Intrust Bank Arena

My neighborhood (21st and West)

USD 259 schools (we have to preserve them. The recent bond issue was a historically significant event in Wichita’s history, in my opinion)

League 42 (how can I not mention it?)

The Shamrock (an occasional hangout)

10 things I’ve Never Done


Ridden in a hot-air balloon

Climbed a mountain

Been on a cruise

Been to Australia

Written a book

Seen or heard a ghost

Been a prom king

Driven a race car

Spent a night in a hospital (since birth, that is)

10 foods I won’t touch


Onions (unless someone sneaks them in a recipe)

Brussels sprout


Okra (my father ate it by the bushel)

Lima beans

Cooked spinach



Tomatoes (although I love almost everything tomatoes are used to make)

That’s it for the lists today. I might make this a regular Wednesday feature on the blog and even run some of your lists, if you care to submit them. Thanks.