Friday night Kansas held its annual “Late Night in the Phog” event, an occasion that included skits, scrimmages for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams and head coach Bill Self dressing up in an outfit that brought back memories of the suit Andrew Wiggins wore at this past June’s NBA Draft. Above are some highlights from the night, courtesy of Kansas Athletics.
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Kansas, which has won ten straight Big 12 regular season titles, was picked by Big 12 coaches to win it again in their preseason poll. Junior forward Perry Ellis was the lone Jayhawk on any of the preseason all-conference teams, which was a surprise given the amount of talent on the roster. That includes sophomore Wayne Selden and freshmen Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre.
There’s something great about Late Night in the Phog. And that something is Kansas head coach Bill Self.
In 2013, the future Hall of Fame coach parodied the opening scene of ‘Anchorman’ as Ron Burgundy. He also reenacted the initiation scene from the 2003 comedy ‘Old School’ with legendary announcer Max Falkenstein playing the role as Joseph “Blue” Pulaski.
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On Friday night, in what is sure to be one of many great clips at Late Night in the Phog, Self parodied Dos Equis “The Most Interesting Man in the World” ad campaign. The video is less than 90 seconds, but at the end he saves a little dig for the rest of his Big 12 opponents.
“We don’t always win championships,” Self says, “But when we do, we prefer 10 straight. Rock, chalk, my friends.”
Obviously, this is in reference to KU’s decade of dominance, winning at least a share of the Big 12 Conference title for the last 10 years. In 2014-2015, the Jayhawks were voted the favorites once again.
Here’s part two:
Is Andrew Wiggins even old enough to get this reference?
During Late Night in the Phog this past weekend the newcomers to the Kansas Jayhawks — and there’s a lot of them — parodied the initiation scene from the comedy Old School, a movie that was released in theaters two days before Wiggins turned 8-years-old. It’s pretty funny stuff, especially with Bill Self, playing the role of Will Ferrell’s character Frank “The Tank” Ricard, insulting and questioning all of the new faces in Lawrence. There’s also a cameo from the legendary Max Falkenstein, who was imitating the character of Joseph “Blue” Pulaski.
With the movie parodies, the dunks from Wiggins and the dancing, Late Night in the Phog will be a tough act to follow for other Midnight Madness festivities around the nation.
[h/t College Spun]