They are who we thought they were: Aztecs.
They ritually sacrificed us on the boards with Bulldogs everywhere simply standing in line to see who was next at the alter. It was like the Zags were hypnotized under the spell of Huitzilopochtli just watching as the Aztecs slaughtered their way to a +10 offensive rebounding advantage. Our guys just acted like little puppies waiting for their turn with the ball, when it turned out to be the ax.
We need to fix this quick! Or we need to do some ritual sacrifice of our own to Huitzilopochtli so we can harness some of that Aztec rebounding power. A bulldog perhaps? Maybe a virgin? You would think that with our size, we could demonstrate a little more terrier spirit. Last night, there was no black and white about it; it was all Gray. He was the only one who seemed to show any animal instinct on the court.
The rest of the big men need to man up before K-State, or we won't have any blood left to spill for them. My recommendation is call up Coach Izzo. He seems to have know how to harness the warrior rebounding spirit. The Spartans kill on the boards. I hear he trains them to rebound by bringing in football pads for his players; but that's not the whole story: the pads are there to make sure nobody gets killed because he allows them to bring nunchucks and knives to their drills. We need some of that warrior spirit, because the bulldog has yet to manifest.
We thought we were fierce fighting dogs. We thought this was the year we would see that killer bulldog instinct. Go for the jugular until we choke on their blood. We thought once we had our opponents down, we wouldn't ever take our teeth off their throat. Could the Zags still be that team? Is the terrier spirit still alive? Is this the first learning blow the Zags must learn from before they start suffocating the competition? Or, are we not who we thought we were?
Maybe they need to become Ninjas!
If anyone knows of a rebounding ninja sensei, please let Mark Few and his staff know!!!!!