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  • Originally posted by RoyalShock View Post
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    There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.
    - Ernest Hemingway

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    • Originally posted by SHOCKvalue View Post

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      Fortunately I still had the page loaded in another tab. Here is the text:

      By Paul Suellentrop

      WASHINGTON, D.C.

      Talking basketball with the President. Nobody at Wichita State knew Wednesday would end with a visit in the Oval Office with Donald Trump.

      That door from the Roosevelt Room opens when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is a big Shocker fan. Pompeo's office helped arrange a White House tour for the Shockers and, after a wait in the room decorated with paintings of Theodore Roosevelt and his 1906 Nobel Peace Prize, a surprise chat and picture with President Trump.

      "We didn't think, waking up, we were going to get see the President of the United States," Wichita State senior Samajae Haynes-Jones said. "That's something."

      Trump asked Wichita State's record. He asked to identify the team's top player. He asked the players if Gregg Marshall is a good coach (they all nodded).

      "Basketball is taking you places you never thought that you would go to," Wichita State freshman Erik Stevenson said. "He's the President of the United States, so he's kind of a big deal."

      Marshall had to explain Wichita State is 0-1 after a loss to Louisiana Tech. He assured the President things will improve. On Friday, the Shockers play Providence (1-0) in the Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

      "There's a lot of potential," Marshall said. "I have a lot of work to do."

      The President shook hands. He bantered with Marshall and the rest of the traveling party. The group of more than 25 crowded in for a picture with President Trump seated at his desk.

      "That's a once-in-a-lifetime experience," Wichita State senior Markis McDuffie said.

      The Oval Office and White House tour ended a busy day that started with a morning charter flight from Wichita to Washington Dulles International Airport. A bus took the team to the United States Capitol, where staff members from the office of U.S. Representative Ron Estes led a tour.

      In the National Statuary Hall, McDuffie posed with Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey, McDuffie's home. Morris Udeze, from Houston, took a picture with Texas' Sam Houston.

      "You never get a chance to actually experience it – and we did that today," McDuffie said. "It was a great experience. All the stuff you learn as a kid, to see it in person was amazing."

      After a look through the East Wing, they passed by the Rose Garden, where the 1989 College World Series champion Shockers met President George H.W. Bush. Their Secret Service guide escorted the Shockers to the Roosevelt Room, next to the Oval Office, where White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders greeted them.

      Pompeo, a former Wichita businessman elected to the House of Representatives in 2010, described his job and his transition from Director of the Central Intelligence Agency to his current position. They told the story about Huckabee Sanders' chocolate pecan pie made for a skeptical media for a potluck dinner.

      Mike and Susan Pompeo, his wife, talked basketball with the Shockers. Mike Pompeo wore his Shockers yellow tie and confirmed that the basketball games go on his schedule and his staff knows to ask before booking a conflicting event. Susan Pompeo described the challenges of conversation with a man whose daily routine, as CIA leader, was top secret and recounted that her husband played forward – power forward, he added - in high school in California.

      Wichita State's Teddy Allen asked Mike Pompeo to elaborate on President Trump surprising him with a call to interview for the CIA job. Ricky Torres asked several questions. Marshall kept the conversation going with questions about Pompeo's travel to places such as North Korea and job duties as Secretary of State, a job he took in April.

      After a 20-minute conversation, Mike Pompeo checked on the President's schedule, hoping to squeeze the team in between meetings.

      A few minutes later, the door to the Oval Office opened and the Shockers met the President.

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      • Originally posted by RoyalShock View Post
        Looks like Pompeo arranged the meeting.

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        • My question is why did the story evaporate?
          There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.
          - Ernest Hemingway

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        • Link is fixed

          https://goshockers.com/news/2018/11/...ith-potus.aspx

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          • Originally posted by SB Shock View Post
            Movers, Shakers, Doers and Shockers!

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            • AMAZING!
              Kung Wu say: "If Chuck Norris had a coach, his name would be Gregg Marshall."

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              • That's incredible. I heard Mike Pompeo had set everything up, but I had no idea they'd actually get to meet the President. What an incredibly special moment for everyone. So glad the program was able to have that and thanks to everyone that made that happen.

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                • WstateU
                  WstateU commented
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                  Pretty awesome regardless which way you lean.

                • WuDrWu
                  WuDrWu commented
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                  "Marshall assured the President things would improve."

                  Man I'd be running through a wall if I'd heard that. My coach just told POTUS that we're 0-1 but that's going to get better. What kind of feeling must that be?

              • What a great experience for the young men! This is one of those kinds of deals that can be a turning point in a young man's life. Give him inspiration to shoot for the stars and do something extraordinary. Usually you need a national/world championship of some kind to get this level of access. All those players just got their money's worth coming to WSU. So proud of Wichita State and it's alumni/supporters.

                GO SHOCKS!


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                • Jesus God we just elected a moron for Gov. We have got to be better and more focused on important issues that matter than this. If as GOP members we can't do better next time, I just don't know what we're doing anymore. But yeah, glad on day 1 we addressed the LGBT folks and got that straightened out.

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                  • C0|dB|00ded
                    C0|dB|00ded commented
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                    Day 1 she addressed the needs of .00000000001% of our state population. Your fault Kansas. You got what you elected. Enjoy!


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                • Originally posted by WuDrWu View Post
                  Jesus God we just elected a moron for Gov. We have got to be better and more focused on important issues that matter than this. If as GOP members we can't do better next time, I just don't know what we're doing anymore. But yeah, glad on day 1 we addressed the LGBT folks and got that straightened out.
                  I laughed. Not at your post, but the news you speak of today.

                  Campaign trail and victory speech:

                  I'm a moderate in-line with traditional Kansas values. Think of me as a centrist; you have nothing to worry about.

                  First priority out of the gate:

                  I like what I see out of CA, IL, NY, and so forth, so my absolute first priority is to make sure cross dressers with mental issues can adopt children from faith-based adoption groups. BOHICA you bible and pope thumpers! Let's talk Bernie economics tomorrow, mkay?

                  LOL!

                  It was like our own Kanye-Swift moment... imma let you speak in a sec, but first i got something i need to get out! Swift being pre-election Kelly; Kanye being post-election Kanye. But like one person with multiple personality disorder.
                  There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.
                  - Ernest Hemingway

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                  • There is some seriously shady shyte going on in Florida. State law requires the vote-by-mail and and early voting totals to be submitted within 30 minutes of the poll closing ... but two counties decided not to and won't disclose how many votes are left to count. Let me guess -- both counties just happen to be heavily Democrat and the miraculous number of votes remaining just happen to be enough to get Gillum elected?
                    Kung Wu say: "If Chuck Norris had a coach, his name would be Gregg Marshall."

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                    • Shocker1976
                      Shocker1976 commented
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                      And ensure Nelson remains the elected Senator

                    • Kung Wu
                      Kung Wu commented
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                      Since the law says that the vote counts must be turned in within a certain time frame, isn't the only reasonable and logic conclusion to not count any of the votes that weren't turned in? That's the only way to stop this stupidity in the future.

                    • shockfan89_
                      shockfan89_ commented
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                      ^ This times 100. After the last Florida election debacle the law was changed so all results need to be submitted within 30 minutes of the poll closing. The election was over Tuesday night. The winners have already been declared. The court needs to step in and stop them from counting these illegal votes.

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                    • The biggest reason for voter disenfranchisement would appear to be the stupidity of the election officials in miami and Broward County.

                      Seriously, its not voter ID or whatever, its the dumbass leaving your vote in a plastic tote in a school.

                      Either way, stupidity or fraud. One or the other.
                      "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." Better have some sugar and water too, or else your lemonade will suck!

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                      • pinstripers
                        pinstripers commented
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                        there is not a single person alive who believes this is stupidity

                    • This echo chamber y'all have created ITT is something spectacular. Its like I'm reading infowars or Breibart
                      Up your nose with a rubber hose - Barbarino

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