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Big East Christmas Lists: Creighton Bluejays

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM BIG EAST COAST BIAS

HERE’S A HOLIDAY RELATED ARTICLE

ENJOY

ps. I hope you got all the gifts you thought you deserved

Creighton has performed above expectations this season. While their strength of schedule has been suspect in the non-conference, their performances in the All State Arena and during the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City have acted as proprietary blips upon their overall measurements.

With just a few days until conference play, here’s a list of things that Greg McDermott and his high scoring bunch of college kids should have on their Christmas Lists.


1. 6 MORE POINT GUARDS

At Creighton, there’s no shortage of point guards on the roster. Davion Mintz, Tyshon Alexander, Tyler Clement, Khyri Thomas, Kaleb Joseph, and Ronnie Harrell are all excellent ball handlers that have played the role of ‘point guard’ during a game at some point this season. They’re 10-2 with all of them present at the position, so why not just fill the entire roster full of point guards? GIVE THE JAYS ALL THE POINT GUARDS.

2. PUT BILLY BLUEJAY ON THE STATE’S OFFICIAL SEAL

Creighton now leads the overall series with Nebraska, beat Omaha in a charity exhibition, and blew the lady Cornhuskers out of the water, so it’s time we write letters to our legislators at the unicameral and have Billy Bluejay’s face inserted into the state seal. It should probably look something like this:

Either that or give Tom Osborne an honorary degree and gift him season tickets. The more Husker legends Creighton basketball can poach, the better off the state is.

3. COFFEE IN THE MEDIA ROOM

ok this is more for me but it’s almost 2018 and I want my damn coffee

4. RE-NAME DOLLAR BEVERAGE GAMES TO ‘THE STEVE LAVIN APPRECIATION EXTRAVAGANZA’

Any opportunity Steve Lavin gets to mention Creighton he’s immediately followed the thought with a mention of the dollar beer games. The event is wholly unremarkable considering the regular consumption of beer amongst Nebraskans, and the fact that you can maybe pound three 12oz brewdogs in the hour and a half allotted to purchase said beers, so it’s only proper to name the event after the man who loves it most.

5. A WIN AT GEORGETOWN

Creighton has yet to win in D.C since the new BIG EAST formed, so it’d probably be cool if they did it this year.

6. NO INJURIES TO PLAYERS AT THE CINTAS

The Cintas Center got a new floor this year, so perhaps all the bad juju has been released, but it’d be super if everyone could leave Cincinnati on good knees and better spirits.

7. COFFEE IN THE MEDIA ROOM

ah shit I already mentioned this one

8. SERIES OF COMIC BOOKS ABOUT KHYRI THOMAS

The guy is practically a superhero. Have you seen how long his arms are?

It seems like Creighton took a step in the right direction this year with this theme, with the intro video featuring comic book styled players doing basketball things. I say ditch everyone else and just have that animated Khyri solving crimes utilizing his basketball or parallel parking skills.


Have a safe and happy holiday! I hope you’re having fun. Sorry about all the snow.