(CBS 1PM ET) There was a time, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away that the Illinois Fighting Illini were wallowing in the Big Ten doldrums. Actually, it wasn’t that long ago at all. Actually it wasn’t that long ago at all that the Illini struggled against mediocre teams. It wasn’t that long ago that they seemed out-gunned against better teams. It wasn’t that long ago that an NCAA Tourney berth appeared unlikely and a Big Ten championship seemed out of the question. Just seems that way. It seems that way because the Illini are now in a three-way tie for first place in the Big Ten. It seems that way because they are now the hottest team in the country. Today, the Illini will look to make it six straight wins when they host No. 13 Ohio State. Get your popcorn ready!
Peace out homies! Six Two and Even!
Lovely get the ice, pop champagne. Don’t forget I used to ride on the train. When I bump it right, call my name. -LL Cool J
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! Like my main Knute Rockne always says, “I’ve found that prayers work best when you have big players.” Here are three big players. Three big fig players. Ooey gooey, rich and chewy inside. Golden cakey, tender flakey outside. Wrap the inside in the outside. Is it good? Darn tootin’! It’s the big, Fig Newton! Are these guys good? Darn tootin’! Read More »
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Penn State 38 Illinois 33: Dullsville baby, dullsville. The teams’ combined seventy-one points was the lowest total in Division I men’s basketball since Monmouth beat Princeton 41-21 in 2005. That’s barely Division I. This is the Big Ten. Jim Naismith must be rolling over in his grave. Penn State coach Ed DeChellis: “Naismith probably rolled over several times.” Just some ugly, ugly basketball. Read More »
The high-falutin’est, fastest shooin’est, rootin’ tootin’est cowboy you ever saw. -Quick Draw McGraw
Public Service Announcement: Ok here we go. Maybe its because I’m reading Lonesome Dove right now, I dunno. But this interests me. Yesterday I wrote about the petition against the Redskins logo and name. Not being Native American myself, I know I lack sensitivity on the subject. However, I do feel I can tell what’s in good taste. I may not display that here in this space, but that’s another matter. The name Redskins seems distasteful, but the logo itself does not. Waddya say we take a look at this issue and judge for ourselves. Sounds like fun don’t it. And how! That’s a Three Stooges joke. Not in good taste at all. So without further adieu: Read More »