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The Week That Was

December 7, 2009

Oh. Hi.

Apologies for my week-long absence. Work was a bee-atch and the plague has settled in. Needless to say rest has been my top priority.

But I’m back and ready to blahg. So let’s get to it.

A 23-point deficit and five spit-takes later, the Illini pulled out one of the best comebacks I’ve ever witnessed. Now we can chalk this up to the heroics of certain players like D.J. Richardson or the brilliance of Bruce Weber running a zone defense in the second half, but this game was more luck than anything else. A friend of my mine (Big Boy from the Champaign adventures) told me that college games don’t matter until the second half. While it’s true that this game was a tale of two teams, I could not disagree more with this statement. Players don’t try until the fourth quarter in the NBA, but college is a full-game effort. So the win in Clemson was more of an exception than a rule. We’ve seen the Fighting Webers play great some games and awful in others. But they cannot expect to play shitketball for a half and then win.

Oh, and the Big Ten finally won the challenge after going 0-10. Anyone can have a bad decade.

There’s no shame in losing a hard-fought football game, but there is shame in letting a 350-pound lineman score on a 2-point conversion. There is a god and he is not an Illini fan. All kidding aside, the 53-52 loss to Fresno State was extremely entertaining. This is what I expected all season. It’s good to know that this team had the potential to make it rain all along, it’s just too bad it came out in the last two games. At least I know I’m not crazy.

Goodbye Juice Williams. You will go down in Jon Beutjer-esque like history.

Goodbye Rejus Benn. Get out while you can.

Hello Mikel LeShoure. After 184 yards on 11 carries, there is no doubt you’re the new star of Illini football. No pressure.

Evidently defense was optional in Champaign Saturday. The Webers basically sneaked by Boise State winning 84-77. The Broncos shot 55 percent in the game and made Illini fans sweat until the very end. This is the first “bad” game Illinois has played at home this season. I thought the Hall would be a huge advantage for this young team based on the way they dominated there at the beginning of the season, but it looks like the inconsistency persists. Good grief.

Despite losing to the Packers during the regular season, my digital Bears pulled out a huge win in the Super Bowl against the Steelers. I’m coming after you next ’72 Dolphins. Believe it or not, I have a girlfriend somehow.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ben permalink
    December 7, 2009 4:29 pm

    I really can’t stand Jeff Jordan playing. It’s like watching Charlie Weis eat a grocery-market roasted chicken. Horrifying.

  2. anthony permalink
    December 8, 2009 9:36 pm

    don’t you ever leave me again.

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