Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Thursday, September 22, 2011
A UI AD Who Understands the Importance of Chicago
Friday, August 26, 2011
New Faces at DIA!!!
Bad news: Tommy Michael is now in football administration. I like Tommy personally, but we need new blood in that area.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
"Goodbye, Farewell, Amen"
Friday, August 19, 2011
Mike Thomas Speaks
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
AD HOLDING A PRESS CONFERENCE???
How many times did Lord Guenther talk to the press in his 19 year reign of error?
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Maybe Ron Guenther should call himself a golf guy and not a football guy.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Chicago Sportswriter Says What ECI Dopes Refuse to Admit
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Analyzing The Hire of Mike Thomas
2) He hired Mick Cronin, who walked into a bad situation post-Bob Huggins.
3) He is getting paid $475,000 which is less than Lord Guenther, so that is a win!
4) He tripled the donor base at Cincinnati, no small feat in a pro sports town.
5) We love this quote: "I think we need to be the king of the state. I think we need to be the king of Chicago." This is a direct slap at Lord Guenther, who never marketed Chicago.
6) Let's laugh at Loren Tate, whose list of things for Thomas to do consists of all the failures of his pal, Lord Guenther.
7) He is not from a white trash town like Hudson, Ohio.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
MEET THE NEW AD: MIKE THOMAS FROM CINCINNATI
This guy did hire Brian Kelly at Cincinnati, that was a great hire. He also hired Mick Cronin, who has been mediocre for Cincinnati basketball.
this interview is sort of interesting. Sounds like he tried, and failed, to upgrade UC facilities. Can't be an easy thing in a bad economy in a pro sports town.
In any event, he has a big task ahead of him in the ECI.
Tate Thinks AD Search Is Nearly Over
1) Brad Bates-Miami of Ohio. Played football at Michigan under Bo Schembechler, so he is a real "Football Guy" unlike Lord Guenther. Miami of Ohio has been pretty solid in football lately.
The non-revenue sports have been strong under his watch. However, most of his experience before Miami of Ohio was as an associate AD at Vanderbilt, not exactly a sports powerhouse. Also, as a MAC guy, will he continue to play football games at MAC schools like Lord Guenther?
2) Mike Bobinski-Xavier. He has hired solid basketball coaches at Xavier, including Craig Mack (he should be on short list to replace Bruce All Mid Major), Thad Matta and Sean Miller. Impressive graduation rate for student-athletes. Also served as AD at Akron and as associate AD at Notre Dame. However, Xavier doesn't have a football program and he's been at Xavier for 11 years. How would he run the football program at a BCS school?
3) Mike Thomas-Cincinnati. Hired Brian Kelly who did a phenomenal job with Bearcats football. However, Cincinnati basketball has underachieved lately. Although academic performance has improved under his watch, it's still not great.
As we've said before, we would support Craig Tiley or Rick George. Both have UI ties and have nothing to do with the stench left behind by Lord Guenther's Reign of Error.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
The Great Jereme Richmond
But Bubble Bruce, so desperate for good recruiting news, signed him up. And wow, Jereme did so much during his brief stay in Champaign....how did that work out for you, Brucie?
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
New Chancellor for UIUC Named; How Soon for a New AD?
Thus, we assume a new AD will be named shortly. We can't wait!!!!
Monday, August 01, 2011
Are You Optimistic for Football in 2011?
Monday, July 25, 2011
A Look Back at the 1988 AD Search
Well, he didn't and he left. Alas, he came back and the results speak for themselves...
More Excuses from Loren Tate, GOOD BYE CHRIS HANNA
1) Advertising in Chicago is too expensive. This is like a business cutting back on research and development for short-term revenues. Why would you refuse to invest in the state's biggest market, the one market that could produce the greatest long-term gains?
2) Going cheap on advertising will, in the absence of consistent winning, always cause smaller revenues.
3) Hey Chris, great job with that Western Michigan series!
Bottom line: Tate knows why football has sucked but can't say it out of loyalty to RG.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
AD Search Rolls On
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
DIA Gets Paid, Still Using Student Fees
This is even more shameful in light of the news that Illinois just got PAID: A record $22,600,000 from the Big 10 conference, with $7,900,000 of that coming from the Big Ten Network.
So again, we ask: WHY DOES THE DIA NEED TO PLUNDER STUDENT FEES TO BALANCE ITS BUDGET?
Meantime, is there still a Party in the Park in Chicago to raise money for the DIA? Does the DIA do any advertising at all? Hey DIA, how are football ticket sales going?
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saint Guenther Gets a New Job!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Is Lord Guenther Truly "Loyal to You, Illinois"?
Friday, July 08, 2011
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Marketing "Guru" Chris Hanna=GAWN
Also, another Fighting Illini player arrested! Better yet, now Ron Zook says he didn't know that the player in question had been arrested for drugs prior to getting a scholarship! Great job Ron! Hey Coach Guenther! Ron Zook is another home run hire!!!!!
Friday, July 01, 2011
FIGHTING ILLINI ATHLETICS=LIBERATED!!!!!!!!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
We Are On The Dawn
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Lord Guenther Sends Goodbye Letter
Hey Ron and the DIA, you could have saved a lot of money by posting that letter on FightingIllini.com!!! Better yet, if you wanted to mail a letter to donors, how about an apology letter for ruining the football program, giving away home games to play in Detroit, extending Lou Tepper's contract, extending Jolette Law's contract, shamelessly booting Lou Henson, not firing Ron Turner after the 1-11 season in 2003, not firing Bruce Weber after losing to Tennessee State in Assembly Hall and/or after losing to an awful UIC team this year, giving convicted felon Jamar Smith a second chance and then blowing it, or above all, calling Warren Carter an "idiot" while seated on press row!
Friday can't get here fast enough!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Chicago Sportswriter Questions Weber's Capabilities
Friday, June 24, 2011
Our Exit Interview Questions for Saint Guenther
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Hey Loren! Please Stop Kissing the Papal Ring of St. Guenther
1) St. Guenther talks about his golf game. No mention of 88-132-2!
2) "Hiring Coaches is a tiny part of the job." Um, Loren, if you hire good coaches, you have good teams, money flows in....not hard to understand!
3) "Assuming a 60 hour work week" come on Loren! Your old, tired "you can't keep up with his schedule" argument is a joke!
4) Loren lets Ronnie brag about compliance...no mention of the NCAA major violation with Marcus Mason? BOGGLE
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Thank You President Hogan!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Good News: Search Firm Hired, So NO ROLE for Lord Guenther
People who think St. Guenther was "loyal" to Illinois are fools. If he truly cared, he would have had a succession plan in place. Instead, it was all about Ron. Why else would the media spin be that he "turned down" a 2 year contract extension?
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The Shame of the DIA: Taking Student Fees to Balance Budget
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Is Experience as an Athletic Director Really Necessary?
The committee said it wants someone with senior athletic administrator experience. However, Michigan hired the guy who was CEO of Domino's Pizza as its new athletic director. If there is one thing the DIA needs, it is new ideas.
As an aside, Coach Guenther wants Tommy Michael to succeed him. No thanks.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Search Committe Named: FAIL
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Some Recommendations for the Committee
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Dear New AD: PLEASE CLEAN HOUSE IN MARKETING
Arrogant To The End: Good Riddance!
Translation: I made some crappy hires, but it's the fault of the coaches. It's not my fault for giving away home games!
And why the hell is Herb Gould sticking his nose in Lord Guenther's rear end? Hey Herb! Are you looking for a job with the East Cental Illinois Media Elite Zealots?
Monday, May 16, 2011
GUENTHER OUT AS OF JULY 1, 2011!!!! VICTORY OVER RON GUENTHER DAY!!
What if Lord Guenther Had Retired in 1997?
How much better would the DIA be today if Guenther had retired in 1997? One can dream...
Friday, May 13, 2011
Ron Guenther No Longer Riding in the Illini Caravan
Perhaps he got tired of being asked about the significance of 88-132-2?
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
THE END IS NEAR!! Even Loren Tate Admits It!
1) Will Ronnie even be around after June 30th, or will President Hogan do the right thing and merely let St. Guenther's contract expire?
2) If Hogan decides to keep Ron around for a few months until a new Chancellor is in place, will Ron do any coaching searches, or just keep naming interim coaches?
3) Will Ron, in his last days in office, schedule any more football games at MAC schools?
Monday, May 09, 2011
Is Assembly Hall Renovation a Pipe Dream?
Thursday, May 05, 2011
UI Student Calls Out Lousy Marketing by DIA
Anyhow, a UI student calls out the DIA in the Daily Illini and we applaud this young man for calling out the DIA in a public forum! Some of his good points:
1) Lack of advertising about the spring football game
2) Failing to fill Huff Hall for Midnight Madness, even at a smaller location than Assembly Hall.
3) No giveaways for tickets.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
An Idea for Saturday's Spring Football Game
Of course, this type of "outside the box" thinking cannot be tolerated by Lord Guenther's DIA!!!
And why are fans only being allowed to sit in the East stands? Is Lord Guenther afraid of the peasants dirtying the West stands?
Monday, April 18, 2011
Baseball Team is 12-19
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Seats Being Removed from Horseshoe in Memorial Stadium
GUENTHER'S FOLLY CONTINUES! KALAMAZOO BABY!
Monday, April 11, 2011
A Comparison in How to Market Your Teams in Chicago
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Illinois Baseball=GRAB SOME BENCH
Texas A&M Has Won 6 NCAA Titles in the past 2 Years
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Jereme Richmond Declares for NBA Draft: CBI Next Season!
Monday, April 04, 2011
Bruce Weber Cancels Appearance on WMVP Sports Radio
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Football Guy Sets A Low Bar For Football Success
Thursday, March 24, 2011
President Hogan on Coach Guenther
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Guenther's Plan to Renovate Assembly Hall=DEAD??
Hey Coach Guenther! Open Your Wallet!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
THIS SEASON IS OVAH
I'll wait for the dope from Hudson, Ohio or the pseudo-lawyer from Atlanta to defend this turd. He runs an offense not suited for the players he recruited. FIRE HIM NOW AND RON GUENTHER!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
WHY WAS SAINT GUENTHER SEATED ON PRESS ROW??
More importantly, will he talk to Bill Self on Sunday?
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Is The End Near For Saint Guenther?
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Irony of NCAA Tournament
So Bruce gets to be schooled by former UI coaches...Coach Guenther can't be happy!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Where Are The Bruce Weber Fans Now?
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Coach Guenther is on Twitter!
Sunday, March 06, 2011
Senior Day Ceremony: Where Was Coach Guenther?
Meantime, the women's basketball season is over...thankfully!
Friday, March 04, 2011
New Slogan for Men's Hoops: Embrace Mediocrity!
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Asinine Footbal Survey by DIA
Questions included "Why are you buying season tickets?" with one of the answers being "I'm loyal to Illinois." Another asked whether players conducted themselves appropriately off the field! Another asked about flyovers before games!
Probably the best ever: "Do you prefer 6, 7 or 8 home games?"
Hey Ron! Let's move all of our home games to Detroit! YOU IDIOT!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Women's Basketball Sets New Records!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Another Milestone for Our Mid-Major Coach!
Chew on that. And then ask Lord Guenther, Loren Tate and the dope from Hudson, Ohio why they keep defending this turd!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Sad Fact About Men's Basketball
I can't wait for Loren Tate, the DIA and the dope from Hudson, Ohio to spin that turd into a positive for the program! FIRE BUBBLE BRUCE!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Lord Guenther Speaks! Says Nothing
"There's a fine line between winning and losing that the fan base doesn't quite get." um, like scheduling? like 81-126-2? 6 bowl games in your 19 seasons on the job?
"Our goal is to get back in the bowl business." REMINDER: Illinois has never gone bowling in consecutive seasons under your watch!
"I think there's a lot of frustration" re: basketball team. NO KIDDING!
She's delivering on academics & discipline re: Jolette Law. How many have transferred? How is last place?
FIRE RON GUENTHER
Lord Guenther Holding Press Conference Today!!! But On His Terms...
Maybe WIND Radio can join the press conference...in progress!!!! Just like WIND does for basketball and football broadcasts!!!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Bubble Bruce In The House!!!!
Friday, February 11, 2011
Women's Basketball: Can We Just Start Over?
The ladies now are in sole possession of the Big 10 basement, after losing AT HOME to 10th place Indiana. The announced crowd was 670! Illinois, to its credit, is not last in attendance, just 10th!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Can The Hoops Program Be Fixed?
"Being a student-athlete at Illinois offers a comfortable lifestyle. After a
loss at Northwestern last season, players were held out of media interviews,
supposedly as a punishment. In reality, it was a gift and another example of not holding them accountable."
Kinda like Jamar Smith....Go read the whole thing. Very good column.
On a side note, the RPI for the women's team is 137!! Jolette Law rocks! Thank you, Saint Guenther, for extending her contract!
Also, football season tickets are on sale now!!!!
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Do You Trust Ron Guenther To Fix The Basketball Program?
If Ron does the honorable thing and admits he erred by hiring Bruce All-Mid Major and fires him, can Ron be trusted to hire a better coach? Lord Guenther doesn't even have the energy to hire a new track coach? He just does the lazy thing and names an interim coach! For $600,000 per year, we should expect more from St. Guenther.
Too bad we won't get it. Meantime, give Jolette Law another contract extension! LAST PLACE!
Thursday, February 03, 2011
STOP THE PRESSES! COACH GUENTHER SPEAKS TO THE MEDIA!!!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
When Do NIT Tickets Go On Sale?
meantime, the ladies lost again....Coach Guenther, you still want to give this dope an extension?
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Some Sad Facts About Fighting Illini Football
Ron Zook's Big 10 record is 16-32.
In six seasons, Zook has 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th place finishes in the conference.
Ron Turner was 35-57 at Illinois, 20-24 in the Big 10.
Lou Tepper, aka Coach Death Penalty, was 19-25-1 at Illinois, and 13-18-1 in the Big 10. He is such a bad head coach, he just got fired...from a Division II school!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Ed DeChellis and Freaking Penn State Beat Our Mid-Major Coach. AGAIN!
Penn State owns Weber!!! FREAKING PENN STATE SUCKS IN BASKETBALL! They lost at home by 23 to Maryland (who UI beat) and lost to Maine!!!
Illinois is 97-60 overall (.618 winning percentage) and in the Big 10, 38-36 (.514) with ZERO NCAA TOURNAMENT WINS since Dee Brown and James Augustine graduated.
This is Weber's program. And Weber is Coach Guenther's hire.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sad State of Women's Basketball
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Monday, January 03, 2011
Jolette Law's Current Record: 52-59
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Awful Meltdown By Our Mid-Major Coach!
When do NIT tickets go on sale?
Monday, December 20, 2010
WOW! An East Central Illinois Media Member Calls out Lord Guenther!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Our Mid-Major Coach Rocks!
FIRE RON GUENTHER RON ZOOK AND BRUCE WEBER NOW!!!
Friday, December 17, 2010
UI hires Men's Gymnastics Coach. Still no Women's Gymnastics Coach
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
7 Home Football Games in 2012!!!
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Fresno State coach beats Illinois, takes pay cut
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Ron Guenther and IDIOT Scheduling
Friday, December 03, 2010
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Women's Basketball=TRAIN WRECK
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Saturday: Guenther's Folly Part 2!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
87-131-2. 6 bowl games in 19 seasons
Friday, November 19, 2010
Coach Guenther, What Was Your Role in Wrigley Field Debacle?
Move the game from ESPNU to the Comedy Channel while you're at it!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Further Proof Lord Guenther Cares More About Money Than Wins
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Intriguing Article on the Michigan AD
Saturday, November 13, 2010
86-131-2. Worst Loss In The History of the Football Program!
Instead, the team crapped its pants and may not go to a bowl game. Ron Guenther, please resign.
Or fire Zook, appoint an "interim" coach since you are too darn lazy to do coaching searches any more despite your phat $600K annual salary. Hire the dope from Hudson, Ohio!
Women's Basketball=TRAIN WRECK
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Coach Guenther Begs Fans To Attend Saturday's Football Game!
Another funny line is when the Best AD in the Country says that it's the final opportunity for the seniors to take the field at Memorial Stadium. Hey Ron, I bet this senior class has played the feewst number of home games in the Big 10! Great job giving away home games!
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Will President Hogan Renew Guenther's Contract?
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Our Mid-Major Coach Cries; 86-130-2
"I think the worst people are the Internet people who have no face to an opinion." Hey BAMM, if you don't like being criticized, either start winning or else take a high school job in Tuscola, Arcola or Hudson, Ohio!!
As for yesterday's football game, did Curt Mallory take over Vic Koennig's brain? That was a pathetic job by the defense!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Disappointing crowd. Come on East Central Illinois people! Go to the game!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Another DIA Failure: Ticket System Breaks Down
More Crappy Scheduling by the DIA
Now, the volleyball team is scheduled to play Michigan, the only Big 10 team to beat the Illini, at 7pm Friday. Problem: at the same time, the men's basketball team plays an exhibition game against mighty Division II Lewis University of Romeoville.
It's not often that we agree with DIA apologist Loren Tate, but he's right about this one. Yet another DIA screwup! Play one game at 6 and the other at 8!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
SHOCKING! Ticket Sales for Football Lagging
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Midnight Madness=DIA FAIL
Great job, DIA boobs!