Thursday, October 23, 2008

Men's Basketball Season Is Near. Does Anyone Care?

It is truly sad that Bruce Almighty Weber, Coach Guenther's handpicked successor to Bill Self, took a Porsche and turned it into an Edsel. Three seasons removed from making the NCAA tournament title game, Illinois failed to make the postseason.

This season, the Fighting Illini planned on the legend of Jamar Smith carrying the team to the NCAA tournament. After giving the convicted felon a second chance (or multiple Steve Howe baseball last chances) the program finally booted him this summer after being arrested, accused of violating parole from the drunk driving accident that left teammate Brian Carlwell injured (he's now transferred to San Diego State).

So now, fate rests in the hands of Alex Legion, a Kentucky transfer. I expect him to take 20 shots a game and Illinois to fail to make the postseason yet again,in consecutive seasons. That has not happened since the 1990-91 & 1991-92 seasons. Even that is an anomaly, as UI woulda made it in 90-91 but for NCAA probation caused by Bruce Pearl being a turd.

Great job Saint Guenther in hiring a mope to ruin our once-proud men's basketball program! Would Northwestern AD Jim Phillips give a convicted felon a second chance? I think not.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know. Would you Jim?

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:38 AM  
Anonymous Mr. Illini said...

You have to wonder what kind of person spends so much time and energy finding the worst in everything.

Must be a miserable life.

4:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the basketball season ticket waiting list? They are now advertising for basketball season tickets at football games = season tickets are available and there is now no waiting list. Hmmmm....what happened? Apparently if you put two and two together, many season tickets didn't renew, they went to the waiting list, some of those on the waiting list took tickets, others passed, and therefore you end up with season tickets for sale. Good job Coach Weber and Saint Guenther!! You have now ruined our once proud basketball program!

10:27 AM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Mr. Illini is just another illini fan with his head in the sand. Bruce Weber is a joke of a coach. A horrible recruiter with average X's and O's ability, the inverse of Ron Zook, a terrific recruiter with horrible in-game management and no ability to adjust gameplans. It's like Guenther can't find a coach with everything, but high levels of certain attributes.

6:47 PM  

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