Saturday, September 05, 2009


Illinois just got clowned on national television. Come on Guenther fans, make excuses for your homeboy!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

6 home games + crappy football = soon to be empty suites at Memorial Stadium.

Great job Football Guy

9:50 PM  
Blogger Dallon Christensen said...

I can't stand watching our football team drown while TWO teams from the state of Utah (Utah and BYU) are really good.

Nothing personal against anyone else in the DIA, but if we hire another AD from within the department, I may never attend another game again. Too bad Herman couldn't have done to Guenther what RG did to Henson and Turpin. We'd have Jim Phillips now, an AD who actually has vision and a clue.

7:30 AM  
Blogger kebzach said...

It's ok everybody. So what if the football team just got it's ass handed to it on national TV by a weaker than normal Missouri team? At least the U of I finished really high in some stupid "directors award" or something that absolutely nobody in the world gives a care about.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cincinnati, who's pounding Rutgers right now, looks like another brilliant move by the football guy as well.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But our (insert pointless womens sport here) is terrific this year!" That's been the argument laid out here ad nauseam, as well as Herman's quotation extolling praises of Guenther. What can Guenther apologists hide behind next?

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Governor Quinn should fire RG, since he was the prodigal son of the disgraced former Trustees, and before he gives Zook another contract extension.

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want Guenther out, why don't you pony up and get it done? And this blog is about $30 million short of ponying up.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guenther has a $30 million buyout?

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

St. Guenther does NOT have a $30,000,000 buyout. Anonymous at 9:33 a.m., YOU IDIOT!

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FRG (and his mutiple personalities) - Buyout??? Boy, are you ever the IDIOT! It's not a buyout. It's how much you would need to donate off the top to get anyone to listen to you. Do you really think that withholding your measly $100 donation to the I-fund or failing to renew your season tickets means diddly squat? Maybe you think this blog actually has a purpose other than to see your incessant ramblings in print. Wrong again!!
Guenther has been bringing in cash out the wazoo since he's been here. Sure the sports teams that you masturbate yourself to sleep over haven't done anything, but it's all about the money. You need to outspend the people that want him to stay. So I say again, you better start ponying up those big bucks!

2:49 PM  
Blogger kebzach said...

I fail to see how getting beatdown by Missouri (again) is going to keep that cashflow coming in.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Once Herman is thrown out, administrators will realize that whatever funds Guenther was able to pilfer from donors would pale in comparison to the war chest they could amass from sustained success in the major sports programs. I think the point of this blog is that for the flagship university in the 5th most populous state, with fertile recruiting grounds in their backyard (I would argue the best hotbed of basketball talent in the country), a sub .500 record in football and a mediocre basketball program is simply unacceptable, yet Guenther continues to receive praise and acclaim. The numbers and market opportunity do not back up any of it.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kebach - And despite it having happened how many years in a row now, the money flowed in. You need a new argument.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrew - While you speculate what might possibly happen if all your stars align -- it hasn't! Have you tried clicking your heals together three times and saying, "I wish, I wish, I wish"? You mean that hasn't worked yet? Maybe you need a new pair of shoes.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:08 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

"Andrew - While you speculate what might possibly happen if all your stars align -- it hasn't!"

My "stars aligning" are to have some consistent success from both the basketball and football programs simultaneously. Missouri and to a lesser extent Kansas have been able to accomplish this with less resources and far inferior market opportunity, why can't we? Maybe KU has Dorothy working for them, right Boggle?

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrew - "Boggle" is just one of FRG's favorite words. Get with the program.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$30 million??? Are you mental or just stupid?

Donations for all of fiscal 2007 were less than $10 million. For 2008, they were about $12.7 million. That includes all of the $100/$500/$1000 donations to the IFund.

If that's your definition of "cash out the wazoo", you definitely must be from East Central Illinois.

11:52 AM  

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