Archive for August 2011

Rex Grossman is seriously the Washington Redskins Starting QB!

Rex Grossman is seriously the Washington Redskins Starting QB!
The “sex cannon” is once again a starter in the NFL. The Washington Redskins depth chart lists Rex Grossman as first on the depth chart for quarterback. (And people wonder why I call Daniel Snyder the worst owner in all of sports). Does that sound nuts to Chicago Bears fans? It should because Rex Grossman’s... Read more »

Jereme Richmond: from McDonald's All-American to Alleged Thug, Incarceration

Jereme Richmond: from McDonald's All-American to Alleged Thug, Incarceration
When former Illinois Fighting Illini forward Jereme Richmond left school for a couple days without clear explanation, it raised a couple eyebrows. When he got into a fight with teammates after the loss to the Michigan Wolverines in the Big Ten Tournament, character issues were once again raised. When he left school early, after one... Read more »

Illini Hoops Scrimmage Breaks Up Summer Sports News Lull

The Illinois Fighting Illini will depart in a few days for an Italian tour that is reminiscent (to me at least) of the film “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” Well, probably no identity theft, fraud and homicide, but the scenery and travel destinations are similar. Before the tour, which includes a scrimmage against West Virginia at... Read more »
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Notre Dame Officially Reinstates Wide Receiver Michael Floyd

We knew this day was coming, we just didn’t know when. And for those who believe University of Notre Dame football is really overrated this season, their primary reason is usually the Michael Floyd question. Well that’s been answered. The senior wide receiver and Biletnikoff Award candidate has been reinstated as an active member of... Read more »

Lots of Bulls in Basketball Hall of Fame Class (Rodman, Gilmore, Winter) Phil Jackson Presents

Phil Jackson will be busy next weekend, he’s inducting two people into the basketball hall of fame. That’s good that he’s keeping busy in his retirement years. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2011 class a very decidedly Chicago Bulls feel- the greatest coach in team history will present the most colorful player in... Read more »

Northwestern Launches Persa Heisman Campaign; Voting Opp for New B-Ball Court

Today the Northwestern Wildcats launched “PersaStrong,” a media campaign to promoting senior quarterback Dan Persa as a 2011 Heisman Trophy candidate. Persa enters this season after being named the All-Big Ten first-team quarterback in 2010, a season in which he broke the Big Ten’s all-time record for completion percentage with a 73.5 mark. He missed... Read more »
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2011 Northwestern Football Season Preview

It’s going to happen someday right? It has too. Chicago sports KNOWS DROUGHT. The Blackhawks ended their 49 year cup drought in 2010. The Cubs have that 1908 thing still going, and Northwestern football has 1949. That’s the last time they won a bowl game; failing in eight tries. Then there’s the basketball team which... Read more »