Bruce Weber's Lawn Exploits

Well, we won our bet and we have made our post. It occurs to us that if Illinois can win over Xavier on Saturday, the Illini will likely be in the top 10, and we are less than convinced they belong in the top 10. But that's all technical talk; you can get that from Andy Katz, along with a considerably more intense perm.

We're here to talk about Bruce Weber — specifically, his broken ankle. Weber broke it on Monday doing "yard work," though that yard work was not specified; that must have been a particularly aggressive weed whacker. But we're less concerned with the injury than everyone's apparent reaction to it: "Bruce Weber was doing yard work? He doesn't hire someone for that?" See, this is why Bruce Weber is the perfect fit for Illinois, and someone like Lon Kruger was not. Bruce Weber, like everyone else in Central Illinois, takes pride in his lawn. He doesn't hire someone to mow, to trim the hedges, to fix the deck. He does it himself, because you can tell a lot about a man from his lawn. We guarantee you Dick Vitale wouldn't know a damn lawn mower from a golf cart. It shouldn't be a surprise that he takes care of his own lawn; he lives in Champaign. A man's lawn is his legacy.

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