Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Illustration for article titled The Yearly Night In The Champaign Snow


We arrived in the new generation coal plant capital of the world late last night — the mayor of Mattoon, charmingly, used to coach us in baseball — so our holiday season has already begun. And we kick it off with our yearly trip to Champaign for some Illini basketball.

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Joe Lunardi has our Illini as a No. 9 seed, and having watched this team play this year, man, is he ever being kind. Illinois has no one who can score consistently — we'renotgonnatalkaboutericgordonnopenopenope — and they kind of look like they have no idea what they're doing. It is worth noting that Michael Jordan's kid has three points so far; they're all free throws (he's 3-for-6). They might just lose to Miami of Ohio tonight. But it's the holidays, so no matter what, all will be well.

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