|Name:||Joseph H. Lee|
|Member since:||February 04, 2002|
|Last visit:||November 09, 2011|
An Illini never forgets?: While many were looking forward to a matchup between Kansas and Illinois because of the coaching carousel which will now never occur, bigger fireworks may be in store between Illinois and cinderella UW-M. While coaches and players for Illinois consider it old history, fans, former players, and even reporters are not so ready to forgive and forget Bruce Pearl's actions in regard to an investigation by the NCAA.
This Old Cub, a film by his son Jeff Santo, chronicles the life of Ron Santo, former third baseman and current radio broadcaster for the Cubs. Especially in recent years, he has come to be associated with the Cubs even more than Mr. Cub. Part of the reason is undoubtedly that his struggle to get into the Hall of Fame parallels the Cubs failure to return to the World Series. Part of it is the inspiration of his battles and triumphs against diabetes, not only for himself, but for others as well. But really, when it comes down to it, it's because Santo's a fan of the Cubs as much as anyone can be.
I made a comment in another thread that, after I made it, seemed to me to be interesting enough to be a post on its own (perhaps with some enhancements). Would it be reasonable for me to post it, or is it too late?
Is this: a legitimate sport? Sure, something like Fox's The Glutton Bowl is more spectacle than sport, but there are also more legitimate events, a governing body, records to be broken, rankings, a documentary, and ESPN even covers it.