Monthly Archives: February 2010

Go For Gold

    

     Today the US hockey team will be playing for the gold medal against Canada. Last time they met, the US came away with a 5-3 victory and before that game, Joshua Sacco gave this speech that Coach Herb Brooks gave before the famous Miracle on Ice game. Hope you enjoy the video and GO USA!!!

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Weekend Preview 2-26

Derek Piper and Jacob Southey previewing the Minnesota-Illinois game and also doing another buzzer beaters segment. Hope you enjoy it.

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Illinois-Michigan Highlights

Last night’s game was not pretty but a win is a win. A victory against Michigan, no matter how it looks, is not a signature victory so it’s not all bad. Here’s some highlights from last night’s action.

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Moving On: Illinois-Michigan Preview

    

I thought this was fitting

     After losing their last two games against the Big Ten’s best, the Illini are back in a very familiar position, they need to win. After going through the toughest part of the schedule and winning two, easily could have been three, games, it’s not hard to say that Illinois has taken great strides and has shown they are a tournament team. Only thing is, there are four more games on the schedule and the Illini probably need at least half of them. The easier of the two are on tap this week with Michigan and Minnesota, and honestly, there is no reason these should not be two more notches on Illinois’ belt. Demetri McCamey has been amazing and has shown his leadership over the past month. I’ve said before, as long as McCamey is in control of this team, they have a chance against practically anybody, anywhere, and that showed on Saturday. Unlike McCamey on Saturday, Michigan was not so impressive, and that’s being kind. Yeah, losing to Penn St on your home floor is downright awful. With that loss, Michigan is all but out of the NCAA Tournament but if they did have any chance, they would need this one tonight as well.

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Quite an Exciting Weekend

     At a glance, some would have thought that this past weekend was going to be a sports downer, but my how wrong they were. I mean sure, you look in the paper and see that College Gameday is at the UCLA-Washington game and that Sunday would be comprised of more Olympic action, that was completely ruined by the atrocity that is male figure skaters (just a joke), and you would think, “Man, this sucks.” You also were planning on tossing the remote against the wall in the first half of the Illinois-Purdue game when the Illini were down by 30 at half, but hey that didn’t happen either (the remote was put in danger because of “the zebras”, not the Illinois’ lack of good play). Anyways, many, myself included, were somewhat skeptical of what was on this weekend’s slate, but it turned out to be a pleasant surprise.

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Weekend Preview 2-19

Derek Piper and Jacob Southey with your Weekend Preview. Sorry about the lighting, but hope you enjoy it nonetheless

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Southey’s Mock Draft

* You have probably been seeing Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr breaking down the draft on ESPN, here’s our version of Mel Kiper with muscles. So in case you missed it, here is Southey’s Mock Draft.

1. St. Louis Rams: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

The Rams can’t possibly pass up his talent with the first pick in the draft. I know the Rams have a whole to fill at the QB position but I don’t think there is a guy that is the answer for them at this pick. You take the sure Bet in Suh because he’s got great size and speed and did you see what he did to Texas O-Line in the Big 12 Championship.

2. Detroit Lions: Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

Although I’m not sold on McCoy’s talent I think he is a good fit in Detroit. Detroit has lacked a playmaker at DT since they traded away Shaun Rogers a couple of years ago. McCoy has a questionable character issue and I don’t know if he gives it his all every play but he has got the talent to become great and when have the lions ever had problems taking guys with character problems.

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