random sports thoughts
Chicago: Bulls canned Skiles. I would say that if Skiles goes, so does Paxson. But since he hit that shot in 93 against Phoenix to win the title, he's a favorite of the soft sports media in this town.
Illinois: Good season, but clearly overmatched against USC. They would have been better off playing Tennessee or Florida in the earlier bowls on New Year's.
Now to the basketball team: Any team that loses at home to Miami of Ohio and Tennessee State can plan for the NIT.
Northworstern, I mean Northwestern lost its Big 10 opener to Penn State. When will the AD or his replacement at Northwestern wake up and can Carmody. He just isn't cut out for one of the big conferences. Maybe the MAC or the MVC.
Bears: To all of my www.WindyCityGridiron.com friends, I have a suggestion. Donovan McNabb. Do whatever it takes to get him to Chicago. He's from here, been a winner, took a team to the Super Bowl. He needs a change of scenery, as does Rexy.
Washington state College Hoops: WSU is 12-0 and #4 in the polls. They go to Seattle on Saturday night to play the Huskies. I think the Huskies can surprise them. Good win for UW last Saturday in Baton Rouge, LA against the Tigers.
As far as Gonzaga is concerned, good not great. Fortunate to win at home on New Year's Eve against Utah. This isn't a Rick Majerus team. GU is 10-4, with losses to Texas Tech, WSU, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Tennessee won the Battle in Seattle last weekend.
GU has two more non-conference games, this Saturday at home against Georgia. Hopefully the Basketball team isn't as good as the football team, or GU will lose by 10. Then on the 26th of January, GU continues its tour of America with a game at Memphis against one of my favorite coaches (lol) John Calipari.