"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
"There's a certain level of confidence and composure he brings to the court," said sophomore forward Aubrey Dawkins, who played the bulk of his minutes as a freshman while LeVert sat on the end of the bench in a sweat suit. "When you know you have a player like that on your team of that caliber, it's just like, we're in his hands and he can do a lot of things for this team. It's a comfort. It's nice."
"I just really wanted to see him in a game and I loved what I saw," Beilein said. "He was active. He's got a motor. He's got some things he's got to work on. He doesn't have the strength to (play) the way he'd like to in the Big Ten yet, but that's what we're going to work on in-between (games) without inhibiting his ability to play the next game."
It's a funny hat. The second funniest thing about Celebrity Jeopardy is that it's so, so true. (The first is Norm Macdonald.) Celebrity anything is so, so true. I was just watching the bit of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire where they bring out a celebrity* and Winona Judd was asked "if you have three shirts and four pairs of pants, how many outfits can you make." The answers were "goat," "Saturn," "i," and IT'S TWELVE YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME but she sat there, flummoxed, until Regis punched her in the face and deposited eggs in her stomach in the manner of all Notre Dame graduates looking to reproduce.
I thought that was a spectacular dumb celebrity event, but then Patricia Heaton showed up and showed us all what spectacular truly was:
WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN. She got racuousapplause for multiplying because everyone felt terrible about her education. At Ohio State. And she still doubled the GNP of Sierra Leone.
*(This was not my executive decision, for the record. I only watch Golden Girls marathons.)
It should also be noted that Norm MacDonald himeslf was on Millionaire during a celebrity week back in the day. He made it to the million dollar question. He was going to guess on that question (or at least acted like it was a pure guess) but Regis talked him out of it and he quit with 500K. So Regis asks him what he was going to answer and it turns out Norm was right, would have won the million for his charity.
Fortunately, YouTube has the whole thing (start with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORgRYGCia3M). It's possibly my favorite Norm moment, perhaps only rivaled by his appearance on Conan with the co-star (whose name escapes me at the moment) of "Chairman of the Board".
I just clicked on this and am watching it (at work) and I must say, the fact that the "friend" that Norm picked to be his person in the audience is stand-alone pure comic gold: Kato Kaelin! That's outstanding!
He must be a great guy to hang out with, seeing as he doesn't seem to have any other redeeming qualities. I kind of think of him like Brad Pitt's character in True Romance who just chills on the couch in a stoned daze the entire movie.
This is considerably more satisfying than the time a friend of mine from grade school ended up at Ohio State instead of Michigan (damn full-ride scholarship) and was on an episode of college Jeopardy and beat the lights out of the Michigan representative there.
...and by that, I mean helter-skelter, willy-nilly and putt-putt!
This reminds of the time I had to go to Columbus while in college at Kenyon College (Gambier, OH)to help my girlfriend with some Psychology research.
It was on a rainy Saturday and we found someone walking with an umbrella and pulled over to ask them where the library was. The person said they had no idea. I asked if he was a student at OSU and he said, "yes, I'm a sophomore." I responded, "You've been here two years and have never been to the library or know where it is?" He said, "yeah, I don't have a clue."
This experience told me all I ever needed to know about tosu.
What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve and...Those Who Stay WILL Be Champions.