With Girardi’s unsurprising snub in mind, my concern is that by firing Dale Sveum a year before his contract ended, Theo Epstein & Co. have really stepped in it.
As for Sammy, the door back to to Wrigley can remain dark. And he can build his own statue somewhere else.
To show I’m not just blowing smoke, here are some other suggested sponsors for a few of the Big Ten basketball and football coaches:
The Illini don’t have a Red Grange this season, but with Bill Cubit’s offense they may have more than a Galloping Ghost of a chance vs. the Huskers.
What exactly would you call this season for the University of Illinois basketball team?
I’d argue that the bigger problem with the Cubs – and the regressions of the 23-year-old Castro and 24-year-old Rizzo, as well as the 27-year-old Darwin Barney – was the lack of any consistent veteran on-field leadership or reliable stability with the Cubs big league roster
Dave Wischnowsky offers up his thoughts on the Illini’s recent scheduling moves.
In some cities, they talk about magic numbers this time of the year. But in Chicago, circa 2013, the only ones we know are tragic ones.
If you haven’t yet forgiven Derrick Rose, get ready.
I’ve compiled a list of nonconference opponents that also have an open date on Sept. 5, 2015.
Until a true winning mentality emerges in the front office at Clark & Addison, changing managers on the field doesn’t much matter.
If Illinois wants more fans to end up making the 140-mile trip down to Champaign, they likely have to bring the product up to them first.
From the looks of things, it appears that Illinois has a truly elite coach in John Groce.
If Tim Beckman’s coaching career at Illinois really does go from knocking on death’s door to cracking – or even kicking – it open for his return in 2014, he’ll probably be able to thank heavens for one person.
What a difference a week makes.
I’m getting on board with the idea of the Big Ten spreading out its conference games throughout the entire season.
They say where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Behold, Illinois football: Where even wins don’t feel like them.
Beckman’s debut squad lost all eight Big Ten conference games by an average score of 37-13 and finished the season a sadsack 2-10.
Hey, anything to keep my mind off Illinois football, ya know?