Monday, January 03, 2005

Dickie V. Watch

We at Illinitalk strive for truth and accountability in everything we do. For that reason, we are launching a new feature today entitled "Dickie V Watch." We will simply point out truth and facts and let our readers draw their own conclusions.

This week's watch features Dickie V's "Sensational 16" teams announced today on ESPN's website. This marks the 7th straight week Dick Vitale has had Kansas in his number 1 slot.

Even though the Jayhawks are a very good team and remain unbeaten like Illinois they have clearly not played as tough a schedule, not to mention as many away games as the Illini. As if that weren't enough, Illinois has thumped each of their opponents (We've never trailed in the second half). In fact, the closest margin of victory for "Champaign Showtime" was six in the always tough Braggin' Rights game against Missouri.

The same cannot be said of Kansas, who needed overtime to beat a good Georgia Tech team at the Phog on New Year's Day.

Does Dickie V's opinion reflect more on honest subjective reporting or a harmless comment made by The Weber to help rally the Illinois student body?

Feel free to draw your own conclusions.

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