Jefferson A No Show

>> Wednesday, July 15, 2009

According to Yahoo, Richard Jefferson was supposed to marry Kesha Ni'Cole Nichols, a former New Jersey Net dancer in the upcoming days. However, the new San Antonio Spur broke up with his fiance a few days before the big event and called off the wedding. The problem ... nobody told the guests.

Many of the guests showed up in New York City hoping to see a wedding. No wedding took place and being the nice guy he is, Jefferson gave his friend his credit card and told him to treat the guests to an exciting night out on him.


Babe of the Day!

Jessica Biel ain't too shabby!


Failed Drug Test From a Kiss?

Richard Gaquet apparently failed a drug test because of kissing some girl at a nightclub in Miami. This was stated in the report...

"We take into account that the amount of cocaine in the player's body was so small that if he had been tested only a few hours later, his test result would be likely to have been negative," the tribunal stated.

So, I don't know much about positive drug tests and how exactly they determine what exactly is a "small amount," but I would assume its like alcohol and it wears off as the days pass?

The best part of the report...

"We have found the player to be a person who is shy and reserved, honest and truthful and a man of integrity and good character," the tribunal said in its ruling. "He is neither a cheat nor a user of drugs for recreational purposes."

So, a "shy and reserved" individual was out partying it up at a Miami club, making out with random chicks who were using cocaine? Yeah, I know tons of shy and reserved guys who are hittin' up the scene, trying to get into girls pants!

Seriously, this whole situation makes absolutely zero sense to me! I wonder how many people in the everyday workforce are going to use the whole, "making out with some coked out girl at a nightclub" excuse when they fail their drug tests at work in the coming weeks?


Illinois Fighting Illini...

Following a trip to the Rose Bowl in 2007, Ron Zook was hailed as the savior of the Fighting Illini football program, and then came the entire 2008 season. The Fighting Illini of 2008 played more like, well, Illinois is expected to play. They struggled to a 5-7 record and lost any momentum that could have been retained from the 2007 season. Zook and his team must perform admirably this season, or they could be stuck in mediocrity for the foreseeable future.

Zook's offense returns several starters and he has some talented players at his disposable. Senior quarterback Juice Williams has fallen into the habit of the big play. The question this season is whether or not the 6'2", 235 pound senior can settle for making the right play and leading his team down the field. If Juice shows maturity, a bowl game is not out of the possibility. Juice has several players to throw the ball too, headlined by an All-American candidate, Arrelious Benn. Benn is a big play wide receiver who will require constant double teams on his side of the field, which should help Jeff Cumberland on the opposite side of the field. The passing game will require the help of Daniel Dufrene to keep the defense honest, but he'll be forced to run behind a revamped offensive line, lead by right guard Jon Asamoah.

The defensive unit for the Illini was far from a strong suit from the beginning of last season, allowing 52 points to Missouri in the season opener. However, the majority of the talent from last season's team returns this year, sans cornerback Vontae Davis. Davis has left for greener pastures in the NFL, but Dere Hicks and Tavon Wilson teamed with Harderman and Bellamy at safety should give Illinois a strong secondary. The defensive line should have the ability to get decent pressure up front, lead by defensive end Dough Pilcher. Defensive tackle Josh Brent has been suspended for DUI, but if he is reinstated he will team with Corey Liguet to provide a strong defensive line. The linebacking corps, except for weak side linebacker Martez Wilson, are a work in progress. The maturation of Russell Ellington and Ian Thomas will help stabilize their linebacking unit.

September 5th-Missouri-Win
September 12th-Illinois State-Win
September 26th-@Ohio State-Loss
October 3rd-Penn State-Loss
October 10th-Michigan State-Loss
October 17th-@Indiana-Win
October 24th-@Purdue-Win
October 31st-Michigan-Win
November 7th-@Minnesota-Win
November 14th-Northwestern-Win
November 27th-@Cincinnati-Loss
December 5th-Fresno State-Win

Season Projection: 8-4 (5-3 Big Ten)


Volleyball Booty of the Week!

A whole team of booty!