Friday, March 14, 2008

The Bet: Purdon't vs. Illinois

As Noce nervously watched the shitty graphics on FightingIllini.com show a round headed, rhombus-shaped Chester Frazier make a lay-up with 4 seconds left followed by a Penn St. miss, he of course was jubilant.

As he stood up shaking his fist while no one else gave a rat's ass in the office, I wanted to bring him back down to earth by reminding him that Purdon't is probably going to kick the Illini's ass tomorrow. His response? "They're not as good as everyone thinks they are".

With his kool-aid cup in hand, I began to hear the opening to Money by Pink Floyd with all those cash registers going off. As the Roger Waters bass line kicked in, I immediately struck back with:

Dr. C: Alright then put your money where your mouth is.

Noce: How much?

Dr. C: 54 Mexican Pesos

Noce: 5 dollars it is...how many points are you going to give me

Dr. C: 3 points

Noce: That's it?

Dr. C: If you're so confident you should have no problem taking it

(Shakes my hand while I laugh in the back of my mind)

So there you have it. Tip-off tonight is 5:30 only on the Big Ten Network. It's the face-off between two former SIU head coaches, both of whom I had the privilege of covering in college.

Usually I don't really care for Purdon't because there's nothing I can really find to like about it. Seriously, what does Purdue have to offer other then ugly broads and an Engineering degree? Nothing. But that all changes tonight as I cheer for the Black and Gold.

My final score prediction: 78-71 Purdue

Noce's final score prediction: 67-63 Illinois





BallHype: hype it up!

6 comments:

stalkingerinandrews said...

Is it just me or do Weber and Painter have the exact same facial expressions in that picture?

Noce said...

I can't believe you're rooting against Illinois just bc of the bet. Let's hope your rotten luck helps the Illini tonight, they're gonna need some extra luck.

It's gonna be all about rebounding tonight. If Pruitt, Randle (before he fouls out) and Calvin decide to crash the boards hard all night, they'll have a shot.

Oh and btw, the only way the score will be 78-71 is if the game goes to double overtime.

Noce said...
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Noce said...

haha "SAA" - they do have the same facial expression, Painter must have really studied in his time at SIU. Weber, on the otherhand, is just a complete goofball.

Dr. C said...

I'm pissed I forogt my little radio tuner for the train. Oh well, as soon as I get to my car it will probably be Purdue up by 8 at the half. I generally root for Illinois in most circumstances, but I like Painter just as much as Weber, and for the 5 bucks, Purdue will probably never get this much attention from me again..ever

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