Monday, October 30, 2006

Derrick Rose back in the picture

Hotshot point guard out the Chicago Public League is back in the picture for the Illini after narrowing his list to five Adidas schools about a month ago, trimming the Nike aligned Illini in the process. All of the sudden, the door is back open, with Rose's list consisting of Illinois alongside previous destinations Indiana and Memphis. He was at a pre-season scrimmage and practice over the weekend. What's it mean? Who knows. I'm not getting my hopes up. Four pieces of speculation come to mind:
  1. He's not happy with what Adidas is offering, and he's yanking their chain a little bit in the hopes of landing a better package.
  2. He's yanking Illinois' chain just to be evil.
  3. He doesn't want to play in Jackass Gordon's shadow at Indiana.
  4. He's genuinely interested in attending Illinois.
Of course, three doesn't make much sense, since he could solve that by going to Memphis. 1, 2, and 4 seem about equally plausible to me. Like I said, I'm not getting my hopes up. Decision expected to come on Saturday.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jackass? I think you are speaking of yourself... Sourgrapes ...

Seitz said...

Someone needs to brush up on his Aesop.

From wikipedia: The English idiom "sour grapes" - derived from this fable - refers to the denial of one's desire for something that one fails to acquire or to the person who holds such denial.

I don't deny the desire to have Gordon play for Illinois.

Can I please get a commenter who graduated from second grade?

Anonymous said...

Your Kings finally got a win and scored more than two goals.

Cupie

Seitz said...

Yeah, it was a good game. I'm going to the game tonight to see Crosby, Malkin, and Staal.

Guy Barry said...

Yeah a good game enjoy it
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Seitz said...

That's the weirdest comment spam I've ever seen.