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The Fighting Illini Thump #5 Michigan Like A War Drum

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HAIL TO THE ORANGE HAIL TO THE BLUE HAIL ALMA MATER EVER SO TRUE (SO TRUE) WE LOVE NO OTHER SO LET OUR MOTTO BE. VICTORY. ILLINOIS. VARSITY. 

Goddamn what a game from the revamped Fighting Illini. And for the first time in a while I feel comfortable using that adjective. Fighting. These motherfuckers play some tough basketball and you don't have to look any further than Brad Underwood. I love that guy so much and the intensity he's brought back to Champaign. It feels so good to know that we actually have a tough, physical presence in a conference that demands you go out and kick the other team's ass

This Kofi kid is the real McCoy. Giorgi is the motor and the heart. Trent is the savy veteran. Ayo is your pro. Feliz is the guy who will cut your throat in the middle of the night for an extra second of playing time. And Kofi is the future. 

If you don't believe me, here are some STATS:

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The big fella is averaging 15 and 10 which makes you wonder why they say Co-Burn and not Cock-Burn. Should be Cock-Burn with those kind of numbers. And not for nothing he legitimately almost killed the ref

So you know he's got strength to go along with the size, which is nice. 

And if you're surprised by this guy, don't feel bad. I'm watching postgame right now (which is a lot better than David DeJesus barfing everywhere) and Andy Katz is saying he's a potential 2nd team All American and 1st Team All Big Ten player at this point. The freshman. 10 games into his career.

If you know me you know I love hype which is why I'm all in on Kofi and the Fighting Illini. Obviously you mix in a Maryland win over the weekend and someone would argue Illinois should be top-15 after tonight. But honestly I don't even care about that shit. This team is built to make a run in March. Hear me now believe me later.