I apologize for taking so long on getting you the final prediction standings. I went on vacation to Florida and told myself I was going to get away from it all. The only thing I did follow to some degree were the Chicago Bulls because they are awesome, but before this morning, I really couldn't tell you what was going on in the NCAA Tournament or anything else. I enjoyed some time by the ocean and and recharged the batteries if you will.
Congratulations to penniless! He won our basketball portion of predicting this year, picking correctly in 18 or 24 games. A number of people were close behind with either 17 or 16 correct predictions. You could tell it was getting tough to follow the team when the number of predictions steadily dropped as the season went along. I think we had one game close to 60 predictions while our last one had only 21. It was indeed a tough season and I'm glad it came to an end. I hate to see Bruce go, but a new direction is needed and I trust Mike Thomas to do what needs to be done to get this program on the right track.
Here are the final standings.
NAMEWINSLOSSESRSDT*penniless186192geriatricillini178185Bwp 5P178201Reillini169191buckhunter2169205Tom Young169208Paul Klee1510188bubba2hype1510189river1510206dealmaker21159252JoeK821411201walker1411235illiniearl1312341mbelcher1310175aaeismacgychel1310222mvillini139169Wincer_851213252Eric 221212255CARPET1211234illiniphil85127163Foo_G1010353smills89109195illinilove93120rtrott810194uofiisu88127WLSILLINI88144gordonbacon1587176dave19568392jruss628398drcc476126illinifan128076136JamesB7374oskeewowwow6378Illini_Fan_786246illinizeeman6159adamnolen59107kelkaidru5242UIUIllini5250PhiloJoe4371indymic19564392tstephens4265retby504138sunnyd5034153illini70743462wilson5773473ILLINI043237smccaw3247illiniart3248pblillini3286uswtmb473013happygilmore2336Lanphier2390illinois522120illiniwood122121ICB362124illini822130bumpin992140oandb21133ax474208bernies2015cjcohen2016Illinifan11_422022afan2035demitrimaniscalaco1351billdave1251UIUCHoopFAN1110butkus501115toohot4tots1121beekay1125foreverillini1126Moillinifan1127Ed Bond 1129bookworm241136Liner100B-ILLINI103CecilColeman105JeremyH105orangebeast106jimbo2009108DaisyJ1011GW1013ILL Hoosier1014rumbob3510141 illinifan1017Smitto1022jrhymer0224judahtom017yates0113mdejde19550116nikeguy16180116cevans0118IlliniExile0122Chief4Evr0126toddalan19750128WhoSays000
* - Real Score Difference Total
I want to thank everyone who took time to read my blog throughout the course of the football and basketball season. While others on this website focus on delivering the news to keep you informed, my goal is to entertain while occasionally sharing my opinion. I hope you all enjoyed the blog this year, even tough our teams were difficult to follow. I hope you all have a good spring and summer and I will talk to you again next season.