Illini Wonk
Monday, December 27, 2004
  Earth to Dickie V
In case you need another example of how out-of-touch Dick Vitale is with reality in the world of college basketball, check out the Expert Lists on Vitale is the only one of the six who does not list Illinois in the top spot, electing to put Kansas above the Illini. The other five have Kansas somewhere between third and eighth. To see why that might be the case, see the last paragraph of this post.

Vitale's omission of the Illini in the top spot has drawn notice from other sports commentators as well. In the Illinois/Missouri game, Brent Musberger publicly reprimanded Vitale for not recognizing that the Illini were the best in the nation. You can read the quote in this post.

Lest we forget, Vitale is also the one who had no room for any Illini on his preseason top 25 players list, or, as he calls them, his All-Rolls-Royce Teams. His pre-season ranking for the Illini? Try 13th. All of this is probably why coach Bruce Weber said "Dick Vitale can take his Dookies and shove it."

At they are posting a poll question to see where readers think Dick Vitale should be sent for the debut of HD on ESPN2. How about here.

UPDATE: Dickie V beware. The blogosphere is starting to take note of your, ahem, biases.
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