Q’s for the Weekend

Beemsville is all sports all the time this weekend.  And like any good self-promoting neo-sports/entertainment provider of content, we’re exploiting the interns to come up with new-ish ways to deliver our content.  They give us…  The weekend’s Top 5 questions:

  1. Can my son’s soccer team build on last weekend’s win and their newfound abilities to the pass the ball on occasion?  If they continue to remember their positions and responsibilities and don’t wilt in the heat, we like our chances.  However, I caught a look at the size of some of the other teams and they look to have a couple of over-age players…
  2. Can my daughter’s soccer team win against better competition?  They host their home tournament here in Springfield but have moved into a higher division.  Last tournament out the girls played very well after their first game and probably should have won a trophy if not for a slow start.
  3. Will Jurgen Klinsmann and the US Soccer Team continue their improbable 12-game winning streak with a World Cup Qualifier win in Costa Rica (tonight, 9:00 CST)?   Jozy Altidore is questionable to play and the right back position, which the Ticos will look to exploit, is a potential problem.  Also, we’ve never gotten a result in Costa Rica during qualifying.  But Landon is in form, and the team has really come together this summer…
  4. Can the Fighting Illini outscore Cincinnati tomorrow at Memorial Stadium?  Probably not.  They will likely have to, because the defense will have a tough time stopping the Bearcats.  Here’s hoping Nate Scheelhaase and the offense revs it up and we get a break or two.
  5. Will Illini basketball coach John Groce close the deal on another recruit this weekend?  He has touted point guard Quentin Snider in town this weekend for an official visit, one week after closing the deal with Leron Black, a top 30 forward.  The Orange and Blue could really use a new point guard next year…

JG – The Closer

Tune in next week for the answers to these and other marginally interesting questions.

3 thoughts on “Q’s for the Weekend

  1. I’ve got another question: Are you going to any Illini football games this season? That Wisconsin game is at 7pm, which is always a nice start time. Let me know before the embarrassing losses pile up and my misguided optimism is crushed.

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