It’s a Tuesday tradition here at The Champaign Room where we send out a tweet asking you something on a Monday and post some of the best responses on the Tuesday in the article, basically a ‘pulse’ of Illini nation.
With a slow news week — the Early Signing Period is over, no men’s basketball until Saturday and we can’t keep braggin’ forever — we decided to just ask you what the best gift you’ve ever gotten is.
Since it was Christmas Day, not many of you answered, but here are all of the answers we did get!
Mine came Dec 23rd that’s all I needs. Getting that W against Mizzou.— Mitch Phillips (@Mitchphillips1) December 25, 2017
My 9 year old made these for us this year. Hard to top. pic.twitter.com/JUOl78SdUI— Kevin Ladage (@kladage) December 25, 2017
This shirt from my mom and a commitment from Verdis Brown. Can't decide between the two. pic.twitter.com/KD33fZEPwa— TJ Hendricks (@IlliniFanTJ) December 25, 2017
Tickets to attend a particular basketball game on Easter Eve 2005.— Ryan McCoy (@RyanMcCoy_12) December 25, 2017
Bragging Rights— MPLSKurt (@krvogler) December 25, 2017
Being able to remind my former students at Mizzou that Illinois won the Braggin Rights game. https://t.co/hsJhutJJt8— Nick Watanabe (@watanabe2k) December 25, 2017
Oh man...tough question. Looking back, I was so excited when I got a pair of Derrick Rose’s first signature shoe. https://t.co/Cc6sFK7MDn— Zach Leslie (@ArmchairLeslie) December 25, 2017
And just for some more filler, Director of the Marching Illini Barry Houser gave us some input on a question we had Christmas morning (if it was acceptable to sing the fight song in church)...
Of course it is!— Barry L. Houser (@BarryLHouser) December 25, 2017
Hopefully everyone had a restful holiday season, and we’ll be back to a full slate of articles all week long!