Illinois hasn’t won many games this season during a tough non-conference schedule, but the difficulty doesn’t figure to ease up during Big Ten play. A single victory this weekend over Mizzou would make what could be a long season slightly more enjoyable, and Illini fans are willing to offer up some interesting sacrifices to ensure a win.
Our own Brandon Birkhead led the pulse off with confidence.
I would sacrifice nothing because I don’t need to. We’ve won five in a row. Mizzou fans are the ones who need to be worried.— A Head full of Birk (@bbirk3) December 17, 2018
Others offered up some former Illini players who have already been seemingly sacrificed at Brad Underwood’s Illini basketball altar.
Mark Smith— Andrew T. (@illini_fan12) December 17, 2018
Matic Vesel— BQ (@BrownBearTweets) December 17, 2018
Some Illini fans decided that they would do without some classic St. Louis food and beverages. Personally, I can’t see how either would be much of a sacrifice, but to each their own...
Pizza for a week (after the 3am pizza dive in STL)— Andrew J. Fulk (@fulknA) December 17, 2018
A case of bud light— Jacob Miller (@THEspiderpig22) December 17, 2018
More than anything, Illini fans have expressed the same frustration that we’ve seen all year long with the disappointing play on the court and on the football field. I can’t say that I blame any of them, and I think we can all sympathize with the sentiment.
Not much. This season is over already.— GVDABMAR (@GVDABMAR) December 17, 2018
Nothing. The team is garbage— Ryan Scott (@Ryanscott_1) December 17, 2018
We have sacrificed enough. Time to cash in for some good Illinois karma.— Jay Mitch (@realJayJayy) December 17, 2018
The entire football program— Kyle Tulley (@Kyle_Tulley) December 17, 2018
Beating Mizzou would be a bright spot in what has up to now been a fairly miserable athletics season for the revenue sports. Avoiding the sting of defeat at the hands of former Illini commits/players Mark Smith, Jeremiah Tilmon and Javon Pickett would certainly be an added bonus.
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