Friday, March 17, 2006

RIP Ray Meyer

Forget basketball, the man was just a class act and decent human being. In the modern age of huge egos, spoiled athletes at all levels and the mercenary attitudes of colleges, "Coach" stood out as an example of what sports once were and should be.

Sun Times; Tribune; Channel 2; Channel 5; Channel 7


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is this guy? Am I the only one who isn't boosen it up tonight?

3/17/2006 11:03:00 PM  
Blogger ~(=; ydahS :-)~ said...

NOPE! ;-)

Coach Ray gotta be DA BEST Chi-Town COACH EVER!!!

Godspeed CHEEKS!!! ;-) - Watch over poor JOEY, he needs ya! ;-)

Make sure Skip Dillard walks the straight & narrow until his last day!

3/17/2006 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couple sought in foiled drive-up bank robbery

March 17, 2006


Bonnie and Clyde, they ain't.

Federal authorities are hunting for a man and woman they say tried to rob a Naperville bank -- through its drive-up lane.

The pair pulled a champagne-colored SUV into the drive-through lanes of Mutual Bank on Raymond Drive on Monday and sent the teller a note that read: "You have 10 seconds to fill up the tube w/100's and 50's. No dye packs. Or I'll shoot everyone [in] the parking lot," according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday.

The teller told the bank manager, who locked the bank's doors and called police.

The alleged robbers -- identified as Craig Jerome, 31, of Berwyn, and Heather Kates, 32, of Rockford -- honked their car's horn several times before driving off, authorities said.

Thirty minutes later, the two went into a MidAmerica Bank in Wheaton, and Kates demanded money from the teller, saying, "The man behind me has a gun." They made off with about $900, according to the criminal complaint.

Wednesday, they struck again, robbing $2,800 after going inside a Chase Bank in Naperville and threatening the teller, authorities said.

Cameras caught clear shots of the robbers in all three holdups, and photos were sent to police departments around the area. An Oak Park detective recognized the robbers as possibly Jerome and Kates, and witnesses from the holdups picked Jerome out of a photo lineup, authorities said. Kates was positively identified in two of the three cases, authorities said.

The couple were charged in Wednesday's holdup and were being sought Thursday evening.

3/17/2006 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


NEW YORK -- When I wrote Wednesday about Cook County Board President John Stroger, it was a mistake to focus purely on the political, and ignore the personal, the reality of a sick man going to the hospital. I'm sorry for that.

It can be too easy, as we turn our faces to the public, to ignore the people within. I was bragging the other day that one of the benefits of being called awful names a dozen times a day is that it has made me less sensitive to hurt. I thought that was a good thing, but it's not.

Looks like the little whimp white reporter gave out under pressure from the black man too.

My letter to him:

Funny how much the press will fight any infringement by the Government but caves in when blacks protest.

I am ashamed that the press can be so easily manipulated by a certain group.

I already canceled my subscription to the Sun-Times and will not read it in the future.

This is ridiculous! The press can't even say a race of wanted suspect if he is black in fear of protests but can always mention how the white man has committed a crime against a person of color. (Even when race had nothing to do with the alleged crime.)

Welcome to the new America.... Freedom of speech upon the approval of the some members of the black community!

3/18/2006 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We miss you, We love you.

3/18/2006 02:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Ray Meyer helped to elevate worthless westside thugs to icon status. And all the pomp and circumstance didn't change their nature-still the beast. And it didn't change DePaul-a diploma mill.

3/18/2006 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its just a bustout sport. Most of the players are morons. In school because of a sports skill. Not for an educational purpose. Make these jocks pass the A.C.T. or the S.A.T. tests. College is for learning, not goon games.

3/18/2006 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy above me hit the nail on the head.

3/18/2006 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to the Coach's Camp in the North Woods of WI....He ran a class operation, is a class act and will not be repeated anytime soon.

Enjoy the off season coach, you definitely earned it, RIP

3/19/2006 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1:16:20, It's a bustout sport to you because you can't play it. Ray Meyer and his players made a small Jesuit university a household name.Basketball is catching on all over the world.The NBA is a billion dollar bussiness.Shut up and go watch the NHL.(Talk about a bustout sport.)

3/22/2006 03:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DePaul overrun by Jesuits? Isn't that Loyola? Being a south-sider who gets lots north of Cermak, I'm not sure . . .

3/23/2006 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops/ I get LOST north of Cermak. I never got lots anywhere.

3/23/2006 06:30:00 PM  

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