Poll: Do we get Mark Smith?

Do we get Mark Smith

  • Yes

    Votes: 210 60.7%
  • No

    Votes: 136 39.3%

  • Total voters
    346
#27      
Chicago
Not an insider but I commented previously that Mark's Mother always said he would play for Illini if they ever offered, however, this was prior to all the dream schools getting involved. IMO it's between us and MSU as I don't think Kentucky and Duke consider him a prized recruit as we would. Family is a basketball family and understands the excitement of being part of a group that puts Illinois basketball on the map but anybody with basketball sense knows Izzo is a hell of a basketball and life coach.

Hoping for Orange and Blue but can't blame him for going to MSU Kent Duke.....Mizzou would not be an intelligent decision IMO and I think the family will notice that.
 
#37      
Logan Square, Chicago
Which precincts still have to report? I heard Coles county are staunch Smith-deniers.

Is that where the Eleven Deniers live as well? All 9 of them?

I'm still sticking to my 'no' vote, because life is full of sadness. But I'm getting a little hopeful now.
 
#38      
Is that where the Eleven Deniers live as well? All 9 of them?



I'm still sticking to my 'no' vote, because life is full of sadness. But I'm getting a little hopeful now.



I'm with you on sticking with the "no ", but the kool-aid crowd isn't making much of a dent on my hope level


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#43      

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I've been an Illinois fan since 1963. I had no other choice but to vote 'no'.
 
#45      
NYC ILLINI
NO...just another show me the love traveling show.
 
#46      
'burbs
Does my vote count? My chad is dangling.

Had a millennial in my employ use a hanging chad reference. I was impressed...until I confirmed he had no idea what it was or where it came from. Felt ancient. #managingmillenials
 
#47      
Remembers when...
Portlandia
Strange since we already did get Mark Smith once already.

Wonder what the first Mark Smith is doing nowadays? Any chance we could have him put in a good word for the current Mark Smith? :D
 
#48      
Wonder what the first Mark Smith is doing nowadays? Any chance we could have him put in a good word for the current Mark Smith? :D

I believe he passed away a few years ago.

and chalk me up as a yes. I have felt for sometime now that Smith was going to be an Illini. Obviously the last few weeks made that feeling a bit tenuous but I think he is coming and I think he is going to be a great Illini hoopster.