>I realize that today is Saturday; I’m not calendarily challenged (yes, I did just make up that word). However, most of my Friday was spent in a place without internet, and so I could not do a Friday Five on Friday. Thus, this is a special edition of Friday Five on a Saturday.

#5 – Illinois wins consecutive games against top-15 Big Ten teams
Okay, the real reason this is on here is because I’m an Illinois fan. However, it is nothing to sneeze at when you beat the #5 and #11 ranked teams in a matter of days. On Saturday, the Illini welcomed in #5 Michigan State, and sent them to #10 in a thriller. And on Tuesday, they went into Madison and snapped Wisconsin’s ridiculously long win-streak against Big Ten teams at the Kohl Center. Next up for the Illini: #16 Ohio State on Sunday. Talk about a rough 9 days!
#4 – Cavs continue major win-steak
Apparently the Cleveland Cavaliers are pretty good. It seems like they just keep winning. Their count is at 13 now heading into the All Star break. They pick up after the break against a pretty good Denver team, so we’ll see how it goes for The Akron Hammer and the Cavs.
#3 – Georgian luger dies in training accident
On the day of the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, Georgian (the Soviet, not American Georgia) luger Nodar Kumaritashvili passed away due to injuries sustained in a training accident. He lost control of his sled at around 90MPH and hit a steel pool near the finish line. Officials were unable to resuscitate him.
#2 – The Olympics start
The opening ceremonies for the Olympics were Friday night. I’m not much of a fan of the Olympics, so don’t expect to see too much on this space about them. Welcome to Vancouver!
#1 – The Saints win the Super Bowl
In case you haven’t heard by now, the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts to win their first Super Bowl. Drew Brees was named MVP of the game, and all the commentators once again get to talk about how Peyton Manning chokes in the big game. Overlooked was an outstanding performance by Colts running back Joseph Addai, 130+ total yards and a TD. As if they needed it, the people of New Orleans were given an excuse to party on Bourbon Street until morning, vomiting and flashing one another until collapsing in a drunken puddle of urine.
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