Poor Ficken; not only has he missed a bunch, but he gets 'em blocked today now too. I really think O'Brien went for the FG to try to inspire some confidence in Ficken. The refs ejecting the Illinois guy for the hit on Lehman in the end zone was pretty questionable as well.
I am quite the fan of the matte finish on the Illinois helmets, though.
Are you oversensitive or joking around? I can't tell. Regarding Rivals, most of their shows suck. Can't stand listening to Finebaum. Nothing but idiot fans bashing each other. But I like Bill King. He's got a good show.