There’s a school of thought out there that suggests that, in terms of the big picture, it really doesn’t matter who the next football coach is at North Chicago High School. But that said, the here and now is that North Chicago does have a high school, does have a football team, and does need a new head coach. And one person who probably has the right to voice his opinion thinks the new coach should be the old coach — Glen Kozlowski.
EXTRA POINT: Glen Kozlowski spent part of Monday afternoon at North Chicago High School trying to help create a college-football opportunity for one of the Warhawk senior football players. That’s not any different than what coach Dave Mohapp does for his football players at Warren, and what coach Nick Browder does for his guys at Waukegan, and what coach Brian Glashagel does for his players at Antioch. And so on and so on ... Lakes, Libertyville, everywhere. But there is one huge difference.
EXTRA POINT:At the beginning of the week, had to constantly look this up, but now have it committed to memory and should be good for the rest of the girls basketball season. Up for discussion was the number of “L’s” in the last name of Antioch star Paige Gallimore. One? Or two?
EXTRA POINT: Random thoughts from someone of the generation that grew up being taught in school that the worst business decision in the history of America was made by Native Americans who — according to what was written in 50-year-old American History textbooks — sold Manhatten Island to some European explorers for $24 worth of beads and trinkets ... a business decision that, if true, has now fallen to No. 2 on the all-time list of blunders.
EXTRA POINT: Just when you think the sport of pro boxing on the local level is inching toward some semblance of being semi-organized, this comes along.
EXTRA POINT: Random thoughts after duly noting that this is a big travel week because of the holiday and, right on cue, the price of a gallon of gasoline went up 25 cents the other day.
EXTRA POINT: Random thoughts from someone who has found it near-impossible to get in under the 140-character twitter limit on the first try at composing any tweet, forcing the aggravating do-over thing using “4” instead of “for”, “2” instead of “two”, “B” instead of “be”, “C” instead of “see”, etc.
EXTRA POINT: While Lake County pretty much avoided the wrath of the storm that cut through the state on Sunday, the city of Washington wasn’t as fortunate. Though the high school near Peoria was not damaged, parts of the town (population 15,000-plus) were flattened by a tornado, which brings to question the status of the Thanksgiving Week boys basketball tournament slated for Washington next week.
EXTRA POINT: If you’re a football fan, then Wednesday night TV viewing will include Channel ESPN2’s broadcast of the college game between 9-1 Ball State and 9-0 Northern Illinois.
EXTRA POINT: Former area prep basketball star Robert Knar lost almost all of his senior year of high school hoops with a torn ACL. Now, a second ACL tear has him out for his first year in college.
EXTRA POINT: If you’re willing to pay a penny for a thought, then a nickel of what you invested to get a copy of today’s paper is right here, as in, “Five thoughts on the high school football playoffs after two weeks of action:”
EXTRA POINT: At 4 in the morning, in the dark, these fat fingers navigated their way to the internet on the iPhone to look up and see if the Harry Shipp who’s starring for the Irish and being profiled on TV was OUR Harry Shipp.
EXTRA POINT: We are going to find out this weekend just how big a fan some Chicago Bears fans really are. In advance of the Bears’ Monday night football game in Green Bay against the evil empire that is the Green/Gold, two current Bears players and two Bear legends from the Super Bowl champs of 1985 will be at Gurnee Mills on Saturday and Sunday to meet/greet fans.
Random thoughts from someone who’s so old, he can remember looking to purchase a car and hoping that the model being eyed had an AM radio in it because many of the models on the market had no radio at all. FM radio? There was …
EXTRA POINT: Chris Calhoun remembers the last time a story about him appeared in the sports pages of this newspaper, like it was printed yesterday. In truth, it was printed on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002 — the morning after North Chicago High School’s football team lost 35-20 to Carmel in Round 2 of the playoffs.
EXTRA POINT: Felicia Stancil’s collegiate bicycling career is off and running — make that off and pedaling — as she is now a student and competing for Marian University in Indianapolis. The Lake Villa resident and Grayslake North High graduate is a freshman at Marian, which is one of fewer than 20 colleges in the country that has a bike team and considers biking a scholarship sport.