Peoria, Illinois is famous for a few things. It is often considered to be an “average American city” and “will it play in Peoria?” has been a famous phrase since vaudeville. Peoria has all kinds of obscure things that make it famous, like the mouldy cantelope that allowed isolation of Penicillium chrysogenum in 1942. The Richard Speck murder trial was moved to Peoria in April 1967, the girl who sang ‘Sunday will never be the Same’ is also from Peoria:
Richard Pryor came from Peoria.
A conversation below about Taylor Hall brings up a storm that’s been brewing among us recently about #22. It seems as though there’s a growing portion of the fanbase that is souring a little on Hall. I call that the “Hemsky” scenario, where people see a guy get so many chances they wonder why he doesn’t score 3 a game.
- GR8ONE: Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying he’s a bust or a bad player, but I do fear that a lack of creativity could hold him back from being a truly great player instead of just an above average one. It just would be nice to see him use all of that space he creates a little more effectively sometimes…dish it off and go to the net, take it TO the net a little more…something…anything…but to my eye his play is just so damned predictable lately.