Thursday Tidbits: Grobe, Winter Meetings, and Thursday Night Football

Forrest Kobayashi@forrestkobaSenior Analyst IDecember 6, 2007

IconJim Grobe is one well respected man on Wake Forest's campus.

This morning, I received the following email from the Screamin' Demons coordinator:

"Deacs!!! If you love Coach Grobe and you want him to stay please tell as many people as you can to meet in front of Pruitt Football center today at 11am (aka NOW!!) and show Coach Grobe that this community loves him more than any money can buy (ahem Arkansas)!!!!!!

See you then!!! (Tell your friends!)"

Confusion surrounded this story. Sporting News said Grobe would coach at Arkansas, but then changed their story to "Grobe to Stay at Wake Forest."

Good news—everyone can let out a huge sigh of relief! The entire campus is happy that Grobe isn't going anywhere. After all, he's going to bring us lots of championships, championships, championships!

I'll try to restrain myself for now. After all, that Michigan job is still open.

Winter Meeting Update:

It's been a boring morning at the Winter Meetings in Nashville. Not too much has surfaced since the Andruw Jones signing late last night. Keep an eye out for updates, as I'll be reporting any big-time deals or free agent signings as soon as I get 'em, so you're in the loop.

Yes, we'll have some Thursday night football tonight, with the Bears taking on the Redskins at 8 p.m. EST. Unfortunately, the game will be on the NFL Network so you probably won't have access to the "premium" channel. If it were my call, I'd make it standard with cable so everyone can enjoy the games and coverage, but in a way, it kind of destroys the purpose of having a weekday game.

According to, the Redskins are favored to win by three points. Despite the spread, I think the Bears will come away with a victory in another very close game. After losing by one point to the Buffalo Bills Sunday (on a game winning field goal), the Redskins must be completely drained—physically and emotionally taxed. Look for them to give a good effort, but fall just short tonight.