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Oh, Doyle Rules

By Matt Wood in News on Mar 1, 2007 4:35PM

Northwestern lost to Indiana 69-65 last night at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston. Nothing extraordinary, just your typical late-season Big Ten basketball grinder. The Wildcats probably deserved to win, and would have had it not been for Indiana's Rod Wilmont drilling nine out of 13 three-pointers on his way to 31 points, including one nifty bank shot from the top of the key at the end of the first half.

chicagoist_20070301_Doyle.jpegThe only reason we're telling you this is because of a series of quotes involving Northwestern's Tim Doyle that we found at the end of this Tribune article. Doyle is a fifth-year senior, and last night was his final regular season home game so he was waxing nostalgic. He told the Trib's Terry Bannon:

Twenty years from now, I'll sit back and say, 'It would have been a nice win.' When I'm living in Winnetka in a big house and have kids and making a lot of money—there's a bigger picture than the game.

What? Look man, we know there's probably a thriving job market out there for 6' 5" sociology and communications studies majors, but you don't have to be so damn smug about it. Maybe it was in response to what Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson said about him though:

Doyle is crafty. He's going to be first-team All-American in a men's league some day.

Ouch. To translate, "crafty first-team All American in a men's league" means "lummox with no chance of ever playing professionally." Maybe Doyle has the right idea after all.

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