Fellow University of Illinois (Illini) fans will appreciate this story the most, but anyone who knows how ardent even the youngest fans can be, will get a kick out of it too.
Last week, as I was picking up my sons from wrestling practice, a young boy was putting on his Illini flannel pants and orange and blue sweatshirt. A mother whose son was apparently his friend and who looked to be taking the boy home asked him who went to the U of I, meaning which of his parents had attended. His quick, firm answer was "Juice Williams", the star quarterback of the Illini football team. I chuckled to myself at his "isn't it obvious" tone. Clearly he's a big fan ... with the wardrobe to prove it!