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  1. Last night was very enjoyable to watch. Future of this program is very bright. Especially if Cook returns. Sounds like Harvey is turning heads in practice too. A lot to look forward to.
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    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    You're not alone. Favre was my favorite player growing up. We've had Bears season tickets my whole life.
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    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    I am quite excited. Nice to have some energy come back into the program. A lot of the fan base should be re-energized by this.
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    2018-19 NCAA Basketball thread

    Meanwhile, this Ohio State team has been so hit or miss this year and frustrating to watch. I thought Keyshawn Woods was going to bring so much to the table this year but has a habit of dribbling himself to a corner in close games. This team turns the ball over way too much. Tough remaining schedule, have to win both against Northwestern, and steal at least 2 of the 5 remaining against ranked B1G teams. Sadly, just not sure if they can do it. Losing Potter right before the season killed our depth and the second KWesson gets in foul trouble we get in trouble. I had very low expectations coming into this year so a tourney bid would be a success but I just don't see it with last night's loss. Congrats to you Illini guys though, you are playing great basketball, and it's nice to see it looking like the program is making the turn.
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    Job Thread

    I'm actually a recruiter in Accounting and Finance in the Chicago area. I'll be honest that we do mostly work on contract and contract to hire positions but if you're open on opportunity it might be worth a talk. We do occasionally see Direct Placement roles as well too. Feel free to shoot me a DM.
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    FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

    Still pissed the USA blew the opportunity and missed it. However, I will watch as many games as I possibly can. Die Mannschaft!
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    Sports Media discussion

    I've recently started watching "Good Morning Football" on NFL network in the morning before I leave for work and I really enjoy it. I feel like "Get Up" tries to mimic their model but just does it in a way that is nowhere near as appealing. Completely agree on the no chemistry thing as well. I also notice when I've watched it, somebody will be talking, and then they will pop up a picture in picture of one of the other people as if they will have a reaction but half the time it doesn't even look like they're paying attention.
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    2018 Travel Thread

    Seattle is awesome. I was there for 3 nights last July. Def go to Mt Rainier. I spent a day hiking out there and it was absolutely gorgeous. While i was in Seattle it was sunny and 70-80 every day so that helped. It was about 55 degrees up in the mountains during my hike. Do a ferry boat to Bainbridge island and walk around and look at the houses there. Obviously there is tons of fun stuff in downtown Seattle as well and awesome food. One of my favorite things was the observatory deck at the "Smith Tower" which is the oldest skyscraper in Seattle. You pay $20 to take the elevator to the top and there is a really nice cocktail bar/restaurant up there with tons of history and views in every direction. Well worth the money.
  9. Just got home from New Orleans. As a passive wrestling fan I'd like to say how incredible of an experience it was. While it was a very long show, I had such a great time and can't recommend going enough. Ended up grabbing tickets last second to RAW on Monday as well and the environment was so much fun. Also, with Nola being my favorite place in the world, I can't think of a better place to have Wrestlemania. That town is just perfect for it and it was so much fun to be there while all the wrestling tourist were in town for it. Wish they could have it there every year.
  10. I also will be at Wrestlemania. Going with two buddies who love Wrestling and I'm more of a passive fan. Mostly going out of my love for New Orleans, but I am super pumped.
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    **2018 Arch Madness**

    Go Dawgs. Limping in to say the least. Really don't like our odds to have to probably beat Missouri State and Alize a 3rd time.
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    2017-18 official NBA discussion thread

    QUOTE (Brian @ Feb 19, 2018 -> 11:06 AM) I would be fine with just taking the top 16 teams. Conferences be damned Bill Simmons has talked about this multiple times as an idea. Also, with the idea of the bottom 14 teams playing a round robin tourney to get the 15/16 seeds. Which would be awesome.
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    NCAA basketball thread 2017-18

    QUOTE (KyYlE23 @ Feb 15, 2018 -> 09:06 AM) i see no evidence to the contrary Sean Lloyd won that game. What a half.
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    NCAA basketball thread 2017-18

    QUOTE (greg775 @ Jan 11, 2018 -> 09:36 PM) Barry Hinson continuing on at SIU. ... Yay or nay? God, I hope not. I don't care about the injury excuse, this team needs a young coach who wants to build their way to a larger Power 5 job.
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    NCAA basketball thread 2017-18

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ Jan 4, 2018 -> 11:37 PM) Im just happy we didnt get the "just like football" chant. But I do like we were picked fr 11th in conference and we are definitely going to outperform that. It's been a lot more fun watching the team this year, I like the energy. I'm trying not to get my hopes too high, but being 3-0 in the B1G is quite nice. I'm still not trying to think of them as a tournament team, but if they come close, those losses to Clemson and Butler with double digit leads are really going to sting.
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    2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    College football is both my favorite and least favorite thing in the world. One loss can doom the whole season. That loss to Oklahoma Saturday really sucked. Have to win out to have any chance but I just truly don't feel like JT Barrett is a championship quarterback. OSU has all these blue chippers at WR and can't do anything with them. I'm not sure what Urban is going to do going forward, but its frustrating to watch the same offense that showed up for most of last season and if the secondary doesn't get it together as well, this could be a very disappointing year. Rock, I'm interested to hear what you think about all this. Obviously JT could put up huge numbers the next two weeks and we wouldn't know if a problem is fixed. I also don't think putting Burrow in is the answer. I have no idea if Haskins is ready. There's no way I's want to burn Martell's redshirt either.
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    The Korea Situation; It's Very Serious

    This has gone from being a "yeah it'll never happen though" situation to "this is f***ing scary" rather quickly...
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    Vacation/Travel Thread

    The past two years I've taken a two week vacation by myself in July. It's pretty freeing if your comfortable by yourself. It's always great being able to do whatever you want at any time so I can't recommend it enough.
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    Vacation/Travel Thread

    QUOTE (JenksIsMyHero @ Jul 20, 2017 -> 09:59 AM) So I talked my wife into a road trip through South Dakota in August. I'm thinking we'll take a few days to get out to Rapid City (stopping in Badlands on the way) and then do day trips to places like Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Deadwood, etc. Anyone ever done a trip like this? Any recommendations? I think my 5 year old son will dig all the western/cowboy stuff and the wild animals at the parks. I just got back yesterday from a 14 day road trip by myself out to the west coast. (Sioux Falls, Deadwood, Big Sky MT, Coeur d'Alene ID, Seattle, Portland, Boise, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha) Spent one night in Sioux Falls and one night in Deadwood along the way. The badlands were really cool and you can basically spend a day there. Mount Rushmore was fun, especially if you're into history. Get ready for all the "Wall Drug" ads along the highway. I saw so many that i was annoyed and refused to stop for it. I enjoyed the little casinos in Deadwood and the way the town looks. $5 Blackjack keeps me pretty happy with beers on the house haha
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    2017 Music thread

    QUOTE (Steve9347 @ Jul 6, 2017 -> 03:01 PM) I've probably listened ot the new one at least 50 times given it's my running album right now. I f***ing love Royal Blood. Second album has a bit different sound than the first but, after a few listens I was loving it and its been on constantly for me since it was released. So good.
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    Vacation/Travel Thread

    QUOTE (soxfan2014 @ Jun 28, 2017 -> 10:31 AM) I really want to go to Vegas multiple times this year: once with a big group of people (a few first timers to introduce them to it) and once by myself so I can just gamble and meet people and do stuff I want to do and not have to worry about waiting on others. Anyone ever go to Vegas (or anywhere) by themselves leisurely? I have a friend who loves doing that based on the reasons I gave. As discussed in the job thread, I took a road trip east last year by myself for 10 days. Doing the same thing this year, 14 days, going west to the pacific and back. Renting a car and doing it with certain stops mapped out but nothing booked besides the car until day of or day before. I honestly really enjoyed doing it by myself and a lot of my friends and coworkers thought it was crazy. I love vacationing with other people and all that stuff too, but it's pretty damn awesome being able to do whatever the f*** i want at any time and listen to whatever I want in the car along the way. I pretty much just belly up at a bar/restaurant every where I go and usually end up in a conversation with a bartender or somebody around me and you meet people and get cool recommendations. Doing it last year was one of the coolest experiences of my life, I can't recommend it enough. You could also choose to wall yourself off and stay secluded, to each their own. There's something very refreshing about not having to make anyone else happy but yourself.
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    Job Thread

    QUOTE (soxfan2014 @ Jun 27, 2017 -> 09:50 AM) The thing for me too is my gf works a lot of weekends, like Fri-Sun sometimes. I work a normal Mon-Fri job. I'm not really feeling that anymore and feel like it's time for us to break up. It's aggravating wanting to do something and all of my friends either have work, lazy from the work week, or spending time with their gfs/wives. My girlfriend is a resident at Lurie downtown averaging 80 hrs a week, meanwhile i work 40 hrs a week in the burbs. The timing can be really tough but I completely understand. Luckily I'm pretty good being happy by myself. I'm taking a two week road trip to the west coast in July by myself. Last year did the same thing to the East coast. Everything in my life feels great, outside of my current job situation.
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    Job Thread

    QUOTE (soxfan2014 @ Jun 27, 2017 -> 09:09 AM) I'm 26 and I'm getting to this point in my life. All my friends in relationships are hardly around anymore. Had some weddings for some friends within 2-4 years older than me last year, which I refer to as "the first wave." My other friends about the same age as me are starting to get engaged so there will be a decent amount of weddings between the next year-4 years I think. Yep, this is right where I am with all my friends getting engaged/married/moving in with their significant others. Meanwhile I was breaking up with my girlfriend of 5 years. I have a new girlfriend, and she's great, but now I'm on the step of finding a new job. I'm looking for something in the Account Executive or Sales role so if anyone knows of or recommends anywhere I'd love to check stuff out. I live right next to the train station in Lisle and am not opposed to finding something downtown. The new girlfriend lives in the Gold Coast so it might help out that as well.
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    2017 Cubs Catch-all thread

    Q for Schwarber Straight up who says no?!
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    QUOTE (Yoda @ Jun 20, 2017 -> 09:54 AM) Add it to your bacon cheese burger and you're in heaven. And a fried egg.