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    NCAA football thread 2019-2020

    What rumors? I'm usually tuned into all things Illinois but have not heard anything about this.
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    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    Didn't the Packers benefit from the one pass interference review that was overturned this season? Some TD came off the board during halftime of week 2 or 3.
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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    I haven't felt compelled to post in a while, but holy crap has this issue pissed me off. Are we not all pro-democracy/anti-communist human rights violators? How could there be any political disagreement on this one? I cannot believe how the NBA responded to this and it's really, REALLY soured me as a fan. They take away an All-Star game over a stupid bathroom bill, but when a GM simply retweets something in support of a PRO-DEMOCRACY movement against a communist dictatorship (on Twitter....a platform already banned in China!), they go all def con 4 and try to shut it all down. They force Morey to apologize. They force James Harden to apologize. Steve Kerr, one of the most outspoken faces of the league on every political issue of the day, suddenly has no comment or anything to say? Are you fucking kidding me? Adam Silver tried to clean up the mess yesterday with a new statement today (too late) and SHOCKINGLY China responds by saying that criticizing their government is not freedom of expression and so they're still not going to show any NBA pre-season games and may not show any regular season games either. In other words, bend the knee or else. The NBA (and Hollywood...kudos to South Park for a great episode on this btw) better take a stand here. If not they lost a consumer here. Edit: and I hope others follow.
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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    Remind me the last big name FA that agreed to come to Chicago. In the last 20 years I can think of 2 - Ben Wallace and Carlos Boozer. How many have been discussed? Dozens. Elder-Wade does not count.
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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    I mean those types of superstars - the ones capable of single-handedly making you a contending team - are incredibly rare outside of the lottery. You picked maybe the two best in the history of the league. It just doesn't happen very often. More likely you get the Doug McDermott's of the world.
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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    About as likely as Knicks fans thinking they can pull Giannis in. Here's the problem with the Bulls, Knicks, etc. - they have a bunch of old (white) owners/executives who have bad reps throughout the league. Take away Jordan and the Reinsdorf Bulls have been awful. That's literally the only thing that makes the Bulls the Bulls at this point. Chicago might as well be Milwaukee - two cold ass Midwest cities that no free agent cares to go to. At the end of the day these guys want to be with cool, rich, hip owners and/or teams that have deep connections to cool, rich and hip people (e.g., Rock Nation, Klutch, people in LA, Silicon Valley, etc.) They want to be paid for their basketball but also be connected to an entire other world of people who can increase their brand. Jay-Z and all that he can bring is why the Nets are now way more attractive than the Knicks. The Bulls only hope is to luck into the next big superstar via the draft. And that's not happening if they finish with the 8th to 5th seed in the playoffs every year.
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    Automobile Thread

    Backseat looks pretty small. Can I get 2 car seats in it?
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    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    So basically we drafted a PG who is great in the fast break but mediocre to bad in the half court (someone on twitter last night claimed he was one of the worst pg's in the country in the half court), and we have a coach who wants to play a brand of basketball that is more 1980 than 2019 (e.g., half court sets and focus on the post) when the roster is full of good jump shooters. I'm sure this season is going to be GREAT.
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    Automobile Thread

    Ok car junkies, help me narrow the list: Audi A6 BMW 5 series Mercedes E-Class Honda Accord Mazda 6 Something else? Obviously there is a line there between classes. I drive on average less than 10 miles a day (basically to my kids' daycare/school, to my parking space at my Metra station, and then back home), but 5-6 days or so a month i'm driving 60-80 miles in a day. Fuel efficiency isn't a great concern given this. I need something mid-size to handle two car seats in the back. I also don't want to break the bank for something i'll use very little, so i'm looking to spend $30k-ish and am happy to buy something a few years old. It looks like I can easily find a 2016 or 2017 A6, a 2016 5-series or a 2016 E-class with about 20-25k miles for at or under $30k. Alternatively, completely decked out 2019 Accords and Mazda 6's can be had for $35k or under (list price, so even less). Haven't gone out to test drive anything yet, but will in the next few weeks. Has anyone done any similar search for a mid-sized sedan recently? Is the jump from Honda/Mazda to the luxury class that great? Ideally i'd love something fun to drive, but, again, not being in the car THAT much, I dunno how important that is.
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    How to Watch the Bears out of State

    google reddit nfl streams. That's all you need to do.
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    Game of Thrones

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    Game of Thrones

    I didn't have a problem with this because Tyrion has been her closest ally through the show. It was going to be a tough decision. She said as much to Jon. If we're going down this road, what makes no sense is Grey Worm keeping Tyrion or Jon alive long enough to have that leadership summit. His Queen was just killed. He answers to no one. He would have killed those two (for the same reason he killed the remaining Lannister soldiers - they were enemies of Dany) and then taken off with the Unsullied. He had zero reason to negotiate with anyone.
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    Game of Thrones

    The endings for the major characters were for the most part fine and made sense (save for Jon being the savior of westeros but then being banished to the north by two small armies)....the execution to get there the last two seasons...Ugh. Like that Jon and Dany scene just typifies the whole thing. Not one fucking word from Jon about why he did it? And no further words from Dany? Underwhelming is the word. Over and over again. Underwhelming.
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    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    If the Bulls trade for Lonzo Ball and his bozo family I would immediately cease being a Bulls fan. That would be a clear indication that this franchise has given up ever trying to be relevant again.
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    Game of Thrones

    Also, someone may have pointed this out already, but LOL at Jaime telling Tyrion he never cared about the people... Didn't he kill the Mad King precisely to save the people? wtf?