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  1. bigruss

    STAR WARS Everything

    The bundle with Hulu is a good deal.
  2. bigruss

    NCAA football thread 2019-2020

    From what I've heard, and it's not much on the official insider track, it's a lot of pieces here and there from unofficial leaks.... When the whole Jamal Walker thing went down it was because Whitman got wind of some of the "under the table" or "grey area" recruiting that he was doing. He told Underwood that isn't an option at Illinois and told him to get rid of him, eventually compromising to pulling him off the recruiting trail and Underwood at least getting his boy Gentry to Illinois. Rumor, and this is a heavy rumor, is that Antigua was extremely pissed off about this, both from a recruiting side and a "stop meddling and impacting our staff" side. Antigua isn't exactly known for shying away from that type of recruiting and it probably has a big effect on the ability to land the big fish recruits. Some people were saying that Antigua will be gone after the season because of this, but who really knows.
  3. bigruss

    2019 Catch-All

    Damn man glad you are ok.
  4. Illinois has no idea how to play with each other.
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    NCAA football thread 2019-2020

    Well, they followed up well. Take care of business vs Rutgers and we have a great shot at going bowling. MSU, Iowa, NW are all vulnerable, should be able to get 1 out of those 3 if the D keeps playing like this.
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    NCAA football thread 2019-2020

    This weekend is huge, which is amazing. But knowing Illinois and our def against spread/RPOs we'll get slaughtered.
  7. bigruss

    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    Sooo you have to shove and hope the qb goes down completely? Yea no, it's a dumb rule.
  8. bigruss

    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    Exactly my thoughts, if that was against us I would be livid.
  9. bigruss

    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    No idea how that's a penalty.
  10. bigruss

    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    God the Bears look bad.
  11. bigruss

    2018 Travel Thread

    I get why people would like it just like I get why people like NYC, but yea definitely not what I'm looking for when I travel.
  12. bigruss

    2018 Travel Thread

    So got back from my 2 week roadtrip, had a great time: Montreal - really weird driving through Canada especially in Quebec, not sure I could have done it without a smartphone. What a fun city, the food and drink scene is amazing, with enough things to do during the day to keep you entertained. Providence - loved this small city, reminded me a lot of Milwaukee. Some of the best coffee I've ever had and a good food scene. But man, the traffic/city layout would get so old living out there. Also made it to Newport one of the days and went to The Breakers and holy hell, the opulence! Bridgton Maine - tiny little town that was perfect, got to explore a lot of antique shops and galleries (guilty pleasure) and went to Sebago State Park, wish I knew how great that campsite was! If I lived closer I would go there all the time, beautiful site right on the lake. Checked out Portland as well and that's a cool city, would definitely go back. Rockport MA - tiny town on the water, cool to checkout for a day but not much more. Just felt too young for the crowd there, lots of seniors. Beautiful views though. Cape Cod - Ended the trip as the best man at a wedding right on the Cape, just stunning out there.
  13. bigruss

    2018 Travel Thread

    Those are two cities that I was ok doing more touristy type places, totally different reasons for both places though. London, what a shit show for food, look up some places on tripadvisor or something and just go with it. The pub scene is where it's at, I honestly couldn't tell the difference between many places because the food was pretty much the same and of course plenty of beer. I also wasn't a huge fan of London overall, it's a city. Paris was tough and easy for me, the food and wine is just on another level there and even the touristy places we went to were awesome. It's not a cheap city so didn't really feel like I was being ripped off since the local places were pretty much the same price. Plus, the touristy places typically had amazing outdoor sitting areas, and that was well worth it for a couple meals. Highly highly recommend finding a local bakery and grabbing some bread, then head to a grocery store and buy some cheese and wine and go have a picnic at a park. For 5-10 euro you can get a really good wine in the store.
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    2018 Travel Thread

    Prague - go see the castle of course, and the local food is awesome. We did a pub tour that will knock you out if that interests you. Amsterdam - Do the New Europe walking tour, it's pretty informative and free (just tip the guide). Red light district is a lot of fun to walk through. Grab a drink or two at the pubs/restaurants with outdoor seating. Walk the city a lot, it's really nice, people are a bit crazy, it's a ton of fun, etc. Oktoberfest, man it's a blast. Go to a couple tents, and go early. After 5pm good luck getting an open table. After 7 and you're waiting, that's also when the music really starts to play. We usually started around 1pm and that was great. Personally, found the beer the best at Hacker-Pschorr tent, most fun was at the Schottenhamel tent (a bit younger there), and the Augustiner tent was mostly local so it was really cool getting to talk to them (super friendly, but later in the night it's local kids and they are not fun, lots of fighting it seemed like). Get the chicken at least once, it's pretty good and a fun experience there. The Augustiner beer garden outside of the fest grounds is a really cool place, as mentioned in another post. And during Oktoberfest it's pretty quiet since everyone is at the fest instead.
  15. bigruss

    Job Thread

    Start asking yourself one question throughout the day: How can I make my boss successful? Start with that, then once you've solidified your standing a bit on the team and at the company (like legit positive reviews, some tenure, etc) then start to take some ownership on your career and ambitions (which quite frankly I have no idea what they are from your posts since you've asked about changing careers a lot). I wouldn't usually give some of this advice but man, I honestly think based on your posts that you are not an easy person to manage and I think you need to show value before you can start making some demands of what you need out of a job (especially when you are posting that you are having trouble finding a job). Get the stability first, then start having some awareness on where you can push and where you need to back off. Make your boss' job easier, and quantify that. Quantify your value, doesn't have to be exact but keep that ammo ready for when you feel you can start to make a push.