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    2014 ♪♫ Thread

    Foos at Wrigley 8/29/15. Anyone seen a concert there? Is it any worse than any other outdoor stadium? I suppose the new video board can only help.
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    Jose Abreu named Sporting News Rookie of the Year

    This is the 'red headed stepchild' of ROY awards, right? The one that Beckham also won? The "real" one is given by the writers, no?
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    2014 Catch-all Anything thread

    QUOTE (HickoryHuskers @ Oct 17, 2014 -> 03:14 PM) I've never been there, but I was once told that any of the cities with a direction in front of Chicago were bad news. Apart from being boring, I can't think of anything bad about West Chicago.
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    2014 Catch-all Anything thread

    QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Oct 16, 2014 -> 07:43 AM) Joey should publish a newsletter. I'd be on that s***.
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    2014-2015 NCAA football thread

    The ND announcements are coming out. Devaris Daniels is apparently leaving the school. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/colle...1014-story.html Twitter says Williams done at least for year.
  6. A senior from my alma mater broke his spine Friday night. He's had two surgeries already. Please keep him in your thoughts and (if you're so inclined) prayers.
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    2014-2015 NFL Football thread

    QUOTE (KyYlE23 @ Oct 10, 2014 -> 02:31 PM) you know what i found interesting, B&B read off the Pro Football Reference list of players most similar to Cutler, and George wasnt one of them. I see the comparison as well, which is why i found it interesting Because I think the comparison is based mostly on intangibles, not quantifiable stats (i.e., they're both whiny d-bags with million dollar arms and 10 cent heads).
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    *Official* Work Out Thread

    Taking on the Chicago Marathon this Sunday. It's been 17 years since I've done one, and I'm fighting nerves and doubts. Thankfully, the forecast looks ideal.
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    2014 TV thread

    QUOTE (Rowand44 @ Oct 8, 2014 -> 12:52 PM) Yup. I suspend disbelief when watching this show, I'm not expecting it to be realistic. I thought the 3rd episode was just as good as the first two. Next week looks fun as well. I caught it last night and agree. It seems to be striking just the right tone, so far.
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    Official Recruiting Thread II

    QUOTE (IlliniKrush @ Oct 8, 2014 -> 11:19 AM) Literally? We've just found you two who don't claim that stuff. All hail Mizzou fans, though. I'd like to think I don't do that either, but I'll concede that many do. As someone pointed out, I think a lot of it has to do with what we grew up hearing about in the bad 'ol days of the Public League.
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    Official Recruiting Thread II

    QUOTE (Buehrle>Wood @ Oct 8, 2014 -> 10:10 AM) Well the NCAA busted them for Darnell Jackson/JR Giddens for getting paid, not having a compliance compartment, Darrell Arthur for never graduating high school, lack of institutional control/more paying recruits, tons of other violations, that ticket scandal, among a bunch of other things that I don't remember. That's all true, but the NCAA has been busting Kansas for decades, and several items you cite (lack of compliance dept., institutional control) speak to much more than the coach. I'm not trying to suggest that Self is holier than thou, but I think if he was "insanely dirty" relative to other top coaches, that would have been better established by now (and by more than a rival school's fan site). I might be just naive.
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    Official Recruiting Thread II

    QUOTE (Buehrle>Wood @ Oct 8, 2014 -> 09:34 AM) You've never heard anyone say Kansas is dirty? I mean if he's doing it there it just makes sense he was doing it at Illinois. I certainly agree with your last point, but I have never heard any serious suggestions that Self, specifically, is insanely dirty.
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    Official Recruiting Thread II

    QUOTE (Buehrle>Wood @ Oct 8, 2014 -> 09:21 AM) Is it wrong to think he was insanely dirty at both? Probably. I've never heard anything to seriously suggest that.
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    White Sox of 1990's

    I remember being so optimistic heading into that decade. I remember discussing with my buddies how the Sox were set up to be "the team of the 90's." (sigh). On the bright side, the Sox only won 1 less WS that decade than the Atlanta Braves.
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    2014-2015 NCAA football thread

    I haven't seen anyone mention MSU's Pat Narduzzi for Illinois. He turned down UConn last year; A Big 10 job would be better than that gig, but as arguably the conference's top asst. I seriously wonder if Illinois would be attractive to him.
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    2014-2015 NCAA football thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Oct 7, 2014 -> 10:46 AM) Is Illinois really that big of a step up from Memphis in football? Ouch. Green?
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    2014 Catch-all Anything thread

    QUOTE (farmteam @ Oct 6, 2014 -> 09:48 AM) I passed the bar! Congrats!
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    2014 TV thread

    "That gum you like is going to come back in style." http://www.eonline.com/news/585758/twin-pe...ife-on-showtime
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    2014-2015 NCAA football thread

    I didn't want Mike Leach, but I would welcome Lane Kiffin. That is the depth of the depravity to which Tim Beckman has driven me. I'm kinda serious.
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    2014-2015 NFL Football thread

    Lovie Smith got canned after going 10-6. I'm afraid the Bears won't sniff 10-6 for awhile.
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    Paul Konerko Appreciation Thread

    QUOTE (BFirebird @ Sep 26, 2014 -> 09:48 AM) The Game 2 Grand Slam is definitely what I will always remember Paulie for as a player, but I also got to know him a little bit as a person as well and that made watching his career even more special for me. As a kid, I caddied at Olympia Fields Country Club and we used to have a March of Dimes outing where every group played with a local celebrity. In 1999, Paulie's 1st year with the Sox, he came to play in the event. Based on our rank we got to select which group we wanted to caddy for in the event. I was only 17 at the time (3rd year caddy), so I was in the middle of the pack somewhere. Being a huge Sox fan, I definitely wanted a Sox player. I don't remember all the players that were there, but when it was my turn I of course knew Paulie was a Sox player, so I took him. Getting to meet a local celebrity was always a thrill, especially as a kid. I had of course seen Paulie on the field, now I get to actually meet him and spend a few hours with him. Most guys take a cart in outings, but Paulie decided he wanted to walk the course instead so I carried his bag....which actually turned out to be Greg Norton's clubs. Paulie didn't have his with him. None of the guests in the group really seemed to know who Paulie was, so they kind of just had their own fun while I got to walk 18 holes with PK. Couldn't have been a nicer guy. Asked questions about myself, school, where I was going to go to college, etc. He pretty much was exactly how we see PK every day talking to the media...same guy. He always engaged me in conversation, like he actually wanted to talk to this 17 year old kid carrying his bag. I will never forget how cool he was. After a few holes, he sees I am a decent caddy and he starts to ask for advice on clubs and reading greens. We get to a Par 3 and it is a hole you can win a prize. A trip to Ireland with a hole in one. I had been clubbing PK for a few holes now so he turned to me and said, 7 or 8 iron. I handed him the 8 and he hit a real good shot right at the hole. The green is a little elevated, so from our vantage point it was a little tough to see what happened to the ball, but it definitely disappeared and we see the people on the green screaming and celebrating. He hit a hole in one and won the trip...with someone else's clubs mind you. Nevertheless, everyone is excited and of course I get a huge high five from PK. Next hole was longest drive and still probably pumped up from the last hole, he rips one right down the middle of the fairway...longest of the day to that point. Not sure if he won that one though. The day was definitely the best selection I ever made on the March of Dimes picks. Got to spend 4 hours with a guy that would become one of my favorite players ever in a White Sox uniform and some great memories to go along with it. Thanks for posting that! ps. What did he give you?
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    2014 Ryder Cup Thread

    QUOTE (HickoryHuskers @ Sep 26, 2014 -> 11:09 AM) Jim Furyk is one of my favorite golfers, but the man can't buy a win in the Ryder Cup. This. He consistently earns his way on then contributes nothing.
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    2014 Ryder Cup Thread

    I still am not over 2012.
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    It's about that time of the year again...

    QUOTE (staxx @ Sep 24, 2014 -> 09:32 AM) Hopefully we can lock down the protected pick by saturday, so the sox can give paulie a W. Yeah, and Sale shuts out DET but we lose 1-0 in extras.
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    Official Recruiting Thread II

    Coming on the advent of certain annihilation by Nebraska this weekend, this is encouraging news with hopefully more to come.
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