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    2014-2015 NCAA football thread

    QUOTE (IlliniKrush @ Sep 20, 2014 -> 09:15 PM) And we squeak out another win. Very disappointing. I don't see how this team wins 2-3 BT games, but crazier things have happened. But as much as I've tried to give TB a chance, and believe that building from here will be much quicker and positive then rebuilding again, there's been nothing here this year to show me we've turned any sort of corner, and that sucks. In addition to not being prepared and barely beating these crap teams, he goes for 2 today twice when it didn't make sense. But here's the best part. Illinois is up 7, there is a minute left in the game. Texas St has only 1 timeout. It's 2nd down. Illinois runs for a first down. So 1:00 left, clock is now running, Texas St has only one timeout, and it's first down. So, you take a knee, right? We ran the ball. We ran a play, snapping it with 30ish seconds left. And then the game ended. We ran a play instead of taking a knee, risking fumble......................WHAT? So true. I don't want to reopen the whole "Zook should not have been fired debate," but ironically TB seems to be just as bad (if not worse) at several of the many things Zook himself was particularly bad at, two-point strategy being one prime example.
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    My wife is pregnant!

    Congratulations! Your life will never be the same, but in the greatest way possible.
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    Official Recruiting Thread II

    QUOTE (Brian @ Sep 8, 2014 -> 05:37 PM) Guy who's my source points out that all these kids like Jahlil. Cliff, and Jalen are close and cites the way Illinois fans treated Cliff after he chose Kansas as a reason kids won't go to Illinois, including Brunson. But then why would he seemingly go out of his way to invite that treatment by naming Illini as one of his final two? If true, that doesn't seem to make a lot of sense.
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    Official Recruiting Thread II

    Illinois and Villanova seem like worlds apart; totally different environments.
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    2014-2015 NFL Football thread

    I didn't realize this was a whole series, but this article why Dallas sucks is pretty funny: http://deadspin.com/why-your-team-sucks-20...boys-1630689925
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    2014-2015 NCAA football thread

    QUOTE (HickoryHuskers @ Sep 4, 2014 -> 06:27 PM) When ND played Army in Yankee stadium, it was one of the highest rated games of the season, despite Army being arguably the worst opponent. But I agree with Rock that the game should be in the Midwest. Ford Field, Lucas Oil, Soldier Field being the three most likely candidates. Well, football in a baseball park is a bit of a novelty, so I guess can understand that, but yeah, its ridiculous (and a bit insulting, actually) to play a regular season game between Midwestern powers anywhere else.
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    2014-2015 NCAA football thread

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ Sep 4, 2014 -> 04:54 PM) I meant I hate Yankees stadium and Cowboys Stadium. I understand from a ratings/recruiting standpoint but I'd rather see marquee games for the Big Ten stay in the midwest. I wonder though how much a stadium site drives ratings? Once the ball's in the air, the field is the same color and size and wouldn't seem to influence the broadcast enough to induce casual fans to tune in who wouldn't otherwise.
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    2014-2015 NCAA football thread

    QUOTE (HickoryHuskers @ Sep 4, 2014 -> 03:53 PM) Exactly why I think they should play one of the games at Ford Field. That, too, would be quite the gesture, but who really wants to go to Detroit?
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    2014-2015 NCAA football thread

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ Sep 3, 2014 -> 10:35 PM) ND vs OSU 4 game series. This gets announced on the eve of ND's "last" game vs. Michigan? That's not a coincidence, more like a finger.
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    Official Recruiting Thread II

    QUOTE (farmteam @ Sep 4, 2014 -> 07:09 AM) Sounds like getting away from his father for a bit might be good for the kid. That seems like a grade A d-bag. Sure does. He sounds like the kind of guy who's going to play "assistant coach" whether the son's head coach likes it or not. I sometimes wonder if that makes Jalen even worth the trouble, but I'm sure Groce (or anyone else) would take it.
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    2014-2015 NFL Football thread

    Hooray? http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/footb...0904-story.html
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    2014-2015 NCAA football thread

    Illini favored by 6 over WKY? I saw both their games and don't understand that at all. Talk about tempting . . .
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    2014-2015 NFL Football thread

    QUOTE (KyYlE23 @ Aug 29, 2014 -> 03:17 PM) so probably gonna get some of those chopped off in appeal You'd figure. Hopefully its heard quickly so he still misses the Bears in Week 2.
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    2014-2015 NFL Football thread

    SI reporting Aldon Smith is suspended for 9 games.
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    2014-2015 NCAA football thread

    QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Aug 29, 2014 -> 11:04 AM) B1G! Went on the road and beat the guy who should be Illinois's head coach. I admit I was intrigued when he was unemployed, but Mike Leach makes my skin crawl.
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    2014-2015 NCAA football thread

    QUOTE (HickoryHuskers @ Aug 28, 2014 -> 03:32 PM) Tommy Rees is the only player I can think of arrested in the past few years. No doubt arrests are infrequent there compared to other places, but Will Mahone was arrested and kicked out just this summer. Clausen and Calabrese had minor but highly-publicized alcohol arrests, and there was a player named "Hand" arrested for soliciting a hooker in the Charlie Weis era (that one I remember because of the jokes that he should have used it). There was also a TE arrested for having weed in his car (but I think he got that charge dismissed by blaming his girlfriend).
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    2014-2015 NFL Football thread

    QUOTE (Brian @ Aug 29, 2014 -> 08:47 AM) We only need 2 preseason games Yes. To think at one time there were six is hard to believe.
  18. One of the writers I follow on twitter tweeted that last night's game was just the 9th all season that Abreu, Garcia, and Eaton started together. Eaton seems like a player whose going to miss time off and on, but its hard to truly gauge "success" when that happens to your newly acquired core. Bullpen aside, things are moving in the right direction, so by that (meager) standard, its still a relative success.
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    (Insert Celeb Here) is Dead

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Aug 24, 2014 -> 05:07 PM) Sir Richard Attenborough, age 90. With the "Scrounger" going last month and now "Big X," its ban a rough stretch for "The Great Escape" alumni. David McCallum should be careful.
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    Angels Acquire Gordon Beckham

    QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Aug 21, 2014 -> 05:13 PM) Mike Caruso. Sammy Sosa. Mike Cameron. Kenny Williams. Considering he was the supposed centerpiece of the entire "White Flag Trade," I'll go with him. He won 1 crosstown game at Wrigley and after that--nuthin'.
  21. QUOTE (Jerksticks @ Aug 19, 2014 -> 01:44 PM) I think everybody is over thinking this. Stanton, Eaton & Garcia will be just fine. I luv it when you analyze . . .
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    2014 Catch-all Anything thread

    Cheryl Scott is leaving Channel 5: http://www.robertfeder.com/2014/08/16/weat...-leaving-nbc-5/ Life is f***ing cruel.
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    2014-2015 NCAA football thread

    QUOTE (HickoryHuskers @ Aug 15, 2014 -> 02:15 PM) OK, this doesn't sound terribly believable to me, but I'm hearing from several people that this involves a female tutor writing papers for many students, only a few of whom are football players, in exchange for sex. A female tutor is writing papers for students (including non-athletes) and giving them sex? I hope the papers aren't about economics, because that is one dumb tutor.
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    Would you still be a Sox fan if they moved?

    QUOTE (GreatScott82 @ Aug 15, 2014 -> 08:01 AM) I remember the Sox coming close from moving to Sarasota back in the late 80's. I never want a scare like that again. The White Sox belong in Chicago. My best friend and I went out and got s***-faced the night the move was supposed to become official, when Governor Thompson ended up moving the clocks back in Springfield to broker the new stadium deal. I went to sleep (passed out) convinced they were gone. That was crazy.
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    Golfing Thread

    I hate the guy (Tiger), but faking never entered my mind. I guess it would explain the miraculously quick recovery, though. I attributed it to "19 Fever." And he has no business on the Ryder Cup team. NONE. I love Tom Watson, but him even entertaining that notion is ridiculous and probably (hopefully) just for PR. Tiger's record in that event is spotty even when he's been on top of his game.
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