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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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    **Official ALDS Games thread**

    QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Oct 3, 2014 -> 02:51 PM) Nothing like a $160 million team trailing by one in the 9th inning of a playoff game and having Herman Perez, Austin Romine, and Eugenio Suarez come to bat. When I saw this on gameday, I thought the same thing!
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    Rooting Interest - Rank 'Em

    AL Orioles Tigers Angels A's Royals NL Pirates Nationals Cardinals Dodgers Giants
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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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    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 MLB catch-all thread

    QUOTE (Charlie Haeger's Knuckles @ Sep 5, 2014 -> 03:03 PM) Ron Washington resigns as manager of the Rangers for "personal reasons" not related to team performance. I wonder if this has to do with his cocaine issues stemming back a few years.... I hope he comes out of it 100%. He seems like a really likable person That was my first thought, as it is every time "personal reasons" (or "exhaustion") is used to explain something in reference to a recovering addict.
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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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