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    Golfing Thread

    Tiger's got real guts; winning the U.S. Open on a near broken leg proved that, but playing the PGA after what happened last week just doesn't seem real smart.
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    Pick one: Jose Abreu or Chris Sale

    QUOTE (CaliSoxFanViaSWside @ Aug 4, 2014 -> 04:39 PM) Chicks dig the long ball. I dig chicks. Therefore I dig Abreu. Nutshell. This is some kind of impeccable logic, and I support this post 100%. As, I am sure, would Sigmund Freud.
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    *Official* Work Out Thread

    As I have upped my weekly runs to four days a week for marathon training, I have had to cut back on my weightlifting due to lack of time. My normal routine is to lift 4 times a week (1 of them a "leg day"), using heavy weights for 3 sets of 6-10 reps each. I am curious as to what is the "minimum" amount of lifting I can get away with just to "maintain" through October. I am thinking/hoping I should lift just once a week (eliminating leg day altogether), and switch my routine to incorporate lighter weights with more reps. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated. Thanks
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    2014 TV thread

    Pretty high body count last night on "24;" which was really only "12"
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    2014-2015 NBA thread

    QUOTE (buhbuhburrrrlz @ Jul 11, 2014 -> 11:58 AM) This is gold.
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    Latest Atrocity; Guy in Georgia

    QUOTE (Jenksismyb**** @ Jul 10, 2014 -> 09:08 AM) Also, let's not forget this guy "forgot" the kid was there, but at some point in the day came back and put stuff in his car. There's no reason he wouldn't have seen the kid at that point. That is something besides google searches that will test any claim of coincidence. Undoubtedly, however, the cops are looking/hoping/waiting for more than that (ideally "hard" evidence), or else they would have charged him by now. This article states there have been multiple "hot car" death nationwide this year, which absolutely boggles the mind. At best, these drivers are negligent, manslaughtering morons, but they can't all be cold-blooded killers. At least I hope not. http://www.hlntv.com/interactive/2014/07/0...deaths-map-2014
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    Chris Sale wins Final Vote

    You know, for a fan-base that is often maligned as "fair-weather" and apathetic, I think getting Sale in would really say something positive about White Sox fans, in view of the track record in these Final Votes. Then again, the haters will say that we have nothing better to do than sit at and click our computers all day.
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    Latest Atrocity; Guy in Georgia

    If this guy did it, I hope they have more evidence on him than Google searches. If so, he deserves a special kind of hell and everything the system can throw at him, but as damningly circumstantial as that is, I'd be uncomfortable finding guilt beyond a reasonable doubt based on only that.
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    Hawk Harrelson Drinking Game Coozies

    IMHO, adorning your scrotum with anything White Sox related inappropriately suggests the team's subservience and is wrong. I would, however, wear a beer koozie featuring Clark the Cub, and I have impaled Packers ones at parties.
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    Sports Media discussion

    There's a long, semi-interesting and gossipy article on Deadspin having to do with our old friend Jay: http://deadspin.com/how-two-infamous-ex-es...l-vi-1598124472
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    2014 Films Thread

    QUOTE (whitesoxfan99 @ Jun 26, 2014 -> 03:41 PM) Star Wars was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars and Ebert's review of the film was positive. I remember Time Magazine lauding Star Wars on its cover as "The Year's Best Movie." http://content.time.com/time/magazine/arti...,914964,00.html
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    Official NHL 2014-15 Thread

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ Jul 1, 2014 -> 01:24 PM) Iginla to Colorado. That's a solid move for that young team. Ouch.
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    2014-2015 NFL Football thread

    I don't think it matters one bit how a term was "first used." Language is fluid, and what matters is how it's understood today. "f**" used to refer to a cigarette.
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    2014-2015 NFL Football thread

    The USPO took the exact same action in 1999, and was reversed on appeal by a federal court.
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    2014 Draft class

    We have an ace starter, so I think I want a proven college pitcher who can get here quickly and secure a spot in the rotation. Rodon or Nola, please.
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    2014-2015 NFL Football thread

    Colin Kaepernick got paid: http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/colin-k...ugh-2020-060414
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    2014-2015 NFL Football thread

    QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Jun 4, 2014 -> 09:26 AM) Are there any Illini fans here who think the Redskins name has to go but where pretty upset when they dumped the Chief? That was a controversy, but apparently the Chief offended some. My thing is if the Redskins name really does offend, and it does seem to do just that, just change it. What really is gained by keeping it? The Washington DC NFL team isn't going to be any less popular. I think the only problem is where do you draw the line? People will be offended by everything, especially if they know being offended will get some change. I think Redskins and Chief Wahoo are far enough on the wrong side of that line to go away. They are far more offensive IMO than Illinois' Chief or Marquette calling their teams Warriors. This is pretty much me. I think Chief Wahoo is farthest across this line. When I was at Illinois (in the 80's), I felt the same way about some older, cartoonish indian caricatures that you would sometimes still see around. I was very sad to see "The Chief" go, but I understood. I am more pissed about the hypocrisy that deems a horse riding, spear-chucking indian acceptable, but a dancing one "hostile and offensive."
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    2014-2015 NFL Football thread

    QUOTE (witesoxfan @ Jun 4, 2014 -> 09:09 AM) There used to be a high school in North Dakota (many, many Germans and Scandinavians) whose mascot was the Wops. I had never heard anyone use that phrase, but it's still an incredibly derogatory name. They are now the Huskies. Wow, that's pretty hard to believe. I think that may even be worse than Illinois' own Pekin Chinks (now "Dragons"). And FWIW, I don't think "Redskins" can be fairly lumped in with "Indians," "Braves," "Illini," "Seminoles," "Utes," "Sioux," or, for that matter, "Vikings," "Irish" or "Dutchmen." Language evolves, and even if it hasn't always been to the same degree, the term has certainly become pejorative.
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    2014-2015 NFL Football thread

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ Jun 3, 2014 -> 06:01 AM) It's not and it doesn't need to be changed. At one time, this may have been equally true for "Sambo," but most agree that time has passed. Anyway, we all know that Indian idiom and imagery are only racist when dancing is involved.
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    (Insert Celeb Here) is Dead

    QUOTE (Soxfest @ Jun 1, 2014 -> 11:00 PM) No more pork chops and applesauce. RIP A. Davis Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
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    2013-2014 NHL thread

    QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ May 29, 2014 -> 08:16 AM) Given that he didn't play the final 45+ minutes, I'd imagine that's highly likely. I kept seeing Kane skating with Bollig & Handzus and was so confused until I realized he was double shifting because Steeg had been benched. Troy Murray last night was as critical about Versteeg as I have ever heard him, saying he didn't deserve to see the ice the rest of the night.
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    Possible Suitors for Gordon Beckham

    QUOTE (witesoxfan @ May 28, 2014 -> 09:31 AM) Vivica Fox Bad deal. He's up to .296.
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    Possible Suitors for Gordon Beckham

    Um, so who ARE the possible suitors for Gordon Beckham?
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    2013-2014 NHL thread

    Shaw's still out tonight, but will play Saturday.
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    White Sox winner!!

    Mike Adamle said on the 10:00 NBC5 news last night that the Sox won this game 7 -2. That guy is a total no-mind.