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    *Official* Work Out Thread

    QUOTE (TRU @ May 20, 2014 -> 10:24 AM) I need to get rid of bad stomach fat. I know its mainly due to my poor diet. I eat a lot of junk and constantly drink sodas. I also am not too sure about where all this weight really is. I know I have somewhat of a gut, but I have not noticed any increase in my pant size. I weighed about 205-210 coming out of high school. Right now I am about 230-235. Yet I have a pair of cargo shorts I bought in like 2004 that still fit the same today. So I know my waist isn't whats been getting bigger. I have had P90X for about 4 years now, and have yet to get past 2 weeks of it mainly due to just not wanting to do it. Others here may disagree, but I think cutting out the soda and junk food and running 3 to 5 miles a couple times per week will get you pretty close to where you want to be by themselves, and by late Summer. Programs like P90X will no doubt get you there faster (and take you farther), but if you can't commit to something like that (I don't think I could either), you shouldn't let that stop you altogether. You can always step up to that later.
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    2013-2014 NHL thread

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ May 19, 2014 -> 11:01 AM) And it's not the first time he's done that to a goalie. No, it certainly isn't, and based on that fact alone, its hard to accept that as coincidence. But he was pretty clearly pushed into Craig Anderson and bumped into Fleury, and coming in fast on the breakaway with Price. Nevertheless, I think its apparent he tried to "get his money's worth" out of the contact in those instances, even if the contact itself couldn't exactly be helped.
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    2014-2015 NFL Football thread

    QUOTE (GoSox05 @ May 19, 2014 -> 12:38 PM) Why do they call Marc Trestman the quarterback whisperer? What they said above. Its a take off from the book and movie "The Horse Whisperer," about a horse trainer.
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    2013-2014 NHL thread

    QUOTE (Steve9347 @ May 16, 2014 -> 04:31 PM) What year is this? Did last season not happen? Too harsh. Just because we beat his team last year doesn't mean he's not a top goalie, or not capable of taking over a series. He is and he can.
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    2013-2014 NHL thread

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ May 16, 2014 -> 03:13 PM) Home Ice and making the team travel to us for the first two is nice. I also really really fear the Ducks. I fear Jonathan Quick the most. Even so, its hard to forego home ice, so for me, that makes it close to a no-brainer. Go Kings.
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    2014 Films Thread

    QUOTE (GoSox05 @ May 13, 2014 -> 02:26 PM) Most movie franchises get rebooted. Most actors don't want to spend their whole careers playing the same character. Look at James Bond. I'm not sure that's a good example. James Bond wasn't really "rebooted" until Daniel Craig and Casino Royale. Some of the series peripheral cast (M, Q, Moneypenny) stayed the same despite changes in the actor playing 007. Other roles (Blofeld, Felix Leiter) changed even between the Sean Connery films. And Judi Dench played M to both Pierce Brosnan and Danile Craig.
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    2014 NFL Draft Thread

    QUOTE (GoSox05 @ May 13, 2014 -> 02:20 PM) He didn't even get a tryout. The situation is sad, yet its hard to feel sorry for him since from what I've read, he's spurned multiple chances to get help. I had heard he was tight with Kyle Long, and thought the Bears might take a flyer. Maybe getting blackballed will turn out to be the best thing for him, in that it helps him "hit bottom" and eventually recover. He is only 21.
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    2014 NFL Draft Thread

    QUOTE (Y2JImmy0 @ May 9, 2014 -> 02:25 PM) Supposedly, Bears had him top 15 on their draft board We're sure he's the rumored guy? Not Jernigan or Nix?
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    2014 NFL Draft Thread

    QUOTE (Y2JImmy0 @ May 9, 2014 -> 02:12 PM) I have a couple of guys that get Bears info semi regularly and they told me that there is some smoke there. They want Hageman. Shocked that he's on the board. It sounds like there is much love for Hageman here, too, although I've heard him repeatedly described as "boom or bust." I'd be happy with him at #51, but leery about giving up picks to take him higher.
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    2014 NFL Draft Thread

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ May 9, 2014 -> 10:41 AM) Yes. Nix and Jernigan would be good options as well. I would be thrilled with one of those 3. Of course, last time I was thrilled with a Bears' top pick was Carimi. This is why my input is rightly confined to message boards.
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    2014 NFL Draft Thread

    QUOTE (GoSox05 @ May 9, 2014 -> 09:50 AM) If anyone wonders why the NFL wants to make the draft 5 or 6 days long. Look at the TV rating below. @Ourand_SBJ 1h Overnights: ESPN NFL Draft: 6.8 ESPN2 Blazers-Spurs 2.7 ESPN2 Heat-Nets: 2.6 NFL Net NFL Draft: 1.9 NBCSN Bos-Montreal 1.2 NBCSN Ana-LA: 0.7 Who are these people who watch Chris Berman and Mel Kiper? I'd rather chug acid.
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    2014 NFL Draft Thread

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ May 9, 2014 -> 08:54 AM) Well it's simply not a reach. And I'm also not calling Bostic a bust at this point. Bostic doesn't need to be a bust to make it a not so great pick (at this point). They needed and had a right to expect more from him than he delivered. And I'm not saying Fuller was really a "reach" (at least how I define it), which was my first strong reaction to both McCllellin and Long. I think he's a legitimate first rounder and solidly in the top 25. I just suspect there were a few better, safer options for the Bears at 14, Pryor and Dennard specifically.
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    2014 NFL Draft Thread

    QUOTE (HickoryHuskers @ May 9, 2014 -> 08:42 AM) He was the highest-rated DB on Mayock's board at the time of the pick. Not a fan of Mayock. That doesn't do too much for me, but I acknowledge there are people smarter than me who seem to really like the pick.
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    2014 NFL Draft Thread

    I don't hate the Bears pick, but I'm really not that happy. I'm not sure he was the best defensive player available at that spot. I'm not even sure he was the best DB, let alone the best corner. I really get the feeling that Emery suffers a bit from Jerry Krause syndrome, and needs to prove himself to be the "smartest guy in the room." So far, he has hit on only two picks, and whiffed badly on most of his others, especially on D. Kyle Long was a reach, but a great one. I just hope a successful reach like that doesn't inspire more McClellins, Bostics, Greenes and Hardins, and that Fuller doesn't join that sorry group. We'll see.
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    2013-2014 NHL thread

    QUOTE (IlliniKrush @ May 8, 2014 -> 09:11 AM) Other amazing 17's (posting this for Steve so he can throw up this morning): J.P. Dumont Michal Grosek Wendel Clark Reto Von Arx Mike Peluso Chris Simon What an epic list Don't forget longtime Blackhawk Basil McRae
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    White Sox Winner!!!

    QUOTE (flavum @ May 7, 2014 -> 10:26 PM) Danks 5 out of 7 in quality starts....and he's made all of his starts. Danks is like the worst starter in MLB. Dan Bernstein said so.
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    Monica Lewinsky is speaking out

    QUOTE (Alpha Dog @ May 7, 2014 -> 02:13 PM) They are just trying to get this out now way before Hillary runs so that it can be called 'old news' and a rebirth of the 'vast right wing conspiracy' if it is ever mentioned then. I don't think Monica's timing is intended to be pro-Hillary. If anything, I would expect her to lean Republican now. I hear the Clintons left a bad taste in her mouth. Old joke; old story. "Nothing to see here folks. move along now."
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    2014 NFL Draft Thread

    QUOTE (GoSox05 @ May 6, 2014 -> 11:52 AM) There was like 5 players who failed a drug test at the combine. How could you be that dumb. Some big names. Timmy Jernigan Zach Mettenberger Christian Jones Telvin Smith Anthony Johnson Seriously. That tells you way more about intelligence than any Wonderlic test. And LOL at some of their agents claiming that the failures for "diluted samples" came from "accidentally" drinking too much water.
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    Cubs salute Konerko

    I thought it was pretty classy, too. I honestly can't recall a Cubs comparative during the interleague era. Sandberg retired (for the second time) the year it started, and announced it near the end.
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    NCAA basketball 2014-15 thread

    QUOTE (IlliniKrush @ May 6, 2014 -> 03:23 PM) It just looks like Delaney is going to do anything possible to make sure BTN is on the east coast. I'm not sure you're ever getting a big piece of that market unless you add even more teams. We'd have to see it spelled out, but are they really getting that much more money from it being in DC, especially if # of fans per game goes down, possibly significantly? Is some average sports fan in the DC area now all about BT basketball because the tournament is there? How exactly are they drawing more money? I think this move is far from a sure thing as far as more $ for the BT. In the meantime, you just upset a lot of schools and fans. They get more money by "building the brand" and drumming up excitement in these newer territories. The "more money part" doesn't have so much to do with tourney ticket revenue so much as it does B1G network TV subscriptions. Even if you're correct about attendance dwindling, this still makes financial sense. This is a long term play, and Jim Delaney is a very smart man. Besides, these arenas seat 20K; with 16 teams, that allots to 1.25K tickets per school. That's a pretty small percentage of fans and alums per school; so I disagree that "a lot" are going to be "upset." If so, they can wait their turn in the rotation (if it even goes to a rotation) for it to come back around.
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    Ozzie on ESPN

    QUOTE (bmags @ May 6, 2014 -> 12:09 PM) He kinda looks like Wolfman from That Thing You Do I hate to bump an Ozzie thread, but I love that movie.
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    NCAA basketball 2014-15 thread

    QUOTE (IlliniKrush @ May 6, 2014 -> 11:00 AM) As is any event ever, so that's not really relevant. You're making it much tougher for the vast majority of fan bases to make it to the tournament. And I can't imagine attendance will be great for it. The ones in the Midwest are full every year. Plus they don't owe Rutgers or Maryland anything. And Rutgers basketball? LOL. That'll really sell the place out. Pac 12 going to put their tournament on the east coast anytime soon? Of course B1G doesn't "owe" those schools anything. That's not my point. My point is that they don't take the tourney to this new market if those 2 new schools aren't added, which I don't think is debatable. And no, I don't think the Pac 12 (or any other conference) is going to go the opposite coast to play in a market where it doesn't have a school. But Washington DC is a B1G market, so that's not a fair question. I'll grant you that DC is a much farther drive, but there are a few more things to see and do there than in Indy, once you get there.
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    NCAA basketball 2014-15 thread

    QUOTE (IlliniKrush @ May 6, 2014 -> 10:34 AM) An incredibly premature, stupid move. Meh, its a TV event for most anyways. This is a welcoming nod to Maryland and Rutgers, and not that different than MLB giving the All-Star game to teams with new stadiums.
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    2014 TV thread

    Jack. Bauer. Tonight. That is all.
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    2014 NFL Draft Thread

    QUOTE (GoSox05 @ May 5, 2014 -> 12:16 PM) Donald is small for a DT. I'm sure that is a legit concern for some teams. Did he mean they should take Hyde in the first round? If he was talking like 2nd or 3rd, I could see that, but 1st round would be beyond crazy. Man, I would hope so.