Recent content by champaignchris

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    Illinois-Ohio State Game Cancelled

    Sitting out for two weeks for contact tracing and three weeks for a positive test is not an Illinois rule. It’s a Big 10 rule. Which agains leads me back to the question of how Ohio St could not have enough players to play against Illinois this week and yet might have enough players to play...
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    Illinois-Ohio State Game Cancelled

    Right. I’m far less concerned about why we’re not playing this game and far more concerned about why we did play Purdue and Minnesota. And why our players had to sit out two games for contact tracing while OSU is talking about playing MSU next weekend. The lack of transparency makes it look...
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    Illinois-Ohio State Game Cancelled

    Contra Rittenberg’s tweet, this ESPN article says OSU DID reach the Big 10 threshold for cancelling the game after testing Friday afternoon: https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/30406941/ohio-state-buckeyes-not-ruling-playing-game-vs-michigan-state-spartans
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    Illinois-Ohio State Game Cancelled

    And if they have too many guys out this week to play, how can they possibly play against MSU next week (per Rittenberg’s tweet) if players have to sit out at least two weeks for contact tracing like our players did. Again, I don’t want anyone to be be unsafe. I was skeptical that this season...
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    Illinois-Ohio State Game Cancelled

    I don’t want anyone to play if it’s unsafe, but this is shady as heck. If the Illini had to play 2 games with their top 2 QBs, starting center, fg kicker, starting DT and 7 other players out, OSU better have an absolute ton of players out to justify cancelling at the last minute like this.
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    Illinois 97, Chicago State 38 Postgame

    Curbelo answering the “Who fills the Feliz role?” question.
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    Chicago Cubs 2021 season

    I think with Theo stepping down we can close the books on 2020 and start a 2021 thread. It sounds as if the Cubs want to reshuffle the lineup and slash payroll. So, my fairly grim predictions for this offseason... 1. The Cubs trade Bryant for a cheaper bad contract. Maybe Inciarte from the...
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    Epstein was more conservative with the Cubs than he was with Boston. He never made a mid-season team altering trade like the Garciaparra for Mientkiewicz and Cabrera deal in 2004. Despite a roster practically begging for it, he never had a Cubs equivalent to the 2012 trade where he dumped...
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    I don’t think it’s anything particularly complicated. It’s the pre-Thanksgiving lull between the end of the season and the opening of free agency. With Theo’s successor already in place, there wasn’t any particular reason to hurry. They picked a date all the parties agreed upon and here we are.
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    I know you put it in scare quotes, but he’s not being fired. I think the step away and let Jed take over move has been in the works for a while now. I think Hoyer gets a few seasons to show what he can do. It’s not like he hasn’t been in this position before. He was doing some interesting...
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    Epstein stepping down. Hoyer taking over. Not a big surprise.
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    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Gotta go back to 2017 the last time the Bears had fewer than 150 yards from scrimmage in a game. John Fox’s team actually did it two games in a row against the Eagles and 9ers.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Rutgers

    Weird play call by Rutgers there.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Rutgers

    Decent field position for a change.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Rutgers

    I wish we’d stop fielding kick offs in the end zone and getting tackled at the 15.