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    St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

    The only possible solution to keep the cards season going is making up as many as possible, and forfeiting the ones that cannot be completed. That's tricky enough to navigate as it is, but what about draft order next year? Seems like there's gotta be a ton of questions here that wont be answered...
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    Illini Football & CFB 2020

    Can schools just go rogue like Nebraska seems prepared to do? The B1G shuts down, the B12 keeps chugging, Neb wants to play in B12 only football. Are there no repercussions from the B10? NCAA? At the very least, the B10 can't be happy about this situation playing out.
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    Illini Football & CFB 2020

    Hopefully, but there's so much uncertainty right now. The MLB is a good example of how things can turn sour quickly. Without forcing quarantine (real quarantining, as in bubble situations), you're going to have outbreaks. I think it's easier for the MLB and other professional leagues to...
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    Illini Football & CFB 2020

    I'd bet a lot of beach houses on a spring season never taking place. Very similar to thinking we'd get a delayed march madness or big ten tournament. Unless there is widespread and easy access to a vaccine by November.
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    Iowa Football Program Culture Criticism

    I guess we'll see how ironclad Ferentz is today--holding a presser at 1.
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    I get we're only 6 games in, but that's a tenth of this season. I'd imagine after today we see at least a couple arms move. Hard to expect our starting 5 to give us the kind of performances they did the first time through the rest of the year. I think the shortness of this year gives teams in...
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    Fighting Illini Basketball Scholarship Grid 2020-2021

    Yup I think you're right. Appreciate the explanation! In any case, BBV should get a RS. Though I haven't heard anything about it.
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    Fighting Illini Basketball Scholarship Grid 2020-2021

    I could be off base here, but I thought medical redshirts occurred after you've played your 4 years. So assuming he stays 5 years, this past year was his FR, this year is his SO, JR, SR, and then he would get a RS SR year after. I vaguely remember Abrams going through something similar. Or...
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    Most MLB starter rentals for prospects are one sided in the long run, that's kinda the point. Yeah the Cubs probably gave up too much for a backend starter, but he also had like 2.5 years of team control on a friendly contract left. I'm sure the Orioles dont look fondly back at giving us...
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    Poll: Lovie Smith Job Performance Fan Eval

    C because I think a majority of candidates could've gotten us to where we are right now. Back to back bowl games would probably bump him to a C+. These next couple years are by far the most crucial. Show that you can propel the team forward, rather than just digging them out of a hole they're...
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    Illini HC Poll

    Sadly, we've moved down that list in recent years. 14th now.
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    Illini Football 2020

    I had very similar reservations about Lovie as I did BU. Neither have been HCs at this level of their respective sport, one which puts heavy emphasis on talent and using personal skills (rather than money) to get that talent. I thought the easiest way to do this for both of them was to surround...
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    Illinois Alumni Team in TBT

    Is this going to affect our alumni team status?
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    Top 5, 4-8, 7-12. While I don't question Ayo's value to this team, I think we have enough bullets to replace most of his production. I think the only difference Ayo makes is certainty of a top flight team. Without him, this team still is more than capable of doing great things. That being...
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    Chicago Cubs 2020 Season

    Not to hijack this but it clearly shows how important it is to test early and often. The MLB needs to have a major plan in place, probably daily testing for all players and staff. Honestly any sort of establishment should be doing this, given how quickly it can spread. I really hope colleges...