Recent content by Illiniwek66

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    Poll: Is it time to fire Lovie?

    If he and JW worked it out, couldn't he have both? Or at least part of what he would be owed? Still come back to the premise that if he's all about character and integrity, he may have to be willing to leave something on the table. I make more than I ever dreamed I would, and understand your...
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    Poll: Is it time to fire Lovie?

    That would be one option. If he TRULY is a person of all the character and integrity noted above, he would sit down with JW and say, "hey boss, this isn't working out." Let's put together a transition plan asap. I will announce my retirement now so that fans gain some hope and you can find...
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    Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    Although my wife got her undergrad at UCF, I know virtually nothing about the football team (other than they've been successful, including the guy that ND hired/fired for lying on his resumse). Why don't you like Heupel? He's had success, right?
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    Poll: Is it time to fire Lovie?

    When the season was cancelled for fans I had the ticket office leave my money on deposit for next year. Yesterday I emailed them and asked what the refund options were going to be if a change was not made at season's end. I'm not being snarky in asking-I just have lost the energy to think...
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    Poll: Is it time to fire Lovie?

    Asmussen’s article today seems to indicate that Whitman will wait one more year. If he does, the transfers and increased fan apathy could be horrendous. Surely he is working on a short list? I am a long time season ticket holder, tailgate in 31, etc. but can’t see any reason to buy tickets...
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    Purdue 31, Illinois 24 Postgame

    I give the offense a pass based on the players out. The defense, on the other hand, was 100% healthy and Lovie’s fifth year to get it right. The first touchdown by Purdue showed exactly what Lovie can do. Nothing. Nothing at all. Time to reboot before we lose the improved players that we do have.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Purdue

    Anybody have that picture of JW in front of the giant Leadership sign with his picture on the top?
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    The Kingfisher

    I'm sure that there are many that think the kingfisher will be fun or add to the gameday environment, when we return to those. The issue is that there will be a LOT of fans that do not like it, and see it as a push away from something they held dear. It will create division and any positive...
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    Illini Football & CFB 2020

    Very limited fans in attendance (or none like Ped State) = massive decrease in revenue. No tailgating = decrease in revenue. Very few fans = decrease in revenue for host cities. Near certain guarantee that a team will come down with covid and games will be cancelled = decrease in revenue. If...
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    Illini Football & CFB 2020

    So this article says that some are pushing for a spring schedule, but it could cause a monumental financial loss or something to that affect. Why would moving to spring cost anything, other than the competition among different sports? With the current and expected rise in medical cases, it...
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    Illini Football & CFB 2020

    My guess is that it has something to with money as well. If all P5 conferences don't have to shell out for the non conference games, they're saving some coin in a tough year financially.
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    Illinois Football Uniforms

    I think they finished ranked #7 in FCS. Don't jinx anything!
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Missouri

    At least Miznoz is on the fringe. This team is spending March madness in front of a tv.
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    Illinois 71, Michigan 62 POSTGAME

    Maybe this has been answered, but after the ref got clocked and checked out did they just play with two refs? Or do they keep a spare that just waits for something like this to happen? I had to keep volume down as Mrs. I was sawing logs last night.
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    Bowl Projections

    What is the deciding factor of Pinstripe versus Redbox? While the California bowl seems neat, I wonder which would draw more fans? NYC is much closer, cheaper flights, etc. Plus NYC is a great place to visit. An outside bowl game is a little crazy, but doable.