Recent content by SnakePlissken

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    Game Thread: Illinois vs Purdue

    Really makes me want Wisconsin to take a forfeit for today
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    Pregame: Illinois at Wisconsin, Friday, October 23rd, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    It's maddening that they reviewed this call and upheld it. One of the many reasons I dislike replay...
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    Blackhawks '19-'20

    Really, really appreciate what he did here and best of luck to Crow going forward. The Hawks give up scoring chances at a ridiculously high rate. Even with mostly excellent goaltending all of last season they weren't going to make the playoffs pre-pandemic. Bowman needs to find a way to...
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    The Kingfisher

    This is spot on. Also worth asking, if a group of people want a mascot why are they producing logos instead of costumes? There's no reason a mascot has to have anything to do with the current name, and a mascot doesn't need a logo either. The White Sox don't have a giant sock running...
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    The Kingfisher

    OK, thanks for clarifying. It just seems like an awkward middle ground. I have no doubt they will come for the name also. With all due respect, I think it's naive to believe otherwise.
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    The Kingfisher

    Are you against getting rid of the Fighting Illini name, as in, if the student government passes a resolution condemning the usage of that name and calling for the university to adopt a new name for athletic teams would you be against that?
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    2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread: Toronto/Edmonton Bubble Version

    Three 9:30 starts for the Blues, including back-to-back. Those stink. Sorry for you.
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    2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread: Toronto/Edmonton Bubble Version

    For me it depends on how it plays out from here. If the Hawks get smoked by Vegas in 4 or 5 games then I would just as soon have lost to the Oilers in 5 and had a shot at Lafreniere. As it stands now we'll draft 17th instead of 9th or potentially 1st. That's a big drop in a strong draft...
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    2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread: Toronto/Edmonton Bubble Version

    The last 8 minutes was an absolute fire drill. I'd love to believe it was just the poor ice conditions causing problems, but it sure looked like a lack of poise. Doesn't bode well for the next round, but still nice to advance.
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    2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread: Toronto/Edmonton Bubble Version

    There are 3 games in each rink each day, so they scheduled the round-robin games in the middle time slots in order to give the actual playoff games the best chance to start on time. The only risk to the 3rd game start time is if the 1st game goes very long, as the round-robin games follow...
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    Illini Football 2020

    The Penn analogy is a really bad one, and the landscape has not changed in some way to disadvantage Illinois specifically vs. our peers. It's been our own incompetence, and that's what is frustrating. If you had told me 30 years ago that we'd be getting beaten like a drum by WI in both sports...
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    Blackhawks '19-'20

    Great moment. I did know that it was in based on Kane's reaction and not seeing the puck come off Leighton. I've really been enjoying watching these replays. Hopefully the real thing actually happens and is awesome again.
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    Blackhawks '19-'20

    I forgot about the Winter Classic. That was the perfect event at the perfect time for the franchise. There were some obvious things to be done after the old man died, but i really think McD did an exceptional job and, like you said, the winning obviously helped. But even with the winning I...
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    Blackhawks '19-'20

    I'd be good with a change at GM. Nothing against Stan, but it's the nature of the business that if you hang around long enough your mistakes accumulate. I thought he did a good job this past off season improving the biggest weaknesses of the 2018-9 team, namely the goaltending and penalty...
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    Blackhawks '19-'20

    It seems like strange timing, but maybe Rocky planned to do it at the end of another non-playoff season and now this feels like the end to him. I think he had previously stated that Bowman and Colliton would be back. Hopefully this move does mean other changes are coming. Semantics maybe, but...