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    Iowa Football Program Culture Criticism

    All of my Hawkeye friends are just dead silent on this, hoping to let sleeping dogs lie. It’s ridiculous because they were the biggest cage rattlers when the whole Beckman thing went down. I have noted the strong interest from ESPN in this story, and not in a good way. It would have me think...
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    St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

    I wasn’t able to watch tonight but it looks like more of the same. We all saw this coming in the playoffs last year but hoped for more. We just don’t have a pop in the lineup. I wish we were one peice away, but I think it would take multiple guys to recharge the offense. Defensively, we are...
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    Lou Henson dies at 88

    RIP coach. He was a great leader of you men and a good basketball mind. In my search for information, I found this tidbit WSJ: the lost art of the comb over (Lou-Do)
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    St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

    Kim struggled in the 9th. He almost looked nervous so I’ll give him a pass. But still, he’s gotta relax and settle in. 60 games are gonna fly by and we don’t have time to have in-game tryouts for closer.
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    St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

    I like Tim but sometimes he comes off as negative. Almost like a cranky old man. I'd like to see more Jim Edmonds.
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    St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

    According to CBS, the cards and reds are noted as “winners” of the schedule draw for 2020 https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/2020-mlb-schedule-winners-and-losers-mets-angels-have-tough-slates-good-news-for-nl-central-contenders/amp/
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    St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

    I don’t know what I was thinking with my post; please disregard Entirely 😕 I agree with your assessment. It always feels like the schedule gods put us in tough spots, especially with the cubs. I wish they could have at least made a 4game series in STL.
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    St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

    I like that the first series with the cubs is away. I’d rather plan them at home late. Could be a big series!
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    Poll: Top 3 OL since 2000

    I think he was an EE at Illinois. He was one smart dude!
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    St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

    Well, it’s actually happening. Some of the polish has come off with all the bickering. However, when it’s all said and done, I’m glad we’ll get to see some baseball. Does the shorter season change our strategy in how we use the ro
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    St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

    I’m up in Fort Collins loving the Cards and Illini! At least there are a few of us out there.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (June 2020)

    That would make a great handle
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    Iowa Football Program Culture Criticism

    I hope Iowa fires the S&C coach but I’m not sure about Ferentz. I don’t wish ill on most other big ten teams (except Mich... such a smug program). I truly think this is a transformative time for our country and things are changing. Ferentz has a lot of power and can be a catalyst for change...
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    Bobby Roundtree vows to walk again

    Bobby you’re amazing! I’m not sure I’d have the mental strength to do what you are doing. Very proud of you!