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    Week 13 Games

    That's kind of a bummer. Hate to see history disrupted, but its probably the safe thing to do.
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    Illinois 41, Nebraska 23 Postgame

    Well, that was fun! Let’s do that again!
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    Illinois 23, Rutgers 20 Postgame

    Looking back at some of those games... blasts from the past. I nearly forgot about that Riley O’Toole performance against NW. for I.Williams, not too bad for his first start. We need to harness that talent. It will make us better. Rod, you better start scheming for NEB.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Rutgers

    I’m both frustrated and encouraged. I think IW could be a decent qb as a dual threat but Rod is just soo terrible. His play calls have been a mess today. The defense...well... looks as bad as it ever has. It would be a miracle if we kept it close.
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    Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    I agree with this. I don’t love him personally but I think he would make us relevant. He’s a solid coach and a decent recruiter. I’m just sooo tired of getting our butts kicked.
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    Coaching Discussion/Carousel

    This is interesting. It sort of reminds me of the Beckman/Campbell situation. We took the guy with the initial success and he flopped meanwhile Campbell is doing great things at Iowa state. Heupel definitely has my attention.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    curious who said that?
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    Wisconsin-Nebraska game cancelled

    U/C has actually been pretty steady.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    this will be fun. :)
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    St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

    I think I read somewhere last weekend that the cubs laid off 100 front end staffers due to overall budget cuts. I haven't seen the cardinals announce cuts like that but I wouldn't be surprised they are running on a slimmer budget.
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    St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

    Right now, I’m not expecting waino, Yadi or Wong to be on the club next year. They are trying to free up cash (which I don’t totally get, I thought we had cap space?). Mo said that he botched the Arrozarena trade and will do a better job of evaluating players within the club. He also said...
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    St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

    I appreacite that, I almost forgot about him. I’m not sure Randy would have helped this years team but he certainly seems to be a talent. Libatore‘s future seems to be bright though.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Wisconsin

    So this is when we mount our comeback?? (Pray for an MSU comeback, pray for a MSU comeback, pray for a...)
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    Pregame: Illinois at Wisconsin, Friday, October 23rd, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    I don’t expect a win up there, but, I do expect us to look competent, prepared, and organized. Keep it close, maybe lose by one score. I’m excited to see how Brandon Peters plays. Seems like he’s made some strides in the offseason and could surprise some teams.
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    St Louis Cardinals 2020 season

    I think I’d overpay. He’s still got some pop in the bat and really does command a great game from behind the plate. I am really curious how this season would have gone if Covid hadn’t shaken everything up. We had so much young talent that needed time to gel. Having a mature veteran could pay...