Recent content by VAIllini35

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    11/28 Games

    Yeah, the ref reversed his original call - likely due to intimidation/peer pressure. He made the right call at first - the guy setting the screen had his legs way outside his shoulders and leaned to the right. Most mature refs know enough to ignore that crap and don't make a call. They need...
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    Illinois-Ohio State Game Cancelled

    Right. I wouldn't use the term 'afraid' as much as I would say risk vs reward. Zero reward for beating us, and 8 place drop in the polls for losing to us. So concern is more likely the term. As they have not released the number or who is out, its hard to determine if this was a risk/reward...
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    Illinois-Ohio State Game Cancelled

    I am not sure of the point?
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    Illinois-Ohio State Game Cancelled

    1. I don't disagree with cancelling if you are concerned that the risk to other people. It is the right thing. a. That all of course assumes they were being honest and were concerned. Perhaps they are, but then why not let the numbers out? And why so quick to keep the MSU game...
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    Illinois-Ohio State Game Cancelled

    I am not sure the AD's quote says that: "We're making a decision not just [based] on the thresholds, but we're making a decision based upon what we see," Smith said. "We're seeing, in our particular case, it's kind of a community type of spread. We didn't see spikes in specific areas. So, could...
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    Illinois-Ohio State Game Cancelled

    Sorry, but you should never be happy to avoid a game based on whether or not you fear losing. Health comes first sure - but for some reason we had positives and contacts and we were able to manage it. This smells like OSU was concerned about their ability to compete and just decided to call it...
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    Illinois-Ohio State Game Cancelled

    I thin the general question is show me the proof and numbers. Clearly no one wants anyone either positive or in within contact - thus quarantine of those in close contact and out for those who are positive. Are you suggesting illinois was doing the wrong thing by playing our games after...
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    Illinois-Ohio State Game Cancelled

    The problem is - without disclosure - which they should be forced to provide (no names), we're relying on the altruistic nature of OSU, which gives me pause. A skeptic could surmise that they might have been able to play, but chose to avoid a potential loss due to a diminished squad. Just...
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    Illinois-Ohio State Game Cancelled

    They have to miss multiple weeks don't they? How can you miss just one week? Covid+ - have to sit 21 days like Brandon did. So if they did not have enough to field a team this week - seem that should carry on for 3. Or at least two if a good chunk are via contract tracing. Figures two of the...
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    I was pleasantly surprised by Hawkins on the floor so early in the season. Played with confidence and has very good feet for such a big, young kid. He's going to be a really good 4 yr (maybe 5 now) player for us. Needs to bulk up of course.
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    Illinois 122, NC A&T 60 Postgame

    Was not using hindsight in my view - was I thinking more like AceWolf was taking his spot regardless. Can defend, dribble, and can shoot lights out. I would not see both Miller and AG out there at the same time for too many minutes.
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    Illinois-Ohio State Game Cancelled

    agree - which is the definition of "Chicken"
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    Illinois 122, NC A&T 60 Postgame

    Guess we now see what Alan Griffin saw... noice.
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    Illinois-Ohio State Game Cancelled

    Aren't these the guys who said "to hell with it - we need to play the season!" As long as they can field a team of covid-free and non quarantined - lace em up boys. Now is no time to chicken out just cause you don't have your top players.
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    Game Thread: Illinois vs North Carolina A&T

    At least maybe ahead of Wisconsin..