Search results

  1. Butkus68

    Illini Football 2019

    Wonder where all the Michigan haters were last night and this morning.
  2. Butkus68

    Illini Football 2019

    Even my friend Bob Auler (who sadly is no longer with us) would have recognized this as a lost cause.
  3. Butkus68

    Coaching Carousel

    Perspective from Michigan grad and current Heat player: Duncan Robinson on Juwan Howard's coaching: 'When he speaks, you listen' https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/2019/05/23/duncan-robinson-juwan-howards-coaching-when-he-speaks-you-listen/1204735001/
  4. Butkus68

    Bobby Roundtree suffers severe spinal injury

    Tampa paper is reporting that he was sitting up in bed, talking and eating yesterday. Mease Countryside Hospital is well regarded among locals, so he has that going for him.
  5. Butkus68

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    Exactly. Guenther was hired as the anti-Neal Stoner. He proved to be that and more.
  6. Butkus68

    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    No supposing to it. As a Vermilion County Illini stalwart, I can say unequivocally that Thad wanted the job. What’s more, he had significant support from GIA donors. But Guenther listened to no one, not even his own staff. He was a 1-man wrecking crew/search “committee”.
  7. Butkus68

    Illini Football 2019

    FWIW - in Ann Arbor this weekend for our son’s Ph.D commencement, so of course have tested the waters on how A2 folks view the upcoming season. Normally they are cocky about reaching the Ohio (as they call it) game undefeated. Not so much this year, even playing us. Lot of local...
  8. Butkus68

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Red Lion forever!
  9. Butkus68

    Illinois 63, Ohio State 56 POSTGAME

    Nah - can’t recruit, coaching just ok. Loyalty was right to quit on him in December. Board too.
  10. Butkus68

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Best baseball as life movie ever.
  11. Butkus68

    Old Timers Thread

    Somebody made a similar point in the recruiting thread. It is nice to see legacy recruiting, although we have correctly expanded our horizons due to Lovie. But we actually do have a history to sell. Josh gets that, even if he isn’t yet an old fart.
  12. Butkus68

    Old Timers Thread

    Nam changed a lot, including Dick’s perspective on life.
  13. Butkus68

    Old Timers Thread

    You need to be on the super old farts list, REO! I only remember Timpones from Neil and Green. Miss it for sure.
  14. Butkus68

    Old Timers Thread

    CHIEF!
  15. Butkus68

    Old Timers Thread

    Secretary of State cops descended on Kam’s, and hauled a bus load of kids off for fake IDs. I happened to be night editor at the DI that day, and got to utter the magic phrase, “Stop the presses.” Porky Pocarro (so named because he fit the description) informed me that Paul Powell “gets all...
  16. Butkus68

    Old Timers Thread

    Reading this while waiting for sleep center staff to decide whether to keep or throw me back. Never dreamt in the Wigwam days (DI hangout) that I’d live to snore louder than my grandpa, but here I am. So here’s a 25-point bonus question: we all remember the slush fund, or at least those of us...
  17. Butkus68

    Old Timers Thread

    So start that thread. You, me and Oleo will be the first members of the old farts of Loyalty!
  18. Butkus68

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    LOL Lex - we needed more than a garden hose to douse the Guenther fire.
  19. Butkus68

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Writer in Tampa Bay paper who covers FSU says Fields will head to either tOSU or Sooners. His biggest concern is with the O-line at FSU. No reason that shouldn’t favor us, especially after when he sees who signed today - not to mention knowing what Coach Rod brings to the table. But if that...
  20. Butkus68

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    But didn’t Loyalty conclude that Lovie can’t recruit? Oh wait, I forgot - he can’t coach. I-L-L
  21. Butkus68

    Bears / NFL Thread 2018-2019

    So someone who knows NFL signing rules, any reason Bears couldn’t sign Chase McLaughlin once today’s Illini game ends?
  22. Butkus68

    Purdue 46, Illinois 7 POSTGAME

    For sad (not to mention embarrassing), nothing will ever match the 1/2/84 game.
  23. Butkus68

    Game Thread: Illinois vs Penn State

    These officials.
  24. Butkus68

    Help, I’m in Ann Arbor

    Zingerman’s Roadhouse.