Recent content by WeatherfordForMVP

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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    I believe it was the last time an Illini player got paid to take pictures with and sign autographs for fans after throwing out the first pitch. :D
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    Illini Basketball 2021-2022

    The last time an Illini player got paid for taking pictures with the fans afterwards. :)
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    House of 'Paign TBT

    Heh, you’re right. Still bet there’s also a rule. Pro or pro-aspiring players are ineligible is my guess.
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    House of 'Paign TBT

    Is there a rule against Ayo participating? :) I honestly don’t know the answer, but I’m sure there is.
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    3/8 Polls - Illinois #3 in AP Poll

    The irony of leapfrogging Michigan while the B1G denies the Illini co-champs tastes just a little sweet.
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    Game Thread: Illinois at Ohio State

    Wow. That's ****ing awesome. Weird to say, but all things considered (and a little hype pulsing through my veins), I can't see how the Illini lose today. Again? Too far?
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    Ayo Dosunmu suffers facial injury

    Caveat: not a doctor, and haven't gone back to watch a replay, but here's my professional opinion (heh): The play where Ayo got injured did not look like a concussion-inducing type play to me. It looked like a strike to the face, not the brain-rattling type of collisions that cause concussions...
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    2/21 Games

    I still think that if tOSU loses, even by 1 in overtime, we switch places with them and are #4. What we're talking about is a #5 convincing (dominating?...what's the right word here?) win on the road against a team that plays great at home, versus a loss by either the #3 or #4 team. I think it...
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    2/21 Games

    Posted in the postgame, but more relevant here: "I really want to win the B1G. A final four run in the tournament and a national championship remain low probabilities, even if after a game like yesterday's they look more possible. The path to a B1G Championship is right there for the taking...
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    2/21 Games

    I really want to win the B1G. A final four run in the tournament and a national championship remain low probabilities, even if after a game like yesterday's they look more possible. The path to a B1G Championship is right there for the taking. I'll root tOSU today. For what it's worth, I...
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    Illinois 94, Minnesota 63 Postgame

    I was 3 years old for the late 80s teams, so can't speak to it. I was a freshman at Illinois for the Elite 8 Arizona game. I watched it in my girlfriend's (now wife's of 13+ years) basement on spring break and then we drove to Rosemont just to try to get a glimpse of the team (we didn't, but...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Northwestern, Tuesday, February 16th, 8:00pm CT, BTN

    I don't know if that necessarily means no chance. Is my memory playing tricks on me, or wasn't there was a cancellation simply because the university didn't want people coming and going to the stadium given the travel hazards? (I don't live anywhere near Champaign by my weather app shows clear...
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    2/14 Games

    A happy Valentine's Day to all. Not a lot of games today, but of course the big one is Michigan getting back into action at Wisconsin. Badgers are one point favorites and the Illini and Buckeyes would take a .5 game lead in the B1G (but still be behind percentage-wise) with a Wolverines loss...
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    Pregame: Illinois vs Iowa, Saturday, December 5th, 2:30pm CT, FS1

    Illinois is Rece’s Superdog pick of the week on Gameday, FWIW. (I think that just means he’s picking them to cover...don’t watch Gameday much.)
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    Pregame: Illinois at Wisconsin, Friday, October 23rd, 7:00pm CT, BTN

    current forecast is calling for rain in the morning, but clear and hovering around 40 for the game. Shouldn’t have much of an impact.