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chifaninva

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2015, 09:34:23 am »
Injuries and other circumstances make it very difficult to get to this point, these opportunities present themselves only so often. Cubs need to get there bats going. Every game is a must win from here on out.. One of the biggest disappointments thus far (for me) is the lack of fire power from Rizzo and Bryant..

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« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2015, 09:41:43 am »
In Maddon we trust - maybe time for a visit from the magician?

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« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2015, 12:30:48 pm »
With the Blackhawks, you could say we got em right where we want em and they'd take the series. With the Cubbies....well....there's always next season!

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« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2015, 05:23:04 pm »
Agreed.  Since the playoffs started, pretty much every bat except Rizzo and Bryant has led the charge.  Really hoping to see our fortunes turn when we get back to Wrigley.  Tomorrow is not promised.  I want it this year.

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« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2015, 10:14:27 am »
I hope they don't do what the NATs did when they finally made the playoffs for the first time.  They came out in Spring Training and declared WS or Bust was their motto.  They decided they were a lock to make it with Strausburg coming back and all the young pitching and hitting.  Well bust it was and they didn't even win the division.

I hope the Cubs are humble next year and think they have something to prove.

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« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2015, 03:44:16 pm »

Cubs got 37 year old Lackey...ok - hope he has some left in the tank.   Traded Castro for a 5th starter and a guy that won't make the team...whatever - got rid of a big contract.   Signed 34 year old Ben Zobrist...kind of old but gets on base and is versatile.

Cubs just signed 26 year old Jason Heyward...oh my.

Madden didn't have much pressure last year - that's all changed.

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2016, 10:48:44 pm »
Would love to see Clemson pull this out. Hate Alabama. The BS trick kick helped pull them ahead. Don't like it when you gotta pull out tricks to win.....just do not like Alabama....

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2016, 06:25:45 pm »
Lovie Smith expected to become next head coach at Illinois

Posted by Michael David Smith on March 5, 2016, 6:07 PM EST

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Two months after he was fired as head coach of the Buccaneers, Lovie Smith is on the verge of getting another head-coaching job.

Smith is expected to be named head coach at Illinois, CBS Chicago and FOX Sports are reporting.

The Illinois football program has gone through a tumultuous year: Coach Tim Beckman was fired just before the start of the 2015 season after he was accused of mistreating players. Interim head coach Bill Cubit led the Illini to a 5-7 season and was told at the end of the year that heíd be permitted to keep the job, but today new Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman fired Cubit.

Now Smith, who knows the state well from his time as head coach of the Bears, is poised to become the third Illinois head coach in the last eight months. For the 57-year-old Smith, itís another opportunity to serve as a head coach after being fired in his two previous jobs. But itís an odd fit, as Smith hasnít coached in college since he was the defensive backs coach at Ohio State in 1995. And Smith has never been a college head coach. Smith likely wouldnít take the Illinois job if he thought he had a chance at another NFL job.

chifaninva

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2016, 07:09:53 pm »
Never saw that one coming

WshflThinking

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« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2016, 08:20:04 pm »
Me either, but he must have seen the handwriting on the wall. His days as a HC in the NFL were over. We'll see where this career change leads. I am not optimistic. He has never been known as an offensive minded coach.

Pekin

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« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2016, 04:20:48 pm »
Lovie has the Illini firing on all cylinders.  Of course they are playing the football powerhouse Murray St so we will have to wait and see...

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2016, 06:27:19 pm »
SEC THAT FROM LAMBEAU!!!!!

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #42 on: November 02, 2016, 08:32:15 pm »
Dear Jesus, the Cubs are up 4-1, knocked out the Indians ace, no outs, I'm, I'm going into convulsions.

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Re: Other Sports
« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2016, 08:36:11 pm »
Cardinals are my team but I am rooting for them!

I have a ton of family and friends that will be over the moon if they can get this win.

GO CUBS!!!

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« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2016, 08:43:00 pm »
5-1 now!