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from Evanston

MEMBER SINCE   September 28, 2012


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sad to say, 8th grade year. Last minute red zone stand versus hated rival and I make a tackle at the three-yard line to save the game. Long gap... then I ran a marathon when I was 30. Not exactly Highlight Express.
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls

Recent Activity

Comment 23 hours ago

I will watch as many games as possible, TBH. There is probably no more sublime moment of the day than when the family has gone to bed and I can stay up and watch yet one more West Coast game. 

Comment 20 Aug 2019

Should be solid-to-strong defensively, but can they get turnovers on D and run the football on O? If they can, they could be that upper-tier B1G team Jones foresees. If not, I see the D wearing down. 

Comment 20 Aug 2019

I kind of feel like Dino is in the same boat at Gary Patterson at TCU in his ability to take an underdog team to the top occasionally, and he has had a couple of years recently (well, somewhat recently in CFB terms) to show for it. I think, though, that as we've continued to stockpile talent and Michigan and PSU have made significant upgrades in talent as well, Sparty's margin for error has become nonexistent. I think that this year will be the beginning of Dino's exit in that regard. You simply can't keep putting classes that rank generally in the mid 20s-30s up against top-10 classes and expect 10-win seasons. 

Comment 19 Aug 2019

Great move for a first-year coach to distribute the leadership a bit with players. Really experienced coaches could probably go with two. Makes total sense to me. 

Comment 17 Aug 2019

Here's a link for NU suggestions.

There is parking to be had in the area up around Ryan Field, but as the link suggests, it's pretty limited. Here is a link for lots that are pretty close, both free and pay lots. I would suggest looking in the blocks south of Central first as I've found you can find pretty good parking for free, that is still within minutes of the stadium.

Comment 16 Aug 2019

Just saw this. Every program has a decommitment, a surprise (ala Bijan Robinson), or some sort of drama, even if it's minimal. 

This is a lot of drama

Comment 15 Aug 2019

I can see Day bringing in more 5*s on a consistent basis, with a bit more of a mix of 3 and 4-stars as support. Will this score higher than Meyer's classes? Not sure, but I think it will add up to better recruiting. 

Comment 15 Aug 2019

Clearly, history will show that Dabo handled this perfectly. I mean, Lawrence emerged and they won a Natty. I thought he was crazy at the time when Lawrence got injured against Syracuse, but he got the last laugh. 

Comment 14 Aug 2019

In regards to the "situational awareness" mentioned in this thread, one thing we've preached to our daughter is that, in addition to being careful and making good decisions for yourself, you look out for your friends to avoid dangerous and vulnerable situations that sometimes accompany underage drinking or drug usage. It's worked so far, but my fingers are always crossed. 

Comment 14 Aug 2019

Shawn Mcghee, who was seen on video speaking out against what was occurring, is an All-American wrestler at Campbellsville University. 

Shawn is the lone upstander, it seems, among all of the athletes and party attendees. His take, as he notes, is right on and he knows the others knew it, too. As is noted in the doc, the power of peer pressure and group mentality is strong in certain crowds. 

Comment 14 Aug 2019

Ratings-wise, this seems like a down year for TEs, overall. After the camps, though, both Rivals and 247 raved about the quality of the TE class. Something doesn't add up.