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by oftenrunning52
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: College Sports
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 154
Views: 6564

Re: Corona Virus

Someone writing an opinion article said that. That is not the position of The NY Times. The Times has all kinds of opinion pieces. They aren’t official stances of the newspaper. Know the difference. If Sean Hannity gives an opinion on his show that doesn’t mean that is the opinion or stance of the ...
by oftenrunning52
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: College Sports
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 154
Views: 6564

Re: Corona Virus

Just like ZIKA. SARS. Ebola. Is it over the top? Of course, that's what media is today. But it's not political. The NY Times suggested calling it the Trumpvirus in late February. It's political. Someone writing an opinion article said that. That is not the position of The NY Times. The Times has al...
by oftenrunning52
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: College Sports
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 154
Views: 6564

Re: Corona Virus

This isn’t new though. The concept of an "epidemic" is not new; but this virus is "new", so they jump at the chance. Just like ZIKA. SARS. Ebola. Is it over the top? Of course, that's what media is today. But it's not political. The NY Times suggested calling it the Trumpvirus in late February. It'...
by oftenrunning52
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: College Sports
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 154
Views: 6564

Re: Corona Virus

What are the reasons the media would overplay this? The media covers this stuff. Always has, always will. Ratings grab, retention rates, etc. That's marketing 101. This isn’t new though. Two reasons: 1. As was mentioned, ratings. How many people now? Where has it spread? Could you be infected? 2. L...
by oftenrunning52
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: College Sports
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 154
Views: 6564

Re: Corona Virus

Should we cancel games because of the Flu? Because it is more deadly by far than the corona virus. No, because "flu" doesn't sound nearly as scary as "corona virus," especially since it came from China. Now if we could think of some animal to put in front of "flu" then you might have something. Flu...
by oftenrunning52
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: College Sports
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 154
Views: 6564

Re: Corona Virus

Should we cancel games because of the Flu? Because it is more deadly by far than the corona virus. No, because "flu" doesn't sound nearly as scary as "corona virus," especially since it came from China. Now if we could think of some animal to put in front of "flu" then you might have something. Flu...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: 40th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: 40th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice

The game did air in prime time but was not live, being tape delayed as you mentioned. I know it was prime time because I got to stay up and watch the whole game as a seven year old. I've never asked, but I assume my dad knew the outcome and that's why I got to stay up. One of the most vivid memories...
by oftenrunning52
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1303

Re: NASCAR 2020

What scared me last night watching the race and seeing it happen in real time was the feeling I had when he gets hit driver side was the same I had when I saw Dan Wheldon fly into the fence in Vegas. Both times I said it out loud. I was wrong last night, a testament to the safety of these cars and s...
by oftenrunning52
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1303

Re: NASCAR 2020

I realize there is a long way to go on this story and Newman's recovery (whatever that might look like), but when it happened, I did not think this was in the cards. Thank God I was wrong!
by oftenrunning52
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Astros Sanctions
Replies: 49
Views: 2982

Re: Astros Sanctions

The apology press conference was a Master's class in bad PR! I hope the Astros enjoy getting hit by pitches and fighting because they will be doing plenty of both.
by oftenrunning52
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Possible state series changes coming to cross country
Replies: 3
Views: 2926

Re: Possible state series changes coming to cross country

The changes passed. Cross country in 2020 will look somewhat different than in the past.
by oftenrunning52
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: XFL
Replies: 32
Views: 2877

Re: XFL

St Louis runs the ball better than any of the other teams by far. Dallas is really hurt by not having Landry Jones As a Steelers fan, I can tell you that Jones will not be a huge difference maker. He will be able to throw the ball further than the guy they had yesterday, but accuracy and decision m...
by oftenrunning52
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: Mid-Illini 2019-20
Replies: 110
Views: 20117

Re: Mid-Illini 2019-20

Pekin on a win streak after wins over Richwoods and Macomb. One thing I don't like is that Pekin had to take a break this weekend because of Limestone playing in the Metamora tournament. As I understand it, Pekin allowed Limestone to switch their game with Pekin to next Saturday so the Rockets coul...
by oftenrunning52
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Pat Ryan’s choice
Replies: 47
Views: 11441

Re: Pat Ryan’s choice

Everyone is reporting that Pat Ryan is retiring.
by oftenrunning52
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Possible state series changes coming to cross country
Replies: 3
Views: 2926

Re: Possible state series changes coming to cross country

Interesting. The problem I see is weak sectionals like 3A southern Ill will qualify more teams where as traditionally harder sectional could get even harder. Wouldn't mind way for 2 more at large teams in 2A and 3A advance making an even 30 teams. I'm guessing that 3A sectional will become signific...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Possible state series changes coming to cross country
Replies: 3
Views: 2926

Possible state series changes coming to cross country

Mike Newman (https://ilxctf.com/) gives a brief description of what the advisory committee is suggesting. -2A and 3A goes from five sectionals to only four with seven teams qualifying -1A stays the same as far as number of sectionals but now qualifies six teams instead of five -regional qualifying t...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NFL-Brees and Big Ben
Replies: 29
Views: 1988

Re: NFL-Brees and Big Ben

Rudolph benched for Hodges. Hodges leads team back against Bungles. Steelers are high on Hodges. :joker And the Steelers are in a playoff spot and would choose 20 something right now in the draft. They could then have drafted an injured Tua, maybe, or his backup Hurts. Are they really an upgrade? H...
by oftenrunning52
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NFL-Brees and Big Ben
Replies: 29
Views: 1988

Re: NFL-Brees and Big Ben

Rudolph benched for Hodges. Hodges leads team back against Bungles. Steelers are high on Hodges. :joker And the Steelers are in a playoff spot and would choose 20 something right now in the draft. They could then have drafted an injured Tua, maybe, or his backup Hurts. Are they really an upgrade? H...
by oftenrunning52
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NFL-Brees and Big Ben
Replies: 29
Views: 1988

Re: NFL-Brees and Big Ben

"Steelers are high on Mason Rudolph. He looked good in preseason, winning the backup job from Josh Dobbs. He ran the offense well in the second half against Seattle. The defense (and Moncrief not catching the ball) lost that game for the Steelers, not Ben being out. The defense needs help, and the ...
by oftenrunning52
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: 2019 Pairings Night Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 6281

Re: 2019 Pairings Night Thread

.The board of education for the CPS announced that the CPL schools will be allowed to practice while the strike is on. Ihsa concurs as long as all of their guidelines are met. They now have till Friday afternoon. Caveat, as I understand it, teams must have non-CPS, certified coaches who can oversee...
by oftenrunning52
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: 2019 Pairings Night Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 6281

Re: 2019 Pairings Night Thread

If y'all think the Chicago teachers strike is whack in regards to Football playoffs, go to IHSA ScoreZone and look at all the forfeits so far in Volleyball. Volleyball, golf, tennis and cross-country all decimated. Decimated is not the right word to describe cross country. A few regionals become mo...
by oftenrunning52
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Moline must forfeit game to Rock Island
Replies: 7
Views: 1385

Re: Moline must forfeit game to Rock Island

Speaking of eligibility, who determines academic eligibility? I know every school around here is different with standards. I have heard at Metamora and Pekin a player can have two F’s and be eligible to play. Heard this from a teacher who works there. Heard Metamora players can have 2 from a parent...
by oftenrunning52
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NFL-Brees and Big Ben
Replies: 29
Views: 1988

Re: NFL-Brees and Big Ben

If you don't trade for him, you're putting a new, young QB in a position where he must make up for the deficiencies of the defense and try to win games by himself. Not a good idea. A better defense makes the offense's job easier. Bad defense leads to a struggling new QB who loses whatever confidenc...
by oftenrunning52
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NFL-Brees and Big Ben
Replies: 29
Views: 1988

Re: NFL-Brees and Big Ben

"Steelers are high on Mason Rudolph. He looked good in preseason, winning the backup job from Josh Dobbs. He ran the offense well in the second half against Seattle. The defense (and Moncrief not catching the ball) lost that game for the Steelers, not Ben being out. The defense needs help, and the ...