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by oftenrunning52
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NFL-Brees and Big Ben
Replies: 14
Views: 532

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: 14
Views: 532

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
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NFL-Brees and Big Ben
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: NFL-Brees and Big Ben

Steelers made a trade last night as Dolphins continue to tank Makes no sense for Steelers to give up a high first round 2020 pick for a DB when they won't win this year and next year's draft is QB heavy early. Steelers are high on Mason Rudolph. He looked good in preseason, winning the backup job f...
by oftenrunning52
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Cross Country previews 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Re: Cross Country previews 2019

First to the Finish Invite is Saturday. Come see the first big invite of the season at Detweiller with teams from around the state competing on one of the best course in the country. Action beings at 9:00 with class A girls, 9:40 class A boys, 10:20 class AA girls, 11:00 class AA boys, 11:40 open 2A...
by oftenrunning52
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: The Overblown Carli Lloyd Kick
Replies: 30
Views: 1079

Re: The Overblown Carli Lloyd Kick

If based on talent and results, I have no problem with it. However, beware pushing an agenda. Danica Patrick got huge publicity and sponsorship with poor results considering the equipment and competitive effort spent. I think to be successful it should be a player who doesn't seek out the limelight...
by oftenrunning52
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: The Overblown Carli Lloyd Kick
Replies: 30
Views: 1079

Re: The Overblown Carli Lloyd Kick

If based on talent and results, I have no problem with it. However, beware pushing an agenda. Danica Patrick got huge publicity and sponsorship with poor results considering the equipment and competitive effort spent. I think to be successful it should be a player who doesn't seek out the limelight...
by oftenrunning52
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Cross Country previews 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Cross Country previews 2019

Girls PJStar preview: https://www.pjstar.com/sports/20190820/what-to-watch-in-journal-star-area-high-school-girls-cross-country Boys PJStar preview: https://www.pjstar.com/sports/20190820/what-to-watch-in-journal-star-area-high-school-boys-cross-country I'll leave these here for others to peruse and...
by oftenrunning52
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Baseball
Topic: Dunlap Baseball Coach Search
Replies: 6
Views: 3122

Re: Dunlap Baseball Coach Search

Coach Hatch is stepping down with the graduation of his son. His daughter runs track, and it makes sense he would want to spend time following her around. There are several good internal options. Coach Hatch has created a strong program through good character, strong fundamentals, and a strong staff.
by oftenrunning52
Wed May 08, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Track 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 6382

Re: Track 2019

Congrats to Metamora on another boys track conference title.
Official results:
Metamora 195
Pekin 112
Dunlap 79
Washington 48
Morton 47.5
East Peoria 42.5
Canton 21
Limestone 9
by oftenrunning52
Fri May 03, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Track 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 6382

Re: Track 2019

O&B 78 wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 6:31 am
I heard Dunlap won the MI Girls championship yesterday, what were the complete final standings?
https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/ ... teamscores
Dunlap 141.5
Morton 136
Metamora 77
Pekin 69.5
Washington 55
Canton 35
East Peoria 23
Limestone 20
by oftenrunning52
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 569
Views: 36651

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

deejay wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Heard today that MLB is deeming CJ’s new pitching motion illegal. Any thoughts? IMO it resembles Kershaws.
Looks the same to me. He still gives up runs and hits and can't handle pressure. Why is he still on the team?
by oftenrunning52
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: NASCAR

Anyone else tired of seeing Kyle Busch race every Saturday and Sunday? Rather boring. Disclaimer: I can't stand Kyle Busch. What I still don't understand is why NASCAR allows established Cup veterans to race the Xfinity and truck races. The prerace coverage today was all about Busch nearing 200 win...
by oftenrunning52
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: NASCAR

Anyone else tired of seeing Kyle Busch race every Saturday and Sunday? Rather boring. Disclaimer: I can't stand Kyle Busch. What I still don't understand is why NASCAR allows established Cup veterans to race the Xfinity and truck races. The prerace coverage today was all about Busch nearing 200 win...
by oftenrunning52
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: Peoria 3a Boy's Sectional
Replies: 8
Views: 1852

Re: Peoria 3a Boy's Sectional

Shaping up to be a well balanced sectional. The seeds so far are playing out. Still shocked PND/Richwoods have to travel to Macomb. Could Iowa please annex Macomb. Always funny when a Peoria school has to finally put in some miles for a game :roll: Macomb (75mi) is not that far, and there are teams...
by oftenrunning52
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: College Sports
Topic: 8 Ole Miss basketball players kneel during anthem
Replies: 32
Views: 2783

Re: 8 Ole Miss basketball players kneel during anthem

Anyone that kneels during the National Anthem, or protests it in any manner, or burns the American flag is a P.O.S. So by that standard you don't support free speech and/or peaceful protest, then? What in his statement suggests he doesn't support freedom of speech? He doesn't support that speech, b...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: College Sports
Topic: 8 Ole Miss basketball players kneel during anthem
Replies: 32
Views: 2783

Re: 8 Ole Miss basketball players kneel during anthem

Really? So in your world there should be no such thing as hate speech? All just freedom of speech and if you don’t like it your a snowflake? Yes. Hey Jews. What's the big deal with the swatstikas? Get over yourselves!!! When you begin to restrict speech and language, you begin to restrict ideas. Ju...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: College Sports
Topic: 8 Ole Miss basketball players kneel during anthem
Replies: 32
Views: 2783

Re: 8 Ole Miss basketball players kneel during anthem

Then there is this. Amazingly idiotic. Wants to commit a crime disguised as a “protest” and isn’t even smart enough to commit crime against symbol he’s “protesting.” What bothers me more than a guy with a confederate flag or a kkk tattoo are those idiots who think they have the right to tell other ...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 134
Views: 9549

Re: Playoffs

Brady had 2 tds and 3 ints this postseason. Plus 953 passing yards for an average of 318 yards a game. Another great postseason for Brady. Yes he had a good postseason. I think it goes to show you how stupid the "statistic" of QB wins is. That game last night was not won because of Brady. Just like...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 134
Views: 9549

Re: Playoffs

This was the Super Bowl the NFL deserved this year. Both teams arrived under dubious ref calls in conference championship games. In the year of the offense, the game was a snorefest and sloppy. In the offseason of young offensive coach hires, the youngest coach ever, known as an offensive genius, pr...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: College Sports
Topic: 2018-19 College Football Coaching Carousel
Replies: 73
Views: 6986

Re: 2018-19 College Football Coaching Carousel

NIU head coach Rod Carey has been hired as the new head coach at Temple. Obviously it must be but man I don’t see Temple as a huge upgrade over NIU. The natives were getting restless with Carey in DeKalb. Each year seems to be the same just good enough but not great team, even though a few years th...
by oftenrunning52
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: IHSA Districts Passes
Replies: 61
Views: 13198

Re: IHSA Districts Passes

My point is football is now districts, the next proposals will be for all the other sports to use district standings to replace conferences, regionals, sectionals, etc. and why not? The rivalries of biggest interest were football and in many instances districts will kill them..You can have meets, o...
by oftenrunning52
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: IHSA Districts Passes
Replies: 61
Views: 13198

Re: IHSA Districts Passes

It is interesting that this passed. Without knowing the vote breakdown, my assumption is that schools in suburban and city areas where the districts don't impact their travel or normal match ups much probably voted in favor. Schools like Pekin, Washington, Metamora, etc. that are in stable conferen...
by oftenrunning52
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: College Sports
Topic: 2018-19 College Football Coaching Carousel
Replies: 73
Views: 6986

Re: 2018-19 College Football Coaching Carousel

Sounds like he won’t coach anywhere. Alludes to his brain cyst condition is getting worse. Wasn't that the same line at the end of Florida when it was clear the corruption was closing in on him. Seems very familiar. Health and family were the reasons for leaving Florida, according to Meyer. Health ...
by oftenrunning52
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: College Sports
Topic: 2018-19 College Football Coaching Carousel
Replies: 73
Views: 6986

Re: 2018-19 College Football Coaching Carousel

Redbird CC Fan wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:20 am
Bluejaygrad03 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:58 am
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer to retire from coaching following the Rose Bowl. Offensive coordinator/QB coach Ryan Day will take over as head coach as of January 2nd.
Does he coach again and if so, where?
Cleveland Browns? Cincinnati Bengals?
by oftenrunning52
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: College Sports
Topic: CFP Selection Show Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2755

Re: CFP Selection Show Thread

One of the problems is that the criteria is always different. 2014 - Conference championships are important (Take Ohio State over Baylor and TCU) 2015 - Conference championships are important (Leave out Ohio State despite being the best team in football) 2016 - Eye Test (Take Ohio State over 2 Loss...