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by oftenrunning52
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NFL Week 12
Replies: 18
Views: 180

Re: NFL Week 12

Schedule being reshuffled again. Ravens-Steelers now set to take place Wednesday at 2:40 PM CT (NBC has a contractual agreement to air Christmas in Rockefeller Center on Wednesday night so that's the reason for the earlier start). Steelers-Washington Football team in Week 13 will now be played next...
by oftenrunning52
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Dictator Pritzker Holding Illinois Hostage!
Replies: 30
Views: 2538

Re: Dictator Pritzker Holding Illinois Hostage!

Contact tracing is showing very few individuals are coming in contact with the virus through any sort of school function, sports or otherwise. Which is the point. Our governor keeps saying his following the science, the numbers are what they are, people aren't following the rules, etc. Yet he, and ...
by oftenrunning52
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Dictator Pritzker Holding Illinois Hostage!
Replies: 30
Views: 2538

Re: Dictator Pritzker Holding Illinois Hostage!

Contact tracing is showing very few individuals are coming in contact with the virus through any sort of school function, sports or otherwise. Which is the point. Our governor keeps saying his following the science, the numbers are what they are, people aren't following the rules, etc. Yet he, and ...
by oftenrunning52
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Dictator Pritzker Holding Illinois Hostage!
Replies: 30
Views: 2538

Re: Dictator Pritzker Holding Illinois Hostage!

Michigan started their football playoffs but cancelled remainder of season(playoffs) effective yesterday :shock: All winter sports also suspended. Wait...so you mean it wasn't a good idea to play these high contact sports in the middle of a pandemic? Who knew? Show me the data that suggests that hi...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR 2020
Replies: 303
Views: 16901

Re: NASCAR 2020

Chase Elliott wins today's race at Phoenix and clinches the Cup Series Championship. At 24 years old, he becomes the third youngest driver to do so, bested only by Bill Rexford in 1950 and Jeff Gordon in 1995. Changing of the guard last night? Two champions (Johnson, Kenseth) and one colorful drive...
by oftenrunning52
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR 2020
Replies: 303
Views: 16901

Re: NASCAR 2020

Fascinating and exciting race yesterday on a track I love! However, I have a question about why NASCAR even has "teams." I kept waiting for Bowyer to slow down and let Harvick (and Kyle Busch I suppose) to pass him. Harvick needed one more point to advance. Instead, Harvick has to try a desperate m...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR 2020
Replies: 303
Views: 16901

Re: NASCAR 2020

Fascinating and exciting race yesterday on a track I love! However, I have a question about why NASCAR even has "teams." I kept waiting for Bowyer to slow down and let Harvick (and Kyle Busch I suppose) to pass him. Harvick needed one more point to advance. Instead, Harvick has to try a desperate mo...
by oftenrunning52
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR 2020
Replies: 303
Views: 16901

Re: NASCAR 2020

Kyle Larson will drive for Hendricks in the #5. Sponsorship to be named later, but I suspect we will see Hendricks name on the hood of the car most of the season. The #88 will not be driven next year as the #5 is basically replacing it with Bowman moving to the #48.
by oftenrunning52
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General High School Sports
Topic: IHSA moves Winter Sports Decision to October 28
Replies: 24
Views: 1496

Re: IHSA moves Winter Sports Decision to October 28

I believe the state superintendent has told schools to follow the governor's decision. This will be ending up in court is my guess. Here is an article about the letter from the state superintendent: https://www.mahometdaily.com/state-superintendent-urges-districts-to-prioritize-safety-after-ihsa-de...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Possible state series changes coming to cross country
Replies: 11
Views: 7132

Re: Possible state series changes coming to cross country

Agreed would rather they ran whole teams based on regional finish places. Might be preferable, but still not a huge fan given the disparity in quality among regionals. For example, the fifth place team at the Metamora regional is better than the winner of the Chicago (Agricultural Sciences) regiona...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Possible state series changes coming to cross country
Replies: 11
Views: 7132

Re: Possible state series changes coming to cross country

I think due to Covid. Sectionals are running three flights so need to keep the number of runners down. This is what they are doing at Elmwood, as far as I know: 10:00am- Girls Flight 1- the first 13 qualifiers from each Regional 10:40am- Girls Flight 2- qualifiers 14-26 from each Regional 11:20am- ...
by oftenrunning52
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Possible state series changes coming to cross country
Replies: 11
Views: 7132

Re: Possible state series changes coming to cross country

The changes passed. Cross country in 2020 will look somewhat different than in the past. Looks like 4 sectionals but still only 5 teams from each regional advanced to sectional. Did this change due to COVID or was that the final plan? I think due to Covid. Sectionals are running three flights so ne...
by oftenrunning52
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR 2020
Replies: 303
Views: 16901

Re: NASCAR 2020

Seats are filling fast! Chase Briscoe to take over the 14. Really happy for him! I've probably watched as much Xfinity as Cup this year. Sounds like Eric Jones will take the 43 seat. No official announcement yet, but all signs indicate that's where he will end up. Michael Jordan/Denny Hamlin team ap...
by oftenrunning52
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Cross 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 2555

Re: Cross 2020

Really close girls race. Would have been nice to see Pekin squeeze a few extra points to win their first x-country championship. But still, happy to see Dragon girls notch second. The program has really improved the last few years....congrats to all the runners from all the schools for competing th...
by oftenrunning52
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: MLB Postseason 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 1123

Re: MLB Postseason 2020

I think that Hinch is absolutely the best choice for the White Sox. He admittedly knew about the “cheating” but honestly how was he supposed to stop it? And let’s be real, there were a lot teams doing the same, just not as well as the Astros. If other teams were doing it but didn't get caught, mayb...
by oftenrunning52
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR 2020
Replies: 303
Views: 16901

Re: NASCAR 2020

Clint Bowyer announced his retirement from NASCAR effective at the end of the season and he will join the NASCAR on FOX booth starting next year: https://twitter.com/ClintBowyer/status/1314341481814122496 As many have said about this announcement, I'm sad and happy. I really like him as a driver (o...
by oftenrunning52
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: General High School Sports
Topic: Congrats to Pekin Boys Golf...
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Congrats to Pekin Boys Golf...

The Dragon boys golf team won MI league tournament this past weekend to cap off unbeaten season. Dragons have been very impressive in duels and tournaments. Yeah, I know, it's hard to get excited about high school golf, but it's all I got right now :) :( Cross country? Both Pekin teams are having s...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR 2020
Replies: 303
Views: 16901

Re: NASCAR 2020

One empty seat (or presumed empty seat since Kenseth has said he's not returning next season) has been filled. Ross Chastain to drive the 42 next season: https://www.yahoo.com/autos/ross-chastain-drive-chip-ganassi-113031222.html Interesting choice. He certainly has done enough to prove he deserves ...
by oftenrunning52
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Dictator Pritzker Holding Illinois Hostage!
Replies: 30
Views: 2538

Re: Dictator Pritzker Holding Illinois Hostage!

Bluejay, I won't get into the numbers yet, but shouldn't the IHSA schools have a say in this? Shouldn't maybe the schools themselves vote on this? IN fact, last week the IHSA sent a letter asking the governor to hand control of high school sports BACK to the IHSA. He REFUSED. Hence why I used word ...
by oftenrunning52
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: Cross 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 2555

Re: Cross 2020

Results from Tuesday's Mid Illini Preconference meet: https://raceresultsplus.com/event/mid-illini-pre-conference-0 Highlights -Emma Skinner wins the girls title individually while leading her team to the title as well -Wilson Georges blisters the course record in route an impressive win. -Pekin win...
by oftenrunning52
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR 2020
Replies: 303
Views: 16901

Re: NASCAR 2020

Wallace announces he is leaving the 43 and Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season. No announcement about where he will land. The 42 and 48 are open seats at this point, that we know of for sure. Others will open. And now the 43 seat opens up (Erik Jones?). With the playoffs having begun,...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR 2020
Replies: 303
Views: 16901

Re: NASCAR 2020

The end of that race was insane. There for a little while it almost looked like Bubba Wallace had a chance to win the race late. I did like Newman's reaction to Reddick causing the big one late. Agreed on Newman, but I'll give Reddick credit for simply saying I was dumb and didn't get the move made...
by oftenrunning52
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR 2020
Replies: 303
Views: 16901

Re: NASCAR 2020

William Byron won last night's race taking one of the automatic qualifying spots away. Matt DiBenedetto got in with Jimmie Johnson and Erik Jones being eliminated from playoff contention. Here's how they are seeded starting with next Sunday's Southern 500 at Darlington: 1. Kevin Harvick 2. Denny Ha...
by oftenrunning52
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR 2020
Replies: 303
Views: 16901

Re: NASCAR 2020

As far as the regular season finale race this Saturday in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona, it's 4 drivers competing for the final 2 spots. Matt DiBenedetto and William Byron are currently above the cut line with DiBenedetto 9 points ahead of the cut line and William Byron 4 points ahead of Jimmi...
by oftenrunning52
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR 2020
Replies: 303
Views: 16901

Re: NASCAR 2020

First time for all the drivers racing on the road course at Daytona. Some drivers are better at driving on road courses than others. Today's finish is about where he usually finishes on road courses based on how he did the past couple years at Watkins Glen and Sonoma. He was actually in the Top 10 ...