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by oftenrunning52
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: NASCAR 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 255

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: 14
Views: 255

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: 1529

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: 913

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: 16
Views: 465

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: 86
Views: 11085

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: 42
Views: 5121

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: 913

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: 913

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: 1684

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: 1684

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: 1684

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: 4068

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: 4068

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: 1070

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: 1684

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: 1684

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: 29
Views: 1684

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: 2295

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: 1672

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: 1672

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: 2295

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: 6332

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: 8104

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