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Posted 09 December 2020 - 12:38 AM

Being a long time Fighting Illini fan and a very ardent Dookie hater, I thought this would be a fine way to start this thread.

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 03:29 AM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 12:38 AM, said:

Being a long time Fighting Illini fan and a very ardent Dookie hater, I thought this would be a fine way to start this thread.

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Who's your favorite Fighting Illini team of all time?

Who's your favorite player?

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 10:22 AM

Go Zags!! (I grew up in Spokane)

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 11:20 AM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 December 2020 - 03:29 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 12:38 AM, said:

Being a long time Fighting Illini fan and a very ardent Dookie hater, I thought this would be a fine way to start this thread.

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Who's your favorite Fighting Illini team of all time?

Who's your favorite player?

1988-1989 and Nick Anderson. He made a shot that was about half court to beat Indiana on their court and my whole family were jumping around like they'd won the championship. I liked Kendall Gill a lot too.

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 11:29 AM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 11:20 AM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 December 2020 - 03:29 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 12:38 AM, said:

Being a long time Fighting Illini fan and a very ardent Dookie hater, I thought this would be a fine way to start this thread.

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Who's your favorite Fighting Illini team of all time?

Who's your favorite player?

1988-1989 and Nick Anderson. He made a shot that was about half court to beat Indiana on their court and my whole family were jumping around like they'd won the championship. I liked Kendall Gill a lot too.
Uggggh.   That was an interesting year, IU won the Big Ten that year, but faltered in the tournament, while Michigan and Illinois made the Final Four.  IU (my team) rested their starters in the final game of the regular season vs Iowa (no B10 tournament then) and that cost them a #1 seed.

This was probably Knight's best coaching job, Illinois and Michigan had much more talent but IU won the regular season championship anyway with a team that had no business doing so.

I was concerned when the Illini hired Underwood, he's a helluva coach.  I'm kind of surprised he didn't turn it around more quickly, to be honest.  But now that he has, they're going to be formidable for a while.

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 11:37 AM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 December 2020 - 11:29 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 11:20 AM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 December 2020 - 03:29 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 12:38 AM, said:

Being a long time Fighting Illini fan and a very ardent Dookie hater, I thought this would be a fine way to start this thread.

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Who's your favorite Fighting Illini team of all time?

Who's your favorite player?

1988-1989 and Nick Anderson. He made a shot that was about half court to beat Indiana on their court and my whole family were jumping around like they'd won the championship. I liked Kendall Gill a lot too.
Uggggh.   That was an interesting year, IU won the Big Ten that year, but faltered in the tournament, while Michigan and Illinois made the Final Four.  IU (my team) rested their starters in the final game of the regular season vs Iowa (no B10 tournament then) and that cost them a #1 seed.

This was probably Knight's best coaching job, Illinois and Michigan had much more talent but IU won the regular season championship anyway with a team that had no business doing so.

I was concerned when the Illini hired Underwood, he's a helluva coach.  I'm kind of surprised he didn't turn it around more quickly, to be honest.  But now that he has, they're going to be formidable for a while.

I hope. I completely understand why he did it, but I've never forgiven Bill Self for jumping ship so quickly. I'm sure he loses sleep over it too. ;-)

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 11:52 AM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 11:37 AM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 December 2020 - 11:29 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 11:20 AM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 December 2020 - 03:29 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 12:38 AM, said:

Being a long time Fighting Illini fan and a very ardent Dookie hater, I thought this would be a fine way to start this thread.

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Who's your favorite Fighting Illini team of all time?

Who's your favorite player?

1988-1989 and Nick Anderson. He made a shot that was about half court to beat Indiana on their court and my whole family were jumping around like they'd won the championship. I liked Kendall Gill a lot too.
Uggggh.   That was an interesting year, IU won the Big Ten that year, but faltered in the tournament, while Michigan and Illinois made the Final Four.  IU (my team) rested their starters in the final game of the regular season vs Iowa (no B10 tournament then) and that cost them a #1 seed.

This was probably Knight's best coaching job, Illinois and Michigan had much more talent but IU won the regular season championship anyway with a team that had no business doing so.

I was concerned when the Illini hired Underwood, he's a helluva coach.  I'm kind of surprised he didn't turn it around more quickly, to be honest.  But now that he has, they're going to be formidable for a while.

I hope. I completely understand why he did it, but I've never forgiven Bill Self for jumping ship so quickly. I'm sure he loses sleep over it too. ;-)
He's too busy losing sleep over the NCAA investigations.   It looks like his tenure at Kansas may not end well.

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 05:40 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 December 2020 - 11:52 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 11:37 AM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 December 2020 - 11:29 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 11:20 AM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 December 2020 - 03:29 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 12:38 AM, said:

Being a long time Fighting Illini fan and a very ardent Dookie hater, I thought this would be a fine way to start this thread.

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Who's your favorite Fighting Illini team of all time?

Who's your favorite player?

1988-1989 and Nick Anderson. He made a shot that was about half court to beat Indiana on their court and my whole family were jumping around like they'd won the championship. I liked Kendall Gill a lot too.
Uggggh.   That was an interesting year, IU won the Big Ten that year, but faltered in the tournament, while Michigan and Illinois made the Final Four.  IU (my team) rested their starters in the final game of the regular season vs Iowa (no B10 tournament then) and that cost them a #1 seed.

This was probably Knight's best coaching job, Illinois and Michigan had much more talent but IU won the regular season championship anyway with a team that had no business doing so.

I was concerned when the Illini hired Underwood, he's a helluva coach.  I'm kind of surprised he didn't turn it around more quickly, to be honest.  But now that he has, they're going to be formidable for a while.

I hope. I completely understand why he did it, but I've never forgiven Bill Self for jumping ship so quickly. I'm sure he loses sleep over it too. ;-)
He's too busy losing sleep over the NCAA investigations.   It looks like his tenure at Kansas may not end well.
Doubt it. They look the other way and wrist slap the big names  *cough-Roy Williams-cough*.....*cough-Zion got paid-cough*............

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 05:43 PM

View Postdriventotheedge, on 09 December 2020 - 05:40 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 December 2020 - 11:52 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 11:37 AM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 December 2020 - 11:29 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 11:20 AM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 December 2020 - 03:29 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 12:38 AM, said:

Being a long time Fighting Illini fan and a very ardent Dookie hater, I thought this would be a fine way to start this thread.

Posted Image
Who's your favorite Fighting Illini team of all time?

Who's your favorite player?

1988-1989 and Nick Anderson. He made a shot that was about half court to beat Indiana on their court and my whole family were jumping around like they'd won the championship. I liked Kendall Gill a lot too.
Uggggh.   That was an interesting year, IU won the Big Ten that year, but faltered in the tournament, while Michigan and Illinois made the Final Four.  IU (my team) rested their starters in the final game of the regular season vs Iowa (no B10 tournament then) and that cost them a #1 seed.

This was probably Knight's best coaching job, Illinois and Michigan had much more talent but IU won the regular season championship anyway with a team that had no business doing so.

I was concerned when the Illini hired Underwood, he's a helluva coach.  I'm kind of surprised he didn't turn it around more quickly, to be honest.  But now that he has, they're going to be formidable for a while.

I hope. I completely understand why he did it, but I've never forgiven Bill Self for jumping ship so quickly. I'm sure he loses sleep over it too. ;-)
He's too busy losing sleep over the NCAA investigations.   It looks like his tenure at Kansas may not end well.
Doubt it. They look the other way and wrist slap the big names  *cough-Roy Williams-cough*.....*cough-Zion got paid-cough*............

Read today that Shesheffski (not going to find the correct spellink) is saying the NCAA should re-assess how they are handing things this year. Maybe being 2-2 he wants a re-do or maybe just cancel the season.

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 05:45 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 05:43 PM, said:

View Postdriventotheedge, on 09 December 2020 - 05:40 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 December 2020 - 11:52 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 11:37 AM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 December 2020 - 11:29 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 11:20 AM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 December 2020 - 03:29 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 09 December 2020 - 12:38 AM, said:

Being a long time Fighting Illini fan and a very ardent Dookie hater, I thought this would be a fine way to start this thread.

Posted Image
Who's your favorite Fighting Illini team of all time?

Who's your favorite player?

1988-1989 and Nick Anderson. He made a shot that was about half court to beat Indiana on their court and my whole family were jumping around like they'd won the championship. I liked Kendall Gill a lot too.
Uggggh.   That was an interesting year, IU won the Big Ten that year, but faltered in the tournament, while Michigan and Illinois made the Final Four.  IU (my team) rested their starters in the final game of the regular season vs Iowa (no B10 tournament then) and that cost them a #1 seed.

This was probably Knight's best coaching job, Illinois and Michigan had much more talent but IU won the regular season championship anyway with a team that had no business doing so.

I was concerned when the Illini hired Underwood, he's a helluva coach.  I'm kind of surprised he didn't turn it around more quickly, to be honest.  But now that he has, they're going to be formidable for a while.

I hope. I completely understand why he did it, but I've never forgiven Bill Self for jumping ship so quickly. I'm sure he loses sleep over it too. ;-)
He's too busy losing sleep over the NCAA investigations.   It looks like his tenure at Kansas may not end well.
Doubt it. They look the other way and wrist slap the big names  *cough-Roy Williams-cough*.....*cough-Zion got paid-cough*............

Read today that Shesheffski (not going to find the correct spellink) is saying the NCAA should re-assess how they are handing things this year. Maybe being 2-2 he wants a re-do or maybe just cancel the season.
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Posted 11 December 2020 - 10:01 AM

Washington at Oregon in football tomorrow canceled due to high Covid numbers in Husky land.
A lot of conspiracies in Duckville saying the Huskies just want to be named North champs and are afraid they'll lose to U of O.

Really this is UW's own fault, Their basketball program canceled their game in Spokane against Gonzaga because they supposedly didn't want to risk travel due to Covid yet funnily enough, they travelled to Las Vegas to play UC-Riverside a couple weeks ago. But hey, quality of opponent and the likelihood that they would've have gotten beat by 30+ in Spokane had nothing to do with the decision, amirite Dawgs? Obviously the University's sports teams aren't above "rearranging" their schedules to benefit themselves now are they? It's no wonder Oregon fans think they're dodging the game.

Edited by driventotheedge, 11 December 2020 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 19 December 2020 - 04:15 PM

#1 Zags 99 - #3 Iowa 88

I'm enjoying the one year I'm going to get of Jalen Suggs cuz the kid will easily be a top 10 pick in next year's NBA draft, maybe top 5. Amazing player.

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Posted 19 December 2020 - 04:22 PM

View Postdriventotheedge, on 19 December 2020 - 04:15 PM, said:

#1 Zags 99 - #3 Iowa 88

I'm enjoying the one year I'm going to get of Jalen Suggs cuz the kid will easily be a top 10 pick in next year's NBA draft, maybe top 5. Amazing player.
Suggs is from MN.  He was dominant since at least his sophomore year.  Glad to see he's doing well, he seems like a really good kid.

Edited by laughedatbytime, 19 December 2020 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2020 - 06:19 PM

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View Postdriventotheedge, on 19 December 2020 - 04:15 PM, said:

#1 Zags 99 - #3 Iowa 88

I'm enjoying the one year I'm going to get of Jalen Suggs cuz the kid will easily be a top 10 pick in next year's NBA draft, maybe top 5. Amazing player.
Suggs is from MN.  He was dominant since at least his sophomore year.  Glad to see he's doing well, he seems like a really good kid.

Cousin of Eddie Jones (NBA), 2nd cousin of Terrell Suggs (Ravens).

But you probably know all this.... :cool:

Edited by Principled Man, 19 December 2020 - 06:20 PM.


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Posted 20 December 2020 - 08:52 AM

View PostPrincipled Man, on 19 December 2020 - 06:19 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 19 December 2020 - 04:22 PM, said:

View Postdriventotheedge, on 19 December 2020 - 04:15 PM, said:

#1 Zags 99 - #3 Iowa 88

I'm enjoying the one year I'm going to get of Jalen Suggs cuz the kid will easily be a top 10 pick in next year's NBA draft, maybe top 5. Amazing player.
Suggs is from MN.  He was dominant since at least his sophomore year.  Glad to see he's doing well, he seems like a really good kid.

Cousin of Eddie Jones (NBA), 2nd cousin of Terrell Suggs (Ravens).

But you probably know all this.... :cool:
I did not. Good info. Thanks
I did know he's from Minny.

Edited by driventotheedge, 20 December 2020 - 08:52 AM.


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Posted 03 January 2021 - 12:10 PM

Bumping this up with a GO ZAGS!!

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Posted 23 January 2021 - 10:45 PM

Duke falls to 5-5, such a shame...

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 09:37 AM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 23 January 2021 - 10:45 PM, said:

Duke falls to 5-5, such a shame...
You forgot the sarcasm font.
Btw, Gonzaga and Duke share the present streak for most consecutive Sweet 16 appearances at 5 each with last year obviously being waved since there was no tournament. I'd say there's about a 90% chance the Zags get to 6 in a row this season and about a 90% chance Duke does not.

Edited by driventotheedge, 24 January 2021 - 09:40 AM.


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Posted 07 March 2021 - 04:34 PM

Illinois and Duke end their regular seasons as they started. Duke getting beat down by North Carolina while the Fighting Illini crushed #2 Michigan.

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 09:58 AM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 07 March 2021 - 04:34 PM, said:

Illinois and Duke end their regular seasons as they started. Duke getting beat down by North Carolina while the Fighting Illini crushed #2 Michigan.
But I'm guessing they'll still put Duke in the tournament. Hope I'm wrong cuz they don't deserves it, but if I'm right I sincerely hope they lose by 40 in the first round. And btw, I'm not really even a Duke hater, they just don't deserve to get in this year and if they do it'll be name recognition alone.

P.S. GO ZAGS!!!

Edited by driventotheedge, 08 March 2021 - 09:58 AM.





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