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  1. LamarCheeks

    State of the program

    I'm gonna take a break from all this gloom and doom to wish a Happy Birthday to three Hoosier greats ... Enjoy your day, fellas! Cal (No. 48) OG (No. 22) And Slick (No. 87) ...
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    Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs

    Cubs walk off with a Schwar-bomb!!!
  3. LamarCheeks

    Ed Schilling leaving

    Love Calbert. He's my favorite all-time Hoosier. He checks a couple boxes -- is an IU guy, so he gets what it's all about and knows the heritage, what it means to be a Hoosier, etc. I know he's been an assistant before, but I think it still remains to be seen actually how good of a coach he is. And how well can he recruit? If he is the choice, hopefully in due time, he'll check those boxes as well.
  4. LamarCheeks

    Ed Schilling leaving

    You just reaffirmed exactly what I wrote. Thank you!
  5. LamarCheeks

    Ed Schilling leaving

    What this essentially says is that if you are critical of Dakich, your opinion is wrong, because OF likes him. And only positive opinions expressed about DD are correct ... Okey-doke.
  6. LamarCheeks

    UFC/Boxing Fans

    RIP to Pernell "Sweetpea" Whitaker, who won an Olympic gold medal, at one time was the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world and might be the greatest defensive fighter of all time. He's from Norfolk but was hit by a car and died in Virginia Beach, where I live. He never forgot about his roots, getting a few championship fights in the area -- and that's when a championship fight meant something. https://pilotonline.com/sports/other/boxing/article_f4e8d6de-a6fd-11e9-ac4a-db3b99f41acb.html
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    #USWNT - 2019 World Cup CHAMPS!

    What is Heath waiting for??? Put the ball on goal!!!
  8. LamarCheeks

    #USWNT - 2019 World Cup CHAMPS!

    Should be up 4-0 now. Too much dribbling from Heath and Morgan. Shoot the dadgum ball!
  9. LamarCheeks

    IU Trustee Election

    I voted! Do I get one of those stickers to wear -- like when my dog or I vote in a primary or general election?
  10. I am completely flabbergasted that Michigan has a four-run lead on Texas Tech and is very, very, very close to reaching the CWS final ... I didn't see that coming.
  11. LamarCheeks

    2018-19 NBA Thread

    You've got a wide-open 3 from the corner to win the NBA championship -- and you hit the backboard? ... Really?
  12. Michigan not only went all the way to Oregon to win a regional, but just took two of three from allegedly the best team in the country to reach the CWS. And it could've easily swept UCLA. ... And we won two of three in Ann Arbor. Makes you wonder what we could've accomplished had we actually shown up this postseason.
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    Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs

    I thought he'd be about a .275-.285 hitter in the bigs, so I'm bummed he's only hitting .222 this year (and .227 for his career). But when he gets hold of one, it goes ...
  14. LamarCheeks

    College Bball Thread

    Pretty interesting read on Mike Davis and his son. ... I always liked Davis, but I thought it was a mistake to hand him the keys to the IU empire after he really hadn't accomplished anything. After that interim season, the administration should've simply said: "We really appreciate you stepping in and getting us through a difficult situation, but we're going in a different direction." ... Initially, the optics wouldn't have been good, but if you bring in the right person, that is soon forgotten. (How many people remember that the Cubs fired Ricky Renteria as manager just because Joe Maddon became available? It was harsh and looked awful, but after four straight playoff appearances, including a World Series title, nobody even remembers that). ... Anyway, here's the Mike and Antoine Davis piece ... https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2019/06/03/antoine-davis-detroit-mercy-mike-davis-nba?xid=socialflow_twitter_si&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=sinow&fbclid=IwAR2RS0KqWbbJCLl_0VPIKcnf1iSFNqxeUo8DA4yY8HXPbOLoRylZtsotuIQ
  15. Bases loaded. No outs. We don't score. Not good. We definitely needed to get on the board after allowing that 4-spot.
  16. Did this team just pack it in after the regular season? ... We need to wake the eff up!
  17. LamarCheeks

    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    What Archie said about Jerome: "Jerome is in Bloomington. He's continuing with his rehabilitation. He's been elevated in terms of his activity level. He's doing a lot more individual stuff. But he's far, far away from having any indication or final decision on where he goes from here. We're probably looking towards July and August to see what he's capable of doing as we continue to progress ... We're excited to get him back on the floor. He's doing a lot more individual work, a lot more weight training and conditioning, so it's good to have him back and being active." What many IU fans seemingly heard: "Jerome has developed gangrene in both of his legs. They will have to be amputated and he will never play basketball again. Because of this, we are likely to finish about 10-22 next season, with no better than a 5-15 Big Ten record."
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    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    I don't regret that Romeo played his one season at IU. I'm just disappointed he got hurt and didn't have more of an impact season -- although 16.5 points a game ain't all that bad. But I have a feeling (call me crazy if you will -- many people have), that the team's chemistry will be better without him. I think there's something to what Seth Greenberg was saying about having one one-and-done. I think having Romeo -- while on the surface, should've been a big bonus -- was a huge detriment to chemistry. Even before the rumors about him and other players' girlfriends, I think some of the older dudes really resented him and the attention he got. That's their problem -- not his -- but regardless, it was there. I don't know that we'll be any better on the court, but I have a feeling the chemistry will improve.
  19. LamarCheeks

    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    I would suspect it's about 99 percent certain that Smith, Green and Durham are returning to school, but I haven't seen anything regarding their decisions. I believe the deadline to withdraw your name from the draft and still be able to retain college eligibility is tomorrow, so I guess we'll find out soon.
  20. LamarCheeks

    IndyCar thread

    Maybe the timing wasn't the best on that, but the Stanley Cup actually is the best trophy in sports. ... And I was born and raised in Indiana, graduated from IU and have watched the Indy 500 for 45-plus years.
  21. LamarCheeks

    IndyCar thread

    Seems very strange to watch the race on NBC after all those years on ABC ... If you're a Danica fan, my apologies, but I cannot stand her. Could definitely do without her as Tirico's sidekick.
  22. Ed Cooley is out. ... I always wonder in situations like this, when a coach "withdraws from consideration" -- did the interview not go well, and the school decides they weren't interested, so to save face, he says he's pulling out of the search. Or did he truly not feel comfortable with the school? ... Like when after Crean was fired and our search progressed, and it was became pretty clear Alford wasn't gonna get it, he goes on national TV and says he doesn't want the IU job. When you know you're not gonna get it, it makes it easier to say you don't want it! Either way, looks as if Juwan Howard is the front-runner now.
  23. LamarCheeks

    IUBASE Bracketology

    I've also seen a couple brackets that have us going to Louisville. Not sure if any is more reliable than the rest, though.
  24. A Michigan fan site claims the final four are Juwan Howard, Ed Cooley, LaVall Jordan and Shaka Smart.