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  1. LamarCheeks

    College Bball Thread

    I think this is missing one: Lounge. I thought Louisville played its games at "Trixie's Lounge."
  2. LamarCheeks

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    We've typically been good for one B1G road win a year. I think this has to be it if we want to get to six wins. Can we win at Nebraska or Purdue? Sure. Will we? I doubt it. Can we win at Penn State? No chance.
  3. LamarCheeks

    College Football Thread

    Pretty cool story about a kid who plays for Samford. His mother remarried when he was in the second grade, and his stepfather essentially raised him. So before family weekend, he changed his last name to that of his stepfather, who had no biological children and therefore, name his wouldn't go on. Now it will.
  4. LamarCheeks

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    That's two schools for whom we've created the darkest/lowest moment in football history. ... When we beat Ohio State in 1987,- and we didn't just beat them, we whipped their a$$es -- in Columbus, no less -- the then-coach of the Nuts called it the darkest day in the history of Ohio State football!
  5. Once we got that quick 21-0 lead, I was worried this would happen. Very lackadaisical since. After a start like that, it's easy to picture a 58-7 win. More likely is something like 35-14. We just don't seem to know how to step on an opponent's throat when they're down.
  6. Whop's gotta catch that.
  7. Maybe Rutger shoulda brought the rest of the fellas.
  8. Damn! ... Gotta watch via the app (laptop) again. My area's BTN channel is showing Toiletmakers at Maryland. ... So damn sick of the BTN. Haven't seen one actual game on TV this year (other than the Ohio State debacle).
  9. LamarCheeks

    Daily MLB Banter

    Since I'm a Cubs fan, I was gonna pout and not watch this postseason. But I'm not sure I'll be able to turn away from Astros-Yankees. A 107-win team against a 103-win squad? Should be epic. (Of course, now that I've written that, it'll last just five games and be sloppy and boring!)
  10. LamarCheeks

    Pro and college football helmets merged

    That was pretty interesting, but I can't figure out why they combined the Bears with DePaul -- other than that DePaul is in Chicago, I guess. DePaul doesn't even play football. Seems to me as if that should be a prerequisite. Maybe Northwestern would've been a better fit -- at least in my opinion.
  11. LamarCheeks

    Knight In Declining Health

    You don't have any idea about the time Downing mentions Knight might go to an IU game this year, do you? ... I would love to give this a listen, but unfortunately, I just don't have nearly two hours to devote to it anytime soon.
  12. LamarCheeks

    College Football Thread

    Jimmy Johnson did OK.
  13. LamarCheeks

    College Football Thread

    So, after coaching six college football games (no, I don't count the three last season), Ryan Day is ready for the NFL? ... Is there a joke I'm missing here somewhere? ... And before somebody tells me he has coached in the NFL -- yes, I realize that. He was the QBs coach for two seasons for two different teams. To me, that is a completely inadequate resume for what's supposed to the the best football league in the world, so maybe I am missing something ...
  14. LamarCheeks

    Music Thread

    Happy 68th Birthday to my favorite rocker and one of the great Hoosier fans: John Mellencamp. "Scarecrow" came out in the summer before my senior year in high school. As soon as I heard "Lonely Old Night" on the radio, I ran out (well, actually drove out) to the record store to get a cassette (yes, that was just before CDs). I played it so much that it wore out and I had to get another. Love this ditty, "Minutes to Memories." Reminds me a little of my pop, who passed away a little more than two years ago. I can just picture him as the 77-year-old on the bus, saying "Suck it up and tough it out and be the best you can." Happy Birthday, John -- and thanks for all the great music!
  15. LamarCheeks

    UFC/Boxing Fans

    Big GGG fan, but man, did he look old and slow last night. I think he got totally screwed in both fights against Alvarez, and should be 2-0 instead of 0-1-1 against him, but if he had lost the decision to Derevyanchenko last night, I wouldn't have fussed. And that was with a two-point head start because of the first-round knockdown. If he does get a third fight against Alvarez and performs like he did last night, he will either lose a lopsided decision (legit this time) or get stopped in the latter rounds. He's such a tough muther that I don't see necessarily Alvarez knocking him down or out, but I can see him getting battered so badly that by the 10th or 11th round, the ref just has to stop it. Time catches up to us all, GGG. Either that, or something isn't working right. I'd recommend either going back to your old trainer -- or just hanging up the gloves. It's just too bad nobody wanted to fight you when you were at your best.
  16. LamarCheeks

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    I shouldn't have written for you to stop putting labels on everybody and their opinions. I should've just said "I wish you'd stop" doing that. And you do categorize. You've done it plenty of times. And I never said anything about liking Tom Allen as a person, either. You are the one who wrote: "But....firing Tom Allen now is nothing more than a vindictive wish because some don't like him." And the fact that I may or may not want him fired doesn't mean I'm vindictive or that I don't like him. I can want him fired simply because I don't think he's a capable B1G head coach. That's not vindictive. Not at all. Again, that's you categorizing. Keep defending Tom Allen if you wish. You think he's an exceptional coach -- the best in the B1G -- and the greatest coach in the history of IU football, so debating it is fruitless. (See what I did there? I categorized your defense of Tom Allen into you thinking he's the greatest IU coach ever and the Big Ten's best, just as you do when you say people who want him fired are vindictive and don't like him. And just as you do when you say people are bitching for the sake of bitching). Have a nice day and carry on. Deal?
  17. LamarCheeks

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    Why the hell do you have to always categorize everything as if you know what everyone is thinking? At one point, people who wanted Glass or Allen out were just bitching for the sake of bitching. And at another, people who didn't like Dan Dakich were just plain wrong because they don't know him like you do. And now, people who want Tom Allen fired are vindictive and don't like him. Here's my truth: I like Tom Allen. I think he's a good man. I have no reason to be vindictive toward him. And I think on certain levels, he's probably a pretty good football coach. I just don't happen to think he's a very capable B1G head coach. I wouldn't say I'm totally 100 percent on board with the "fire Tom Allen" crowd, but I'm leaning that way. To me, he's just a reincarnation of Mike Davis or Bill Lynch -- the convenient hire, and those usually don't prove successful. But there's nothing vindictive about my thoughts on Tom Allen and there's no hate toward him. Stop trying to label everything that opposes your viewpoint. Let people have their opinions without categorizing or labeling them or their thoughts. I thought that was kinda the point of this board.
  18. LamarCheeks

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    Not that we have any success against B1G teams in general, but the previous conference split was much more equitable (though I hated the Legends and Leaders titles). This was pre-Maryland and Rutgers. Since we went to East and West, the East is 5-0 in B1G title games. Legends: Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern Leaders: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin
  19. LamarCheeks

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    There is some good news on the Tom Allen/IU football front: There's no way we lose today!
  20. LamarCheeks

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    Had #16 beat on the road? Really? A three-point lead early in the fourth quarter does not equate to having someone beat. I guess that suits the narrative, but it's just not accurate.
  21. LamarCheeks

    Daily MLB Banter

    So long, Joe ... Thanks for five exiting -- and at times, exasperating -- seasons (and four postseason runs) ... We'll always have 2016! ... All Cubs fans owe YOU a shot and a beer!
  22. LamarCheeks

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    Every time someone writes something OF doesn't like or agree with, they're just bitching for the sake of bitching. It's almost as if in his eyes, nobody's entitled to have an opinion that differs from his. Then he writes about he knows more about IU athletics than anybody here. Then he writes about he's a better IU fan than anybody else. Then he writes about how he knows Dan Dakich, and he's a really, really terrific guy -- and if you don't agree, then screw you. Then he writes about how he plays golf with IU bigwigs. Then he writes about how he was probably angrier than anybody on this board about our basketball mediocrity over the past 10 years. Why is he the only one allowed to have an opinion, while everybody else who expresses one -- especially one that differs from his -- is bitching? It's getting rather boring and predictable.
  23. Was there ever a Ramsey argument?
  24. Gonna lose anyway, might as well give them an extra 6 points. WTF was that!!!