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by Birdswin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Spring game on Saturday....what will you be looking for the most?
Replies: 40
Views: 1542

Re: Spring game on Saturday....what will you be looking for the most?

Thoughts on the Spring Showcase: The Athletic Administration did not plan on people tailgating - no trash cans, no recycling cans, and no port-a-potties - poor planning. While I am no football expert - a QB that panics, throwing up a pass off of his back foot for an interception on his own part of t...
by Birdswin
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Tax Law Change
Replies: 17
Views: 1981

Re: Tax Law Change

Should have no effect on attendance. As for State Farm - well the effect of transferring out and laying off/letting go the large number of employees will no doubt have some effect - but, that has nothing to do with the tax law. Everyone's tax situation is different - it depends on level of income. I...
by Birdswin
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: ESPN+ and the future of MVC on ESPN3
Replies: 27
Views: 2959

Re: ESPN+ and the future of MVC on ESPN3

Yes, but that was the was the straw that broke the camel's back. What made ESPN? It was college football and college basketball - then added baseball. When they added useless NBA - slide, then only focusing on the P5 - slide some more, then a lot of bad contracts with on-air personalities - slide mo...
by Birdswin
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: ESPN+ and the future of MVC on ESPN3
Replies: 27
Views: 2959

Re: ESPN+ and the future of MVC on ESPN3

ESPN has to do something - ever since they went political (to the left), the red ink has been flowing and the reason they let a lot of people go.
by Birdswin
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Rumors starting already
Replies: 306
Views: 27374

Re: Rumors starting already

I am told Okoro is looking to graduate this year - he will be turning 19 soon.
by Birdswin
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Benson column
Replies: 12
Views: 1590

Re: Benson column

The difference was Luke Yaklich's familiarity with Loyola and Porter - was able to make enough adjustments on defense to make the Ramblers a little frustrated in the second half - thus, 11 turnovers and several bad shots. The other item - Loyola missed a lot of shots off the glass after making good ...
by Birdswin
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Baseball
Topic: DeJong 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 226

DeJong 2018

Paul off to good start - two HRs today (Easter Sunday) in NY at Citi Field. He has 4 hits in the series in 11 ABs - and solid defensively.
by Birdswin
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Baseball
Topic: Start of the Valley Season
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Start of the Valley Season

Birds fell twice to SIU yesterday 6-4 and 7-5.
by Birdswin
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Baseball
Topic: Start of the Valley Season
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Start of the Valley Season

Nice article in the Pantagraph today by Randy Reinhardt. Birds are 9-11 to date. Interesting that they are averaging 8 runs a game, but have a losing record - that is a head scratcher. It means there is a glaring problem with pitching - which comes a little later in the article with a team ERA of 6....
by Birdswin
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Loyola
Replies: 339
Views: 17721

Re: Loyola

Good interview and good responses - I hope Porter continues to sing the praises of the Valley. You correct about Mattson - listen to him on 96.5 at times - he is 100 percent a BIG Ten guy. I have heard him dismiss many an ISU player football player - especially Colton Underwood for not going to the ...
by Birdswin
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Could Adding an Engineering Program help Redbird Basketball?
Replies: 43
Views: 2207

Re: Could Adding an Engineering Program help Redbird Basketball?

I am all in favor of the engineering school idea - Go, Go, Go!!!!!
by Birdswin
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Jay Bilas Tweet
Replies: 15
Views: 1299

Re: Jay Bilas Tweet

Good for Mark Adams - Bilas is just showing he is isolated from anything outside of the so-called, and self-proclaimed "Power" Conferences. What a lot of these folks fail to realize - just because a school has better athletes, does not mean that translates to better basketball players, better mental...
by Birdswin
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Kansas AD who fired Porter Moser at Illinois State ‘excited’ for former coach
Replies: 27
Views: 1885

Re: Kansas AD who fired Porter Moser at Illinois State ‘excited’ for former coach

Charlie Weiss was not Zenger's choice - the President of KU and a few large donors directed that decision - since then that President has departed. I am sure those billboards you are referring to, are from a those few donors. Several years ago, I worked on a job in Manhattan, KS - the crew included ...
by Birdswin
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Kansas AD who fired Porter Moser at Illinois State ‘excited’ for former coach
Replies: 27
Views: 1885

Re: Kansas AD who fired Porter Moser at Illinois State ‘excited’ for former coach

I agree - Zenger was the best AD ISU has had since Weisbecker. We need another dynamic personality as the AD - Larry is a nice guy, but is not the person we need in that position.
by Birdswin
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Coach is at it again!
Replies: 43
Views: 4061

Re: Coach is at it again!

I give Dan Muller a standing ovation!!! Bravo, Bravo!!! That article by Pat Forde was very good and obviously hit nerve with Bilas, who wants to defend the P6 conferences. In a related item, Ken Palm was on 670 this morning - he said and then went to defend - that Loyola would not deserve to be in i...
by Birdswin
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Rumors starting already
Replies: 306
Views: 27374

Re: Rumors starting already

Good post by redbirdiron - I wonder about our lack of mental toughness and taking care of the ball. Discipline needs to step up in a lot of areas - it is no coincidence that discipline on the court starts with self-discipline and team discipline. You would swear we have players who spend more time i...
by Birdswin
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: What is estimated MVC take for Tourney (Thank You LU)
Replies: 31
Views: 3085

Re: What is estimated MVC take for Tourney (Thank You LU)

If memory serves me correctly - as part of leaving the conference in such a fast manner, all funds to the conference from their NCAA appearances stay with the MVC. So the conference is still receiving funds from the Final Four appearance.
by Birdswin
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Salukination.net
Replies: 23
Views: 1817

Re: Salukination.net

So does that make Tpguy - Mr. Wipple?
by Birdswin
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Loyola
Replies: 339
Views: 17721

Re: Loyola

Great win Loyola!!!! Good job - you deserved to win!!!!!! The problem is - the powers to be see this as BAD. A non-P5 will get more money for advancing - period. Why the New York exec's who know nothing about basketball - will view it as a ratings nightmare. Thus, the discussion - as any liberal doe...
by Birdswin
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread
Replies: 96
Views: 5805

Re: NCAA Tournament thread

Well, good ole 3 G coached a terrible game today. Shamet crapped himself - what a turnover machine in the second half and especially in the last several minutes of the game.