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by Birdswin
Sat May 19, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Baseball
Topic: DeJong 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: DeJong 2018

When DeJong got hit on the hand - he initially got back in the batters box, it was not until replay, did he get to go to first base. Then played the field the next two innings and batted in the ninth inning. All with what we now know was a broken bone in his left hand.
by Birdswin
Sat May 19, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Baseball
Topic: Season so far
Replies: 15
Views: 976

Re: Season so far

Agree completely with a change - as soon are the season is over. The Redbird baseball program is in a pathetic state of affairs.
by Birdswin
Tue May 15, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Game Times Announced
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: Game Times Announced

No fan of the Noon game times - I would much rather have at least 1:00 or 2:00. Shutting down a tailgate at 11:30 has an odd feel to it.
by Birdswin
Fri May 11, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Yarbrough
Replies: 260
Views: 15880

Re: Yarbrough

This case should be dropped period. The Normal Police are far to over zealous when it comes to students - now with my third child as a student - we are 7-0 versus the Normal Police is stupid stuff like this - the problem is, it costs me over $1,000 each time for an attorney and court costs - in tota...
by Birdswin
Wed May 09, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Yarbrough
Replies: 260
Views: 15880

Re: Yarbrough

I would like to know who the Officer was that wrote this up??? Give me a break. If someone takes my property - I can easily tell you a shove is going to be the least of their problems - M or F. I have three kids in college - they have been taught, you do not touch anyone else's stuff without permiss...
by Birdswin
Wed May 02, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Abdou Ndiaye COMMITTED to ISU
Replies: 147
Views: 10804

Re: Abdou Ndiaye COMMITTED to ISU

WOW - Welcome to the land of the Redbirds Mr. Ndaiye!!!! Just watched a replay of the reveal show - quite interesting discussion about how he made his decision. Sounds like his gut won out - that is a good thing. Gut Feelings prove out correct more times than not. The coach said he thought he had de...
by Birdswin
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Baseball
Topic: Season so far
Replies: 15
Views: 976

Re: Season so far

I can easily say there needs to be a change made. The pitching decisions have been terrible. You have Senior who pitched the championship game last year in a 1-0 lost - voted at the Pitchers Captain by his teammates - only to told by Bo - he will not pitch his Senior year. Just a travesty. Recruitin...
by Birdswin
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Rumors starting already
Replies: 369
Views: 37682

Re: Rumors starting already

Well, in two weeks is the end of the semester. Thus, I would interpret that to means, someone may have grade issues - just waiting for the University to post final grades.
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: 42
Views: 2076

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: 2081

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: 3145

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: 3145

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: 369
Views: 37682

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: 1654

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: 8
Views: 410

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: 239

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: 239

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: 19157

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: 2359

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: 1379

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...