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jbindm

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The Lickliter thing will never not be funny. Ten years later, and it's still offered as an excuse by some. For crying out loud, Tokyo recovers faster from Godzilla attacks.
I don't know. The Ken Trickey era in the 70s set us back quite a few decades.
 

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Wieskamp pretty obviously made a bad career decision. Unless he hates the idea of being paid to play basketball some day, I mean Iowa is a fine school otherwise if you don't want that option. Who knows what offers he'd have if he hadn't been all in on Mad Fran.

It's not unlike a ton of 18 year olds who make a bad choice with their career or college major right after high school.
Now mulling over my summer of '69 decision to major in landscape architecture. ;)
 
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Never gets old. I especially laughed at the "caught a fan knitting" bit. My mother-in-law goes to a lot of football and basketball games with my father in law and she doesn't knit but she always has at least one book with her to read during the game. Drives the fans around her crazy.
If you’re bringing a distraction to what is supposed to be your main entertainment for the night, might want to rethink your hobbies.
 
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I only hear about UI basketball on the periphery, so I apologize for my ignorance. Is it true that Fran has his two sons on the team? Are they any good? Did they have other D1 offers? Or is this nepotism at its apex?
The one from last year dribbles like he's learning to dribble, and pretty sure he was playing PG last night.

No worries though--he'll shove his way to the hoop vs. ISU...it's his dream to quiet a Hilton crowd with his, um, 'skills'.

I think the other one was out there last night...him vs. what Michigan State usually rolls out there for big men is an interesting thought.
 
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If you’re bringing a distraction to what is supposed to be your main entertainment for the night, might want to rethink your hobbies.
I don't blame her for wanting to spend time with her boys (their son also frequently goes with them). And I also don't blame her for wanting something else to do during game breaks and stuff. She's not a big sports person; she just likes the family time.
 
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I don't blame her for wanting to spend time with her boys (their son also frequently goes with them). And I also don't blame her for wanting something else to do during game breaks and stuff. She's not a big sports person; she just likes the family time.
Families are replaceable

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It’s crazy how DePaul went from being picked preseason last in their conference to Natty Championship contenders overnight.
To be fair the Big East is pretty stacked this year.
St John's (usually solid fundamentally)
Seton Hall (ranked)
Villanova (Always good)
Xavier (Not sure on them this year)
Georgetown (Not sure this year but play tough)
Creighton
Butler
Marquette
Providence
DePaul

I think DePaul could surprise a bit this year (They look pretty athletic although turnovers will doom them.) Not a tournament team, but they should be competitive with better teams. Just shouldn't blow out a home team by 20+ points.
 
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