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Forum: NCAA College Football 06.08.2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,104
Posted By FightingIllini07
depends how you define better... the pro...

depends how you define better...

the pro game unquestionably has more talent, higher quality of play, more parity, and usually closer games.

because there are so many college teams, all college...
Forum: NCAA College Football 06.08.2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,104
Posted By FightingIllini07
oh also... i assume ESPN3.com over there gets...

oh also... i assume ESPN3.com over there gets what it does here... so you'll also get:

ESPNU - does lessor matchups, either bad matchups in good leagues or good matchups in bad leagues... they...
Forum: NCAA College Football 06.08.2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,104
Posted By FightingIllini07
television rights for all games are owned by the...

television rights for all games are owned by the home team (or if it's a neutral game, are negotiated).

For example with the Big Ten, the league collectively owns all games played in league...
Forum: NCAA College Football 27.07.2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,608
Posted By FightingIllini07
been to Iowa City several times (only for...

been to Iowa City several times (only for basketball games though, not football, need to go next time Illinois rolls into town), was there a couple weeks ago.

It's a nice college town. the...
Forum: NCAA College Football 19.07.2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By FightingIllini07
a big factor is where the game is played at the...

a big factor is where the game is played at the grassroots level... there are a lot of football fans in the midwest (Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan all average 100k +, Wisconsin, MSU, Nebraska,...
Forum: NCAA College Football 19.07.2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,596
Posted By FightingIllini07
screw Arkansas... they didn't win the game,...

screw Arkansas... they didn't win the game, that's their problem.

How must Temple feel? they were the only school with a winning record to not make a bowl game... Ohio State is ineligible for...
Forum: New to the NFL? 10.06.2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By FightingIllini07
a few things: 1.) those are the cheaper...

a few things:
1.) those are the cheaper seats... midfield seats are about £440, club seats are 800-1350

2.) It's Buffalo, they are one of the poorer markets in the league, 47th largest metro...
Forum: Off-Topic - Entertainment/News 09.06.2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,309
Posted By FightingIllini07
I have a feeling the second half will address why...

I have a feeling the second half will address why the Clerics (or the people's they represent) hate the doctor/are in all out war against him... (we ran into the clerics last season, they were a bit...
Forum: Off-Topic - Sports 30.05.2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By FightingIllini07
horrible mistake... I was stunned watching it...

horrible mistake... I was stunned watching it (Indy 500 is about the only race I watch in a given year anymore, as much as I used to like watching racing)

sort of funny/ironic/sad that on Memorial...
Forum: New to the NFL? 22.05.2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By FightingIllini07
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qb_rating ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qb_rating

wikipedia covers it better than any of us will... it looks at completions, yards, touchdowns, and interceptions per passing attempt.

purely a throwing...
Forum: Off-Topic - Entertainment/News 22.05.2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,309
Posted By FightingIllini07
I'm liking it.... especially the Doctor's Wife...

I'm liking it.... especially the Doctor's Wife episode, I thought it was one of the better ones.

The number of individual hints dropped throughout are starting to get a bit mind-numbing though,...
Forum: New to the NFL? 22.05.2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,870
Posted By FightingIllini07
In both baseball and football there is a pretty...

In both baseball and football there is a pretty intentional effort to split up markets across both leagues.

In geographies that have multiple teams (New York, Baltimore/DC, Missouri, Texas, Bay...
Forum: Off-Topic - Entertainment/News 22.05.2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,309
Posted By FightingIllini07
ok... tonights episode.... thoughts: ...

ok... tonights episode.... thoughts:


decent episode, not great, not my favorite of the series, but ok....

I'm a bit bothered by it, because I think a few things are now rather...
Forum: Off-Topic - Entertainment/News 17.05.2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,309
Posted By FightingIllini07
she Ood have officially become the redshirts of...

she Ood have officially become the redshirts of the series.... I think my favorite line was when Nephew got vaporized and the Doctor kind of shrugged off about "oh, oops, I guess I killed another one...
Forum: Off-Topic - Entertainment/News 07.05.2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,309
Posted By FightingIllini07
Doctor Who

ok, you're all British (well, a couple of you are Irish, and there are some Americans like me who float in and out... and maybe a few random others... but you get the point)

Besides live sports,...
Forum: Off-Topic - Entertainment/News 07.05.2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,163
Posted By FightingIllini07
there wasn't any escape... there were 4...

there wasn't any escape... there were 4 helicopters (well, 3 pretty quick) around the compound, a few dozen soldiers, and probably a number of CIA guys in the neighborhood... and probably some planes...
Forum: Off-Topic - Entertainment/News 07.05.2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,163
Posted By FightingIllini07
I think 40 minutes was total time on the...

I think 40 minutes was total time on the ground... that included ransacking the place and hauling out dozens of computers/hard drives/etc and torching a helicopter... so the actual fighting was less...
Forum: Off-Topic - Entertainment/News 14.02.2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,053
Posted By FightingIllini07
I'm in a class that deals mostly with regional...

I'm in a class that deals mostly with regional development, but we've talked a lot about the cold war (and the east/west fighting for client countries via foreign aid) the last couple weeks.

One...
Forum: NCAA College Football 12.01.2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By FightingIllini07
quibble: that wasn't the Fiesta Bowl, it was the...

quibble: that wasn't the Fiesta Bowl, it was the national championship game

the fiesta bowl was last week, and it was a snoozer.
Forum: NCAA College Football 13.12.2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,354
Posted By FightingIllini07
X and O were placeholder names until the...

X and O were placeholder names until the marketing agency they no doubt paid a LOT of money to came up with those gems.

http://www.bigten.org/newlogo/index.html
Forum: NCAA College Football 13.12.2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,354
Posted By FightingIllini07
Forum: NCAA College Football 21.11.2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,517
Posted By FightingIllini07
yea, a little, the field used to run north/south,...

yea, a little, the field used to run north/south, the field yesterday was east/west.

I believe they have added a couple rows of seating around the infield, moving the stands closer to the field. ...
Forum: NCAA College Football 21.11.2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,517
Posted By FightingIllini07
some pics from the game:...

some pics from the game: http://www.fightingillini.com/view.gal?id=81674

looked like a lot of fun, I kinda regret not going up to see it after all... oh well. I'll save my money for the bowl game...
Forum: NCAA College Football 20.11.2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,517
Posted By FightingIllini07
because Soldier Field wouldn't have been sold out...

because Soldier Field wouldn't have been sold out and wouldn't have provided the marketing opportuinity they wanted...

I mean, for the love of god I hope we kick their teeth in tomorow, and this...
Forum: NCAA College Football 12.11.2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,517
Posted By FightingIllini07
Football at Wrigley Field

Northwestern moved its home game against Illinois for the Sweet Sioux T- I mean Land of Lincoln Trophy (or whatever we are playing for these days), to Wrigley Field, home of MLB's Chicago Cubs.
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