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Eight in a row

December 23, 2007

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The last time the Illini made it eight in a row against Missouri, I was in kindergarten and my godsister, who is staying with my family and I until she returns to school in a couple of weeks, was only five months old. And the Illini were riding high off their run to the Final […]

Tables may turn in Braggin' Rights game

December 22, 2007

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The last time Missouri defeated Illinois in the Braggin’ Rights game, I was still at Fairview Junior High and Britney Spears was on top of the pop charts, not the front page of tabloids. Quin Snyder was in his first season as head coach while Lon Kruger was trying to rebound from a disappointing 14-18 […]

Two coaches, two different philosphies

December 13, 2007

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One coach figured that the pressures of being in the NFL and dealing with the loss of one of the most electrifying athletes was too much for him after leading a program to its greatest football moment a year ago with a Heisman candidate in the wings. The other coach decided that instead of money […]

Crosstown Shootout isn't the same anymore

December 11, 2007

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When I was in sixth grade, I became an Xavier fan because I was raised from birth to hate the Cincinnati Bearcats because they stood for everything that was wrong with the world of college basketball. Not to mention that they had a loudmouth assbag of a coach in Bob Huggins, who once called Memphis […]

Father Fred, thank God you're not here to see this mess

December 9, 2007

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As the grandson of a Miami native, I wonder as the Dolphins inch closer and closer towards futility, I wonder what my late grandfather would say about the 2007 Dolphins. “Another interception?” he would ask me, “Ryne, get me my Jack Daniel’s.” “You already drank that, Father Fred,” I would reply. “There’s a backup bottle […]

Father Fred, thank God you're not here to see this mess

December 9, 2007

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As the grandson of a Miami native, I wonder as the Dolphins inch closer and closer towards futility, I wonder what my late grandfather would say about the 2007 Dolphins. “Another interception?” he would ask me, “Ryne, get me my Jack Daniel’s.” “You already drank that, Father Fred,” I would reply. “There’s a backup bottle […]

What is up with Kentucky?

December 8, 2007

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With all of the hype surrounding the arrival of Billy Clyde and heralded recruits like Patrick Patterson, you would think the Wildcats would be somewhere at this point in the season in the lower tier of the Top 25. You would think that the Wildcats would go out on the court and manhandle opponents like […]