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|1 year 19 weeks ago||A Nod to the "2001" Soundtrack||
Sounds like it features Ligeti's "Requiem," prominently featured in Kubrick's movie.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Edzo's||
Seconded. One of the best burgers in Chicago, behind Owen & Engine.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Another thumbs-up for slo-mo||
Keep this up--I'm sure it takes up extra time and obviously takes up extra visual space, but it is helpful for some of us slow learners...
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Tweet from Johnny of RBUAS re: Roundtree's catch||
Tweet from Johnny of RBUAS. Think it belongs in this thread:
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Temptation after defensive stops began in early '90s||
The tradition of playing Temptation after defensive stops isn't even that old. It was instituted by then director Gary Lewis in either the '92, '93, or '94 season. I always thought he was inspired by the September '91 visit by Florida State & their band. Their tomahawk chop was, sadly, a little too popular in our stadium that day, but I think the arm motion that accompanied it inspired the current gesture. I even remember Mr. Lewis wanting to make sure that when non-playing members of the band as well as surrounding students made the gesture, it was with a closed fist, kind of like a "Hail!" but in slow motion.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Evanston downtown has exploded over last decade||
I was in grad school there 2001-2005, and still stop by about once a month. Lots of condo buildings and the like have sprung up over the last 10 years. I agree that EV feels more like an extension of Chicago rather than its own entity.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||yep, that's the one...||
It was a night game in Evanston. Thomas just sort of dropped the ball, as I recall. It was a crushing defeat.
I ended up going to grad school at NU the following fall, and the band would chant that score for years to come following that game. It was definitely a highlight for that generation of NU football fans.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||search for "wtka" on iTunes||
It still works.
1. Go to the iTunes store.
2. Search for 'wtka"--you'll get two results, "wtka" and "WTKA Podcasts."
3. Select the first, "wtka."
|3 years 27 weeks ago||MGoBlog app uses "posted from iPhone" as the default subject||
The MGoBlog app uses "posted from iPhone" as the default subject when making a post.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Away games don't have same presser coverage...||
They might have a few video snippets up later, but after last week's NU game, they didn't have anything in the way of a formal presser, since it's an away game.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||"Bow Down Sparty" Poster||
You are correct:
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Noon game in late November?||
I think the midday start and possibly frigid temperatures alone make this an unlikely scenario. Super Bowl and many bowl game performances of this grandure take place at night.
Also, given the time it would take for the set-up/tear-down of the stage, would the B10 even allow something like this?
|3 years 29 weeks ago||War Chant not always ready early in the season||
I remember as a wee lad back in the early '80s that they might perform Temptation at postgame, but War Chant wasn't ready for the very earliest games of the season.
The drumline has really taken off since the first rewrite of the T & W parts in 1990 by Nick Petrella and the second rewrite (still used today) in '93 by Clif Smith.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||"Make the best sack in the world...||
...or I'll eat your soul." I was not expecting Tenacious D to begin my morning; Heiko, you win my everlasting allegiance!
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Tim: "Stats" Section is for Wayne Morgan||
Tim--looks like the "Stats" portion of the article is for Wayne Morgan--FYI.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||From a team standpoint, they||
From a team standpoint, they picked an offensive and defensive player. From a modeling standpoint, they picked two different-sized players. Seems reasonable.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||All high step, all the time||
Sunglasses, nothing but high step, it's all comin' back!
|3 years 45 weeks ago||And a Becher-era Soundtrack, at that!||
Well, we're harkening back to 1980s MMB, guess we'll see how they explain what era the uniform inspiration was drawn from.
|4 years 6 days ago||Sang after Rose Bowl win Jan. 1, 1993||
I was in the MMB for the '92 season, I recall them coming over to sing with us after the big victory over Washington.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Got a VCR in the back of my car...||
...that I ganked from the Slauson Swap Meet.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||We were as high as #21 twenty years ago...||
Bottom line, as long as we stay a strong #2 in the Big Ten and top 4 among public universities, I'm not worried.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Ug, Cathy...||
I was at the Spring '94 commencement with the family of my best friend who was graduating. Couple that with the horrible weather and an epic hangover from the previous night's revelry, the "Cathy" commencement ranks as one of the worst afternoons of my life. Zingerman's was the right choice!
|4 years 8 weeks ago||7th Floor Huber House||
I, too, was a freshman in '91. I lived in 7816 Huber, and four of the five also lived on the 7th floor Huber--I think it was either the 77 or 79 hall, can't remember. I didn't have a whole lot of interactions with them, but I do recall that Jalen used to enjoy a game of Nintendo Tecmo Bowl every now and again with an acquaintance of mine who lived on Jalen's hall.
Ray Jackson lived with someone on the 8th floor; I always felt a little bad that he was the one relegated to a different location.
Juwan was a really friendly guy, seemed to be smiling all the time. I don't remember any interactions with the other four.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Criteria||
For Academic All-Big Ten:
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Ross Martin is Kornblue's Top Prospect for 2012||
From Brandon Kornblue's website:
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Civil Discourse||
I am not a frequent poster, and the few posts I make I try to craft rather carefully. There are a lot of intelligent, thoughtful people here, so I believe it's worth some time trying to create clear and accurate comments or topics. I don't have a strong opinion either way about the tweets; I saw them in my feed and thought they were interesting, given Troy's experiences at Big Ten media days.
Plus I thought the "Rambo" quote was apropos.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Title edit||
No harm was meant by the post. I don't think "misinterpreting" is perfectly accurate, either (see my response above), but I agree it is closer.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Fair point||
The title is not perfect, but I did not intend it to be misleading. I thought it was close enough. The long title would have to be, "Troy Woolfolk is displeased with journalists reading his tweets, making assumptions based on those tweets, and then reporting those assumptions in print using Troy Woolfolk as the source."
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Interesting viewpoint||
Thanks for the details. I wasn't so much giving Zook credit as I was looking for any shred of evidence that things can better for us. I can see Brandon giving RichRod a similar ultimatum to the one Zook received, and since Rodriguez seems generally hands-off with the defense, given the right coordinator and staff hopefully things can improve.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Zook's success after cleaning house||
Not to compare us to Illinois...but Zook was on a much hotter seat than Rodriguez this past offseason. He canned much of his staff, brought in new coordinators for offense and defense, and the changes appear to be paying off. Please note: I have not done the requisite research to look at years of experience and returning starters on both sides of the ball, but Illinois at least appears to be improving as the season wears on. And they're doing it with a freshman quarterback.
If RichRod stays and cleans house on the defensive side of the the ball, let's hope for the "The Ron English Effect," as Brian puts it, as I would argue it appears to be happening in Champaign-Urbana.