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Frequently Asked Questions

I feel like a bye week is a great time to answer some of your questions about this website. People will pull me aside at a tailgate and ask something, or I might get several questions over Twitter and email, so I figured I'd group them here and answer in public for all. Maybe I'll even get into some of your analytics questions about subscriptions and such. … [Read More...]


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Check The Tape – Wisconsin

Can I just bury this here in the Check The Tape post?  The Gray Ghost uniforms we'll be wearing against Minnesota in two weeks?  I'm trying so hard to be excited … [Read More...]


Fighting Illini Basketball Scrimmage

Slapdash – Hoopyball Edition

I hope "hoopyball" isn't trademarked or anything.  At least I hope it's not a term associated with someone's writing.  I see it on Twitter from time to time, and I … [Read More...]

Featured Stories


(I’m Finally Getting Around To The) Looks Like University Of Illinois – Caleb Reams

I hate it when I do this. Caleb Reams committed to Illinois on August 9th - the day I took my son to the PGA Championship before heading up to Rantoul - and despite having an entire week to blog in Rantoul, I completely forgot his LLUOI. That's unacceptable. … [Read More...]

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Back And Forth – Wisconsin

In a podcast back in February, Steve and I talked about the upcoming Minnesota game as the pivot point. We were pretty sure we'd lose all of our road games and win all of our home games up until this point, so Minnesota would be when we learn some answers. And … [Read More...]


What Is Asked Of Us

I'm flipping around last night. Ole Miss is beating Texas A&M. Look, there's some highlights of Mississippi State's win over #2. Incredible comeback for #5 Baylor. Duke beat a ranked Georgia Tech team. All of our former basement brethren, now all growns … [Read More...]


Egg Timer

I have exactly 57 minutes before I need to leave and go run this one errand at this one place that closes in 67 minutes. So I'm starting this timer right here and I'm gonna write ALL THE WORDS in the next 56 minutes. We covered the spread. We came back. We … [Read More...]


SOC – Wisconsin

Full disclosure: when looking at the first four games of the Big Ten season, I saw two things - I thought we we're going to lose to Purdue, and I thought we had a chance to beat Wisconsin. No, really, 10 days ago, that's where I was. I thought we'd lose to … [Read More...]


Those Were The Days – Wisconsin

What say we all concentrate on happier times, shall we?  When there weren't any north endzone stands, and Forbes Hall still stood, and Brandon Lloyd was doing the same thing he did five days ago for the 49ers: acrobatic catches.  Today Detlef takes us back to … [Read More...]


By Chance

This is one of those times where I stare at a blank computer screen, waiting for a spark. I'm Thomas Jefferson, staring at his pen until "when in the course of human events" hits his brain and he has his opener. I don't even have an opener. And I just compared … [Read More...]


Craig Has The Scout – Wisconsin

This first play that Craig breaks down here is a great Football 101 lesson. It's the same play I looked at in Check The Tape, but Craig goes into much more (and better) detail about the defensive line responsibilities. I see a linebacker and a safety flowing … [Read More...]


Check The Tape – Purdue

Want to know how I know there's a just and merciful God? There's only 49 minutes of tape to check. Since 2012 I've used the BTN2Go app to rewatch the games (and make the screencaps), and this tape cuts off at the 49 minute mark. It's 14-14 and then that's … [Read More...]


Summer Recap

What’s up Illini fans? This is Tyler Griffey and I’m happy to announce that Chew Softly is coming back to IlliniBoard for yet another season! I’m really excited to be able to continue on what we started last year and I’m ready to give you guys an even … [Read More...]

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