The 90 Illini – 31 to 22

LOL I’m going to finish the series LOL in three burst posts in the next three days LMAO.  No, really, I’m going to try to finish.  I probably don’t even have enough hours in the day to pull it off but here I am with I STARTED THIS SERIES AND I MUST FINISH and that’s all I can say.

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There are very few who believe.

Not believe in the coach, or the athletic director, or the university, but very few who believe in the Illinois football program. This is for good reason, of course. Have you seen the last 20 years? No one in their right mind should care. People try to get me to not care all the time. But I’ll never not believe. [Read more…]


A quick post on renewals. The whole subscription model went up two years ago today, and many people subscribed on the first day (and renewed on the first day last year), which means many of you are seeing that floating blue ticket again this morning. How do you renew? What can you expect over the next year? GET INSIDE. [Read more…]

Everything I Know II

Want to know all there is to know about the 2015 Illini football team? This is absolutely everything I know. Warning, it’s long: 21,858 words to be exact, but hey, that’s 2,000 words shorter than last year. Efficiency! One other change this year: instead of charging a flat $5, I’m simply putting up a tip jar. Here’s how it works: [Read more…]

90i #32: Tyler White

It is now officially comical how far “behind” this “daily” “series” is. But I’ve someone given up on caring (maybe you can tell). In the last two weeks, every single moment of downtime I’ve had, I’ve been writing. My yearly novel (season preview) comes out tomorrow or Wednesday. So the 90i suffered. Yet I carry on, determined to get to #1 by next Friday. [Read more…]

End Of Rantoul Three-Deep

Craig emailed me his depth chart today. And I TOTALLY DIDN’T LOOK AT IT because I knew I was writing this post. Once I’m done here I’ll go look at Craig’s. And then mock him for his third string Star not being promising walkon Cedric Doxy. I think Ced can hold down the 3rd-string spot, but Craig probably thinks Justice will prevail. [Read more…]

2015 Camp Superlatives

My final Rantoul post every year: Camp Superlatives.  Like that page in your yearbook where Stacy Philmont won “best eyes” but that was total crap because Stacy’s cousin Megan was on the voting committee and Megan always hated you after that incident in gym with Shawna so you’re pretty sure Megan rigged the vote for Stacy and not your bff Katie.
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Rantoul Takeaways

Camp Rantoul continues for five more days, but my Rantoul experience has come to a close.  This morning, it’s back to work for me.  I’ve told people that Camp Rantoul is my personal in-a-chair-on-the-beach-with-a-drink-and-a-book scenario, so I’m sad to return to real life.  But that doesn’t mean there’s not a dozen things to talk about. [Read more…]

Thoughts From The Road

This is my tradition when I leave Rantoul. As soon as I get on the highway, I record my thoughts of the entire week. I apologize in advance for the highway noise, but if you’re looking for some takeaways from the scrimmage tonight, here they are. [Read more…]

Jihad Injury Thoughts

I think I’m too depressed to write out a full post. I’m just going to write out my thoughts about Jihad’s “3 to 4 week” injury rehab and then go take a nap. I just can’t even right now. [Read more…]