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2013-11-15 05:23:13 PM
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/Illinois grad
 
2013-11-15 07:01:43 PM
soundforums.net
 
2013-11-15 07:17:02 PM
Anyone know when the next meeting of the Illini and the Jayhawks is?  Because if it's not before he leaves to go try & be a professional dick, it will be a very interesting game....

\seriously, why would you bother doing that? What point would it ever serve?
 
2013-11-15 07:24:31 PM

FriarReb98: why would you bother doing that?


a) for the lulz
b) he's a high-schooler. Find me a high-schooler who isn't doing something stupid on occasion.
c) I'm more interested in the dude on the left's actions along with the "I'm doing what's best for my family" quote. Makes me feel like homie's getting PAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIDDDDD to go to Kansas.
 
2013-11-15 07:25:55 PM
It's never too young to douche it up.

// This shiat shouldn't be televised.
 
2013-11-15 07:27:47 PM
The reaction video was hilarious:

WOOOOWAHAAAWHEEEE (dead silence) FARK!
 
2013-11-15 07:47:00 PM
This happened hours after point guard Quentin Snider switched his commitment from Illinois to Louisville. Not a banner day for John Groce.

Well... that sucks.

At least the Illini have footba....
At least we got the Bear.....
Go Bulls!

/Illinois grad
 
2013-11-15 07:52:34 PM

IntertubeUser: // This shiat shouldn't be televised.


I blame Lebron

/half kidding

oh_please: The reaction video was hilarious:

WOOOOWAHAAAWHEEEE (dead silence) FARK!


I agree with someone in the comments:

what a bunch of losers. I love basketball but this is just ridiculous. Letting a player that has never played cause you to act like that? Losers....

I mean, I was a senior when we were #1 for most of the season (after demolishing Wake Forest), had the instant classic comeback over Arizona in the Elite Eight, and made it to the National Championship (damn you, UNC). I would love nothing more than for the Illini to become a national contender again, but seriously. Calm the fark down. Especially all those people wishing him injuries. WTF? It's just a goddamn game. Way to make us look like assholes.

/people watch signing day?
 
2013-11-15 08:14:59 PM

Car_Ramrod: This happened hours after point guard Quentin Snider switched his commitment from Illinois to Louisville. Not a banner day for John Groce.

Well... that sucks.

At least the Illini have footba....
At least we got the Bear.....
Go Bulls!

/Illinois grad


Ever hear of the Blackhawks?

Come on son...
 
2013-11-15 08:16:41 PM
I've always hated these cap selection events, just for what they represent.
 
2013-11-15 08:26:26 PM

recoil47: Car_Ramrod: This happened hours after point guard Quentin Snider switched his commitment from Illinois to Louisville. Not a banner day for John Groce.

Well... that sucks.

At least the Illini have footba....
At least we got the Bear.....
Go Bulls!

/Illinois grad

Ever hear of the Blackhawks?

Come on son...


Vaguely. Not a hockey guy. Which is blasphemy on Fark, I know, but meh.

/someone talking about hockey in a basketball thread? Now I've seen everything!
 
2013-11-15 08:36:17 PM
The Wild are up 2-0 on the Panthers. Beautiful goals.

/hockey thread now?
 
2013-11-15 08:43:47 PM

Car_Ramrod: recoil47: Car_Ramrod: This happened hours after point guard Quentin Snider switched his commitment from Illinois to Louisville. Not a banner day for John Groce.

Well... that sucks.

At least the Illini have footba....
At least we got the Bear.....
Go Bulls!

/Illinois grad

Ever hear of the Blackhawks?

Come on son...

Vaguely. Not a hockey guy. Which is blasphemy on Fark, I know, but meh.

/someone talking about hockey in a basketball thread? Now I've seen everything!


Byfuglien can't dunk.
 
2013-11-15 08:44:36 PM
they have some crazy little women there?
 
2013-11-15 08:45:05 PM

doofusss: they have some crazy little women there?


That's Missouri
 
2013-11-15 09:14:33 PM

recoil47: Car_Ramrod: This happened hours after point guard Quentin Snider switched his commitment from Illinois to Louisville. Not a banner day for John Groce.

Well... that sucks.

At least the Illini have footba....
At least we got the Bear.....
Go Bulls!

/Illinois grad

Ever hear of the Blackhawks?

Come on son...


I got 99 problems, but my hockey team ain't one.

/Go Wild!
 
2013-11-15 09:42:01 PM

IAmRight: c) I'm more interested in the dude on the left's actions along with the "I'm doing what's best for my family" quote. Makes me feel like homie's getting PAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIDDDDD to go to Kansas.


Apparently his girlfriend is a freshman basketball player at KU, so it might be a reference to that.

Or, you know, a $150k/year admin assistant job in the athletic department just happened to open up that Mama Alexander is a perfect fir for.
 
2013-11-15 09:44:17 PM

rcf1105: I've always hated these cap selection events, just for what they represent.


Student-athletes choosing schools based on their academic fit to the student-athlete's chosen field of study?

/ESPN really ought to stop broadcasting these things
 
2013-11-15 10:15:58 PM
After seeing the reaction of Illini fans on Chicago sports websites, I'd say he made the right choice.
 
2013-11-15 10:16:47 PM

R.A.Danny: Car_Ramrod: recoil47: Car_Ramrod: This happened hours after point guard Quentin Snider switched his commitment from Illinois to Louisville. Not a banner day for John Groce.

Well... that sucks.

At least the Illini have footba....
At least we got the Bear.....
Go Bulls!

/Illinois grad

Ever hear of the Blackhawks?

Come on son...

Vaguely. Not a hockey guy. Which is blasphemy on Fark, I know, but meh.

/someone talking about hockey in a basketball thread? Now I've seen everything!

Byfuglien can't dunk.


Can he even skate anymore? Dude got fat.
 
2013-11-15 10:21:59 PM

LarryDan43: R.A.Danny: Car_Ramrod: recoil47: Car_Ramrod: This happened hours after point guard Quentin Snider switched his commitment from Illinois to Louisville. Not a banner day for John Groce.

Well... that sucks.

At least the Illini have footba....
At least we got the Bear.....
Go Bulls!

/Illinois grad

Ever hear of the Blackhawks?

Come on son...

Vaguely. Not a hockey guy. Which is blasphemy on Fark, I know, but meh.

/someone talking about hockey in a basketball thread? Now I've seen everything!

Byfuglien can't dunk.

Can he even skate anymore? Dude got fat.


To be honest I really haven't followed him much since he was traded. It just popped into my head.
 
2013-11-15 10:43:14 PM
Jokes on him. Now he's in Kansas.
 
2013-11-15 10:55:41 PM
Oh no he DI'INT!!
 
2013-11-16 01:08:17 AM
The day I get excited over what a highschool kid does, is either;

a) he/she is related to me.
b) Chris Hansen is about to enter the room.
 
2013-11-16 01:33:19 AM
Receiving the cap for free. Isn't that some violation if the NCAA?
 
2013-11-16 02:48:41 AM

LarryDan43: R.A.Danny: Car_Ramrod: recoil47: Car_Ramrod: This happened hours after point guard Quentin Snider switched his commitment from Illinois to Louisville. Not a banner day for John Groce.

Well... that sucks.

At least the Illini have footba....
At least we got the Bear.....
Go Bulls!

/Illinois grad

Ever hear of the Blackhawks?

Come on son...

Vaguely. Not a hockey guy. Which is blasphemy on Fark, I know, but meh.

/someone talking about hockey in a basketball thread? Now I've seen everything!

Byfuglien can't dunk.

Can he even skate anymore? Dude got fat.


He lost a lot of the weight this off-season....

i.imgur.com


As for this fake out with the hat, that was hilarious.
 
2013-11-16 05:43:59 AM
obvious tag explodes
 
2013-11-16 06:02:29 AM

LarryDan43: After seeing the reaction of Illini fans on Chicago sports websites, I'd say he made the right choice.


I love my alma mater, but our fanbase has to be one of the most cranky and entitled fanbases out there (and that's saying a lot-- I'm a Redskins fan too).  This fits perfectly into the narrative that the entire NCAA and Big Ten are dedicated to systematically screwing the Illini over.

\ Honestly it looks like he just reached for the wrong hat IMO
\\ Maybe we shouldn't be so obsessed over where a 17-18 year old chooses to go to college.  I make it a point to not follow recruiting and didn't know who this kid was until today
\\\ Headed down to Champaign in a couple of hours to watch the football team take on OSU
\\\\ At least I'll have my Mug Club card with me
 
2013-11-16 06:26:16 AM
40% of the dickishness of this move is the bill self- Kansas-Illinois thing to me.
 
2013-11-16 06:34:15 AM

Dawg47: 40% of the dickishness of this move is the bill self- Kansas-Illinois thing to me.


You're definitely right about that.
 
2013-11-16 07:52:02 AM
FTA: Alexander, who's ranked fourth in the nation in the Rivals 150, and third in the ESPN 100, selected between KU, Illinois, Memphis, and hometown team DePaul. When asked if he felt like he should have gone to an in-state school, Alexander replied "I did what's best for me and my family."

Translation: "When I become eligible for the NBA draft and I haven't torn my ACL, I'm outta here.  F*ck education."

The NCAA is the minor league farm system for the NBA.  In twenty years, the acting-like-a-douche high school kid with the 42-inch vertical leap surrounded by his doting parents will be replaced by a vial of eugenically enhanced semen/ovum in a seat with a psychic reader channeling its thoughts of what college it will pick in nineteen years.
 
2013-11-16 08:37:34 AM
They actual sold tickets to this event,  EVEN TO THE STUDENTS.  And people wonder why these kids feel like they are entitled to anything they want, morals be damned.
 
2013-11-16 08:52:43 AM

balki1867: \ Honestly it looks like he just reached for the wrong hat IMO


I actually thought that, too.

\\ Maybe we shouldn't be so obsessed over where a 17-18 year old chooses to go to college. I make it a point to not follow recruiting and didn't know who this kid was until today

My buddy constantly gives me recruiting updates and "we'll be great in a couple years once we get this new class in". I'm just like, "...cool. We'll find out then."

\\\ Headed down to Champaign in a couple of hours to watch the football team take on OSU
\\\\ At least I'll have my Mug Club card with me


Me too! Thanks for the reminder to grab my Mug Club card. (#44119)
 
2013-11-16 09:06:47 AM

LarryDan43: After seeing the reaction of Illini fans on Chicago sports websites, I'd say he made the right choice.


Not all of us are assholes, some of us were just hoping for a chance to return from the dark ages in ONE sport for the last decade. Losing him and Snider in one day and to have him/the rest of the country reinforce Illinois as a perennial laughingstock was a lovely way to end the week. I don't wish anything on this kid but it doesn't make me less depressed about continuing to be nobodies.

Can't beat 2005 though, that should've been a sign that I should hang up college fandom for my health.

/UI grad living in Champaign
 
2013-11-16 09:07:54 AM

Car_Ramrod: balki1867: \ Honestly it looks like he just reached for the wrong hat IMO

I actually thought that, too.


In an interview after he said his teammates told him to do the hat thing. At least it gave a chance for all the sports outlets to zing Illinois in their headlines.
 
2013-11-16 10:10:54 AM
No big deal, guys have been doing that for years, some even putting the hat on
 
2013-11-16 01:40:07 PM

tennesseemike: No big deal, guys have been doing that for years, some even putting the hat on


I guess we hope eventually people would stop thinking it's funny and realize it's just obnoxious.
 
2013-11-16 02:41:05 PM

Car_Ramrod: IntertubeUser: // This shiat shouldn't be televised.

I blame Lebron

/half kidding

oh_please: The reaction video was hilarious:

WOOOOWAHAAAWHEEEE (dead silence) FARK!

I agree with someone in the comments:

what a bunch of losers. I love basketball but this is just ridiculous. Letting a player that has never played cause you to act like that? Losers....

I mean, I was a senior when we were #1 for most of the season (after demolishing Wake Forest), had the instant classic comeback over Arizona in the Elite Eight, and made it to the National Championship (damn you, UNC). I would love nothing more than for the Illini to become a national contender again, but seriously. Calm the fark down. Especially all those people wishing him injuries. WTF? It's just a goddamn game. Way to make us look like assholes.

/people watch signing day?


Man that was a good team. Whatever happened to Dee Brown? The only one I can think of in the NBA now is Deron Williams and unfortunately it's starting to look like his ankles are made of glass.

/Mizzou fan, but loved going to the Illinois game in STL every year
 
2013-11-16 03:52:34 PM
Benjamin Stone:

Man that was a good team. Whatever happened to Dee Brown? The only one I can think of in the NBA now is Deron Williams and unfortunately it's starting to look like his ankles are made of glass.

/Mizzou fan, but loved going to the Illinois game in STL every year


Brown plays Euro ball (Turkey and some place else I think) now.  I think he has some businesses in IL as well, because he is adored by U of I alums and Chicago in general.

All the starters actually got time in the NBA.  Deron the most.  Head got lost in the strike I think and is now overseas.  Augustine spent a couple years in the league and then went to Russia.  Powell never actually played NBA minutes but was in a lot of camps (good practice body, somebody you didn't have to worry about doing something stupid outside) and now coaches at Valpo.

Regardless, I hate the hat dance.  Just thank everyone, say you are going to X, sign the paper and go home.
 
2013-11-16 06:46:59 PM
After the shiat with Bruce Perl and all, I loathe the NCAA. To come off the 88-89 season and then have all that go down sucked. Also ACC refs are a bunch of gay farktards.
 
2013-11-17 12:21:07 AM

Dawg47: 40% of the dickishness of this move is the bill self- Kansas-Illinois thing to me.


Illinois would have been better off if Bill Self never came to town.  He was wildly successful when he was there, but he got firmly entrenched in Chicago recruiting.

How many elite players have come out of Chicago and gone to Kansas the last 10 years?
 
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