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billyboyxoxox

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I was born in St.Anthony's hospital (long gone) in Terre Haute, Indiana and raised in the rural west part of Vigo county where I currently reside after twenty years in Lombard, Illinois. I was strongly influenced by beloved family who lived in Chicago and this part of Indiana is BEAR country to this day and beyond. A funny story that has nothing to do with anything. Larry Bird chose my high school to do his student teaching after the ISU Sycamores run to the NCAA championship game and several of us from orchestra kids got to shoot around with him at what would have been our fourth hour orchestra class which was delayed half an hour for one semester while the teacher had younger students from the new middle school built together with the high. If you remember that run, the Sycamores won a game at New Mexico State (then coached by Lou Henson I believe) in overtime after Larry had fouled out with over 2 minutes left and 6th man Bob Heaton threw in a desperation 54 footer off the glass as time expired to send the game into overtime where what was left of the Sycamores stepped it up and won. The first time we met Larry he was leaning on the railing over the stage on our very cool sunken gymnasium basketball court (West Vigo High School built in 1960 and still in use to this day) and half a dozen of us with 3 or 4 basketballs came down from the other end and yelled "hey Larry! Guess who this is!" as we threw up our best half court shots which bounced all over the place. Larry laughed and came lumbering down the steps and stood in the very southeast corner of the court and said "feed me balls" which we did and he proceeded to hit 5 perfect all net swishes in a row. Then he said "guess who this is." We rolled with laughter!

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  • NCAAB Indiana Hoosiers
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks
  • NCAAF Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  • General Indiana State University Sycamores period
Recent Activity
Tell me about it. I click on the BEARS link and get Carolina and New England. Bull shit!
Commented on Chicago Bears vs Seattle Seahawks: 1st Quarter Open Thread on Aug 22 2014, 10:11p
The rookie says don't give up on Shaub just yet! Let him fumble it again!
Commented on Preseason football week 3: Friday night non-Bears games open thread on Aug 22 2014, 9:43p
Good news!
Commented on Preseason football week 3: Friday night non-Bears games open thread on Aug 22 2014, 9:31p
Try again here in another 30 minutes or so Erik. I just did but it told me simply that the game hasn't started yet and to come back.
Commented on Preseason football week 3: Friday night non-Bears games open thread on Aug 22 2014, 9:30p - 1 reply
That sucks.
Commented on Preseason football week 3: Friday night non-Bears games open thread on Aug 22 2014, 9:24p
I went to a high school who's mascot
Commented on Preseason football week 3: Friday night non-Bears games open thread on Aug 22 2014, 9:17p
He, he! Tell me about it.
Commented on Preseason football week 3: Friday night non-Bears games open thread on Aug 22 2014, 9:10p - 1 reply
There is of course the NFL.com live streaming
Commented on Preseason football week 3: Friday night non-Bears games open thread on Aug 22 2014, 9:03p - 1 reply
I would like a little Richard Sherman too or
Commented on What to watch for: Bears-Seahawks preseason week 3 on Aug 22 2014, 8:07p
Nothing to do with football but Chicago's Jackie Robinson West just defeated Philadelphia to advance to the U.S. championship game of the Little Leauge World Series!
Commented on Preseason week 3: Thursday Night Football open thread on Aug 21 2014, 10:53p
On a lighter note and nothing to do with football, Chicago's Jackie Robinson West just beat Philadelphia to advance to the U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series!!
Commented on Phil Mushnick is a clueless dolt on Aug 21 2014, 10:18p
Thank you very much 75bearsfan! I'm less ignorant now! Still some residual, I'm sure, but less so!
Commented on Phil Mushnick is a clueless dolt on Aug 21 2014, 9:30p
Forgive my ignorance but what does -MA stand for?
Commented on Phil Mushnick is a clueless dolt on Aug 21 2014, 9:26p - 1 reply
The way I understand this situation
Commented on Phil Mushnick is a clueless dolt on Aug 21 2014, 8:00p - 1 reply
Or call him something like a pizza chit.
Commented on Phil Mushnick is a clueless dolt on Aug 21 2014, 7:55p - 1 reply
Nobody has mentioned Paea in his contract year.
Commented on ESPN Predicts that Kyle Long will breakout in 2014 on Aug 20 2014, 9:51p
I agree with the thought that McCown was simply a product of the system
Commented on Chicago Bears injury update on Aug 20 2014, 9:20p - 2 replies
So the Bears haven't given up on Palmer yet.
Commented on Chicago Bears injury update on Aug 20 2014, 7:10p - 1 reply
The only thing I miss about AOL
Commented on The Bears Den: August 20, 2014 - Chicago Bears preseason news and notes on Aug 20 2014, 6:57p
Makes me kind of sad
Commented on Preseason week 2: Monday Night Football open thread on Aug 18 2014, 8:25p - 1 reply
I didn't mean not to take any team seriously.
Commented on NFL Preseason Week 2: Sunday Open Thread on Aug 17 2014, 10:39p
The BEARS need to look forward
Commented on NFL Preseason Week 2: Sunday Open Thread on Aug 17 2014, 9:59p - 3 replies
Addition by subtraction. I'm too tired to think
Commented on The Bears have released Eric Weems. on Aug 17 2014, 9:41a
WCG is going crazy with facebook posts. It's all good news for now...
Commented on Chicago Bears vs Jacksonville Jaguars: 2nd Half Open Thread on Aug 14 2014, 11:10p - 1 reply
Is it just me or is this game taking a long time to finish and damn the referees?
Commented on Chicago Bears vs Jacksonville Jaguars: 2nd Half Open Thread on Aug 14 2014, 11:03p - 2 replies
Out damned spot!
Commented on Chicago Bears vs Jacksonville Jaguars: 2nd Half Open Thread on Aug 14 2014, 10:59p
I think there was a tweet saying the x-rays came back negative. Miller will be okay
Commented on Chicago Bears vs Jacksonville Jaguars: 2nd Half Open Thread on Aug 14 2014, 10:49p - 1 reply
Good. If anything can be called that
Commented on Chicago Bears vs Jacksonville Jaguars: 2nd Half Open Thread on Aug 14 2014, 10:26p - 1 reply
How is O'Donnell doing? hitting the corners or just letting hang time speak for itself?
Commented on Chicago Bears vs Jacksonville Jaguars: 2nd Half Open Thread on Aug 14 2014, 10:16p - 3 replies
what is OOB? of course! Thank you william a c !
Commented on Chicago Bears vs Jacksonville Jaguars: 2nd Half Open Thread on Aug 14 2014, 10:12p - 5 replies
I fired him mid season last year. I'll go with what the front office says for now
Commented on Chicago Bears vs Jacksonville Jaguars: 2nd Quarter Open Thread on Aug 14 2014, 9:33p
it's only the flippin preseason already.
Commented on Chicago Bears vs Jacksonville Jaguars: 2nd Quarter Open Thread on Aug 14 2014, 9:32p
I'd of forgiven you for this one game. What the hell?
Commented on Chicago Bears vs Jacksonville Jaguars: 2nd Quarter Open Thread on Aug 14 2014, 8:56p - 1 reply
Ten more minutes!
Commented on 2014 Preason Week 2: Jacksonville Jaguars at Chicago Bears Live Blog Open Thread on Aug 14 2014, 7:52p - 1 reply
As long as there are no high winds or lightning
Commented on The Bears Den: August 11, 2014 - Chicago Bears training camp & preseason news and notes on Aug 11 2014, 9:48a - 1 reply
According to Jeff Dickerson's tweet
Commented on Chicago Bears Training Camp 2014: August 10 Recap on Aug 10 2014, 11:23p - 1 reply
We'll just have to wait and see
Commented on Chicago Bears Training Camp 2014: August 10 Recap on Aug 10 2014, 10:23p - 2 replies
If this Bears defensive front four can get anything like
Commented on Chicago Bears Training Camp 2014: August 10 Recap on Aug 10 2014, 10:06p - 2 replies
If the front of the defense can keep putting pressure on quarterbacks, I'm sure Conte will get his share of picks.
Commented on Chicago Bears training camp 2014: August 10 open thread on Aug 10 2014, 4:55p - 1 reply
It's not wanting McCown to fail,
Commented on Chicago Bears 2014 Roster Battles: Miller, Clausen Help Themselves on Aug 10 2014, 12:45a
I'm not watching a game now. I'm waiting on firefox to download so maybe I have a chance in my time off.
Commented on NFL Preseason Week 1: Saturday Night Open Thread on Aug 9 2014, 10:16p - 1 reply
I'm sorry
Commented on NFL Preseason Week 1: Saturday Night Open Thread on Aug 9 2014, 10:02p - 1 reply
I just watched the first few drives
Commented on The Weekend Bears Den: August 09, 2014 - Chicago Bears training camp & preseason news and notes on Aug 9 2014, 8:03p
Good night Ed! both of you!
Commented on 2014 Preseason: Week 1 - Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears Second Half Open Thread on Aug 8 2014, 11:39p - 1 reply
Mel Tucker might have a clue part of the time anyway. Take aways were good tonight
Commented on 2014 Preseason: Week 1 - Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears Second Half Open Thread on Aug 8 2014, 11:37p - 1 reply
that game took way too long but there were some good things learned
Commented on 2014 Preseason: Week 1 - Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears Second Half Open Thread on Aug 8 2014, 11:36p
depends on his other play which I haven't heard anything about yet. We still have three more preseason games to find out if he makes the early cuts
Commented on 2014 Preseason: Week 1 - Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears Second Half Open Thread on Aug 8 2014, 11:27p
not outstanding good though. pitch it out to him and let him finish!
Commented on 2014 Preseason: Week 1 - Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears Second Half Open Thread on Aug 8 2014, 11:25p - 1 reply
up until that they had got their last six third down attempts. I say pitch it out to Lynch and let him seal his drive
Commented on 2014 Preseason: Week 1 - Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears Second Half Open Thread on Aug 8 2014, 11:23p
Hard run after the catch by Lynch!!
Commented on 2014 Preseason: Week 1 - Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears Second Half Open Thread on Aug 8 2014, 11:17p
No. We cannot
Commented on 2014 Preseason: Week 1 - Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears Second Half Open Thread on Aug 8 2014, 11:17p
let's see some single wing!
Commented on 2014 Preseason: Week 1 - Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears Second Half Open Thread on Aug 8 2014, 11:15p
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