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Illinois Fighting Illini (dumpster fire)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by osugrad21, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    You're thinking of Tennessee or Texas or Notre Dame or maybe you are thinking of Cincinnati in the Big XII.
    BuckeyeNation27 likes this.
  2. buckeyboy

    buckeyboy Taller than most...

    Yup. You can also throw in TSUN on that list.
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Illinois makes history by not kicking off in shutout loss to Iowa
    There were punts, but the Fighting Illini didn't kick off ONCE against Iowa.

    There's no delicate way of putting this, but Illinois didn't kick off the ball today. Not once.

    Through a Kirk Ferentz-y bit of magic, Iowa picked the wind and opted to kick off to the Illini at the beginning of each half during Saturday's game in Champaign—a game that saw Illinois punt 10—TEN—consecutive times en route to a 28-0 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes.

    Entire article:
  4. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Just wait...awwww, fuck it, dude. Lets go bowling.
  5. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

  6. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

  7. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

  8. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    very Miami-esque
    Nigel Tufnel likes this.
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Just in case you didn't know what the "Galloping Ghost' looked like:


    "Red" Grange leads the Illinois team that defeats UM 39- 14 at Illinois' new stadium.

    Grange vaulted to national prominence as a result of his performance in the October 18, 1924, game against Michigan. This was the grand opening game for the new Memorial Stadium, built as a memorial to University of Illinois students and alumni who had served in World War I.[5] The Michigan Wolverines were going for the National Championship. Illinois players knew they had a difficult job ahead of them if they expected to win. He returned the opening kickoff for a 95-yard touchdown and scored three more touchdowns on runs of 67, 56 and 44 yards in the first twelve minutes.[8] On his next carry, he ran 56 yards for yet another touchdown. He scored the three touchdowns in less than seven minutes against the powerful Michigan defense. Before the game was over, Grange ran back another kickoff for yet another touchdown. He scored five touchdowns in all. Illinois won the game by a lopsided score of 39 to 14.

    The game inspired Grantland Rice to write the following poetic description:
    A streak of fire, a breath of flame
    Eluding all who reach and clutch;
    A gray ghost thrown into the game
    That rival hands may never touch;
    A rubber bounding, blasting soul
    Whose destination is the goal — Red Grange of Illinois!

    However, it was Chicago sportswriter Warren Brown who nicknamed Grange "The Galloping Ghost." When questioned in a 1974 interview, "Was it Grantland Rice who dubbed you the Galloping Ghost?" Grange replied, "No, it was Warren Brown, who was a great writer with the Chicago's American in those days."
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
    Woody1968 and brodybuck21 like this.
  10. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  11. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Chris meet ThaKid

    ThaKid meet Chris
  12. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  13. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    7.5 point dogs at home to WKU. :lol:
  14. colobuck79

    colobuck79 tilter of wind*ills

    And only a fool would take those points.
  15. BigJim

    BigJim Senior

    Is there a CFB program who's fans should be more frustrated than Illinois relative to what they could reasonably expect?

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