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Can we play? I don’t know. So said SEC commissioner Greg Sankey. And thats exactly what I was thinking before Sankey even said it. Three months ago I was certain our fall sports season would start on time. Two months ago I said on my podcast that we needed to be prepared to do whatever it takes but I still thought there would be a season. Now…fall seasons are being cancelled and I really dont know who will play or when. There is no agreement on the right path to take. Even medical authorities cant agree on the proper course of action. And now…Im actually starting to wonder…c ould this linger on for 6 more months? Another year? Two more years??? Thats a scary, no…horrifying thought. But COULD that happen? Im done predicting. Just before the Big 10 cancelled all fall sports I had thought I had a pretty good plan for my Fighting Illini. Of course because of TV money and contracts it could never happen but here was my plan. To truly cut down on travel and mitigate the risks of  COVID ( thats what conference only games were sposed to do) the U of I couldve easily put together a schedule that woulve required only bus rides. They would play Eastern, Western, Northern, Southern, and ISU. theres 5 games right there. Now tack on a short bus ride to Chicago to play NW and a short ride to W Lafayette IN to play Purdue. Hey were at 7 game and barely left the state! Just a little longer bus ride will take us to Bloomington, IN to play the Hoosiers and head west on the next busride to Iowa City and play the Hawkeyes. Thats a darn good 9 game schedule and worth playin. Oh, you want a 10th game? Short busride up to South Bend to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Short busrides, no airports and crowds and much safer and cheaper! But because of reasons i already mentioned, it could never happen. But an old PE teacher like me…thats what I’d put together. Instead, its CAN WE PLAY? I DONT KNOW. AND…Thats My Take!

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Top 10 HW boxers of All time. MY TOP TEN. 10. Evander Holyfield (44-10-2) 6-2 225 …9. Sonny Liston (50-4) 6-1 215…8. Jack Johnson (55-11-8) 6-0 200…7. Jack Dempsey (55-6-9) 6-1 190   6. Lennox Lewis (41-2-1) 6-5 255 …6. Larry Holmes (69-6) 6-3 215   5 Joe Frazier (32-4-1) 6-0 205  4. George Foreman 6-3 220 (76-5) with 68 knockouts.  3. Rocky Marciano (49-0) 5-11 185  2. Joe Louis (68-3) 6-2 215  1. Muhammad Ali 6-3 215 (56-5) 

It would be hard to imagine another career that could make so elegant a case for the title of The Greatest. Ali conquered great fighters of every style, and in most cases, he did so in two or three different fashions, as the years forced his style to evolve from reliance on speed to a reliance on guile. Ali’s speed was unmatched (both hand and foot), his power was underrated (as Cleveland Williams found out), and he could take a punch with the best of the best of them. If Ali hadn’t come along to win where they said it couldn’t be done, all arguments about the greatest heavyweight of all time might well have come down to Liston vs. Foreman. Ali took care of the out-and-out knockout punchers (Liston, Foreman, Shaver’s), the relentless grinders (Frazier, Quarry, Chuvalo), and the master boxers (Patterson, Folley). He won both by not being hit (Liston) and by proving he couldn’t be hurt (Foreman). He would have found a way to beat anyone.   Next week Im gonna tie this all together and talk about some other great HWs that didnt make the Top Ten.

One more thing…Heard a few sportscasters talkin about NFL QBs…There’s media members out there and the way they get paid is to destroy people. That’s just what they do.” -Urban Meyer

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Sweet 16 Countdown: 51. Alaska -9.2   50. Vermont -1.7   49. North Dakota 3.3   48. Wyoming 5.2  47. Rhode Island 8.4   46. District of Columbia 8.4   45. Delaware 14.7   44. South Dakota 15.3   43. New Hampshire 16.7   42. Montana 19.2  41. Maine 19.5   40. New Mexico 20.5  39. Oregon 24.2  38. West Virginia 26.3  37. Nevada 31.2  36. Idaho 32.2  35. Nebraska 32.6  34. New York 33.0  33. Iowa 34.4  32. Minnesota 35.9   31. Kentucky 36.3   30. Hawaii 36.5  29. Connecticut 37.3  28. Massachusetts 38.3 27. Wisconsin 39.9  26. Virginia 40.8  25. Oklahoma 41.5  24. Michigan 41.53 23. Kansas 41.8 22. Tennessee 41.9  21. Washington 42.6 20. Indiana 43.9 19. Colorado 44.4  18. South Carolina 44.61  17. New Jersey 44.63  16. Arkansa 45.0 15. Arizona 45.2 14. Mississippi 45.6 13. Alabama 45.8  12. Utah 46.0  11. North Carolina 46.7  10. Missouri 49.0  9. Pennsylvania 49.9  8. Illinois 50.3  7. Louisiana 51.9  6. Maryland 52.8  5. Georgia 57.2  4. Texas 60.8 3. Ohio 61.0  2. Florida 62.5  1. California 69.4

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Coach Albaugh coached high school football in Illinois for 28 years. During that time he coached at every level and on both sides of the ball. He was the offensive and defensive line coach for four undefeated teams and was a defensive coordinator in his last 11 years, twice reaching the semi finals of the Illinois state playoffs.