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Old 10-28-2017, 01:16 PM
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Interesting....

the NAIA National Championship games have been held at College of the Ozarks for EIGHTEEN YEARS

but this season they will move elsewhere due to the stance NAIA has taken on anthem protests.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...anthem-dispute
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Old 11-01-2017, 02:50 PM
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Papa John's Pizza is cutting back on their advertising for the NFL, expressing that the protests are hurting their sales - people will lose their jobs -
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2...nthem-protests
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:55 AM
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Might actually help their business. I know I'll buy a Papa John's this weekend.
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:18 PM
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yeah but they paid the fee for the advertising spot based on ratings way back early in the season but ratings are way down, so they're now way overpaying as a result of actions in the NFL outside of their control...
Now they'll probably sue the NFL and then in turn the NFL passes the expenses on to the players' assoc.
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:46 PM
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See they had a brawl at the new entertainment center at Northwoods Mall. Wondered how long it would take.
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I guess Saturday was their Grand Opening and they had a "large brawl"
http://www.1470wmbd.com/grand-openin...-marred-fight/

..they're gonna have to station cops there 24/7
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:00 PM
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The scumbags ruin it for the ones that just want to have fun. Oh for the good old days when you could walk the streets any time day or night and go anywhere.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:15 AM
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Looks like the national anthem protests have now made it into college basketball-
Muslim player says he was kicked off Kansas team for shooting baskets during anthem
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt...185001683.html
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:32 AM
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Looks like the national anthem protests have now made it into college basketball-
Muslim player says he was kicked off Kansas team for shooting baskets during anthem
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt...185001683.html
His coach should be Time magazine's Man of the Year.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:03 AM
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This event happened 3 weeks ago and the player in question has never played even a single minute for Garden City CC, he was on the team but was "redshirting".
So it probably wasn't a huge decision to dismiss the kid - wonder if they'd have dismissed the kid had he been their best player?
http://www.gctelegram.com/sports/201...-confrontation
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:16 AM
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See they had a brawl at the new entertainment center at Northwoods Mall. Wondered how long it would take.
another brawl over the weekend
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20171126/...und1-in-peoria
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:57 AM
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His coach should be Time magazine's Man of the Year.
I totally agree. If you live here, adapt. Become an American. If you dont like the customs or way of life, go back to where you came from.
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NFL Playoff ratings down a stunning 16%
https://www.inquisitr.com/4748245/nf...ring-playoffs/


it's hurting the revenue of sports bars, too
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/wh...ars-2017-08-17

speaking of which....
I often go to Buffalo Wild Wings before a Bradley game...
BWW used to be a highly visible sponsor - handing out free wings if the guy hit the half-court shot, and the Coach's show was broadcast there and the Braves Club always included BWW on the membership card for discounts on food there.

BUT - they don't give the discount any more, BWW doesn't sponsor anything during games, and they cut back to hosting the radio show only once instead of the twice they used to do.And all of this took place before the chain sold and went under new management.
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This event happened 3 weeks ago and the player in question has never played even a single minute for Garden City CC, he was on the team but was "redshirting".
So it probably wasn't a huge decision to dismiss the kid - wonder if they'd have dismissed the kid had he been their best player?
http://www.gctelegram.com/sports/201...-confrontation
I would hope so. Anyway, as the Hawk says, he gone.
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NFL Playoff ratings down a stunning 16%
https://www.inquisitr.com/4748245/nf...ring-playoffs/


it's hurting the revenue of sports bars, too
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/wh...ars-2017-08-17

speaking of which....
I often go to Buffalo Wild Wings before a Bradley game...
BWW used to be a highly visible sponsor - handing out free wings if the guy hit the half-court shot, and the Coach's show was broadcast there and the Braves Club always included BWW on the membership card for discounts on food there.

BUT - they don't give the discount any more, BWW doesn't sponsor anything during games, and they cut back to hosting the radio show only once instead of the twice they used to do.And all of this took place before the chain sold and went under new management.
Is the Chik Filet free chicken thing going on down there this year? LOL
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can't recall - I think we have Jimmy John's this year
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Did the Portillo's ever get built down there?
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Old 01-22-2018, 04:04 PM
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ground is broken (on December 13) and they are building now in Peoria on Sterling in front of the Toys-R-Us

they are already interviewing and hiring and I have hear that a rough date for expected completion is this summer or possibly as early as May 2018...

https://www.portillos.com/locations/peoria/


Now they're looking for a site in Quad Cities
http://wqad.com/2017/12/14/portillos...ties-location/
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:15 PM
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Thank you, tornado. The Portillos here is always busy. Great food, reasonable prices. The chocolate cake is totally awesome!
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Thank you, tornado. The Portillos here is always busy. Great food, reasonable prices. The chocolate cake is totally awesome!
never make a trip up to Chitown without stopping for their Italian sausage sandwich
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