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(05-29-2017 03:07 PM)epasnoopy Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 08:56 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 08:41 AM)MiamiHuskie Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 08:34 AM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 08:10 AM)MiamiHuskie Wrote:  I don't think things are quite that bad. We've been injury plagued at the QB position which was obviously a setback.

Carey may not be the greatest coach, but it seems that his recruiting has stepped up. 24/7 sports has us at #1 in the MAC and 46th overall.

I don't think that the outsiders perception of the program is as negative as the fans. We got used to winning and being in the national spotlight;
a couple of bad years may be a setback but not an indication of the future of the program.

The Orlando Sentinel rankings are down to 88 (out of 130) and we haven't been mentioned yet. I expect us to be in the high 70's, which is not bad considering the last two years.

Of more concern is the overall state of NIU. A declining enrollment in a state that is losing population and can't pass a budget does not bode well.

Sadly, the guy who doesn't even live in this crooked state could not be more correct.

I keep up on Illinois events. I grew up there, have family there, and am a proud alumnus of NIU.

I wish only the best for the state, but it doesn't look good. Of all the Rust Belt states. it would seem that Illinois would be poised to thrive, but the politics and, as you said, the corruption, is holding the state back.


Agreed. I cannot wait to leave this state (which I will do as soon as I retire). I do not buy anything in Chicago where I have to pay a bag tax. I do not buy water in Chicago because I refuse to pay a water tax (on top of a huge sales tax). Beginning July 1, I will be buying soft drinks in Indiana so I can avoid the big county taxes on sweetened drinks. Now, I just got a notice that my city is adding a garbage collection tax on top of what I already pay in real estate taxes. We are taxed to death in Illinois because the crooked politicians' pockets are getting deeper. And people wonder why folks are leaving Illinois? I'm standing in line.

I saw Illinois politicians just voted to increase state income tax too.

Correct. All DEMOCRATS.

It's FACT so I don't think the mods can admonish me.
05-29-2017 04:07 PM
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(05-29-2017 08:56 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  And people wonder why folks are leaving Illinois? I'm standing in line.

Shush. Just pretend you're loitering aimlessly .... if they figure out it's a line, they'll tax us for our places in line.
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(05-29-2017 04:09 PM)uiniu57 Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 08:56 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  And people wonder why folks are leaving Illinois? I'm standing in line.

Shush. Just pretend you're loitering aimlessly .... if they figure out it's a line, they'll tax us for our places in line.

"Taxman" from the Beatles:

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
And you're working for no one but me.
05-29-2017 04:20 PM
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(05-29-2017 04:07 PM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 03:07 PM)epasnoopy Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 08:56 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 08:41 AM)MiamiHuskie Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 08:34 AM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  Sadly, the guy who doesn't even live in this crooked state could not be more correct.

I keep up on Illinois events. I grew up there, have family there, and am a proud alumnus of NIU.

I wish only the best for the state, but it doesn't look good. Of all the Rust Belt states. it would seem that Illinois would be poised to thrive, but the politics and, as you said, the corruption, is holding the state back.


Agreed. I cannot wait to leave this state (which I will do as soon as I retire). I do not buy anything in Chicago where I have to pay a bag tax. I do not buy water in Chicago because I refuse to pay a water tax (on top of a huge sales tax). Beginning July 1, I will be buying soft drinks in Indiana so I can avoid the big county taxes on sweetened drinks. Now, I just got a notice that my city is adding a garbage collection tax on top of what I already pay in real estate taxes. We are taxed to death in Illinois because the crooked politicians' pockets are getting deeper. And people wonder why folks are leaving Illinois? I'm standing in line.

I saw Illinois politicians just voted to increase state income tax too.

Correct. All DEMOCRATS.

It's FACT so I don't think the mods can admonish me.

It wouldn't get any better under Republicans. You'd have the same issues except taxes for corporations would be lower (and Republican Congressmen would still get their money from corporations.). Fact.
05-29-2017 08:49 PM
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(05-29-2017 04:07 PM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 03:07 PM)epasnoopy Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 08:56 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 08:41 AM)MiamiHuskie Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 08:34 AM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  Sadly, the guy who doesn't even live in this crooked state could not be more correct.

I keep up on Illinois events. I grew up there, have family there, and am a proud alumnus of NIU.

I wish only the best for the state, but it doesn't look good. Of all the Rust Belt states. it would seem that Illinois would be poised to thrive, but the politics and, as you said, the corruption, is holding the state back.


Agreed. I cannot wait to leave this state (which I will do as soon as I retire). I do not buy anything in Chicago where I have to pay a bag tax. I do not buy water in Chicago because I refuse to pay a water tax (on top of a huge sales tax). Beginning July 1, I will be buying soft drinks in Indiana so I can avoid the big county taxes on sweetened drinks. Now, I just got a notice that my city is adding a garbage collection tax on top of what I already pay in real estate taxes. We are taxed to death in Illinois because the crooked politicians' pockets are getting deeper. And people wonder why folks are leaving Illinois? I'm standing in line.

I saw Illinois politicians just voted to increase state income tax too.

Correct. All DEMOCRATS.

It's FACT so I don't think the mods can admonish me.
Hey Let's not forget about the most crooked scum of them all. Michael Madigan.........How this man is still in office after what he did to the state is beyond belief.
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RE: **Crickets**
(05-29-2017 08:54 PM)JoeNovak Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 04:07 PM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 03:07 PM)epasnoopy Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 08:56 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 08:41 AM)MiamiHuskie Wrote:  I keep up on Illinois events. I grew up there, have family there, and am a proud alumnus of NIU.

I wish only the best for the state, but it doesn't look good. Of all the Rust Belt states. it would seem that Illinois would be poised to thrive, but the politics and, as you said, the corruption, is holding the state back.


Agreed. I cannot wait to leave this state (which I will do as soon as I retire). I do not buy anything in Chicago where I have to pay a bag tax. I do not buy water in Chicago because I refuse to pay a water tax (on top of a huge sales tax). Beginning July 1, I will be buying soft drinks in Indiana so I can avoid the big county taxes on sweetened drinks. Now, I just got a notice that my city is adding a garbage collection tax on top of what I already pay in real estate taxes. We are taxed to death in Illinois because the crooked politicians' pockets are getting deeper. And people wonder why folks are leaving Illinois? I'm standing in line.

I saw Illinois politicians just voted to increase state income tax too.

Correct. All DEMOCRATS.

It's FACT so I don't think the mods can admonish me.
Hey Let's not forget about the most crooked scum of them all. Michael Madigan.........How this man is still in office after what he did to the state is beyond belief.

Yep. The reason he's still in office is because when you rob Peter to pay Paul, you always have the support of Paul.
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Tuck Foledo!

The Huskies shall rise from the ashes to start another dynasty!
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(05-29-2017 10:25 PM)NIU17 Wrote:  Tuck Foledo!

The Huskies shall rise from the ashes to start another dynasty!

I think this could happen with a bit of luck. After Coach Carey's contract runs out and NIU is free to release him, the next hire will be crucial. We shouldn't be so far removed from our power years that it will be a complete rebuild and rebrand for Carey's successor.
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(05-30-2017 12:48 AM)VegasHuskie Wrote:  
(05-29-2017 10:25 PM)NIU17 Wrote:  Tuck Foledo!

The Huskies shall rise from the ashes to start another dynasty!

I think this could happen with a bit of luck. After Coach Carey's contract runs out and NIU is free to release him, the next hire will be crucial. We shouldn't be so far removed from our power years that it will be a complete rebuild and rebrand for Carey's successor.
+1
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NIU football has entered an extremely dangerous zone....indifference
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