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Illini's fatal flaw: Complacency

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08:24 AM ET 12.20 | We're talking about practice. Ever since Illinois defeated North Carolina and Gonzaga, a sense of complacency had taken over the Illini. The competitiveness that was a hallmark of their early practices was gone. Also missing were the consistency and execution on both ends that helped Illinois get those resume-building victories. The Illini skirted by Oakland and Northern Colorado before the house of cards crumbled Saturday in a stunning 57-54 defeat to Illinois-Chicago at the United Center. "I have been alarmed by last week, after the Gonzaga game, how we played and our approach to practice," Bruce Weber said. "It caught up with us."

Chicago Tribune

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December 20, 2010  08:53 AM ET

Thanks FJJ. What a way to start the day.

December 20, 2010  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Thanks FJJ. What a way to start the day.

Amen!!

December 20, 2010  10:23 AM ET
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Only thing I like about the Dallas Cowboys. ;-)

Only thing to like about the Dallas Cowboys! Stadium is second. Owner is definitely last.

December 20, 2010  10:23 AM ET
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Only thing I like about the Dallas Cowboys. ;-)

AK at work

December 20, 2010  10:23 AM ET
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AK at work

AK @ play

December 20, 2010  10:31 AM ET
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Merry Christmas








Since FJJ turned it into NFL Cheerleader thread:

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December 20, 2010  11:30 AM ET
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Visions of sugar plums dancing in my head. Thanks, FJJ & GIE. Merry Christmas!

I never knew those were sugar plums Harley. I've heard them referred to as other things but the vision dancing in my head is great regardless of what "it" is called.

December 20, 2010  12:20 PM ET
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Since FJJ turned it into NFL Cheerleader thread:

No reason to leave out those cheering the league leaders.

December 20, 2010  12:22 PM ET
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Buxom blondes your thing?

December 20, 2010  12:24 PM ET
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Killer smiles?

December 20, 2010  12:26 PM ET
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Blondes in white boots?

December 20, 2010  12:29 PM ET
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That hard stare that says, "Oh no! You did not just say/do that!"

December 20, 2010  12:31 PM ET
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The obligatory wet swimsuit photo shoot?

December 20, 2010  12:32 PM ET
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The classic hair toss?

December 20, 2010  12:36 PM ET
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Maybe something Blaq might post?

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December 20, 2010  12:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

The obligatory wet swimsuit photo shoot?

Redux?

December 20, 2010  12:40 PM ET
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You a fan of the Dirty Birds Tin?

I'm a CFB guy. The pros don't interest me all that much. I have met some of the Falcon cheerleaders, and they genuinely appreciated this ol' skydiver. What guy doesn't enjoy the attention of beautiful young women?

 
December 20, 2010  12:42 PM ET
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I'm a CFB guy. The pros don't interest me all that much. I have met some of the Falcon cheerleaders, and they genuinely appreciated this ol' skydiver. What guy doesn't enjoy the attention of beautiful young women?

"Appreciated", Tinny?

Is this a euphemism?

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