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by BobLovely
Mon May 11, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Football
Topic: John Teerlinck ~ Passed Away 05-10-20
Replies: 2
Views: 524

John Teerlinck ~ Passed Away 05-10-20

Dear Fellow Leathernecks: Former WIU All-American and Hall of Famer, and long time NFL Assistant Coach, John Teerlinck passed away yesterday. He was 69 years of age. At this time, the exact cause of death is not known. I know John struggled with weight issues for a number of years later in his NFL c...
by BobLovely
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: 2020 Roster Changes
Replies: 65
Views: 19280

Re: 2020 Roster Changes

rocki wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:36 pm
I hope this doesn't get ugly. Starting from scratch would not be a good thing.
I agree! But, this is exactly what the program needs to do. In fact, it has to. Can the current coaching staff achieve this goal. I do not think so.

Bob
by BobLovely
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Football
Topic: Coach Fisher
Replies: 5
Views: 2948

Re: Coach Fisher

Karma!

Bob
by BobLovely
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Leatherneck Athletics
Topic: Football Attendance
Replies: 33
Views: 9479

Re: Football Attendance

Yes, 21-20!!!! I have three wonderful memories of the 1973 season. Opening night, not sure who we played but it was the first real date my wife and I ever had. It turned out that it was a "win win" situation, Then, I broke up with a girl from Miami of Ohio who I had been seeing before I met my wife...
by BobLovely
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Leatherneck Athletics
Topic: Football Attendance
Replies: 33
Views: 9479

Re: Football Attendance

So parent's weekend, 1971, Ball State game! Its when I was hooked on WIU Football! Final Score - 20-19. I know that game came down to the final moments and my sister and I were right their at the goal line as WIU pulled a huge win out. I also remember getting beat up by Akron that year which hurt a...
by BobLovely
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Leatherneck Athletics
Topic: Football Attendance
Replies: 33
Views: 9479

Re: Football Attendance

BobLovely, got my first experience at Hanson the fall of 1971. Opening night, large crowd, and a brand-new expanded east side which was replaced by the nice stands and concessions that we have now. No matter what, I really think that Hanson Field is a great venue to watch college football. I think ...
by BobLovely
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Leatherneck Athletics
Topic: Football Attendance
Replies: 33
Views: 9479

Re: Football Attendance

Attendance at our football games is a pathetic embarrassment and nothing less. I began attendance of football games at Hanson Field in September of 1969. Overall, attendance at football games was good to excellent through at least 2010. So, what has happened? A perfect storm of events? Perhaps! Thes...
by BobLovely
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: 2019 Week 12 - Western Illinois vs Southern Illinois
Replies: 14
Views: 4425

Re: 2019 Week 12 - Western Illinois vs Southern Illinois

I would love to see a victory against SIU but I do not see this happening. I see us losing the next (2) games with a 1-11 finish. A true embarrassment for this program...

Bob
by BobLovely
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Football
Topic: 2019 Week 11 - Western Illinois at North Dakota State
Replies: 23
Views: 7177

Re: 2019 Week 11 - Western Illinois at North Dakota State

No surprise in the outcome of this game. I still feel the same way as I did about this coaching staff. I suspect we will finish the season at 1-10. However, I would still love to see a win over Southern Illinois. Does anyone know what the over/under is on 1,000 fans in attendance at Hanson Field on ...
by BobLovely
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Football
Topic: 2019 Week 10 - Western Illinois vs South Dakota
Replies: 25
Views: 8085

Re: 2019 Week 10 - Western Illinois vs South Dakota

Oddly enough, this may be an opportunity for Western to actually win a game. With a visiting "dome team" playing in cold weather, we have the opportunity to pull off an upset if this team can play some consistent and determined football. Emotionally, they have nothing to lose. The season is lost. Th...