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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53505 on: September 11, 2020, 11:16:48 am »
Or a Bosco Stick.

Talk about an opportunity for a corporate sponsorship.

Also, Bosco Sticks involve the Wisconsin staples of bread and cheese.

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53506 on: September 11, 2020, 12:01:30 pm »
I think we should all agree to meet up every Thursday until basketball season begins to talk about Carthage and their effort to change their athletic brand.  Maybe every other Thursday.

Given the school's lengthy and tortured history of athletics re-branding, we'll have plenty of fodder to keep us occupied.

(Fun fact I learned today as I was reading up on the history of Carthage sports: When the school was in its infancy back in Carthage, IL, it was housed in the same building that had been the village jail in which Mormon founder Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were lynched in 1844.)


Maybe they become the Carthage Boscos and the mascot is a giant bottle of chocolate syrup?

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53507 on: September 11, 2020, 01:45:16 pm »
That is great.

I guess I had assumed the name was aspirational rather than the more common community-based moniker, but its founding in Carthage, Illinois does make more sense.

The move was initially conceived as a second campus and both Elgin and Lake Geneva made late bids, but Kenosha made the controversial decision to give Carthage the lake-front park property.

If things had played out differently, maybe there would have been Carthage (IL) and Carthage (WI) in the CCIW.


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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53508 on: September 11, 2020, 10:40:37 pm »
Fun fact: There is a tiny hamlet (estimated 2019 population: 89, according to wiki) nine miles southwest of Carthage, IL called Basco.

I'm not sure which chocolate drink the folks there prefer.
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53509 on: September 12, 2020, 11:32:17 am »
Just call them up. Say, "Yoo hoo! What chocolate drink do you prefer?"
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53510 on: September 12, 2020, 02:50:02 pm »
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53511 on: September 16, 2020, 04:47:38 pm »
Over 20 years ago my HS changed its name from the Indians to the Red Hawks.  Carthage should do the same.

MA's colors were red and white...and red hawks do exist.  As the cheerleaders led us to loss, "Red and White is Dynamite!"
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53512 on: September 16, 2020, 09:32:03 pm »
Over 20 years ago my HS changed its name from the Indians to the Red Hawks.  Carthage should do the same.

MA's colors were red and white...and red hawks do exist.  As the cheerleaders led us to loss, "Red and White is Dynamite!"

It's a perfectly reasonable name. Probably why Ripon uses it.
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53513 on: September 16, 2020, 10:13:11 pm »
Could they just go with Carthage Men's Basketball Team, Carthage Women's Basketball Team, Carthage Men's Soccer Team, Carthage ...

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53514 on: September 23, 2020, 06:26:05 pm »
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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53515 on: September 24, 2020, 05:50:48 pm »
Hello all!

Usually I post items about WashU games that I have or will broadcast, or about general observations from other games and events.  However, this post regards a topic that is quite a bit different--with the athletic shoe being on the broadcaster's foot.

I am going to attempt to cover 100 miles in a solo charity ultramarathon through an event that I have organized.  "Rett Gets Rocked Virtual Ultra Weekend" will be conducted in the subdivision where I live in St. Charles, MO, to raise awareness and research funds for Rett syndrome.  I get started at 9 a.m. Central on Saturday, October 3 and end at 5 p.m. Sunday, October 4.  Proceeds from the event will be split between Rettsyndrome.org (the only national organization spearheading research and providing resources for affected patients and their families) and the Rett Spectrum Clinic--a collaboration between the WashU School of Medicine and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Rett syndrome is a rare, non-inherited neurological disorder that is caused by a gene mutation in the brain.  Rett strikes typically when a child is 6-18 months old, and it takes away the child's ability to move and communicate.  Most of them end up in wheelchairs with active minds, but mired in the physical rubble that Rett creates.  And, the neurological damage prevents verbal communication and arm and hand movement for sign language.

In essence, Rett does to a child what Lucy in the "Peanuts" comic strip does to Charlie Brown when he tries to kick the football that she is holding.  The only difference is that Charlie Brown can get back up to try again.  Those who are afflicted with Rett syndrome don't get another chance to enjoy a vibrant life. 

If you would like to make a donation to the cause, here is the link to my Rett Racers donation page:  https://rettracer.everydayhero.com/us/rett-gets-rocked-2020

Thanks for your time and consideration, and let's hope that we get back to playing and broadcasting sports much sooner than later!

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53516 on: September 25, 2020, 01:27:38 am »
This blows my mind, Jaybird, and it's for a graet cause.  How many of those hours will be running (versus sleep/rest)?  Good luck and do let us know how it goes.

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53517 on: September 25, 2020, 11:57:55 pm »
I am hoping to get by on very little sleep...in my first 24-hour run in 2018, I went 35 hours without sleep because there was a tailgate party to attend and do a bit of fundraising, before broadcasting the WashU-Wheaton football game.  Then starting the ultra after the game.

I suspect that once I get to the 24-hour mark, I might need a half-hour nap to put just enough charge in the batteries for a good finish to the event.  A lot will depend on the quality of rest I get in the days leading up to October 3rd.  I don't run very fast, so I will need to limit rest/sleep time if I want to get close to the 100-mile mark.

I appreciate your interest, augie77!  I will definitely provide a recap.

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Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #53518 on: October 01, 2020, 01:04:33 pm »
Happy first day of practice!