Archive for January 2013

Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl run gives Bears hope

Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl run gives Bears hope
Aging defense, patchwork offensive line, and a quarterback with a strong arm but questionable decision making. This describes the Chicago Bears to a T, but it also describes the AFC Champion Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens and Bears are both led by strong, but aging defensive units. Both have playmakers all over the field and potential... Read more »

Illini’s Brandon Paul needs to be playmaker, not just scorer

Illini’s Brandon Paul needs to be playmaker, not just scorer
Richardson for three, Paul for three, Paul again for three….Illinois play-by-play announcer Brian Barnhart has been uttering those words a lot this year. This year’s Illinois squad is on pace to attempt 785 three point field goals, 174 more than last year. Until someone steps up and becomes the “playmaker” this team desperately needs, the... Read more »

Notre Dame’s deep pockets will take care of Manti Te’o “hoax”

Notre Dame’s deep pockets will take care of Manti Te’o “hoax”
Asking the question “is Manti Te’o guilty of lying about the existence of Lennay Kekua?” is just like asking “is O.J. Simpson guilty of killing Nicole Brown Simpson?” Te’o has been caught in a web of lies, but just like Simpson, fame and fortune will make his “error” disappear. By no means am I comparing... Read more »
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Can't miss events at the 2013 Chicago Cubs Convention

Can't miss events at the 2013 Chicago Cubs Convention
It might be cold outside, but baseball talk will be heating up this weekend at the 28th annual Chicago Cubs Convention. For the first time since its inception, the convention won’t take place at the Chicago Hilton and Towers. This year’s festivities will be held at the Chicago Sheraton, and feature over 75 current and... Read more »

The time is now for the Chicago Cubs to welcome back Sammy Sosa

The time is now for the Chicago Cubs to welcome back Sammy Sosa
Over 600 homeruns, 1,600 rbi’s and 2,400 hits; a player with those kind of stats would be treated like a king in most towns. For Sammy Sosa, that’s not the case in the city of Chicago. Like most Cub fans, the organization has chosen to forget what Sammy accomplished in a Cubs uniform and make... Read more »

Relax Notre Dame fans, Brian Kelly isn’t going anywhere

Relax Notre Dame fans, Brian Kelly isn’t going anywhere
If he doesn’t want to be part of us, get rid of him… He’s a snake…This is what’s coming out of the mouths of panicking Notre Dame fans after news broke Thursday that Brian Kelly was interested in the Philadelphia Eagles head coaching vacancy.  To all those people panicking, take a step back and relax. ... Read more »
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David Shaw and Chicago Bears, a perfect fit

David Shaw and Chicago Bears, a perfect fit
The Bears don’t need to over pay for Jon Gruden.  They don’t need a retread like Bill Cowher.  They don’t need the “hot” coordinator like Mike McCoy or Kyle Shanahan.  Phil Emery expressed last week that the coaching search was going to be thorough, exploring all levels of football to find the right guy to... Read more »

Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o the modern day Mike Singletary

Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o the modern day Mike Singletary
Intense eyes, heart and soul of the defense, coach on the field; these were all phrases used in tonight’s National Championship to describe Notre Dame standout middle linebacker Manti Te’o.  Does this sound familiar Bears fans?  Watching Te’o play in tonight’s National Championship should remind everyone of Mike Singletary, a very talented but overrated player. Not... Read more »

Kevin Sumlin making Illinois football fans think “What if…”

Kevin Sumlin making Illinois football fans think “What if…”
During Texas A&M’s victory over Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl, Gus Johnson yelled “This Texas A&M offense knows how to keep you off balance.”  The only thing that is off balance with the Illini football program is Tim Beckman when he meets a referee on the sideline.  While the Texas A&M program is on the... Read more »
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Five reasons why Notre Dame will defeat Alabama for the National Championship

Five reasons why Notre Dame will defeat Alabama for the National Championship
If you ask people in the South, there is the SEC, and the rest of college football.  If you don’t play in the SEC, you aren’t a “real” college football team.  Before the National Championship was determined, Vegas had Notre Dame as underdogs against four possible SEC teams (Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Texas A&M).  Currently,... Read more »