Posts in category "nfl"

Being a Sports Fan Is One of Life's Best Guilty Pleasures

Being a Sports Fan Is One of Life's Best Guilty Pleasures
We are on the eve of the NCAA Tournament beginning in full force.  The great american pastime of office pools, getting away from work to watch the games and wearing schools colors is a right of  passage in March. For our March assignment for the monthly Blogapalooza, we were assigned “Write a post passionately defending... Read more »

Superbowl XLVIII and the Ten Most Obscure Prop Bets

Superbowl XLVIII and the Ten Most Obscure Prop Bets
Squares have been a part of the Superbowl for as long as the game has been around. How many points the Broncos and Seahawks score or have their point total end in will keep even the most casual fan into Big Game until the end. Some fans might want way more than that though. Are... Read more »

Cutler Needs to Perform Better in Big Games

Cutler Needs to Perform Better in Big Games
The legacy of a great quarterback is usually tied to how well he performs in the biggest games. Jay Cutler has yet to provide a signature moment in his career. In eight years in the league he has just one playoff appearance and one playoff win. A few times he had his team on the... Read more »
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The Worst Uniforms in Chicago Sports History

Quite possibly the worst idea in the history of sportswear. The White Sox donned shorts in the 1976 season, because Bill Veeck thought his players were too hot.
The Bulls Christmas Day uniforms were the latest attempt by the NBA to promote alternate jerseys and sell more product. This is not a new phenomenon. Alternate and/or bad jerseys go back as far as there have been sports teams in Chicago. Here is a look at the worst.

Bears Fans Should be Excited about Cutler's Return

Bears Fans Should be Excited about Cutler's Return
The sports talk shows were abuzz this week about who should be the Bears starting Quarterback once Jay Cutler was healthy enough to return.  Josh McCown is the latest in a long line of NFL quarterbacks that have peaked later in their careers. Players like Tommy Maddox, Derek Anderson and Erik Kramer had amazing seasons,... Read more »

Jordan Lynch and other Illinois Heisman Trophy Finalists

Jordan Lynch and other Illinois Heisman Trophy Finalists
Last season Jordan Lynch became only the 13th player from an Illinois University to receive a vote in the Heisman Trophy. This season he has become only the third player to receive votes in two different seasons. Darnell Autry and Dick Butkus were the first two. Lynch is a longshot to capture the 79th Heisman... Read more »
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Mike Ditka's Ten Most Memorable Games as Bears Head Coach

Mike Ditka's Ten Most Memorable Games as Bears Head Coach
Although the retirement of Mike Ditka’s number 89 is more about his Hall of Fame playing career, his coaching career was truly where he made his legend. The 1985 Bears to this day are the most beloved team in Chicago history. Twenty eight years later books are still being written about the most dominant team... Read more »

Bears Five Keys to Victory Over New Orleans: NFL Week 5

Bears Five Keys to Victory Over New Orleans: NFL Week 5
The Bears welcome the 4-0 Saints to Soldier Field coming off a dismal performance last week at Detroit. Jay Cutler had his worst performance of the season. The offense had too many turnovers, allowed three sacks and let the Detroit defense give their offense great field positions. To stay with the Saints, they are going... Read more »

Bears Five Keys Against Detroit

Bears Five Keys Against Detroit
The Bears travel to Detroit after an inconsistent performance at Pittsburgh last Sunday night.  The Bears 96 wins against Detroit are the most by one team over another in NFL history. The have also dominated the rivalry recent. Dating back to their second game of the 2007 season, the Bears have won 13 of their... Read more »
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Trestman's First Seasons Have Brought Tremendous Success

Trestman's First Seasons Have Brought Tremendous Success
Earlier this summer, Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler said it takes three years to install an offense completely. With an aging defense and Cutler in the final year of his contract, the Bears don’t have three years to wait for the offense to click. Early in his career, Marc Trestman was hailed as an offensive genius. Cutler... Read more »