Posts tagged "Aaron Rodgers"

The Meek Inherit the Championship

The trophy that bears their hero’s name is returning to Green Bay as the Packers have won Super Bowl XLV.  It was a bizarre football game that I’ve heard some people actually call great. Great?  A game where one team’s quarterback couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn and the other team’s receivers played... Read more »

Super Bowl XLV Game Preview

Editor’s Note: T-shirt presentation will be next week.  We’ll present a few options by midweek. I’ll wake up Sunday morning with about as little enthusiasm for a Super Bowl as I’ve ever had.  Losing on Championship Sunday relegates “the big game” to an excuse for drunken ribaldry – not than an excuse is required.  Maybe... Read more »

What the Bears Can Learn From Sunday

What the Bears Can Learn From Sunday
Editor’s Note: The final four remaining in the Fantasy Playoffs (Shady, BigT, IrishSweetness and MikeBrownhadaPosse) need to have their Super Bowl selections to me by Friday at 12:00 pm CST.   Editor’s Note II: Keep piling on the t-shirt ideas on the post below.  I’m going to look at the options on Thursday and will... Read more »

2010 Bears Could Become 1984 Bears

Those of you yearning for the Bears to become a more consistent franchise, here’s a question: has any team in the NFC been consistently great over the last decade?  Consistently good, even?  The answer is simple.  No, unless you consider Andy Reid’s inevitable postseason failings each year good.  Peter King actually included an interesting tidbit... Read more »

Bears/Pack: I Can't Think About Anything Else

I wonder how important this game will be in determining the off-season plan for Jerry Angelo and Bears management.  We know there will be tremendous focus on building the offensive line but if Aaron Rodgers shreds the Bears defense, I wonder how much attention will go their way.  If the defense stops Rodgers cold, you... Read more »

Even More Audibles From the Long Snapper

I guess it’s that kind of week.  That kind of game.  For the first time since it’s initial debut, here comes the third Audibles in a single week. Chris Harris/Major Wright – Bears Weakness to Watch The Bears have put no starters on IR this season and are heading into the NFC Championship Game with... Read more »

Packers at Bears NFC Championship Preview

I won’t sleep Saturday night and I might not sleep Friday night without the aid of my old friend Ethyl Alcohol.  If this were the Falcons on the opposing sideline, the Saints…who knows?  But it is the Green Bay Packers, the oldest rival of our beloved franchise, and I can’t stomach the notion of Aaron... Read more »

Some Ramblings & Five Packers To Watch

Editor’s Note: I’m still waiting on Fantasy Playoffs selections from ChiTownHustler, BigT, Sdwat52, Shady, Cormonster, MikeBrownhadaPosse, IrishSweetness and enderwiggin. (Email to Editor’s Note 2: I’ll be re-joining my friend Trent Condon on ESPN Des Moines at 4:15 CST.   The media’s attention this week, in-and-around Chicago, has been bizarre when it comes to this... Read more »

Audibles From the Long Snapper

‘Vanilla’ Approach a Definitive Advantage Neil Hayes writes a very interesting column in the Sun-Times today, claiming the Bears gained a significant advantage by almost pulling a Week Seventeen upset over the Packers while instituting a vanilla scheme.   His players gave every ounce of effort on the field. Smith even risked injuries to quarterback... Read more »

Cutler and Rodgers are the Sunday Story

The labels that will be applied to the NFC Championship Game between the Bears and Packers at Soldier Field will be plentiful.  Epic.  Legendary.  Historic.  Colossal.  Prodigious.  Herculean. People, including me, will also pile out the match-ups that will determine the outcome.  Can the Bears block Clay Matthews and Charles Woodson on designed blitzes?  Can... Read more »