Archive for 2013

Chicago Bears: The Josh McCown Myth

Chicago Bears: The Josh McCown Myth
Now that the NFL season has ended, everyone in Chicago has started the annual rite of passage – praising the back-up quarterback and throwing away the starter. This year, Jay Cutler missed significant time with a couple injuries, opening the door for Josh McCown to look good enough that many fans have gone as far... Read more »

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Black Monday 2-Round Edition

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Black Monday 2-Round Edition
The 2013 NFL season ended on Sunday, with a lot of excitement in a few cities and despair in others. Black Monday has already claimed its share of coaches: Washington fired Mike Shanahan Cleveland fired Rob Chudzinski Detroit fired Jim Schwartz Tampa Bay fired Greg Schiano (and General Manager Mark Dominik) Minnesota fired Leslie Frazier This... Read more »

A Seat At The Bar With George Plimpton

A Seat At The Bar With George Plimpton
George Plimpton died a little over 10 years ago. If you’ve read any of his books, you already know that he may have been the most interesting man in the world. He was a magnificent writer, whose participatory journalism approach offers readers a glimpse into the life of a man that was living the dream, one... Read more »
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Brandon Saad: A Budding Star At 82 Games

Brandon Saad: A Budding Star At 82 Games
Wednesday night’s victory was the 82nd game of Brandon Saad’s career, equaling a full, normal regular season. What have we seen from the young forward? Through 82 contests, Saad has scored 21 goals and added 30 assists. He has also been credited with 65 hits, 23 blocked shots and 55 takeaways, has earend 22 penalty minutes, and... Read more »

2014 NFL Mock Draft: BCS Edition

Derrick Rose: How I Would Break Up The Chicago Bulls

<strong>Denver</strong> receives SF Luol Deng and PG Marquis Teague<br>
<strong>Chicago</strong> receives SF Wilson Chandler and PG Andre Miller<br><br>
After the 2013-14 season, Miller has one year remaining at just over $4.6M, while Chandler has 2 more seasons under contract at roughly $6.7M and $7.1M, respectively. Miller would fill the need at point guard while Rose recovers (again), and Chandler is a younger, athletic DePaul grad who would be a nice fit on the Bulls roster. For Denver, adding Teague would give them a back-up to Ty Lawson with a significantly lower salary, and Deng would give them a strong defensive presence at the small forward. Currently, Denver is 8th in the Western Conference.
With Derrick Rose out for the rest of the year, and his future now a bold question mark, it’s time to break up the Bulls. Rose met the media on Thursday and discussed his knee, the Bulls and his future. He believes he has a lot left, but maintained that he’ll never recruit free agents... Read more »
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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Rivalry Week Edition

In case you missed it, college football got crazy this weekend. Players on both sides of the field at the Auburn-Alabama game made an impression on NFL scouts, as did players on both sides of the Ohio State-Michigan game. Rivalry week is awesome in college football. A glorious coronation at the end of the regular... Read more »

Blackhawks Circus Trip Recap: Chicago Owns The Road

Blackhawks Circus Trip Recap: Chicago Owns The Road
The Hawks annual Circus Trip came to a close with a strong victory against Phoenix on Saturday night, and the results of the seven games show that the Hawks are playing as well as any team in the NHL. Chicago lost the first game of the trip 5-1 in Denver. After that, they rolled. In... Read more »

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Week 11 Two-Round Edition

<strong>1. Jacksonville Jaguars</strong> - Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon<br>
<small>6-4, 211</small><br>
Jacksonville is still the worst team in the NFL (shocking, I know), and a sudden win streak by Tampa has them in the driver's seat for the top overall pick. They still need a quarterback, and there are a few that will tempt them in this year's class. Even with a loss on his resume at Oregon, we like Mariota to run past Teddy Bridgewater as the top signal caller in the 2014 Draft.
It’s been two weeks since our last 2014 Mock Draft, and things have changed some over those 14 days. Tampa Bay has won two games, the Jaguars won once, and the Falcons and Texans have continued to look lost. Quarterbacks all over the NFL continue to make for a potentially fascinating offseason around the league.... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks Bring Back Kris Versteeg

Chicago Blackhawks Bring Back Kris Versteeg
After Thursday night’s game, the Blackhawks made a lot of fans of the 2010 Cup team happy. The Blackhawks announced they have acquired forward Kris Versteeg and forward Philippe Lefebvre is exchange for prospects Jimmy Hayes and Dylan Olsen. According to reports, the Panthers will be paying half of Versteeg’s salary as part of the... Read more »