Archive for 2013

Rantings of a Chicago Bears fan

Rantings of a Chicago Bears fan
The 2013 Chicago Bears are a bittersweet and frustrating riddle. The games have been consistently exciting, but for right and wrong reasons. Marc Trestman looks like coach-of-the-year one week, and than loses the next with many questionable calls. This has been a confusing 2013 Bears experience so far, and Trestman is just the beginning. One week... Read more »

The Chicago Blackhawks reacquire Kris Versteeg in a brilliant trade by Stan Bowman

The Chicago Blackhawks reacquire Kris Versteeg in a brilliant trade by Stan Bowman
The Chicago Blackhawks have brought back Kris Versteeg, of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion team. Stan Bowman acquired the former-Hawk from the Florida Panthers, and former Hawk GM Dale Talon, for two young prospects in forward Jimmy Hayes and defenseman Dylan Olsen. This was a fantastic deal for the Blackhawks, and upon closer inspection, Bowman... Read more »

Marc Trestman: Chicago Bears hero

Marc Trestman: Chicago Bears hero
Normally, one game of football should not be taken out of its own context. What happened yesterday on Monday Night Football was not normal. The Chicago Bears put on an offensive clinic with a backup quarterback, in Green bay, Wisconsin during a nationally-televised game. Marc Trestman is a football hero. In the past 20 years,... Read more »
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Chicago Bears face must-win game Thursday against the New York Giants

Chicago Bears face must-win game Thursday against the New York Giants
The Chicago Bears do not need to panic… yet. Winning three of five games to begin the Marc Trestman era is still an encouraging start. Despite that, the Bears exhibit resurfacing issues which could cripple the team. On a short week, the winless New York Giants come to town for Thursday night football. The Bears must... Read more »

3-1 Chicago Bears face new adversity under Marc Trestman

3-1 Chicago Bears face new adversity under Marc Trestman
After a sloppy and inconsistent game against the Detroit Lions yesterday, the Chicago Bears now must move on following the first loss of the Marc Trestman era. Aside from a strong first drive and a burst at the end of the game, the offense looked inept. Jay Cutler regressed to all of his infamous tendencies... Read more »

"Breaking Bad" concludes with near perfection

"Breaking Bad" concludes with near perfection
Walter White and Heisenberg are dead. With them dies Breaking Bad, what is most likely the greatest television series ever. Top-notch writing, directing, acting and execution are what made Bad an instant, and persevering, sensation. The weekly intensity and drama had viewers walking on tightropes along with the show’s characters, and the conclusion tied-up nearly every loose end. Creator Vince... Read more »
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The Chicago Blackhawks begin the quest to repeat in seven days

The Chicago Blackhawks begin the quest to repeat in seven days
After one of the shortest offseasons in professional sports history, the Chicago Blackhawks will be back on United Center ice one week from tonight. Just 79 days after winning the Stanley Cup for the second time in four years, the Blackhawks will be raising the 2013 Champions banner at the United Center next Tuesday before the... Read more »

Chicago Bears fans do not know when to shut-up

Chicago Bears fans do not know when to shut-up
Watching Peyton Manning is always special, especially thus far in 2013. Usually, it would be unfair to compare something you noticed while watching Manning play to your own team, but in this instance, it was not Manning who perfected an art. The infamous refusal of Chicago Bears fans to be quiet during offensive possessions has... Read more »

Trestman building trust after Chicago Bears win season-opener

Trestman building trust after Chicago Bears win season-opener
Sure, Sunday’s season-opening victory over the Cincinnati Bengals only counts as one win, but new Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman showed a lot in a slim win over a good team. Yes; the defense showed the same ability to get burned. The Bears allowed a touchdown, capping-off a nine-play 97-yard Cincinnati drive over four... Read more »
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Martellus Bennett: your new favorite Chicago Bear

Martellus Bennett: your new favorite Chicago Bear
Martellus Bennett knows what is expected of him in Chicago. Bennett spent four years in Dallas, where playing behind tight end Jason Witten stunted his opportunities. After racking-up 626 yards on 55 receptions and scoring five touchdowns as part of the New York Giants last season, Bennett cashed-in and came to the Bears as a... Read more »