Archive for October 2011

College Football's best and worst of week 9.

College Football's best and worst of week 9.
This past week surely effected the BCS standings. Here are the best games of week 9: 1. Stanford 56 Southern California 48 3OT Heisman  Candidate Andrew Luck threw for 330 yards and 3 touchdowns. This was an offensive shootout the whole way through. But it was a forced fumble by the Cardinal defense in triple... Read more »

College Football's best and worst of week 8.

College Football's best and worst of week 8.
The landscape of the national championship picture is slowly starting to change. Here are the 3 best games of week 8: 1. Michigan State 37 Wisconsin 31 The game winning hail mary by Michigan State. The Spartans got lucky at the end, but that luck increased their winning streak to 4 games. This victory takes... Read more »

Bears 24 Buccaneers 18 Bears Improve to 4-3.

Bears 24 Buccaneers 18 Bears Improve to 4-3.
First off, let me assure you that I will have my weekly college football review up by Tuesday night. Secondly, I have decided to break away from my original format for this week’s Bears recap. So here we go….. It was great to win back to back games this week. Granted the Bears on paper... Read more »
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College Football's best and worst of week 7.

College Football's best and worst of week 7.
Week 7 was quite a treat, here are the best games of week 7: 1. Clemson 56 Maryland 45 Both teams combined for 101 points and 1,044 offensive yards. Clemson overcame a 18 point 3rd quarter deficit to win this offensive showdown. The Terrapins pass defense completely collapsed in the 2nd half. 3 of Tajh... Read more »

Bears 39 Vikings 10 Bears even at 3-3.

Bears 39 Vikings 10 Bears even at 3-3.
Wow! I feel so much better typing this week’s recap than I did last weeks. For the first time since the Carolina game, the positives outweigh the negatives. Donovan McNabb is not the same player he was just a few years ago. The best part is, we no longer share 3rd place with the Minnesota... Read more »

A roundtable edition of The Locker Room: The Conference Carousel

A roundtable edition of The Locker Room: The Conference Carousel
Over the last year or so, college athletics {mainly football} has seen a lot of changes. Those changes are a result of teams jumping from conference to conference. Sure there have been schools over the years who have moved around. But we’ve never seen movement as constant as we have seen lately. And in order... Read more »
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Lions 24 Bears 13 Bears fall to 2-3.

Lions 24 Bears 13 Bears fall to 2-3.
Last night was rough, so I’ll make it short and bittersweet. Here were the negatives from last night’s game: The Bears committed 14 penalties totaling 104 yards, most of them were caused by the offensive line. The offensive line also allowed Jay Cutler to get sacked 3 times, on top of the numerous times he... Read more »

College Football's best and worst of week 6.

College Football's best and worst of week 6.
Wow I can’t believe it’s gonna be week 7 already. Here are the best games of week 6: 1. Nebraska 34 Ohio State 27 This game lived up to all of the hype. This was a nice and much needed bounce back victory for the Cornhuskers. After getting dominated at Wisconsin last week in the... Read more »

Leave Walter Payton alone and let him rest in peace!

Leave Walter Payton alone and let him rest in peace!
I am one of many Bears fans and Walter Payton fans who are upset about the new book that was written about him recently. ”Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton” written by Author Jeff Pearlman, tells a story of a supposed “darkside” of Walter Payton that very few ever knew about. The book accuses the... Read more »
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Bears 34 Panthers 29 Bears even at 2-2.

Bears 34 Panthers 29 Bears even at 2-2.
It was good to see the Bears break their 2 game losing streak. It was also good to see the Bears offense tie a long standing record. More importantly, the Bears needed this victory because the {I can’t believe I’m saying this} undefeated Detroit Lions led by “Megatron” Calvin Johnson are next on the schedule.... Read more »
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