Archive for December 2011

Recapping the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl

Recapping the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl
It was one heck of a defensive game. However mistakes and blown coverages helped Florida State beat Notre Dame 18-14. On paper it looked like a lot of points would be scored, boy were we proved wrong. Notre Dame scored the first touchdown when safety Zeke Motta returned a Seminole fumble 29 yards to take... Read more »

Packers 35 Bears 21, Bears fall to 7-8.

Packers 35 Bears 21, Bears fall to 7-8.
The Bears have now lost 5 in a row and are now eliminated from playoff contention. ┬áBut there were some highlights about last night’s game. Even though we didn’t get the Christmas miracle we were praying for, there were some things that were worth watching. First let’s get the negatives from last night’s game out... Read more »

Why Derrick Rose deserves a contract extension.

Why Derrick Rose deserves a contract extension.
Well the main reason is because of his phenomenal play on the court. His play, his performances night in and night out, and his leadership skills speak for themselves. But basketball aside, D-Rose deserves his new found financial success because he is an honorable man. Derrick Rose is one of the few “good guys” in... Read more »
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Another quarterback controversy.......

Another quarterback controversy.......
When Jay Cutler was traded here from Denver just before the 2009 season, it was supposed to end the revolving door of quarterbacks within the Chicago Bears franchise. But ever since Jay Cutler went down with the broken finger last month, that indeed has been the case. Caleb Hanie just has not been able to... Read more »

The 2011 BCS Bowl match-ups.

The 2011 BCS Bowl match-ups.
It feels good to be writing again. After getting hit by a flu bug of some kind, I was out of commission for a few days. I apologize for not posting a Bears recap this week. The bug hit me so hard that I slept during the game on Sunday. But I’m doing much better,... Read more »

Miguel Cotto gets his revenge.......

Miguel Cotto gets his revenge.......
When Antonio Margarito gave Cotto his first career loss back in 2008, I was pretty upset but I eventually got over it. But then when Margarito got busted for using illegal hand wraps against Shane Mosley in January 2009, I got to thinking. Could Margarito have cheated against Cotto? Was Margarito cheating his whole career?... Read more »
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Chiefs 10 Bears 3, Bears now 7-5.

Chiefs 10 Bears 3, Bears now 7-5.
There is only one positive from yesterday’s Bears game, but I’ll get to that in a minute. Let’s get all of the negatives out of the way first: First and foremost, Matt Forte is out 2-5 weeks with a grade 2 MCL sprain in his knee. But thank God it wasn’t a torn ACL as... Read more »

College Football's best and worst of week 14.

College Football's best and worst of week 14.
We all know who number one is, but now we wait to see who number two will be. Here are the best games of week 14: 1. Northern Illinois 23 Ohio 20 Mid American Championship The Huskies overcame a 20 point deficit to win their first Mid American Conference title since the MAC began playing... Read more »
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