Archive for 2016

Bulls Firings Shouldn't Stop with Hoiberg—Gar & Pax Need to Go Too

We all know it probably won’t happen, since Jerry Reinsdorf is so loyal and all. But reading that Fred Hoiberg is on the hot seat in only his second season as the Bulls coach, I started to think, why should he be the scapegoat…what about the guys who hired him? Look, I’m all for Hoiberg... Read more »

Bears Draft Position at Stake in Season Finale

To those who say that Sunday’s Bears game against the Minnesota Vikings is meaningless, I say poppycock! (Actually, I seldom, if ever, say “poppycock” but that’s a subject for another time). With a loss on Sunday, the Bears will sew up the third pick in the NFL Draft. However, if the Bears mess up and... Read more »

Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Predicting Rounds 1-4

With Luke Falk allegedly skipping the Draft to come back for his senior year at Washington State, I have to re-think my QB priorities for the Chicago Bears in this draft. I recently wrote that if he slipped to the second round he would be a steal for Chicago. The problem is, the Bears need a... Read more »
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My Holiday Wish List for the Chicago Bears

Dear Santa, I know I’m a little late, what with Christmas having been yesterday, December 25th, and I’m writing this letter to you as we begin on the 26th, but hey, Hanukkah just started, so maybe there is a Jewish Santa? Anyway, I’ve been busy. Busy continuing to soak in the joy of the Cubs... Read more »

Is Sean Payton the Bears Next Head Coach?

Rumors abound that Bears head coach John Fox may not return next season to coach the Bears, and coincidentally, there are equally strong rumors that current New Orleans Saints head man Sean Payton is available in trade. As you may recall, Bears GM Ryan Pace came from the Saints organization. So, putting two and two... Read more »

Rebuild Clearly Shows That Rick Hahn is in Charge of White Sox

Awhile back I wrote that it’s hard to tell just who is running the baseball operations at 35th & Shields, Kenny Williams, the architect of the 2005 World Series champs or Rick Hahn, the man with the GM title. But after seeing the moves the Sox have made in the past 28 hours, there is... Read more »
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Is Vic Fangio Leaving the Bears After This Season?

A bad Bears season may have just gotten worse. According to Chicago Tribune reports, Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and head coach John Fox are at odds and the end result is that Fangio may be leaving the team after the season. Fangio called it “irresponsible reporting” but sometimes where there is smoke, there is... Read more »

Cubs Fans, Introducing Your New Closer: Wade Davis

Barring something unforeseen with the medicals, the Cubs and Royals will complete a trade on Wednesday that will send 24 year-old outfielder Jorge Soler to Kansas City in return for 31 year-old right-handed pitcher Wade Davis. And while those physicals aren’t necessarily a slam dunk—Davis missed time last year with forearm soreness—the deal is expected... Read more »

Cardinals Side Benefit is Getting Even With Cubs in Pursuit of Fowler

Last offseason, the Cubs targeted three players, two of which just happened to be playing for division rival and long-time nemesis St. Louis Cardinals. Those players, Jason Heyward and John Lackey, weren’t signed just to screw the Cards, they were signed because Theo Epstein and his staff believed they could help the Cubs win. But... Read more »
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QB Luke Falk Could be Hidden Gem in 2017 NFL Draft Class

UPDATE: According to reports, Falk will not enter the Draft and instead will come back for his senior season at Washington State.  You’ve heard the stories, you’ve seen the results. All the drafts that have produced quarterbacks that were not highly rated but turned out to be the hidden gems of the draft class. Case in... Read more »