Monthly Archives: January 2011

Extending Smith’s contract best course of action

January 31st, 2011 - 11:16 pm

Following three straight seasons without making the playoffs, the triumvirate of Ted Phillips, Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith was on thin ice last January. The president, general manager and head coach, respectively, allowed a team fresh off a Super Bowl …

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Ball is in Cutler’s court now; quarterback can learn from Urlacher

January 26th, 2011 - 6:28 pm

In the week leading up to the Bears’ 2009 training camp, almost four months after the Bears acquired quarterback Jay Cutler, news broke that Brian Urlacher allegedly had called Cutler a pussy cat — well, he didn’t use the word …

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Cutler found to be less likeable than an alleged rapist and a convicted dog killer

January 25th, 2011 - 1:30 pm

What a pathetic nation of loser football fans we live amongst where two criminals or alleged criminals are more likeable than one who is a good citizen. In one of the latest ESPN SportsNation polls, fans are asked: Which of …

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Some people need to keep their mouths shut and fingers still

January 25th, 2011 - 9:50 am

I’ve always lived by the motto, don’t speak unless spoken to. Or, keep your opinions to yourself unless you’re asked for them. Even as I type this blog entry, I’m giving my opinion without it being requested by anyone specific. …

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Smith, like Cutler, also received premature criticism in conference championship

January 25th, 2011 - 9:48 am

Jay Cutler wasn’t the only Bear to receive criticism for Sunday’s NFC Conference Championship game. Head coach Lovie Smith, always the punching bag for Bears fans and local media, was receiving national criticism for his timing of pulling Todd Collins …

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-Packers (01.23.11)

January 24th, 2011 - 9:41 am

I’m feeling extra dirty today following Sunday’s 21-14 loss to the Packers and not even three showers could remove the grime. Between the stench of deer urine and body odor from our neighbors north of the border and the foul …

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Game Breakdown: Packers at Bears (01.23.11)

January 22nd, 2011 - 11:28 am

Bears offense vs. Packers defense It was Week 17, Bears at Lambeau Field, the Packers defense among the best in the league at sacking the quarterback, and Mike Martz had Jay Cutler dropping back to pass 47 times despite never …

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2010 Weekly Predictions: Conference Championships

January 21st, 2011 - 3:01 pm

I finished with a 3-1 mark in both straight-up picks and against the spread in the divisional round last week. My goal at the beginning of the season was to try to finish 70% on the season. It was a …

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Martz, Cutler need to keep egos in check against Packers

January 20th, 2011 - 12:15 pm

Dan Hampton, one of the greatest Bears players of all time and a frequent contributor on WSCR 670 The Score, brought up an interesting point today on “The Danny Mac Show.” Although not one of the sharpest knives in the …

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Advantage Bears? Week 3 officiating crew to handle NFC conference championship

January 19th, 2011 - 11:31 am

WSCR 670 The Score has reported that referee Terry McAulay’s crew will handle the duties for the NFC conference championship between the Bears and Packers this week. If true, that’ll be the second time McAulay’s crew has done a Bears-Packers …

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