Category Archives: Chalk Talk

Weighing the meaning of should-win games

November 17th, 2014 - 10:15 am

As a Bears fan, I will forever be in their corner no matter the circumstances. Don’t count me among those who are actively rooting for them to tank the rest of the season to try to get the best possible [...]

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Random thoughts on the state of the Bears

November 10th, 2014 - 6:42 pm

What the heck did we witness Sunday night in Green Bay? And where the heck do the Bears go from here? Sunday’s absolute beat down in embarrassing fashion in front of a national audience left all of Bears Nation with [...]

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Why are you so embarrassed by the Bears’ woes?

October 28th, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Americans have a problem with pride. No, I’m not talking about patriotism. It’s good to be proud of our country and be grateful for the freedoms that we have. I’m talking about personal pride, the self-satisfaction of one’s accomplishments. Americans [...]

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Comparing Jay Cutler may be easy, but it’s pointless

October 24th, 2014 - 12:36 pm

While listening to a podcast of The Mully and Hanley Show show on 670thescore.com this morning, I heard Brian Hanley nearly have a coronary while screaming about Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. And in doing so, he invoked the name of [...]

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Cutler’s good performances fly under the radar

October 14th, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Jay Cutler completed 26 of 38 passes for 381 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions on Sunday against the Falcons. He completed nearly 70% of his passes and finished with a 109.6 passer rating. Short of being a Cutler fan, [...]

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Punishments for broadcasters using a team’s official name are unjust

October 1st, 2014 - 9:10 am

In an effort to avoid confusion on where I stand about the morality of the team name “Redskins”, I’ll be upfront in saying I believe it’s a racist name, no more or less racist than calling African Americans “Blackskins” or [...]

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Briggs absence more drama than substance

September 3rd, 2014 - 9:00 am

Bears veteran linebacker Lance Briggs was excused from Monday’s practice for “personal reasons,” and as we later learned, it was so that he could be present at the opening of his new restaurant in California. The issue brought a wave [...]

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The Cutler Maturity Show has jumped the shark

June 18th, 2014 - 2:30 pm

That’s it. I’ve had it. I’m done with this show. I’ve never cared enough about the dramatics to emotionally invest myself, anyway, but I always followed from afar. The plot has run its course. The mystery is nonexistent. All discussion [...]

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Jared Allen shows ability to win you over

April 1st, 2014 - 12:45 pm

As a lifelong Bears fan, as well as a humble man who appreciates humility and grace both on and off the football field, I have no qualms saying that I once hated Jared Allen. Everything from the redneck mullet he [...]

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What’s more important to a defense? Stopping the run or rushing the passer?

March 27th, 2014 - 9:30 am

Chicago Tribune’s David Haugh, following the Bears’ signing of defensive end Jared Allen, wrote: “Bringing Allen aboard tied all the other moves together because, in the NFL, nothing else matters to a defense if it cannot sack the quarterback. Not [...]

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