Axelrod and Obama

Chicago Style Trash Talk

Well, now that the little Le’Affaire du Patraeus thing is over (just kidding, Pete Hoekstra promises more to come!), we can now get back to the important stuff: Trash Talk. This edition is served up Chicago Style because no city has had a better week. The reelection effort for hometown guy Obama, run out of Chicago by Axelrod and Plouffe came up roses and Obama gave his acceptance speech there.

But, even bigger and badder are Da Bears. Man, they are on a roll that is not getting enough attention in the football universe. The Bears are 7-1 on the year and just demolished the Titans last week. Urlacher is solid as usual and Charles Tillman is the second coming of Revis Island in their D-backfield. Who knows, he may schiz out at any time, but Jay Cutler and the offense are really clicking. Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall are a big part of that. Together, it is a team that is just flat out scary right now.

Which is a good thing, because the other current league powerhouse, the Houston Texans are coming for a Sunday Night throwdown. This is far and away the game of the week, and it will tell us a lot about both teams as they start the second half of the regular schedule.

Some other random thoughts: Don’t look now, but with Thursday’s win over the hapless Jags, the Colts and Andrew Luck are 6-3. The Vikes and Kittehs game should be interesting; similar records, but moving in opposite directions as teams. The Lions are starting to settle in and the Vikes are unraveling slightly as of late after a surprising start. Cowboys at Iggles is another interesting game between two desperate teams, both of which Continue reading

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emptywheel @OU182 My hopes are more modest. I hope it doesn't suck as much as recent installments.
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emptywheel @p2wy Turns out I was there for a national championship! But I'm ... skeptical Jim Harbaugh (former Niners coach) will return that glory.
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emptywheel @p2wy Given my love of football I was happy to get a PhD in a place that (at that point) had an excellent football program.
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emptywheel @p2wy Also given that you didn't get a degree from U Mich (I think).
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emptywheel @p2wy You're probably not ALSO having the Jim Harbaugh problems I'm having. But, yes.
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emptywheel I'm now slowly letting down my guard against putting hope in Star Wars. But I'm also worried: You people know Christmas is >7 months away?
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emptywheel RT @Johngcole: I'm guessing the options were affordable housing or a 300ft statue of Jar Jar giving the middle finger. http://t.co/TTtW7Pm
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emptywheel @firetomfriedman Oh, I've got their root cause. And suspect I'd be more polite presenting it than @onekade, who also has it.
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emptywheel RT @DepressedDarth: Mark Hamill is now the same age as Alec Guinness was in the original Star Wars http://t.co/EVYITXYZ7z
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JimWhiteGNV I dislike the Yankees. I dislike A-Rod even more. Last night was rough to watch. That strikeout just now helps a lot.
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emptywheel RT @teddysanfran: The best gerrymandering explanation I've ever seen https://t.co/ZBiQEoCEsO
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emptywheel @caidid I trust Edelman, but I can see Gronk selling his list to the next young thang that sidles up to him w/a cute smile. @robertcaruso
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