Chicago Bears

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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bmaz .@LemieuxLGM And, by the way, Bernie, his wife, and only two others in party, could not possibly have been nicer, nor more genuine.
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bmaz @LemieuxLGM In July, @BernieSanders came into a very conservative steakhouse I was in, Durants, in Phoenix, and the whole place cheered him.
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bmaz @mikeanddave Seriously, what the fuck kind of shit is this. STOP promoting it in my timeline you PR jackasses. Fuck off.
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bmaz @yeselson @tomwatson @emilynussbaum @ebruenig And that's irrespective of which side any of us may be buying into during a contested primary.
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emptywheel RT @SenJohnMcCain: Heading to Senate floor to discuss proposals to revive waterboarding & other inhumane interrogation methods - watch: htt…
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emptywheel RT @AnonyOps: New Scientist: Sleep deprivation linked to false confession in milestone study https://t.co/AIo6XQdKBT https://t.co/mBwjniSMyB
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bmaz @yeselson @tomwatson @emilynussbaum @ebruenig I agree. There is so much more+deeper implications to this issue than political Twitter takes.
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emptywheel @DevlinBarrett Does that include IDing people who've sold themselves out for Bitcoin?
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emptywheel @attackerman Well, what are you still lolly-gagging around here for? @AliWatkins
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emptywheel @attackerman Ah, missed that while CSPAN's website was being a jerk. You'll have the scoop on who is set to replace him? Monaco? O'Sullivan?
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emptywheel @OKnox My ability to fathom a Bernie presidency starts failing when I think abt Qs like this.
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emptywheel @MinimizedPotus Planning on it. Brennan too, first public hearing since torture report.
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