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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JimWhiteGNV I'm a huge fan of the #Rays, but let's face facts: the Trop is just not a park worthy of #MLB baseball. B-ring last night, C-ring tonight.
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bmaz CNN's Bizarrely Homophobic Coverage Of Virginia Shooter http://t.co/55DZy7TffY BUT, relentless asskissing of racist, misogynist Trump good!
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bmaz @WALLACHLEGAL @AndiPhillips1 @espn Heh, you look......purposeful.
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bmaz @MikeReiss @985TheSportsHub But that would expressly include Mortenson and ESPN, no?
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bmaz So, between 1st false #Deflategate report+this @ESPN's "insider" @mortreport is a congenital liar. #TheMoreYouKnow https://t.co/jIVS2CesIr
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emptywheel Man, Tom Brady used to be a brilliant QB until Donald Trump fell in love with him.
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emptywheel @Allison_Good1 I was spending extra week in Bangkok on around the world business trip. Not bad place, but next trip there it flooded badly.
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