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 →']);" class="more-link">Continue reading

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emptywheel RT @RapSheet: The #Lions will not place the franchise tag on Ndamukong Suh
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emptywheel @Greene_DM That's why I raised Perez. Might be someone who makes everyone happy, tho see your point abt O'Malley.
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emptywheel Has anyone started the Thomas Perez for Senate recruitment drive yet? (Tho I'd be as happy to see Donna Edwards run)
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JimWhiteGNV RT @jaketapper: Texas nurse who got Ebola to sue hospital http://t.co/fvRZ3nzMlQ
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emptywheel @dangillmor How'd you get in?!?! (I'm still waiting on a plane)
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emptywheel @Pachacutec_ I've found I always have to have Verizon in reserve for when Comcast craps out, bc it happens so often.
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emptywheel RT @BaFana3: I get the distinct feeling other people in #Yemen are talking as President Hadi. No one's actually heard his voice from Aden.
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emptywheel @onekade What will be interesting is if they cite state secrets as fall back in case routine dismissal claim doesn't work.
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emptywheel @onekade One might assume that was the feature they were looking for in Todashev interrogators, not a bug.
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emptywheel @OKnox Well, it might be ideological if we didn't suck at such things anymore.
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emptywheel .@adamgoldmanwp But hey, if they want to claim that all the more reason to shut down GCHQ and hire a few people good at HUMINT.
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