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 Hat's off to @StephStradley for giving a nice looking couple seats to the Texans game. #NiceWork
emptywheel @nickmanes1 I still don't understand how Eli's contract didn't include a clause giving OBJ bonus for every circus catch making him look good
bmaz Oh, that may leave a mark.
emptywheel @miishke U Mich. He was there for a semester in 1999.
emptywheel @nickmanes1 Ut oh. Just got back. Picks on top of picks?
bmaz @StephStradley [Shaking my fist in the direction of Houston] Dangit!
emptywheel @miishke You mean for ongoing work? Dunno that Borges useful. Just familiar! @ErrataRob
emptywheel @ThusBloggedA Who better than a Kitties-Pats fan?
emptywheel @yoshiofor It had to be. Encryption is apparently the only reason why authorities miss terrorists.
emptywheel @hypervisible Well, good, you just made me feel better about taking pleasure in Suh doing less well than expected.
emptywheel @hypervisible I did not. Thanks.
emptywheel I hate taking great pleasure out of Suh's less than stellar season at the Fins. But I do.
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