Chicago

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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bmaz @RachelBLevinson @lawfareblog @benjaminwittes We better check the police blotter!
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bmaz @BlanksSlate Ooops, guess I should have bothered to look! per @hmintz "Thomas, Bybee, Quist, motion panel kept w a visiting judge"
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bmaz RT @BlanksSlate: @hmintz @bmaz In the middle of March Madness. Nice. Is the panel set yet?
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bmaz @BlanksSlate @hmintz I presume no, the 9th announces those pretty late in the game, so to speak.
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bmaz @hmintz No panel announcement yet I presume.
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bmaz RT @hmintz: 9th Circuit has set argument in O'Bannon v. NCAA case for March 17
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bmaz Drunk White House drone dude should have paid attention to @lawfareblog Drone Smackdown....No drones in DC pal! http://t.co/J2nWBwGf4Y
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bmaz @MasaccioEW Yeah, Glendale bit off more than it can chew. The stadium should have been built in Phoenix.
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emptywheel Imagine if the Mormon Church could get back all the $$ they squandered trying to enforce inequality in CA and spent it on the poor...
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emptywheel @phillipanderson Same w/McCaffrey. "Goddamnit, Alpha, don't you know this cold makes my feet hurt. WHY ARE YOU HURTING MEEEEEEE?!?!?!?!"
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emptywheel @phillipanderson Part of extreme pack reliance of dogs is that they cannot fathom that the alpha doesn't control the weather. Makes sense.
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