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 Continue reading

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emptywheel Contrary to Andy Dalton's best efforts, he's still just tied in the contest for who can be most giving this Christmas season w/Peyton.
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bmaz @stephenlemons @Veritas_ad_res Hahaha, me too, and I don't thinkI ever interacted with that account.
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bmaz RT @JerryLMaine: @bmaz @bradheath oh shit, I think you're onto the police slang for "unarmed black man"
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bmaz @bradheath But what about the passive shooters?
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emptywheel @nickmanes1 just say you were getting the charger and blame the other Christmas shoppers then.
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emptywheel @nickmanes1 something something last minute black beans and don't you know neighborhood has better gifts?
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emptywheel @nickmanes1 blame the Christmas shoppers.
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emptywheel @astepanovich Imagine if they had spent $$ now spending on Boies on basic security?
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emptywheel Under David Boies' logic we can't talk abt 2000 election on Twitter, right?
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emptywheel @B_Amer mom's. Also had to be OH cause erratic speeds not in own state=OH.
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emptywheel Black SUV fr OH w/Christmas lights on roof rack keeps passing us & I feel like I'm in Disney Cars sequel.
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