Archive for the ‘Chicago Bears’ Category

So, What Went Wrong?

Monday, January 5th, 2009

After what was arguably the most interesting final Sunday in NFL history -- The Big Lead at least had a premonition of this awesomeness, but it played out far wackier than any of us could have anticipated -- and a fairly decent Wild Card weekend, we're down the final eight playoff contestants. ...

R&R’s Weekend in Review

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

We're starting a new segment here at Rumors and Rants called "Weekend in Review," mostly because it chronicles the events of the past weekend. I guess we'll have to do it again to qualify as a segment. And by "we" I mean myself. Also, I consider Monday to be part ...

The NFC North: Somebody’s Gotta Win the Thing, Right?

Monday, November 17th, 2008

One look at the standings in the NFC North will tell you a lot. There's a three-way tie between the Packers, Bears and Vikings atop the division at a very mediocre 5-5. Oh, and then there's the Lions in the cellar at 0-10. Let's not forget about our friends from ...

Coming To The Rex-cue

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

It was Oct. 5. I remember sitting at my local Buffalo Wild Wings. My head hurt, my stomach churned and my heart ached. The night earlier, my beloved Chicago Cubs were swept out of the playoffs by the Los Angeles Dodgers. A season that looked destined to break the franchise’s century-long ...

What The Hell’s Going On Out There?

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

It pains me to rehash a Vince Lombardi catchphrase that's oft-rehashed by Chris Berman, but I have been left with no choice. As of this past week, the NFL has officially ceased making any kind of sense whatsoever. I'm not sure where to start, or where to finish. But that's ...

This Kyle Orton Character Might Actually Be Decent

Monday, October 13th, 2008

This is the first of two random, subjective quarterback evaluations we have from the same game. Let us begin. We know how fashionable it's been over the last couple years to dog on whichever quarterback the Bears are trotting out there every Sunday. In fact, it's pretty fun. Admittedly, it's more fun ...

At Last Report Brian Griese’s Arm Hadn’t Fallen Off…Yet

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

So, let's start with this little notion. The once vaunted defense of the Chicago Bears is a.) no longer vaunted, b.) unable to hold any kind of lead, c.) unable to carry this team to the playoffs while Kyle Orton plays caretaker of the offense like Bears fans would like ...

Tuesday Evening Punter: Week 2.5

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

You've probably heard of the Tuesday Morning Quarterback. Here at Rumors and Rants, we'd like to provide you with a similar concept, only less verbose, half a day later and not as in-depth because we don't have any sort of TV package that allows us to see every football game ...