Archive for the ‘Chicago Bears’ Category

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 ...

Prepare to get KO’d, NFL

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

I hope Timbaland is working on a Super Bowl Shuffle remix, because the Chicago Bears have officially entrusted their offense into the hands of one Kyle Raymond Orton. Now the only thing missing is an offensive line, running back and wide receivers. (Fortunately the Bears should have three solid tight ...

So You’re Telling Me There’s A Chance

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

So it's still 65 days until the 2008 NFL season gets underway, but fantasy football fanatics (myself included) are already frothing at the mouth to get the year underway. I've got 46 days until my draft and with each day that passes, the area of my brain usually reserved for ...