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Cut Loose

Cut Loose

March 14, 2017

Eight years ago, the Chicago Bears made an uncharacteristic trade sending Kyle Orton, a pair of first rou...

An open letter to Jameis Winston: our girls shouldn’t be silent

An open letter to Jameis Winston: our girls shouldn’t be silent

March 14, 2017

A few weeks ago, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback Jameis Winston made an appearance at an elementary ...

Fantasy Football Predictions: Week 4

Fantasy Football Predictions: Week 4

September 28, 2016

NFL Week four Marquee Matchups   Thursday Night’s Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Miami Dolphi...

The Drafty City

The Drafty City

October 21, 2014

  The NFL recently announced that Chicago would be the site for the 2015 NFL draft. This is the first time that the draft will be ou...

Your Keys To A Fantasy Football Championship Drive

Your Keys To A Fantasy Football Championship Drive

September 9, 2014

So you have finished your draft and probably think that you have assembled the best fantasy team ever...

Predicting The 2014 -15 Chicago Bears Season

Predicting The 2014 -15 Chicago Bears Season

August 22, 2014

  As the weather starts to get a little colder and the days grow shorter we know that summer...

Mayor Wants In On NFL Draft

Mayor Wants In On NFL Draft

June 3, 2014

  New York City has been the home of The NFL draft for the last 49 years. According to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, there are multiple cities trying to be the next host for the 2015 NFL draft, including Chicago. Mayor of Chicag...

2014 Chicago Bears Draft Recap

2014 Chicago Bears Draft Recap

June 3, 2014

  This year’s NFL draft marked Phil Emery’s third draft as general manager of the Chicago Bears. The past few drafts Emery has struck gold with some of his picks such as pro bowlers Kyle Long and Alshon Jeffery. Emery has shown that he is ...

With the 14th pick of the NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select…

With the 14th pick of the NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select…

April 29, 2014

Forget about the Chicago Bulls and their matchup with the Washington Wizards. Forget about the Chicago...

Major League Contracts Reach All Time High

Major League Contracts Reach All Time High

April 23, 2013

  It is only three and a half months into the year and we have already seen many sports records broken. These records did not include touchdowns, point...

The NFL has Changed Their Heading

The NFL has Changed Their Heading

April 11, 2013

Change is a good thing, right? Ask a majority of former and current players in the NFL and they’ll probably disagree. After one rule cha...

So Long Brian

So Long Brian

April 11, 2013

For the first time since the 2000 season, the Chicago Bears will be without middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. Since winning Rookie of the Year in 2001, Urlacher...