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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...

History repeats itself with athlete protests, social injustice

History repeats itself with athlete protests, social injustice

September 28, 2016

The relationship that sports and social issues have is natural. The two will always be intertwined beca...

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...

NFL Predictions 2016: NFC South

NFL Predictions 2016: NFC South

June 21, 2016

Carolina Panthers: 15 – 1 The Panthers had a great season in 2015, going 15 – 1, making it all the ...

NFL Predictions Part 1: The NFC North

NFL Predictions Part 1: The NFC North

May 24, 2016

The return of the NFL gets closer and closer every day. With the preseason beginning in August and the...

Will The Bears Roar This Season?

Will The Bears Roar This Season?

September 9, 2015

“DA BEARS!” Is a phrase every fan has heard of, but it hasn’t been used the way it should be...

New Bear Brings Controversy

New Bear Brings Controversy

March 31, 2015

Chicagoans have been begging for new, productive Bears players, especially on the defensive side of the...

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...

Do Wealthy Professional Athletes Have to Follow the Same Rules as Us?

Do Wealthy Professional Athletes Have to Follow the Same Rules as Us?

September 23, 2014

The recent slew of male professional athletes committing violent crimes has rightfully brought t...

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...

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...