September 12, 2013 |
Get ready, Bears fans: Adrian Peterson is coming to town. The Monsters of the Midway have had a roller-coaster ride defending the running back - and reigning NFL MVP - called "All Day. " Here's a look at the good, the bad and the ugly. THE GOOD Nov. 14, 2010: Bears 27, Vikings 13 Peterson: 75 total yards Peterson missed the second Bears game in both 2010 and 2011, but the way he played in the first ones, he might have been better off. The Bears closed this game with a 20-3 run while holding Peterson to 51 rushing yards and stopping him on his only third-down carry.
September 9, 2013 |
The Bears' Week 1 win gave fans a lot to feel optimistic about. But how can we expect the remaining games to go? Thanks to a free weekend of NFL Sunday Ticket, I watched part or all of every Week 1 game. I'm not saying you should wager your hard-earned money based on this info. But you COULD. Sunday vs. Minnesota: The Bears should put 12 players "in the box" to stop Adrian Peterson. Sign a guy made of antimatter for the secondary to balance the numbers. Christian Ponder will have four turnovers.
September 8, 2013 |
Do you ever have great contradictions between your head and your heart? Like you can deeply admire President Obama but be extremely troubled by certain policies from his administration, or think John Mayer is an abject tool but now you've listened to his new album around 700 times? Sometimes it feels like everything in life is that lying, cheating lover who's too sexy, too fun, too panty-melting to give up. But there's no greater contradiction than football. Football, college and pro, is irredeemably corrupt, staked through with ugly values and exploitative of...
February 7, 2013 |
I'm tired of hearing about how the Bulls should bring Derrick Rose back slowly to protect his long-term potential and that this is a lost season. I get it, no one wants Rose to come back too early and potentially jeopardize what should be a Hall of Fame career with the Bulls. The problem is this team is near the top of the Central Division and with Rose in the lineup, they are legitimate title contenders. Playing for the future is good in theory, assuming everything stays the same.
December 30, 2012 |
Even after 15 years of playing fantasy football, I'm still learning. I plan on fixing my mistakes next year. Hopefully you'll be a better fantasy player in 2013, too. Here's what I learned this season: One-hit wonders don't always develop into stars. Did you pick up Kevin Olgetree after he exploded for Dallas in Week 1? Did you think Brandon Myers was the next Rob Gronkowski? Were you convinced Bryce Brown, after two great weeks, was the second coming of Adrian Peterson? All these players had one or two great games, then fizzled.
December 19, 2012 |
In August, we challenged columnists Dan Richman and Alex Quigley to give us their perfect fantasy football draft. Well, the season's almost over and we're not letting them off the hook. In their own words, here's how they fared. ALEX QUIGLEY I gotta say, I wish I had been in a draft position in one of my four leagues where I could've executed my strategy! Remember, my goal was to pick the No. 1 performer at each position and draft them in a realistically plausible order. 1st round: Drew Brees, QB After 15 weeks, he's either the No. 2...