October 16, 2013 |
Each week, RedEye's prognosticating pooch, Whizzer, goes paw to paw with Rob Cressy's miniature schnauzer, Callie, to see who picks NFL games more accurately. Callie went 2-2 in Week 12 while Whizzer was 0-4. Overall, Callie is 32-27 and Whizzer is 36-23. Here are their picks for Week 13. CALLIE Bears at Minnesota: Vikings Green Bay at Detroit: Lions New Orleans at Seattle: Seahawks Denver at Kansas City: Chiefs Arizona at Philadelphia: Cardinals WHIZZER Bears at Minnesota: Vikings Green Bay at Detroit: Lions New...
April 3, 2013 |
On Wednesday, Louisville unveiled a T-shirt honoring injured player Kevin Ware as the Cardinals prepare to play in the Final Four this weekend. Some are crying foul at the $24.99 shirt price because Ware won't see a dime from sales; Adidas and the university will pocket the proceeds. THIS ROUND: Does it matter that Kevin Ware will not benefit financially from the shirts inspired by his recovery? YES Seriously, are we even going to pretend this isn't straight-up exploitation?
December 1, 2013 |
When you get to this stage of the fantasy football season, knowing statistics is of the utmost importance. That said, now is the time when you need to focus on matchups based on stats. So here are few tips to follow the rest of the way. Play your running backs against the Bears You don't need to be a Harvard scholar to know the Bears are really bad at stopping the run. The statistics show the Bears have the worst run defense in all of football. Just look at the great games by Brandon Jacobs (looking like an All-Pro)
December 20, 2012 |
As the Bears prepare to play Arizona on Sunday, they need other teams to lose for them to make the postseason. But just because you need help to get into the playoffs doesn't mean you can't do some damage once you're there. Here are recent teams who made a name for themselves despite entering Week 16 with similar or worse records than the Bears. In other words, it ain't over till it's over. 2008 Arizona Cardinals Entering Week 16 : 8-6 Finished: 9-7, lost Super Bowl The Cardinals clinched their division in Week 14 and, at 8-5,...
May 22, 2013 |
After playing his entire 13-year NFL career with the Bears, Brian Urlacher announced his retirement Wednesday. Boiling his career down to his five most memorable games is tricky, but here's what made our list. Sept. 17, 2000: N.Y. Giants 14, Bears 7 URLACHER: 13 tackles, first career sack A safety-turned-linebacker in college, Urlacher's Bears career began with him as a backup outside linebacker. That didn't last long. When starting middle linebacker Barry Minter got hurt in Week 2, Urlacher slid over to the middle in Week 3 and never...
November 27, 2011 |
It was the touchdown celebration of the day, if not the season. After Buffalo receiver Steve Johnson caught a five-yard pass that gave the Bills a 14-7 lead over the N.Y. Jets, Johnson unholstered his finger guns and proceeded to "shoot himself" in the thigh. The celebration mocked Jets receiver Plaxico Burress' famous self-inflicted gunshot wound that sent him to jail three years ago. But he wasn't done. Johnson then mocked Jets receiver Santonio Holmes flight-crew moves by spreading his arms and flying through the end zone before "crashing" to the turf.