OK. I just have to get this off of my chest. I get in the truck on the drive to work this morning and what do I hear, but both of the sports radio stations — CBS and FOXSPORTS — both are explaining why it is sooo ludacris that Bill Callahan would have purposefully blown his chance the win a Superbowl Ring with the Raiders.

Guess what, they’re right. No coach in his right mind would do that. No matter how good of buddies you are with the opposing coach {which I don’t eve seen how this argument was relevent…at all}, or how badly you hate the owner. Callahan got the Raiders there and tried his best to win the game. I’m sorry but he did.

But the is just the point. Tim Brown did not say the coach sabotaged the game on purpose. He said he changed the game plan at the last minute. There is a HUGE difference. All he basically said was that all of they players pretty much hated the guy’s guts before this and they blamed the change on what happened to Barrett before the game. Brown even went on to say the Barrett Robbins should have manned up. But that the team already knew he was a bit unstable.

No one [besides the media or course] is saying the coach submarined his own team. At least not intensionally. They are saying he out thought the room with a new plan that the Raider player felt they had no time to learn.

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–from beargoggleson.com

The Bears FINALLY have their man…Marc Trestman named Head Coach

 
Jan 16th, 2013 at 1:38 am by Breaking News
 
 
 

After an extensive and exhaustive search, the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Chicago Bears will name Marc Trestman as their next head coach.  Trestman was the candidate I was most intrigued by having bounced around the college, NFL and CFL ranks.  Most recently of the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, Trestman has lead the team to back to back Grey Cup Championships and an overall 64-34 record in 5 seasons as head coach. 

Known as a cerebral, offensive coach, Trestman seems to be in a good position to maximize the skills of Bears QB Jay Cutler.  Hell, this guy made Scott Mitchell look really good.  I think Trestman is a great hire and is the first offensive minded coach the Bears have hired since Mike Ditka.  Yes, Ditka was considered offensive minded, not just offensive.

We will delve more into Trestman’s fit for the Beloved as the days unfold…The Cover Stew may even way in… 

 

What do you all think?  Good hire, bad hire, meh???  Hit us up in the comments!!!

 

As I don’t care about any of the teams left in the NFL playoffs, last night’s BCS National title game was for me the last big football game of the year. It turned out to be a huge dissappointment to fans, such as myself who had been eagerly waiting and anticipating a good ball game.

What we got instead was a blowout. From the opening whistle, it looked as thought the Irish were outmatched. In the trenches, on both sides of the ball, Alabama had their way.

I imagined the TV sets across the nation changing stations after The Crimson Tide scored their 3rd touchdown of the first half to give them a 21-0 lead in the second quarter.

So now all we are left with is ESPN to sing the praises of the great just ask the Dolphins Nick Saban, and the complete dominace of the stacked SEC. I guess I will just have to spend the offseason following the Chicago Bears coaching search and watching my beloved Lakers cruise to the playoffs.

Wait…what was that? The Lakers record is WHAT?!

Lakers Struggles Continue

Posted: January 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

Its hard for me to believe as I sit here and write this, but I have actually been holding my breath in anticipation of the LAkers reaching .500.
That is how low things are in the once mighty Staples Center. After the losing three games in a row, thus bringing their overall record to 15-18, it looks as if I may need some oxygen– quick.
Yesterday there were rumors [substaniated or not] of Dwight Howard and Kobe getting into an altercation in the locker room. Although both players deny reports, they did playful pose for a twitter pic in which the caption read ‘Black Mamba vs, D12…its on’.
Then just last night across the breaking news wire came the report that Howard has a torn labrum and will miss at least a week. But no that’s not all, Pau Gasol is also out indefintely with a boo boo [concussion] that he recieved after a glancing blow to the head in the Denver game.
This leads me to wonder…can things actually get worse out on the left coast?

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CLEMSON WINS! CLEMSON WINS!

Those are the words on every Acc fan’s tongues last night as the ball dropped. LAst night in The Chic-fil-a Bowl The Clemson Tigers redeemed the lowly ACC and turned the perception that the might SEC was unbeatable at the hands of their nighbors to the East. Coming in the game was dubbed as a battle between The Tigers who both reside in Deathvalley. The game turned out to be maybe the most exciting bowl game of the season so far.

The game could not have started out worse for Clemson. On the second play from scrimmage it was an inside handoff to Sammy Watkins[who OC Chad Morris had vowed to get involved early and often]6-foot-5, 240-pound LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo came thru untouched and nearly ripped Watkins right leg off. FUMBLE …2 plays later TD LSU.
Clemson fans everywhere thought OH NO not again. HArking back to last years Orange Bowl disaster. But thankfully it was not the case. Instead Tahj took the burden on his shoulders and–along with Nuuk Hopkins–carried the offense down the field and answered with a Clemsmon score. The most surprising thin about the game was the play of Clemson’s much-maligned defense. They stymied LSU at every turn and kept the game within reach until the final minute, giving Chandler Cantanzaro a change at the end.

After the game Dabo Swinney was talking 11 and 12 wins, he was talking National Championship, he was hugging sideline reporters, he was screaming, and crying. He has his head in the right direction. But he needs to overcome FSU and instate rival USC first.

Final Score Clemson 25  LSU 24

Hester to Retire?

Posted: December 31, 2012 in NFC NORTH
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Hester found out about Lovie Smith getting fired and said he may never play again. He told reporters in Chicago earlier today that he hasn’t been having fun and it has been on his mind for the past two seasons. He went on to say his workers comp papers were in his pocket and he would have to go home and discuss the matter with hios wife and two sons.

Whatever you decide, Mr Hester, I want to be the first to say “Thank you for the memories and I will support you.” I hope plenty of other fans feel the same way. He may not have panned out as a reciever, but that isn’t entirely his fault. He came into the league as a DB not a WR. I realize that he is owed a boat-load of cash, but he gave me the warm feeling that I haven’t felt in a lifetime as a long-suffering Bears fan.

Lets hear it for the most exciting Chicago Bear since Gayle Sayers, and the best return man to ever live—-EVER (that means you primetime)

Urlacher among the unhappy

Posted: December 31, 2012 in NFC NORTH
-from Windycity gridiron
 

Brian Urlacher’s future in Chicago could be in jeopardy

By on Dec 31, 5:11p +

Christian Petersen

With Lovie Smith being shown the door in Chicago, LB Brian Urlacher might not be too far behind him.

Brian Urlacher signed a 5-year, $40.6M contract extension with the Chicago Bears in 2008. That contract expired at the conclusion of the 2012 season, and he is now a free agent.

Earlier this month, I wrote that Bears fans might be seeing the end of an era in Chicago– The Lovie Smith/ Brian Urlacher era— and Phil Emery wasted no time in relieving Smith of his duties after the Bears failed to make the playoffs for the fifth time on the last six seasons.

And now, the long-standing face of the franchise is a free agent.

“If (the future is) not here, then it won’t be here,” he said. “I still feel like I can play some football, though. I’m healthy now. I would have played next week if we had gotten in, but it doesn’t matter now.”

Urlacher says he’s healthy now, but I would guess that is a stretch. There is a reason he was on the sideline in what was one of the biggest games of the season.

“I don’t know (how much football he has left). I have no idea,” Urlacher said. “I don’t even know if I’m going to be able to. Being a free agent in this situation right now, I’m not sure. We’ll see how it goes the next few weeks or months, however long it takes to figure out what’s going to happen.”

Last season, Jerry Angelo was relieved of his duties. This season, Lovie Smith.

A new head coach will bring in his own vision, with his own system, and likely his own coordinators. Will he want to keep an aging middle linebacker on board? Or are Chicago Bears fans truly seeing the first major overhaul in years?

Stay tuned…