Archive for August, 2011

August 31st, 2011

Week 2 and Week 3 of the preseason was interesting for the Bears. Here’s another look at those games. Maybe some of the lesser known players will rise up and earn a spot onto the team.

Enjoy these two clips. Don’t forget to tune in for the final Bears preseason game against the Cleveland Browns tomorrow at 8 PM ET.

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August 31st, 2011

In addition to my picks of the week entries, I will also be publishing my weekly upsets to watch out for again in 2011.  While the first week is traditionally characterized by a bunch of blowouts, I have provided you with some upsets that could definitely happen this weekend. The lines below are ordered from smallest underdog to largest, and the value in each parentheses represents the number of points by which each team is currently an underdog according to the World Sports Exchange.

Ole Miss (+3.0) vs. BYU- The Cougars are the much better squad of the two, but you never know how BYU will react to playing a cross country, early season road game against an SEC foe.

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August 31st, 2011

Though the New York Giants drafted Jacquian Williams and Greg Jones in 2011, undrafted linebackers such as Spencer Paysinger and Mark Herzlich are the ones standing out.

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August 31st, 2011

BoxScore
Ahhhh.

No. No you don’t.

Don’t even think about it.

Buuuttt…

I said NO. Dead bodies twitch after death sometimes.

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August 31st, 2011

Henry Sosa did an OUTSTANDING job tonight – 2 hits, 1 walk, 7 K – 1 ER on a walk, sac-bunt, then a single.  He only threw 89 pitches, looked great in the 6th and was only pulled for a pinch hitter, as the Astros had quite a rally going.

The Stros had at least 1 man on base in every inning, but no one scored until Jose Altuve hit a solo homer into the Crawford Boxes in the 5th. Guess he had to think inside the Box – hahahaha.

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August 31st, 2011

Another example of how far the mighty have fallen, in the old days there would be no question that the Golden Gophers hockey team would be playing in the NCAA tourney. Add to their yearly NCAA tourney trip, the Gophers would be a shoe in to play in the

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August 30th, 2011

Zach Parise, the United States during the 2010...Image via WikipediaIt looks like the CHL versus the NCAA is an issue that is not going to go away any time soon. I think one of the reasons the NCAA is losing to the CHL is the NCAA is hand cuffing recruiting rules by not allowing a college hockey coach to talk to a prospective recruit until that recruit has finished his sophomore year of school and after June 15th.

The CHL on the other hand doesn’t have to worry about that rule. So by the time the NCAA coaches have talked to the kid the CHL might have already had a chance to convince them to go the CHL route.

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August 30th, 2011

In my opinion I think that the Miami players got off easy and I would’ve liked to have seen stiffer penalties levied by the NCAA for the Miami Hurricane Football program. This basically a slap on the wrist. I guess after the OSU scandal we can’t expect too much from the NCAA.

Eight Miami (Fla.) football student-athletes must miss competition and repay benefits as a condition of becoming eligible to play again, according to a decision Tuesday by the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff. The student-athletes received varying levels of recruiting inducements and extra benefits from university booster Nevin Shapiro and athletics personnel, according to the facts of the case.

Reinstatement decisions are independent of the NCAA enforcement process and typically are made once the facts of the student-athlete’s involvement are determined. This is typically well in advance of infractions decisions. The enforcement investigation into the university’s football program is ongoing.

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August 30th, 2011

The Bears need some depth at defensive end. Second-year end out of Northwestern Corey Wootton was supposed to take the next step this season in the defensive rotation, but he could be out for some time with a bad knee.

Wootton seemed optimistic about returning for the start of the season on Sept. 11. ”It’s going well,” Wootton said Tuesday. “I’ve just been strengthening (the knee), you know the strength isn’t too far away from normal. I started jogging on the treadmill, so I’m hoping to maybe be back in there for the first game, hopefully.”

Former defensive end Alex Brown who spent his first eight seasons with the Bears from 2002-2010, was released by the New Orleans Saints today.

So, would the Bears even consider bringing Alex Brown back? With Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije set in stone as the starters on the defensive line there isn’t much depth behind them.

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August 30th, 2011

The New York Giants (and Jets) were given a five-day extension to trim their roster down to 80 due to Hurricane Irene, but still made several roster moves.

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