CHICAGO BEARS

Detroit Lions 40, Chicago Bears 32

The Bears were down 40-16 with 8:57 left in the game before getting two TDs in essentially garbage time to make the final score a lot closer than this game really was.  Jay Cutler was not at his best today as he completed 27 of 47 passes for 317 yards with 2 TD passes and [...]

September 30, 2013 1:03 am read more

Chicago Bears (3-0) vs. Detroit Lions (2-1)

The Chicago Bears are rolling right now, as they won their first road game last weekend, 40-23 over the Steelers on Heinz Field.  The Lions got back on the right track in beating the Redskins 27-20 in Washington last Sunday.  Here is a look at the matchups in a huge NFC North game: When the [...]

September 27, 2013 4:05 pm read more

The Chicago Bears sign DT Landon Cohen

The Bears have signed 27-year old DT Landon Cohen.  Cohen played in 2 games earlier this year for the Cowboys and he had 1 tackle.  He has now played in 27 games in his first two years in the NFL and he has 32 tackles and 5 tackles for a loss.  Cohen will help the [...]

September 27, 2013 3:41 pm read more

Opposing teams just have not learned not to kick the ball to Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears

The Bears have had 30-year old Devin Hester concentrate on returning kickoffs and punts this year instead of worrying about playing WR in 2013.  Hester has played in all three games for the Bears so far this year and he has returned 8 kickoffs for 306 yards (38.3 avg) and 2 punts for 1 yard [...]

September 25, 2013 6:46 pm read more

The Chicago Bears are getting great work from their safeties so far in 2013

25-year old Major Wright and 24-year old Chris Conte really benefit from playing behind playmaking CBs Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings.  Opposing teams sometimes game plan away from challenging the corners of the Bears with the idea of going after their safeties in the passing game……which hasn’t worked out too well this year either.  Major [...]

September 25, 2013 6:42 pm read more

The Chicago Bears lose DT Henry Melton for the rest of the 2013 season

The Chicago Bears have lost 26-year old DT Henry Melton for the rest of the 2013 season due to a torn left ACL.  Melton played in 3 games for the Bears this year and he had 5 tackles and 1 fumble recovery.  Melton has now played in 48 games in his first four years with [...]

September 24, 2013 6:26 pm read more

CHICAGO CUBS

The Chicago Cubs fire Dale Sveum

The Cubs have fired 49-year old manager Dale Sveum.  Sveum led the Cubs to a 66-96 (40.7%) record last year as they finished in last place, 31 games behind the Cardinals in the N.L. Central.  Sveum compiled a 127-197 (39.2%) record in his two years on the job with the Cubs.  It’s hard to blame [...]

October 1, 2013 11:56 pm read more

Jake Arrieta looked pretty solid for the Chicago Cubs this year

27-year old righty starting pitcher Jake Arrieta was pretty impressive for the Cubs after coming over as part of the return in the deal that sent Scott Feldman to the Orioles.  Arrieta pitched in 9 games (all starts) for the Cubs this year and he was 4-2 with a 3.66 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP.  [...]

September 28, 2013 3:36 pm read more

The Chicago Cubs lose Welington Castillo for the rest of the 2013 season

26-year old righty swinging catcher Welington Castillo will miss the rest of the season due to surgery on his right knee.  Castillo played in 113 games for the Cubs this year and he was 103 of 380 (.271 avg, .741 OPS) with 41 runs scored, 8 homers, 32 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Castillo has [...]

September 20, 2013 7:59 pm read more

Starlin Castro has been a huge disappointment for the Chicago Cubs in 2013

23-year old righty swinging SS Starlin Castro was a huge disappointment in 2013 for the Cubs.  He was #5 in the voting for the N.L. Rookie of the Year in 2010 and he was an N.L. All-Star in 2011 and 2012…..so expectations were high for him this year and he let the Cubs down.  Castro [...]

September 20, 2013 7:56 pm read more

Anthony Rizzo is slumping big time in the second half for the Chicago Cubs

24-year old lefty swinging 1B Anthony Rizzo is having big time issues at the plate in the second half of the 2013 season.  He has played in 57 games for the Cubs in the second half of the 2013 season and he is only 44 of 214 (.206 avg, .687 OPS) with 22 runs scored, [...]

September 18, 2013 12:21 pm read more

Travis Wood has been rock sold in 2013 for the Chicago Cubs

26-year old lefty starting pitcher Travis Wood has been impressive for the Cubs in 2013.  He has now pitched in 28 games (all starts) for the Cubs so far this year and he is 8-11 with a 3.17 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP.  He has given up 143 hits and 58 walks while whiffing 125 [...]

September 9, 2013 3:55 pm read more

CHICAGO BULLS

The Chicago Bulls invite SG/SF Dahntay Jones to training camp

The Bulls have invited 32-year old SG/SF Dahntay Jones to training camp.  Jones played in 78 games (19 starts) for the Hawks and Mavericks last year in which he averaged 13.0 minutes, 3.4 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.  Jones has now played in 589 games (157 starts) in his first 10 years [...]

September 28, 2013 2:55 pm read more

The Chicago Bulls invite Dexter Pittman to training camp

The Bulls have invited 25-year old center Dexter Pittman to training camp.  Pittman played in 15 games (12 starts) for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League last year and he averaged 24.9 minutes, 12.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 1.7 blocked shots per game.  Pittman also played in 11 games (0 starts) for [...]

September 28, 2013 2:53 pm read more

The Chicago Bulls invite D.J. White to training camp

The Bulls have invited 27-year old power forward D.J. White to training camp.  White played in 12 games (0 starts) for the Celtics last year and he averaged 7.2 minutes, 2.4 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game.  White has now played in 136 games (11 starts) in his first five years in the [...]

September 27, 2013 3:32 pm read more

The Chicago Bulls are set up well at small forward for 2013-14

28-year old Luol Deng is one of the best players on the Bulls.  He played in 75 games (all starts) for the Bulls last year and he averaged 38.7 minutes, 16.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.1 steals per game.  He has now played in 614 games (568 starts) in his first nine years [...]

September 26, 2013 2:07 am read more

It?s Jimmy Butler?s time to shine in 2013-14 for the Chicago Bulls

23-year old Jimmy Butler will be the Bulls’ starting shooting guard in 2013-14 and I expect him to play really big minutes for them.  Butler played in 82 games (20 starts) for the Bulls last year and he averaged 26.0 minutes, 8.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steal per game.  He has now [...]

September 12, 2013 12:57 pm read more

The Chicago Bulls sign Mike James for training camp

The Bulls have signed 38-year old point guard Mike James for training camp.  James played in 45 games (23 starts) for the Mavericks last year and he averaged 19.2 minutes, 6.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.  James has now played in 584 games (286 starts) in his first 11 years in the [...]

September 11, 2013 12:38 pm read more