NFC North Preview: Bears Win Division?

The Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings are the four teams in a very formidable NFC North.

One fun fact: the teams in the NFC North can be sorted alphabetically the same way using either city or mascot.

As crazy as that is, I'm going to predict that they will finish in alphabetical order.

With that being said, let's review the division, starting with the Chicago Bears!

Chicago Bears:

- High octane offense with Marc Trestman, did not lose any significant personel.

- Additions of Ka'Deem Carey as a backup for Forte should alleviate concerns at RB position in regards to depth.

- Added Jared Allen to try and respark the "defense identity" of the Monsters of the Midway

- Rookie FS Brock Vereen may end up being the starter. If he holds up (I think he should), he could be someone special to watch.

- Last year was marked by the emergence of Alshon Jeffery. I say that Jeffery will take a little bit of a hit from regression. Brandon Marshall should still be the #1 here.

The Bears also have a favorable schedule, so I expect them to go 12-4 this season, tops in the division.

Must See: Pitcher Hits Batter, Catcher, Umpire With 1 Pitch

Ouch. The pitch got (Reds' AAA-Affiliate) the Louisville Bats' Curtis Partch lifted from the game.

He's had some high walk rates in limited apperances in the Majors the last two years. He strikes out a bunch of players, but is walking 5.0 batters per 9 innings. No surprise that his inaccuracy showed in this play.

PJ Tucker .222BAC DUI To Pave Way for TJ Warren?

TJ Warren lit up the summer league with some great scoring abilities. He contributed in grabbing boards, and his passing wasn't terrible. He showed off that his NC St. time was no fluke, and could be a legitimate force in the NBA. The question was, where to play him.

PJ Tucker was reportedly arrested in Arizona for having a BAC of .222, which would qualify under Arizona's higher BAC limit with harsher penalties than the typical DUI.

It's possible that with the emergence of Warren and already Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas, and even restricted FA Eric Bledsoe, Tucker's days in Phoenix may be in jeopardy.

Warren could see time regardless of Tucker's situation.

Warren warrants a look in fantasy leagues, even if it's redraft.

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Ultimate Ping Pong Rally (41 shots)

Two men, Ning Gao of Singapore, and Segun Toriola of Nigeria engaged in a 41 shot rally that ended in Gao sending a shot long. Varied shots (both hard and soft) were not good enough to win the point, but Gao did eventually prevail in the game.

Next time you go to a ping pong table near you, try doing this.


Throwback: D-Rose 2011 ECSF Vs. Hawks, 33 pts, 9 Asts.

Here's some highlights from Derrick Rose's performance in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semi's in 2011. That quickness is just too much.

Lingerie Football League Quarterback Scores TD, Celebrates With Beer

NSFW Video.

Heather Bliss, QB, Chicago Bliss.

I guess the Lingerie Football League is effective at trying to sell tickets. Here's a video of a quarterback scoring a TD on a QB sneak, then getting a beer to celebrate in the endzone.

I think it's time to watch some real NFL highlights. Mover Ochocinco and T.O., there's another excessive celebrator.

D-Rose Team USA Day 1 Highlights

Derrick Rose is back! He's looking strong as ever, and in this video you'll see that he's not afraid about contact anymore. Nice pass from Anthony Davis, but D-Rose is the show right now. A couple solid finishes and a strong dunk will get everyone excited about practice. Even AI. Practice? Yup.

Official USA Basketball Day 1 (VIDEO)

Check out some highlights and coach's talk from the first day for USA Basketball!

The video features a Derrick Rose slam dunk and some raving coaches, Tom Thibodeau and Coach Krzyzewski included.

#TheReturn is finally here. Bulls fans get excited.

WEEKLY DRAWING: Win Autographed Football by AP, RGIII, Brian Orakpo, & Jerry Hughes!

Adrian Peterson is always a good follow on social media. 

Via his social media pages, he announced this sweepstakes to win an autographed football with the likes of Peterson, Robert Griffin III, Brian Orakpo, & Jerry Hughes.

Full rules can be found here.

If you are a Sam's Club member, go get a 12 pack of Texas Tea (the sponsor of this weekly giveaway) and send in the label to them. Until September 10, there will be weekly drawings to give out the balls.

Last week, there were even two winners because they said there were a lot of entries.

If you're unable to purchase a 12-pack of Texas Tea from Sam's Club, you can still enter. Simply send a envelope to Texas Tea with your name and full address.

The address to send either a label or your name/full address is:


9333 B Brown Lane

Austin, TX, 78754

Best of luck everyone!

Can't wait 'til NFL starts? Well at least you can get an autographed ball!

Kendall Hunter Torn ACL, What This Means for 49ers Backfield

San Francisco 49ers' running back Kendall Hunter reportedly tore his ACL in training yesterday. As Frank Gore ages, the 49ers' were looking to lessen the load on him. As a result, look for Carlos Hyde, Marcus Lattimore, and LaMichael James to step up into Gore's sidekick role. Hyde was highly drafted this year, but Lattimore is on a return from a gruesome injury himself. James hasn't done much during his time with the 49ers thusfar. 
Carlos Hyde could be a great stash in fantasy leagues, but I'm liking Christine Michael, Knile Davis, and Roy Helu Jr. as better handcuffs.