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Pink’s Pulse: Bears first NFC North showdown, Hockey is inching back, and it’s time Urlacher shuts up

Missed a few headlines this week? Worry not, treat I’ve got my finger on the sports pulse for you. Below is my weekly round-up of what’s trending or what’s coming up in sports: perfect for sports bars, cocktail parties, board rooms, and well…just knowing your week in sports.

HOT

  • Bear’s first NFC North showdown: The Chicago Bears made a late come-from-

    From twincities.com

    behind victory to win against the Cincinnati Bengals last week. Surging 1-0, the Bears hope to continue the streak this week against the Minnesota Vikings. The last time these two met, Adrian Peterson, like every week, led the Vikings with 154 rushing yards and two touchdowns. What’s the key this week? Stopping the run. This is a huge game for the Bears. If they want to make the playoffs, their run needs to start now. The Vikings were the reason that the Bears didn’t make it last year. Let the fire of revenge burn.

  • Alabama v. Texas A&M: Your good ole college football revenge game here. But, this might be a little different. For one, these two teams might be the best teams in the country. Might being Texas A&M. This could be THE game of the college football season. Not only that, last season the Alabama lost to Texas A&M 29-24, the Tide’s only loss on the season. To make matters worse, there are allegations stirring that former offensive (Alabama) tackle D.J. Fluker along with four other SEC players were receiving improper benefits last season. Think Nick Saban has a lot on his plate right now?
  • Hockey is inching back: Yeah that’s right. The sport where the men are beat up the most have the shortest offseason. The Chicago Blackhawks will take the ice in just a few short weeks to kick off their preseason. And with that, I give you the amazing Patrick Kane and his stickhandling skills…

COLD

  • Mark Sanchez apparently ‘won’ the QB competition: As we all know, Geno Smith

    From washingtonpost.com

    is the starting quarterback for the New York Jets. Is it because Mark Sanchez got hurt in preseason? We’re all not sure. Sanchez spoke on the Rich Eisen podcast this week and told him, “What I’m really disappointed about is that I got hurt, because I won the competition.” Now the Jets have not come out and confirmed or denied this yet. Honestly…this is just pathetic of Mark Sanchez. Dude, you’re hurt. You are a stinky quarterback. The Jets need to move on from you. Please end it there.

  • Cutler is Urlacher’s latest target: Last week Brian Urlacher was outting the Bears saying they faked injuries to slow the tempo of the game. This week the former Chicago Bears linebacker told Yahoo Sports that of all the guys he played with, Jay Cutler was the only guy that didn’t reach out to him with a phone call, after Urlacher retired. I’m getting really sick of this crap, and so are Bears fans. When will the Bears front office talk to Urlacher about this stuff? If Urlacher thinks he will have a Chicago fan base if he keeps outting the Bears, he’s on something.

About the author: Heather Pink is a Chicago native that graduated from the University of Illinois and is obsessed with the Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks and the White Sox. Heather is currently in Los Angeles working with NFL.com as a Producer, but still does her fair share of sports reporting on the side. Follow Heather on Twitter @heatherpink2 or visit her website at http://heatherpink.weebly.com/

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