Missed a few headlines this week? Worry not, ed 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.
- Bears 1-2 punch: The Bears played a do-or-die game against the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football. It was a must-win for the Bears. If they want to compete for the division and/or wild card, they will need to be at the top of their game because the NFC is tough this year. Brandon Marshall and Tim Jennings because the Bears one-two punch that helped the Giants get their 6th loss of the season. I was getting worried that the Cutler-Marshall connection was dwindling, but my faith has been restored. And Tim Jennings stepped up for the defense as Charles ‘Peanut’ Tillman became inactive just before the game started. By the way, Jennings lead the league with nine interceptions in 2012. He’s pretty baller if you didn’t already know.
- Bulls in Brazil: The NBA is trying something new. Many teams have made their ways to different countries around the globe, and the Chicago Bulls are one of them. The Bulls will play the Washington Wizards Saturday Oct. 12th in Rio de Janeiro. Definitely a cool experience for the Bulls. I mean, who wouldn’t want to go to Brazil for a few days?
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) October 9, 2013
- CSN Chicago adds a new face: Chicago’s regional sports network, Comcast SportsNet added a new, friendly face to their on-air talent. Kelly Crull joins the “SportsNet Central” staff from FOX SportsNet San Diego, and will likely be covering basketball, as she used to cover the Oklahoma City Thunder. I’ve had the chance to meet Crull in San Diego, and I must say she’s a great girl. Crull brings some her Midwest roots and a lot of sports knowledge to CSN Chicago. Ladies of Chicago: keep an eye out for this one, Kelly Crull is pretty cool. Welcome to Chicago, Kelly. Here’s a picture of her when she was with the San Diego Padres.
— Kelly Crull (@kcru11) September 7, 2013
- Blackhawks first loss in regulation: Okay, so this year will be different than the last. There will be no streak. But listen people, don’t fret. We’re three games into the season. The Chicago Blackhawks lost to the Blues in the last 20 seconds. If I remember correctly, we won a championship in 17 seconds. It’s important that people know that this year will be different. I have high hopes for this team, but I know the road back (especially going back to back) is extremely tough. Just sit back and enjoy that the Blackhawks are back.
- Adrian Peterson’s sad personal matter:News broke on Friday morning that
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson didn’t attend practice because of a personal matter. Later did we find out that Peterson’s 2-year-old son died after he was beaten by the boyfriend of his mother. Didn’t this guy have a second thought as to who he was messing with? That was the MVP of the NFL’s son. Our hearts and prayers go out to Adrian Peterson.
- MLB playoffs = agony: I’m not sure about you guys, but I really could care less about the MLB playoffs. The people I work with are all-in on them. But it’s agony as a Chicago fan to watch the St. Louis Cardinals and the Detroit Tiger further advance closer to the World Series. Isn’t baseball overwith yet? Please put us out of our misery and have the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Boston Red Sox (yuck) win it already?!