Reggie Bush

Reggie Bush Lions vs Bears

The perfect start to the Bears season ended on Sunday with a 40-32 loss to Reggie Bush and the Lions in what can only be described as a “wake-up call” type of game.

After three straight weeks of watching the Bears win, patient this game was painful to watch, order as the Lions’ Reggie Bush dominated the rush and Cutty finally cracked under pressure.  By halftime, the Lions had 260 yards, 17 first downs and 30 points (including three TDs in a span of 3 minutes, 26 seconds in the 2nd quarter).  I tried to remain positive, since the Bears have seemed to shine in the 4th quarter this season, but this time they could not gain enough momentum to defeat Detroit.

If you’re suffering from the Monday morning blues after a the end of a gorgeous weekend capped off by a Bears loss, cheer up, it’s still early in the season, but yesterday’s loss did teach us a thing or two about the 2013 Bears. The Bears fall to 3-1 after yesterday’s loss and now share the lead of the NFC North with the Lions.

The Cubs and Sox officially wrapped their forgetful seasons yesterday and the Hawks kick off their new season at home tomorrow, but there still is no bigger story this a.m. than what went down yesterday in the Motor City.  Here’s what you need to know before heading into the office.

What You Need to Know:

    • Move over Megatron, there’s a new man in the Motor City: The ever famous Kardashian ex and former Heisman trophy winner, Reggie Bush was the star of the show on Sunday. After sitting out last week due to a knee injury, the Lions new RB rushed for 139 yards with 18 carries and 1 TD initiating conversations all over Twitter of just why the Miami Dolphins would’ve ever let the crafty RB go. Bush proved to be just too much for the Bears D as he broke through the Bears line and out-shined every other player on the field. Our very own Matt Forte only had 95 yards on 14 carries. Overall, the Bears D just couldn’t compete with Bush’s quickness on the field and he was the key component in the Lions victory.

      Reggie Bush

    • The ‘old’ Cutty Rears His Head: After stringing together three impressive performances this season and throwing only one interception in the last three starts, we finally saw flashes of the old Cutler yesterday – the one that makes bad decisions under pressure and makes us pull our hair out. Cutler had 4 major errors that basically cost the Bears the game as his three interceptions and one fumble led to 17 Lions points. Cutler almost redeemed himself in the 4th quarter when he threw a pair of touchdown passes and 2-point conversions in the final 4 minutes to bring Chicago within eight points of the Lions.  Unfortunately, it was not enough this time.  Overall, Cutler went 27 of 47 and threw for 317 yards for 2 TDs and 3 INT.

      Same old Cutty?

    • Oh, Henry!: The loss of Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton, who’s season ended last week with a torn ACL, was definitely felt yesterday as Reggie Bush easily ran down the middle of the field. On a positive note for the defense, Lions’ star WR, Calvin “Megatron” Johnson was held to only four receptions and 44 yards thanks to the Bears reliable secondary.

Your Take Away Piece:

“While some fans are down and out about this loss, I’m actually not one of them.  We knew a loss was coming at some point this season and I think this helped bring a healthy dose of reality to the team (and fans); just a friendly reminder that offense has clearly improved this year but there’s still room for improvement. This loss also indicated that the Bears’ D simply isn’t what is was last season either.  There’s still a lot of football to be played and I’m confident the Bears can get back to their winning ways.”

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What’s Next: 

The 3-1 Bears will spend the week strategizing and recovering in preparation for the (3-0) New Orleans Saints, who play the Miami Dolphins tonight on Monday Night Football. The Bears need to fine-tune on both sides of the ball before Drew Brees and the boys roll into town on Sunday for a 12:00 p.m. NFC showdown on the lakefront.
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Missed a few headlines this week? Worry not, pilule 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, online cocktail parties, board rooms, and well…just knowing your week in sports.


  • Hockey’s back and so much more: With the quickest turnaround in sports, the Chicago Blackhawks will return to the ice starting Tuesday, October 1st. Will the Blackhawks start off on another hot streak? Will this team gel like the last? So many things to look forward to…how’s this for a historic Chicago sporting event:  Soldier Field is set to host it’s first NHL game on March 1st against the Pittsburgh Penguins. A great match that we didn’t get to see in the previous playoffs.
  • Bears vs. Lions:With the Bears 3-0, every game is a must watch. With the new


    addition of Reggie Bush, the Lions offense looks way more dynamic and will prove to be the biggest challenge for the Bears. How long can this winning madness (yes I said madness) go? The Lions are out for revenge as the Bears smashed them both times last season. It’s a huge game with big NFC North implications. The Bears could be sitting really pretty at the top of the NFC North with a win on Sunday.

  • Serena Williams is No. 1: Serena Williams has clinched the year-end women’s world number one ranking for the third time in her career. The 32-year-old became the oldest women’s player to take the top spot in February. This season Williams compiled a 67-4 record including the US Open and the French Open.


  • Nobody knows about Konerko: As a White Sox fan, I hate the mere talks of Paul Konerko retiring. The Chicago White Sox play their last three games of the season in Kansas City. But Konerko has remained it under raps as to whether he will return or retire. Of course his contract is up after the season, but who wants to see a legend go?
  • Lions’ Nate Burleson brakes arm over pizza: Last week, Detroit Lions wide


    receiver Nate Burleson had 116 receiving yards in conjunction with Calvin Johnson getting over 100+ receiving yards. Just as the Lions offense was starting to become fully balanced, Burleson will spend the rest of the season on the sidelines with a broken arm. Burleson broke his arm in a car accident this week because he was saving a pizza in the front seat. Really? It’s probably the most ridiculous reason I’ve heard, outside of any injury involving guns, for someone to be sidelined for the season. It may cost the Lions dearly, as they’re in need of a second, reliable wide receiver.

  • WNBA’s Diana Taurasi with the most unusual foul of sports: Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi picked up probably the most unusual foul in all of sports on Thursday as she kissed Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus. Taurasi kissed Augustus on the cheek after the two exchanged some shoves. Needless to say, I don’t think we will be seeing this foul happen in another sport any time soon.


Missed a few headlines this week? Worry not, ask I’ve got my finger on the sports pulse for you. Below is my weekly round-up of what’s trending in sports: perfect for water coolers, no rx cocktail parties, ask sports bars and board rooms.


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  • Gronkin’ out at the Oscars: Yes, you read that right. Rob Gronkowski, as in the flamboyant New England Patriots’ tight end, who has never been in a movie or in fact acted, will be on the red carpet this Sunday for the Oscars. NFL Network has picked Gronk as their red carpet correspondent for the biggest night in Hollywood. Will it be a train wreck or one of the funniest things an NFL player has ever done? The jury is out and personally, I can’t imagine Gronk having a serious conversation with Denzel Washington or Sally Field without admitting he’s a little too drunk. The Oscars were already on my radar but have now become a must see.
    • Danica finally shines in Daytona:  Danica Patrick is finally inching closer to getting her first NASCAR win after years of being in the spotlight as one of the few females in the sport and with only one Top 5 finish. The Daytona 500, the 200-lap 500 mile marque race of NASCAR is this Sunday, February 24th at 12PM CT on FOX.  Patrick posted the fastest lap for qualifiers which places her in the front row at the pole for the start. It’s a huge feat as Patrick is the first female to ever earn the top spot at the 500 and puts her in a great position to win it all. Go Danica!

  • Are Boozers’ days numbered as a Bull?: When the Bulls attempted to lure LeBron James to Chicago before he took his talents to South Beach, the Bulls made a risky decision to sign Carlos Boozer to a 5-year/$75 million dollar contract. Despite putting up the best numbers this season since his arrival, Boozer still remains the center of trade talks and Bulls’ GM Gar Forman is finally realizing that Boozer isn’t worth THAT much cash.   Hush-hush trade talks are about to become the spotlight in the NBA with the trade deadline on Thursday. If the Bulls make a move, it will involve Boozer getting the boot…possibly sporting a Raptors jersey by the end of the season.


  • Nike can’t catch a break: First Tiger Woods, then Lance Armstrong, now today’s scandal surrounds Oscar Pistorius. Nike has placed all of these celebrity athletes at the center of their campaigns, only to find them in the midst of sordid scandals and breaking the law. With Pistorius, who was recently charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, Nike thought they had another 5-star campaign with the “Blade Runner”.  Needless to say, Since Pistorious’ murder charges, Nike has ended their contract with Pistorious, pulled any remnants of the campaign and will wait to see the fate of their latest poster boy turned rotten.

    Reggie Bush


  • Talks of Reggie Bush going to Detroit: Since the 2013 Scouting Combine is a snooze this year, NFL fans should be fantasizing at the opportunities that come with free agency. One of the biggest names…Reggie Bush. Lions’ wide receiver Nate Burleson spoke on Monday how Bush would make a perfect fit in Detroit. Not exactly what a Bears fan wants to hear. We don’t want the Lions to continue to pick up weapons for their army. Let Reggie land in the floundering Arizona or even with the on-the-fence team in Cincinnati. Just not Detroit. Bears fans are still trying to figure out a way to deal with new coach Marc Trestman and his hair. 
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