Bears-Packers: And the winner is...

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Bears-Packers: And the winner is...

The season has wobbled off its CSNChicago.com gyro (thats a gyroscope, not a Greek sandwich) the past several weeks. Not surprising, since the Bears have lost their compass over that stretch and possibly their season. Maybe their coach.
 
It is unlikely to get better Sunday afternoon against the Green Bay Packers, based on current information and the CSNChicago.com crystal ball, which is getting a little foggy.
 
Before the season, here is how CSNChicago.com operatives saw the Bears and this game:
 
Green Bay Packers (2011: 15-1)    Sun., Dec. 16, noon
 
Analysis: The Bears will have won four straight and be playing with confidence and a need for payback. They will edge out the Packers for the NFC North title but Green Bay is not surrendering its crown willingly.
 
Result:    L    (10-4)
 
Well, the four straight was almost right, just not the won part. But this game could well be over within the first 15 minutes, definitely by halftime. The Bears are 1-6 over the past two seasons when trailing after one quarter (0-3 this year). That worsens to 1-10 over the past two seasons when trailing at halftime.
 
The last time the Bears faced the Packers they were outgained 87-0 in the first quarter based on yards lost on two sacks of Jay Cutler. They self-destructed to allow 10 points in the final 2 minutes of the first half, seven on a fake field goal and three on a field goal after a Cutler interception.
 
The Bears should still make the playoffs with a 10-6 record. This just wont be one of the 10.
 
Packers    24    Bears    16

Luis Solignac wins MLS Goal of the Week for opener in Montreal

Luis Solignac wins MLS Goal of the Week for opener in Montreal

Luis Solignac has made a big difference to the Chicago Fire’s attack since joining the team in early August.

On Friday, the Argentine forward added an award to show for his impact on the team. He won MLS Goal of the Week for his opening goal in the 3-0 win at Montreal on Aug. 20.

The curling goal from Solignac was his first in a Fire uniform. He also drew a penalty kick, which David Accam converted, in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with the LA Galaxy.

In Solignac’s 312 minutes, nearly three and a half games, the Fire have scored seven goals. Not bad considering the Fire were averaging less than a goal per game before Solignac’s arrival.

Watch: Ben Zobrist belts 'Let It Go' at Disneyland

Watch: Ben Zobrist belts 'Let It Go' at Disneyland

In case you were wondering whether Ben Zobrist knows all the words to "Let It Go," he does.

The Cubs' All-Star second baseman spent at least part of the team's off day with his family at Disneyland, and he posted this Instagram video of him and his daughter screaming along to the song from the movie "Frozen."

Check it out:

Some great family time for Zobrist. His wife has a challenger for the family's best singer. But not really.

Hank Aaron to follow Michael Jordan as honorary captain at Michigan

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Hank Aaron to follow Michael Jordan as honorary captain at Michigan

Back in June, Jim Harbaugh asked Hank Aaron if he'd be an honorary captain at a Michigan football game this season.

Aaron has taken him up on it.

A look at Michigan's official website revealed to the Internet that one of the greatest baseball players of all-time will be the honorary captain for Michigan's Homecoming game against Illinois on Oct. 22.

Harbaugh chatted with Hammerin' Hank and donned a No. 44 Braves jersey during a stop in Atlanta on his whirlwind satellite-camp tour this summer, with Aaron sporting a Michigan hat.

Aaron will follow Michael Jordan, another all-time great who will serve as Michigan's honorary captain for the season-opener against Hawaii.

But while Jordan's connection to Michigan is all business — the Wolverines are the first football team to be outfitted by Jordan Brand — Aaron has a different reason to visit Ann Arbor, as his granddaughter attends the university.

(h/t Wolverine 24/7)