Briggs calls Packers' Finley 'an idiot'

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Briggs calls Packers' Finley 'an idiot'

It isnt quite Mike Ditka vs. Forrest Gregg or George Halas vs. Vince Lombardi yet, but the ill will between the Bears and Green Bay Packers stepped up a little more on Thursday when Bears linebacker Lance Briggs called Packers tight end Jermichael Finley an idiot.

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Finley incurred Briggs contempt by stating on Wednesday that the Bears might be better with Brian Urlacher no longer their middle linebacker:

"Urlacher is at the end of his career right now; he's playing a little slow out there," Finley told Fox Sports Wisconsin on Wednesday. "I don't think they're losing too much if he's out. Putting another guy in might help them a little."

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Briggs demurred:

Hes an idiot. You know? Briggs said. Just suit up, play ball.

Finley went to his Twitter account (@JermichaelF88) to clarify. Sort of.

Urlacher is a hall of fame player and person. I meant no disrespect to him in previous comments. I was simply trying to explain that his replacement in the lineup is a good player as well.

Saying a fellow player is a little slow and that his team isnt losing too much with that player out of the lineup isnt disrespect?

Glad thats settled

Fast Break Morning Update: Cubs visit White House; Blackhawks, Bulls in action tonight

Fast Break Morning Update: Cubs visit White House; Blackhawks, Bulls in action tonight

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The state of the Bulls after the first half of the season

The state of the Bulls after the first half of the season

Who are the Bulls? The team that beat Cleveland and Toronto or lost to Dallas, Minnesota and Milwaukee?

That's the question Bulls fans are currently asking and the one Bulls Insider Vincent Goodwill posed in the video above.

The Bulls have had impressive wins and shocking losses, but neither of those should be surprising at this point. The Bulls are, as Goodwill put it, consistently inconsistent.

The first half of the season has proven that Dwyane Wade still has some memorable moments left to give and Jimmy Butler continues to approach superstardom. On the downside, the drama surrounding Rajon Rondo has meant the 'three alphas' that were hyped up in the preseason haven't been the dynamic trio some Bulls fans had hoped.

Coach Fred Hoiberg doesn't have the shooters his system needs, but can he still rally the troops and get something out of Rondo?

Watch the video to see Goodwill's look back on the Bulls' first half and what could be ahead.