Monday, Sept. 26, 2011
Cutler and Cavallari are at it again
Last week's flirtatious tweets left the public questioning whether Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and reality star Kristin Cavallari were back together. Well, the suspicions are back for round two.
Cav wished Jay good luck, sporting her Bears hoodie in a photo she posted yesterday. Cutler once again used the term 'babe' when sending words of encouragement before she headed to Dancing with the Stars. (@JayCutler6,@KristinCav)
Fans question Brenly's role in 2012
Bob Brenly's job as the Cubs' broadcaster has left many wondering if he sees himself back in the dugout. He's been at Wrigley to see it all, and his critical style behind the mic with partner Len Kasper makes them a spectator's favorite.
A former World Series-winning manager, Brenly seems to be a very possible solution to the Cubs' poor record. Right now Brenly's under contract to be involved in television work and says he has no plans to pursue any of the team's openings. (HardballTalk)
Knox's wild play that didn't count
Johnny Knox not only stunned the crowd in yesterday's game, but even got the attention of Aaron Rodgers who called it the "most incredible play I've ever seen." Knox's kick return touchdown did not count, but was more than worthy of additional mention.
The brilliant plan: The team makes you think the return is going left, then sends a returner after the ball on the right. If you missed the excitement, check it out here!
Hawk Harrelson, Steve Stone rip "Moneyball"
Nothing but negativity seemed to come from the two when discussing the new movie, "Moneyball." Harrelson calls Beane's approach "bull----" and was quick to point out the team did not win anything. Stone chimed in, asking if certain negative issues were included in the flick.
Keep in mind they have not read the book or seen the movie. (HardballTalk, CSNChicago)
Winter Classic to take place in Philly
The NHL has officially announced the 2012 Winter Classic will in fact take place in Philadelphia, showcasing the Rangers-Flyers rivalry. For many of you this is not new information, as this horribly kept secret leaked a while ago. But at least now we have a 100 confirmation to see the teams go head-to-head on Monday, January 2. (ProHockeyTalk)
Could Crawford face sophomore slump?
Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford proved to be more than ready for the pros as he took over Marty Turco's starting position last season. But now that he's not fighting for a roster position, will he have the same drive we saw and respected?
Crawford explains that even though a contract is in place, it's still important to prove yourself to your team as early as training camp. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville expects the starter to perform even better than last year. (ProHockeyTalk)
Sharp returns to the ice
Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp has returned to the ice after an emergency appendectomy on Sept. 12. He'll be practicing in his own skatearound the next two days before being assessed by the team.
Coach Q and the team are hopeful Sharpie will be back in full swing by the start of the regular season on Oct. 7. (ChicagoTribune)
Illini earn bragging rights
Illinois kicker Derek Dimke and running back Donovonn Young each earned Big Ten player of the week awards after the team's victory against Western Michigan.
Dimke took spectial teams player of the week for making field goals from 39, 35 and 21 out, and topping off the days with kicking the game-winning points. Young won freshman of the week, following teammate Houston Bates' recognition after opening weekend. (ChicagoTribune)