Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Cutler travels to Kenya
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, accompanied by his girlfriend, Kristin Cavallari, is currently visiting Kenya to do charitable work with the non-profit One Kid One World organization. As part of the trip, which Cutler has been silent about but Cavallari announced via her Twitter account, they will also be visiting El Salvador to provide children and teachers with school supplies.
Cutler has not spoken to the media since his performance was cut short by a knee injury in the Bears' disappointing loss in the NFC Championship Game to the rival Green Bay Packers.
Despite the opportunity to quiet his critics following the game, Cutler has stayed mum about his charity work this offseason. Both now and when he quietly visited sick children at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital.
Thats the side of Jay a lot of people dont know, Bears president Ted Phillips said Sunday. He does have a caring side to him. (Chicago Sun-Times)
Huet selling condo, drops price
Looking for a 14th story, River North triplex with a seven-person hot tub and a mini hockey rink in the solarium? Have 2.775 million to spare? You're in luck! Former Chicago Blackhawks goalie Cristobal Huet recently dropped the price of his old home after six months on the market. The triplex is still priced 350K higher than he bought it for in 2008, though. (Curbed Chicago)
Peavy plays catch
White Sox ace Jake Peavy, who is currently recovering from tendinitis in his right rotator cuff, played catch with bullpen coach Juan Nieves on Tuesday. Peavy threw from a distance of about 30 to 40 feet on the Sox practice field at Camelback Ranch. After the throwing session, Peavy said he was encouraged.
"I felt better than I did a coupledays ago," Peavy said. "So I was excited that things are certainly calming down." (ChicagoBreakingSports)
Announcer turns down Cubs PA job
Joe Caruso, a former radio announcer and current announcer for "Great Day SA" in San Antonio, Texas has turned down the opportunity to be the new voice of Wrigley Field. After reaching the "finals" for the job, Caruso said he had to turn the job down despite it being his childhood dream.
We couldnt come to terms, he said. When everything was put on the table, I had to turn it down. He said that the job turned out to be part-time and did not pay enough to warrant a move to the windy city. (MySanAntonio)
Rex Ryan defends father against Duerson's charge
Boisterous New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said the claim by the late Dave Duerson that his father, Buddy Ryan, called the former Bears safety a racial epithet "ridiculous." Rex Ryan spoke to reporters at the NFL owners meetings in New Orleans and said that he never heard his father use racially offensive language.
"I've been around my dad a long time," Rex Ryan said, "and I never heard every conversation he ever had in his life, but I never heard him ever use language like that, a word like that. My dad loves his players, respected his players." (ChicagoBreakingSports)