Urlacher would lie about his own concussion, and about Cutlers?

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Urlacher would lie about his own concussion, and about Cutlers?

Dr. Brian Urlacher gave an update on the status of quarterback Jay Cutler on Thursday.
Sort of.
Doing good, Urlacher reported after seeing Cutler earlier. We talked about some ping-pong.Urlacher wasnt divulging more significant details except that the quarterback did not participate in what Urlacher portrays as his regular thrashing of challengers.He didnt play, Urlacher said. He was watching me dominate. Dominating whom? Whoever stepped on the other side of the table.
Whether Cutler was a) unable to play, b) not permitted to play or c) simply wasnt about to take on the self-declared locker room champion is left to conjecture. (The surprise would be c) given that Cutler was all-state in football, basketball and honorable mention in baseball. Best guess would be that he knows how to hold a paddle.)
And whether it would mean anything if the answer were a) or b) also is pure speculation, although someone not able or permitted to play ping pong isnt a strong candidate to be a starting NFL quarterback a few days from now.
Again, idle speculation.
And whether Urlacher was telling the truth about Cutlers concussive state is also open to some question anyway.
Urlacher said without hesitation that he would lie about a concussion if he got one. Assuming he would lie about his own concussion, protecting a teammates condition seems reasonable.
Yeah he would lie, Urlacher said. Theres points in every game where you take a hit, youre a little woozy. Not every game but most games, where you hit somebody and, whoa, that was a good one.But I dont know how you can lie these days with all the crap they have to see whos concussed and whos not. I dont know how they can tell in the first place.Urlacher was critical of supposedly improved helmet technology, intended to lessen the chances for concussion.I think the helmets arent very good, Urlacher said. I wear an old helmet; Lance Briggs wears an old helmet and we have some pretty good collisions, we dont get concussed.I think a lot of it has to do with the helmets. Theyre saying theyre better but they must not be because theres more concussions these days.

Tim Anderson's birthday present from home plate umpire was first major-league ejection

Tim Anderson's birthday present from home plate umpire was first major-league ejection

On his 24th birthday, Tim Anderson’s present from home plate umpire Jim Wolf was his first major-league ejection.

In the fifth inning of the White Sox 3-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics, Anderson fouled off a pitch that landed in the opposing batter’s box. But A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell picked it up in what was ruled to be fair territory and threw the ball to first for the out.

Anderson pleaded his case saying the ball went foul. Wolf agreed, according to Anderson, which only further confused the White Sox shortstop.

“I told him that was BS,” Anderson said. “And he tossed me.”

Anderson said that he was surprised to be ejected so fast. So was manager Rick Renteria, who was thrown out moments after Anderson.

“I don’t want to get in trouble,” Renteria said. “The players having emotion, they are battling. I just think we need to grow a little thicker skin.”

Anderson said that he was appreciative of his manager coming to his defense.

“He kinda had a point and let me know he had my back,” Anderson said of Renteria. “Speaks a lot of him.”

A day after scoring nine runs on 18 hits, the White Sox failed to generate any offense on Friday. The team’s best chance came in the ninth inning.

But with runners at the corners and two outs, Matt Davidson put a good rip on the ball to center field, only to fly out at the warning track.

Anderson and Renteria were watching the game together in the clubhouse, and both believed the White Sox had tied the ballgame.

“We all jumped up and were excited but it kind of fell short,” Anderson said.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Exclusive interview with Mark Buehrle

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Exclusive interview with Mark Buehrle

On the latest edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast, Chuck Garfien goes 1-on-1 with the star of the weekend, Mark Buehrle.

Buehrle tells an absolutely amazing bachelor party story and discloses why he wore No. 56.

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