Word on the Street: Bears against kickoff rule change

Word on the Street: Bears against kickoff rule change

Monday, March 21, 2011
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Bears, Hester oppose kickoff change rule

Proposed changes to kickoffs that would move the ball from the 30 tot he 35-yard line in order for more touchbacks has the Bears upset.

"It's not just because of Devin Hester," Angelo told the Chicago Sun-Times. "It's because it's one of the most exciting plays in football."

Said Hester: "I see the NFL is trying to take the kickoff game out. They already punt out of bounds. What's next?" (usatoday.com)

5 moves the White Sox should have made...

It was a busy off-season for White Sox GM Kenny Williams, who signed Adam Dunn, Will Ohman and Jesse Crain and re-signed A.J. Pierzynski and Paul Konerko.

However, there were a pair of trades he should have made and at least one signing that should have taken place but didn't in one man's opinion. (BleacherReport.com)

Report: Tennessee dismisses Pearl

One report out of Knoxville suggests Tennessee has fired head basketball coach Bruce Pearl after he was charged with unethical conduct for lying to NCAA investigators during a probe into recruiting.

In six seasons, the 51-year-old Pearl led the Volunteers to a No. 1 ranking and NCAA tournament regional finals, coming up just short of a Final Four trip in 2010. (chicagobreakingsports.com)

Cubs release Munenori Kawasaki and keep the door open for his return

Cubs release Munenori Kawasaki and keep the door open for his return

MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs released Munenori Kawasaki on Tuesday, allowing the popular, high-energy Japanese infielder to see what's out there while still keeping the door open for his return.

The timing would also allow the Cubs to avoid paying the $100,000 retention bonus to Kawasaki, who's played parts of five big-league seasons with the Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays and last year's World Series team.

"Hopefully, we get a chance to sign him back," manager Joe Maddon said at the Sloan Park complex. "A guy like him needs to take advantage of how well he's playing and possibly see if there's a chance to get a major-league job."

With that move, the Cubs cut the roster to 30 players on their second-to-last day in the Cactus League this spring. Between Addison Russell, Ben Zobrist and Javier Baez – and prospects like Ian Happ and Chesny Young – the Cubs would appear to be covered up the middle for now. 

"You can never have enough middle infielders," Maddon said. "I'd love to have him, no question. Hopefully, he's going to be back. Again, this is one of those things where the word 'release' is a very harsh word, but I think it can be rectified possibly. I hope he comes back to us."

Kristin Cavallari shows off her favorite NFL tight end: A nude Jay Cutler

Kristin Cavallari shows off her favorite NFL tight end: A nude Jay Cutler

Kristin Cavallari continues to chronicle husband Jay Cutler's life as a free agent in the most epic way possible.

With a revealing Instagram photo Tuesday morning, she may have hinted at a position change for the former Bears QB...to tight end! (Get it?)

For the NSFW version, head to KCavs' Instagram page.

Smokin' Jay takes on a whole new meaning now.

It's still apparent Jay Cutler just "DOON'T CAAAREE."

There are so many Bears jokes and puns to be made here:

Bare Down. 

Once a bare, always a bare?

Bare at heart?

Looks like he's in some bare weather.

We know who KCavs' tight end sleeper is in fantasy football this year. No ifs ands or butts about it.

Ummm...

OK I'm out.