Word on the Street: Canucks fan-vid talk of web?

Word on the Street: Canucks fan-vid talk of web?

Friday, April 15, 2011
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Canucks fans channel spirit in Cee-Lo Green mashup

Some people (ahem, Puck Daddy) find this fan remake of Cee-Lo Green's hit "Forget You" entertaining. Chicagoans would say otherwise. It's called "Canucks Rule" and features four guys singing the lyrics "You see me driving 'round town for the team I love and I'm like Canucks Rule." So Blackhawks fans, where is your video response? (Puck Daddy)

Olsen: story "blown way out of proportion"

After being denied access to a high school football field, Greg Olsen is saying enough's enough. Taking to his Twitter, the Chicago Bears tight end told his side of the story:

"This HS field thing has gotten outa control. Just to get story str8. No class was on field. Met no teachers. Left when asked and called school

"Asked If I could sign paperwork or use at another time in message which wasn't returned

"Also have been to the school to speak to various classes and groups with no issue since moved in district. Blown way out proportion" (Chicago Tribune)
Cubs reliever buys home in Lincolnwood

After signing a contract extension in January, Cubs reliever Sean Marshall has purchased a 17-room, 7,400-square-foot house in Lincolnwood for 1.37 million.

The 28-year-old's home was built in 2003 and features five-bedrooms, 6.5 baths, four fireplaces, glass walls, wood beams, a theater, and a billiard room with a dumbwaiter to the kitchen.

Mashall's choice of Lincolnwood is unusual for a Cubs player, as at least seven of his teammates are area homeowners, and all own either downtown or on the North Side. (Chicago Breaking Sports)

Cubs Talk Podcast: The making of Reign Men

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Cubs Talk Podcast: The making of Reign Men

In the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, Kelly Crull sits down with CSN executive producers Ryan McGuffey and Sarah Lauch, the creators of 'Reign Men: The Story Behind Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, which premieres March 27 at 9:30 p.m. on CSN.

McGuffey and Lauch share their experience making the 52-minute documentary as they sifted through hours of sound from the likes of Joe Maddon, Theo Epstein, Jason Heyward, Anthony Rizzo and more recapping one of the greatest baseball games ever played.

Plus, hear a sneak peak of 'Reign Men’ as Heyward and Epstein describe their perspective of the Rajai Davis game-tying homer and that brief rain delay that led to Heyward’s epic speech.

Check out the latest Cubs Talk Podcast right here:

Bears adding Mark Sanchez shouldn't come as a surprise

Bears adding Mark Sanchez shouldn't come as a surprise

The Bears went into the 2017 offseason with a clear plan to make changes, presumably positive ones, at the quarterback position. The idea was and always is to improve the quality of players at this or any position.
 
With the Bears agreeing to terms with former Jet/Eagle/Bronco/Cowboy Mark Sanchez, as first reported by NFL.com's Ian Rapaport, GM Ryan Pace and the organization are addressing the quantity aspect of the position, if not necessarily the quality. And that should not be dismissed.
 
Sanchez fits the template of a Brian Griese, Jason Campbell and even Josh McCown, veterans with less than auspicious resumes' but with more a David Fales or Caleb Hanie had brought to previous rosters. He gives the Bears a third quarterback under contract; expect another to be added before training camp, most likely through the draft next month.

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It really does not matter that Sanchez, the No. 5 overall pick of the 2009 draft, could not beat out Trevor Siemian in Denver two years ago or Dak Prescott in Dallas last season (while Prescott was still an unknown backup to Tony Romo). The Bears before Thursday had just Mike Glennon and Connor Shaw under contract, and teams typically go into training camps with four passers, if for no other reason than to have arms to spread drill work around.
 
But Sanchez, whose career began with trips to the AFC Championship game his first two seasons in the NFL, represents the kind of backup that teams crave, irrespective of any journeyman status they might have. Sanchez is 30, whose teams have gone 37-35 in his starts, and has experienced winning, albeit less and less as his career has played out.
 
Not that the comparison is particularly notable, but Mark Sanchez or Matt Barkley? If Sanchez somehow surprises perhaps even himself and challenges Glennon, the Bears and Glennon are the better for it.