Mitchell Trubisky Selection Was Not Very Well Received by the Chicago Bears Fan Community

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Former North Carolina Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky asked people to start calling him Mitchell and stop calling him Mitch during the Scouting Combine in February. Perhaps Mitchell needs a nickname too, can we suggest “Mitch?” There were reports that the Chicago Bears were looking to trade back from the #3 slot, but instead they went up to #2 and then took Trubisky.

Pretty much no one in the Bears community likes this pick. It’s been widely panned on Twitter. Here’s just a very small sampling.

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2018 NFL Mock Draft 4-27-17


Welcome to the 2018 NFL mock draft, version 1.0! Order was based on an amalgam of NFL power rankings from across the internet. If you have issue with the order, well so do many others. That’s what the comments section is for! Just keep it above board and professional in your criticism.

Team needs were not taken into account and it’s just too early. You can check out our 2017 NFL mock draft at this link, but bear in mind that our mock projections were not taking into account for the 2018 NFL mock draft either.

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2017 NFL Mock Draft 4-27-17 FINAL Edition


Time for another 2017 NFL mock draft update….and we’ve already updated our 2018 NFL mock draft twice!

The Sports Bank is the only independently owned, mom and pop on the internet with a mock draft for the top four American professional sports leagues. Be sure to check out our 2017 NBA mock draft, (NBA round two), 2017 MLB mock draft and 2017 NHL mock draft coming soon.

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What’s the Market for Jay Cutler? Tony Romo Decision Could Give Clues

Tony Romo, and his shock decision to retire from the NFL and become a broadcaster was the A Block/front page national news story on Tuesday. It was a big bold move that might convey the current status of the NFL free agent market for quarterbacks, and thus the future of Jay Cutler.

Romo and Cutler are two players that have been incessantly compared to one another during their NFL careers and it seems like kismet that they both hit the open free agent market after completing their tenures at the respective primary NFL teams.

As we already know, the market for Jay Cutler is extremely bearish, and he is reportedly putting the retirement option on the table.

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Extremely Bear Market for Jay Cutler and his Quarterbacking Services

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“Bear market” and “bull market” are two of your more well known Finance 101 terms. As a teenager learning the topic in the 1990s, I found a very easy way to remember which phrase indicates which direction the market is headed in. Back then the Chicago Bulls were up and the Chicago Bears were down.

Plus you have the horns pointing up in the Bulls’ logo, with the fight song for the football team here being “bear down, Chicago Bears.”

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Four Teams Where Jay Cutler Might Land this Free Agency Period

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Now that Jay Cutler is officially gone from Chicago, it’s time to look at where he might land. It’s also time to consider what exactly the Cutler legacy with the Chicago Bears will be, and we’ve already done that over at this link.

Here are four teams to consider:

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Jay Cutler Officially Done in Chicago; what will his Legacy with the Bears Be?

Recently, there have been numerous reports that the Chicago Bears were aggressively shopping Jay Cutler. In a way that’s not really news as the Bears tried to move him on NFL Draft day a couple years, reportedly to the Tennessee Titans, who supposedly ended up not quite interested enough to take him.

Then, in the next Jay Cutler news cycle, there was talk that the polarizing quarterback was considering early retirement.
That’s obviously a euphemism for “no takers.” Now, on March 9th, the news became official- the Bears will release him, and he shall become a free agent.

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Deshaun Watson Could be the Chicago Bears Anti-Jay Cutler


Opinions on the NFL Draft stock of former Clemson QB Deshaun Watson are extremely polarized. Many find the winner of all winners and achiever of all achievers in this quarterback class as the #1 signal caller available.

Others see a spread-formation quarterback, who will have issues adjusting to life as a primary pocket passer. It’s not just an issue for Deshaun Watson, but all former spread QBs. It’s a question that he just couldn’t answer at the NFL Scouting Combine, because the event doesn’t lend itself to doing so.

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Brian Urlacher Talks Bears, Hair Restoral, Cubs, Illini and More (Semi-Exclusive)

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“Anything that Brian is doing, of course should be entertaining,” said former Chicago Bears and current Illinois Fighting Illini Head Coach Lovie Smith this past week.

“I’m sure they’ll all have a great time with it,” Smith responded when we informed him exactly what Brian Urlacher would be up to this Sunday.

Smith was spot on, and perhaps even understating it a bit. Urlacher was one of the many celebrities appearing at the 17th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge Sunday morning at North Avenue beach, benefiting Special Olympics Chicago. Urlacher met with fans, took lots of pictures and served up bratwursts for Johnsonville, on a 65-foot semi-truck grill which can reportedly cook 2,500 brats an hour.

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Martellus Bennett Only Patriot Speaking Up Against Trump, Not “Sticking to Sports”


New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett is as colorful a character as any in the NFL. He’s also among the most courageous and socially active. It’s hard to root against anyone with that both that much personality and qualities deserving of admiration.

As Nancy Armour of USA Today reported, the point of Media Day sessions are to talk without ever saying anything. To meet the press, and give them very little, if any, soundbites of actual news value. For Super Bowl Media week, those “goals” are magnified.

It gets kicked up a notch when you have the Patriots in the bowl, because “The Patriot Way” is to always speak to all media members in worthless coachspeak cliches and meaningless Bradyspeak platitudes.

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12 Potential Chicago College Football Bowl Game Names


With the idea of bringing a college football bowl game to Chicago gathering steam, we penned an op-ed on this idea for the Chicago Tribune RedEye edition. You can read it in full over at this link, and we excerpted part of the introduction below:

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2017 NFL mock draft 12-22-16


In our 2017 NFL mock draft, we based the order on the actual current order as of December 21st, with some good help from our friends at NFL Trade Rumors.

Team needs were sometimes, but not always taken into account, as team needs are a very fluid situation. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Season’s Greetings, Happy Kwanza, Joyous Hannukah, Joy Noel, Make the Yuletide gay and a warm festivus for the rest of us.

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