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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Chicharito Might Be Dropping Hints on Twitter that he Wants a Man United Return

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Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has said in the past that he never really got true chances at Manchester United, nor at Real Madrid. The star striker for El Tri and Bayer Leverkusen had an amazing first season in the Bundesliga last year, but hasn’t duplicated that magic this year.

The ex United forward was named by Jose Mourinho as one of three Red Devils that the current boss says he would have never sold. (The other two were Danny Welbeck and Angel Di Maria, and you can read the entire quotes at this link).

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2017 NFL Mock Draft 3-23-17

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Time for another 2017 NFL mock draft update.

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 NFL mock draft, 2016 NBA mock draft, 2016 MLB mock draft and 2016 NHL mock draft.

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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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Is Illinois DE Carroll Phillips a 3-4 OLB or 4-3 Will in the NFL?

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Illinois football had a very rough season in 2016, but that doesn’t mean they won’t have a strong presence in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Two Illini defensive ends, Dawuane Smoot and Carroll Phillips, will certainly hear their name called in this draft, it’s just a question of where. Illinois finished 105th in the nation (out of 128 teams) in rushing defense and that of course raises some issues about the run stuffing capabilities of all members of the Illini defense.

On the opposite of the spectrum, Illinois finished tenth in the nation in tackles for a loss. 

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Illini DE Dawuane Smoot Projects as a NFL 3rd-4th Round Prospect

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Illinois football had a very rough season in 2016, but that doesn’t mean they won’t have a strong presence in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Two Illini defensive ends, Dawuane Smoot and Carroll Phillips, will certainly hear their name called in this draft, it’s just a question of where. Illinois finished 105th in the nation (out of 128 teams) in rushing defense and that of course raises some issues about the run stuffing capabilities of all members of the Illini defense.

On the opposite of the spectrum, Illinois finished tenth in the nation in tackles for a loss. 

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Deshaun Watson Could be the Chicago Bears Anti-Jay Cutler

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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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How Would Mitch Trubisky fit in with the Chicago Bears?

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Former North Carolina Quarterback Mitch Trubisky asked people to start calling him Mitchell during the Scouting Combine this past weekend. Okay, how about we call him Mitchell, but then give him a nickname, I suggest “Mitch.”

Mitchell, or well we’ll just stick with Mitch Trubisky for now, is rated the third quarterback on the board for NFL Network Draft guru Mike Mayock.

“He’s polished,” Mayock said when he met the media during the combine availability post QB workouts.

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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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Liverpool FC Ownership was Offered to Bill Gates, Patriots Owner Bob Kraft

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One of the most interesting Liverpool news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world today involves two big names that you would never expect- Bill Gates and Bob Kraft. Gates, the Microsoft founder and current richest man alive was offered a chance to purchase the team but did not respond.

Bill Gates, with a current estimated net worth of $84.2 billion, has been deemed the wealthiest man alive since 2014, and he also held the title from 1995-2007 and 2009.

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Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur Stars Celebrate New England Patriots Super Bowl Victory

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Super Bowl Sunday is an event that annually reverberates around the world and yesterday was no different. The big game sent shockwaves throughout the global Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Last night, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady became the first signal caller to ever win five (like the old Saturday Night Live sketch “the 5 Timers Club”), Super Bowls breaking the tie he previously held with Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw.

Obviously, Brady is going to the Hall of Fame, and there’s a strong case that he’s the greatest of all time.

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