Bear Down and Bundle Up

December 13th, 2010 § Comments Off on Bear Down and Bundle Up § permalink

I spend a lot of Sundays watching football by myself.  Last Sunday, when the Bears played the Lions, we watched the game in the hospital with a two day old Maya.  This week I was at their house in Gurnee, and we were a little more prepared.  We made plans for the grill and the game in traditional fashion. » Read the rest of this entry «

Unnecessary Rule Changes

November 26th, 2010 § Comments Off on Unnecessary Rule Changes § permalink

Back in March, I decided not to say anything, but this morning I read an article at that awakened something in me.  Maybe it all comes down to me not understanding statistics, but I don’t think so.

Here’s the background.  Until now, NFL games that are tied after regulation begin a “sudden death” period.  The game is restarted as it was in the beginning, with a coin toss.  The visiting team can call ‘heads’ or ‘tails’ and the team that wins the toss is awarded first choice of the options.  (At the beginning of the game teams may choose to kick off in order to receive the kick at the start of the second half, but in overtime there is no second half.) » Read the rest of this entry «

Credit Where Credit is Due.

November 21st, 2010 § Comments Off on Credit Where Credit is Due. § permalink

Check out this highlight from the Chicago Bears week 11 win over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday: (Nov 18, 2010)
[If the video gets taken off YouTube, you can check out this link to the highlight on]

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