In the middle of July, things seemed great on the North Side. The Cubs were leading the division by multiple games and it seemed as if the Cubs were going to cruise to a division title… until the bottom fell out and the Cardinals ended up division champs. Joe Maddon jumped ship and the North Side is now asking the question, “How do we get back to 2016?”
The Lions came into this game thinking that a Chicago offense lead by Mitchell Trubiskywould at least put a band-aid on the problems that were on the defensive side. It turned out not to be true. While Trubisky only threw for 145 yards, the Lions secondary allowed him to throw for three touchdowns, and that’s all the Bears needed in a 20-13 victory over Detroit.
The Lions lost another one last week in Oakland. The Bears are 3-5, and the offense is NOT looking pretty. I brought in Illinois Student Broadcaster Anthony Pasquale and fellow Scorecrow writer Joe Ricotta (yes, our @theriot326!) to break it down. We rant. We talk Lions, Bears, and Cubs. Animal activists may want to avoid this podcast. But, for the rest of you, it’s a great one! Check it out! (Warning- multiple curse words used. We’re not happy.) Continue reading →
The Lions traveled to Oakland in their last season at the Colosseum. The plan was to use an Air-Raid offense (like Arizona’s) to sink the Raiders’ ship in the Black Hole for one last time. Instead, Jon Gruden utilized Derek Carrto do exactly what Matthew Staffordwas supposed to do- raid the secondary and win the game. Continue reading →
At 2-3-1, division and/or playoff hopes seem far-fetched. Not many teams, if any, come back from 2-5 (or 2-4-1) to play meaningful football in January. But, .500 teams after week eight still have a chance, and the Lions had a chance to get back into the race with that record.
Michigan lost for the second time this season to Penn State in a thriller last week. For this week, I brought in Tory Jackson, former Notre Dame Basketball star, to the show to break down this Michigan-Notre Dame game under the lights. Continue reading →
The Lions lost again to the Vikings, putting their season record to 2-3-1. I brought in a Fantasy Football and Giants expert, @TheMaj_NFL, to break down the upcoming game against New York. Continue reading →