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bullishthoughts – BallHyped Blog Network http://ballhyped.com Hyping up the best sports blogs and bloggers. Get posting. Get voting. Get Hyped! Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:04:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 Is It Wrong to Think About the Chicago Bears After My Child Is Born? http://ballhyped.com/2012/06/25/is-it-wrong-to-think-about-the-chicago-bears-after-my-child-is-born/ Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:59:01 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/06/25/is-it-wrong-to-think-about-the-chicago-bears-after-my-child-is-born/

TweetI didn’t pretend to reflect on how the hell we’ll pull this off because I don’t know how any millennial parent does it. You know that rhetorical crap your parents used to tell you about how they “had it” in their day? Yeah, that’s sort of the other way around these days. Sure, we’ve got […]

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Where Does the Chicago Bears Defense Rank? http://ballhyped.com/2012/06/11/where-does-the-chicago-bears-defense-rank/ Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:57:57 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/06/11/where-does-the-chicago-bears-defense-rank/

TweetI’ve given my mixed thoughts on Shea McClellen before (can he really be a 4-3 end, does he have the strength to beat double teams?), but this group has basically leaned on Julius Peppers for two years now. Henry Melton, to me, isn’t the answer. It’s the most valuable position in Love Smith’s defense and […]

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Why Chicago Will Never Host a Super Bowl http://ballhyped.com/2012/06/01/why-chicago-will-never-host-a-super-bowl/ Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:57:50 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/06/01/why-chicago-will-never-host-a-super-bowl/

Tweet"Hey, we have the smallest stadium in the NFL with the worst seating capacity, sod that is often unpredictable, especially in terse conditions, and a February kickoff in one of the coldest spots in the country. "Also, we have a fairly steep amusement tax that won't be paid by the Chicago Bears since this is […]

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Was the NBA Draft Lottery Fixed? Um…(yes) http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/31/was-the-nba-draft-lottery-fixed-um-yes/ Thu, 31 May 2012 14:40:01 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/31/was-the-nba-draft-lottery-fixed-um-yes/

TweetI could have posted a blog about why the New Orleans Hornets were certainly going to win the NBA Lottery because it makes too much stinking sense. I usually hate sports conspiracy theories because they’re often manufactured by fans. And fans can be astoundingly stupid. But this one seemed to be a subtle certainty throughout […]

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14 Random Chicago Bears Thoughts http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/29/14-random-chicago-bears-thoughts/ Tue, 29 May 2012 14:54:58 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/29/14-random-chicago-bears-thoughts/

TweetMatt Forte’s contract talks continue publicly and no one should care. I typically eschew the professional-athletes-are-paid-too-much-money logic because they are entertainers—and when was the last time you bitched about Batman or one of the Avengers making too much money?—but his contract dispute has come across as weeping when he is contracted to make $7.6 million […]

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Help Wanted: Bears Defense Looking for League’s Best Player; Why the 3 Technique May be Obsolete in the Tampa 2 Defense http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/25/help-wanted-bears-defense-looking-for-leagues-best-player-why-the-3-technique-may-be-obsolete-in-the-tampa-2-defense/ Fri, 25 May 2012 14:40:35 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/25/help-wanted-bears-defense-looking-for-leagues-best-player-why-the-3-technique-may-be-obsolete-in-the-tampa-2-defense/

TweetThis position requires such explosiveness, balance, power, reaction and technique, that for anyone to be effective in those circumstances, they have to be one of the best players in the NFL. Tommie Harris was unique in that regard before his hamstring separated from his bone, effectively ending his football career. Before him—even more famously—there was […]

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Why Trading for Dwight Howard This Offseason Makes Too Much Sense for the Chicago Bulls http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/23/why-trading-for-dwight-howard-this-offseason-makes-too-much-sense-for-the-chicago-bulls/ Wed, 23 May 2012 13:33:31 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/23/why-trading-for-dwight-howard-this-offseason-makes-too-much-sense-for-the-chicago-bulls/

TweetBy swapping Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, Ronnie Brewer and the rights to the Charlotte Bobcats pick for Howard and the retired Hedu Turkoglu (and still one of the stinkiest-looking men in the NBA), the Bulls get one of the best player in the game at the most important position. More importantly, they anchor their defense […]

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Why Extending Matt Forte Would Be a Mistake and Why the Local Media Can’t Get Their Minds Off Of It http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/22/why-extending-matt-forte-would-be-a-mistake-and-why-the-local-media-cant-get-their-minds-off-of-it/ Tue, 22 May 2012 14:03:40 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/22/why-extending-matt-forte-would-be-a-mistake-and-why-the-local-media-cant-get-their-minds-off-of-it/

TweetAgain, no one in the league values running backs the way they had 10 and 20 years ago. In fact, they are the most replaceable skill position on the offensive side of the ball. It was absolutely dumbfounding to see the always awful Cleveland Browns spend their third overall pick (after an odd trade with […]

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Can the Bears Trade a Sixth-Round Pick for Kellen Winslow? http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/21/can-the-bears-trade-a-sixth-round-pick-for-kellen-winslow/ Mon, 21 May 2012 18:04:27 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/21/can-the-bears-trade-a-sixth-round-pick-for-kellen-winslow/

TweetWhile Winslow is certainly a second-tier tight end in an era of historic play at the position, his value to the Bears is clear: He’s a real NFL target, a considerable upgrade from Greg Olsen when he was here and a Brandon-Marshall-sized upgrade from the existing tight end staff. I would be disappointed if the […]

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Concern: Can the Bears Actually Score in the Red Zone? http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/21/concern-can-the-bears-actually-score-in-the-red-zone/ Mon, 21 May 2012 13:43:03 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/21/concern-can-the-bears-actually-score-in-the-red-zone/

TweetThis formula has caused a lot of unnecessary pain for fans. Chicago’s sporting culture is obsessed with its identity as this “smash mouth, tough defensive” team who doesn’t believe in the “flash, finesse and glitz” of a passing offense. Actually, it’s just a very vocal minority of older Bears’ fans who cling to Walter Payton […]

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Are the Miami Heat in Trouble? When Will LeBron Take Over? http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/18/are-the-miami-heat-in-trouble-when-will-lebron-take-over/ Fri, 18 May 2012 12:49:33 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/18/are-the-miami-heat-in-trouble-when-will-lebron-take-over/

TweetYet again, Wade continues to heave shots and LeBron hasn’t demonstrated the kind of ambition you’d want from one of the best players of all time in a mini crisis. Look, this is as good of an opportunity for LeBron to win the title as ever. The Bulls were the top seed and are gone. […]

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3 Things That Will Annoy You the Most About These Chicago Bears http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/17/3-things-that-will-annoy-you-the-most-about-these-chicago-bears/ Thu, 17 May 2012 15:31:57 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/17/3-things-that-will-annoy-you-the-most-about-these-chicago-bears/

TweetYou know the old marketing axiom (or propaganda): repeat something enough times, and you’ll begin to believe it. Brandon Marshall must owe Devin Hester money or thinks it’s nice to cozy up to the veterans, but a 29-year-old super-star returner who has never impressed as a receiver doesn’t suddenly become a star. History doesn’t support […]

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