The Cover Of Sports Illustrated Features A Lot Of Interceptions

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It’s only a regional cover, but at least Jay can now say he’s competing with his wife for magazine covers.

Also, sorry for the lack of posts so far this week, but with the college football season getting underway I’ve been pretty busy with work. It won’t be like this all fall and winter, but I need to get back in game shape.

Also, something needs to happen in Chicago sports that I feel like writing about. That helps too.

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Jimmy Clausen Is Your Bears Backup Quarterback

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The Bears have begun making cuts to get the roster down to 75 by the Tuesday deadline, and it seems one of the bigger battles of training camp has been settled.

Jimmy Clausen is your backup quarterback.

I assume this also means that David Fales will be the team’s third quarterback. Though I must say I think just letting Jordan Palmer go could be a mistake. I mean, you didn’t even try him out at safety first. Or linebacker. Or cornerback. Or on special teams.

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Jonathan Toews Does Ice Bucket Challenge While Wakeboarding

While I appreciate people finding new and interesting ways to dump buckets of ice water over their head, I would hope that Jonathan Toews would have been smart enough to TURN HIS DAMN PHONE HORIZONTALLY WHILE RECORDING VIDEO ON IT.

I mean, you’re a captain for Christ’s sake, Jonathan. You’re supposed to know better.

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Here’s Scottie Pippen Dunking A Sub Sandwich

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Have you seen the new Nike commercial with James Harden and Charles Barkley? In it Barkley tries to convince Harden that the secret to being a great athlete is to have a short memory, and at the end Scottie Pippen agrees with Barkley by yelling “I’m the greatest Chicago Bull of all time!”

It’s funny.

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And Just Like That He Was Gone

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I’ve been ready for the White Sox to trade Gordon Beckham for a few years now. I wanted it to happen. I’ve waited for it to happen. That’s why it was so strange that when I learned the news after getting into my car and turning on the radio, I found the news that Beckham had been traded to the Angels to be bittersweet.

Initially there was the “finally!” reaction, but then it was just depressing. A former first round pick, taken with the 8th pick in the 2008 draft, had been shipped to Los Angeles in a waiver deal with the Sox getting either a player to be named later, or cash.

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