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Fire Deal Duka, Land Nyassi

Dilly Duka was a big part of the 2013 Fire team that narrowly missed the playoffs after a second-half surge under head coach Frank Klopas.  Under new coach Frank Yallop, Duka played a much more limited role, and after Tuesday's trade, he will join his former coach in Montreal. The Fire dealt Duka to the Impact in exchange for Sanna Nyassi.  The Gambian midfielder had been with the Impact since the expansion ...

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Derrick Rose: The Return Pt. 2

As a die hard Chicago Bulls fan, I think I can speak for most fellow fans when I say that it has been a tiring past few years seeing constant headlines questioning Derrick Rose's toughness and whether or not he can comeback after suffering two severe injuries to his knees. Last fall we all thought that those questions would be coming to end as Derrick Rose was finally making his return. Just when we saw gli ...

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The Things That Make Us Tick and Other Points of View

Bears Bears running backs coach Skip Pete on Matt Forte. Via Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune: "'The guy has an unbelievable feel for the game. And once he's seen something, he doesn't forget it. So early in a game, he'll see how a defender is playing on a certain route or fitting on a certain block. Then the next time around, when that play's called, he already has that sense for what he wants to do. He ...

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The Underdog Hype Machine Revs Up and Other Points of View

Bears John Mullin at CSNChicago.com points out an interesting fact I hadn't read anywhere else: "The Bears also introduced a second practice to run simultaneously with the regular one, so that twice the number of players are getting live action running selected plays. "'You saw two practices actually going on on two different fields,' [head coach Marc] Trestman said, 'so we get more reps, more opportunity t ...

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Northwestern 2014 Projected Depth Chart

Here's a look at the projected depth chart for the 2014 Northwestern Wildcats football team. The biggest difference from past seasons is the loss of explosive QB Kain Colter who is now apart of the Minnesota Vikings. The season opens up on August 30th as the Cats host the California Golden Bears in Evanston. Practice starts up next week so the final depth chart will likely change from what is projected belo ...

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Wishing for More Honor Among Men and Other Points of View

Bears Hub Arkush at chicagofootball.com never makes half-hearted statements: "Fans and some media who keep suggesting if the defense can just be a little better, maybe just average, that it makes the Bears a contender are nuts. "Average defenses don’t win Super Bowls, or even get the chance to lose one." Arkush seems to be very concerned about the situation at linebacker and is extremely tough on Shea McCle ...

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All Eyes On the Lombardi

We are less than 2 weeks away from the start of Bears preseason. Usually a team that's ready to compete for a Super Bowl has the majority of their roster set, but there's still a lot of questions surrounding this Bears team. For the first time in what seems like franchise history, those questions aren't so much surrounding the offense but rather the defense. Last year was a season we would all like to forge ...

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Two Sides of the Same Coin and Other Points of View

Bears Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune follows my own thoughts on the back up quarterback competition: "The battle figures to be between [Jordan] Palmer and [Jimmy] Clausen, with performances in exhibition games weighing significantly. Palmer remains in the lead position because he has been around longer, but if the Bears were convinced he's the guy, they never would have added Clausen in June. "Cutler dev ...

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Sixty Years of Sweetness

It was 39 years ago when a legend took the field for the very first time. He was picked 4th overall in the 1975 NFL draft but even then, no one could have guessed the impact this man would have on one of the greatest sports cities in the world for decades to come. He will forever be known as one of the greatest running backs to ever live, but that's not always the first thing that pops into people's heads w ...

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Camping with the Chicago Bears – Day 1

  First day of training camp is full of optimism for both veterans looking to win a championship and rookies trying to gain a roster spot. This years Chicago Bears training camp is no different, with many positions up for competition, especially on defense. Early on in training camp the defense usually has the upper hand on the offense but, that isn't the case this year. On day one in shorts and helmet ...

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