1. Chicago Cubs: Who Will Close for the Team in 2012?

    I know that most everyone thinks that Carlos Marmol is the 2012 closer due to the fact that he will be the most expensive relief pitcher for Chicago next season...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 953 reads 3 comments

  2. Bears vs. Packers: 9 Things We Learned from Chicago's 35-21 Loss

    Despite improved quarterback play, the end results were the same, as the Bears lost to the Packers 35-21, sending Chicago to its fifth straight loss and ending any slim hopes of reaching the playoffs...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 3,178 reads 5 comments

  3. Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers: 5 Key Matchups for a Bears Win

    On the surface, it would appear that this contest is a mismatch and one that the Packers should dominate. But the Chiefs proved that Green Bay is not infallible, and if they can beat the Pack, the Bears can, too...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 3,688 reads 9 comments

  4. The 10 Best Redemption Stories in NFL History

    The NFL is no stranger to stories of injury-related tragedies, as well as off-the-field mayhem and other bad publicity. Yet there are times when redemption comes along to make us all feel just a little bit better about the game we love...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 4,650 reads 26 comments

  5. Chicago Bears: Why Not Starting Nathan Enderle Is a Complete Mistake

    If it's true that Nathan Enderle is deemed not ready to play this Sunday vs. the Packers , then shame on Jerry Angelo, Lovie Smith and Mike Martz . This is simply inexcusable...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 3,000 reads 15 comments

  6. Chicago Cubs: Analyzing the Sean Marshall-Travis Wood Trade

    According to sources , the Cubs have agreed to trade left-handed reliever Sean Marshall to the Cincinnati Reds for left-handed starter Travis Wood and two prospects...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 6,557 reads 7 comments

  7. Chicago Bears: Why Giving Matt Forte a Huge Extension Is Bad Business

    I have never taken a seat on the "Pay Forte!" bandwagon, even before his knee injury. In fact, if you ever hear me shouting "Pay the man," I assure you I will be talking about myself—not some professional athlete...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 2,841 reads 23 comments

  8. Chicago Cubs: Here Are Your 2012 Opening Day 9 and the 5 Starting Pitchers

    The Chicago Cubs have only begin to re-shape their club, but only I know who will be the main players for 2012...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about over 2 years ago 239 reads 4 comments

  9. Seahawks vs Bears: 8 Things We Learned from Chicago's 38-14 Loss

    Another week, another Bears loss. That's what has happened every week since Jay Cutler went down, and the misery continued at Soldier Field today, with the Bears losing to the Seahawks 38-14, in a tough physical battle...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 3,354 reads 28 comments

  10. Chicago Cubs Interest in Prince Fielder Is a Smokescreen Just Like Albert Pujols

    Just like the Albert Pujols negotiations, the Cubs are purposely not trying to quash their reported interest in Prince Fielder , even though they have only a small chance of signing the Milwaukee first baseman...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 2,363 reads 3 comments

  11. Yu Darvish Bid Goes to the Toronto Blue Jays: Report

    According to a report by George A. King of the New York Post , the Toronto Blue Jays have submitted the highest bid to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters and will be awarded the ...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 5,978 reads 5 comments

  12. Seahawks vs. Bears: Why Chicago Can't Afford to Take Seattle Lightly

    At this point, the spiraling Chicago Bears shouldn't take any team lightly. They are simply in no position to do that. In fact, if anything, Seattle should be concerned about taking the Bears too lightly...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 824 reads 5 comments

  13. Sam Hurd of Chicago Bears Arrested on Drug Charges

    UPDATE : Although he has not been convicted of a crime, and all charges are alleged, if the story that's developed since the time I wrote this piece is true, this is a much larger issue than we first realized...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 660 reads 1 comments

  14. 6 Missing Pieces Who Could Get the Chicago Bears over the Hump in 2012

    The Bears playoff hopes for this season may be just about gone, but they are not that far away from contention, and with better health and a couple of improvements, this is a championship caliber team in 2012...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 4,159 reads 17 comments

  15. The Crown Jewels of the 2012 NFL Draft Class

    The 2012 NFL draft class is shaping up to be a good one and, as usual, there is no shortage of quarterbacks and other skill players among the fresh blood...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 24,358 reads 23 comments

  16. Bears vs. Broncos: 8 Things We Learned from Chicago's 13-10 Loss in OT

    I'm angry at the Bears and their coaching staff for one of the most pathetic losses in recent memory. It was simply an ugly loss for the Bears, who led by 10 points with less than ...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 4,280 reads 19 comments

  17. Chicago Cubs Trying to Straddle Thin Line Between Contender and Buying Time

    When Cubs owner Tom Ricketts fired GM Jim Hendry , he said he was looking for the next GM to be a player development guy who would build the Cubs the right way—through the draft...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 4,731 reads 2 comments

  18. Bears vs. Broncos: 6 Keys to Shutting Down Denver's Offense

    Tim Tebow and the Broncos beat a Cover 2 defense last weekend, so I would image that Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith is plenty worried this Sunday...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 1,040 reads 0 comments

  19. Why Chicago Bears Must Create Turnovers for Cover-2 Defense to Be Effective

    Though all defenses employ Cover 2 defenses, the Bears are one of the few teams left in the NFL who use this as their base defense. However, even the pressure defenses ( Jets , Packers , Saints , Steelers , etc...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 513 reads 5 comments

  20. Chicago Bears: Why Not Claiming Donovan McNabb Was a Horrible Decision

    I understand that he is puffy and can no longer throw the deep ball, but Donovan McNabb simply has to be a better option than Caleb Hanie , and especially Josh McCown ...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 1,775 reads 4 comments

  21. Ron Santo Elected to MLB Hall of Fame: Why Is Santo a Hall of Famer Now?

    Call off the "Occupy Cooperstown" protests and the cries for a boycott. Ron Santo is a Hall of Famer, and though it would have been better for it to have happened sooner, it is still worth accepting on his behalf...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 893 reads 4 comments

  22. Chiefs vs Bears: 9 Things We Learned from Chicago's 10-3 Loss

    Watching this Bears game was like taking a sharp stick to the eye. The loss to the Chiefs was not only embarrassing, but you may as well cancel any playoff plans for Chicago...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 3,331 reads 14 comments

  23. NFL Week 13 Predictions: Run Game Is Key to Success for Caleb Hanie and Bears

    When the Chiefs and Bears take the field for a noon kickoff at Solider Field on Sunday, it will be a game of "guess the quarterback." But if they play their cards right, the Bears will have the better backup...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 308 reads 0 comments

  24. Chicago Cubs: Why Carlos Zambrano Coming Back Is a Bad Idea

    Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts announced on Friday that Carlos Zambrano would be given an opportunity to come back to pitch for the team in 2012. That is a mistake in my opinion...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 1,346 reads 10 comments

  25. Chiefs vs Bears: 8 Key Matchups for a Chicago Victory

    The Chicago Bears host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, and the Bears hope to rebound from their loss to Oakland last week. This is a matchup between two teams who have had injuries at the QB position...

    Bob Warja Written by Bob Warja about almost 3 years ago 1,603 reads 0 comments