Scott Ottersen

Scott Ottersen

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I do my best to keep up with the sports world, but have found out that getting married puts a stop to a lot of the sports watching I used to do. It used to be all sports, all day, all night, but now it's filled with dinners together (at restaurants without tv's), reality television shows, and nasty remarks about how all I want to do is watch sports. I don't know what I was thinking! :)

I live in Chicago. I am a Michael Jordan kind of guy. I'm a Bulls, Cubs, and Bears fan. I follow Notre Dame football and Ohio State football. I am an avid, crazed Duke Blue Devil fan, but my ties to DePaul University are strong, as well, seeing as how I played for them. If they ever met in the Championship Game, I wouldn't know what to do. Other than those teams, I'm a big Yankees fan, as well. If them and the Cubs ever met in the Series, my allegiance would be tested for both teams, but I would probably lean towards the team that had the players I found most deserving of a title.

I could go on for hours talking about sports, and only hope to meet a few people who share my enthusiasm. Happy writing.

I started my own website. Check it out. http://chicagosportsinterviews.com/

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  • Jake Taylor posted 1000 days ago

    Jake Taylor

    Scott, While doing a search on great football players not in the Hall of Fame I came across your post from Feb 2008 on Chris Carter. First I will say I do not understand why he is not in. Now with that said I have to question the logic of what you wrote when you compared him to Art Monk. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/8948-nfl-hall-of-fame-wheres-cris-carter

    You made a lot of comments that basically said Carter was far better then Monk and should have gone in before Monk. Frankly that is absurd. When Monk came into the league it was a running league still. Monk was on a running team. Remember a guy named John Riggins? You went on to mock Monk for his output ... "Monk had the receptions total (940, seventh all time), but not much after that."

    Here is why you were wrong:

    Carter 13,899 yards 1,101 rec., 12.6 yds per ... 130TDs
    Monk 12,721 yards, 940 rec., 13.5 yds per ... 68 TDs
    Gary Clark Monk's Teammate ... 10,856 yards, 699 rec., 15.5 yds per ... 65 TDs

    You went on to talk about how Monk only had the on year leading the league. What you failed to mention was Gary Clark who was a rookie the year Monk let the league. You failed to mention that when Monk had 106 receptions in 1984 he was the first NFL player to have more then 100. It would be 6 seasons until Jerry Rice became the second two accomplish that mark.

    Monk had to share the football with Gary Clark, Riggins, Ernest Byner and a few others. You also failed to mention that two of Monk's seasons were interupted by players strikes resulting in lower stats for the year. When Monk retired he was the all time reception leader for retired players (Rice was a few ahead of him as an active player). Monk was second for receiving yards at the time of his retirement (Largent). You tried to pass it off as Carter accomplished more because he ranks higher in receptions and yards for his career. Guess what had Monk's career been during the pass happy 90s and 2000's his numbers would be even higher. As it is when you factor in Clark who was Monk's teammate for 9 seasons versus Carter having Moss for 4.

    Carter deserves to be in no doubt, you were just off base when you tried to paint him as being head and shoulders above Art Monk who frankly helped define what the WR position evolved into from the early 80s to what it was when Carter joined the league.

  • ChiCitySports .Com posted 1553 days ago

    ChiCitySports .Com

    Hey man we'd love to have you help writing for us on www.chicitysports.com let us know if you'd be interested in a writing position.

  • Michael Gibbons posted 1605 days ago

    Michael Gibbons

    Chester Taylor = Edgar Bennette
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/358492-chester-taylor-the-2nd-coming-of-edgar-bennett

  • Bryn Swartz posted 1607 days ago

    Bryn Swartz

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/357519-one-for-the-ages-sid-luckmans-1943-nfl-championship-game

  • Commissioner Money posted 1608 days ago

    Commissioner Money

    Vince completed more than 60 percent of his passes. Get your facts straight, pal.

  • JW Nix posted 1617 days ago

    JW Nix

    this might interest you :
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/351363-the-almost-all-time-chicago-bears-defense

  • JW Nix posted 1619 days ago

    JW Nix

    you like history? :
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/350025-the-almost-all-time-chicago-bears-offense

  • Keith Schlosser posted 1636 days ago

    Keith Schlosser

    This week I had a chance to interview Knicks legend John Starks about what he is up to and what he thinks of the Knicks today. Check it out if you'd like:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/339844-beyond-the-dunk-an-interview-with-the-knicks-john-starks

  • JW Nix posted 1666 days ago

    JW Nix

    Another ALMOST All-Time Team is up.
    This time it's the Cardinals :

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/320007-the-almost-all-time-arizona-cardinals-offense

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/319338-the-almost-all-time-arizona-cardinals-defense

  • Keith Schlosser posted 1692 days ago

    Keith Schlosser

    Now that Nate Robinson has been reduced to riding the pine, what do you think is next?

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/306568-does-anyone-know-whats-next-for-the-knicks-nate-robinson

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