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Amy Turek covers the Chicago Bears for www.chicksinthehuddle.com. She is a freelance writer and founder of www.amyturek.com. She and her husband reside in the Chicago suburbs.

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Jay Cutler, An $18 Million Mistake

(2) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 2:00 PM

It's hard to watch your beloved football team play a primetime game against a long-standing rival when you know deep down in your heart before the first snap that they are probably going to lose. It's beyond demoralizing to be trailing 42-0 at halftime. In a way, it's like your...

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NFL Quarterbacks: The Father Factor

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 2:54 AM

What do two of the three most recent NFL Superbowl champion quarterbacks have in common?

Fatherhood.

This past year, new dad Eli Manning celebrated victory with his 10-month old baby girl, Ava. And, of course, no one can forget the touching photographs of 2010 Superbowl champion Drew Brees,...

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Jay Cutler and the Heart of the Matter

(33) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 9:25 AM

After his early departure from the NFC championship game on Sunday, Chicago Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler is at the center of a media storm. There are several issues surrounding the incident, but the heart of the matter is this: does a Quarterback have a responsibility to his fans and teammates...

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Chicago Loves Jay Cutler

(72) Comments | Posted January 21, 2011 | 10:00 AM

Recently, Rick Reilly of ESPN.com said Chicago Quarterback Jay Cutler was in the running for "The Most Hated Man in the NFL". Reilly proceeded to mock Cutler for his seemingly indifferent attitude at press conferences and his general lack of cheer. Reilly even called Cutler out for his...

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The Patriots Are Not the Most Exciting Team in the Playoffs

(51) Comments | Posted January 5, 2011 | 3:45 PM

Yes, the New England Patriots have had another great season, but they are definitely not the most exciting team to watch in the playoffs. On paper, they're a dream come true. In fact, if Superbowl rings were awarded on stats alone, the Patriots would have this one. Brady is a...

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Why I Still Believe in the Chicago Bears

(19) Comments | Posted December 13, 2010 | 11:30 AM

Sunday morning on NFL Today, former Steelers Head Coach Bill Cowher predicted that the Chicago Bears would lose the last four games of their season and miss the playoffs. His ominous words, combined with a dastardly snowstorm, were harbingers for the absolute massacre the New England Patriots had in store...

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2010 NFL: Boys Behaving Badly

(6) Comments | Posted November 23, 2010 | 1:58 PM

If there's one word that sums up the 2010 NFL season thus far, it's drama. Sure, some of the drama is good. There have been a lot of dramatic games (including a near-record 14 overtime finishes), and a lot of comebacks on the field. But there's also been a lot...

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Who is the NFL Really Trying to Protect?

(6) Comments | Posted October 25, 2010 | 8:15 PM

After a weekend of particularly injurious football hits, the NFL is talking about ramping up the enforcement of it's current rules. NFL officials are proposing stricter punishments for violations, including suspensions for dangerous hits. On Monday, NFL Football Operations Executive Ray Anderson said:

We've got to get the message to...
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2010 Chicago Bears: The Luck Factor

(17) Comments | Posted October 15, 2010 | 1:38 PM

Five weeks into the 2010 NFL Season, nobody expected the Chicago Bears to be 4-1. And nobody dreamed that they'd be leading our division. But they are. How did they get here? It's a tough question, and one that many sports analysts have opinions about. The general consensus is that...

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Is Jay Cutler Really the Bad Guy?

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2009 | 5:05 PM

The world of the NFL can sometimes be likened to a storybook quest.  Each week, we have the protagonist (our team) going up against an antagonist (our opponent).  Like any good story, we want to have a victory ending and name a hero (MVP).  But what happens when the alleged...

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