Archive for November 13th, 2009



Matt ForteIt was the second Thursday Night Football game of the year in the NFL, with the San Francisco 49ers playing host to the Chicago Bears.  This game put Jay Cutler in the prime time light, but would he shine.  The answer:  Not at all.  Fortunately for the Bears, their running back Matt Forte finally showed up rushing for 41 yards, plus 120 receiving yards.  But aside from that, the Bears offense looked horrendous.  Cutler threw for, count ’em, 5 INTERCEPTIONS.  Disgusting. And on the last play of the game, in which the Bears had one last play in the red zone to actually WIN the game, Cutler… threw an interception.  This was no receiver’s fault, it was simply a horrible pass.   The Bears move to 4-5, and could still make the playoffs, but don’t expect them to do much if they get in.  San Francisco 10, Chicago 6.


In the NBA, two big match-ups.  First up, it was LeBron and the Cavs, coming off a win against Orlando, against Dwayne Wade and the red-hot Heat.  This would be a true test for both teams.  It was a back and forth game, but the main attraction here were the insane dunks from both D-Wade and LeBron.  You have to see them for yourself.  LeBron led the way for the Cavs with 36, and D-Wade dropped 34 of his own, and in the end, the Cavs were just a bit too much for the Heat.  Cleveland 111, Miami 104.

The next big battle was out of the Western Conference where the scorching-hot Phoenix Suns would face their first major competitor of the season, the Los Angeles Lakers.  Both teams had only one loss headed into the game, and if the Suns won this game, you knew they were for real.  Unfortunately for Nash and Phoenix, the Lakers are simply too incredible this season.  Their starting five played brilliantly, Kobe put up 29 points, and their big man Andrew Bynum has seriously come into his own.  He scored 26 points, and nabbed 15 rebounds.  Between him and Gasol (currently injured) the Lakers will be mighty difficult to stop.  The Suns, meanwhile, did what they could, but they really need one more weapon if they expect to even stand a chance against LA in the playoffs.  LA Lakers 121, Phoenix 102.

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