The [Monday] Papers
"Right now, no matter how you rationalize it, these Cowboys are a bad football team," Jean-Jacques Taylor of the Dallas Morning News writes.
"They're overrated. And overhyped.
"A 27-20 loss to Chicago, hardly an NFL powerhouse, simply drove home the point."
On the other hand, our very own Jim Coffman thinks maybe the Bears actually are better than we thought - even if they certainly didn't look like it a week ago.
"There must be a few of you out there, feeling vindicated," Coffman writes in SportsMonday. "The main thing that happened on Sunday was that Jay Cutler started to justify the hype that surrounded him when Jerry Angelo pulled the trigger on the greatest personnel move in Bear history the off-season before last."
"The law, which took effect this summer yet remains little-known among the public, is all about improving safety and reducing crashes involving pedestrians, officials said."
Yeah, um, really?
"The Police Department is applying for grants from federal and state agencies to conduct more crosswalk stings, using mostly off-duty police officers."
It seems like a knee-jerk reaction to point out that we have much higher priorities, but I'll let my knee jerk on this one. Ouch! Right up to my jaw!
We Know Why You Merge
And Who Can Blame Her?
"Police in Naperville say a woman who stepped in dog feces outside her apartment appears to have retaliated by heaving it at the door of her neighbor who owns a dog."
"Five people who allegedly own half the shares in Western Springs Bancorp., the parent company of the Western Springs National Bank and Trust, say the bank was looted by the other 50 percent shareholders: James, Allyson, Suzanne and Peter Regas."
The Cub Factor will appear on Tuesday.
Living Without TV
"Mr. Daley is in China and South Korea this week, but not before the praise and glory of his name grew into an outright love fest.
"Usually such lavishness and heart-throbbing is reserved for a politician's eulogy. With few exceptions, though, there have been nothing but glorious stories recounting the mayor's election victories and those sparkling avenues he will leave behind.
"Such a glowing public portrait, minus only the halo, is especially surprising considering that it was barely four months ago that Mr. Daley charitably offered to place a bayonet up the rear end of a reporter who dared to ask him a question.
"You really can't even call Mayor Daley's plan a retirement. By leaving office at a time when there is widening mayhem and gangland murders on city streets, a police department in growing disarray and the city broker than broke, it is more akin to abandonment."
Go read the rest - including the part about the t-shirts on sale at Midway. Perfect.
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Posted on September 20, 2010
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