Black, Blue, and Ornery: Have a rockin’ Wednesday!

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Updated: October 23, 2013

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Good morning, folks! Welcome to the Water Cooler Sports Black, Blue, and Ornery, your source for NFC North News on this Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013.

Quote of the day:

I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re goin’, and hook up with them later.

–Mitch Hedberg

Actress Briana Evigan turns 28 today.

Actress Briana Evigan turns 27 today.

And on this day in history:

  • 1973 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon agreed to turn over the subpoenaed tapes concerning the Watergate affair. Turns out he was a crook all along.
  • 1978 – Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious attempted to commit suicide while awaiting trial for killing his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. He was definitely always a happy fellow.
  • 1995 – Rapper Tone-Lōc was ordered to take an anger management class after fighting with a pizza delivery person. I guess he drank too much funky cold medina!

We also have some great birthdays to celebrate today!

  • Ryan Reynolds (37) - Film and TV actor who was voted People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2010.
  • Weird Al Yankovic (54) - Entertainer who is known for his parodies of popular songs.
  • Briana Evigan (27) - She played roles in horror movies such as Sorority Row and Stash House.

NFC North News

The night was black was no use holding back
‘Cos I just had to see was someone watching me
In the mist dark figures move and twist
Was this all for real or some kind of hell
6…6…6…the number of the beast
Hell and fire was spawned to be linked!

Green Bay Packers

Tyler Dunne of the Journal Sentinal examines how the Green Bay Packers keep . The secret? I won’t spoil it for you.

Fox Sports Wisconsin conducts a three with coordinators Dom Capers (defense), Shawn Slocum (special teams), and Tom Clements (offense).

 Despite mounting injuries, one offensive performer has kept the Packers playing winning football. Don't worry, we won't ruin the surprise!

Despite mounting injuries, one offensive performer has kept the Packers playing winning football. Don’t worry, we won’t ruin the surprise!

Detroit Lions

Dave Dye of Fox Sports Detroit analyzes the .

Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News covers the . Waddle came into the game in relief of left tackle Riley Reiff and played 29 snaps; he then was forced to the right side to play 14 more snaps after Corey Hilliard exited the game with injury.

Model and former Victoria's Secret angel Izabel Goulart turns 29 today.

Model and former Victoria’s Secret angel Izabel Goulart turns 29 today.

Chicago Bears

Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times points out that the  will tell us a lot about the value of injured Chicago Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler.

John Mullin of CSNChicago.com looks at the for immediate roster help.

Minnesota Vikings

Brian Hall of Fox Sports North reports that the Minnesota Vikings will  – at least for another week — despite his horrid performance Monday night against the New York Giants. For those not in the know, Minnesota hosts the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football.

Over at the Pioneer Press, Hall-of-Fame quarterback of the Monday night performances of both the Vikings and Giants.

About the author(s)

A passionate Chicago Bears fan, Jason Nardiello writes the Black, Blue and Ornery column for Water Cooler Sports. At age 36, he's somewhat technologically behind the curve and remembers being able to navigate through the 1990's without a cell phone. He's an admitted Jay Cutler apologist and isn't sorry for it. He can be reached for comment at .

966 comments
niemerg1
niemerg1

CJammin, was it like this?

NOTE: read it, absolutely hilarious


ethanfitz_PS4FTW
ethanfitz_PS4FTW

Going to is a bad idea if you are at work and also now a bookmarked page in chrome.

The Real CJammin
The Real CJammin

So I think the guy in the stall next to me earlier today was "reading a magazine."

Maized and Confused
Maized and Confused

I just finished editing the Power Rankings article. I'm considering publishing it now, since I don't think anything else is in the hopper.

ethanfitz_PS4FTW
ethanfitz_PS4FTW

I have had the same fucking headache for three days now. WTF?


J MF Vince11
J MF Vince11


SnapChat Leaked photos..... Look at the cans on the one on the right... holy zonkers!

Donny33
Donny33

I have chili for lunch.  Do i set up a workstation in the bathroom for the afternoon?

FalconsFan0125
FalconsFan0125 moderator

In these coming weeks we will see how Matt Ryan plays without star WR's. He had a great start on Sunday. If he does well without big name targets, the Falcons shouldnt spend too much on receivers. Keep Julio Jones and then get cheaper no-name talent. The remainder of the money can go to improving the trenches and defense. Kinda like the Patriot way, they rarely spend money on Wide receivers and instead focus elsewhere. Thats how they have been so good for so long, but the key is having a QB who elevates the play of his receivers. 

niemerg1
niemerg1

thenichels, what kind of place you work at? and what city?

The Real CJammin
The Real CJammin

You people don't know pain until you've been single during No Fap February.

Capitalist Lenin
Capitalist Lenin

 Damnit, you guys know I'll just click the link without reading the surrounding text.

FalconsFan0125
FalconsFan0125 moderator

Tiger woods is golf. Noone gave a fuck before Woods came. 

Preparation_A
Preparation_A

  

Holy fuck video games have gotten better looking since the last time I played one...

thenichels
thenichels

 I'll put something in your hopper.

Preparation_A
Preparation_A

  

Have you tried drinking a bunch of water or Pedialyte? Dehydration is a common culprit.

BIGK078
BIGK078

 I honestly think he's going to play better. Call me crazy. It just seemed like he was spreading the ball around more instead of trying to force it to guys like Roddy and Julio. HD probably won't have a big game this weekend but I hope Drew can step up.

Capitalist Lenin
Capitalist Lenin

 That seems to have worked well *cough* ker  for them. 

thenichels
thenichels

 I'm more of a SysAdmin that helps out with the programming and db stuff when needed.  Online retailer with a brick and mortar store (so mostly web programming/bash scripting, and MySQL db's)

niemerg1
niemerg1

i know you mentioned you're a DB guy, whats the software about? i work on dental software

niemerg1
niemerg1

 why, would you actually follow through on that in that month?

The Real CJammin
The Real CJammin

  I know right.  Could he not wait till his lunch hour?

FalconsFan0125
FalconsFan0125 moderator

Yep.  I wasnt expecting that, honestly. I expected some mistakes, a couple Picks.

niemerg1
niemerg1

  you out in NO? or where

FalconsFan0125
FalconsFan0125 moderator

I dont fast. I cant fast. I need food. 

thenichels
thenichels

  I'm from New Orleans, but have lived and worked in Buffalo for the past 10 years.

Preparation_A
Preparation_A

  

Yeah I tried fasting a couple times as a detox type of thing and it made me an alternately mean and spacey motherfucker. Cant' do it.