Black, Blue, and Ornery: Oh, baby, it’s a wild world!

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Updated: November 5, 2013
Back-up quarterback Josh McCown lead the Bears to a 27-20 victory over the rival Green Bay Packers Monday night.

Backup quarterback Josh McCown lead the Chicago Bears to a 27-20 victory over the rival Green Bay Packers Monday night.

Good morning, folks! Welcome to the Water Cooler Sports Black, Blue, and Ornery, your source for NFC North News on this Monday, November 5th, 2013.

WOW.

I won’t go into too much detail as WCS will have more in-depth articles covering the Chicago Bears 27-20 victory over the Green Bay Packers Monday night.

Suffice it to say, it was a surprising victory and one that certainly changes the landscape of the NFC North with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffering a shoulder injury in the first series. The status of the injury is mostly unknown at this time, but initial reports say that Rodgers suffered a fractured clavicle and could be out around three weeks.  More tests today will certainly confirm the severity of the injury.

But kudos to the Bears — particularly on offense — for taking it to the Packers and winning a crucial division game.

Quote of the day:

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

–Socrates

Actress Famke Jannsen turns 2 today.

Actress Famke Janssen turns 49 today.

And on this day in history:

  • 1935 – The game Monopoly was introduced by Parker Brothers Company.
  • 1959 – The American Football League was formed.
  • 1984 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the NFL had exceeded antitrust limits in attempting to stop the Oakland Raiders from moving to Los Angeles.

We also have some great birthdays to celebrate today!

  • Bryan Adams (54) - Canadian singer-songwriter of “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” and “Summer of ’69.”
  • Bubba Watson (35) - Winner of the 2012 Masters Tournament, who became known for his exceptional driving ability.
  • Famke Janssen (49) - She played mutant Jean Grey in the X-Men film franchise and played Xenia in Goldeneye.

NFC North News

They moved into a place they both could afford
He found a night club he could work at the door
She had a guitar and she taught him some chords
The sky was the limit

Into the great wide open
Under them skies of blue
Out in the great wide open
A rebel without these sweet links.

Detroit Lions

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press . His MVP so far is Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com ponders what the for the Detroit Lions.

Running back Matt Forte helped seal the victory with an outstanding fouth quarter drive against the Packers Monday night.

Running back Matt Forte helped seal the victory with an outstanding fouth quarter drive against the Packers Monday night.

Green Bay Packers

Paul Imig of Fox Sports Wisconsin covers the Green Bay Packers’ 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears. He seems to think the of quarterback Aaron Rodgers (shoulder) moving forward.

Bob McGinn of the Journal Sentinel focuses on the .

Heavy metal front-woman Angela Gassow turns 39 today.

Heavy metal front-woman Angela Gassow turns 39 today.

Chicago Bears

Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times breaks down the Chicago Bears’   with quarterback Josh McCown and running back Matt Forte leading the way.

Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune describes the Bears’ “” after a surprising victory over the rival Packers on Monday night.

Minnesota Vikings

Chip Scoggins of the StarTribune relates the warning Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier passed on to his team: .

Brian Hall of Fox Sports North notes that  tight end with a broken left foot.

About the author(s)

A passionate Chicago Bears fan, Jason Nardiello writes the Black, Blue and Ornery column for Water Cooler Sports. At age 37, 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 .

2140 comments
natradamus
natradamus moderator

I was really expecting more packer fans looking for a shoulder to cry on....

alright-  Im gone- that was the last trolling pun from me for the day.  Im not happy about it either.  the injury fucks me in my cash league.  absolutely fucks me- and has the potential to fuck MN out of a much needed high draft pick.  I hope he gets well as fast as all of you, but I know that might be too much to put on one mans shoulders

Donny33
Donny33

didn't the Saints trade back into the first round to get LOLIngram?

adambballn
adambballn

By the way... any concern from the Packers fans about their defense being completely incapable of creating turnovers?

Fear the Beer
Fear the Beer moderator

Why did the Saints let go of Chris Ivory? Seems they could have used him on Sunday. 

BearsSaveLives
BearsSaveLives moderator

OH NO! 

Lions released OT Barry Richardson.

Rob Ryan's Hair
Rob Ryan's Hair

You Packers fans/ Packers Moderators need to grow some balls. 

Donny33
Donny33

 "pass rush improves".  nothing like jumping to conclusions.

jmac3444
jmac3444

 ugh bears cocksucking will be unBEARable

matt_vfalcon32
matt_vfalcon32

 same here...god I would hate all the crap from saints fans if they won the div.  It's the panthers turn!

JVince 11
JVince 11

 I am a huge fan of Steve Smith... I want to see him go out with a nice playoff run..

niemerg1
niemerg1

 why? you hat the taints that much?

Childerz...
Childerz...

 But hey! you guy's turned over Ponder I think.... 

jmac3444
jmac3444

 yes. Williams needs to go

Fear the Beer
Fear the Beer moderator

 I've been talking about it for 2 weeks. It's a problem. No pressure even when we blitz. 

JVince 11
JVince 11

 it is either.... all turnovers and no sacks while giving up 600 yards a game...


or few turnovers.. many sacks.. and let their offense win the games.

Agent Reggie
Agent Reggie moderator

I loved every bit of it. Dumbass Saints move to keep Ingram and not him.

Rob Ryan's Hair
Rob Ryan's Hair

  

Ivory had one good game.  He will break his knee cap next game

tmonson78
tmonson78 moderator

 Yeah, no.

I put it back, and then you deleted it yourself to try and make them look bad.  Won't work.

G & G
G & G

 It was me, I'm sorry Horse

The butthurt is really strong today...

curtislivefryer_p
curtislivefryer_p

one of the best...he just has never had anyone good throwing to him

Donny33
Donny33

  bu bu but Brees?

JVince 11
JVince 11

  I don't know what you mean.... please provide video proof Snookie

adambballn
adambballn

   

Did you birth your loin fruit yet?

Fear the Beer
Fear the Beer moderator

  How many good games have Saints backs had this year?

Donny33
Donny33

  2 or 3 good games now.  he's been back for what? 5?

Rob Ryan's Hair
Rob Ryan's Hair

   

i deleted it because i was accused of not having class... I saw it was put back up, then deleted it.  Fucking Packers fans and their snap judgements

NightStalkerThief
NightStalkerThief

 I'm sure we are due a few good games from him after his poor performances so i'm not putting much stock in it

Agent Reggie
Agent Reggie moderator

Though he did well when he had the ball Sunday. I hate to say that.

NightStalkerThief
NightStalkerThief

 i'm with you there, he's taking up carry's for other players

Chicka Da Bomb Dot Com
Chicka Da Bomb Dot Com

  Ingram is a bust, you see how much the offense sucked with him back in the line up

Donny33
Donny33

  Ivory vs Ingram. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Fear the Beer
Fear the Beer moderator

  So that's a low number then.