Black, Blue, and Ornery: Your boy is back in town!

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Updated: November 20, 2013
Arizona is beautiful in November!

Arizona is beautiful in November!

Good morning, folks! Welcome to the Water Cooler Sports Black, Blue, and Ornery, your source for NFC North News on this Wednesday, November 20th, 2013.

Well, my 11-day hiatus was very nice. I can tell you thatPhoenix, Arizona this time of year is much nicer than cold and blustery Minneapolis. Nonetheless, I have returned home and am excited to resume my duties as your BBAO author. A big “thank you” to Rourke Decker and Johnathan Wood for keeping the BBAO alive during my absence.

Let’s it get it started!

Quote of the day:

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

–Oscar Wilde

Actress Kimberly Walsh turns 32 today.

Pop singer Kimberly Walsh turns 32 today.

And on this day in history:

  • 1789 - New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights. They were also the first state to ratify their citizens’ the right to throw garbage along the highways.
  • 1995 – Princess Diana admitted being unfaithful to Prince Charles in an interview that was broadcast on BBC Television. To be fair, she was married to the real-life adult version of Alfred E. Neuman.
  • 1998 – Forty-six states agreed to a $206 billion settlement of health claims against the tobacco industry. The industry also agreed to give up billboard advertising of cigarettes. To all the young people I still see smoking: it will kill you!

We also have some great birthdays to celebrate today!

  • Joe Biden (71) - The 47th Vice President of the United States, serving for two terms under President Barack Obama.
  • Carlos Boozer (32) - Olympic gold medal-winning NBA power forward who joined the Chicago Bulls in 2010.
  • Kimberly Walsh (32) - Singer who was discovered on the reality show Popstars: The Rivals, on which she was placed in the group Girls Aloud.

NFC North News

Holy Diver
You’ve been linked too long in the midnight sea
Oh what’s becoming of me

Ride the tiger
You can see his stripes but you know he’s clean
Oh don’t you see what I mean

Gotta get away
Holy Diver!

Detroit Lions

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press covers Detroit Lions wide receiver against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Said Burleson Tuesday:

. . . I prepare every week as if I’m going to play. I want to play, I want to get out on the field. Still got to be smart and listen to the doctors and listen to the coaches, but the week started off good, getting into the gameplan and trying to figure out if I got a role this week . . .

Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk breaks down opinion that he is a capable running back in poor weather. Bush seems to disagree with his head coach Jim Schwartz, who was quoted as saying, “Reggie in horse racing wouldn’t be called a mudder. He’s an explosively quick guy. He’s better on a fast track.”

Despite the need of many outside Halas Hall to drum up controversy, there is no doubt that Jay Cutler is the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears.

Despite the need of many outside Halas Hall to drum up controversy, there is no doubt that Jay Cutler (left) is the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears.

Chicago Bears

Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times gets serious, suggesting that outside of Halas Hall that Chicago Bears backup Josh McCown is potentially a better quarterback than incumbent starter and currently injured Jay Cutler.

for not using his three timeouts at the end of Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. Whether you agree with the decision or not, it’s an interesting read. Fans certainly would not have gotten this kind of in-depth information during the Lovie Smith era.

Green Bay Packers

Paul Imig of Fox Sports Wisconsin relates that Green Bay Packers backup quarterback for this Sunday’s conest against division rival Minnesota Vikings.

Scott Cooper Williams of the Green Bay Press-Gazette brings you an announcement about a . Born Sunday to devout Packers fans, he entered the world with a broken collarbone, prompting his parents to follow their hearts and name him for their favorite injured quarterback.

Minnesota Vikings

Chip Scoggins of the StarTribune brings us some Breaking News: the Minnesota Vikings are once again in the midst of . If the last sentence seemed to contain a little sarcasm, that’s because it was meant to.

Check out Vikings.com for the  of the team’s match-up with the rival Green Bay Packers this Sunday.

Actress Nadine Velasquez turns 35 today.

Actress Nadine Velasquez turns 35 today.

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 .

1999 comments
niemerg1
niemerg1

sooo...forte only  needs 10,625 to surpass walter payton all time in rushing yards for chi....

natradamus
natradamus

so cutler ligament tear-  new gameplan for franchise QB then?  

The Real CJammin
The Real CJammin

I've come to the conclusion that I need less Taylor Swift in my playlist.

MIBearFan
MIBearFan moderator

MM is not worried about the home losing streak, just beating the Vikings.

This is not a very Packer thing to hear.

G & G
G & G moderator

I've come to the conclusion that I need more Foreigner in my playlist.

natradamus
natradamus

 the only one that matters is my bottom bitch

G & G
G & G moderator

 Hello , sir

Donny33
Donny33

 i'm more of a morning bitch

thenichels
thenichels

 Too late now.  You can't unring that bell.

G & G
G & G moderator

 And a penis

Preparation_A
Preparation_A moderator

  

No it is not. Although a division win would be nice.

Preparation_A
Preparation_A moderator

  

JUKEBOX HEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

natradamus
natradamus

  yes he is, and at the end of the season, other great prospects like blaine gabbert, mark sanchez, tim tebow and Josh Freeman will all be available for whoever wants em.

best QB market in years

G & G
G & G moderator

  "This is bullshit , they are lying to the fans. The made the switch to McCown because Cutler suck this season"

-Oliver Stone

Staffords_Glove
Staffords_Glove

   I cant look at your avatar without going "WHOOOOOOOOOOOO"

MIBearFan
MIBearFan moderator

  

You can't unfuck your sister once she's pregnant.

Preparation_A
Preparation_A moderator

  

People should calm the fuck down.

G & G
G & G moderator

 YES!! The whole fucking movie was a big lie!!!!

Maized and Confused
Maized and Confused

Also, fuck that movie. It's so blatantly full of lies and non-evidence.

G & G
G & G moderator

   Exactly

Preparation_A
Preparation_A moderator

    

It;s cut from a photo of him yelling at a ref though. He was PISSED. Probably the "you" end of "fuck you".

Preparation_A
Preparation_A moderator

    

Men shook there asses and possibly (probably) their clothed balls in a video.

vs.

People are dying from starvation.

OUTRAGE AT SHAKING BALLS