Black, Blue, and Ornery: Winning is for suckers

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Updated: November 25, 2013
None of the NFC North teams won yesterday - and two of the teams even played each other!

None of the NFC North teams won yesterday — even though two of the teams played each other!

Good morning, folks! Welcome to the Water Cooler Sports Black, Blue, and Ornery, your source for NFC North News on this Monday, November 25th, 2013.

UGLY. That’s the only way to describe the NFC North yesterday.

The Chicago Bears got trampled by the St. Louis Rams 42-21, the Detroit Lions got shocked by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home 24-21, and the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers both decided that winning wasn’t worth it, tying 26-26. Everyone received participation ribbons after the game.

Quote of the day:

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

–Thomas A. Edison

Actress Haley Webb turns 28 today.

Actress Haley Webb turns 28 today.

And on this day in history:

  • 1850 - Texas relinquished one-third of its territory in exchange for $10 million from the U.S. to pay its public debts and settle border disputes.
  • 1867 – Alfred Nobel patented dynamite.
  • 1985 – Bobby Brown announced that he was leaving New Edition for a solo career.

We also have some great birthdays to celebrate today!

  • Donovan McNabb (37) - Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and anti-diabetes volunteer who lost to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX.
  • Chip Kelly (50) - Innovative head coach of the University of Oregon, who later went on to take the head coaching job with the Eagles in the NFL.
  • Haley Webb (28) - Independent film actress who played major roles in Rushlights and 2012′s On the Inside.

NFC North News

Just like the Pied Piper
Led rats through these links
We dance like marionettes
Swaying to the Symphony …
Of Destruction!

Detroit Lions

They lost to Tampa Bay at home. Not worth rubbing any links in our fans’ faces.

I’m your Detroit Lions quarterback, and I’m about to throw four interceptions to one of the worst teams in the league. So get AllStateĀ®, and be prepared for mayhem. Like me.

Chicago Bears

They lost to the Rams on the road. Badly. Not worth discussing that debacle.

Green Bay Packers

Thanks for trying. You couldn’t beat the Vikings at home — and they are terrible this year. Oh, the Flynnsanity!

Minnesota Vikings

Well, at least you didn’t lose!

Actress Katie Cassidy turns 27 today.

Actress Katie Cassidy turns 27 today (great shirt!).

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 .

1423 comments
bp.
bp. moderator

Big blue eyes

pointy nose

chasing mice

and digging holes.

Maized and Confused
Maized and Confused

Somebody made this at halftime of the Patriots game last night, it's not relevant now, but it made me laugh:

Kuato Face
Kuato Face moderator

For the 5 minutes the Bears played the Packers with Rodgers this season the Bears were the better team. That's a win for the season as far as I am concerned.

LambeauOrWrigley
LambeauOrWrigley

This past week of Nailed it.....I want it to be renamed to "Nailed me".  I think I got 2 right!  Saints over Falcons and Bears losing (sorry Bears fans but I didn't think McCown can win on road unless at Lambaeu)

LaCWrestler
LaCWrestler

Vikes are 2-8-1 and can still win the NFCN. 

jmac3444
jmac3444

 rodgers was in one series in which they drove down the field and came out with a field goal

MNvikeinNC
MNvikeinNC

 lmao. Have you seen them play? They are the worst team in the NFL!!

bp.
bp. moderator

 LOLNFCN.

Tearloch
Tearloch

My team sucked huge balls.  Just one of those days.  I think everyone on my team scored under their projections (by alot).

Lions 49 Packers 7
Lions 49 Packers 7

 Sweeping the Bears was so glorious. If Detroit wins the division it's because they won division games.

Tearloch
Tearloch

Pretty sure both the Lions and  Bears also "control their own destiny".  Most teams do with 5 to play.

Kuato Face
Kuato Face moderator

 They are a mess just like the Lions and the Bears. None of these teams seem to be a friend of destiny. 

Kuato Face
Kuato Face moderator

  And then the Bears scored and went up 7-3.

Kuato Face
Kuato Face moderator

  Bears were up 7-3 after Rodgers one series and before Wallace came in. 

Preparation_A
Preparation_A moderator

   

That glorious tie yesterday says otherwise.

Kuato Face
Kuato Face moderator

  Saying this shit over and over and over and over again does not make it any more true. It just makes you a bit more intolerable.

Communist Rockefeller
Communist Rockefeller

  If Detroit wins the division it's because they paid off the strength and conditioning staff of the Bears and Packers.

Building With Clay is back SON
Building With Clay is back SON

  I'm betting the Packers are the only team who hasn't won a game in 4 weeks who is in control of their own destiny.

Building With Clay is back SON
Building With Clay is back SON

  They gained a half game on the division and Rodgers is another week closer to returning and they aren't out of the Race.

This weekend was a win for me.

That's how much of a down year it is.

Kuato Face
Kuato Face moderator

    I'm something. I might be a liitle morning drunk.

Kuato Face
Kuato Face moderator

Sorry, Tavaris Jackson, Seneca Wallace. It's all the same to me. I'm very racist.

bp.
bp. moderator

   I mean, GB was at home.  So I think the Vikings are probably slightly better.

Preparation_A
Preparation_A moderator

    

Nah son. JAX, HOU, and ATL are all slightly worse.

MNvikeinNC
MNvikeinNC

   Sorry. Them and a AaRod less Packers team are the worst teams in the NFL!

Bears and Packers can do it!!!
Bears and Packers can do it!!!

  FML man - he's pretty much done I think as we know him.  I guess we can lump him in with Grant Hill, Penny Hardaway, and Gilbert Arenas now.  Fucking sad.

Tearloch
Tearloch

How about DRose?  That shits sucks.

Tearloch
Tearloch

Seahawks were on a bye.  I didn't put a lot of thought into that one since it looked like I would smoke you...

Preparation_A
Preparation_A moderator

   

Your mom satisfied my action. Or some such.

Tearloch
Tearloch

Well, if you want to make that kind of bet, I am sure the wiseguys in Vegas will have a confused look on their face, but find some way to satisfy your action...

bp.
bp. moderator

  Its a bitter-off!