Black, Blue, and Ornery: Tag! You’re (not) it!

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Updated: December 5, 2013
Quarterback Jay Cutler's (left) contract status likely won't be determined until season's end, and recent comments from general manager Phil Emery indicate the quarterback is not likely to see the franchise tag.

Jay Cutler’s (left) contract status likely won’t be determined until season’s end, but recent comments from Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery indicate the quarterback is not likely to see the franchise tag.

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

Quote of the day:

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

–Plato

Actress Lauren London turns 29 today.

Actress Lauren London turns 29 today.

And on this day in history:

  • 1901 – Movie producer Walt Disney was born in Chicago. He created his first Mickey Mouse cartoon at the age of 27. And if he were alive today, he would be appalled at the atrocities his network is airing.
  • 1913 – Britain outlawed the sending of arms to Ireland. I didn’t remember learning in history class that so many English had amputated their arms for Ireland. Never stop learning, people.
  • 1933 – Prohibition came to an end when Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It’s hard to imagine a time in our society when drinking alcohol was illegal; but then again, I remember my Grandma being amazingly irresponsible in her young age.

We also have some great birthdays to celebrate today!

  • Frankie Muniz (28) - Actor best known for his main role in the television show, Malcolm in the Middle and in the film, Agent Cody Banks.
  • Little Richard (81) - Rock ‘n’ roll dynamo who sang “Good Golly, Miss Molly.”
  • Lauren London (29) - Played the role of Kiera on The Game alongside Tia Mowry.

NFC North News

Reportedly quarterback Aaron Rodgers showed good zip on his throws in practice Wednesday.

Reportedly quarterback Aaron Rodgers showed good zip on his throws in practice Wednesday.

Well I just heard the news today
It seems my links are going to change
I close my eyes, begin to pray
Then tears of joy stream down my face

With arms wide open
Under the sunlight
Welcome to this place
I’ll show you everything
With arms wide open
With arms wide open

Detroit Lions

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press covers the fact that Detroit Lions quarterback to potentially be the first Lions quarterback to make the Pro Bowl in 41 years.

Over at The Detroit News, Terry Foster and Drew Sharp explain why, even now, neither of them.

Chicago Bears

Josh Alper of ProFootallTalk covers the . General manager Phil Emery has indicated that franchising Jay Cutler would not be ideal for the organization:

The franchise tag . . . has unique challenges because the average comes out to be such a big portion of your cap . . . . With the franchise tag being so high for the quarterback position, to use it . . . hurts the team because you lose the ability to prorate the amount of guaranteed salary over the length of the contract.

Emery has been understandably quiet about discussing any contract situations with the media, but his take on the franchise tag begins to clear up the general manager likely to either work out a contract with Cutler at the end of the season or simply let Cutler walk.

Green Bay Packers

Paul Imig of Fox Sports Wisconsin reveals that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is “” on his return Sunday to face the Atlanta Falcons.

Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette notes that  on his short to intermediate passes yesterday in practice.

Minnesota Vikings

According to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, Minnesota Vikings quarterback against the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday. Third stringer Josh Freeman will likely be elevated to backup, as Christian Ponder has yet to clear the concussion protocol after sustaining a blow to the head last Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

Mark Craig of the StarTribune writes that cornerback levied upon him for making contact with an official.

Actress Paula Patton turns 38 today.

Actress Paula Patton turns 38 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 .

1159 comments
Rourke
Rourke

I am so relieved that Prep always wears a condom in the classroom.

TheHairy1
TheHairy1

Oh man

Newhouse mostly at LT and combination of Sherrod, Barclay, Taylor, on the right. RT : Who is working without Bakthiari and EDS?

Benjamin Rajile
Benjamin Rajile

My dad just took a pic of wee man at DFW and I'm pretty sure it occurred right before he spider monkeyed onto my dads head

bp.
bp. moderator

Imma go mediate some stuff now.  Good time to leave anyway, with you guys getting into rape talk.

AGAIN.

50CaliberFalconoles
50CaliberFalconoles

So now the alleged victim is saying she was fucked up drunk and didn't remember much. the statement her family release last month said she was not drinking at all.

Donny33
Donny33

 yup. very penis-less.  now you're talkin


Benjamin Rajile
Benjamin Rajile

SAYING I BELIEVE VIOLENCE OCCURRED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THIS WAS TAKEN

50CaliberFalconoles
50CaliberFalconoles

  

only 40 minute until college football world could get flipped upside down or carry on as nothing ever happened

Preparation_A
Preparation_A moderator

  

Oh goodness...I hadn't been paying attention.

Have fun.

Panthers > Saints
Panthers > Saints

  He is going to get away clean there are too many holes in the case to charge him with anything 

Rourke
Rourke

99% of these cases arise from fucking drunk girls. That's why I make it a strict policy never to have sex when alcohol is involved.

S1L3NT_depression
S1L3NT_depression

  Prep, that is a horrible thing to say. I am shocked even compared to the other stuff said on this site.

Kuato Face
Kuato Face moderator

 I hope your dad dick punched him.

Preparation_A
Preparation_A moderator

  

Your dad needs to take pictures of his Wee Man inflicted wounds too.

The Real CJammin
The Real CJammin

  His father took a dick pic in DFW right before ejaculating into his own eye.

Preparation_A
Preparation_A moderator

  

Let me try:

Your dad saw Wee Man from Jackass buying shoes at DFW, and then Wee Man jumped off a tree onto your dad's head?

Rourke
Rourke

Good for him. Hopefully he learned a lesson. Stay away from drunk skanks.

50CaliberFalconoles
50CaliberFalconoles

   

Yea but the latest report was here saying she had 6 hots and was completely intoxicated

Rourke
Rourke

How long after the incident were the blood tests taken?

bp.
bp. moderator

 Unfortunately, it does appear to be one way in which certain women deal with the shame of having sex in an irresponsible manner.

The Real CJammin
The Real CJammin

  Do not take any of this to mean I don't want you around.  I need dem likes.

Rourke
Rourke

Because then there's no evidence he can use to defend himself. Of course, it gets harder for her to win her case at that point too.

Panthers > Saints
Panthers > Saints

  He seem like a good guy I think it was a  case for  being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Something that I don't understand is why did  the girl wait a year after it happened to file a report 

Rourke
Rourke

If she was "completely intoxicated" after six shots, she was a damn light weight.

Rourke
Rourke

Doesn't matter. In most jurisdictions, it's irrelevant how drunk the guy was and how open she was with her consent. If she is under the influence of an intoxicating substance, it's rape. Period.

MNvikeinNC
MNvikeinNC

 If that's the case, I could be in SERIOUS trouble. What if you're both tight? I can see if a chick is passed out and you have your way with her ... that's fucked up. But its a two way street ... 75% of my encounters the woman has initiated she wanted to fuck.

Rourke
Rourke

I am surprised at the number of guys who don't know that having sex with an intoxicated woman is considered rape in a lot of jurisdictions.