Black, Blue, and Ornery: We’ll wait one more week

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Updated: December 6, 2013
The Chicago Bears officially ruled out linebacker Lance Briggs and quarterback Jay Cutler for Monday night's match-up with the Dallas Cowboys.

The Chicago Bears officially ruled out linebacker Lance Briggs and quarterback Jay Cutler for Monday night’s match-up with the Dallas Cowboys.

Good morning, folks! Welcome to the Water Cooler Sports Black, Blue, and Ornery, your source for NFC North News on this Friday, December 6th, 2013.

Quote of the day:

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

–Norman Vincent Peale

Singer and actress Dulce Maria turns 28 today.

Singer and actress Dulce Maria turns 28 today.

And on this day in history:

  • 1865 – The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The amendment abolished slavery in the United States.
  • 1884 – The construction of the Washington Monument was completed by Army engineers. The project took 34 years.
  • 1998 – In Venezuela, former Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chavez was elected president. He had staged a bloody coup attempt against the government six years earlier.

We also have some great birthdays to celebrate today!

  • Johnny Manziel (21) - Texas A&M quarterback nicknamed “Johnny Football” who became the first freshman in history to win the Heisman Trophy.
  • Judd Apatow (46) - Acclaimed film producer and director who re-launched the genre of raunchy comedy with hits like Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin, and The Hangover.
  • Dulce Maria (28) - Mexican singer and actress who has won numerous awards for her work on television as well as for her song “Ya No.”

NFC North News

Come wit it now!
Come wit it now!
The microphone explodes, shattering the molds
Either drop tha hits like de la O or get tha links off tha commode
Wit tha sure shot, sure ta make tha bodies drop
Drop an don’t copy yo, don’t call this a co-op
Terror rains drenchin’, quenchin’ tha thirst of tha power dons
That five sided fist-a-gon
Tha rotten sore on tha face of mother earth gets bigger
Tha triggers cold empty ya purse

Rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells
They rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells
They rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells
They rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells.

Detroit Lions

Dave Dye of Fox Sports Detroit examines how rookie Detroit Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah has by becoming a “hit” when many thought his raw skills wouldn’t be ready for the NFL.

The Detroit Free Press brings you its “” from Thursday. Of note is that running back Reggie Bush declared that the offense “can dominate any team.”

Chicago Bears

Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been  with the Dallas Cowboys.

ChicagoBears.com presents video of head coach , in which he provides injury updates and his analysis of the Dallas Cowboys leading up to Monday night’s match-up.

Green Bay Packers

Vic Ketchman of Packers.com presents his in which he answers a wide range of questions from devoted Green Bay Packers fans.

Tyler Dunne of the Journal Sentinel examines how the recent release of safety Jerron McMillian may act as a “” to other Packers players.

Minnesota Vikings

Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press presents his”,” in which he attempts to make an argument that Matt Cassel is the quarterback of the future for the Minnesota Vikings.

Vikings.com presents video of defensive tackle Kevin Williams as he .

Brazilian model Cintia Dicker turns 27 today.

Brazilian model Cintia Dicker turns 27 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 .

1417 comments
mountaineer4life
mountaineer4life

Greetings Watercooler Bloggers ...... 1st time after the embarrasing loss .....

Kuato Face
Kuato Face moderator

That photo of Sweet Maria is so doctored

AllSaintsRow
AllSaintsRow moderator

I wonder how the Falcons are going to keep their players. They have almost no cap space, they overpaid for an average QB, the have gaping wet holes at every position of their team, and their GM isnt very good at finding and evaluating talent in the draft OR free agency.


Going to be a long year for the Falcons.

Donny33
Donny33

I think i should get mod powers. I'd root out the racists.

Tony don't retire
Tony don't retire

I would lick Dulce of her tits, she looks better with her hair dyed black

Rourke
Rourke

The price of Bitcoin seems to be in something of a free fall today. It's been happening a lot on Fridays lately.

jmac3444
jmac3444

About Cintia: I would definitely dicker once or twice

rocketman6969
rocketman6969

Already under the cap, only FA that may resign for a relatively large sum is Babs.
Also, Tony G retires and we save $7M.

jmac3444
jmac3444

so you would ban yourself

TheHairy1
TheHairy1

WTH is bitcoin?  Like PayPal?

thenichels
thenichels

Our owner wants us to include Bitcoin as a form of payment on our web site.  I've been trying to talk him out of this.

jmac3444
jmac3444

you're a dick tickler regardless of what you do

AllSaintsRow
AllSaintsRow moderator

Just showing you how stupid it sounds when fans act like they know how to run a NFL team

Rourke
Rourke

It wouldn't necessarily be a bad idea. Bitcoin has been appreciating like crazy the past few months. The problem is that in the short term, it's so volatile, your prices as denominated in Bitcoin would be changing everyday.

jmac3444
jmac3444

 just because I was scooped doesn't mean it isn't true

LSU4LIFE
LSU4LIFE

The Saints have been in cap hell for years, when you see the Saints draft Kenny Stills in the 5th Rd, it is not only a football move it is money too, it means Lance Moore's replacement is already on the roster, and when they are ready they will cut him, and Stills will move in a a cheaper cost with the same or better production.

Rourke
Rourke

IT'S A TOUCHY SUBJECT!

And yes, there are still plenty of BTC miners, but it's an expensive proposition because the proof-of-work algorithms have gotten so complicated. Most people trade fiat currency for BTC these days.

Rourke
Rourke

I don't need your kind of love. I already have a daddy who puts me over his knee and spanks me.

Evil Donkey
Evil Donkey moderator

Don't you essentially "farm" for the money online?

Evil Donkey
Evil Donkey moderator

well, he should look it up. It's really fucking complicated.

Evil Donkey
Evil Donkey moderator

AND I still need your address for the shaker.....

Rourke
Rourke

For some guy who's never heard of Bitcoin, he's not likely to catch that that's a joke.

Evil Donkey
Evil Donkey moderator

I don't give a fuck how it sounds. I was making a fucking joke. 

Rourke
Rourke

Yeah, but your oversimplification made it sound as if Bitcoin was created with nefarious intent ,which isn't true. It was created by idealists who were probably shortsighted. Unfortunately, it's been overtaken by pumpers and scammers, but I don't think the founders of the idea had any such motives.

natradamus
natradamus

tobacco leaves have been used- shells, etc.  

Rourke
Rourke

The purpose of Bitcoin is to create an electronic currency that has the anonymity cash used to have before all kinds of regulatory barriers were raised around it. There are plenty of reasons to want that which have nothing to do with a black market.

Evil Donkey
Evil Donkey moderator

THAT is a bullshit thing to say.

I was over simplifying 

Evil Donkey
Evil Donkey moderator

so does naval lint to a certain extent.

Rourke
Rourke

That's kind of a bullshit thing to say. Just because a black market can be raised around it doesn't mean that's its purpose.

natradamus
natradamus

yes.  but it still has value in the black market, as well as others

Evil Donkey
Evil Donkey moderator

Peso's is a real currency.

Bitcoin was created so the black market could exchange funds and not be tracked.

natradamus
natradamus

the value of any currency is determined by the individual.