Black, Blue, and Ornery: Jay Cutler ready to roll

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Updated: December 13, 2013
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) is back in as the starting quarterback for this Sunday's match-up with the Cleveland Browns. Josh McCown, who has played exceptional in Cutler's absence, will resume his back-up responsibilities.

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) is back in as the starting quarterback for this Sunday’s match-up with the Cleveland Browns. Josh McCown (12), who has played exceptional in Cutler’s absence, will resume his back-up responsibilities.

Good morning, folks! Welcome to the Water Cooler Sports Black, Blue, and Ornery, your source for NFC North News on this Friday, December 13th, 2013.

Quote of the day:

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

–Albert Einstein

Your humble BBAO author celebrates his 37th birthday today.

Your humble BBAO author celebrates his 37th birthday today.

And on this day in history:

  • 1913 – The Federal Reserve System was established. Their moto? Manipulating the economy since 1913
  • 1966 – The rights to the first four Super Bowls were sold to CBS and NBC for total of $9.5 million. I’m sure no one these days can even remember who won those first four Super Bowls.
  • 2001 – NBC-TV announced that it would begin running hard liquor commercials. NBC issued a 19-point policy that outlined the conditions for accepting liquor ads. Doesn’t hard liquor more or less sell itself?

We also have some great birthdays to celebrate today!

  • Jamie Foxx (46) - Oscar-winning Star of Ray who gained recognition for his role in In Living Color, and also starred in Django Unchained.
  • Amy Lee (32) - Singer with the American rock band Evanescence, known for their breakout single “Bring Me To Life.”
  • Taylor Swift (24) - Country singer and songwriter who won the CMA Horizon award at the age of seventeen and released her fourth album, Red, in 2012.

NFC North News

I wanted you to know I love the way you link
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain away
I keep your photograph and I know it serves me well
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away

You’ve gone away, you don’t feel me here anymore.

Detroit Lions

Brian Manzullo of the Detroit Free Press examines that had it not been for inclement weather, the Detroit Lions would have beaten the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday.

Dave Dye of Fox Sports Detroit covers Lions wide reciever Calvin Johnson saying he’s ready to show Ravens safety Matt Elam his . If you don’t remember Elam made news by saying Johnson was “getting old”.

Let’s hope for Megatron’s sake quarterback Matthew Stafford doesn’t sail balls all over the yard on Sunday.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is pushing hard to be back in the starting line-up Sunday so he can karate-chop the Dallas Cowboys.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is pushing hard to be back in the starting line-up Sunday so he can karate-chop the Dallas Cowboys.

Chicago Bears

The Chicago Tribune presents video of Bears quarterback .

Bears’ Insider John Mullin of CSNChicago reports that internally to the Bears’ organization, to start quarterback Jay Cutler now that he’s been cleared to play.

Tight end Martellus Bennett added the following: “I don’t care; I’m not the coach. I just specialize in being awesome.”

Green Bay Packers

Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk covers quarterback in order to cement his return to the starting line-up: Taking a majority of first-team reps on practice today and receiving a clean bill of health based on another imaging scan of his healing collarbone.

Rodgers told reporters Thursday “I’m not sure about that” in reference to whether or not another scan was scheduled for this week.

Regardless of toying with the media Thursday, we will all know by the end of today whether Rodgers will be back or current starter Matt Flynn will face the Dallas Cowboys.

Minnesota Vikings

Now that the season has come down to the Vikings possibly playing the role of spoiler these last three games, fans can get a taste of the future by checking out from Vikings.com.

Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press in his discusses whether the Vikings winning this Sunday would not be in the best interest of the franchise.

Music superstar Taylor Swift arrived to earth 24 years ago today.

Music superstar Taylor Swift arrived to earth 24 years ago 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 .

746 comments
LKP 40 10
LKP 40 10

Ross and Best are homeboys

Best trying to do track. Good for him

Benjamin Rajile
Benjamin Rajile

Your lawyer is so dumb he can't even PDF.

Jk BP you're not dumb.

8P
8P moderator

Imma make you all so rich your children get affluenza just as soon as one of these options works for me.

SDL
SDL

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... not gonna fill in any words in an attempt to be clever.  However, probation can be - and often is - a fuck of alot harder than doing straight time.

Trust me on this.  Ten (10) years of probation will likely be 100x harder than sitting in a juvie facility until he's 18 (which is the most that you can do to a punkass kid in most states)

Charging the kid as an adult may not have been possible.

In this case, if the kid fucks up his probation - after nine (9) years, eleven (11) months and twenty-seven (27) days, he can go to the big house for ten (10) fucking years with zero credit for anything he did right while on probation

All you clowns and pseudo journalists and armchair cunt second guessers of the justice system and this judge's sentence:

1  read every police report

2  read the report of the pre-sentence investigation

3  get giggity with the law in Texas re: juvies, trying juvies as adults, probation, and sentencing guidelines

4  get a law degree

5  practice for awhile

6  become a judge

7 serve on the bench for a while (and it most definitely is "service")

8 then come back.

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Why?  Because short of that, you are very likely to be guilty of ragging on a judge for doing something you would have done in the same situation

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.... oh, and

Suck my fat hog.

BlutosPackers
BlutosPackers

Uh, do we have some mod banning going on during FUF? I saw my FU dissappear!

LambeauOrWrigley
LambeauOrWrigley

Here is my fuck you LoW Friday!

QB Aaron Rodgers is practicing but when they went to 2-minute drill, the first team period, he took his helmet off & Flynn went in.


8P
8P moderator

If anyone invents a way to split up a .pdf file without having to print everything, said person should be made wealthy enough to give his or her children affluenza.

Staffords_Glove
Staffords_Glove

Your mom gets so wet when I see her even prep could drown in her panties and he is 11'6"

thenichels
thenichels

Hey GB, your system QB has a fucked up collar bone.

#fuckyoufriday

Preparation_A
Preparation_A moderator

Your mom gets so wet when I'm around, flocks of geese be landing on her and shit.

LKP 40 10
LKP 40 10

First time I ever agreed with Drew Sharp.

It's Mayhews call.

If Ford fire Mayhew I will be so pissed on top of the pissed I will be if they choke away the division in these last 3 games

Childerz...
Childerz...

Guy's while wiping my ass with Crisp $100 dollar bills I contracted Aflluenza... they've given me 6months to evade taxes and think i'm above the laws 

Preparation_A
Preparation_A moderator

 

You didn't answer my question though. Are you just trying to make each page its own pdf?

Fuck Jim Schwartz the Douche
Fuck Jim Schwartz the Douche

 Yeah, if he screws up one more time, he's going to be in for it!

All he has to do is not drink or do drugs for 10 years. 

LKP 40 10
LKP 40 10

 Livefyre doesn't like swears

SDL
SDL

 

Sure, Rob.  Because ARodge doesn't need to practice the 2-min drill nearly as much as Flynn does

Benjamin Rajile
Benjamin Rajile

You see that box you can click that says "print pages"?

LKP 40 10
LKP 40 10

@Staffords_Glove Funny for several reasons

Preparation_A
Preparation_A moderator

 

Let's be honest, I'm dumb enough to drown in a 1/2 gallon bucket.

LKP 40 10
LKP 40 10

 System is now disconnected

Childerz...
Childerz...

 outside of the tree branch.. if she spread on the floor that way I could see it being useful 

8P
8P moderator

 THAT REQUIRES PRINTING PUG FUCKER

8P
8P moderator

 Doesn't do the trick.

Benjamin Rajile
Benjamin Rajile

Which is really shirty software and I'm not sure of its purpose

tmonson78
tmonson78 moderator

 Try printing selected pages to a pdf file.

Benjamin Rajile
Benjamin Rajile

BUT NOT EVERYTHING. YOU CAN ALSO PRINT SELECTED PAGES TO MICROSOFT ONENOTE

Preparation_A
Preparation_A moderator

 

I'll still be expecting payment once this works for you.

8P
8P moderator

 Gotta move to another computer.  Sadness.

smtate91
smtate91

 Tools, then use either delete/extract/split document to get rid of/split it however you want.

Preparation_A
Preparation_A moderator

 

Are you simply trying to make each page it's own pdf file?

8P
8P moderator

 Well, the firm has it.  so tell me how now.