CHICAGO – No one needs me to tell them that with no more than solid placekicking, the Chicago Bears would have been 14-2 and the NFC’s No. 1 seed in the playoffs.Or that even at 12-4 and the No. 3 seed if Cody Parkey hits a 43 yard field goal the Bears would have advanced out of the wild card round to a divisional playoff against the NFC North Champion Rams.First-year kickers Eddy Pineiro and Elliott Fry will compete for the job in Bourbonnais assuming the Bears don’t sign a “street vet” like Matt Bryant to come in and try to knock them both out. Whether they get it right or not this time around remains to be seen, but special teams are about a lot more than just the kicker and this year’s Bears actually have a chance for their teams to be quite special.In the return games last season the Bears were very good on punts – due mainly to first team All Pro returner Tarik Cohen – ranking second in the NFL returning them and 10th covering them, … [Read more...] about Chicago Bears 2019 training camp preview: Special teams
(CNN) - A Saint Louis woman who gave birth on July 11, at 7:11 p.m. to a girl who weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces received a nice gift from 7-Eleven. Not only did a company representative send Rachel Langford a cute onesie for her adorable newborn baby, the convenience store also pledged thousands of dollars toward a college fund for the girl. Of course, the amount was $7,111. Langford called the college fund “a real blessing.” The company also donated diapers to baby J’Amie. And when she gets older, she gets a free Slurpee on her birthday. Copyright 2019 CNN. All rights reserved. … [Read more...] about 7-Eleven sets up college fund for baby born on 7/11 at 7:11 p.m.
MABLETON, Ga. (AP) — A pregnant African American lawmaker in Georgia said she was verbally attacked in a supermarket Friday by a middle-aged white man who used profanity, called her vulgar names and told her to "go back where you came from" as her 9-year-old daughter looked on. … [Read more...] about Black Ga. lawmaker: White man said ‘Go back where you came from’
It’s been almost a week since Barry made landfall, and some residents in Oberlin are left to restore their homes. One homeowner there, Stacey Dodd, said he saw as much as 20 inches of water in his house. … [Read more...] about Lego unveils life-size Apollo 11 astronaut model at DC event
“A few people that are really serious and I’m kind of worried about that. I have had a couple people DM the page and say, ‘I am willing to die for the government. Let’s do this.’ and I’m like, ‘Oh my God.’ They are all like hardcore strength in numbers, that kind of thing, but if there’s only like two of those guys out there, I think we’ll be okay." … [Read more...] about Creator of ‘Storm Area 51’ event says not to take it seriously