Reid ‘Em & Weep (2.8) – “The Cream Is Rising…..”

Welcome back! I haven't written much over the last couple of weeks because I was taking time redesigning my website. I purchased a domain name. You can now find us at http://www.dutchlionsports.com. Check out the new "About Me" section. Bookmark it and you can view updated posts as well as all archives (sorted by category … Continue reading Reid ‘Em & Weep (2.8) – “The Cream Is Rising…..”

Reid ‘Em & Weep (2.7) – Chicago Bears 2017 NFL Draft Recap

You know how sometimes when you're driving you notice the other drivers all following each other like sheep? Let's say you're driving on a four lane (two lanes each way) road and you pull up to a stop light. Isn't it strange how five to ten cars are all in one lane and one or … Continue reading Reid ‘Em & Weep (2.7) – Chicago Bears 2017 NFL Draft Recap

Chicago Bears 2017 NFL Draft Preview

As we approach the 2017 NFL Draft starting on Thursday night, the Chicago Bears are prepared to draft 3rd overall, their highest pick since 1972. What will Chicago and General Manager Ryan Pace do? Will they keep the 3rd pick? Will they try to trade it? How does Pace help Head Coach John Fox improve … Continue reading Chicago Bears 2017 NFL Draft Preview

Reid ‘Em & Weep (2.6) – The “Dutch Lion’s” Favorite Teams

The day was July 25, 1982. I was a seven-year-old boy walking into Comiskey Park for my first major league baseball game ever. My parents and sister were there too, although once I saw the beautiful green grass field I probably didn't look at any of them again until the drive home to Lake Zurich. … Continue reading Reid ‘Em & Weep (2.6) – The “Dutch Lion’s” Favorite Teams

Reid ‘Em & Weep (2.5) – Dutch Lion’s 2017 MLB Preview!

Dutch Lion's 2017 MLB Preview

Reid ‘Em & Weep (2.4)

There has been so much going on in the sports world recently that I haven't had much time to write about it. I'm too busy watching it and reading about it. Let's quick-fire some topics around the wide world of sports. NBA: The Bulls Stink! I don't want to spend much time writing about this … Continue reading Reid ‘Em & Weep (2.4)

Reid ‘Em & Weep (2.3)

The sports world is so busy right now that I'm gonna write two articles this week. First of all, let's get to the NFL and review the free agency madness. Big time moves this week by the Chicago Bears along with the rest of the NFL. So far, here's a recap of the Bears moves: … Continue reading Reid ‘Em & Weep (2.3)

“Kids in the Hall”……the Dutch Lion goes deeper into the Hall of Fame controversies in “Reid ‘Em & Weep 2.2”

Last week I wrote about the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame inductions that took place in January. This week, I still have more to write regarding not only the Baseball HOF but also the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I love both of these Halls of Fame but like most people wonder why certain players … Continue reading “Kids in the Hall”……the Dutch Lion goes deeper into the Hall of Fame controversies in “Reid ‘Em & Weep 2.2”

Reid ‘Em & Weep 2.1

'Twas the DNA that Cleared Me Welcome to the 2nd year of my weekly sports blog "Reid 'Em & Weep". Last March of 2016 I started writing, out of the blue. I felt like a dude that just got out of prison, wrongly incarcerated of course. 'Twas the DNA that cleared me. Anyway, I should've … Continue reading Reid ‘Em & Weep 2.1

Super Bowl LI Preview

Naturally, I'm looking forward to the game today. The matchup is intriguing for many reasons, especially because of the traditional "#1 offense vs #1 defense" aspect. Atlanta's scoring offense is #1 at 33.8 ppg. New England's scoring defense is #1 at 15.6 ppg allowed. We have the old "somethings gotta give" theme. Defense wins championships, … Continue reading Super Bowl LI Preview

2017 Butkus League Offseason Power Rankings

After completing our 18th season of fantasy college football, the Butkus League embarks on the long offseason. Reid provides his Power Rankings in this column. It's a wealth of information!

Bears Limp to 2016 Finish Line : Bears/Vikings Preview

The Chicago Bears (3-12) will close out their 2016 campaign as they visit Minneapolis to take on the Minnesota Vikings (7-8) on Sunday. Sunday also happens to be New Year's Day so we'll kick off 2017 by closing out 2016. This is the Bears first ever trip to the Vikings new home, U.S. Bank Stadium. … Continue reading Bears Limp to 2016 Finish Line : Bears/Vikings Preview

Bears Get Pounded by Redskins on Christmas Eve 41-21

The Chicago Bears got pounded by the Washington Redskins on Christmas Eve 41-21 to close out the home schedule at Soldier Field this season. I did not expect this kind of pounding for the 3-12 Bears. This team may have finally hit the wall in what has been an awful season, mostly filled with close … Continue reading Bears Get Pounded by Redskins on Christmas Eve 41-21

“Once More….With Feeling!” Bears/Redskins Preview

  The Chicago Bears (3-11) close out their 2016 home schedule as they host the Washington Redskins (7-6-1) at Soldier Field on Saturday at Noon. Saturday is Christmas Eve and most of the Week 16 NFL schedule will be played on this day. However, there are still two games the following day on Christmas Day … Continue reading “Once More….With Feeling!” Bears/Redskins Preview

Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.) : Bears Lose to Packers on Rodgers’ Hail Mary in Last Minute

The Chicago Bears (3-11) lost to the Green Bay Packers (8-6) 30-27 on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field in what turned out to be a really great game. Tied 10-10 at halftime, Green Bay took a big 17 point lead (27-10) by the end of the 3rd quarter. Chicago came all the way back to … Continue reading Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.) : Bears Lose to Packers on Rodgers’ Hail Mary in Last Minute

Bears Blitz Will Attack the Pack in Bitter Cold of Soldier Field

  On Sunday, the Chicago Bears (3-10) are seeking revenge for their 26-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers (7-6) earlier this season in Lambeau Field. Expect horribly frigid weather on Chicago's lakefront as the game starts at Noon in Soldier Field. It will be frigid with a pinch of bitters. Be thankful! It's a … Continue reading Bears Blitz Will Attack the Pack in Bitter Cold of Soldier Field

Bears Defeated by Lions 20-17

The Chicago Bears went into Detroit for the annual "Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My Classic" and almost pulled off the upset over the Lions. However, Detroit scored with 3:17 left to regain the lead 20-17, giving Detroit yet another comeback victory led by QB Matthew Stafford. This was Stafford's 8th comeback in the … Continue reading Bears Defeated by Lions 20-17

The “Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My” Preview

This Sunday is the renewal of the annual "Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My" game. In case you didn't know, the "Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My" game is when the Chicago Bears play the Detroit Lions at Detroit. This is because of the involvement of the Lions and the Bears of course, … Continue reading The “Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My” Preview

Chicago Bears ‘Legends of the Fall’ : Willie “The Wisp” Galimore

Of all the Chicago Bears greats over the last century, Willie "The Wisp" Galimore is one of the least known. But don't be mistaken. Galimore played a prominent role and will forever be known by Bears super fans as the electric runner that led the Bears to eventually drafting Hall of Famer Gale Sayers. Sadly, … Continue reading Chicago Bears ‘Legends of the Fall’ : Willie “The Wisp” Galimore

Bears Drop the Ball in Loss to Titans

Week 12 Final : Tennessee Titans 27 Chicago Bears 21 Going into Sunday's game at Soldier Field, most Bears fans were pumped to see 1st time starting QB #12 Matt Barkley. As it turned out, their excitement about Barkley kept building as he almost led the Bears to a comeback win over the Tennessee Titans. … Continue reading Bears Drop the Ball in Loss to Titans

The Battle of Wounded Bear: Titans at Bears Preview

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! This week the Chicago Bears (2-8) host the Tennessee Titans (5-6) on Sunday at Noon in Soldier Field. All eyes will be on QB #12 Matt Barkley, who will make his 1st career start in this his 4th NFL season. He was originally drafted in the 4th round (#98 overall) in the … Continue reading The Battle of Wounded Bear: Titans at Bears Preview

Can the Bears Shock the Vikings on Monday Night Football?!?

The Chicago Bears (1-6) host the first place Minnesota Vikings (5-1) in Week 8's Monday Night Football at Soldier Field. The Bears might be healthier than usual after getting ten days off in between games versus NFC North division rivals. Last we saw them, the Bears were getting blasted at Lambeau Field on Thursday after … Continue reading Can the Bears Shock the Vikings on Monday Night Football?!?

The 2016 Cubs……..Not That Good!

The Chicago Cubs head into the MLB Playoffs after completing an historic 103-58 regular season record this year. The Chicago White Sox had yet another disappointing season, finishing at 78-84. So why do I think the Sox were almost as good as the Cubs this year? Before you get crazy, let me explain. 2016 MLB … Continue reading The 2016 Cubs……..Not That Good!

Bears/Lions Recap

It just felt different on Sunday. You could tell early on that it was going to be a better day at the Chicago lakefront on the shores of Lake Michigan. Even the sod at Soldier Field was in good shape. Long time Chicago fans know that's a rare occurrence. A home game at noon was … Continue reading Bears/Lions Recap

Chicago Bears Week 4 Preview

      at        The Bears (0-3) host the Detroit Lions (1-2) at Soldier Field this Sunday at Noon. This is an old black and blue, Norris division slobberknocker as Chris Berman would say. Chicago is going on 31 years now since their last Super Bowl Championship. You think that is bad … Continue reading Chicago Bears Week 4 Preview

Chicago Bears Week 3 Recap

 31  17 The Bears looked awful last night.....in the first half. Believe it or not, Chicago "won" the second half, outscoring the Dallas Cowboys 14-7 on Sunday Night Football. You need to look at the positives sometimes. Bears 14 Cowboys 7 (2nd Half only). Unfortunately the Cowboys outscored the Bears 24-3 in the 1st half. … Continue reading Chicago Bears Week 3 Recap

“A Look Back”: One Decade Ago……the 2006 Chicago Bears

This is the first in a series of posts about Chicago Bears teams from days gone by. Throughout the course of this season, I will turn back the clock by the decade and look at the Bears teams of yesteryear. We're gonna start by going back one decade. Reset your clocks to 2006. You may … Continue reading “A Look Back”: One Decade Ago……the 2006 Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears Week 3 Preview

This week the Bears travel to Dallas to take on the Arlington Cowboys on Sunday night.......check that, reverse it. (That's my small tribute to Gene Wilder.) Speaking of Wilder, I wish he were still here. There was just something so special about this guy. Bears fans might feel the same way, not only about Wilder, … Continue reading Chicago Bears Week 3 Preview

Chicago Bears Week 2 Preview

 at  The Bears (0-1) are featured on Monday Night Football in Week 2 as the Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) invade Soldier Field. This is the Bears home opener after losing on the road in Week 1 at Houston. All signs point to Philadelphia starting rookie QB Carson Wentz, who wowed the crowd in the Eagles Week … Continue reading Chicago Bears Week 2 Preview

Chicago Bears Week 1 Preview

This article was originally published at Football Nation: http://www.footballnation.com/articles/chicago-bears-week-1-preview The Chicago Bears open up the 2016 campaign in Houston, TX where they will take on the Texans at Noon central time on Sunday at NRG Stadium, formerly known as Reliant Stadium. The Bears have high hopes as this is Head Coach John Fox's second season … Continue reading Chicago Bears Week 1 Preview

Reid ‘Em & Weep (1.8)

Butkus League Power Rankings (Post-Draft Contenders, Pretenders, & Tankers) Contenders 1. Jon - 2015 Butkus Bowl Champion Jon returns plenty of talent in '16 but can he replace Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry/RB/Alabama? Maybe he can. He made a suave trade, bringing in Royce Freeman/RB/Oregon from Mike for just 2 Draft picks (turned into DeMario McCall/RB/Ohio … Continue reading Reid ‘Em & Weep (1.8)

Reid ‘Em & Weep (1.7)

Butkus League As many of you know, I love fantasy sports. Less of you know that my favorite fantasy sport is college football. The Butkus League was conceived in 1999 by Derek, Simon, and myself. We kicked around the idea over email. If I remember right, I was at work at my second job out … Continue reading Reid ‘Em & Weep (1.7)

Reid ‘Em & Weep (1.6)

Ichiro I love Ichiro. When he first arrived in the States way back in 2001, he was a revelation. How are the Seattle Mariners dominating when they just recently let go of Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr., and Randy Johnson? I tuned in to find out how the Mariners were winning so much. When I … Continue reading Reid ‘Em & Weep (1.6)

Reid ‘Em & Weep (1.4)

"Clearance Sale on throwback jerseys! Get your throwbacks on SALE!" "Extra extra, read all about it! Chris Sale is a child!" Wait a second, maybe Chris is the boy SELLING the newspapers rather than headlining them. Dude, c'mon man! Chris Sale is an immature prima donna. I hope the Sox trade him now after this … Continue reading Reid ‘Em & Weep (1.4)

Reid ‘Em & Weep (1.3)

I'm currently on vacation at a ranch in Colorado, but I wanted to produce a quick article in the name of consistency. This week we're talkin' baseball. With the All-Star Break giving us our "unofficial" mid-way point of the season, I want to analyze which teams are contenders and which teams are pretenders or even … Continue reading Reid ‘Em & Weep (1.3)

Reid ‘Em & Weep (1.2)

  I love this time of year. Summer is awesome! It's hot, fun, and relaxing. It's also very busy, sometimes stressful, and.....hot. But that's good. You can't complain about the heat if you complain about the long, cold Winter right? One of the strange oddities of the sports calendar is the baseball All-Star break. There … Continue reading Reid ‘Em & Weep (1.2)

“Reid ‘Em & Weep” (Weekly Sports Musings 1.1)

This is the start of some serious sportswriting. I've been so busy recently that I wasn't able to write but today is the start of a new column called "Reid 'Em & Weep". This column will be similar to Mike North's bi-weekly columns in the Chicago suburban newspaper "The Daily Herald". I'm not sure I'll … Continue reading “Reid ‘Em & Weep” (Weekly Sports Musings 1.1)