Seeing opportunity rather than irony

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Memories of New Year's Day 2006 have faded from Kyle Orton's mind. And even if an inkling of those mental images remains, the Bears' quarterback would prefer not to rehash the past.
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OakLawner

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#1
Dec 14, 2007
 
$12,500 for ending a guy's season, and perhaps even worse? That does not send a statement out to anyone in the league which will be even noticed. That's not even a speedbump. If the league started fining guys the way lawyers seek, and get, damages for malpractice against doctors - with big buck settlements the rest of us then pay, there would be few, if any, dirty plays in the NFL.
South Georgia Fan

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Dec 15, 2007
 
This just goes to show how bad the refs have been this season. I don't get it, a player gets his leg broke at the line of scrimmage and there is no flag,there is a ref behind the D- line and one behind the O-line but yet no one saw the cheap shot and yes lets call it the way it really was, a cheap shot. Chris Samuels has been known for his cheap shots in the past and you are right Oaklawner the fine was a joke this guy makes millions a year and ended another players season and maybe worse.
Rufus Firefly

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#3
Dec 15, 2007
 
Go Kyle! Get a win!
An old Bears fan

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#4
Dec 15, 2007
 
Kyle, if you read this, please be prepared to scramble like a madman Monday night!
Joe

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#5
Dec 15, 2007
 
Kyle, Lovie has set you up to fail. Good luck with no protect and protect your neck. I wish Kyle the best and hope to God he has a career day. Even though the Vikings will run all over the bears defense, I hope atleast Kyle does well.

“Let's rock!!”

Since: Oct 07

Aurora, IL

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#6
Dec 15, 2007
 
An old Bears fan wrote:
Kyle, if you read this, please be prepared to scramble like a madman Monday night!
That is EXACTLY what I've been thinking!! Plus, he should really focus on short passes to the tight ends.

Lovie should put Hass in there also, get the other kids a chance to prove themselves as starters.

Good luck, team!!
Sarah

Northbrook, IL

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#7
Dec 15, 2007
 
Go Orton!
Goldy Gopher

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#8
Dec 15, 2007
 
It marked the NEXT time Orton stepped on the field as a starter— December 17th, 2007 against the Vikings at the Metrodome on Monday Night Football.

The crowd was even more raucous this time around with the Vikings making a late season push for the playoffs having won 4 in a row; the Vikings' defense was again relentless. Orton got banged around to the tune of FIVE sacks before Brian Griese replaced him in the fourth quarter. The result was ONCE AGAIN a 34-10 loss for the Bears, one that gave Orton—then a 3rd year back-up to a back-up QB—a second harsh dose of reality.

Vikings WIN baby!! Look out GB Butt Pukers you're next!

“Let's rock!!”

Since: Oct 07

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Dec 15, 2007
 
Goldy Gopher wrote:
It marked the NEXT time Orton stepped on the field as a starter— December 17th, 2007 against the Vikings at the Metrodome on Monday Night Football.
The crowd was even more raucous this time around with the Vikings making a late season push for the playoffs having won 4 in a row; the Vikings' defense was again relentless. Orton got banged around to the tune of FIVE sacks before Brian Griese replaced him in the fourth quarter. The result was ONCE AGAIN a 34-10 loss for the Bears, one that gave Orton—then a 3rd year back-up to a back-up QB—a second harsh dose of reality.
Vikings WIN baby!! Look out GB Butt Pukers you're next!
Bears use gophers as toilet paper. Go post something in the St. Cloud Times, moron!! This is Bears country.

GO BEARS!!
otis please

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#10
Feb 1, 2008
 
the vikings use bears to wipe their ass. go post something in the aurora sentinel you northwest illinois backwoods hick!

GO VIKINGS!! YOUR 2008 NFC NORTH CHAMPIONS!

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Since: Oct 07

Aurora, IL

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Feb 2, 2008
 
otis please wrote:
the vikings use bears to wipe their ass. go post something in the aurora sentinel you northwest illinois backwoods hick!
GO VIKINGS!! YOUR 2008 NFC NORTH CHAMPIONS!
Where are YOU from, Big Lake MN? How's dat hot dish, walleye-head? Got enuf minnows fer dem lunker crappies??

Vikings, NFC North Champions in 2008? Uh, puh-lease...with Tavaris Jackson as your QB?

I'd trade you Grossman for Jackson at this point! Don't fall into Clearwater Lake, ya hoser! See you in Brainerd...

“Let's rock!!”

Since: Oct 07

Aurora, IL

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Feb 2, 2008
 
Otis wrote:
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Where are YOU from, Big Lake MN?
Sorry, that was an unnecessary slam to Big Lake!

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