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Chicago Thu Aug 19 2010

Short Hops: Favre Is Back Edition

Short Hops is Tailgate's extremely sweet collection of links from the Sports Internet. You should read it while jamming out to Automatic For The People.

  • Brett Favre is Back (yawn). The old war horse is gearing up for yet "another" final campaign. The good news? Jay Cutler automatically becomes only the second-most scrutinized quarterback in the NFC North. The better news? Brett Favre might die on the playing field, Tailgate endorses this sentiment*

  • The Bears Really, Really Could Use a Backup QB
    The Bears' backup QB, Caleb Hanie, sprained his right shoulder in last Saturday's preseason game against San Diego. Rookie, Dan LeFevour, threw five (!!!) interceptions at practice on Monday and the Bears have signed Matt Gutierrez to a one-year contract. Gutierrez, who heretofore was looking at starting for the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL, is giddy; Bears fans are leery and suddenly really hoping Jay Cutler has a very healthy season and is shipped to away games wrapped in bubble-wrap.

  • Bill Veeck (As In Wreck) Was So Awesome
    Eddie Gaedel made his big league debut today in 1951, thanks to the radtacular Bill Veeck. Just your daily reminder that, in fact, you'll never be as awesome as the former ChiSox owner and that, indeed, people nowadays have no balls and would really struggle without having their smart phones and would have their feeble minds blown by looking at the 3'7" Gaedel at the plate.

*What? We can't? Screw you, lawyers!

 
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