"...where you don't have to fight for the right to parrrrrty."
Marinelli excited to work with top pick - Marinelli compares McClellin to Rams' Leonard Little and Lions' Cliff Avril, both 3rd-rounders. Hope we didn't overdraft for him, then.
Marshall expecting big things from Hester - "Has all the skills to be a great, a Pro Bowl WR." He'd better develop soon, then: Hester turns 30 this season.
[Video] NFL.com: NFC teams poised to take over - Bears the biggest threat to Packers in NFCN.
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Blanchard getting look at Bears' rookie minicamp - Brad Biggs lists some minicamp bodies.
ProFootballFocus: 2011's Best QB Performances - On the list: JC, week 11 v. the Chargers.
ProFootballFocus: 2011's Best RB Performances - Forte makes the list of top 10 performances more than once.
Painful perspective - Michael Wilbon: "Derrick Rose and Jay Cutler enhanced Chicago's reputation as a cursed sports town."
Talk of 18-game season should go away, permanently - As should proposal that no player would play in more than 16 of the 18 games.
Fred Jackson should be a role model for rookies - Bowen: RB gets an extension and proves that hard work sells. Somewhere, Marcus Harrison loads up on cheeseburgers safe in the knowledge that he was a 3rd-round pick.
Know thy enemy: Avril market continues to take shape - Lions have managed to squeeze DE's franchise tag into salary cap for this year.
Know thy enemy: Vikings' $975M stadium bill passed - The state House approved legislation, but upped the share the team would have to pay.
Know thy enemy: Vikings release kicker Longwell - "...questionable decision because (his replacement) Walsh went 21-for-35 on field goals as a college senior, connecting on just 54.8 percent of his attempts from beyond 30 yards ... The Vikings' kicking duties are on even shakier footing." Perhaps they're planning to go TD or bust?
Adam Yauch died at the weekend.