How Many Rushing Yards Will Jeremy Langford Have? Guess and Win Prizes!

Are you a football fan—more specifically, a Chicago Bears fan? If you are (and you should be), you already know who Jeremy Langford is. The 24-year old was drafted last season and racked up a good amount of rushing yards. With the 2016 season still young, we here at Friendly Ford have decided to give back to the community through a little game on Facebook.

Jeremy Langford

Guess the Rushing Yards – Jeremy Langford

Each week, those who like our page will have the opportunity to guess how many rushing yards Langford will get in that week’s game. The person who guesses the closest number to the exact number of rushing yards that Langford earns that game can win a free oil change.

The rules are fairly simple. First, your guess can’t go over. Second, all guesses have to be in before the game starts. Finally, the tiebreaker will go to the person who stated their guess first.

Although Langford is currently out due to a severely sprained ankle, we here at Friendly Ford are ready to continue giving out freebies to those who guess right once he returns to the field!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for other giveaways, discounts, and contests! You could win something big. Last summer, for example, the grand prize of our Endless Summer Giveaway was a choice between a Hawaiian vacation for two or a trip to Orlando for a family of four.

Guess the Score

We’ve been waiting all year for this and it’s finally back. In the Chicago area, we’re not just talking about the NFL season. Let’s make that clear. We’re talking about Bears season. We’re giving you, our dear Facebook fans, a chance to win a free oil change every week by guessing the score of Da Bears game that week on our Facebook page.

Friendly Ford will be running a Guess the Score contest on our Facebook timeline every week of the NFL season, except for of course the Bears bye week. So give us your best guess of the final score of that week’s Bears game. The person that is able to guess the score correctly will win a free oil change. Please limit guesses to one per person. If there are multiple guesses correct, the person who guessed first will win. If no one guesses correctly, no one wins. The guess must include the score for both teams participating so we know which team scored what.

Friendly Ford is hoping for the Bears can go deep into the playoffs this year. Some join in on the fun every week on our Facebook page. We still have a full season ahead of us so be on the lookout for the Guess the Score posts each win and give us your best guess. Good luck and go Bears!

Bears Season is Near!

The Chicago Bears training camp starts this weekend. Even though it’s just practice, it’s still nice to see the 2013 Monsters of the Midway take the field. Just like the past few years, there is a lot to be optimistic about going into the new NFL season.

Of course the big story in the offseason was the Bears decision to let go of not only the face of the franchise, Brian Urlacher, but also head coach Lovie Smith. It’s officially a new era new in Chicago. The Marc Trestman era now begins. The former CFL head coach and NFL assistant has coached several elite quarterbacks and juggernaut offenses throughout his career. He’s looking to turn around a Bears offense that struggled down the stretch last season, resulting in a playoff absence for a team that started the season at a promising 7-1.

The offense should be improved this year with a new offensive minded head coach, a new offensive coordinator and some new pieces to offensive line, which has been the Bears’ achilles heal in recent years. If the Bears can stay healthy, there’s no reason to believe that Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, Matt Forte and the rest of the offense won’t excel in this new system.

As for the defense, it’s impossible to replace Brian Urlacher’s football talent and leadership skills. But there are enough veterans and pro bowlers on this defensive, it’s likely that guys like Lance Briggs, Julius Peppers, and Charles Tillman will step up and fill that void.

Of course on special teams there is still the electrifying and record-setting return man, Devin Hester, who is always capable of completely changing a game. Hester’s role is now strictly special teams, which is how things were back when we he was getting 5 and 6 return touchdowns a season.

Friendly Ford is feeling good about the Bears chances this year as long as the guys stay healthy. Let’s get it boys! Bear Down!

Let’s Get it Blackhawks!

For the Chicago Blackhawks, it’s certainly been a season to remember, regardless of the outcome of the Stanley Cup Finals Game 6. As the Blackhawks are on the cusp of their second Stanley Cup in four seasons, we’re going to take a look back at how they got here.

The Blackhawks started the lockout-shortened NHL regular season with a record of 24 straight games without a loss to start the season. A blistering hot start to the season led to a Central Division Championship and a league best 77 points had them as the top seed going into the playoffs.

They made quick work of the Minnesota Wild in the first round winning in 5 games. The second round of the playoffs was a different story as the Blackhawks were forced to overcome a 3-1 deficit in their series vs. the Detroit Red Wing and take it to a thrilling game 7 that Chicago took in overtime. The next round the Blackhawks got back on track by beating the defending champion Los Angeles Kings in 5 games. So the next stop was the Stanley Cup Finals where Chicago would face the Boston Bruins.

In Game 1 the Blackhawks overcame a 3-1 third period deficit to win 4-3 in triples overtime. The Bruins returned the favor with an overtime win in Game 2 to tie the series at 1-1 going into Game 3. The Bruins completely shut out the Blackhawks in Game 3 to go up 2-1 in the series. This lead to another thrilling overtime finish in Game 4 where Brent Seabrook scored a game winning goal and a 6-5 victory to even the series at 2 games a piece. Chicago took the series lead in game 5 thanks to 2 goals from Patrick Kane. The Blackhawks can close out the series tonight with a Game 6 win in Boston.

Friendly Ford is really hoping the Blackhawks can pull it out tonight, or at least in game 7. We couldn’t be more proud of the fight and resilience this team has showed time and time again this year!

Farewell, Brian Urlacher!

The Chicago Bears have recently announced that they are parting ways with Brian Urlacher, their future Hall of Fame middle Linebacker. Urlacher was more than just a Pro Bowl linebacker, he was the face of the franchise ever since the Bears drafted him 9th overall out of New Mexico at the 2000 NFL Draft. This news has left many in the Chicago area shaken up, Friendly Ford included.

It was said the Bears offered a take it or leave it 1-year 2 million dollar contract ultimatum. Urlacher was looking for at least 3 million and found the offer insulting. Both sides then agreed to part ways which made for a sad day in the Windy City.

The beginning of the end of the Urlacher era can be traced back to the Bears total collapse after starting the season 7-1 last year. They finished the season losing 5 out of their last 8 games and missing the playoffs with a 10-6 record. This debacle led to the firing of long-time head coach and Urlacher supporter, Lovie Smith. With Smith and his staff gone, the Bears front office turned to Canadien Football League coach Marc Trestman to call the shots.

The split was a surprise to many because Urlacher was still playing football at a very high level even at the age of 34. However, he did have a problem staying healthy in recent years and missed the last 4 games of the season last year which contributed to the Bears missing the playoffs. Most feel certain though that Lovie Smith would have 100% been in favor of bringing Urlacher back next season.

Over the course of his illustrious career with the Bears, Urlacher collected plenty of hardware the last 13 seasons. He was selected to 8 Pro Bowls, won NFL Rookie of the Year in 2000 and was selected as the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2005. He also led the 2006 Bears to their first Super Bowl appearance since the 1985 team won it all back in the glory years.

Friendly Ford wants to thank Brian Urlacher for all the great memories throughout the years and wish him nothing but the best in the future!

Happy 50th MJ!

The greatest basketball player to ever play in Chicago—who are we kidding, the greatest athlete ever to play any sport, anywhere, ever—Michael Jordan, is reaching a new milestone this weekend. It’s actually not basketball related this time. Hard to believe but our sports hero is turning 50 on Sunday.

Jordan retired from the Chicago Bulls after the 1997-1998 season (let’s forget about that stint with the Washington Wizards) which was actually 14 years ago, but he’s still undoubtedly the most iconic athlete the world has ever seen.  His bald head, baggy shorts, and trademark Air Jordan shoes helped re-style the NBA. His off-the-court impact has also been indicated by his Jordan Brand clothing, Jordan Cologne, and the countless endorsements deals (Gatorade, Nike, McDonalds, etc.). Even today, when Jordan chimes in and give his opinion on the debate of who is better between Kobe and LeBron, it’s all the sudden the top story.

Over his illustrious NBA career, Jordan collected 6 NBA championships, 6 Finals MVPs, 5 regular season MVPs, 14 All-Star appearances, 3 All-Star game MVPs, 10 scoring titles, 1 Defensive Player of the Year award, 1 Rookie of the Year award, and 10 All-NBA first team selections. Throw in an NCAA championship and 2 Olympic Gold Medals and you’re looking one of the accomplished athletes ever.

He played and carried himself with such style and grace to the point that everything he did all the sudden became popular and became cool. This man was and truly is larger than life.

Here at Friendly Ford, we’d like to give a Happy Birthday shout out to Michael Jordan! Thanks for the memories, Mike!