In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday.
Jay Cutler threw four interceptions and the Packers scored a touchdown on a fake field goal as the Packers dominated the Bears 23-10. Following the fake, Bears coach Lovie Smith repeatedly ordered his team into the field goal block defense on inappropriate downs, reasoning that if the Packers would run a normal play when they were supposed to kick, they could easily kick when they should be running a normal play. "Fool me once," he began, and then tripped over a Gatorade cooler.
The Baltimore Orioles shocked the baseball world, announcing they'll call up 20-year-old mega-prospect Manny Machado in time for today's game against the Royals.
It's a shocker given Machado's age and experience level, not to mention there being no hints or rumors leaking out of Baltimore that such a move might be imminent. Machado was the third overall pick in the 2010 draft, and kids two years out of high school rarely make it to the big leagues, much less play in a pennant race. We've had one 20-year-old dominate in his first run as a full-timer in the Show. Machado has posted decent but not dominant numbers at Double-A Bowie, hitting .266/.350/.431, good for a .358 Weighted On Base Average. He's also expected to start at third base for the O's, which is interesting given he's a shortstop prospect who's played just two minor league games at third.