Love the picture. The great linebackers of the overlooked and oft forgotten '63 team.
God damnit Murph!
I kinda want that photograph to be the background of the entire site. Or at least part of the site's fabric. I'm going to work on it.
I'm not gonna cheat. 61 has to be Bill George, yes?
nice pic Jeff
since i can't watch the game (fuckin' Arkansas), do you know how long NFL.com takes in putting up highlights?
The Chicago Bears relied on their defense to defeat the New York Giants 14-10 and win the national football championship. The heart of the 1963 Bears' league-leading defense -- and of the entire team -- was its corps of linebackers: from left, Larry Morris, Bill George and Joe Fortunato.
Grit, savvy and sheer brutality--those are classic Chicago traits, no matter the endeavor, and they brought the National Football League championship to Chicago on this date, when the Bears defeated the New York Giants 14-10. The Bears had not been a dominant team since the early 1940s, and there were doubts that such success ever would come their way again, given owner-founder George Halas' tightfisted ways ("He throws nickels around like manhole covers," tight end Mike Ditka would later say) and his supposed resistance to new offensive strategies. The Bears would be smash-mouth or not be at all--that was the team image, and this game epitomized it.
Led by linebackers Bill George, Joe Fortunato and Larry Morris and defensive ends Doug Atkins and Ed O'Bradovich, the 1963 Bears held their opponents to a then-league record low 144 points and finished 11-1-2 to win the Western Conference, twice beating Vince Lombardi's defending champion Green Bay Packers. By contrast, the Giants' strength was their offense--in particular, the passing of veteran quarterback Y.A. Tittle. Stopping Tittle was the Bears' game plan. Some of their work was done for them--at kickoff the temperature was 9 degrees at Wrigley Field, not conducive to wide-open offense--but Tittle still put the Giants in the lead 7-0, by relying on his forte, the screen pass.Then Morris and the rest of the defense began to turn the game around. Subjected to fierce pressure throughout the day, battered even when he got the ball away, Tittle tried another screen toward the end of the first quarter. Morris anticipated the play, picked off the pass and ran 61 yards to the Giants' 5-yard line. Two plays later the game was tied.
Morris, who would be named the game's most valuable player, delivered a second, and literal, blow to the Giants a few minutes later when he broke in on Tittle and hit him in the knee with his helmet just as the quarterback threw. From that point, the gutty but limping Tittle was much less effective, the coup de grace being delivered in the third quarter when O'Bradovich, working in concert with Fortunato, picked off another screen pass deep in Giant territory. That led to the Bears' second touchdown and gave them the lead for the first time. There was no way this team was going to relinquish it.
still want a link to the game, anyone.
question: can you watch all bears games through this link? even through the reg. season?
I would think so, but I don't know for sure.
Tommie was a dick to the kids that wanted autographs after the last practice in Bourbonnais, needless to say, he didnt sign any...
yo is this the game? or is it split up into 4 different ones?
(not bitching....just wondering)
Few things I'm keeping an eye on tonight.
1. The OT crew. Didn't like what I saw from anyone but Williams, hopefully tonight there's some improvement.
2. DA vs. Rideau. 2 Players, only one spot - who is going to make the most convincing argument. And yes, Rashied Davis is making the team whether you like it or not.
3. Can the defense stop the passing game? Whether by pressure from the front four, or by excellent coverage in the secondary, I'd like to see the defense be able to defend the pass better and get off the field on 3rd downs.
Almost game time. Let's go Bears!
yo...just watched the Tommie Harris interview w/ one reporter
dude looks like a COMPLETE DICK!!!! goddamn tommie....
this offense is lookin' NIIIIIIIIICE!!!!!!! O LINE IS HOLDING UP NICELY!!!!!
bears on the move! big pass to Bennet, Hester and then Olsen
That was a laser from Cutler. It was kind of those, 'wow, I've never seen THAT from a Bears QB' moments.
good first drive, bad drop by Olsen, but I guess he's still gettin' the cobwebs out....THE GOULDEN TOE STRIKES AGAIN!
yo....this offense is clicking nicely (and they will ONLY get better). ok....LET'S GO D!!!!
Afalava and Pisa just lowered the boom on somebody (damn feed doesn't rewind!)
Brandon Jacobs. Who also lowered the boom on Urlacher and Afalava the play before. Nice play by Payne on 3rd down to break up the deep pass to Mario Manningham.
Yep, nice defended pass...don't see too many of those by our DBs. Payne has got to wrap up tho, that Jacobs run should've been stopped at the line of scrimmage. At least he got back up and finished the play off.
Great blocking from the O-Line to spring double-deuce to a TD. Credit Omiyale and Garza for a couple nice blocks in the 2nd level.
agreed - that was the first time in a long time I can remember the OL just blowing open a hole like that...Indy last year?
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!!!!!! URLACHER GOT BITCHED!!!!!!!
He got alil Brandon Jacobs tattoo...lol
I mean he is the average size of a DE....
thats what I'm talkin' bout D! great stop! nice strip Alex Brown!
c'mon Kellen.....you know that's a no no...
Omiyale might earn his spot tonite...
and yes, I drafted Early Bird Bennett...nice catch.
Jacobs got a nice introduction to the "Leaning Tower of Pisa"
MATT FORTE TD BABY!!!!!!!
OK - offense looks stellar, get the starters out now please. They just made the G-ints defense look silly that entire drive. Not too worried about our OL after that.
payne made a CLUTCH play. way to defend (somebody give him a spot)
nice to see the D get off the field on 3rd Down, DLine needs to get that fire started
Nice drive so far . . .
Oh yes Shady, the good 'ol days! Helmet to knee works everytime.
He looked FAST coming off the edge, didn't he?
On a side note, did you see any1 touch down that lineman who fell on the fumble? I didn't, but they stopped the play anyway. Nice job on 3rd down so far, on both sides of the ball.
Not good, but hey, at least it's preseason. What a toss by Jay though on the run!
Yeah, even when the Giants are getting pressure, he's stepping through it, easy peasy, and making some really really accurate throws.
Is this what it's like to have a pro-bowl QB????
7 days until Denver!!!!!!!!!!!
A QB with an arm AND mobility. Thank you God.
nice grab D.A.!
Big catch for him. Huge play.
<-----now has a mancrush on jay cutler
So THAY is the other Devin....JEBUS. What a throw, what a catch.
NFC North, keep your Favre, keep your TJ, keep your A-Rod, keep your Culpepper, keep your Stafford....cause we have Cutler, bitches.
I LOVE IT...
I FUCKING LOOOOVVVVEEEE IT!!
you knew they "knew" Forte was gonna run it
Can't wait to read Dez's blog tomorrow.
hey, whats the link to that?
OK, Marinelli crawled up the D-lines ass after Buffalo apparently.
killin. it. da. BEARS. are. here. to. stay.
8/13 121 1TD 0PICKS
A whole better...
8/13 121 yds and a TD - and would have been even better if Hester could have come up with that deep ball.
Thats the flash I was looking for, now lets see all the back ups play hard
thats EXACTLY what we DID NOT have last year!
awww....thas a TD
Did you catch him finishing off the tackle on Steve Smith's reception a couple of drives ago? That looked painful!!
Yeah, I was wondering how he got back there so quickly! haha
breathe? come again
Kellen Davis continues to look good catching the ball in traffic and taking a big hit. Nice play. Could be the deepest TE group in the league.
kevin jones needs to watch that fumbling.....if we can get a nice 1, 2 punch at RB, could you imagine our offense?
Man, at this point, I can barely believe the offense we HAVE...
i knew we would be good, but not THAT good. if we can continue that (and lmao @ jay...dude has some feet too), this offense is gonna be ridiculous & unstoppable.
DAMN!!!! CALEB HANIE IS TRYIN' TO MAKE HIM SOME MONEY HUH?!?!?!? NICE MOVES (even though it was a hold)
That wasn't a hold! Pre-season BS call.
Balogh is going to the PS, still a bit concerned about OT depth. Hopefully Schaffer can show he's ready to be this year's swing tackle.
Don't like seeing the fumbles by the backup RBs, but hey it's preseason, time to get all that crap out of their systems.
WR's steppin it up!!
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