Divisonal Round Thread, Day One

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We see your quest for a championship and raise you MIKE TICE!

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  • its hard not to cheer for Billy Dee Williams

  • In reply to luftwaffle:

    1986 Divisional Championship Round

    Da Bears 21 - NY Giants 0

    Ah, those were the days.

  • In reply to luftwaffle:

    Jeff, it took me a while to get the reference of the blonde in the B/W picture. Eva Marie Saint perhaps? Great stuff. I'm with Nagurski, it really is hard not to cheer for Billy Dee.

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to luftwaffle:

    Colt 45

    Works 80% of the time, all the time.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Thank you Shady for bringing that back for me!

  • In reply to Shady:

    Indeed, Doc, indeed!

    Colts over Ravens
    Cards over Saints
    Cowbums over Viqueens
    Chargers over Jets

  • In reply to Shady:

    Wow, I picked all C's.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Go Ravens, maybe Lovie can watch and learn what it takes to run the fucking ball in this league.

  • In reply to number1ninja:

    Maybe Lovie could watch the young rookie head coach of the Jets and see the effects on the team when the coach is actually fogging a mirror on the sidelines.

  • In reply to Sactown:

    Ha, well his brother is stuck in purgatory down in Cleveland...

  • In reply to number1ninja:

    I don't think Cleveland will be considered purgatory for too much longer.

    And I'd trade their current front office for ours in a heartbeat.

  • In reply to number1ninja:

    this AZ-NO game got out of and quickly.

  • In reply to number1ninja:

    Good games on tap today, but I really don't give a shit. I still in a funk over the wasted season and state of our Bears.

    All this talk about poor management of the Bears is nothing new. Only GSH had the savvy to run the team successfully given the financial constraints of the team itself being the only revenue source. Once he turned over the reins to his children, who were lacking the cash to hire top shelf coaches and front office personnel that GSH didn't need, the team only succeeded when they got lucky and hired GM Jim Finks who put so much talent on the field that they didn't need 'coaching up' and only needed a big presence (Ditka) to keeps egos from boiling over. Ryan's '46' doesn't work without Finks' athletes. Ditto for Ditka's 'O' which, it can be argued, never really worked even with Fink's athletes.

    The point I am trying to make is that the Bears only win when the players are good enough to win in spite of the poor to average talent in management. Bears fans equate Bears management to the harsh Chicago environment they all have to deal with everyday, (weather, crowds, potholes, mosquitos, noise, attitudes, fees, fines, kickbacks, public schools, politics, payola, etc. etc .). Bears fans have always seen the players as themselves, someone struggling to succeed in spite of the poor environment around them. This is why Chicagoans identify with "Da Bears!".

    This is why this 2009 season was so depressing. We all knew we needed more talent on the field, (DA, Beekman, LB Williams, no Pace), but the management was SO bad that they didn't make those changes until too late. I still think DA starting as soon as he was healthy (week 4?), Williams at LT from week 1, Beekman at C week 1, Williams at MLB after BU went down, and we make the playoffs, (we certainly beat SF, Philly and maybe GB week 14).

    Maybe the new blood in the coaching staff will prevent "Lovie stagnation" from taking hold this year and keep talent that gets identified THRU COMPETITION in practice, flowing to the field. Talent that can make plays, create wins, and get the team to the playoffs in spite of the poor coaching around them. Succeeding in a tough environment is what the Bears are all about and what Bears fans are all about.

    I have never actually hated a Bears player or member of management, but Lovie comes close. His inability to get the best players on the field, (add Orton, Alex Brown, traded SS Harris, and others to the list above), has cost this team dearly.

    So focus all hope on the players, fuck the coaching! That is the only hope I see because no way the Bears are going to suddenly change and start spending top dollar for top management. They wouldn't be "Da Bears" if they did. We have 7 months to wait, but the athletes will eventually pull us thru this, (come on JA, hit a few out of the park this off season). Bear Down!

  • In reply to number1ninja:

    By the way JA, Tice as OL coach was a solid single. But we need the long ball.

  • In reply to number1ninja:

    Colts, Saints, Cowboys stomp on Favre, Jets in a down to the wire game.

  • Max, Warner worked for Hy-Vee (a grocery store) in Iowa before he became the QB for the Iowa Barnstormers in the Arena Football League.

  • incredibly disappointing that we didn't...

  • because Jerry thought Sharper was too old and he was satisfied with his young crop of "talent" at safety. Biggest load of bullshit of the last offseason.

  • In reply to BTiff:

    well yeah, but obviously Jerry's a f-ing idiot..

  • In reply to lindemrm:

    You must be new here.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Wow, Saints are rockin. I have mentioned this before but nobody ever has commented on Carmichael. He is Saints QB coach and the fins have inquired about hiring him as their OC. Does anybody think this guy is worth the Bears going after? I think he's done a heck of a job in N.O.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Should we go after him? Probably. Anyone but Martz would be OK by me. There will never be a greater mismatch between playing conditions, QB strengths, and Offensive Coordinator then if we were to hire Martz this year.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I think the Bears must be waiting to talk to someone after the playoffs for the OC job. The question is who? Any ideas?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I believe Lovie is holding out for a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    funny guy

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Mike Zimmer has been retained by the Bengals.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Not hot on him anyway. Palmer hasnt done jack since his injury. Not sure if that has played a role or not. Zimmer is vanilla.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    with the exception of peckerheads and redbirds last week the playoffs have sucked.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Zimmer is their DC, and Jeff has a man crush on him.

    DAVE TAUB FOR OC!!!

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Sorry, was thinking of Zampeze

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    I hope my daughters are ok with Community College. I'm getting my ass handed to me today.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Save your money, send them to the peace corps.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Maybe the Marine Corps.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    OohraH!!!!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I think it's Hoo-ahh, and that's an Army thing.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Tractor was right. The Army says something like eww ah.

    Semper Fi to all.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Dave Taub for OC.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Have you learned nothing from the Devin Hester experiment gone array? Let's leave good people where they do the most good.

    How bout Dave Toub for Special Teams Coordinator?

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Who's kidding who. That's not Billy D above...it's Lovie back in the day getting his drink on....word.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Reporting that Gaines Adams is dead. WTF??

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Early report is that the cause of death was a heart attack, but an autopsy will be performed by a forensic pathologist in Anderson County, SC.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    I blame Angelo.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    It's a shame that a young man has to die like that. If it indeed was a heart attack it was possibly drug related, but lets wait for the autopsy.

    2010 is looking like a terrible year, Bears fans.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Going with the Len Bias angle, huh?

    Maybe he just had a defective heart. Happens to many kids every year.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Wow - sorry to hear about Adams.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    First this, and now Mister Noodle and Narcissus are handing Jerry Jones and his boys their ass.

    Bad day for Bears fans everywhere.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Man that is sad news about Adams,I truly hope there is no bullshit involved in his passing.

    It takes away the joy i was feeling watching the Cowho's getting their punk-asses handed to them.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Arizona is the Jekyl and Hyde team for the ages.

    Drew Brees is all heart.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    watching the Saints win a trip to the NFC Championship reminded me of how awesome it was to stomp them in the 2006 NFC Championship Game. Amazing how the Bears and Saints have headed in such opposite directions.

  • In reply to BTiff:

    I know B, its really depressing.

  • In reply to BTiff:

    I agree with Lindemrm's statement. JA is an idiot. Agree 100% even 110% JA is an idiot. But he is OUR idiot and even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then. So common JA, land us a monster DT! Whoever the TOP UFA D-Tackle is, get him! Then he, (plus Tommie and Harrison), can hold down the middle, keep'em off BU so BU can do his thing (control middle of field), and this shit might work next year!

    Look, I don't like appear to approve of JA, but he's what we got right now. He has found talent in the past, especially in the lower rounds, and IMO coaching has not maximized that talent. He could come thru for us this off season. All we need is an impact D lineman. Hard to find or afford I know. But I remain hopeful. It's better than letting the bottom-line focused administrative decisions (keeping Lovie, etc.) get me down.

  • In reply to Oaktown34:

    Thinking about talent JA stumbled upon. Hester came to mind. At least when he was returning the rock for quick sixes the NFL world took notice and gave the Bears props. Who's idea was it screw even that up. Why couldn't they pay the man and at least keep that going. No telling how the season would have worked out with 4 or 5 runbacks.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Well i for one want to see Dallas take it in the ass hard tommorrow. i hate those cocky,chili-pimping bastards almost as much as the Pack.As i said on an earlier thread nothing would be better in my eyes than to see the Queens and Farve sniff that championship trophy and watch it all come spiraling down in flames by getting their asses stomped by the Saints...

    That puke owner Jerry Jones is out to ruin a whole season for his own fucking gain.Fuck Dallas and Jerry Jones.

    Colts over ravens
    Queens over Cowho's
    Chargers over Jets

  • In reply to BTiff:

    I'd say Sharper just plain preferred the Saints ... he wants a super bowl ring not a bunch of excuses ...

  • Oak,

    How is it possible that you do not hate Mikey McCaskey? All dollar, no passion. It's easy to hate that piker. Come on. Give it a try.

  • Doc, its easy to watch the roulette wheel spin and wish you hadda picked the number that came up after you placed your bet. You can't always approach free agency effectively, my biggest gripe is the horrible coaching which in my opinion should have been addressed in a different way than it has so far.

  • Agreed! Lovie & Co, took ineptitude and arrogance both to new levels. Exhibit A. "Trust me." Exhibit B. ''...and we'll go from there." and Exhibit C. (my personal favorite), "Rex is our quarterback." I rest my case.

  • He tore his achilles just before he landed his punch so no charges were filed.

  • SEASON ENDING INJURIES ALREADY DAMN LIFES AWESOME AS BEARS FAN FUCK DA QUEENS!

  • DRUNK AS HELL!!!! FUCK DA QUEENS!!! FUCK THE COWGIRLS!!!! BEST BET WOULD BE BOTH TEAMS HAVING THEIR QB OUT FOR THE FUCKIN SEASON!!!! BEAR DOWN!!!! CHICAGO BEARS!!!!

  • So, just HOW MANY ways can the Ravens shoot themselves in the foot?

    Is it just me or was Dan Dierdork, er, Dierdorf, just WAY over the top on professing admiration for Peyton Manning? Dan, I respect Manning but, c'mon, the Colts won because their defense reduced the Ravens offense to Ray Rice's nice run that was punctuated with the "turn out the lights the party's over" fumble in the 4th quarter. Meanwhile, Peyton tried to put the Birds back in the game by throwing picks to Ed Reed. He's lucky the Ravens would have none of it.

    That certainly didn't look like Joe "4 TD passes against the Bears" Flacco.

    looked more like Joe Flaccid.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Dierdorf and Gumbel look like two guys going to a Chubby Checker look alike contest.

    They are fawning and trite, they represent the worst analysis of perhaps any broadcast pair in any sport. I had to bring the sound down.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Hey, did you guys see these "Fire Lovie" T-shirts? I bought one.

    http://f00.inventorspot.com/imagecache/BlogTeaserImage/blog1/Pants_on_the_Ground.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Sorry, I meant this one:

    http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz306/MikeD-2010/Lovie_PantsOnGround.jpg

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I couldn't take more more of it Al - "How lucky are we to be able to watch Peyton manning play the position of quarterback .."

    WTF ? If falling asleep is your game. Does he actually make any passes that make you go "WOW!" out loud ? Anyone ?

  • They'll be paper bag heads until they win a 'Bowl ... they haven't won shit that counts, and Championship winner is another way of saying LOSER. Da Bears !!!!!!!

  • man, I was waiting for him to go off the rails. Bound to happen, he's got to be one angry dude.

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