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Cedric Benson Arrested
Reports are now circulating regarding Cedric Benson's arrest at a Texas bar on May 30th.  Benson has always been and will always be a head case and a moron - a lethal combination in the world of professional sports.  The Bears did not cut the cord because they believed he was unable to run the football effectively.  They cut the cord because they grew weary of this kind of shit.  The Bengals seems to have a much higher tolerance.  (By the way, Chicago sportswriters.  This is when you take back everything you said regarding Benson's improved character all season.)

All Set in the Secondary?

Is there a more frightening quote from someone in professional sports than this:

"We like what we have right now," Smith said of his depth chart at
cornerback.

You know who else likes it?  Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre, Matt Stafford...

Shoutin Out to Woodwork in Brooklyn, NY
Here's a video from where the Reverend and I have watched this World Cup go by.  You can spot us if you look closely.

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  • First! To say , say it aint so Ced!

  • Look at you up there murph!

    Also, FQ from the last string: "Not sad for tiki dude... sad as in, he's one sad motherfucker and deserves everything he gets (and doesn't get). He's a piece of shit and a fucking horrid reporter.

    btw, jeff, watching my espana side take it to their neighbors right now. Fucking Davi Villa IS the Spanish side. He

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I suppose it was only the white guys that were mean to him when he was on the Bears. What a tool.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    1)Ced is a fool. Not new news.
    2)I feel really good about Tillman and Bowman at corner. Depth is a problem, as is durability, but come on; if these guys stay healthy you can

  • In reply to GoBears:

    I Agree.

  • In reply to GoBears:

    Cedric you crazy mother, you better rush for 1500 yards and 18 TDs this year. I need the stats.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Wow, GP, those will REALLY be impressive stats, especially in TWELVE games because "Hang 'em High" Roger Goodell will NOT be amused by this soiree.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Marshawn Lynch - welcome to Cincy.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    ESPN reporting that the Bears offered a pick for VJax, but the Skins lead the favorites.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/playerbreakingnews.asp?sport=NFL&id=3202&line=175313&spln=1

    I'm telling you, TO is gonna be a Bear by the time pre-season ends.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Holy schnikeys and Jebus Christ on a bike - if I was 17 I'd be hard right now. Fkn Snyder will win this by giving him $100 million or something. Angelo will offer him "all the great history surrounding the Chicago Bears".

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Please lord make this happen...please!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Give them Olsen AND a pick. 50% of us know he's soft and word is from the locker room they feel the same way. Get the girl out, give V-Jack a home and let me get some Superbowl odds on the Bears. I'm happy with Kellen, Dez, manu ... and ...eh ...Angulo.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Ditto - I think KD will explode when we finally do trade Golsen.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    ok, last one before I call it a night.

    This is interesting: http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2010/06/dashboard_video_of_arrest_of_l.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nothing good ever comes from being pulled over in front of a Mickey D's at 2am.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Or going into one ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I always found Big Macs to bequita a laxative.\must be why they call it SPECIAL sauce.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    BUT... the Bears can also counter with Lovie "No contact drills" Smith!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish's weak links on ff team, McCoy and Jennings

    Murph's are Pierre Thomas, Harvin and Bolin. Great back up but I don't know about starters. I suggest you check the waivers Murph.

    Could be brutal Murph, what happened?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    p.s. would you like to trade Murph? I'll help you out just this once.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    You don't want me to take those dogs you have on your trading block do you? Crabtree has some promise.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Crabtree, oops I better change it I thought he was untouchable.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Vincent Jackson is worth a 1st round draft pick plus Greg Olsen, heck maybe even a 1st, Greg Olsen and Earl Bennett. Makes sense to me. To not pull off a move like this would be a decisive dereliction of duty for JA. Bloody Hell, what in the world would stop an organization from doing everything in their collective power to make this happen. If JA can pull a deal off like this, his job would be safe for another 3 years and he hires the Chin next year if the Bears don't make the playoffs this year.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/06/30/bears-among-teams-interested-in-vincent-jackson/

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    The comment at the end of the article about Jackson not fitting Mart's scheme is bunk. Teams try to go out and get the best talent on the board in the draft, specially when your team has spent the last 4 years mastering the art of drafting smurfs and a team like the Bears who have no established identity at the WR position can't afford not to get a player like Jackson when we are so close to being dangerous.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Anybody remember when Minnesota traded an arm, a leg and a left gonad's worth of draft picks for Herschel Walker and then the Vikings' tool of a head coach, Jere Burns, said Walker didn't fit in their offense?

    That was the trade the created the Jimmy Johnson Cowboy dynasty.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    C'mon Jeff do your job. Dumb the Benson thread and draw a bead on this Jackson story. This is too important.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    sorry Jeff, got caught up in the moment. I retract the first part of the last post.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Vincent Jackson Highlights

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUj-fFhhNKc

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Not a great route runner or open field runner, poor elusiveness. But he's just so big and strong and has great hands.

    Reminds me of Art Monk. He'd be like having vintage Booker back.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That's what a possession receiver looks like GP. I know being Bears fans we have forgotten what one looks like. The Smurfs with this o-line were the reason the Bears tanked in the NFL for plays over 20 yds.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Tell me how GB and MN stop our offense with the addition of Jackson?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    We screwed the pooch by not giving up a lousy second round pick (or more) for Marshall. Damn, he was worth a first rounder. That would have given us the kind of offense where it doesn't matter what the hell your defense does because nobody can stop your offense. You'd have all those guys to cover leaving Cutler to play roadrunner all day.

    Chad Henne's career is about to start, I'm tellin' ya ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    And Minny won't stop our offense even if Rashied Davis was our #1 ... I'm predicting we sweep the Queens this year, and Brett Favre gets knocked the fuck out.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/06/source-bears-not-pursuing-chargers-jackson.html

    It's official. That was just a dry hump. I think we all know there's no money in the kitty. V-Jack will be a redskin. If they din't have such a clown for a running back they might actually be dangerous this year.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    That sucks if it's true. Might also be another clear indication that this coaching staff is gone if we fail to make the playoffs and they're saving our picks for the Chin.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I will see your VJack... and raise you a Malcom Floyd: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7-ixu1FkcA

    Much more upside in my mind

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You guys have got to change your way of thinking. Are you so used to praying for an 80yd catch and run in order to pick up a 1st down that you don't understand what a possession receiver is anymore. Possession receivers keep the defense off the field. When the defense stays off the field we win games. At least with this group lately.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    We already have a couple of those though Trac... which is where my thinking is... DA is going to be our possession receiver (and/or bennett), what we don't have is a big-ass, fast, deep/jump ball threat. THAT is what we need to add to the mix... we have a grundle (that

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Possession receivers keep the offense on the field resulting in score's from sustained drives giving the defense the opportunity to regroup. We haven't done that since the 80's. Based on last year I don't see how anyone can say we have a consistent possession receiver. Oh there were moments but nothing near where we need to be as a WR corps.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Why would SD get rid of their fair haired golden boy MB? They ain't budging and Jackson is gone.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I am going to ask my doctor if he can help me genetically enhance my next kid to be 6'5 230lbs and run a 4.5 40yd dash. That kid could kill someone and get away with it and could also ask for 60 million dollars for 4 years of work. Not too shabby!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I have that body in my mind waffle ... I'm a lot younger too ...

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I agree that he

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    incidents... damn spell checker.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    First of all, if the Bears are pursuing Jackson who do you think is leading the charge? That's right, Martz. Next revelation. If Martz is pursuing him your first question should be "why"? Right again, because we have a handful of smurfs and one WR on the roster suited to be a traditional WR that offers the quarterback a decent target on every throw and if he get's injured then what? #2 The guy is a huge target and practically everything Cutty throws within 10 feet of the guy while Jay is running for his life will be catchable just because of his speed and size. If Shanahan wants him, what does that tell you?
    #3 Why the heck do you think Cutty likes to throw to DA? Because he's the only big target receiver we have and Cutty doesn't have to guess where the smurfs are. Double threat gents. A "Real" double threat if we can pick him up.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Totally with you Trac, just don't think it will happen with this group of village idiots.

    Also, just basically think Floyd has much more upside and is a better receiver waiting to happen.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Just don't think SD get let Floyd go. He still has 2-3 years before he wise's up and demands a big contract.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    That's what good front office's do MB. They have a plan B. And guess what, in a year or two they'll replenish plan A. Our village idiots as you so aptly call them are still thumbing through the rolodex.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Nail on the head Trac. If you're a small WR in the NFL, you'd better be Steve Smith of Carolina or Dennis Gentry. Otherwise stay in bed.

    If the smurfs were having problems with Wrong Turner's pocket play-book last year, imagine the smell of burning rubber when they got their hands on Martz' playbook(reportedly a 1000+ page tome). Apparently this guy is always adding to it when he comes up with a new play sitting on the shitter.

    Throw in the fact that it's a timing offense and absolutely requires smart receivers in order to adjust on the fly, making all kinds of quick reads ... and that just spells disaster for this bunch.

    Think about it. Cutler will make his post-snap read and will correctly throw the ball to the spot where X or Y or Z should be at that point, based on the alignment/movements he's just seen. He throws the ball towards a position that has nobody in it yet. Meanwhile, Knox or Hester haven't picked up on the read they should have just made and are sprinting to the other side of the field. Some linebacker licks his lips and can't believe his luck as Cutler hits him squarely in the numbers and he sprints 50 yards for a TD untouched. Ron Jaworski will say that he can't believe it and will call for Caleb Hanie to be introduced at QB. Cutler will shake his head, rip his chinstrap off, and walk, disconsolate, towards the sideline. He won't hang his receivers in the presser and the media will jump all over him again. Yada yada yada.

    Not only can the smurfs not stretch the field and help out their QB with jump balls, they're just not the sharpest knives in the drawer. We saw that last year. Shabba is the only guy we've got who can do it all. The little he saw of the field last year he caught what looked to be almost every pass thrown his way. I'd rather see them play three TE sets and put Shabba out wide so we can at least help out Cutler and stretch the field for him. Dez, Kellen, Gregorina/Manu and Shabba, single back. Play-action, rollouts, shotgun, 2 min offense - stop that if you can.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    There's an old sayin Irish, "how it starts is how it goes". Last year was the start and unless we bring a stud in to give Cutty the kind of target that will maximize Cutty's potential, next year will yield the same results as last.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    You should have more faith on our WRs Irish. They're going to surprise a lot of people this year.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No mea culpa needed MB, we know that you know that we know you know how to spell.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Thanks Murph.

    Be careful man, that little devil is about to bit your lips off! Hahaha...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That aint me MB.....its Steve McMichael. I mean damn I'm way better lookin than Mongo! I wish I had that much hair!

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    That's fucking mongo??? Jebus I didn't even recognize him. Damn, getting old sucks.

    Same chihuihui man... sorry, didn't mean to insult you.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Hey '85 you forgot we still have one of the most shoddy, green, pieced together oLine with less depth than Paris hilton. One or two major injurie on the oline and we are ffffffuuuuuuuuucccccccckkkkkkkkeeeeeeedddddddd.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    GreenBay had a pretty f'ed up o-line..but they still were able to block just long enough for Arron Rodgers and let him get it to Greg Jennings and Donald Driver. Just give our qb someone who he knows will always be open.. so others can get open.. and it will all open up MB.. it will just all open up..

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    They started the season with a terribly banged up line '85... they ended it with their full complement of starters. Did you notice that around the midway mark they got decidedly better? That was because they got all their starters back and made some great player moves... something our coaching staff couldn

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    So Doc and Irish... here is my pov in a few lines.

    * I think we have a lot of underutilized talent on this team (see: terrible coaching)
    * There are two HUGE gaps for this team (besides the consistent liabilities that are Lovie and JA). They are the same two huge fucking gaps that I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Were there really any legit O-line options via free market MB?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Alan Faneca comes to mind Trac.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Justin Smiley. Logan Mankins was up for grabs.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'd say GB's line was worse than ours last year. I think Rodgers was the most sacked QB in the league, not sure.

    I'd call Lance Louis and Asiata depth, MB i.e. someone goes down and they bring one of those guys on I actually think that'd be an upgrade. I bet we could get more production without Kreutz and Garza on that line. No way they're as quick as the other dudes. And it's puke inducing that our future center was playing out of position at guard. Insane that Orlando Pace was at LT last year. I'd feel a lot better if we let a young line start, and have Kreutz/Garza on the bench ready to come in. We should be extending their careers not running them into the ground. Pulling traps, counters and sweeps needs young, quick maulers, not older guys held together with plates and screws and niggling injuries here and there that we don't even know about.

    Defensive backs in general : I don't think anyone thinks we're set there except the inhabitants of the clown car. I'm more worried about the fact that we have barely 2 cornerbacks that could start. Don't know anything about this Turenne guy - I guess we'll find out soon enough when Tillman breaks his cock.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I'm with you Irish, the problem is that we just don't know for one millisecond if they ARE good in an actual NFL game situation. Hinging your entire season and multimillion dollar frnachise QB on question marks is classic Lovie. Fucking frightening strategy if you ask me. But yeah, those guys could magically turn out to be fucking studs right out of the gate.

    Breaks his cock

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Umm.. Bears are trying to acquire Vincent Jackson.. 6'5".. If we get him..I have to say we are playoff bound..or number one offense. Don't think we will but damn..Could you imagine.. Who would you cover? Hester, Knox, Jackson, Aromashoudo and Olsen(I know you don't think he is worth covering but still) we will have the hottest off in the League..ohh..forgot to metion Forte and Taylor.. But damn..if they get Jackson.. I won't complain about the bears for two hours lol

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Jerry Angelo hasn't got a pot to piss in. We didn't have twelve dollars to sign Faneca or Terrell, or a guy that can even spell 'safety'.

    But why are the Chargers trying to get of this guy ? Too many 6'5 receivers on the roster?

    He's either on drugs or he banged someone's wife. Or he was on drugs banging someone's wife. And he's in the NFL. Some guys have all the luck. jeez.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Hold on Irish. I wouldn't say we passed on Faneca or Owens because of cash. Both players are shadows of their former selves and I think they were both overpriced has beens. T.O. probably would have helped us but not at the price he's asking. I'll wait till Nov or Dec and pick him up on the cheap.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Dump the Benson thread.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac,I think that price is too high. I can see the first round choice, but not 2 of them which with Olsen that is basically what it is. VJ would be nice to have but lets not over pay.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    It's funny because it's Detroit. Imagine Ted Phillips in this video:

    http://jalopnik.com/5575346/the-20+minute-video-of-detroit-lions-president-tom-lewands-dwi-arrest

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Man that was painful to watch. I sure hope his football decision making process is as bad as his performance was for the officer.

    Glad I never had to do one of those tests. One time I got pulled over in way worse shape than this guy and as the officer approached my door he got a shots fired called over the radio and had to get back in his cruiser and take off.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    He gave those cops a workout! They tried their damndest and couldnt get him to screw those tests up.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Man he did one fine job for a guy more than twice over. You got lucky Trac, one expensive mistake there.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    long long long time ago murph. Most of these bloggers probably weren't born yet.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Would never happen now - it's a recurring source of revenue for lots of counties...sort of like speeding tickets in small towns on the highways.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    No more trading draft picks dammit.

  • In reply to Shady:

    A player like Jackson is worth his trade price with a quarterback like Cutty. If we still had Orton I'd say no way, lets spend our first round draft pick on Ryan Mallet.

  • In reply to Shady:
  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Absolutely disagree that no one thinks Marinelli is legit, MB. He's regarded by players as THE best defensive line coach/teacher in the NFL. Period.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, to be perfectly honest, I don't give a shit what the players think about the guy. In fact, their pov on the subject carries zero weight for me.

    Proof's in the puddin' lad. He didn't improve our dline one bit last year despite all the noise about how great he was/is. Not impressed... and he's proven that when he steps up to a bigger position than dline coach he fails miserably (0-16 for the first time in NFL history ring a bell?). He

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    How is Revis different? Revis is playing with a great defense and where is the stat's for Vasher when he played for us? Like how many times did QB throw to Vasher?

    Revis in 07 had 3 picks.. Revis in 08 had 5 picks..Revis in 09 had 6 picks.

    Vasher in 04 had 5 int... Vasher in 05 had 8 ints.. then after injuries he declined..

    Now just look at their first two years.. Who looks like they are going to be the better one? Now.. just by looking at two years.. Would you sign either to a long term deal? I bet you would.

    Revis has had three decent years. You want to give him a contract..a big contract only after three years.. He doesn't even have more int than Vasher but he is a better corner?

    Now Marnilei.. you have got a great point. I mean, you are right on the head about him. Irish your right but we will see. I think Mb nailed it though.

    Mike Martz is a failed head coach/ off cordinator.. That is a NO. He has made offenses that were bottom of the league..Number one in just one season. He has never took over a offense as good as the one he has now. Every offense he has taken over were bottom of the league. Now, he has the Bear's offense that is ranked 17.. This man will do wonders.. Umm.. The receiver problem.. well Martz likes those short fast guys.. probally why he said that the receiver core will be the strength of the team. He is sucessful and will improve a decent offense.. To something greater. He has done it everytime with a new offense..

    Mike Tice has established great offensive lines and will make this Bear's a better team. This coach is 6'7" and 275..and is known to yell, scream, and get into people's faces when they don't do their job right. Sounds like the kinda Guy we need.

    Now, Mb, I am not trying to start a big arguement or put you down or any kind of that shit. I am just stating my opinion as you are stating yours. Yes, we are an injury or two from being a horrible team but we are only a few good plays from being a great team.

    No we didn't get the safety problem fixed.. I don't care what anyone says.. we all know it and just don't want to say. The same goes to the o-line. Garza, Olin, Williams are the only starters I trust. The others..well that will be up to Mr. Tice. The secondary.. it might be just as bad as the rest but their is a lot more promise in the secondary than anywhere else.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    '85, don't ever worry that we're arguing... your pov (and everyone else

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I am hoping to Mb.. I really am. Your right about what our new coaches are having to work with. St.Louis Rams Offense was in last place before Martz. He brought them from dead last to Number one. That is pretty bad ass.. and He is being handed a even better Offense than that and the best one he has ever been handed. That is why I am positive about our Offense..

    Our defense... I am sad about.. I hope we use all of our picks next year..for just new people.. Juluis is old, Urlacher is old, Briggs is catching up, and there are more but I am just to sad to talk about it.. in two years.. our defense will gone.. if we don't start drafting people. I think we can all agree about that.

    Like you said Mb.. I just want to win and damn it.. We better or I want everyone gone that doesn't help this team. Period.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I have a sick faith in Louis and Asiata. We only have scouting reports to go on, but I like that Tice thinks they're pushing to start. Omelette at right tackle is a worry, hopefully he gets beaten out when the pads go on.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I get the feeling we'll see the fruits of Marinelli this year. It's the one part of the team I feel excited about. Come Detroit, we'll see.

    Can't wait to see who they pick on the O-line.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    There is a whole lot here, and I agree with all of it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jackson for Hester and a 2nd rounder? Or do you thing we can get him cheaper?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    No Hester!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    The original fucking WildCat baby: http://www.tremendousupsidepotential.com/2010/06/video_walter_payton_runs_the_w.php

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    If this isn't the dumbest thing I've ever seen... wow, didn't think LT was that much of a meathead tool: http://larrybrownsports.com/football/pictures-lt-jets-tattoo-chargers-ladainian-tomlinson/22606

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Set?

    Is that short for "set up to fail?"

    Here are some possible definitions (wordweb) of "set" that Lovie may have meant:

    Set:

    *Become gelatinous*
    *Style or arrange hair attractively*
    *(mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols*
    *A badger's burrow*
    *Converted to solid form (as concrete)*

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    GPLDAN - you have just provided the greatest quote that i will use for the rest of my life whenever i play basketball with the boys:

    "I don't understand why I cannot miss"

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Something doesn't smell right about Vincent Jackson's situation. Why would a guy that is well appreciated on a major Super Bowl contender want to be traded to another team? It just doesn't make sense. Does anyone have any idea's? I'm thinking drugs or something that will cause him to fail his annual physical. I'm so jaded .

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Two words Trac. Cash. Money.

    And for Jebus sake please change your name back. I don't do well with change, and we're all going to keep calling you Trac anyway. Common man!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    if you would've seen that tender offer, you would understand. 2 consec. 1,000 yd. seasons and not much to show for it. a lot of teams are mismanaging their players (and for once, the Bears aren't looking like a laughingstock org)

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Then again, the only other thing it comes down to is money. Hmmmm.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Draft reminder - 5 spots left. 11.00 A.M. today

    Link: http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/tools/join?leagueId=88887
    Password: jaybaby

    I'll be throwing it open to the public in an hour, so get in there now ....

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Here's my upset call: The Orangeman knock out Brazil on Friday in a gigantic victory.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I hope so - serves the Brazilian fans right.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    So, just how many fans IS a BRAZILLION?

    (Sorry, I HAD to ask.)

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Haha nice.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I wonder if it has ever occurred to Cedric that he's the one that's being a dick? Because if he's crying racism when partying in the most liberal city within a roughly 700-mile radius, I'd hate to see him go drinking in Houston or San Antonio.
    I know he ran all over us last year, but man, I am still glad his stupid ass is gone.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Totally agree! If he doesn't get his ass out of Texas something really bad is going to happen to him. My guess is he won't leave. He's not smart enough to figure that out.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    No way.

    * Argentina
    * Brazil
    * Spain
    * Uruguay

    THEN...

    * Brazil
    * Argentina

    THEN...

    Argentina WC 2010 Champs.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Wish it could be an Espana v Argentia final. Oh well.

    BTW... check out latin america... fucken a, talk about owning the cup.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yup. Maradona's beard wins the WC.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    He's definitely the most entertaining coach I've watched since Chucky went to television.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Great call.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    It makes sense LeBron go to Chicago. He wanted to change his number in March saying he wanted to go to his olympic #6 in order to honor MJ. So with the move to Chicago, he could go to 6 without having to deal with the league to do so....On the thought of Bron going to Chicago, I thought this was pretty funny. Also, check out this group's Blackhawks song. Not sure how true this is up in Chicago, but I have never seen so many Hawks fans in NM until they won the cup. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc6iIyQY3-Y

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Blogfather, when was the last time Lovie "our scheme is good" Smith said he WASN'T happy with something?

    Off topic; Please, please. PLEASE let Lebron James sign ANYWHERE else but Miami so that Stephan A. Smith looks ridiculous (again).

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Please God let it be Chicago. I mean, you did great with Jay Cutler, but this is LEBRON we're talking about here.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Can Lebron wear #23 here?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Nope. MJ will forever own that number for the Bulls.

    I am probably in the minority here but, I rather have Bosh and Joe Johnson or a Ray Allen than just Lebron. The Bulls have NEVER had a decent big scoring big man for as ling as I can remember. Bosh should be our #1 priority.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Too young to remember Artis Gilmore, Joseph? Does old Number Zero, Orlando Woolrdge, qualify? Nate Thurmond was WELL past his prime when the Bulls got him.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Orlando Woolridge rings a bell. But for the most part these guys were before me.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Fresno's looking ok but I don't like Jamaar Charles and Steve Smith in his starting lineup.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Crabtree is pretty shaky in my lineup but maybe one of my bench players will surprise me.

  • In reply to GoBears:

    You feel okay about Tillman at corner?

    We have one legit NFL corner right now, Bowman. And he's not a shutdown corner, just decent. Past that, we've got real deep problems at corner.

  • In reply to GoBears:

    Go, I'm with GP on this one as I've stated many a time.

    1) yep
    2) Really good? Tillman is one play away from an early retirement... most unfortunately, he's one of my favorite bears, but it's the painful truth. He's fragile. Bowman's good, but we basically have zero proven depth at any and all DB positions outside of our starters (and none at FS). We're a couple unlucky plays away from having no one recognizable back there and getting burned on every single play... same with our oline. I'm scared.
    3) Yes. And we're the only ones in the world that think football is the real

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, we've got zero depth buddy. And a bunch of smurfs for DB backups - Angelo mustn't like hiring guys taller than him. Sarkozy complex. I think we've got plenty of depth on the O-line. In fact I'd rather have Kreutz, Garza and Omiyale ride the bench so we can have this line :

    LT Chris
    LG Johan Asiata
    C Josh Beekman
    RG Lance Louis
    RT Shaeffer

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Omiyale is much better suited to backing up either tackle position than the interior spots. I do not know why, other than desperation, they kept throwing him in and out of the line at guard.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Have we drafted a true interior lineman in this decade? Even Asiata is a tackle by nature. Shit, Louis is a converted TE. Can't we just f***ing draft a Center? It's not like we'd be wasting a first rounder on him because we never have a pick.

    Fuck it, Cutler will make me forget about this by game 2.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Still wrecks my chi that we drafted Pepe le Peu instead of Eric Olsen.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I was just reading his bio - an interior lineman that also was a high-level lacrosse player. Yeah, I think I'd take him over "emergency parachute #3".
    If Cutler goes down, we're fucked. It doesn't matter who's backing him up.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    http://www.youtube.com/mpolinar

    Found this singer/songwriter on youtube yesterday and she's the best I've ever heard.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    that girl has pizzaz.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    BTW, what in thee fuck is this: http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=5339471

    Now that's just silliness. They must need a guard?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Our local UFL franchise owns the rights to that douche. I actually had a phonecall w upper mgmt on the team because I was breaking him down so bad on the team Facebook page and they were concerned about his psyche...
    I wonder if he doubles his frequent flyer mileage from booking two seats every flight.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's cute. JaCarcass is in Arizona getting in shape. Think he would have tried that when he was in the NFL.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Seriously though, what would the Jets want with fatboy ? A good source of back ribs for the club BBQ ? AMybe they are looking for a guard MB !

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    {Benson hired attorney David Cornwell on Tuesday. If that name rings a bell, it's because Cornwell is the attorney who represented Ben Roethlisberger when the Steelers quarterback was facing sexual assault accusations in Georgia.}

    Cut your wife's head off ? Raped a student in a rest room ?

    Ring 1800-NFL-I-NEED-HELP now ! We've got the lawyers to make it all go away .... we understand that you're DIFFERENT ... and the rules don't apply to YOU.

    Calls cost $1000 per minute, please check with your agent before calling and get permission from whoever pays your phone bill.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I believe he also charges $1000 per lie he has to swear to, Irish.

    Speaking of lies, a LOT of sludge is starting to bubble around Michael Vick's latest icident and it all seems to say "Liar, liar pants on fire" for Mr. Vick.

    That odor you smell is Roger Goodell doing a slow burn.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    if i start hearing those frickin' horns at a real game all hope is lost

  • In reply to GoBears:

    I've already said it... it's coming to the NFL this year. Vuvuzelas at every game... until they're banned across the league by game 2. But that first game will be loud.

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Cedrunk is at it again!! What a jackass. I'm guessing he wasn't that drunk, just exhibiting his charming personality again. If he had trouble in any other city in Texas other than Austin, I would believe it was racism. Austin is an island of tranquility in the sea of idiocy known as Texas. Other than that, I've really enjoyed Texas when I've visited. I did see Joe Ely rock furiously in Dallas about 20 years ago and enjoyed a brief visit in Austin. Other than that, Texas is not my cup of tea. Oh well. One of these days Cedrunk is going to REALLY piss off some good old boys and get his head handed to him. I don't wish it on him but it won't make me shed any tears. DUMBASS!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Why is that Canada? The racism accusations are getting old. Either you act like a decent human being or you walk around with a color chip on your shoulder looking to level a slanderous accusation when it's convenient. We elected a man of color to the highest office in the Land yet the Reverend Wrights of the world still want to suck on their thumbs and cry foul.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    No doubt Cedrunk is a jackass. However, you shouldn't get arrested just for that. Twice before he was arrested on phony charges of being drunk (boating and driving). Neither case stood up in court. I'd say that qualifies for bad police work at best and racism at worst. I've been to Texas a few times (my ex-sister-law lived in Dallas) and the racism was pretty much right out in the open. I agree Cedrunk is trying to have it both ways, thus the jackass comment.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    #1 Totally agree with you on the bad police work.
    #2 What is your definition of racism?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    When one asshole goes to a place where assholes like to go to hang out, it is not surprising to me that the white asshole and the black asshole act like assholes. See there you go Doc, Philosophy 101. I may have a 2nd career as a professor after all.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Irish, if the league doesn't fill by tomorrow, leave the league private intact until it fills. I opened BB 2 up to the public and 2 wankers joined. I wish I hadn't done that.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Right oh. I enjoy beating wankers even more though. They talk smack the first few weeks. Then they offer you stupid trades because their team sucks, then they disappear for the second half of the season.

    A reminder to everyone - 6 spots left:

    Draft
    June 30 at 11:00 AM ET
    League Name: DBB Bloggers
    http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/leagueoffice?leagueId=88887

    I'm not drafting Benson anymore ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Jeez, Irish - you sound like you've played me in a FF league before...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hey Jeff, were you the one laying under the table?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    calling the upset....Portugal in extra time

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    No freakin' way man. Spain too strong and pressing. Especially after that GOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLL by Villa.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    ahh man, I was liking having an extra sport to get me closer to Preseason but alas I can no longer watch the World Cup as my team has been eliminated.. :(
    Freakin Ghana, what the deuce.

    Anyhoo, I am not getting this guard thing I guess. From last year we know...
    A.) Omiyale was better at LG than Beekman and won out 2x in direct competition.
    B.) Omiyale was an awful LG so.. Beekman is worse than awful because of A.
    C.) Lance Louis is mentioned as being a better guard than Asiata or Beek but is only considered at RG... is the diff that big?

  • In reply to dutsami:

    The only reason Asiata isn't starting is lack of experience. He'd piss all over Omelette or Beekman at guard. I can't wait to see this Louis guy flatten people on counters. We should put the older guys to the side and let the young ones at it. Asiata is apparently winning the battle for LG. Tice has only pencilled in Kreutz and CW so far. I hope Louis makes RG and then we can kick some ass.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    I know when the Miami game comes around Brandon Marshall will be patting our 5'9 corner on the head saying "Watch this."

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Not if Peppers is sack fumbling the shit out of Chad Henne.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Gentleman-

    First off, MB I'd like to apologize for my absence. Its been a crazy summer, thus far.

    Second, regarding the comedy show, I was a little bummed because Ditka was no show for the 10pm set. Even the superfans didnt know he was gone...it appeared he just bailed. My assumption, which I believe is correct, was that he was hammered drunk. As was everyone else on stage. They literally had a keg on stage.

    So, for me, not so great, but it was fun none the less.

    Other than that I stopped by to see what you guys had to say about Cedric the Entertainer.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    DM, nice to have you back my man.

  • Doc, nice to have you back my man.

  • I'd be happy to have Aaron Rodgers (you don't lose points for being sacked), Jennings or their defense. Their TE Finley might explode this year.

  • You're forgiven Doc. Just bustin your chops because I know how much you hate them. My apologies and I hope you can recover from any negative implication's resulting in this unintended aggregious slander.

  • I know Trac was a catchy name but as I had indicated before, Butkus is tied with Payton in my heart for my respect and admiration as my all time favorite Bear. So I say adios to my former namesake as I finally found a reference to Butkus that I can live with.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Common maaaaan. (see baove)

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    yeah you are right mb. Just doesnt work does it. I do like the implication though.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    It was a good thought, and it does work... just not for you. You've established yourself here already. Like changing your name from Prince to that symbol thingy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Is that you Trac?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'll use it for ff league

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Per Rotoworld via Adam Shiester:

    The Redskins, Seahawks and Bears have debated "making a run" at Vincent Jackson, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
    Schefter cautions that a trade is still a long shot. Anyone that tries to acquire the talented Jackson will have to meet his contract demands and give up plenty of value (a first-round pick or two second-rounders?) to the Chargers. It's interesting that the Bears are mentioned here because all we've heard is positive buzz about Devin Hester, Johnny Knox and Devin Aromashodu.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Shanny the Tranny (seriously, put a wig on the guy) wants him for his rebuilt Skins. God I hope that team fails. Outside of the Pack, no NFC team is worse than the Skins.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Love the Shanny the Tranny moniker. Too funny. Even with a wig and makeup, he'd be one ugly woman. I hate the Biqueens the most and a bunch of other teams come in a distant second. I used to hate the Forty Whiners second but I just can't muster up the same venom with Samurai coaching them.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Great column from the Trib in regards to Lebron:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0630-20100630,0,4611575.column?page=1

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Kass is calling him out.

    He's right, LeBron is not about greatness in the MJ way. That road contains pain and hard work. He's about smooth sailing with his posse. Miami is the place for LeBron with DWade.

    Back in the Bulls heyday, the place to run smack on the Internet was Usenet. comp.sys.rec.basketball. I once had a douche from the northwest go apeshit when we told him that Jumpin Jerome Kersey couldn't hold Pippen's jock. The smack for that Portland-Bulls series was redunkulous. Then Jordan came out and buried a dozen treys in a row, sometimes from as far as 5-6 feet behind the line. That was the game he turned to Red Kerr and shrugged, as if to say "I don't understand why I cannot miss"

    It was over right then.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Didn't the Jailblazers blow a HUGE lead in game 6 of that series?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Damn. I can remember when Red Kerr PLAYED for the Bulls!

  • I agree about Dungy/Lovie but not so much about the D/O. Sapp in his prime was better than Tommie now. Peppers is better than Rice. I think Peppers can be effective for 3-4 years if he's properly motivated. No doubt Lynch is better than anything we have on the roster. Jay is better than Brad Johnson and Alstott was the most over rated RB ever. He'd make the pro bowl at the FB position but he was basically a slow HB with power.

    I'm a hopeless optimist but I really believe the O is going to be good this year (barring critical injuries). Turner was hideous and so was Harry Houdini. Major improvements this year. I'll be shocked if we can guess 50% of the offensive plays this year. With Turner it was 85-90% all year. Tice is one of the best OL coaches. Houdini, not so much. I'm drinking the Kool aid on O. On D, I have no idea. Peppers will make a difference for sure. Beyond that, who knows?

    If there is a lockout next year, Lovie and JA will survive. That really is depressing but I just can't see the McCheapsky's paying 2 HC's and 2 GM's (not to mention all of their staffs) during a lockout. Oh well.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    coaches don't go into their final year of a contract without a new one Canada, they just don't. Unless Lovie gets a new contract he will not be back.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    We're talking about a lockout by the owners. If that happens, either there is no football or scab football. Why would they pay 2 HC's/2 GM's/2 staff's for that? In a normal year I would agree with you, next year has the potential to be anything but normal.

  • Don't be afraid to taste it Doc. I think we have some reason for hope this year, although I'm not buying shares in Smurf Inc. I actually think we do have depth on the OL, in fact I wish we'd bench the elder statesmen, use them as backups, and give Lance and Johan a go. From the start of the season too, not wait until someone else goes down. They'll need to gel with the line so the sooner they get started the better. Kreutz and Garza are not the future of this team and have already seen their best years. Do we just run them into the ground like old cars ? There is no room for loyalty in the NFL. It's the what have you done for me lately league.

    Tommie Harris needs to get the benefit of the doubt from the fans. The world and his wife has written him off without actually seeing him play this season. He says he's okay now, give him the Detroit Lions game before sticking a fork in him. And if he *is* back, we are in business lady and gents. Anderson, Izzy and Harrison will have a great year.

    Ditto Child Support. 'Urlacher's done' is all I see on the internet - How do people know ? How can they know that after the guy's had a year's recuperation with absolutely no strain on his body. I say he comes back with a vengeance, new and improved, running amok with Briggs behind that line.

    If we start losing cornerbacks, there will be trouble ...

  • Of course my good man.

  • Lovie is actually a good coach and I like the guy. Does he make mistakes at times? Yes. Does he stare aimlessly at the jumbotron in his officially licensed Bears scully cap and poofy coat with snot in his nose? Yes. Does he put me to sleep when he's at the podium? Yes. Every coach will make a bad decisions throughout a 16 game season.

    But, the guy respects his players and the players respect him. He had too much on his plate last year calling the Defensive plays and still trying to lead this team. Shit, I bet he was even calling the Offensive plays at times since Ron Turner was a fucking incompetent moron.

    The problem is the players don't fear him. Without fear, the players will become laxed and try and get away with as much as they can. Not hustling, out of position, rookies under developed, clicks forming among players, etc. etc. Respect will not do it alone. Fear is the best form of motivation on this planet. You want somebody to perform better, you strike fear into their soul.

    Here is the good news. Mike Tice is a fucking animal and will punch you in the jaw if you are out of formation. Mike Martz will take the lens out of his glasses and slice your throat if you run the wrong route. And Merinelli is a Vietnam veteran, nuff said. What do these guys all have in common? They all are hard nosed guys with something to prove. Lovie can sit back, relax and command his respect as he lets these guys whip this team into shape.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Yes drink it, DRINK IT! MUAHAHAHAHA

    The four headed coaching staff will decide the fate of the Bears. The coaching staff and Jay Cutler.

    Why not be an optimist when the Kool-Aid tastes so good? Drink up! It may be your last drink for a while if the league can't figure out a new CBA in time before a lockout.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Yes drink it, DRINK IT! MUAHAHAHAHA

    The four headed coaching staff will decide the fate of the Bears. The coaching staff and Jay Cutler.

    Why not be an optimist when the Kool-Aid tastes so good? Drink up! It may be your last drink for a while if the league can't figure out a new CBA in time before a lockout.

  • In reply to Shady:

    The dreaded double post, been happening more lately. I swear I only hit 'post comment' once but it comes out in deuces.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I think that might have been Lovie's plan. He's not a Ditka-grab-your-facemask kinda coach, so he went out and hired pit bulls like Marinelli, Tice and Martz. Delegate the fire and brimstone stuff. I like that. Let's see what happens this year with that setup. But no matter what happens, Angelo must go. He couldn't even get the Cutler deal right. He bought the Ferrari and then wouldn't fork out for a set of good tires.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    ... and everytime he goes to fill up it's 87 not 91.

  • Joe, I won't even go into all the counter points to your post, as I've done so many many times before.

    I will just answer your one question: "What do these guys all have in common?"

    Answer: They are all lukewarm retreds who've had mostly average success (at best) given extraordinary talent and truly great coaches above them. Or they've had good success with extraordinary talent and great coaches above them... in positions well below the position they now inhanbit.

    Lovie might be a decent DC in an established, great system with an established great coach, but he's a fucking dooce in the pants of any org that only has average talent, an below average GM, and average supporting coaches. He can

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hmm... Strong words Mb. They might be true.. What if you have to eat crow next year?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Look, '85... even if we do well next year, do you think it will all be because of the brilliance of our Coaching staff? Really?

    And, yes... I will most certainly eat crow without any issues IF most/a lot of the success can be attributed to Lovie and JA's coaching and offseason moves. Player overachieving and luck can't count. I basically think that there

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, players have good years, not coaches. Trust me, if we can get Cohwer or whomever, I would jump on board. But Lovie has turned this team around with no franchise QB or offense period. I'm tired of making excuses for these players. This is an old team and management/front office can't draft for shit for whatever reason. made chicken soup out of chicken shit. Lovie is a defensive coach right? Who got us to the Superbowl? The Defense.

    And Tice is not a retread, he has coaching experience and he's an o'line guru. Martz has won a Superbowl and Martz, well, Martz is the first coach to go 0-16. Just kidding, I think he was on the '02 Tampa staff when they won the Superbowl.

    All i'm saying is Lovie can only work with what he's given. Maybe these players aren't that good. And Ron Turner is gone, the ball will be moved this year under Martz that's for sure. I'm staying optimistic.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Whoops, second paragraph was supposed to read Merinelli went 0-16 and won a SB with Tampa. Got my panties all in a bunch MB.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Joe, common man. Lovie hasn't turned anything around. And it was Chico's defense not fucking lovies. Look what happened to it the second Lovie shitcanned Rivera.

    Joe... honestly my man... fuck lovie, he's an A-Bomb man.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I still say injuries and players are the reason we declined. Mike Brown gone, Tommie Harris always injured, Chris Harris gone, Vasher bum, etc. etc. Anyways, this year will be a win win.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Joe, please dont make me do this... let me throw some questions your way lad.

    Why do we always seem to be more prone to injuries, that linger longer, than most top notch squads?

    Why is Mike Brown gone? Did he make that decision on his own? Who did?

    Why is tommie harris not motivated and why is he always injured?

    Did Chris Harris leave on his own?

    Why was Vasher given a huge contract after one decent year instead of cut the following year?

    etc... etc... Players don

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think you both have a point. Lovie didn't luck into the SB. Give him credit for taking a great D and ST's (with almost no O) all the way to the big game. Yes Rivera had a lot to do with it but if the HC gets the blame when they lose, he must get some credit when they win. I think he's avg with good people skills (with the players). Could we do better, Fuck Yeah.

    I also think JA is more at fault. Our roster is not very talented compared to the really good teams.

    When I think of lucky coaches, I think of DJ in the miracle year (13-3).

    As far as the injuries are concerned, I wish I knew the answer. JA is always drafting players with injury histories and for some reason people never seem to heal up. Not sure that's Lovie's fault but he is the HC so the buck stops with him.

    Bottom line, if we make a run this year I'll have no problem with Lovie getting an extension. If we suck the wang, I've got no problem with him getting the keys to the street.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    For the Vasher comment.. come on Mb.. Look at Revis.. would you give him a big contract or just let him go. The rest.. Good point.
    Answer my questions then please.. Lovie Smith and Co. brings us to the next Dynasty after getting a dynamic Off and Cordinator for Chicago. Do you still despise the coach and the coaching staff?

    Even though.. they picked Forte, stole Cutler, and added one the nfl's top offensive cordinator and o-line coach in the league.

    They have the best Defensive line coach, best de in the league, the top Linebacker crew in the league, and established saftey.

    So, if you have all the right coaches in the right places, well how do we lose ?

    If we do lose, we get a whole new crew..but I don't see how we can lose because all the pieces are there. If we can't win games with these players and coaches then sure get rid of the bunch. Lovie Smith will be gone for sure next year if he can't produce. This is his last chance.. might as well see what he can do since He was part of the team that took us to our second superbowl in Chicago bears history. It was just Rivera.. How did Urlacher play so well, Tommie Harris, Mike Brown, and Anderson step up the way they did?

    You blame injuries on the coaches? How can they be connected with that? Did they plan for Tommie and Urlacher to get hurt so they could build up a great comeback story for them?

    I promise Mb, you will be happy this year either way. If we go to a superbowl then you get to brag about our team and how great we are. If not , your new coach comes in and we go through some big change.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Anybody here want to go to a superbowl and then not win it ? If you want to win a superbowl you need depth on the roster, that we don't have. We used to have it on the D-line and LB positions, not any more.

    I'd have no problem with Lovie staying on if we do well, but that would unfortuantely and most likely mean that Angelo was staying too. Lovie doesn't create our roster and that's where the biggest problem is in my opinion. If the roster is good and has depth then it's hard to mess up from that point. I just don't get how Angelo has ignored the O-line, DBs and is obsessed with short people in a big man's game.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Jerry may have ignored the O-line but games are won and lost by your QB.(You need to protect him too. I agree about what Jerry has let just go by and not fix) If I remeber correctly that is why we lost our superbowl.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    You guys don't ever read my posts do you? Should my feelings be hurt... or should I just shut up and not post as much.

    Don't worry, I'm only kidding.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Did somebody say something ? Did you guys hear that ? Sounded like a little bitch whining. No ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Wow. No comment.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    :o)

  • In reply to Joseph:

    But we got to the Superbowl and the defense completely shit its collective pants. Had we gotten a half decent game from them and just handed it to TJ we could have beaten that turtleheaded gimp.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I wonder if Phil Simms will stop being such a smug motherfucker on tv now that his look-alike offspring is an official NFL fuck-up and bust out:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/07/01/2010-07-01_chris_simms_nfl_quarterback__son_of_giants_legend_phil_simms_busted_for_driving_.html

    I'm not counting on it, though.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh. My. GAWD! With the 8 months pregnant wife in the passenger seat!?
    Talk about a classic case of S.F.B!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    WOW. I didn't know there was a pregnant woman in the car, jebus.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Sorry if it's a repeat MB. I have DUIAL-UP at home and don't even bother to access links unless I'm at work.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Didn't know you were in Afghanistan Al - be careful out there ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    You're on fire today!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Looks like Vincent jackson won't be available 'til game 4, wherever he plays this year. 4-Letter boys are saying he got slapped with a 3 gamer for violating the code of conduct.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    JUST in case anyone has not seen this classic clip...

    http://deadspin.com/5575843/water-payton-runs-the-wildcat?skyline=true&s=i

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I hadn't seen that clip, Al. Thanks for posting. Michael Vick with class.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    That bomb to Gault was crazy. What a arm.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    After reading the article it sounds like he was drinking somewhere, smoked a big fatty in the car and hit a check stop. DUH! The worst part is the pregnant wife in the car. He's actually really lucky it wasn't worse.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Sorry, but you don't slur your words on pot. That's a cover. I hate it when they blame shit on pot. More to it than that.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I agree with ya. That's why I said he was drinking earlier. If you're fairly fucked up on booze and then smoke a fatty, it's a kickass combo.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I was just playing Al. Please pay no attention.

    BTW, and I think you'll appreciate this Al, a moment of Silence for Don "Air" Coryell. 85 is a good year, I doubt I

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Whoops, sorry... link: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/jul/01/don-coryell/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    RIP Don. He made legends out of Dan Fouts and Wes Chandler. Great stuff to watch.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    And Uruguay/Netherlands is my double for tonight.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Fuck the Ned-er-lands. Every time I see those guys, for some reason I think of that asshole Joran Van der Sloot

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    He also made Kellen Winslow Sr.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Poor Randall Cunningham. That blows.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2010/%2006/randall-cunninghams-son-dies-in-hot-tub-accident/1

    I wonder how he'll get right with God after that.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I like Carwin in that fight. He is a classy guy and i think he is going to take it to Lesnar. And now we know why Fedor has been ducking the UFC heavyweights forever. He made all of his money by people believing he was the greatest and then got choked the fuck out by Verdum.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Totally with you on Fedor Johnny, my issue is he should have taken White's money (and I promise he could have gotten a shitload of it) while everyone still thought he was the man. No way in hell White pays him that now.

    ... there's a good undercard for the fight too. Excited to see how it all goes down.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No sweat, MB. Someday I WILL have to breakdown and pony-up for a high speed connection at home. Any lionk to video there takes forever.

    Before Wes Chandler and Fouts and Winslow, Sr. in SD, Air Coryell (what a GREAT nickname) made stars out of Jim Hart, Mel Gray and Roy (I can play both ways) Green in St.Louis where, naturally, the Bidwells drove him away even after he got the Cards to the playoffs for the first time since they moved there.

    Mike Martz credits Coryell for inspiring his "Greatest Show On Turf" in the Gateway City.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I didn't originate this, but it IS a good line. I think it's from Rome's show:

    #1 Sport in America?

    NFL Football.

    #2 Sport in America?

    Waiting for NFL Football to start.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I approve of that post Al

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I want to officially thank whatever kind soul mentioned the Chicago bar in St.Paul where i can watch (read: black out) for the Bears/Lions game when i am up there for the first game. I'm calling it right now boys:

    BEARS 11-5 and in the playoffs. MB, the funny thing about the NFL is that on any given Sunday any team can win. The Colts are one knee injury from a 9-7 season, the Patriots too. If the QB goes down, the whole team goes down, to China town. A ching a chang chong a ching chong chang. I'm going drinking, happy 4th of July boys. God bless America and God bless our boys and girls in the shit.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    True that Johnny, true all of that.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    RT @HalasObserver: Proposed deal for Vincent Jackson: Devin Aromashadu and a 2nd round pick for Vincent Jackson, who is facing a 4 game suspension & a new deal

    don't know how series this is, but if this is true, PRAYING that Angelo doesn't pull the trigger. DA is still young w/ nowhere near the wear & tear of V-Jax (now if they would've said Earl Bennett? yea do that). just say no Jerry!!!!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Oh god... you know he's going to do it. Sounds like a perfect JA deal.

    BTW, damn Brazil's out.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That soudns like something that I don't know.. bite us in the ass?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Sorry That was the Jamar Williams trade.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    +1 Artoo.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Shabba and a second round pick ? And they wouldn't give up a second rounder for the best receiver in the NFL? Giving away our best receiver in a dumb trad like that would be so Jerry Angelo. We lose.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I'd like to go on record as saying that I think Child Support is a clubhouse cancer in the Zambrano mold, but I *do* think that with a full year of rest on his neck and back, he may have one more good year to give us.

    I never said the guy wasn't a big upgrade from HH at Mike. I just said we should dump his salary against the cap, and used it to sign Marshall back before the Tuna Skins grabbed Marshall and made Henne a solid FF backup QB prospect.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    A.) You clean out space against the cap by moving or releasing players who are easily replaced with your current roster or known FA signings.. like Heinrich for the Bulls or like we did with Alex Brown after the Peppers signing. Not by ditching the only player on your entire roster who can play a specific position of need for your entire defense. That's just plain stupid. Did you even watch any games last year of the merry-go-round at MLB trying to fill in, OMG that should be enough to start looking to draft a big Mike LB in 2011.

    B.) This is 2010 and newsflash... there is no cap.

    C.) When has Urlacher caused issues in the locker room? Other than the press trying to make things up when Cutler first got there, I can't recall a single incident; maybe you are thinking of Kreutz the jawbreaker or Benson and Jones, I dunno but usually if a guy has the best selling Jersey of current players and is considered the face of the franchise, that means he is probably not locker room cancer.

    I don't even know if I'd consider Big Z cancer.. not like Milton Bradley or anything, he just has a short fuse and is very competitive.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    I agree #54 is a major improvement over Hunter S. Horseshit. I also agree he may have a very good year for us. However, the press didn't make anything up. He did say to Bobby Wade that Cutler was a pussy and he did run down the offense when he was sitting on his ass nursing a sore wrist. He also over reacted when Gale Sayers was less than complimentary towards the team.

    Face it, the guy is a talented dumbass that can't stand to share the spotlight. I'm looking forward to him playing this year and will root for him as long as he's playing for the Bears. Once he's gone or retired, I'll remember him as a very talented MLB who is dumb as a box of rocks, has a huge ego and a shitty personality.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Hunter Horsehit. I like it. You just know the Panthers would have taken him for CH. They would have taken a half-eaten candy bar ...

    Can't we just start Hrris at FS and let the other 15 guys fight it out for SS ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Fucking A Irish... I've been saying that since we got Harris. He's fucking miles better (I hope he still is at least) than the other guys at FS.

    If Major Penis can't step in, put Harris at FS and rotate the other fucksticks.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    If he thinks Cutler's a pussy, imagine what they think of Olsen. I bet when Olsen walks into the showers everyone suddenly stops talking and there's an awkward silence.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Good one!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I like the Henne FF thing. there doesn't seem to be any love for Kolb out there either, he could explode.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I'm all about Kolb man. Ever since he busted out those 3-4 games while #5 was down and out. I was really impressed with him.

    I think he's going to breakout this year man, he's a stud. I think he'll be a good QB.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Didn't he play some really against some really really crappy teams? Just sayin..

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    yeah, but was more about him than the d. I saw potential there... we'll see. He could also crumble in the spotlight '85. You never know in the NFL.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    He's a saint compared to Lawrence Taylor.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +1

  • Bear Down. Beautiful Doc, a splash of salt in my milk.

  • The Love Laxer. Nice.

  • Are you sleepless?

  • OH YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did I freakin' CALL this or what??? (check the blog haterz!!!!!!)

    Orangemen upset Brazil, just like I said they would.

    I'm Jimmy the freakin Greek, I tell ya.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Scuse me while I go all Al Pacino scent of a woman here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH4p9BQ3V9o

    HOOH-AHHHH

    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/da-bears-blog/2010/06/audibles-from-the-long-snapper-22.html#comment-240212

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hahahahahaha... well done GP.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/comment/12/2010/07/59d7d53a07f798da6fcbb2ba2ead704e/340x.jpg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Lemme do some more of da pronostigatin'

    I say: Stoudamire and DWade to the Knicks...
    LeBron and Bosh to the Bulls

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/03/sports/basketball/03nba.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    wow Ghana....wow

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Wow, Uruguay!

    Did you see that last chip-shot. Lethal.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    yea that's the ultimate insult-to-injury

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I think Irish called it above too GP.

  • From the same page :

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=5344147

    "The Bears came out of the offseason with Harris as the starter at free safety, with Manning playing strong. It's too early to make a definitive judgment, but early indications are that Harris might lack the requisite speed and change-of-direction skills (likely due to past knee injuries) to stick as the starting free safety. Wright, meanwhile, clearly lacks the experience to step in immediately as the starter. "

    So glad we got rid of Jamar to read something like that, now we know why the Panthers were about to cut him.

    Angelo the muppet strikes again. He must die. He must.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    The writer doesn't seem to understand why Alfalfa fell out of favor any more that I do at SS

    "So could Al Afalava, a third-teamer, who started 13 games last season and tied for second on the team in pass breakups, yet strangely fell out of favor."

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +1 there GP. Don't get it... the kid was pretty damn good for a rook. Now that he's got a full 13 games under his belt, they pull him?!?!?! Huh??

    "Fell out of favor"... I just don't get this in the NFL. There is no favor, there should be no fucking politics, it should be pretty fucking simple... the best player plays. Period.

    Classic Team Lovie.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My .02 cents, Harris get's hurt we have no one really good to start except Afalava and he comes in as a beast. While Jamar Williams breaks the record for most tackles in a game. Damn.. I wish I wouldn't have been so high on Harris.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    And Argentina is getting DISMANTLED in the second half. This German team may already be the favorites in 2014.

  • My bracket at work is still going strong - I called NED over Brazil, and Germany over Argentina. So much for a South American World Cup...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    yuuuup.

  • To the "South America rules futbol" loudmouths everywhere:

    Deutschland Uber Alles.

  • i just read an article about Favre. So much drama has been going on that sometimes i forget that he is about to play his 20th season in the NFL. 20 years man. You don't have to respect his recent pussy behavior with his should i stay or should i go routine but you have to respect 20 years. There will never be another Brett Favre. It's too bad Peppers is going to break him in half.

  • My jebus, 1 for 3 so far. And my favorite just got destroyed. Damn, that was ugly.

    Germany is most certainly the favorite at this point. Damn they're good. My only hopeis my Espana side now, but I don't think they're good enough to even challenge this German team. They'll need more than Davi Villa. Ouch.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My Jesus, full-filled 48 out of 48 Old Testament Prophecies that foretold his coming.
    Doc, that's one in ten to the 157th power. Look it up gents, pretty intriguing.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    AMEN Bother!

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    OOOPS make that Brother..........Brother.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sorry Irish, gotta love Bastian Schweinsteiger, the guy is brilliant as MB would say. Catchy name too.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I'm getting that name printed on the back of a T-shirt, along with two photos of Mongo and Jimmy Mac as Packers, with "I love The Cock" on the front. I'm going to put it on and just wear a pair of speedos and flip flops and walk around town blowing my Vuvuzela, with a little hooker walking behind me holding up a ghetto blaster blaring out Gang Starr until someone beats me to death.

    Old school.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Brilliant

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    hee hee

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Hehe.

    I forgot Mongo wore the Green and Gold.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    It's not uncommon these days that politics, sports and social issue's are intertwined in today's culture as this picture depicts. Once in a while we delve into social issues while discussing sports even on this blog. The feature picture on this espn fifa world cup page sends a very mixed message in my opinion. It is sad that such a tragedy as the HIV epidemic in South Africa has ruined the lives of so many children that are and will be infected by no choice of their own. In reading the article I was not surprised that the it only dealt with awareness of the Aids disease by promoting condoms and throwing money at the Epidemic. The children in the background in the picture do not seem to display the jubilation of the adult women in the front and they certainly didn't look like they shared her same enthusiasm. Why does the world insist in proclaiming that only awareness and money are the solution to this human tragedy without ever pointing to the moral and social decay that has led to this epidemic? There is a third part to this equation that the world refuses to address and until we do, no amount of money or condoms will solve it. I am very sad that a nation and world that has nothing to lose and everything to gain doesn't turn to the Holy Bible Holy for instruction on such a tragedy. Like it or not, morality plays a huge role in matters such as these and whether a person chooses to submit to the authority of the scriptures or not, one cannot deny the benefits to society that have derived from Judeo Christian principles through out history.

    Jesus said, give a man a fish and feed him for a day, but teach him how to fish and he will have enough food for a lifetime.

    Out.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac man, I agree with almost everything you say, except the last part. Jesus didn't say that. It's a Chinese proverb, with Taoist roots, so they say.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Right you are Murph I flubbed the dub on that one didn't eye.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Happy 4th

    http://www.moronail.net/images/stories/dg_originals/1006/4BCCD861F59A-1.jpg

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Sorry, I forgot to post the link.

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/?cc=5901&ver=us

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    So I was so bored yesterday and not remembering much of anything that happened in 1989, I downloaded Karate kid III featuring a thirty year old Ralph Macchio. Having just watched the rather good remake starring the small Will Smith, I was feeling somewhat nostalgiac. KK III is hilarious, I'd never seen it. So whacked out were the Eighties with political correctness, Macchio's love interest is a platonic relationship with Molly Ringwald-Lite. The actor that plays 'John Kreese' is in a severe cocaine crisis during filming and was clearly written out of most of the film he was such a mess.

    I love how Macchio/Russo's karate always sucked, but he manages to pull himself together for the last five seconds and do something unintentionally hilarious to win the fight. Just before he gets the final point to beat his nemesis, he's crying like a baby saying "I just want to go home Mr. Miyagi!" Priceless.

    You have to love any movie where a four foot tall pensioner kicks the crap out of the three main baddies and they still laugh at him and say his karate sucks.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    what's even crazier is how he learns Karate, acutally earns the respect of the Cobra Kai members by beating Johnny while enduring a brutal leg sweep by Bobby Brown in the semi finals. Then in part 2 he is a total bad ass and ends up in a fucking fight to the death on a small island in Okinawa during a local celebration. He has the opportunity to crush the dude's windpipe and instead opts for mercy.

    Then in part 3 he becomes a huge pussy again. priceless. La Russo, you're Karate is shit.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    He's in a comedy short on Funnyordie.com called 'Wax on, Fuck off.' -the dude must be fifty and he almost hasn't changed!

    http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/c8ad4aa802/wax-on-f-ck-off-with-ralph-macchio

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    that would make an awesome movie

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I get the impression that LeBron isn't going to be having dinner at the Gilberts anytime soon.
    http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/07/08/dan-gilbert-blasts-lebron-james-cowardly-betrayal-in-letter-t/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Orangebaum are due a World Cup - they look to be the only ones able to put it up to the Germans. What a final that would be.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    yep. Germans seem unbeatable at this point.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    This reminds me of Ditka. I have no problem with a coach displaying this kind of emotion after a crushing defeat. Lets me know he has a heartbeat and passion for the game. I wonder what it would sound like to hear 60 thousand plus chanting, bring in the Chin, bring in the chin, bring in the chin.

    http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/blog/dirty-tackle/post/Maradona-in-post-match-altercation-with-German-f?urn=sow,253409

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Max should put this on his Sony Walkman...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSEYXWmEse8&feature=player_embedded

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Germany = too good

    Germany 3, Spain 0
    Uruguay 2, Netherlands 1

    Germany 5, Uruguay 1

  • Who remembers this game? I saw it and was crushed when the replay booth shafted us. I have blamed Favre all these years because I always remembered him being the QB in this play for some odd reason. See how the mind can play tricks on a person. I guess he's not so bad after all.

    11/05/89 Pack

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I looked for a video clip of this play but couldn't find one. Props out to anyone that can.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Let me see. I was 17. Probably a big mop of hair face down on a table of spilt beer, saturated beer mats and soggy cigarette butts in a dive of a bar somewhere. Nope, don't remember it.

    Neal Anderson was the man, though.

  • Urlacher looks pretty stout. His neck is definitely bigger than it used to be. Sounds like his injury could hurt him this year. We are up a creek if he gets hurt.

  • Two years ago he threw like 27 TDs and 27 INTs. Best O-line in football. What was *his* excuse? Not a word said. Then Cutler does the same with a crappy line and crappy receivers and a crappy OC and the media and fans tear him a new one. I don't get that.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    And he was a Packer for most of his career, so that takes care of the no-love thing I guess.

  • Back to the middle East I guess - what a fun place!

    For about 120 years after Christ supposedly lived, there was nothing recorded about him by the historians/writers in the surrounding regions. I find that strange. People coming back from the dead and virgin births even stranger. If you put a guy in a tomb, and three days later he's banging on the door to get out, occam's razor would suggest he wasn't dead in the first place. Also, at that time, an unmarried mother would have been stoned to death. Is it such a leap to assume a woman might tell a little porky pie to hide her 'shame'?

    But is it really religion holding us back ? I'd say flags and 'patriotism' is doing that all by its self. Tribalism sucks. Globalism is where it's at. One people. One love. Like Bob said, let's get together and feel all right. And don't bogart that ...

    Go Bears ! (Tribalism - but what the hey...)

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Human nature has done a great job of holding us back.
    Find something that one person has and another person wants, they'll use whatever belief they can to get a leg up. All it takes is one chimp in the tree that thinks he's getting a raw deal and the shit starts flying.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    The next 3 weeks are going to be real rough.

  • In reply to Oaktown34:

    :o)

    People are welcome to believe whatever they want I guess. At the end of the day we'll all be wrong anyway.

    Here's some more impartial reporting of Spain's goal against Paraguay.

    http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/blog/dirty-tackle/post/Spanish-commentator-celebrates-goal-by-having-se?urn=sow,253430

  • In reply to Oaktown34:

    Doc,
    First I want to thank you for the respect and thoughtfulness you displayed in your post. This is not always the case when these questions/issues come up with respect to non Christians. Let me start by saying that I understand all your questions and think that they are fair and legitimate ones. It has been my experience that before any meaningful conversation on the matter can take place a clear and precise definition of the terms used must be present in order to have an effective dialogue. Let me be clear that my belief in the God of Israel is 100% predicated on Faith. The definition of faith I use is

  • In reply to Oaktown34:

    Doc, no need to say your sorry for talking about how you feel. There is no convincing any one to believe or not. Either you do, or you don't. Christians only need to spread the word, not convince someone to believe it. Your opinions bring issues to the forefront and perhaps someone will see it and search for truth on his own. If it develops into faith, or not, we ourselves can not do the convincing. I just don't want the conversation to turn to the point of some bloggers ridiculing another for their faith. Respect of each other is one thing we all can agree on.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Poetry, Murph, poetry. Amen.

  • In reply to Oaktown34:

    I sent a reply Doc, is being held up in the censor department. I would be happy to email it to you if the our content minister doesn't allow for a response to yours.

  • Lot to cover here Doc. It's late and I'm getting ready to turn in but I will respond to the meat of your comments tomorrow. Concerning being free with my faith, I would throw the same question back to you or anyone that has a mind,key pad, vocal chords or means to communicate. Aren't we all free with our faith? I think to be intellectually honest everyone has a faith/belief but for several reasons Christianity seems to be taboo for general discussion. I welcome dialogue on the information you posted and all I can say tonight is, "let the debate begin".

  • My definition of debate regarding my post was: deliberation; consideration.

    Should have been more specific. Also there are those among us who continually make certain references or comments I differ with but such is life I guess.

  • Check your box Doc.

  • Maybe Jamarcus has been on the juice all along.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/05/jamarcus-russell-gets-arrested/

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Ya know the most surprising thing about that picture? In the days of fudging athletes stats, he really is 6'6. Truth in advertising at its best.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Leave it to you Murph. Mind like a razor.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    watching guys that literally have it all piss it away makes me sad. If i had millions of dollars i could literally change the world one kid at a time and set up my family for the next 7 generations. this piece of shit was drinking fucking purple drank? purple drank? not the best scotch or the finest bourbon or the stickiest weed from some gov't lab but codeine cough syrup mixed with soda? HOLY SHIT these guys never cease to amaze me.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Johnny, I've never had purple drank but who knows? Maybe it's better than the finest scotch (I doubt it). When I was much younger, you could go to the pharmacy, ask for terpin hydrate elixer, sign for it and away you go. It had a ton of codeine in it. Tasted like shit but it kept you from coughing. It also made you mellow as hell, warm as toast and pretty much happy with the world. BTW, my old man used to send me to the store to get it for him when I was way less than 18. Times have changed.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Cough syrup? Really? The finest cocaine and heroin is surely available to a wealthy quarterback desperate to piss his career away I would have thought.

    That could seriously jeopardize his gig on Monday Night Fatball. Ouch.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I'm pretty sure this is a nail in the coffin for his career. Not the final nail but ...

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Just keep him away from Omaha; if I have to start sneaking Nyquil into the game just to taunt his fat ass, I'm going to be irritable.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    We lost several of our great rappers to The Drank. DJ Screw, Big Moe,Pimp C all died as a result of the consumption of this concoction. Poor JaMarcus was just following the example set by these fine young artists from the Southern U.S.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/414454-why-the-chicago-bears-are-going-to-become-cellar-dwellers#page/1

    gentleman (and ladies), welcome to your very own sports wikipedia!!!! although dude has some solid points, cellar dwellers? smh....when keeping it "internet" goes wrong

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    i really don't know how to respond to this article except to show you the
    Headline : "Why the Bears ARE GOING to become cellar dwellers"
    Closing Sentence: "that COULD LEAD the Bears to become NFC North cellar dwellers"

    This is the problem with the internet. The author was so convinced, so Rosendouche-esque, so sure that the Bears are going to completely fail in his headline and content. Then he completely waffles and said that these issues COULD lead to the Bears being cellar dwellers. I will tell you why he totally backed off his strong statements:

    Snyderitis - "itis" denotes some sort of recurring problem. The Bears going out and snagging a proven defensive badass that changes the game to make a defense stronger is hardly a bad decision. It was the right time to spend that type of money and when Peppers breaks Favre's ribs the author will be eating his words. When Chester Taylor comes in to spell Forte and actually breaks a screen pass for 40yds the author will eat his words. When our 295lb tight end opens up hole after hole or provides an extra second for Cutty to hit DA the author will eat his words.

    Lovie - Lovie will look like a better coach when the front four are putting pressure on the QB leading to more turnovers and less 3rd and 20 conversions. He is no Parcells but he is hardly the reason why the Bears would be cellar dwellers.

    Marinelli - Rod has been successful in his career and then had a brutal run on the Lions. The fucking Lions dear author. Parcells would have had a tough time on that team. They had been mismanaged for roughly a decade before he took the reins.

    Martz gets ripped by this author but the author fails to realize that the Bears had become predictable and it allowed teams to run roughshot over them and blitz/take chances that created more pressure on the offense. Now the defenses will be thinking, "what the fuck is Martz going to do now?" Or, "oh shit, do you think Martz is going to run Hester or Knox deep on the rookie DB or the backup safety?" Or "Wow, it was alot easier to sack, hurry or hit Cutler when he was standing in a collapsing pocket instead of either dumping the ball off to 2 of the best pass catching running backs in the league or rolling out since he may be the most athletic true QB in the league." Or "Hmmm, do you think pairing up a QB with great mobility, arm strength and the ability to make every throw on the field will mesh well with one of the most daring, balls to the wall, crazy ass OC's to coach in the NFL? Author, give me a fucking break. Sit your ass down and have your wife saute up some nice tender crow.

    Jay = Rex - Chicago went to the Super Bowl with Grossman. The fans love it when we take chances and win and bitch and moan when the take chances and lose. Jay has more tools and will be paired up with a better OC, one who has made the careers of several QB's better by showing them how to succeed. It's easy to say that Cutler will throw picks this year...well i hope fucking so, and i hope they are on 65yd deep posts that require the safety to be Troy Polamalu instead of 5 yard in routes because the defense knew it was coming.

    O-Line - the oline is suspect because all we have to go on is last years line that had Omiyale playing out of position, Williams playing out of position, Pace playing terribly and Kreutz with a partially torn Achillies tendon. Now youngsters like Lance Louis are stepping up and we added a beast at blocking tight end. Williams is now in position, Omiyale is out at left Guard and Schaffer will get more time like he did at the end of last season.

    Declining D - when 2 of your starting linebackers, including your franchise Middle Linebacker go down in the first game you are going to have problems. When you have no pass rush from Wale, a moderate one from AB and no pressure from Harris you will get burned in the secondary. The addition of C.Harris, Major Wright, Peppers, a healthy Pisa and most importantly a healthy Urlacher combined with Briggs and supporting characters with more experience will result in better play overall. I believe that Mark Anderson will show us about 8 or 9 sacks this year because of the disruptions caused by Tommie and Peppers. Anderson looked so damn quick last year that something has to come of it. It think some one on one time this year with chip blocks watching the other side and T Harris knifing in the middle will cause problems.

    It is easy to sit back and say that the Bears COULD be cellar dwellers. The problem with that statement though is that almost all of the reasons for the underperformance last year have been addressed. Have they been addressed enough to the point of playoffs and superbowl? who fucking knows but i have a feeling the boys are going to come out with both guns blazing. Like a fucking John Woo movie.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    It's easy to kick someone when they are down Johnny. That's all he can do.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    This NBA Free Agency is killing me. When are these pricks gonna decide where they are going to play? I have a feeling the Bulls will miss out once again in signing a marquee player.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    What happened to Wade? Didn't he come back for a second visit? I know they really really tepmted Lebron.. I love how they sent Jordans.. lol

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    It's looking like Wade is staying in Miami and LeBron is staying in Cleveland. Bosh is the only one on the move. Honestly, I want Bosh over the other 2 guys. Sure LeBron and Wade are awsome, but we need a low post scorer.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    From Rotoworld.com:

    O.J. Atogwe's five-year, $32 million contract is essentially a guaranteed one-year, $4.1 million commitment by the Rams.

    St. Louis can void the remaining four years on Atogwe's contract the day after the Super Bowl in February. If the team opt against the void, they can still decline an $8 million roster bonus in March. Atogwe is also due a $3.5 base salary in 2011. The Rams will certainly balk at paying Atogwe $11.5 million next season, so he'll be back on the open market again.

    Are you freaking kidding me?? We could of had this guy for $4.1 mil.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    If only we had 4 million !

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    If we had four million.. I wonder if they would have spent it on Faneca or Atogwe.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    "The 29-year-old Idonije has started seven games in his six-year career with the Bears"

    From FQ's place .... http://bleacherreport.com/articles/416295-qa-with-bears-defensive-end-israel-idonije

    Go figure.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    it's gotta be my place? that's ridiculous lol

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    LeBron staying in Cleveland, Bosh and Wade to the Heat. Not that I give a damn about the NBA, but say goodbye to the Paxson era in Chicago, he failed in every conceivable manner.

    Chicago is cursed with lousy ownership.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GPL, the Bulls couldnt do any more. They offered the players the max amount allowable under NBA cap rules. Their original teams are allowed to pay them more money if they choose. I believe LeBron was able to be paid around 15 million more than the Bulls were allowed to offer. Lousy ownership? Hawks just won the Cup, Sox won the World Series. The Bears payroll is in the top ten of the NFL. It's how you spend your money and that aint always the ownership. The Bulls have the same owner as when they won six championships in seven years. Paxson isnt the GM any more, Gar Forman is.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Trac, thought about you when I read this... thought I'd share it with you, and the rest of the boys. 'Sup boys!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shari-cohen/south-africa-rolls-out-th_b_611802.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh, and read the comments below the story.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Anyone remember this a-hole?
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/07/07/trueblood.ap/index.html?eref=sircrc

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    At least he had sense enough to call for a ride.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    South Africa is a beautiful and very easy country to fall in love with. I just with they would shoot all the child rapists.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    To all Bloggers. I first want to say that I will never apologize for my faith but I always try to be very careful with how I represent convey my beliefs. I do realize this is a Bears Blog first and foremost and I do respect the main reason each and every one of us are members of it. I have recently had to deal with back to back to back devastating situations and my faith is the only thing helping me keep it together. I am encouraged that you all have acted like men with some of my comments and I want to thank you for that.

    Bear Down

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I can empathize with you Trac. I don't know what your particular situations are, but I will pray for you brother.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    One more thing, BEAR DOWN Trac.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Thanks Murph, means alot to me.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Hey Doc, are you interested in trading Golden Tate and Heath Miller for Chris Cooley and Josh Morgan?

    or Murph-Bironas for Tomlinson.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    I thought this was interesting. It seems Chris Williams has a solid future with our team if he can stay healthy but some teams did their homework on him when he was drafted.

    http://ballhype.com/story/chris_williams_is_off_some_boards/

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Holy shit!!! Williams has a sprained cervix last year

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I thought the only guy on the roster with a cervix was Olsen ....

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    No need for an explanation Trac...

    ...and hang in there my man. We're all pulling for you. You will get throught whatever you're dealing with. Bear Down.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ditto

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh my, i don't know if Hanie can hack the new offense:

    LM: How would you assess how Caleb Hanie performed in the offseason?

    MM: He came a long way. He had a lot to learn because the systems he

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I think Davi Villa could beat out hanie for 2nd string damn it.

    We don't have a single real fucking NFL QB behind Jay. We better fix that shit fast or we'll have a fucking 8th round rookie from Southeastern Western Northern ButtFuckEgypt as the starting QB of the motherloving Chicago Fucking Bears. Who needs Bulger anyway... QBs never get injured in the NFL, just ask Donovan or Stafford or tom brady or breeeeett faaarve or dirty sanchez etc... etc...

    Jebus H Christo Jerry. Simply brilliant as usual, simply brilliant.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    How about this from Martz on Cutler's nightmare last year ...

    LM: Interceptions were a problem for Cutler last season. How confident are you that he will reduce the number of picks that he threw in 2009?

    MM: I don

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    That gets crazier when I read it again.

    He says that the fact that Cutler had a nightmare when making decisions last year has nothing got to do with anything. It will just magically go away like a tooth fairy into the night ....

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, there is another way to look at that part of the interview. Martz is pretty much saying that Turner was a shit OC and called shit plays. Cutler played in a shit system and had shit coaching and therefore played shitty by his standards. Martz is pretty much saying: Now that Cutler is in the Martz system he will still throw picks but the amount of insanely productive plays will outshine the picks. Martz is a superior coach to Turner and the QB in his systems actually get better, not worse. No reason to look at last season or talk about it. IT is going to be awesome.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Johnny's explanation is the way I took it too Irish. Whether it's just Martz media bullshit or not will be seen starting in Sept.

    I actually like that attitude. Fuck Turner, fuck everything he did, and fuck everything else that went with it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hell yeah MB +1

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ding dong, the witch is dead!! G.D. I'm so glad Turner is gone!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Hang in there Trac.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    hang in there bro

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Okay... I'm in trouble this year -

    My apartment faces North. DirecTV requires a southern facing satellite. No Sunday Ticket.

    Last year I did the whole "streaming" thing for each game, but it just doesn't satisfy the way HD does. Too much: Ball's snapped. Lag. Runner tackled. "What the hell just happened?" moments for me.

    I don't want to go to a damn bar so that I can sit and watch my Bears while listening to the Packers, Vikings, Chiefs, etc.. game blasting over the big screen.

    I need a solution -

    MikeBrownHadAPosse: Does an actual Chicago bar exist in Omaha? One where they show the Bears games ON EVERY TV? (No Old Chicago comments here, please). One where the owner makes them play the SOUND, too?

    What options do I have in terms of radio broadcasts? XM? I'll go watch at a bar that has 6 different games playing if I can hear the damn thing... Any ideas?

    It's my last resort.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    http://www.xmeforums.com/forums/index.php

    it's a site where they show an assortment of PPVs, int'l TV, and (this is the one you and a lot of others want to hear about), NFL FOOTBALL GAMES! either you can do a daily pass for a donation of $3.50 (24 hrs. from the time of donation), or monthly pass for $10. either way, it's cheaper than Sunday Ticket & they show events in either HD or SD.

    I'm going to start requesting every Bears game starting around training camp time (and i need more bodies to ensure they show every single game), so if you want to do this, make sure you register, look for my thread when i make it (i'll let y'all know where it's at), and just reply in the thread. let's get our Bears games for cheap ppl!!!!!!

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMQ0w68pR6I&feature=related

    why did the Queens get Prince to do a fight song? they should get THIS guy!!!! (yes he's from minny....don't think he mentioned it in this one, but it's in other videos)

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Doubtful - there's a bar up in North O next to a chicken place that almost certainly plays the Bears games (run by transplants from Chicago), but I've never tried my luck. I'd be willing to give it a shot some Sunday this year if you're up for it.
    Other than that, Brewskies off of 84th and Park (in Ralston) is my favorite. It's a local chain, but you cannot beat the massive wall of flat screens (it's probably 12 feet tall and 70 feet long)...if you're sitting outside, you can talk a waitress into putting the audio feed for your game on.
    The problem in Omaha is that there's way too many Broncos/Chiefs fans. I'll ask Troy (Chicago Dawg) if he knows of any Bears friendly joints that I don't know about.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Dude. Omaha ? Really ? That sounds like one of those places with 'saloons', and guys getting shot out in the sandy streets in quick-draw shootouts, devoid of internet and running water.

    All I can think of is turn down the volume on the streaming and pipe out Jeff Joniak from the internet radio at the same time so at least you have an idea of what happened. Could be a crazy difference between both feeds though.

    Or if you have friends ...

    Install skype and get a friend who gets the Bears games to install it , and get him to point his webcam at his tv and call you.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    It's a southern thing Irish. Purple drank also referred as Syzurp is liquid hydrocodone and hennessy I believe. Here is a music video dedicated to this concoction by 3 6 mafia. I only know about via this video. I love the beat and find the video funny and entertaining.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SMFzLR_Ta0

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Talk about a train wreck!

  • Since our blog sensor department has not posted my response, let me say this. These are the same worn out arguments that have been thrown at Christianity for years. Either two things occur in every case, the religions you mention Doc all turn out to be copy cats; forgeries, lies or some concoction of half truths and lies by some poor God hating soul that can't help himself from doing his moral duty to disprove anything to do with God. I am surprised you brought Dionysus up though since it was linked to an obvious forgery post Christ's birth.

  • Mythology was always one of my favorite subjects.

  • Exactly... it's very similar to a pulled vagina.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Reminds me of the time Liberace was on Letterman. Liberace (who I really liked as an entertainer) was telling Dave about cancelling his first show ever in his career. Dave asked him why and Liberace said because of a pulled groin. Letterman deadpanned "Your own?" The crowd and Liberace went crazy laughing.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Nice! Dave and Stephen Colbert are super sharp guys off the cuff. Very impressive.

    On the flip side, this is the opposite of a pulled vagina: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2CVm5D/i.cdn.turner.com/si/.element/img/4.0/global/swapper/201007/100708.06.jpg/r:t

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Also, I found this interesting: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/john_lopez/07/08/qb.rule/index.html?eref=sihp

    I'd love to get my hands on a Wonderlic btw.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sample Wonderlic test

    http://walterfootball.com/draftwonderlic.php

    And when you score 48 and kick yourself for missing one or two of these ... remember that Dan Marino scored 16. And was in the NFL. Six-teen. How do these guys tie their shoe laces in the morning without help ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Judging by the commercials, Nutrisystem for Men.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Ha.

    Your one-liner shots crack me up MBP.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    So is a 17 good?

    Wow these guys are dumb. I've always been a terrible test taker and I'm horrible at math (sorry doc), but that was easy (and I even timed myself).

    Just a thought, but maybe these guys should try going to class once in a while when in college. Jebus.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Ordered my Bears Blog T-shirt just now(a little late I know)...Can't freakin' wait for training camp baby!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Bear Down (in my pants)

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Doing it on ESPN in Prime Time.

    It's like going to the golf course with your pals. On the first tee, you are up first. You walk slowly, tee the ball up - get out your big bertha driver slowly and announce this will be your biggest shot ever. Then you turn such that the ball will fly at your buddies. They laugh, thinking you are kidding around. Then you pull back a gigantic swing and launch a rocket off the tee, full power right into your pal's nutsack at 100mph. He doubles over screaming in pain, and you calmly get in the golf cart and announce you needed a new challenge.

    That's Lebron and Dan Gilbert.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwohf_5ofvc&feature=related

  • In reply to gpldan:

    A ball in one ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    This Lebron fiasco doesn't happen in the NFL. No one player could hold the whole league hostage like that, and then send a clear message that the NBA is a player's league, not an owner's league so forcefully and with such a giant 'fuck you'.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That one is hit DEEP! Going, going, GONE! Waaay up in the cheap seats!

    You nailed that one, GP. Kudos!

    OBTW, screw the 4-Letter Network. You KNOW they knew what was up and just tried to string it out because it became their own "LeBron Show". And as late as yesterday evening they were trying to make it seem like their Chris Broussard (who stinks out loud as an air personality) had this pegged right all along.

    HAH!

    You all know I DETEST Steven A. Smith but I also give credit where credit is due: He called Lebron to Miami in no uncertain terms over a week ago. No "if, ands, maybes, buts" or "still could be New York"s when he said it. He left no "fallback position" . He was THE definitive soothsayer on this matter and ESPN is, typically, taking ownership of a story they absolutely did not own.

    Of course, that's kind of ironic justice since Steven A. has been guilty of that particular form of journalistic larceny a couple of times himself.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    What a selfish prick...

    Chris Broussard said on ESPN Friday that a big reason that LeBron James didn't sign with the Bulls is that they didn't offer enough perks for LeBron's family and friends.

    One of LeBron's buddies was hired by the Cavaliers and he wanted his entourage to be able to travel on the Bulls' tab, but the team, according to Broussard, said 'we didn't do that for Michael Jordan, so we're not doing it for you.'

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    No love for Sonic the Hedgehog

    http://sports.espn.go.com/fantasy/football/ffl/story?page=nfldk2k10no1pick

  • In reply to gpldan:

    In other much more interesting news, besides the fucking Lebron circus, the oracle cephalopod has just picked my Espana side to win the cup. The thing is 7-0 for the WC, so I can already start celebrating the win.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Have a slice of lemon and some banana pepper rings ready...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Did you know that octopuses (not octopi) are smarter than the smartest breeds of dog. Kind of bad... when you think about how delicious they are (if prepared correctly).

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Maybe dogs are too... never tried any but them like 'em in SE Asia.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Deer placenta too, but I'm trying it anytime soon.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Missing a pretty significant "not" in there.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I love bacon too, so watching "Babe" depresses the shit out of me. Thankfully, there are no fish in "Nemo" that I eat at Sushi Ichiban.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I never saw a dog complete the Rubix cube without pulling the stickers off first. Jack Russells are sly little fucks. They're all like, "Uh, can you go get me a bone? I'll have this done before you get back" - and then you come back and it's done, but there's tooth marks on all the stickers.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I had a JR before we got our two Bull Terrorists two years ago... and he was indeed a sly little fuck. He once completed a Sunday paper crossword puzzle in under 5 minutes... upside down.

    Deep Placenta MBP? Yumy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Speaking of mans best friend, I picked up my English Bull Mastiff puppy at the airport yesterday. Can't wait to get her trained. If some crack smoking bastard ever decides to pull some shit on ME there WILL be blood, guaranteed. With a dad 220lbs and a mother 160lbs she should be quite capable of separating some bone from flesh.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Quite capable of producing an inordinate amount of dog crap!

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Yeah Murph I know but we have crack heads on the loose in my town. They shot and killed a 71 year old customer at one of my locations and mugged two others at another.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-az45DqjsE&feature=related

    These dogs used to go to battle with their masters and are known as THE best guard dogs.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I don't know your source, but obviously THESE are the best guard dogs. I have two.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIKaIriiK8w

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Love the french bullies posse. While ferocious and tenacious, the Mastiff is what I need for my situation. Have had frenchies and love them.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac, the BM is a greeeat dog... but I really think that you should look into this little beauty instead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__JkOUheyVk

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And as Murph says... it produces a lot less poop. Just pick up your brass (if you'd like) and mosie.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I dunno about that, MB30...speaking for myself, it would produce alot of poop.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I have that angle covered MB. Just needed to make sure the straggles don't get away.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    stragglers and wounded will not be left unattended

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    The mastiff has teeth and strength; frenchies have gas and are convenient to trip over.
    I say it's a tossup.
    The wife and I really would like to have a Mastiff too, but not until our daughter is much older.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    they are great around kids but clumsy.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yeah, that's my concern; the frenchies are bad enough and the biggest only weighs 35 lbs.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm going to leave you boys with 2 cold hard facts on this beautiful saturday:
    1. i'm heading out to golf with the boys and the wife is out of town with the baby. There will be blood.
    2. 11-5 and into the playoffs. Believe. That.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I might believe that.. Tell me who we beat and who we lose to.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    When your team is made up of the two best clubs in the world, you're definitely in with a shout.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Lebron to the Miami Heat... I have to say I'm dissapointed. I would have been happy to see him play in Chicago because it could have given us a great opportunity, but I have to respect players who stay in their hometowns. Lebron could have gone down as the face of a generation of basketball in Cleveland... now he'll have a great career but he won't have that kind of a legacy.

    On the flip side. What's up with Cleveland not picking up some free agent muscle to keep Lebron local?

  • In reply to mottystone:

    "there's talk on the street
    it sounds so familiar
    Great Expectations
    Everybody's watching you..."

    oh oh oh, Johnny come lately, you're the New Bear in Town

    Everybody loves you, so don't let them down...

  • I thought I would throw in Cooley only to make the offer enticing. I had the same thought on tate you did. Seeing you recognize his potential, I withdraw my offer. Darn.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Thanks guys, really. I may fill you all down the road.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Keep your chin up Trac, we're all pulling for ya!

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