Where Have I Been?

Some of you out there are destined to start bashing me for my limited posting this past few weeks.  So let me explain where I am these days, in two parts.

Part I: I Write For the Theatre
And that's going pretty well these days.  A musical I've co-written entitled Red Clay will be part of The New Works Festival at Theatreworks in Palo Alto, California in August.  Being that these times completely lack in news production, it requires a bit of creativity to concoct something interesting for a lot as feisty as ya'll.  That creativity is elsewhere but it shall return!

Part II: I Love Soccer...
...and more specific international soccer.  The World Cup makes the Super Bowl look like a high school football game in Nutley, New Jersey.  It is a month of immersion in a beautiful game.  It's hard during this month for me to think about my other sport passions: da Bears, golf...etc.  I promise a return to form on July 12th.

And let's be honest...there's nothing happening in Bearsland.  And who wants me to waste their time with a bunch of "I hope the Bears win" columns?  If news of note breaks, I'll be here.  In the meantime, talk amongst yourselves.  Also feel free to email me if you have a column idea that you think will interest the fans.  I'm more than happy to give you the space for a few days. 

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  • Jay Cutler vs Vikings:

    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/da-bears-blog/2010/06/where-have-i-been.html#comments

  • Hey Jeff, what about which team is to beat in the NFC north? I mean, which team is going to give us the most problems? Jw.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Is it ask Larry time 85? Sorry couldn't help myself.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    lol I was just thinking of something to talk about.. you know, I get bored and I still haven't helped Irish out with pictures.. and I am sure we all want football to start... IF we lose our first game.. Can I cry? jw.. lol

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Gotta love this video or Iron Mike.

    http://deadspin.com/5565028/mike-ditka-gets-annoyed-with-idiocy-of-airplane-passengers-on-recent-flight-video

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Aromashadudo highlights:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW_QD3i5iik&feature=related

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Should be our premier go-to receiver. No questions about that guy. In Shabba we trust. Cutler's arm is unbelievable.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    The video looked more like a Jay Cutler highlight reel. Some of the plays he made with his feet with little to no protection from the oline were unbelievable.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    WHAT?! Blogfather has a LIFE? Of ALL the FREAKIN' NERVE!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Hear, hear, Irish!

    Aromashodu had 24 catches for 298 yards and 4 TDs last season. Hardly the stats of a #1 guy, right?

    However, 22 of the catches, 282 yards and ALL of the TDs came in the last 4 games of the season when Cutler, (who knew what Aroma was capable of in TRAINING CAMP as opposed to that renowned mis-evaluator of talent, Lovie Einstein) started looking for him on a regular basis.

    So, you don't have to be Euclid or Pythagorus to extrapolate those 4 games (which includes a lowly 2 catches for 10 yards at the Ravens) into a full season by multiplying by a factor of 4 which gives you: 96 catches for 1182 yards and 16 TDs!

    I admit that may be an optimistic, oversimplification but even if you dial the multiplier back to a more conservative factor of 3.5 you get: 80+ catches, almost 1,000 yards 14 TDs.

    Anybody think THOSE are stats aren't worthy of a #1 wideout?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    The guy fights for YAC. His size and speed reminds me of Sidney Rice. Lets just hope he can mirror his stats. Shabadabadooo

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    To all my fellow Fathers out there, "HAPPY FATHER'S DAY".

    Remember, men:
    Just like gettig old, Fatherhood "...ain't for sissies!"

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    OHHHHHH You got that right Al.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Here hear to that Al! Jebus - get ready Irish.

    Also, because jeff brought it up (I know, all you guys are sick of me talking soccer... VUVUZELA!!!), I'm going to put it down here that my underdog Cote de Ivore beats Brazil 2-1 today. BOOM!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sorry MB, maybe next time.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I know Trac. That was a different team than the one that played Portugal tough. They were intimidated and scared of that Brazil side. Just a terrible, terrible showing. They were my underdog pick of the cup. Oh well.

    Not at all impressed with Brazil this year though. I know they keep saying Donga is coaching them like a 'traditional' team, but just not the same as the usual Brazil... miss the circus of soccer freaks.

    No idea who's going to take the cup this year. All the traditional power-houses are starting to falter, Spain, Italy, France (don

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    sorry for the typo... Dunga. Maybe his wife calls him Donga?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's hard to not root for New Zealand. They can win everything - unless they play USA, of course.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Brazil is the only team outside of Europe to win the Cup MB. I hope you didn't mortgage your Bears memorabilia on them.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Hold up. Uruguay (1930,1950), Argentina (1978,86).

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Damn Wikipedia.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Thanks Irish. Sorry Trac, was going to hit you with that one but Irish beat me to it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Would you guys forgive me if I said "what I meant to say" was that no team outside of Europe and S.America has ever won the cup.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Argentiiiiiinnnnaaaaa !! Gooooooooooooooooooooool !

    Italy should have been beaten by NZ which is something I never thought I'd ever say. France have disgraced their country, England ditto. Looks to be between Brazil and Argentina, with Mr. Messi being the difference between them.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Agree... I think Agentina has a shot. Portugal put on a clinic this morning, but it was against KJI boys... so not saying too much, but still... 7 goals. Damn.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/198031-broncos-the-nfls-cheapest-team?xid=cnnbin&hpt=Sbin

    Interesting huh? Maybe gives us purview into why our management does some of the seemingly idiotic things it does. Two words... Cash. Money.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    While I pretty much agree, I think it a bit hasty to count out the Dutch at this point. Or the Germans.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQhWBsivmK8&feature=player_embedded

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Three catches other routine easy balls, *one* play with significant yards after catch, and unless I missed something, *not a single broken tackle* in the entire video.

    Sorry, but I don't see what the big deal is here.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Watch it again and tell me he isn't afraid of contact. He also has the size and strength to run through tacklers and he is capable of catching balls that Hester and Knox can only dream about. He gives Cutty a much larger target area to throw to which is a huge factor for quarterbacks.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    +1

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Red Clay, "Book and Lyric's written by Mr. Jeff Hughes". Way to go Jeffie. Football extroadinaire, Blogger, Super Fan, Author, Play write. Can I say Renaissance Man?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    A play about Rosa Parkes. I heard that bitch started sitting in the disabled seats too ... seriously, give 'em an inch ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Wait. What?

  • In reply to Shady:

    Gotcha, Shady.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    So is there going to be some Freddie Hubbard in the mix, or just the same old big band we hear in every other "jazz infused" musical?

  • In reply to mottystone:

    "Johnny come lately, you're the new bear in town, everybody loves you, so don't let them down..."

    Cutler can make some sick throws. Imagine having DA to throw to all season, Hester and Knox actually running vertical routes, and plenty of checkdowns to a healthy Forte and Cheeto.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    Jeff, i knew you weren't ignoring us. You either had a life that you had to live or you were simply murdered by #16. It was as simple as that.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    I really wish the Bears traded a conditional 3rd or 4th round draft pick to the Saints for Tackle Jammal Brown...they also could've paired this move with another trade, giving a 7th round pick to the Dolphins for Guard Justin Smiley. Are the Bears kidding?? Either (or both) of these moves would give us much more confidence in our line this season. Maybe Angelo just cannot touch any future pick options b/c of his possibly short remainder as GM. I still think the Jammal Brown trade would've been worth it for us no matter what.

  • In reply to DaBears23:

    A second rounder for Brandon Marshall could have given us bragging rights for best first string team in the NFL ...

    Top QB.

    Two #1 RBs in the backfield.

    Two top receivers ... and Hester/Knox.

    Best front 7 in football?

    Promising O-line if we bench the bust-up grandads and toss the omelette.

    Beautiful fans. Ahem.

  • In reply to DaBears23:

    Rashied Davis makes two catches in practice and Larry Mayer is prompted to write an article about how he's "stepping up."

    In the name of God ...

    I won't bother pasting the link. It's an article about how Rashied is engraving his name on that sixth receiver spot.

    Get Bent Larry.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Didn't he catch the game winning touchdown when we played Atlanta in 08?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    no we couldn't hold that lead all 11 seconds.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    That's what I'm sayin FT.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Yes, he did catch what SHOULD have been the game-winner but he statrted going downhill right after that and became the absolute KING of the "dropped-what-would-have-been-a-first-down-on-a-3rd-down pass" plays. He absolutely killed drive after drive with drops the rest of that season.

  • In reply to DaBears23:

    When you fork out $140 million for three guys over thirty, including a TE who's just had his knee evacuated, there is as they say sweet fanny adams left over with which to plug up the holes in your team. Now I ask you :

    Would you prefer ...

    a) A 30 year old non-juicing Julius Peppers

    or

    b) Brandon Marshall & O.J. Atogwe & any O-lineman that was available this off season, whilst keeping Alex Brown and Wale ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Hmm.. Brandon Marshall just needs one more problem to happen and he is out of the NFL

    O.J just had surgery and has never been to the probowl.

    Alex Brown and Wale were dependable but never got to the qb like Peppers did.

    Who will help the secondary more ? Jp or Alex Brown and Wale?

    I still think Wale comes back to the bears but I bet he can't beat out Indojie or Wootten. Yes, I think the rook will do great..even better than Anderson.

    We should be able to develop a guard. If we can't then something is really wrong. Plus, why in the hell did we get Mike Tice?

    The Bears made safe yet daring moves. They went with JP, Chester, and Manana because the others were more of a risk.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I think we have the upgrades for the O-line already sitting on the bench. I get why they didn't go hog wild in that respect. Wooten probably keeps Wale out of reach.

    Lots of our players have never been to a Pro-bowl, but we don't have a stand-up NFL starting FS (unless you count Chris Harris - who also is not a pro-bowler).

    Marshall got married and took guardianship of his cousin. He wasn't a drinking/drugging wild man, he's cool. We just didn't have the cash to sign him sadly.

    I'm glad we have Pep/CT/Manu, but that's a lOT of wedge for three guys in their thirties. Just sayin ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Maybe.. but if you don't like it then just wait till next year.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    The World Cup makes the Super Bowl look like a high school football game in Nutley, New Jersey? Really? Really? I know soccer is a fun and all but what kind of sport doesn't allow you to use your hands?

    American football is by far superior to the fancy pants floppers out on the "pitch". I have a Chicago Bears football jones and this world cup hype just ain't cutting it.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    My analysis:

    I see a physical WR who fights for the ball with the mindset to push through tacklers and a strong desire to run up field. I see a WR with the an instinctive awareness and desire to make it to the 1st down marker who doesn't quit or run out of bounds after the catch who seems to welcome contact with defenders. Do we have anybody else on the roster with his skills, size and strength at the WR position?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    +1

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Soccer? God damn, Jeff.

    Why is it that this young generation loves that sport and my old generation despises it almost universally?

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    I'm pretty young but hate soccer. I think it's just a sport people love and some hate.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I player soccer as a kid growing up in SA and Australia so I understand the skill level these world class players have. And fit, you try running up and down a soccer field for 1 hr. Rugby is my favorite though, talk about strenght and stamina.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    My favorite is football. That's why I'm here.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    When I said favorite I meant from a team physical shape perspective.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Do you like watching movies about gladiators as well?

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    You mean that American game that has almost nothing whatever to do with feet?

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    No, I mean if you put half of the NFL players in the Sahara Desert for more than 5 minutes they wouldn't make it.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    :o)

    And that's just standing still ! Imagine playing in it ...

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Almost every kid on the planet plays football/soccer. It's the universal/global sport. Great for fitness. You don't even need a football. Newspaper and twine and a few square yards to play on. Jumpers for goalposts. I'll be Zico, you be Maradona ... aah sweet.

  • Attack? Who? When? Where? Let me at em Jeff, I'll protect you.

    Was it a Marine Corps definition of attack?
    http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/terror.htm

    Or was it this kind of an attack?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uooMH0g_OUE&feature=related

  • Hmmm...Let us take inspiration from the classics:

    JULIUS (SEIZURE).

    PAPA (BEAR'S) DELICATE CONDITION.

    (BEAR) FOOT IN THE PARK.

    12 ANGRY MEN,( + 10.)

    (22) FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    You forgot the "BAD NEWS BEARS".

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I don't think that was ever a stage play, Trac.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    How about BEARS? You know, like CATS. BEARS.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    You'd have a lot of law suits on your hands there boys!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Wow, Portugal 7, Axis of Evil 0.

    I strongly suggest North Korea's players defect.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Note to N.Korea : This is exactly the kind of lopsided ass kicking it's going to be if you don't back up off S.Korea and go sit in your cage.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    You got that right FT. I would like to know why in thee hell we bother to even have an Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps if we don't wipe ass turds like Ill Kim off the map?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Why should it be our sons being killed to get rid of him?

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    No oil in Korea? BOOM!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Because they can actually fight back. BOOM!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Didn't one of their fans have a sign that said
    "Kim Il Jong thinks I'm at work!" ?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Haha Kim Jong Il thinks I'm at work. Priceless.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Haha Kim Jong Il thinks I'm at work. Priceless.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    4 of them already have!

  • From Rotoworld:

    Free agent WR Devard Darling says the Seahawks, Raiders, Rams and Bears are showing interest in him right now.

    Darling was drafted by the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL, but he didn't even know his name was in the draft. He subsequently released a statement saying his torn ACL is completely rehabbed and he won't be playing in the UFL. He'd be a long shot to make an NFL roster even if he gets a tryout. The 2004 third-round pick of the Ravens has 37 career catches.

    Can anybody say CHAMPIONSHIP!!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Joseph, it seems a little hypocritical for you to be cynical about the Bears possible interest in an unproven WR, when you have another unproven WR for your Avatar tied to the post... just sayin.. :)

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Unproven, Darling has 37 receptions and 578 yards in SEVEN SEASONS. He's 28 years old coming off a torn ACL. I'll give the rook a shot to make the squad before this scrub. If the Bears are gonna bring in a Free Agent, then why the fuck isn't T.O. on this team. Instead we are competing to get this guy with the shittiest teams in the NFL (Seahawks, Raiders, Rams). I thought we were all set Jerry Angelo?? This is the type of shit that pisses me off! Plus Freddie Barnes put up video game numbers in college, he's gotta be decent.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I don't think we're competing with anybody for anyone. The kitty is clearly empty after overpaying for three guys in their thirties albeit Chester was a good deal. Surely breaking out a few more bucks for T.O. wouldn't kill them though. We have ONE receiver who can stretch the field. That is not good.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Here's the issue guys. The organization that SHOULD be taking care of these lunatics is completely neutered and useless. Sanctions are so watered down and worthless that they bring zero fear, results, or success. Without a powerful body that can bring the smackdown, the only other possibility is military force... which as SC mentioned, is a an unenviable position for the US to be in. Clean up your own mess China for fuck sake

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The issue is education MB. History is no longer taught using the well sources as instructional material and students only get biased commentary without ever seeing or hearing the historical facts and evidence's. For crying out loud, the White House just had a press secretary resign when she was caught glorifying Moa(the Chinese guy that shot his political enemies in the head).

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    This goes both ways of course, Trac. You've got glorification of psychopathic lunatics like Che or Mao on one hand, and comedies like Domino Principles and Red Menaces on the other.

    But don't get me wrong - I absolutely agree with you that the core problem is reliance on propaganda instead of facts.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Dude, seriously? Che? Fucking legend! Power to the people!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://beargoggleson.com/files/2009/11/ditka-flipping-bird-236x300.jpg

    Who went to the show this weekend again... Shady? How was it?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I got hit by Hurricane Ditka.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    What do you suggest SC? A world wide apology tour? I was in the Marine Corps and trust me, I knew the risks before I shipped off to boot camp. When I grew up I was taught the difference between good and evil and sometimes only an ass kicking can rectify certain situations. Some people don't have the makeup to put on a uniform for the right reasons, I understand that.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I suggest that we stop behaving like imperial imbeciles and get our troops out of "nation building", to say nothing of the insane concept of a war against a noun. A mission for which success cannot be defined cannot be accomplished, and persisting in them is the epitome of folly.

    And by the way, thank you for your service to our country.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    They say that every great empire fell because of their standing armies. The USA has bases in 130 out of 190 possible countries. Is that what Americans want?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Being 'taught' the difference between right and wrong is no different to brain-washing sometimes Trac. There was huge support for the invasion of Iraq at the time (not by me) - that's what it was, not a liberation, there was no exit plan or any plan for what to do once the army had been overcome. Was it 'right' as a lot of sheep were led to believe? No way. A stable country that was of no threat to America was razed to the ground and is now in complete shite and disarray. All so that Bush could bring the public a head on a plate and an excuse to introduce the blatantly fascist 'Patriot' Bill and Homeland security etc. All designed to take away YOUR freedoms and not to protect the USA from some imaginary Axxis of evil. And is it 'right' to support the brutal Aaprtheid regime of the Israelis? People who have never been occupied can't seem to see when it's wrong. That's fucking Palestine we're talking about - it's THEIR country and the Israelis just moved in, took over and went back on every single promise that was made to the Palestinians. All a matter of perspective. One planet. One people. One love.

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Did you find that history book in a box of Lucky Charms there Irish? Let's just leave politics for the other millions of blogs out there.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Brilliant Shady, just brilliant. Gotta give Shady props for that one Irish, even if you are having to fight the urge to deliver a scathing reply. I love comic relief. Maybe we air drop some George Carlin pamphlets over Mecca to shed some light on these matters.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I don't get it. People can string off a huge order of food at McDonalds but can't string 5 syllables together for my man Shabba.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    We all pick sides Irish.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Not me dude. I'll be sittin' on the fence playing my zitar, surrounded by hand-maidens and singing songs of love. Although Frank Zappa pointed out that hasn't gotten us anywhere ....

  • To fight for flag and country Doc. Not for a college degree, not to meet chicks.

  • My point exactly Doc. If the politicians would stop using the Military for their social experiments and use them to protect this country like illegal drug dealers and smugglers coming across our borders I may agree with you.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    +1

  • Spain is playing with Honduras like a cat toys with a mouse. Very cheeky.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yeah, but they just couldn't convert. Should have been a 6-nil game trac. Better pull their heads out if they want to do well against a big boy.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Sit your ass DOWN! You are a JOKE!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SBFb7xgfg8&feature=related

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP, did you catch the last 2-3 seconds of that clip... what in thee fuck was that?!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    A vicadin addict? Shit man, Rush Limbaugh is one of those. It's like it's not even a crime anymore. I say we sign him:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5311832

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'd be more worried about WHY he needed the vicodin. His knees are shot and he's pretty slow.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Isn't fair to say that 99% of these guys chew Vicodin like gum?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Probably.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Finally, a read on the pulse of the team. Lance Briggs, the Gen. McCrystal of the Bears?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/06/22/briggs-bears-have-different-attitude-under-tough-sob-marinelli/

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    South Africa might just pull it off MB.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Brilliant effort Trac. Should have been 4-1 with a birth to the next round. Oh well, not bad for a team ranked 82 in the world i guess.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah.. it's kind of a shame. But I have yet to see a prettier goal than the first on in this World Cup scored by RSA. What a damn shot!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Whoooooaaaaaa

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Never in modern history have so few dominated so many so thoroughly. The Jews are outnumbered 35 to 1, and they still dominate the Arabs. How humiliating it must be for the Arabs not to be able to defeat such an outnumbered foe! Furthermore, it has not mattered that the Arabs succeeded in bringing the Russia into the conflict on their side. Even though the Arabs were trained and equipped by the Russians, they have not been able to defeat Israel.

    Does anyone here sense the Presence of Almighty God? Surely, no one who carefully considers this matter can reach no other conclusion. It would seem to me that, if the Arabs simply lined up 200 million people, armed with anything, they could overwhelm Israel with their sheer numbers. Yet, they do not, and God's protection is the only reason the Arabs cannot win.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Since y'all know I'm not a god fearin' man... I chalk it up to the two following things Trac:

    * Israelis are a tough bunch of mo fos who've had to learn how to defend themselves over the millennia

    * Arabs are a disorganized, undisciplined, bunch driven by insecurity and insignificance

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    FYI: About a third of Israel was purchased in legitimate real estate transactions before the creation of the State of Isreal. The Arabs/Palestinians selling thought they were dumping worthless tracts of sand and laughed up their sleeves at the folks they sold to. The Israelis brought in water, made the land habitable, profitable,had the last laugh and the Arabs have been pissed ever since.

    then there's Yassir Arafat. What a GREAT leader. Led the Palestinians for what, 40 years and they wound up with ZERO. ZIP. NADA.
    Yassir, on the other hand became a VERY wealthy man a long the same lines as that other well-known, lying, scheming race-merchant, the "reverend" Jesse Jackson.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    "Reverend" - I love that. We have a guy like that in Northern Ireland, the "Reverend" Ian Paisley. It's just a title you buy to make you ...eh ... revered. Hmmm.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Getting away from the politics of life...

    This is equally as scary: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/198291-the-nfls-first-300-pound-linebacker?eref=fromSI

    And di you guys see that Steve Smith broke his arm playing flag football. That guy's a jackass.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    A fat lineman standing up does not a linebacker make.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    and then there's this... sounds good on paper: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/198295-new-monsters-of-the-midway

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Aaaaand, this: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/198290-grossman-gives-redskins-insurance

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yeah, Steve Smith. Broke the same arm he did last season.

    To quote that Wascelly Wabbitt: "What a MAROON!"

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Well since we are talking about non-Bears stuff anyway;
    This is pretty funny. Here is a link about this random girl in Chicago and her blog okay:

    http://www.care2.com/c2c/people/profile.html?pid=236199050

    Notice especially how she is all Buddhist, save the animals, and hates Drunk Drivers right

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Irony is what it is, eh?

  • In reply to dutsami:

    People who place animals higher than people are always fucked up. Nice find, and proof that most people are full of shit.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Agreed (see how I did that?)

  • In reply to dutsami:

    I guess this would be kinda like knocking on your ex-wife's door after she leaves you to shack up with another guy.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/06/22/alex-brown-gets-a-cold-reception-in-chicago/

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    How awkward

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    And when she answers the door, you notice she has some toothpaste on her shirt.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    You couldn't write that story up better in a movie script. Absolutely classic.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    i tried to log on to her site so i could leave a comment but, alas, Alia is not currently accepting comments from the general public. Maybe because she helped kill someone. It was probably Bush's fault that she got drunk and caused that fatal crash. Those damn Bush's.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Okay, back to the Bears.

    A lot is being made of the fact that our Defense isn't made to play opposite the type of offense Martz uses. Well, that can depend. It works fine as long as you still win the field position game and don't make the stupid turnovers (ie. redzone or 1st, 2nd down). Look at Indy, they run a pass-intensive, quick strike offense chock full of young guys at WR, throw to the TE a lot, and play a Cover 2 based Defense.

    Now, I know we don't have Peyton Manning, I get it; but it does prove you don't have to pound the ball or run the FB Dive every 3rd and short to have an effective pairing with the Cover 2. I really wish Denver would have just cut Orton and hitched their wagon to the Tebow/Quinn train so we could have picked him up. Not only is Orton the ideal backup QB but we could sub him in whenever we got in the red-zone; Orton can make all the throws inside the 20 and Cutler not being in while we are in the red zone would cut his INTs in half just like Jeff was wanting!

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Interesting FT. I also would have loved to have kept Orton as a usable back up. I like your idea of having him play red-zone QB. I wonder if that's ever been done before. I bet Cutty wouldn't be to happy about have thousands of yards and only a few TDs though.

    Btw, RIP Manute Bol... since we talked about him a few strings ago. Guess he didn't pull through. Bummer.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    As long as we're waaaaay off topic, here's the schedule for my favorite live band. Big John Bates and the Voodoo Dollz. They play souped up Rockabilly, Rock and Punk. The Voodoo Dollz are two burlesque dancers that come out and shake what they got while the band wails away. Highly Entertaining!! If they are playing anywhere near you it's worth the time and effort to see them.

    www.bigjohnbates.com/tourdate.html

    I'm not going to get into any politics. If you guys are looking for a good rental, Green Zone with Matt Damon is very good.

    Come on Training Camp!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Thanks for the movie tip. Keep 'em coming people. I have a very special one for all of you. There's a French actress called Dany Verissimo (District 13) who is just the most beautiful creature I've ever seen. She used to make more 'arty' films shall we say, when she was known as Ally Mac Tyrana. Download and enjoy 'Ally' by John B. Root. Elle est formidable.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    With you on Orton. I was hoping things wouldn't really work out for him in Denver so we could get him back - we're in big trouble if Cutler goes down. That's funny - bringing Orton on for the red zone plays. And it might also be genius.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    In fairness Trac, it's not hard to dominate even if you're outnumbered 35 to 1 when you've got a super-power at your back supplying you with Apache gunships.

    Doesn't God love us all Trac? If there really was a God taking sides then that's a God I want no part of. Love thy neighbour as thyself. Thou shalt not kill etc.

    If God really loved us there'd be football 12 months a year. Off-season is purgatory.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

    Most people reject God because they want to make up their own rules and can't stand to be told what to do. God has nothing to do with our sin Irish, we own every once of it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    For those of you offended by my postings, "move along please, nothing to see here".

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    There is a history behind this; it's called Nekama's Troll Hammer and it is the best thing I ever saw in an internet newsgroup/blog:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1688255/posts

    I particularly love the last sentence of point 8. If you can find the original Little Green Footballs thread in which this appears, I recommend reading a little of the context.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    So because the Jews lived in Palestine 2000 years ago they can just march right back in 2000 years later and claim squatter's rights? Sorry dude, that's no argument. Oppressive occupation - pure and simple. Like my man Jimmy Carter says : Apartheid.

    And boo yah sucks to France - what a waste of space.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I think you're 100% wrong, but you are most assuredly entitled to and free to express your pov.

    Thanks SC. Irish, did you read SC's link? Summed it up much better than I did with the real facts lad, not all the propaganda... sorry.

    Finally, let me sum up my feelings about your statement thusly Irish

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    So I went to the see Da Bears, Da Story Dat Wasnt.

    Sadly, I can see why this was NOT made into a movie. Not that great, also DA coach didnt show up to the second show, so Keith Van Horn subbed in with a fake mustache which was pretty funny.

    10-1 odds Da Coach was too hammered to go on. Pretty much everyone on stage was really, really drunk.

    They really let the fans interact with them, they did a little q&a and an auction to benefit various charities..so it was all good.

    One of the funniest moments, Robert Smigl did some cartoons and one was of the one of the superfans with a beer helmut that also had fries in it that rolled down a tube into his mouth...

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Nice, I knew it was one of the regs. Bummer about the show DM. At least you went.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Now that I think about it, maybe we should get Rosa Parks to play guard for us. She knows a thing or two about not moving from her place. And Malcolm can teach Shaba about picking a last name that's easier to spell. Dr. King can teach Lovie how to look interested when speaking into a microphone. And we can get half the civil rights movement to teach Olson how not to get discouraged when someone puts up a resistance.

  • AB costs McCray his job

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5312088

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I agree with what someone else said earlier GP. Either roll with the changes we made and don't look back(too late now anyway) or we should have never acquired Peppers and kept Wale and Brown. I hate that Brown had to go, it sure says something when the SuperBowl Champs look like they want to start him at DE.

  • Didn't you ever see "Stripes" Doc.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    "We're soldiers; but we're American soldiers. We've been kickin' ass for 200 years. We're 10 and 1"

    "Well, my name's Dewey Oxburger. My friends call me Ox. I dont know if you've noticed, but I got a slight weight problem."

    BAAAAHAHAHAHAaaa.... fucking brilliant movie.

  • +1

    Damn. I'm likin' it boys. Health & education & people first before all secret wars etc.

  • Does anyone on the board really and truly think there are countries out there that would be foolish enough to attack the USA? Mutually. Assured. Destruction. Three very heavy words that scare everybody.

    Wars should be carried out in cage fighting or on the grid-iron. This would not necessarily favor the USA -as you could have 189 countries declaring war on you. The really small countries would field their best national team, but when it comes to knocking off Slovenia you're down to fielding some High School team from Poughkeepsie.

  • As far as I could tell when I was over there, the US had already won the Iraq war. We were just flying around moving soldiers and equipment around. No one was killed and the only people who got injured weren't paying attention around heavy equipment.

  • Everything was pretty well covered by the time I came in. Sometimes it's best to keep quiet. This seems like one of them.

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