Camp Thoughts From an Outsider

I'm basing the following impressions on smatterings of video, coach interviews, Tweets galore, first-hand accounts from friends and articles from everybody who has set foot in Bourbonnais.

  • The Bears seem completely settled at the tackle positions, with Frank Omiyale set to start on the right side.  This immediately becomes the spot to watch for the first couple preseason games.
  • Caleb Hanie has impressed people but the Bears have a long line of guys who've impressed in the summer. (Does Mike Hass have a professional catch yet?)  The back-up quarterback, especially the young ones, are given the bulk of the preseason to show they're game-ready.  Caleb's about to show us all.
  • From all reports, Cutler and the receivers have been sharp.  This is a far cry from last summer.  Most reports also state that Cutler's been brilliant in the red zone.  If the Bears pull off that miracle, they're going to the playoffs.
  • I'm hearing too much about Rashied Davis.  Just way too much.
  • I don't hear anything about Mark Anderson, while Israel Idonije and Henry Melton are drawing praise for their speed and athleticism.  I still can't comprehend letting Alex Brown walk out the door and I don't imagine Mark Anderson will be able to sustain a starting position for very long.  Mark my words: the Bears will allow a big run off the left-edge and it'll piss me off.

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  • I have one free ticket to tomorrow's practice at Soldier Field for family day. Bear down!

  • In reply to Jokey:

    Jokey... dude... aaaaand?!?!? How was the practice. Please do tell.

  • If you haven't heard anything about Anderson, then you haven't been paying attention:

    --The good news for the Bears is that Mark Anderson

  • In reply to Behr34:

    What everyone meant to say, Behr, was welcome to DBB. The more the merrier. It's like an Appalachian mountain family on here. In a one-roomed cabin.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Max is a Hatfield. The rest of us are McCoys. Blogfather is Jed Clampett.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I was watching NFL Network on the '89 Niners. Steve Young, Rathman, Rice and Roger Craig. They came to the Windy City and put a 42-0 beatdown on the hapless TomSacked bears. Whose only discernible weapon was Dennis Gentry.

    I just reminded myself, prospects were once much much worse. Mucho mal.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    A little fact checking and a poor memory. 26-0 was the beatdown.

    That was the point that Ditka called his 1st rounder, a Clemson corner named Donnell Woolford, a bust - to the press. It's hard to imagine in today's league with the kind of money being handed 1st rounders, that a head coach would declare a rook a complete bust after 10 games in public. That was Ditka. I think he broke the kids spirit too, I can't remember much about his career after that.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh, but Ditka's other 1st rounder that he got for trading Willie Gault to the Raiders (Davis was a moron even back then) - turned into Florida's Trace Armstrong. That pick worked out a little better.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Trace *was* a pretty good player.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Donnell Woolford-way to bring it back GPL.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I assume you mean for that particular game, since Neal Anderson had a fine season in 1989:

    274 carries for 1,275 yards (4.7 avg)
    50 catches for 434 yards (8.7 avg)
    Total of 1709 yards from scrimmage with 15 touchdowns.

    I would call that a discernable weapon :-)

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    The man !

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    A funny, but disturbing pic.

    Take the fucking ridiculous, idiotic visor off for fuck's sake! Those things are useless and are actually usually detrimental to vision/play. I tried one for one practice in college

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Pocket rocket. Dennis Gentry was the man. What all small men can aspire to be.

    I was unconscious for '89 - I don't remember that. 42-0? Tomczak or Flutie?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Okay ... I should scroll down more ...

  • Behr, we have a rule here. Nothing off ChicagoBears.com. It's all bullshit.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    lmao he'll learn

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toe_the_line

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I do remember reading a tweet saying that Anderson has got in the backfield a few times but nothing special. To help you out Behr, he means don't believe what they say. Don't be scared to post stuff from there.. Just don't believe it

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Baby Bear helmets ! Sweet, Jokey ! Got to get me some of them.

    If Anderson is off the radar so be it, rather see Izzy in there anyway.

    This camp-body DE we just signed to a two-year contract is interesting, story-wise. Maurice Evans, 6'2, 264 lbs. Father stabbed to death when he was 4 months old. Undrafted free agent in 2009 (probably due to a small amount of cannabis being found at a shared apartment in Penn State when police were called to investigate loud music - he was suspended from the team.) Signed with the Giants, Bucs (twice!), Panthers and now the Bears. A 4.99 40 yd dash & 17 benches doesn't exactly set the world alight. Marinelli must not be impressed with somebody? Why an end ?

    Has the season started yet ?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Yeah, like a matching set of two. HA! You getting ready? Fucking better be!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Slowly but surely MB. I won't mind two babies screaming their heads off After midnight on Sundays though. Football, baby, football. I'll be waking THEM up with MY screaming. SHABBAAAAAAAAAAAAA !! WOOOOOOOOO !!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Hahahaha... Irish. I went out screaming too (though not literally). Can't wait to hear about how things really are in 4-5 months. Should be an interesting social study. I'm kinda pulling your leg a bit. It's going to be amazing for you, just tough work. I'd be interested to hear how the cultural differences play in all that. Anyway, wish you the best of luck with the birth(s) and the aftermath lad.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Cheers bud, you too. We're bringing a girl down from Burma to help out with the extra load. I really hope she looks like Forrest Gregg and not Jessica Alba. Might need my own blog for that ...

    Go Bears !!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Yeah, my wife nixed the "24 year old Swedish exchange student nanny" idea before I even had it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Almost there, folks. Long offseason slowly grinding to a halt.

    Almost time to see how it all plays out. Atleast the new madden comes out next tuesday to distract me for a few days until the official start of the pre-season-tease. brrsss

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Jeffe, when we getting shirts. Going to be representing at the BEARS / Chargers first preseason game, and want to rock my DBB shirt out.

    ETA por favor?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I'm working on em! A man has only so many hands!

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Understood. Was just hoping for an eta, not an actual delivery. Looking forward to seeing the new 'professional' design.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hey MB...i have family out in SD. if i can ever get out there, i'll look u up (first round on me)

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Deal man, deal.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    btw, I never mind balanced, unbiased analysis, but when every line drips with petulance and smug disrespect... especially when written from his home somewhere deep in minnysoada, I just have zero respect.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/don_banks/08/05/bears.postcard/index.html

    Hey don, I have two words for you... ass. hole.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i have 2 for him too: dick. head.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I was actually surprised it wasn't more negative. He's such a jackass. After being to Packer's camp and tooting Rodgers flute, I guess he was in a good mood. If Tommie is actually close to his old pro bowl form. our D will bring it. Yeah, our saftey's suck but they will look way better if the QB doesn't have enough time to autograph the ball before winging it. I'm stoked!

    One last thing about that Douchebag Banks, I'd be willing to bet he says more good things about the Lions than us. He makes Peter King look like a genius.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Video from today's practice is up. View was obstructed bit still took some good shots. Enjoy mon!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0kSQU521Xc

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Nice Joe. Fucking Danzig. Well done lad!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thanks MB. It was a toss up between Danzig or Johnny Cash, next time it's The Man in Black.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Great Vid! Nice tune, too. Danzig - Jim Morrison meets Metallica.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    nice!

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Classic! Nice one Joe. Greg Olsen practicing long snaps !! Finally, he might have found something he can actually do. Bada Bing !

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Thanks Joseph. Kinda felt like when I was a little kid at the zoo for the first time. You really get to see how huge some of our guys really are. Nothing like my view from the upper deck years ago.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I was going to mention this... and to Johnny's point in an earlier thread... did you see how fucking huge Lach looked. Damn man. He towered!

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Oh, and before I get off my high fucking horse and do some real work...

    Is this guy even fucking serious: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/john_lopez/07/29/hazing/index.html

    My sweet baby jebus, where do they find these fucking d-bags? 'Oh my goooooood!!!!! They're making these kids... carry SHOULDER PADS!!!!! Shave penises into their heads!?!?!??!?! NOOOOOOO!!!! Not that, anything but that!!!! That has to be some of the worst hazing I've ever heard of. I couldn't even read this whole idiotic article. It's playful team building you fucking tool... didn't you ever play ball or join a frat... oh, never mind. The fucking school band and/or yearbook staff probably didn't haze... or do anything fun for that matter. Ok, I feel better. thanks.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Here are the penis' by the way: http://larrybrownsports.com/football/on-second-thought-pats-rookies-should-count-their-blessings/26395

    Fucking brilliant!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hazing is totally gay. And English. It goes back to back to Victorian times, as does all WASP culture. A bunch of Quentin Ponsonby-Smythes in their boarding schools giving their new boys (called 'fags' - I kid you not) a hard time. Carrying a set of pads is okay. But anyone inserting anything into your rectal orifice needs to be knocked out for even suggesting it.

    Go Bears !!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Whoooooaaaaaa tiger... who in theee hell mentioned anything about anal rape!? I was talking about carrying pads, penis haircuts, and riding kids bikes.... I stop well well well well (etc...) before that. Ouch.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My frat didn't need to put that rule in writing, but there was definitely no touching the butt.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    I think that's a very very very good rule MBP

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That rule doesn't fly in Packers land.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Iglesias is frustrated by being sidelined with injuries. I'm more frustrated at Angelo for picking and coveting this kid. Minimal speed, average size, doesn't look to have any YAC ability, and looks like the second coming of Earl the Pearl Bennett. I know he's been on the Lovie reciever plan, meaning he won't see the field until his 3rd year, but I don't think this kid will ever be a starter.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Plus one Crown. Plus one. I'll bet my left nut he doesn't see the field this year. If he thinks he had problems with Turner's playbook ...

  • In reply to Crowned:

    +1

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    jonny Cash. Good choice as well Joe.

    Hey, that brings me to the non-football question of the week (since its 5 fucking am here - can't sleep)...

    If you could chose only one band/group/musician to listen to for the rest of your life, their whole anthology, but only them... who would it be?

    I know it

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Spinal Tap.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Interesting GP, why?

    btw, you can tell a lot about a person with this question.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://pix.motivatedphotos.com/2008/7/16/633517653611949801-Lulzcat---I-do-it-for-the-lulz---Moticats.jpg

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Cos they go all the way up to eleven.

    BTW GPL, if you love Spinal, try and check out 'More Bad News' from The Comic Strip Presents. Piss funny.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    My google news page is set to send me articles about the Bears... The most disgusting have always been those put together by gambling sites: Click

    How many times do I have to see the phrase "26 picks"? Also, you gotta love the Hunter Hillenmeyer inclusion in our top 3 LBs.

    Fuck Nevada in general, and fuck Vegas specifically.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Dude didn't even mention our best receiver. Tool.

    "The Bears are plus 1000 underdogs to win the NFC and are real longshots to capture the Super Bowl this year at plus 2250."

    I'm embarrassed to have to ask for explanation of a gambling term, but what does that mean ? Because that plus 1000 thing is going to happen if we don't get busted with injuries.

    And it should have read : "Urlacher will join both Hunter Hillenmeyer and Lance Briggs to make up one of the most devastating TWOsomes in football."

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    essentially, if you bet $100 on them to win the NFC, you'd win a/b $1000. make sense?

    and i'm seeing +1200 on a couple of sites. for the SB, NO was +1000 to win last year. but you have to make the bet before the season starts. after week 1, everything is shut down.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Thanks FQ - why don't they call it 10/1 then ? That's a crazy price for a three horse race, and without Favre it's basically a two horse race. Great value.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    there are different forms to it. the 1 you used is called fractional (accordingly). forgot what that 1's called

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Maceo Parker, Talking Heads, Van Morrison, Stevie Ray Vaughn, James Brown Band, Rush, and Parliment Funkadelic. I would start with that list and try to knock it down.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Only one? You're killing me...

    Zeppelin, I guess.

    I could go on for days arguing this one in my head.

    Next time, offer up a top 5.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Do you mean performers, composers, or either? The only one is a killer to be sure. *At this moment* I would pick

    For the former Chanticleer, for the latter Mozart

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Easy.
    Group : The Beatles.
    Artist : Stevland Hardaway Judkins. Mr. Stevie Fucking Wonder. 1972-1980

    Who's yours ?

    And remember, if you want to take the missus out for one last night before she pops MB ... Melissa Polinar is playing Market Creek Plaza - 404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, Saturday, August 7, 2010. This girl is awesome. Wish I could be there.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Wow-I can't believe I left Stevie off my list Irish, good work.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet band

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The reason I asked for one choice was because I wanted you to think about the evolution of that pick

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Siiiiiicccckkkkk list MB! Love your Reggae/Jazz/Beastie/Hard Core styles.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If you had of asked this question when I was a lot younger my answer definitely would have been very different MB. If I had a choice of just one, it would have to be one of the Classical Composers. Bach, Beethoven, Wagner....take your pick. A complex work of art requiring years and years of careful attention to every detail, note and arrangement in order to comprehend the full beauty. I would go crazy having to listening to anything else over an extended period of time with no variation.

    Doc, what's up with Bob Dylan? One would have to have an endless supply of ludes and gan-gee to listen to him for the rest of your life. Specially if you were marooned on a desert Island with one palm tree and a phone a graph. Yikes, nails on a blackboard would be easier to listen to.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Okay... I didn't want to setup up on my hip hop high horse, but this (no offense) pains me to read. There are some Beastie tracks I love... Don't get me wrong. The magic in these guys, was NEVER them. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty they didn't produce the beats they yelled over. I know Ricky R. had a hand in the first few.

    The iambic pentameter induced mono-syllabic rhyme scheme, enunciated with a crew-wide jump in on the last word of every line makes me want to shove icepicks in my ears. I never heard them evolve from that... Granted, i never bothered to listen to anything after the Hello Nasty nonsense. I appreciate what they did for white rappers, but I feel as though the only thing that evolved was the instrumentals.

    Before I bore the entire group with a top 5 hip hop artists, let's dive in to the Willie G artist selections on an island:

    Jethro Tull, Zep, Beatles, Floyd, Jimi, Gentle (mothafuckin) Giant, Guess Who, Parliament, Mayfield, Temptations, Smokey (mothafuckin) Robinson, Stevie, Bowie, Animals, Talking Heads, (Old) Genesis [pre Phil POS Collins], and YES [pre Owner of a Lonely Heart].

    Hip Hop (brace yourselves):

    Blackalicious, Aesop Rock, Aceyalone, Sage Francis, Latyrx, E-40 (for good measure), Run DMC, De La, Slick (mothafuckin) Rick, MF Doom, Ab Rude, The Coup, and (old) Atmosphere.

    If you haven't heard of the above... I emplore you.

    Love,

    Willie

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Oh, I'm down willie.

    You have the magic of the beasties wrong and you obviously haven't listened to many of the lyrics for a while (, but I get the basic jist of what you're saying. I respectfully submit Sure Shot for you:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hmm. I think we can do better than the Beasties' thoughts in AABB :

    Alexander Pope ?

    How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
    The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
    Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
    Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd;

    Now if a rapper decided to lift all of Mr. Pope's rhymes and drop them over a beat ...

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Lots of typos... See what happens when you bring up music? I get all #16ish... And quick.

    LOL. GO BEARS.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    Run DMC for me. KRS One had his place. Timbaland was a poet before he was a pimp. But any talk of Hip Hop must include the Electro UK albums. And looking at what the Beasties started out as, they definitely evolved. Fight for your right ?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hazing:

    Anuses = Bad... Haircuts = good

    http://www.dallascowboys.com/multimedia/multimedia_center.cfm?id=432CC993-9C59-8C3F-54B47994085DFC6F

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Time to spice it up gents. It's sooooo boring waiting for our team to take the field. I would have to really stretch it to somehow relate this article to football so I won't even insult anyone's intelligence.

    Apologies for digressing, but this really chaps my hide. I'm sure I ain't speaking for just my self here because alot of people in this country are hurting. Kinda reminds me of Brewster's Millions only I ain't laughing.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1300852/Spanish-police-close-public-beach-Michelle-Obamas-250k-Spanish-holiday.html

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    This guy is Chicago machine all the way, and given that a little special treatment for the missus can hardly surprise anyone...

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac, how much do you think it cost every time Bush took AF1 back to Crawford for a "staycation"?
    Somehow I think you will carry on in the wake of the devastating news that being Mr. and Mrs. President has its perks.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    How sad Mike B.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Common Trac, you can't be serious my man? All these guys are fucking crooks. Sarah Palin's shopping spree? McCain's abject lack of fiscal responsibility with his own campaign finances? The dude took a private chartered jet for 1-2 hr drives until he realized his campaign was pretty much broke. It doesn

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You're either in the elite, or you're not. And being married to the leader of the free world puts you squarely in the elite.
    Trac, all I'm saying is, you should maybe expand the scope of your moral outrage.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    And what's that Mikey? Give health care to those that don't want to pay for it

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I happen to believe that an out of control government can only strangle a society and is incapable of providing anything but more laws and higher taxes to pay for their spending. That well will run dry if they continue.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Trac - a quote from Bruce Lee applies here: "don't look at the finger or you will miss all of the heavenly glory."

    You are barking up completely the wrong tree. Go read some Howard Zinn, or if he's too "radical", how about some Paul Craig Roberts? Or Paul Krugman? Anything other than whatever talk radio you are tuning into.
    And subsidised health care is what trips your moral outrage trigger? You can't be serious.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    No brownie. When fucked up bastards like Obama ram sweeping agenda's down American's throats to force people to pay for abortions when it is morally repugnant to do so and assholes like you stand by and cheer him I then I say to you, FUCK YOU TOO.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Have fun trying to fit through the eye of that needle. You evidently can't read or comprehend, since you've managed to invent quite a bit in the last two posts. My point was that you seem to be a) myopic, b) detached from reality, and c) a hypocrite.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    And I'd like to point out, I never said anything for or against either political party; on the other hand:
    1) you get pissed about a trip to Europe out of the bajillion things in the world that should enrage a dutiful Christian,
    b) you manage to repeat some bullshit claim about abortion straight off of Hannity and friends. I read the actual bill. Did you?
    c) then you go on a little f-bomb rant despite your habitual moralizing about the decline and fall of western civilization.
    And I'm the asshole?
    OK, Trac...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You are right on as usual MB. What is sad is the fact that people can't see past their party affiliation. i.e., Bush did it. Come on, stop drinking the political talking points coolaid. There was a day not all that long ago that both parties put America first on matters of import. Read my post again. No where did I ever say one was better or worse than the other. You brought that mindset to the table MB.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Cutler completes a pass to Davis... when Peppers is doubled.

    I hope every team we play has to do this for JP.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Sheed is just so damn scrappy.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Lovie Smith said that Brandon Manumaleuna's "knee is giving him a little bit of trouble

    Uh oh

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    just saw that mang...not good

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    "little trouble" in Lovie-speak means his knee is fucking hurting right now and he is not recovering from surgery like the Bears felt he would.

    He should sit out the next couple of weeks and just heal up.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Either Peppers is a monster or we have a terrrrrrible O-line.
    And I just have a feeling that he is a monster.
    Thank goodness that the HOF game is less than 48 hours away.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Peppers has the biggest chip on his shoulders.. I just think he is a beast and so far besides JP looking good the talk is that he just making Williams even better.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Posse- whenever i see you post it makes me think of Mike Brown and how awesome it was watching him fly around the field. He was like a magnet and the ball was like little metal shavings from 6th grade science class. It was 10yrs ago that he came to the Bears and started ripping shit up with Urlacher. I was 22yrs old without a care in the world. Running around the lakefront with my idiot friends tackling each other in a drunken haze pretending we were Rosie Colvin and Traylor, Daniels and Holdman, Teddy Washington,etc. Mike Brown did have a fucking posse...and i was one of the loyal members. Bear Down. PEPPERS!!!!! KILL RODGERS!!!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Marie Antoinette indeed. You just know the advisors told her this would not be a good idea and she put her foot down. I mean you can take a break without bringing 40 friends. The bill is a joke too, you can multiply that by ten. Her security staff isn't 68 strong, it's 250 strong (Americans), and 3-400 Spanish police. Not cool.

    Go Bears!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Transitions. Fucking beautiful. Definitely one of the most evolved bands in the universal space-time continuum.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    2nd. my frat is about getting the women, not a/b doing homosexual shit

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Hey Coach's Stache-Have you ever heard of the Matt Suey?

    "A term in reference to having a friend have sex with a girl before you do. Matt Suey was a fullback for the Chicago Bears in the '80s, often plowing through defenders so Walter Payton could run free."

    "Yeah, Hank is my Matt Suey, he nailed Tiffany before I hooked up with her."

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Matt+Suey

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I've missed reading your posts for some time, this one was a prime example why.

    Fucking awesome.

    Re: one band for the rest of my life,
    Led Zep for sure.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    BAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA... Brilliant! Fucking Urban Dictionary is priceless. Nice find Crown.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Something in that article about some kid getting sodomized with a sweeping brush handle .... I didn't dwell.

    Anyway, back to football ... that Don Wanks article got me thinking, where he mentions all the ex-head coaches. There are A LOT of guys on this team who have a chip on their shoulder with something to prove this year. That could be really good for us - a bunch of guys hungry to prove stuff to folks, just like the '85 Monsters. Check it ...

    Lovie - for sure. No playoffs three years after the SB.
    Marinelli - 0-16 baby.
    Tice - "I'm not just a big stomach!"
    Martz - "I'm not just a big stomach!"
    Adams - "I'm not just a big stomach!"
    Forte - "I was hurtin' dammit!"
    Chester - "See ! I can run! I can run!"
    Lac - "Who said I was toast?"
    TH - "Who said I was toast?"
    Peppers to Rodgers - "Didn't take THAT play off, did I BITCH?!"
    Bowman - "See? Number one, baby."
    Tillman - "See? I should be number one."
    Shabba - "See? I should be number one."
    Graham - "See? I should be starting."
    Kellen Davis - "See? I should be starting."
    Izzy - "See? I should be starting.
    Dez - "See? I should be starting."
    Cutler - "NFC MVP - how do you like them apples?"
    Hester - "Still want me back returning kicks? BITCH!"
    Tofu - "Show me the BAAALLL !"
    K. Bell - "Show me the BAAALLL !"
    Hitman - "@#$# you Panthers, kiss my beehive."
    Rashied Davis - "I cannot BELIEVE I'm still employed."
    Jerry Banjo - "I cannot BELIEVE I'm still employed."
    Ted Philips - "I cannot BELIEVE I'm still employed."
    Olsen - "Have you guys seen my purse? It's the mauve D&G one with the gold piping ...I am sooo not training without it!"

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    lmao. all this is funny, but the Olsen quip? classic.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Lopez seems rather effeminate, eh?

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    In the tradition of this blog I was sorely tempted to make a snide remark about the priority that you assign to the use of those hands you do have, but...

    Forgive my lack of respect, Blog Father

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    That's what Brett said.

  • Brutal. cb.co as your source for 'inside' information behr. That's like going to the white house press sec for the 'real skinny' on our wartime policies.

    Coach... if I may?

    See Puppet Show: #1 or #3... : http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=puppet%20show

    Also see Butt Minion: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=butt%20minion

  • lol doc. On the money my man!

  • YOU FORGOT THE CAPS, DOC!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    You guys are brutal. That's why I spend so much time here. Always a few major laughs. Thanks!

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    ROTFLOL !!!!!

  • What up Doc? You seen any Phish shows recently? First show was in '93 before they blew up. Seen them around a hundo times. Best Live Band of All Time. I was thinking studio work for the list for some reason. mmmmmmmm brrrs.

  • Crown Nice find! I'd let you Matt Suey for me any time buddy!

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Likewise Suey Soul Brother!

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I'm afraid to ask what a Roland Harper is.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    You two are officially (well not officially), Eskimo Brothers: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=eskimo%20brothers

    Oh, and maybe bust an Eiffel Tower: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=eiffel%20tower

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Hmmm... so much for Barnes: "BradBiggs Deep, deep on depth chart. RT @thinkkaz @BradBiggs How's Freddie Barnes looking?"

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Typical Bears. The guy will end up like Justin Gage probably, and we'll be stuck with Iglasias, because Angelo doesn't want to look the fool.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +1
    Although it's way too late for that.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Haha! More Bad News is hilarious. All the guys from the Young Ones.

    http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi302450457/

    If I was really stuck on an island, I'd actually go with the Floyd. I got very (very) emotional when Richard Wright died. The groove from Echoes Part I is my ringtone.

    For those interested in the single greatest jam in history:

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

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I sampled the bass line from 6:05 to 6:15 in the video above from the original MP3 and cleaned it up and made it my ringtone.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Garza just lined up at left guard with starting o-line. Lance Louis at RG.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Quote from Tice:

    Says line coach Mike Tice, "If I look up right guard in the dictionary, I see a picture of Lance Louis."

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Hester's hands have seemed suspect all camp - I've read about a lot of dropped balls.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2010-08/55411203.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    RT @bears_insider: Family night attendance: 26,371

    that's. fuckin'. RIDICULOUS!!!!!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If you liked that GPL, check out the first one, 'Bad News tour' : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8feNFx3y3U&feature=related

    and the best of the other 'Comic strip presents ...'

    ...especially 'Five go mad in Dorset': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_TiqoEw4sQ

    ....'Five go mad on Mescalin' :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biqn6huNXZ8&feature=related

    Detectives on the edge of a nervous breakdown : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0JpTthRpmI

    The girls also had a series called Absolutely Fabulous which had some laugh out loud moments.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If you like More Bad News GPL, check out the first one, 'Bad news tour' and some of the other classic 'Comic Strip Presents...'

    Five go mad in Dorset (the best!)
    Five go mad on Mescalin
    Detectives on the verge of a nervous breakdown - memorable if only for the following scene (not only for those who remember seventies detectives..)

    2:10 in ..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfawNa1FVpk&feature=related

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    It's weird seeing Vivien and Neal play other characters.

    My fav Young Ones moment is still when Motorhead shows up in their living room to do the musical number.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTd1SSYYyss

  • In reply to gpldan:

    +1.

    It's much better as the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLwc9lbJlIQ&feature=PlayList&p=B221F2DE0A679C9B&playnext=1

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I think video turns me on more than some girl on girl double sided dildo action: The first pre-season game can't get here fast enough!

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-training-camps/09000d5d81990f7b/Ghee-blows-up-at-practice?module=HP_headlines

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Don't know that I'd go that far Joe, but great shit. Loved that drill in HS/College. Good sheite.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I gonna go play some tackle football after seeing that shit!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/03/31/bowlen-says-broncos-will-try-to-trade-cutler/?module=HP_fanVoice

    Read some of the comments kinda funny

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    looks like Lance Louis is going to be the starter at RG. He is doing well enough that they are considering moving Garza to LG...which would suck. I want Beekman or Asiata to get a shot at that position. I thought Beekman was going to take over LG 2 years ago.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Beekman is working out as center. Let's face it, Kreutz is unlikely to last the season.

    Asiata isn't impressing anyone. Louis is another buddah at RG. We could had Asamoah and we'd be rocking, instead Marinelli traded the pick away. As it stands, Garza started with the Bears at LG, so back he goes.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Lance is a mean dude GP. i think he will be a good addition to the line. 6'3 305 an assault conviction and likes to finish off his blocks...just what i like in my OLineman.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jeff - i think i speak for everyone here when i say:

    Please take skjensen off of the twitter feed and replace him with my 1yr old niece Mara. I think her twitter feed contains more info. It is painful to read.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    +2000

    I didn't know how much I hated him until now...

    Shit, I'd take #16 over Jensen.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    LOL !!!!

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    When he knows the words, it's sweet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqL-YNyxFd0

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    +1

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP! The young ones.

    Damn man, meeeeemories. Fucking loved that show. Brilliante!

    Check you Vivian: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk5pO06BdSk

  • Dude, MCA had cancer!!! Doc, you're a hard man.

    It's their newer much less publicized experimental/instrumental stuff that trips me out, it's insane. Check out The Mix-Up Doc, I promise you wouldn't know it's the boys. It like MMW on acid

  • Floyd definitely top five. 'Us and them' has to be in my top five tracks of all time.

  • Nice Doc.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    btw, I didn't know Orton could sing that well.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    btw, btw.... how bad ass is Dave Grohl? Man, what a musician.

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