The 2010 Chicago Bears Season

Bears fans, be warned!  We are about to embark on a rickety roller coaster ride - this 2010 season - for at least seventeen weeks.  There are many possible outcomes, most of which we've discussed ad nauseam.  The disaster of a 5-11 season, missing the playoffs for the fourth straight year and an overhaul of football operations at Halas Hall.  The plodding, mundane nightmare of another campaign hovering around the .500 mark, missing the playoffs for the fourth straight year and an overhaul of football operations at Halas Hall.  A solid, respectable ten-win year and early playoff exit, subsequently followed by a city-wide debate over the future of Lovie, Jerry and company.  And then there's always a wonderful winter, confetti and champagne, seas of orange sweeping the American landscape.

The Chicago Bears open with the Detroit Lions of "but it's the Lions" fame.  A loss and a new refrain may be coined, "If they can't beat the Lions..."  The Bears need that win, need to start 1-0 and then need to find a way to split their next four (at Cowboys, home Packers, at Giants and Panthers) before embarking on the easiest three-game stretch of their season (home Seahawks and Redskins, at Bills in Toronto).  Anything less than 4-4 after the first half of the year will make playing games in January a tall order.
Never one to succumb to optimism, I am succumbing to optimism.  Something about this year - the desperate staff, the lowered expectations, the toy maker/scientist offensive coordinator, smart free agent additions - makes me think the special is coming.  What is the special?  Double-digit wins.  A division title.  A trip to the NFC Championship Game.  Yes that would cement Jerry and Lovie's place in Chicago for the next few years.  Yes that would probably upset some Bears fans, the ones who seem to enjoy rallying against coaches more than winning football games.  But it would also mean that Lovie Smith's Bears would have won three division titles in the last six years.  And no matter how you slice it, that's pretty good.
Last year the world got on the Bears bandwagon.  I did not, thinking the team would need half a year to put things together.  This year everybody has leapt off.  I'm saddling up and riding.  I'm allowing myself to do what I have prohibited myself from doing so many years previous.  I am believing in the Chicago Bears.  And I think you should too.  And if the ship sinks, we'll each grab a violin and play.

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  • Professor Pessimist, here. Sorry, but If I was in 'Vegas, I'd have to be the "Under".

  • I believe conventional wisdom provides that it takes a year to install a new offense.

    Mike Martz' offense is known as a particularly complex system so I am not inclined to dispute that theory.

    There ARE exceptions. I believe Jon Kitna rolled up 4,000+ yards passing in his FIRST year under Martz in Motown. Of course that didn't translate into a lot of wins there, either.

    Plus, the pedestrian play (I think that's putting it KINDLY, don't you?) of the offensive line ever since it was shuffled only complicates the new-offense-process. That fuels my pessimism.

    Frankly, I am afraid. VERY afraid.

  • I agree, wholeheartedly, with your assessment of the first half schedule, Blogfather.

  • A Bears winning season seems like WMDs in Iraq. The ruling party desperately wants everyone to believe that despite the fact that they've been hidden very well up till now, they are indeed there and are being readied for use. We just need to go in now and drop some bombs to prove they've been there all along.

    Ok, so I have a meeting in 2 minutes and I rushed through that analogy. Like I've said, I hope for all of our sake that there was/is some very serious cloak and dagger going on at halas up till now, and the magicians are about to make the statue of liberty disappear before our very eyes. (yeah, I know... not my morning)

    Net-net, there

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    As far as WMD's MB, my approach would have been totally different. Still, glad we got the Bum that was running the show over there a silk necktie.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Common trac. Who gives a shit about sadam? Dude was just another money and power hungry despot who was brutally oppressing and torturing/killing his people to perpetuate his rule? Why are you so hyped up on him? Why not the 40-50 other bad guys in, say

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What in my comments reflect an idea that the other scumbags don't deserve a predator up their asses as well? They'll all get what's coming to them sooner or later MB. It's all about the money, big guy. I don't care who's in the White House, our politicians check with the Saudi's and Chinese before they do much of anything these days.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Thanks for the song trac... I left a little love note for you up top btw. he he.

  • And on that note, turn up the volume!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB7axJQ5CiI

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP..I loved it but one flaw...DH is a WR now no KR's and the flyer might be a light rail.

  • Great post Jeff.Still this team and coaching staff have the make up of a 3-13 or 4-12 season.

    Lovie's coaching is beyond bad.Hes turned the Chicago Bears to the Care Bears.

  • Let me be clear. I could give a rats behind if Lovie and staff are retained as long as the Bears start looking like a real NFL caliber football team. I would have to be optimistic in order to have optimism with this group this year and I don't see any way in hell this team is better than 500, hence my statement from a few threads earlier, "I hope there's a playoff spot available at 8 and 8".

    I see a 1-5 start on the horizon and an early Marinara sauce departure midway through the season. Once that happens, the defense will not even come close to showing up because they will know that the wrong guy got canned. I'm still really having trouble reconciling the statement by our players like this one, "this is the most talent I've ever been around on a football team" and the absolute lack of success by our O-line and defensive backfield so in the preseason. Oops that's right, they were trying too hard.

  • Where's lobo? I need some comic relief.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    This maybe our 2010 Bears:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFpVsTuOpK8

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Thanks lobo. By the way, are smurfs related to munchkins?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    second cousins once removed

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yes. They are both delicious when dunked in coffee.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    From Da Site:

    Here

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I suppose I would take:
    Afalava > Bullocks
    Beekman > Omiyale

    Other than that, it's as good a set as the Bears have IMO.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    +2

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Very true trac, very true (you comment to my comment to you comment to my comment).

    Did you guys see Vash got cut by the chargers? I don't know whether to giggle or just shake my head.

    Hey, where's FQ been lately, he's been conspicuously absent.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    geez, my "r" obviously wasn't working.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Nice try MB... you could at least improved the excuse to claim that your "r" did not work *inside parentheses*...

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    bruatal.

    The real bitch Dave is that I usually spell check my stuff (in word) before I post , but of coure 'you' is correctly spelled. Damn it... thanks a lot grammar checker!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Clearly, I could have used the grammar checker to fix tense in my smart-ass rejoinder.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I wasn't going to take the easy shot and do that to you Dave. It was a good effort.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Geez, if folks are gonna get their panties in a bunch over typos and mis-spellings I am in DEEP doo-doo.

    Or should that be "do-do"? And should it be "Jeez"? Or "Jeeze"? Or "Geeze"?

    Damn! Now my brain hurts.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Hee's the ound up fom the two lette netwok: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/09/04/nfl.cuts.ap/index.html?eref=sihp

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    lol. I saw what you did

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Boom Dave, boom.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Eye lov et!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Hahahah...

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I guess, Turner was making up stuff when he said Nathan Vasher was playing good.

    I really feel bad for him though, I know he should be set for a couple of years but I wonder how well he could have played if injuries didn't stop his career.

    This will happen to Tommie Harris soon if he doesn't return to his original self.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Unfortunately 85, most players contract's are set up in a way that pressure's them into coming back too soon from an injury because so much of their salary and bonus's are contingent on certain on field criteria being met. Vasher lost his wheels and should have waited until he fully healed before coming back. Sad to see a guy go from the Pro Bowl to being cut in such a short time.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    But, so much for the "We shoulda kept Vasher" crowd.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Ken Whisenhunt to Matt Whinert, er, Leinert:

    "Leave your playbook, Trojan-breath. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out and take your piss-poor attitude and half-assed work ethic with you."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    USC-University of Spoiled Children.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Yeah, I have to admit that I, too, thought Darren Sharper sounded like a good idea in the spring, but the Saints just had to PUP him because he's still trying to recover from microfracture surgery.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Yep. Good thing the Bear's didn't f that up.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Imagine that! A coach lying his ass off about a player's stautus. Sure glad the BEARS never stoop to that kind of stuff.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Fuckin Bullshit. So what draft pick have we kept from the past two years? umm idk. WTF these guys are so fuckin retarded where i would gladly and happily put a bullet in both those fuckin assholes.... DIE ANGELO DIE LOVIE..... im buzzed but fuck them! eat shit and die slow you shits, about the only thing i love besides my kids.... DABEARS!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I'm buzzed too. Thanks! I went from mad to laughing.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    All of the NFL cuts.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81a25abd/article/cutdown-day-teams-release-players-to-reach-53man-roster?module=HP_headlines

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Not much there in the way of offensive lineman.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    You could say the same think about Halas Hall these days, too.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    When are you gonna come in
    When are you going to land
    You should have stayed in the camp
    You should have listened to your old man
    You know they can't hold you forever
    You didn't sign up with them
    You're not a present for your friends to open
    This boy's too young to be singing the blues

    So goodbye Revis brick road
    Where the dogs of secondary howl
    You can't plant him in your big house
    He's going back to his crib

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Sung to the tune of.....?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Think Elton John.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK0gXuifSAA

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0905-jay-cutler-bears-chicago-20100904,0,925216.story

    Jay Cutler got Turner out of town.. and he puts him down in this story.

    Idk about Jay or whether this is good or bad.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I don't really know if he directly puts him down, it really annoys me too if someone constantly asks me for input or advice and never takes or implements it. Just don't ask then. :)

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Why did we draft La Favor again?

    Was it a publicity move? Seriously, that was the wasted draft pick, I have ever seen. He didn't even get to play a real game.

    Ohh.. Jackson signed with a team. They won't say who it is though.

    TJ is not going to MN.. for now.

    And one last thing before I think what jersey I should wear Sunday, why do we change peoples positions? Why can't they just play where they are good at?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    We can't afford to use up a roster spot for him 85. Martz didn't feel comfy rolling with Hanie as backup and they weren't about let Hanie go after all the time that's been put into him. They flubbed the dub for drafting him in the first place.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    At least they didn't get rid of a solid player to keep him.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    see... that's Lovie Logic 101. If a player is a good athelete but sucks ass at one position, it must be that exact position they suck at and not their low football IQ, so keep moving them around in that position group until you don't look like a complete dumbass for not cutting them.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    And If I am right, it sounded like they went after Mr.Bates, his old offense coordinator and couldn't get him.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    of course he wanted to at least try and get his old coordinator after the offensive success they had in Denver. I think you are reading a little too much into the article. Just know that he has a coach now that actually wants his input and will help implement his ideas as well instead of being ignored by Turner.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    85, I took it the same way as you. It looks like Cutler greased the skids out of town for Turner. I'm not conflicted on this. It was a good thing. Turner was horrible. Cutler speaks glowingly about Shanny, Bates and Martz. He never says anything about Turner (until this interview) and even then is pretty diplomatic about it.

    All of the regulars on this blog could call the play correctly before it was run at least 85% of the time in the last few years. That's beyond bad. A real DC after watching hours of tape would probably be around 95%. Hats off to the OL the year we ran to the SB. With obvious play calls and a limited QB (I'm being kind because on a personal level I always liked Rex) it's amazing we made it to the SB. I can't imagine any scenario where Ron Turner will ever be an OC in the NFL again.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    One could also say Cutler had something to do with Shanny being run out of town.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    That's a crock. It was the horrible D and ST's year after year that got Shanny canned. Cutler was a pro bowler the year Shanny got canned.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Cutler's red zone woes didn't start in Chicago Canada. Cutler didn't help matters in Denver when Shanny dumped Plummer to start Cutler and it didn't work out. Listen, I like the guy but he's gotta make better decisions and learn to settle down in the pocket when there is one. I notice the happy feet on almost every play.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    OK, you must be correct. One of the worst D's in the league that year vs a pro bowl QB. Yep, that darn QB got him fired. Please.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    You're looking at my comment all wrong Canada. Shanahan got caught up in the Cutler or bust game just like our team has. A quarterback is the answer unless you have a good team around him. That's my point boyo.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Is boyo some conservative religious smear?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    No Canada, I'm kinda like Bush and I like to give out nicknames to all my friends.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I feel special.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Contrary to pop. belief here, I like all you guys. No matter what kind of glasses you wear.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    So, USC played Hawaii and the won, 45-36.
    There was an interesting common thread in that game.

    Neither squad did ANY live tackling in practice.

    Sound familiar?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Totally agree about the red zone INT's. I was ranting about that last season. He had as many last year as Brady has in his NFL career. If I was sacked 10 times in a little over one game I'd be a little skittish too. I'm no Cutler apologist but there's a ton of reasons we sucked on O last year. Cutler was only one part of it.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    SIGN TONY RICHARDSON!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    What i need to know is how the hell does AL AFALAVA start over 10 games last year and played good decent football and then gets Cut? and Bullocks a guy who cant even fuckin make a starting position stays? Its like they cut the better guy and kept the suckier guy.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    i keyed on Afalava and was utterly disappointed in his play. He brought the wood a couple of times but that doesn't make you a good nfl football player. He was absolutely brutal. Was he more brutal than Bullocks who is the definition of brutal? i don't know. They both made me shake my head at the extent that the organization has ignored the Free Safety position for years.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Was Al Afalava this bad?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7bCO5-69mU
    by the way he is #29.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Total bullshit (Bullocks) man.

    He was a freaking rook last year and did a damn fine job. Then he gets on lovies shit list somehow and barely sees any reps during the camps. Finaly, when lovies brilliant SS roster list takes a shit in preseason they HAVE to throw the kid in and he's out there in his second year without any practice? The guy is a player... he just needed to be coached, focused on a bit, and brought up to speed with the rest of the 1sts.

    Common man. Bullocks is fucking terrible. I hate lovie and his bullshit roster politics. Play the best fucking player at the postion you fucking moron. Jesus christopher.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB, Bullocks is fucking terrible, make no mistake about it. My concern is that Afalava took terrible angles, had his back turned to the line of scrimmage, seemed lost on the field and generally looked like he regressed terribly from last season. This just doesn't happen at game time, i'm sure the coaches were dismayed to see it during every practice as well. For the record, in the middle of a family parties during Bears games I routinely scream obscenities at Manning, Steltz, HH and Bullocks so much that it is now a family inside joke.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    It's a moot point now Johnny, but why. That's an excellent point you bring up... WHY did he regress so much? It's puzzling to me. Besides hearing that for some inane reason he got onto lovies shitlist and was bannished to the depths to see zero reps all offseason, I don't get how a guy can go from promising rook to terrible 2nd year. It happened to forte, but there was an easy explanation. It sounds like you think he basically forgot all the fundamentals of being a DB?!?!

    I have zero answers, and it doesn't matter anymore anyway... but that can only happen on a lovie smith team for christ's sake. Just ridiculous. The idiot MUST go. Honestly, I've never seen two men ruin so many carriers one way or another.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Busy day for ex-Trojan QBs. That will be John David Booty in the unemployment line behind Mr Leinert.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    wasn't he LSU?

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Wasn't that the brother, JOSH Booty, at LSU?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Confirmed.

    John David Booty followed Matt "The Whiner" Leinert" at Southern Cal.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Keep in mind, Mr. Richardson is a fullback entering his 15th or 16th NFL season but the 4-Letter mopes say the Jets want to bring him back after game 1.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    The Jets cut FB Tony Richardson. Should the bears be interested?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Hell yea! Sign him, release Wolfe.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Okay, back online and I've just seen the roster ...

    Why is Jerry in a job again? What does he do? Draft players? So his top two picks that year were Pool Man and Lazyarse?
    Excellent man, really and sincerely. He gets paid way more than the head coach, isn't that high-on-crack funny? I'm sitting here figuring out how I'm going to pay hospital bills and stuff ... and there's JA quite literally trying to strangle the Chicago Bears by whiffing the top picks every single year. Absolute, unequivocal incompetence. If you wanted to destroy the Bears, installing a gobshite like Angelo would be the most effective way of doing it. I wasn't even joking when I said he could have done a better job with random selections. He's bumming Philips, seriously, I don't know what explains his employment status at this time other than that.

    * We have no full-backs. Greg Olsen is going to block the shit out of linebackers and linemen for Taylor and Forte? Sweet.

    * We cut not one, but our two backup centers. Sweet.

    * We have three healthy safeties? Really?

    * Congratulations Messrs. Wolfe and Davis. The Smurf Houdini brothers pull another pair of rabbits out of the hat. The incredible shrinking man and Methuselah live to fight another day.

    * How many teams fell off their chairs reaching for their phones when Tim Shaw was cut? Congratulations Hunter, nice rabbit.

    * Has Jamar Williams made the pro bowl yet?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Shaw is way too short to be a backup at MIKE, so Hunter and 1.) So what?

    2.) Garza is the backup Center, and Beekman was the only real cut, the other Center was an undrafted walk-on.

    3.) Chris Harris, Manning, and Bullocks, I guess so.

    4.) Agreed. I have no idea how those two avoid the cut every year..

    5.) Shaw is way too short to be a backup MIKE and therefore would would not have been up against Hunter for a spot, Shaw is an outside guy and was against Iwuh... and lost.

    6.)I doubt Jamar Williams is going to the Pro Bowl anytime soon since he is not even starting for the Panthers this season.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I don't get all the wailing and gnashing of teeth over Jamar Williams.

    He had beau coup opportunites to crack the starting lineup and, except for injury reasons, never did in FOUR seasons in Chicago. Granted, all 4 are with Lovie making his puzzling personnel moves BUT, now Jamar looks like a spare part, once again, in Carolina.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Good Point! YES FUCKING PREACH THAT SHIT MAN!!!!!!!! YES!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Dan Pompei called LePew the possible Bears QB of the future as we waived him. Does this fucking idiot realize that Cutler is in his mid 20's? Is LePew going to wait a decade before being the QB? what an idiot.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Look, Cutler looked like dogshit in game 3. 2 of the 4 sacks were his fault for leaving the pocket too fast, his 1st pick he had 6 seconds and a clean pocket and he threw it right to the DB, his best completion was severely underthrown and Knox had to come back and fight for it, and he missed an open Hester deep. If that had been Orton people would be booing him off the field and beggin the team to start Collins after game 4.

    Simply because he is paid a lot to do the job doesn't guarantee him anything if he continues to play poorly, look at Delhomme in Carolina, perfect example of a team having too much faith in a guy. Lefevour would have been a good insurance policy, a young QB capable of being mobile and making all the throws, pushing Cutler to ensure he doesn't rest on his laurels because of his paycheck.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    The long bomb to Hester bounced off his hands. Can't blame Cutler for that one. I agree he looked like crap overall. He's got happy feet in the pocket. Not good. I understand why but it's alarming. Pepe looked good in one game against the scrubs. He looked like shit in 2 other games against the scrubs. He may turn into a decent QB but it's hardly a lock.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Hester stretched out and barely got his fingertips on it, that is on Cutler, maybe Fitzgerald grabs it... but he isn't throwing that ball to Fitzgerald.

    Pepe looked pretty good in every game factoring in circumstances. He came in in game 2 with no practice reps after Hanie gets hurt and doesn't look half bad, his receivers dropping every other pass make his numbers deceiving, game 2 he was our best QB by far moving the offense scoring an actual TD, the ball he threw to Wolfe in the flat was one of the better passes Ive seen all preseason and wolfe has it go right through his hands.

    It doesn't matter if he is a lock to be a good QB, it matters what we have in him and what value he has.. Caleb Hanie is an undrafted FA who has seen no real NFL action, is on his second offense and coming off a shoulder injury, and has now been demoted from the # 2 guy so; who would sign an undrafted guy who hasn't started in 3 years, would be on his third offense and is injured..... noone. But a projected 4th round pick who slipped to the sixth round and showed poise in the pocket and good touch on his passes; um duh that is a no brainer. If Collins is the #2 which he apparantly is, Pepe makes much more sense to keep as a 3rd QB than Hanie especially after an injury to his throwing arm.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    game 3... he was the best not 2 sorry.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Wow the Eagles cut Macho Harris in his 2nd year... wasnt he like a stud USC safety?

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Wow! The hits just keep on comin' for Trojanville this weekend.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    No way on Hester's drop. He didn't lay out or leave his feet. He stretched out and it went off his hands. I've always heard the talking heads that were WR's say if it hits both of your hands you should catch it.

    If Hanie doesn't get hurt we aren't having this conversation. Typical Bears luck, Hanie gets hurt and we have to sign Collins.

    I'd take Hanie over Pepe any day of the week. As far as the projected round hooey ... You were drafted where you were drafted. He was a 6th rounder. If Pepe turns out to be a decent NFL QB remind me and I'll admit you were correct. Right now I"m not buying it.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Thank you FTW, good to see someone else has eyes as well. The most dangerous thing this organization can do other than allow JA and Lovie to keep their jobs is to forget about the cold weather come Nov/Dec. There's a reason we're supposed to be a running team first.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Yeah, Dan "The Last Daze of" Pompei can hang that Lefevour quote up there with tha "Great QBS don't have bad pre-season games" line from last week.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Shit! I knew LeFevour wouldn't clear waivers, they should of just had him and Juaqin come up limping and put them on IR. Damnit.

    Oh well, I am mad we still have Bullocks, Hungry like the Smurf and Rasheeeeed but at least we didn't cut Bell or Kellen Davis.

    ONE... MORE... WEEK

  • In reply to dutsami:

    I'd have been okay with Shaw over Bell. +a lot on Kellen tho.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    If you keep Shaw it is for his value on ST; so then if you are cutting a RB, you should cut the Smurf; then you keeping a real RB for your 3rd and keeping a good ST player.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Supporters of U. of Illinois football have FOND memories of Ron Turner, too.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Damn it, you *did* have to remind me what he did to my Alma Mater...

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    They couldn't come up with Master Bates?

    Probably just as well, for the sake of this blog.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Uh, not a huge fan MBP.

    I'm a little more fired up that Soundgarden is back together.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Come on MB, get with it. Everyone loves the old Peter Puffer.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Elton John vs. Soundgarden....I'll take Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings or maybe some old Keane.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't hate the dude, just don't own any albums. The wife likes him... and I'm sure all his disney stuff will be much appreciated by my daughted very soon, you just won't hear me blasting shining candle (or whatever) outta my windah.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'll do some Metallica next time.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Good call MB. I remember Badmotorfinger blowing me away almost 20 years ago.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Pepe found a new home.

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/09/bengals-claim-qb-lefevour-titans-grab-shaw.html

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Good for him

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    So wait, tell me. We have no fuckin Fullbacks? and Let me guess Lovie is gonna try to make D Clark into one? sounds like the hester and defensive coordinator bullshit all over again. Wow these guys love pissin me off!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Fresno, I understand but, when was the last time we had a fullback that made the difference for us.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    that dont mean we shouldnt have one or atleast try to get one. I mean shit man, thats like saying why have a Head Coach cause when was the last time one made a difference for us?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Martz will probably want to throw on 3rd and 1. I have a problem with that in Chicago come november/december.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    This guy's pretty good too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2aoFR47nw0

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I am very relieved this fine morning gents.

    As it turns out, we're not going to have to worry much about the 2012 season and whatever soap opera is almost assured to take place. Turns out that the Mayans were pretty much right and we are all SO screwed. I hope you all say your piece to the bears by then.

    Looks like the world is going to end with Jerry fucking angelo and lovie smith as the last known chi bears coaches.

    Talk about an apocalypse.

    http://archives.cnn.com/2002/TECH/science/08/23/mass.extinction.glb/index.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sounds like their grant is about to run out MB.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    hahahaha... science baby, science.

    Do you have your zombie phone ready trac?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Actually, it's a fund drive.

    For another perspective on this, check out this gem by Michael Crichton - "Aliens Cause Global Warming"

    http://www.s8int.com/crichton.html

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I like Science, good Science that is. Observable, repeatable and testable. Any conclusions arrived outside of that criteria is a Religion or Faith based.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Irish, you've been conspicuously absent lately, everything ok with the girls?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Still haven't got my babies home, but thanks man. Dude I haven't even touched them or smelled them yet. And I feel a little guilty cos I'm not even in the same country right now. Back in the auld sod sorting out a new visa.

    Checked in on you boys from Abu Dhabi though ... and I'm just starting the deep breathing exercises for the coming season. Preparing lots of positive vibes for our boys. Cleanliness is the order of the day. Clean minds. Clean blocks. Clean tackles. Clean execution. Clean snaps. Clean throws. Clean catches.

    So if we just clear all the negativity from our minds ... and if we all just visualise Detroit getting smacked upside the head by a healthy squad of Bears, send out those positive vibes ... we'll get through this week by week.

    Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm .....

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ah.....the quiet before the storm. I hope it's not a cat 5.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    FQ saw what we saw MB. I think he's taking a sabbatical to recharge his mojo.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I don't think so Trac. He's still gungho. He's a social media wizard... he's probably tweetin' up sandra bullock or somethin.

  • I'm in, as I am every year. It is what it is. As you mentioned, we fans have discussed the possible outcomes of this season ad nauseam. I personally don't want to see Lovie and Co. sent packing. Not because I like them, but because that would mean WE DID NOT WIN!

    As much as I dislike those shit bags, I want the Bears to WIN FOOTBALL GAMES. If we have to start from scratch, I for one, think we will be even a few more years from the promised land. Ya, this could blow up in our faces and be a total shit-storm of a disaster. We have 4 head coaches on one team! Is that a good or bad thing? We'll see.

    Let's not forget, this could also be a very good Chicago Bears team! Either way, the underlying theme is that it is most definitely going to be EXCITING.

    We have not had an offense with such an aggressive OC, QB, RB (Fortaylor), and WR core. (Yeah I said it! We have two of the fastest guys in the league!)

    We've got #54 back on the field (so they say) and despite what many of you said last year when he went down, he is the deciding factor in the success of that unit and in turn, the Chicago Bears' season. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention a little fellow by the name of Orange Julius who will hopefully remain healthy and bring some much needed life into our "rushmen".

    I don't think its going to be pretty, but it will be exciting my friends.

    Here's to hoping! Super Bowl Super Bears!

    For Life!

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    I digress Matt but the word exciting isn't exactly the one I had in mind.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    as opposed to Ron Turner's "offense"?

    Chamon man! You know it will be "exciting" either way. Either we will see our team come together and put together a winning season, possibly head deep into the playoffs, maybe even fuck around and get to the Bowl.

    OR

    Our organization will be flipped upside down and gutted.

    Sounds exciting to me!

    mmmmmBearssss

  • Orange Julius? Don't make me laugh. That will really scare the apposing teams into submission. I can just hear them during pre-game warmups now Watch out for Orange Julius guys! Ooooh.

    What kinda Monster's of the Midway go by Orange Julius? Sesame Street Monsters.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Not my nickname Trac, talk to the "Blogfather".

    Besides, What kind of NFL player gets "scared into submission" by a nickname?

    Lighten up Francis.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    I'm not mad, it's just all so laughable.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrllCZw8jiM

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Nice GD!

    "You just made the list buddy"

  • In reply to gpldan:

    The blog has not faith?

    Fearless predictions
    Week 1: Win. Lions still suck

    Week 2: Win. I'm not drinking the Dallas Cool aid. Close game, we win. Expect injuries (circa Dallas game in 07).

    Week 3: Loss. Fucking packers. They are pretty good. I hate them.

    Week 4: Loss. Giants are overrated. Eli won't put up huge numbers this year, but we will find a way to lose.

    Week 5: Win. By now our O is starting to get it.

    Week 6: Win. Seattle is bad.

    Week 7: Win. McNabb is hurt and Rex Grossman starts. Sweet revenge.

    Week 8: Win. Bills are terrible. If they pass for 300 yards on us, I will quit watching football in 2010.

    Week 9: Loss. Vikes in the Dome will be tuff. Rice might be back too.

    Week 10: Loss. Marshall eats our secondary alive. This is a game we give away somehow.

    Week 11: Win. Nothing about the Eagles scares me anymore. They aren't that good.

    Week 12: Win. Lions still suck.

    Week 13: Loss. Pats are still good... really good.

    Week 14: Win. Farve is injured by now. T-jack lays an egg on the road.

    Week 15: Loss. Jets D is still good.

    Week 16: Win. Packers already clinched.

    Record. 10-6. NFC 2nd wild card by tie breaker.

    This should not be good enough for Lovie to keep his job. Plus we are a few injuries/bad calls away from 6-10. ugh. bear down.

  • In reply to JimmyNewport:

    Week 7: Loss. McNabb is hurt and Rex Grossman starts. Sweet revenge on all asshole fans in Chicago.

  • In reply to JimmyNewport:

    Week 8 perdiction is funny as fuck.. good point

  • In reply to JimmyNewport:

    Wasted fucking draft picks! I fucken hate these guys.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I'm with you Fresno. My 5th grader would do a better job picking numbers out of a hat. Jerry needs to get out more and mingle with the fans. On second though, that might not be such a good idea.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Pimps Up... Trojans Down

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2010/09/cardinals-release-qb-matt-leinart/1

  • In reply to JimmyNewport:

    Man I HATE the Iglesias cut... so many better ways to deal with that, cut rasheeed, or milk Bennetts leg to the IR. I guess he was too tall to play WR for us, St. Louis is going to snatch Bradford's favorite target up faster than you can blink. Another thing about this season for the Bears that I am a little concerned with, has nothing to do with the Bears... but how many people are actually watching the FOX broadcasts? Is it just me or are there issues like every damn game. Game 1) first 20 min gone. Game 2) first 5 min and then audio/video sync problems all game Games 3) starts on time but intermittent Audio/video synce issues and same with Game 4. I really hope this isn't going to be a trend once the real games start.

    Anyway, I really hope we keep Bell over Wolfe, there just really shouldn't be anyone on the Bears who is smaller than most high school freshmen.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Per WGN'S INSTANT REPLAY tonight, Iglesias has been signed to the practice squad.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Video of the best football player ever.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJeTgQ-lgvE
    I wish there was a video of blocking highlights. Roland Harper got 995 yards rushing one season with Walter as the lead blocker. I wonder if any defender ever said "I got the best of Walter Payton today." I have to believe he gave out more punishment than he ever received from any one player in a game.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Did you notice how Payton carried the ball? It was like an extension of his body, awesome.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    The only thing I'm pissed about HOF WP...he never got the rock for a touchdown in the SB..Even Da Coach regrets it. RIP WP.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    http://discussions.chicagotribune.com/20/chinews/ct-spt-0906-bears-chicago--20100905/10

    *sniff*.... *sniff*

    Man I love Dez. Dude is such a team player. Olsen can't hold his jock.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    And: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0906-bears-bits--20100905,0,1431360.story

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Turenne cracked his ribs.

    Tim Shaw got picked up by the Titans.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Guess who just got back today?
    That wild-eyed boy that had been away
    Hasn't changed, don't much to say
    But man, I still think that cat can play

    We was asking if he was around
    How he was, where he could be found
    Told them he was living downtown
    Driving all the old hoes crazy

    The boy is back in town
    The boy is back in town
    I said
    The boy is back in town
    The boy is back in town
    The boy is back in town
    The boy is back in town
    The boy is back in town
    The boy is back in town

    Sunday night they'll be dressed to kill
    Down at Meadowlands bar and grill
    The drink will flow and blood will spill
    And if the boy wants to fight, you'd better let him

    That jukebox in the corner blasting out my favorite song
    The nights are getting colder, it won't be long
    Won't be long till the season comes
    Now that the boy is here again

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Before anyone asks, Thin Lizzy. Long time reader and big fan of this blog and you guys...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm feelin you GPLDan! Nice job, makes me miss old Phil Lynott.

    I think like many years, there're reasons to be optimistic and reasons to be pessimistic.

    On the optimistic side -

    Cutler/Martz combo. I'm already liking Martz's playcalling, to me it seems worlds apart from our former asswipe coordinator. And we've only watched fake games! This team is going to be the first Bears team since Lovie Smith has been here to run competent and effective screen plays. And Jay Cutler, here at least we have a QB who, if he sees someone open as a play develops, can get them the ball. Whether our receivers can catch it, that's a question (Knox yes Hester no).

    Running backs - no doubt this is the best combo since Jones/Benson and should have more upside than them. And see above for the overall positive effects of a revived screen pass offense on the running offense overall.

    Tight ends - well most of us are close to dumping out the last dregs of koolaid remaining in the Greg Olsen glass. But he's at least better than average, I still believe that Kellen Davis could be a very good tight end and we still have Des even if he's apparently going to be our fullback.

    More to go, I'll pick this up later...

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    Ah, Philo .... R.I.P. auld son

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ravens agreed to terms with WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh on a one-year, $855,000 contract.

    but we're all set at WR...

    Do you guys realize that other teams DO NOT fear us at the WR position. Every team feels that they can single cover Hester and Knox and send additional blitzes to rip Cutlers head off. I'm not saying that TJ is the answer by any means, but for that price, why not suit the man up on Sundays? I don't get it.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    he's 35 and would need to pick up Martz's offense in 7 days. not gonna happen Joseph. Let's see how much offenses fear Knox and Hester when they are running 60yards for TD's. No one fears Hoosyourmama.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    He's 32. He's gonna have to pick up an offense wherever he goes. Hester is fragile and Knox weighs a buck 80.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    And who gets the ball in the redzone? 5'10 Hester or 6'0 Knox? How about paper thin vertical/alligator arms Girlie Thor? No thanks

  • In reply to Joseph:

    And who's going to break those tackles?

  • In reply to Joseph:

    New England and Pittsburgh each now a few Super Bowls with small receivers, and Marvin Harrison was no big dude.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    C'mon guys, it's too late to re-invent the wheel. We're gonna roll with the smurfs whether we like it or not.

    "Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius".
    Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSG5ANAdIp4

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    And another story about iglesita and pool boy... and more importantly a telling tale of what a complete and utter fucktard Jerry is with his draft picks. We simply cannot afford to let them moron piss away another draft

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    them = that

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It happens every year with these guys MB. Angelo reminds me of the monkey that the bushmen catch by putting food in holes of tree's that aren't big enough for the monkeys to remove their hands without letting go of the food. Rather than give up their tasty morsels the monkeys remain trapped and the bushmen just walk up to them and clobber them over the head.

    Angelo more often than not drafts he consider's the best talent available when the Bears picks come and he very seldom drafts the best player suited for the teams needs.

    Unga comes to mind. No doubt the guy was a good value for a 7th round draft pick but we didn't NEED him. 11 Teams passed before Jerry's turn, who just couldn't stop him self. Our tight ends also come to mind. We ended up releasing a very good player in Angula because of too many TE's on the roster. Yep, these guys are definitely still playing checkers.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Indeed trac, indeed.

    Btw, nice nod to the motherland trac.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Today's Bears Player of the Day is...................Chris Williams

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB6fL064rvs&feature=related

    Are RT's supposed to be mello guys?

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Maybe RIGHT tackles can be, but LEFT tackles? Nope.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Holy Crapola. We coulda had Max Unger, Loadholt or Massoquai insteads of Poll Guy and Lazyarse ? Meh.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Pig Ben was not elected a Steelers captain.

    On three. 1-2-3.... awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • In reply to gpldan:

    VERY difficult to "Captain" from the press box and/or in street clothes.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    So many things so awesome about that guy. Words always fail.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d81a3cb17/Ellerbe-s-Flashy-Interception

    Is that... is that lovie yeling at that kid? Oh, wait... no... that's a good coach.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Speaking of Lovie MB, did you watch the post game press conference last night? Lovie is feeling the heat. He seemed like he definitely didn't want to be fielding questions. Personally, I think he wore out. I think he's about to cave.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Not that it means jack shit, but good for Samurai anyway: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/gameflash/2010/09/02/4211_recap.html

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Singletary may not be a good coach yet but he sure has the fire to scratch out 4 more wins than our bunch of gormless idiot's running the show. Who do you think will have more confidence going into the regular season? Oh that's right, preseason doesn't matter.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If we don't fix the OL and can't get off the field on 3rd downs, we're 4-12. If we fix both of those problems and ST's are still top 10, we're 10-6. That's a huge span but we've shown less than zero in pre-season. I know it doesn't count but it means something. I'm hoping the O comes together and the D pulls an Archie Bell and Tighten's Up. I don't think Lovie or JA will lose their job this off season due to the looming lockout so there really isn't any incentive to root against the Beloved.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Fixing THOSE two issues is QUITE a wish list. I'll settle for the O-Line so we can at least keep Cutler upright.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Don't get me wrong, I NEVER root AGAINST the guys I've watched in earnest for more that 40 years (GEEEZ he's old!). I've just learned over those years to keep my expectations low. Even in '85 I didn't really feel secure until the 2nd half of the Super Bowl. I was still nervous when the Sox were up 3 games to none on the Astros in the 2005 World Series figuring it would be just like a Chicago team to become the first to blow a 3-0 Series lead.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    As I said, about the 9th win I'll start to get excited about the season. It'll be fun to watch though, good or bad. I just get this feeling that LDL is gonna try one of Bullwinkle's "Hey Rocky..watch me pull a rabbit out my hat!" routines. Hope I'm wrong.

  • In reply to RogerMinton:

    Rocky: "Wrong hat?"

    Bullwinkle: "I think it's OTHER than the hat."

    BTW, ROCKY & BULLWINKLE -Season 4 coming out on DVD

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    That was some funny shit once you started to get the political jokes being tossed around.

  • In reply to RogerMinton:

    Many of which are STILL RELEVANT today!

  • In reply to RogerMinton:

    Agreed, good post Jeff very motivational I enjoyed it and I'm willing (as always) to drink the Bears kool-aid. And if you don't like it drink bitch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtdFRHQwF2I

    My only question would be why if you thought Prime Cutler and the Bears needed a year to adjust last year why they wouldn't need one again under a new Mike Martz offense? Also, I'm not sure that Lovie and Co. would be fired if the Bears had a losing season. It doesn't seem likely the Bears would pay millions of dollars to hire an established coach (like Bill Cower or John Gruden) while at the same time pay Lovie millions to relax and take a year off on the beach somewhere. I believe the looming CBA negotiations deadline is the biggest story this year. If the unions don't come to some sort of agreement we'll have a lockout and football as you know it will cease to exist.

    Side notes:

    1. If it comes down to Rahsied Davis and Joaquin Iglesias the Bears need to cut Davis. I know Iglesias hasn't been great, but we know what kind of player Rahsied Davis is: scrappy. Scrappy at best. I don't want scrappy. You can't spell scrappy without crappy and Rashied Davis needs to GO (Joke). But seriously. Watching Rahsied drop a big 3rd down pass brought up some bad memories and I realize he will never be good. He's average at best. Iglesias? He may never be great, but I'm willing to bet his ceiling may be higher and could develop into a solid WR for the Bears - which more than you can say about Davis. That piece of scrap.

    2. Volcanoooooooo!

    3. Doc, you're absolutely right about the Bears defense and the dead Lovie 2. I can only hope Trac's cloak and dagger theory proves correct... Except if it's the 'mug' defense which they unveiled a few years ago.

    4. Here's what I'm expecting this year: A strong enough showing by the defense (I hope) while the offense struggles to "gel", much like last season. By the time Prime Cutler gets juiced up on offense, I'm afraid the defense will giving up yards and points at will. My only hope this year is that this offensive line and these WRs can come around in time before the defense starts to crash and burn.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I saw Sheed drop that pass, and I thought "well, he may be scrappy, but he still has hands of stone."

  • In reply to Shady:

    5. If you haven't already seen Christopher Nolan's Inception I suggest you go take a look because the special effects and the audio are captivating. And ladies if you like Leonardo DiCaprio you'll probably think he's DREAMY.

    Did you see it?

  • In reply to Shady:

    Dude, I saw it in those D-Box Seats.

    http://www.d-box.com/en/movie-theatre/

    Holy shitballz!

  • In reply to RogerMinton:

    It's time to bear down because contrary to everyone's belief we don't play the versions of all these teams that have had so much success in the past. Every team we play this year is so fucking beatable that it is not even funny. The Packers are the best team we play this year and Peppers is going to fucking molest their offensive tackles. Rodgers is absolutely fucked. Expect 3 step drops and quick slants all game because if they drop back far he dies quick. We are not playing against Superbowl versions of the Panthers, Giants, Pats, etc. The cowboys can't score a fucking touchdown, the Vikings 6'5 receiver Rice is not coming back by the time we play them and even if he does he will be coming back from hip surgery, are you fucking kidding me? We're worried about SIdney Rice after hip surgery? Wright will fuck his hip with his pringles can. The Bears go 11-5 hands down.

  • In reply to RogerMinton:

    We all have no clue what will go down this season. We can guess, we can hope and we can be realistic. WE can do all of that and still be wrong. Either way, its 85, 05, or even 06, no one would be able to tell you how well they were going to become.

    I think we are in for a suprise either way. We will be amazed that the pieces finally came together or shocked that all that talent can't win games. End of story.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    +1

    I've never watched a Bears pre-season and felt like I knew or understood the team less. I have no idea about this team. But my gut tells me they are very very bad.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That's What makes it Exciting! No?

    I feel like the last few years, we've pretty much known what we should expect from Da Bears going into the season. Aside from aquiring Cuntler, it was the same shit, different year. New players, new coaches new Bears. Don't sell these guys short, this group could suprise us. Again, this could blow up in our faces this season. That would still be more exciting than what we've seen in recent years.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    My gut says the same, GP. But, since I've been drinking heavily today, I'm ready to puke that gut out and make my official prediction - 12-4 (ala the miracle 2001 season) with a first round playoff loss to a real team.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    11-5 and we win first round playoff game vs...the Philadelphia Eagles, as sweet revenge for 2001.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Ok I'm done pouting. Time to Bear if only for the players. They need a supportive fan base.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Atta-Boy!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    right on.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    "hey lighten up Francis"..classic GP..classic

  • In reply to gpldan:

    off the F%@#%%@$ING SITE:

    (LTD)Larry the douche-coined it!
    10:58 PM - Just got on the plane for our trip back to Chicago. The Bears aren't happy with their 0-4 preseason record, but they're not discouraged either. Here's what Lovie Smith said after the game: "We would have liked to have won a few games; 0-4 in the preseason, that doesn't look good. But there's a bigger picture."

    "yeah the bigger picture is me watching myself on the Jumbotron"!! I love watching myself on the Jumbotron-LDL

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Most of us have already gone through or are coming out of this phase lobo. I'm here for ya pal.

    Wash it down with a mouthful of this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5IW9wK_HNg

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    From the didn't know that file...

    If 20-year-old George Halas had arrived on time to a work outing in 1915, his Bears might never have been established. Halas and other Western Electric employees were invited to ride a steamship across Lake Michigan for a picnic. But Halas showed up late, possibly because he overslept. By the time Halas arrived, the ship

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I did not know that not-so-trivial bit of information. thank you, GP. Knew about the EASTLAND disaster but not that Papa Bear had, literally, missed the boat.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    BTW, there is an excellent recreation of a erily similar steamer capsizing in the (little shown) John Wayne film, "CIRCUS WORLD".

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Quite sincerely, one of the things I really like about the bloggers here is that little gems like this tossed into the threads from time to time...

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Agreed!

  • In reply to Church:

    Here's a gem for ya, the Bears cut Shaw and are keeping Wolf for his special teams ability. Am I missing something here?

  • In reply to Joseph:

    yeah J..logic

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    OY! Yet ANOTHER in the long line of inexplicable, indefensible personnel decisions by his Royal Assness, Lovie Smith.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Le Pew and Pool Boy have been launched. Geez, Angelo drafts like a dickhead

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Hey J, perhaps we should be encouraged that between the four head coaches we have, SOMETIMES they understand when a Jerry pick sucks and get rid of him.

  • In reply to Church:

    The Bears continue to neglect the WR position and failed to pick-up a veteran in TJ Housamazilla.

    The Vikings have signed T.J. Houshmandzadeh, a source tells FOX6 Sports in Milwaukee.

    The Queeens! A division rival. Angelo you fucktard

  • In reply to Joseph:

    I can't believe that Patrick Clayton for Greg Olsen + LaFavor wasn't a doable deal.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Houshmandzadeh didn't do squat with Seattle when we beat them last year. As a matter of fact he fumbled the ball which lead to a Cutler TD pass sealing the victory for us. Check out near the bottom of this article. I don't think he's near the player he was several years ago when he's was with the Bengals. I'm not worried, the Queens can have him.

    http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2009092710/2009/REG3/bears@seahawks#recap-channels:cat-post-recap-full-story

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    He's still better than whatever we have suiting up on Sundays now. Sad but true. Oh and he had Seneca Wallace throwing him the ball, in which Seneca threw for like 260 yards against us.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    261 to be exact according to the link.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Steelers just cut this guy. Urbik was a highly talked about prospect heading into the draft and ended going in the 3rd round. Maybe Tice can light a fire under his feet. "Urbik" sounds like a good Bear name.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=NFL&id=5326

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Another Omlette. A guy who is a natural tackle being stuffed in at guard. Steeletrs fucked that up.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Hello...........echo.........echo..........echo........

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Time for some therapy gents. Every day until opening day I'm gonna try to highlight a player on our roster that could be a difference maker for us. I hope this guy show up again this year.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYUp2ti9t4w&feature=related

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GPL...........NICE TRIVIA!!!!! great digging bro

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    I'm afraid all I can realistically hope for this season is beating conference opponents. That is what I am hoping for. 0-16 is fine if Peppers does a Suh on Farve and Rodgers. I'll gladly trade 0-16 if Child Support could rise up one last time and provide a Joe Theismann moment to Aaron Rodgers. That would bring a tear to many a Chicagoan eye.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Praise be and hallelujah, GPL. Although Chili does the honors in my dreams. Cue Sandra Bullock ... "Julius Peppers is the most dominant end in professional football..."

    One Missisippi ... Allen Barbre bites on an inside swim move by Julius Peppers .....

    etc etc .... SNAP! Next!

    You hear that Max ???

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Sweet post...my violin is tucked deeply away.

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Rapeherburger got his sentence reduced to 4 games, due to no civil or criminal case being filed. So he got a hummer in the john for free from an unwilling coed, and the commish lets him off because he's white and the backup in Pitt doesn't look that good. Hey ho, it's the NFL!

    Suh got hit for $7500 for tearing Delhomme's head off. I think Suh spit out one of his gold teeth and said "keep the change".

  • Good Post Doc. I like your honesty in the final paragraph.

    I will say this, the past is the past. That shits old news.

    Let's hope for the best with what we have now. It is hard not to want to look back and pick and choose stand out players that we've had/lost in the past and wish they were still with the team along with some of the key players we have now. It is what it is and its going to be exciting.

  • No doubt this choice was made to keep some lesser player. Wolfe?

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/09/bears-release-special-teams-standout-shaw.html

    The cuts listed here are:
    Tim Shaw
    Kevin Malast
    Kelvin... not Lovie :-( Smith
    Fred Barnes
    Cornelius Brown
    Woodney Turenne
    Quentin Scott
    Tim Walter

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Only shocker on there is Turenne. I thought they'd keep him.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    He was our last corner over four feet in height .....

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I am just waiting to "hear" the booing here on DBB if Lovie keeps Hungry like the Smurf. The metaphorical beer bottles will be thrown.

  • The fact we cut Afalava and kept Bullocks is the reason why we need a new regime.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Actually I've got that reason listed as #543 Crown.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I wish I could export plays from my Tivo to Youtube without having a shitload of lawyers descend down upon my head - because i would post at least three plays I can find where Alfalfa just blew chunks.

    His play was vomit inducing. His run support was awful.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    So, you'd rather have Steltz and Bullocks GP?

  • In reply to Crowned:

    you and me are on nthe alfalfa waggon crown. Kid had all the skills, they just didn't coach him up. Put him on the shitlist all offseason, then when they realized that he was the most skilled SS they had, they went oh shit and threw him in there after zero reps in 8 months.

    These morons are keeping an injured Steltz and fucking bullocks instead. Same shit different idiotic move.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I really hope neither makes the field this year.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    +1, although in all fairness crown, we don't have a whole lot of evidence on Steltz either way.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Agreed. But we all know Afalava was a better choice than Bullocks.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    I am really, really pissed about keeping Bullocks. He was shit on a shingle.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Pre-season or not, the offensive lines looked wobbly last pre-season and well INTO the regular season and that feel like Deju all over again.
    As usual, this Blog knew Orlando Pace was done WEEKS before Lovie figured it out and that only happened because Pace just finally broke down, physically.

    It also eventaully dawned on Lovie that he should give Devin Aromashodu some meaningful playing time and whaddya know? BANG!!! This guy's a bonafide threat! THAT would have been a nicer idea in week 3 or 4 instead of week 10 or 11, numbnuts. I mean, your franchise QB had been telling you that since CAMP for crissake!

    As Doc put it so well, the "Cover Who?" has long been exposed, but 5 years after it was still viable, Lovie STILL hasn't grasped that it ISN'T anymore.

    Eventually, Lovie figures it out but always, and I mean ALWAYS, HE is the guy closing that barn door long after the horse, or the season, has galloped down the road.

    I see no reason for "succumbing to optimism" with the increasingly clueless, Lovie Smith, still believing it's 2006.

    Oh, and no offense but, in my opinion, almost as useless a waste of time as the NFL 4-game pre-season is the practice of going down the schedule and ticking off "Wins" and "Losses".

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Scratching my head on the Shaw cut....

  • In reply to MatthewIsMyForte:

    Iwuh makes Shaw expendable. He's shown to be a better LB and had 61 special teams tackles for the jags last year, which was 3rd best in there franchise. Shaw had 30 sp tackles last year for us.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Thanks Crown. I guess I feel a little better. I just thought he was a hustler and liked his agressiveness on kick coverage. Iwuh did some good things this summer. I was suprised to see that he had 61 ST tackles. Wow, how is that 2X our franchise record and only thier 3rd best!!!??? I hope he can carry that over to this year.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    AMEN BROTHER! AMEN! not to mention another wasted draft pick

  • Nice Doc.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bTeiTozDcQ

  • How motivated is Child Support to shove it to his detractors?

    Will he go Teddy Bruschi or Brian Bozworthless on us?

    That, to me, is the most interesting subplot of 2010. If Lack goes to the Pro Bowl, alot of people will STFU about him, and I put myself at the top of that list.

    Briggs told the Fox sideline guy that he guarantees he will make his 5th Pro Bowl this year. Strong words. I don't think Lack will make that same promise. The question is, does he have the heart of Butkus or not?

  • Didn't Obama get elected almost 2 years ago? If Lovie was still campaigning last winter, I think he missed the boat.

  • Hey MB, sing along with me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq3co1VFL9Q

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    GP, you and Albert in Tuscon can join in as well.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Maybe this is a glimmer?

    http://www.prosportsdaily.com/comments/o-a-cause-for-optimism--404761.html

  • Well, looks like Mister Noodle is a gambler.

    He traded Sage Rosencrantz to the Giants to back up Eli for a draft pick. That means if Farve goes down, it's Tavaris all the way...

  • He must know something about Brett's ankle that we don't, because all indications are that thing is fscked up.
    Who the hell is their 3rd quarterback now?

  • Don't know if anyone else mentioned it, but Pat Kirwan mentioned that Houshmanzadeh's contract has an offset in it where the Seahawks will make up the difference between whatever he gets signed for and the $7 million per they were paying him. The guys on Sirius think that Minny signing him is a no-brainer b/c TJ can basically pick any team without losing out on a dime.
    Of course, as they pointed out, that means finances are not the reason he was released, which leaves personality and skills...and I'm guessing personality.
    I hope they sign him, then Favre breaks his ankle, then TJ steers the clubhouse into a ditch when he realizes he has Tarvaris Jackson throwing (?) him the ball.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Actually I was kinda hoping the Bears would take a look at him and possibly bring him in for a workout/psychiatric evaluation. He could really help us and since the Bears might/will cut Inglesias, TJ would be an instant upgrade to what we have now. They guy has had 6 consecutive 900 yard seasons including 2 b2b 1000 yard seasons. If we can get him on the cheap and Seattle cover the balance, shit I say we get him. I wonder what Ruskull's opinion of TJ might be, if he thinks he has anything left in the tank, I'm sure he would share that info with Angelo. Angelo might just have the stones to pull the trigger on a signing like TJ. Worst case if we did get him and it doesn't work out, old Virginia can fire Ruskell at the end of the year too. It sounds crazy but think about it.

    http://www.nfl.com/players/t.j.houshmandzadeh/profile?id=HOU337963

    The guy says some dumb shit sometime, but I say sign him and let the shitstorm begin!

  • And of course, I end up in Manhattan on Sunday, Week one, ready to drink a cold one with Jeff...only to find out I'll be hanging out in a hotel conference room between...NOON AND FOUR O'CLOCK.
    At least there are 16 other weeks in the regular season.

  • Doc, as always you specialize in hitting nails right on the head. I've been saying for years that the most significant loss behind Brownie that we've had since the salad days of 05/06 is Brandon Ayanbedejo. He was the engine that ran those truly special teams, and helped Hester thrive. I'm about to drop $320 on the Ticket so I can watch this unfold here in Dallas........and I hope beyond hope that I see more wins than losses.

  • It's now being reported that the Vikings have not signed Houshmandzadeh.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    In my humble opinion, the guy had a monster year in 2007 and he's been chasing the buck ever since. His yards have gone down since then and his touchdowns are way down. He had 3 last year and 4 the year before that. Not saying he isn't a good receiver but I wouldn't pay him what he's asking. Find me a guard and a FS and lets talk.

  • I thought Beekman was supposed to be our long term answer for center..

  • In reply to Church:

    I couldn't tell you wiggi. With all this cloak and dagger stuff the Bears are now implementing, who knows?

  • Jeez, there was more jargon in that article than the whole book "Life on the Mississippi"

  • AT LAST! I've been waiting on this one for some time...

  • Oooohhhhh.... iron shavings.

  • I'm gonna beat Fresno so bad I think I'll sit Romo and play Orton.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I don't even remember which of the two leagues I signed up for, what the site was, or my logon info... I think my team is gonna be a bye. :(

  • In reply to dutsami:

    go to espn and click on forgot password. they will email you your password. the league is already set. da bears bloggers

  • In reply to dutsami:

    get on it FTW/ @trac Im ready asshole..haha

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Don't worry about your asshole Fresno, I'm not a Fudgepacker.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    hahaha

  • It's on like Donkey Kong, Doc.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Then you'll be happy to know that Nintendo is reviving some classics, INCLUDING Donkey Kong for the Wii platform.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/

    If you haven't already seen it, do.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Only 154.5 hours until the season starts! IF the Bears stay healthy, they could pull off 10-11 wins, with some timely turnovers / luck. Not too confident in the front office or head coach, but maybe the players overcome their deficiencies. And run the damn ball effectively for a change.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Someone probably already posted this video, but I'm gonna post it just in case. Pretty accurate ratings in my book.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHrNQLRDvnc&feature=related

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Two great bookends for this great saga of the top ten!!! Who-Ha Bears!

  • "educated men"? Academia doesn't always = educated men.

  • Forte does a wicked Ahnold. "Get to the chopper!"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7HYhYjG0Uc&feature=related

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Holy shit that was funny! Man, I'm hoping for a great year from Forte. He was a victim of the "sophomore slump" and injury bug last year, he's gonna snap this year baby!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hahahaha..

  • I had a long conversation at a recent party with my brother in law who is a professor and has a genius level intellect. One of his greatest attributes is that he can relate and interact with everyone from a dock worker to an ivy league brainiac. I am a huge fan of intellectualism until you get to the point in the conversation/argument where i ask him if the 2 party political system is so bad what would he recommend? The answer: A Philospher King.

    That is where is draw the line. Intellectualism based purely on theory that doesn't translate when applied to the real world. I also can't stand the off the rocker populist rhetoric of some people on the right. I don't want an everyman hick to be my president. I want a dude that is smarter than fuck but at the same time is not so egotistical that he can't take advice from those smarter than him in various disciplines. That is why i hate the left and the right.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    That explains why all our presidents have sucked since Renaldus Magmus.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Benevolent dictator. Only way to go.

    As always, Chris Rock breaks down the 2 party system to what it is :

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

    And of course the man himself, Bill Hicks :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXpdJLJqG9U

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    +1k on Bill Hicks.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Well Johnny Waffle

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Often as not, a guy with a lot of "Smarts" is better than one with a lot of "intelligence".

  • It's confirmed Doc. I probably saw every one of those Harper carries, unless I was takin a leak. Walter was both a punishing runner and punishing blocker.

  • educated is a self defined term.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    It is also a term used by "some" in academia to disqualify most reasonable thinking human beings minus a PHD, the opportunity to speak to an issue using the facts at hand, common sense and logic. I love good science, I just strongly disagree when a religion is snuck into Academia and is presented as science.

  • I equate science with religion Doc. Just as arbitrary. The scientists assured us the world was flat. Fail. Newton gave us the high and mighty laws of gravity and the world oohed and ahh-ed ... and then we find they break down at the sub-atomic level. Fail. Science tells us that light is a wave form ... or particles ... depending on which experiment you use. Fail. 95% of the universe is made of dark matter .... which is what exactly? Fail. Everything in the universe came out of a singularity. Really? Fail. No wait, string theory explains it all ... but you need to have 11 dimensions to make it work. Really? Fail.

    Now football I get .... score more points than the other guy before the zebras say it's all over. Nice.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Problem is, we've been on the wrong side of that equation (see how I did that Irish?) for too long.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Btw, string theory kicks ass. Soooo coool

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Revis is back: http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/09/06/reports-darrelle-revis-jets-agree-on-new-deal/

    Wineart to the Texans

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That is what my Thin Lizzy tune was about, nobody caught that I guess.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Oh, uh... yeah. Yeaaaaah, toooootally GP. I was with ya man. I was just linking to the actual article for backup. No, seriously, I was all over that reference. I'm wickid smaht like that. Good times... goood times.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Not Football but nice to look at
    http://ansblog.com/2010/02/us-football-girls-league-team-photos/

  • Whether it be to enforce a particular version of the divine, or to modify behavior and redistribute wealth in order to "save the planet", the fundamental problem I have it the same. That being the unbelievably arrogance it takes to believe YOU know better than others how they should run THEIR lives.

    Before anyone gets their panties in a wad, please note that
    I'm not accusing anyone here of that (except perhaps in the context of draft choices and player development :-))

  • Hey! What in thee fuck!

    I got a C in algebra, and a C+ in chemistry!!! Common Man, that was a low blow Doc!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ok, ok... so it was a C- and a C. So what!?

  • When behavior endangers others or deliberately restricts their freedom to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Over-simplified and full of possible conflicts, but there it is...

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    "deliberately"...tough to legislate against intent, SC. You can do a whole lot of damage without forethought.

  • "17. Jay Cutler, Bears
    The Reverse Tebow: all the tools, none of the intangibles. You had to admire how he handled the offseason, after Roethlisberger supplanted him as the league's premier QB villain, so he spent the spring and summer having horrible interactions with Chicago fans -- seriously, out of any athlete since I started writing for ESPN, nobody has spurred more of my readers to e-mail me a "Hey, I never do this, but I have to tell you about what happened last night" celebrity-bashing e-mail than Jay Cutler -- then upped the ante by reportedly falling for Kristin Cavallari (the resident b---- on "The Hills"). Next up for Cutler: either becoming best friends with Kourtney Kardashian's deadbeat husband, or doing all news conferences while wearing a white cap, white pants and a navy blue sportscoat with an anchor on it so he looks like William Kennedy Smith."

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/100902

    Do tell!!! I didn't hear any of those stories (yes, I know how to use google)!?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    William Kennedy Smith. HAHAHAHAHAHAA!

  • Good work Jerry!

    "Of the 53 players on the Bears' roster, only 23 of them were drafted by the team over the past seven years. Seven drafts should form the foundation of any team, but for the Bears it represents only 43 percent of the roster."

  • Boy this story sounds familiar. See also:

    1) Daniel Manning
    2) Devin Hester
    3) Corey Graham
    4) Izzy Idonije
    5) Henery Milton

    Just to name a few. you can throw more on this list. The amazing ability of the Lovie/Angelo brain-trust to take players and move them around to un-natural positions has had various levels fucktastic results in damaging the development of young players.

    Other retarded moves i'll never understand include:
    1) trading Thomas Jones
    2) Trading-then requiring Chris Harris
    3) not retaining/firing Ron Rivera
    4) not paying Brendon Ayanbadejo to be a reserve LB/special teams beast (Hester has exactly 0 return TD's since he departed... coincidence?)

    Do other franchises make this many terrible moves AFTER a NFC title and super bowl appearance (or at all, for that matter)??

  • In reply to JimmyNewport:

    No Jimmy. No they don't.

  • In reply to JimmyNewport:

    hey Doc. Read up you ruthless math bastard.

  • In reply to JimmyNewport:

    Seasons almost here MB.

    I'm sure every game will be a gut wrencher. It seems like been that way ever since the 49ers victory the year of the Super Bowl. I really can't remember many easy pleasy victories since that game. Maybe I'm forgetting one or two but not many I'm sure. I would love to see at least a few games where we cruise to a victory this year, oh well, maybe my son will see one after I'm gone.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    By the way, going back over the scores that year reminded me how good our D was that year. Not great but very good I think.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I'm still holding out for the Cowher reign Trac. If the world and civilization doesn't implode unto itself in 2012, we could have teh chin and all the glory that comes with him... this season's record regardless.

    I'm strapped in and based on what I've seen (and haven't seen) in the offseason, my expectations are very low... so anything is possible and I will just be glad to be watching Bears football baby. Bear down Trac, bear down.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    " a much better team "

    That quote by you coupled with your current post is PRICELSS!

    Hope you enjoy watching the Green & Gold on their march to Dallas this year...

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    UNSUBSCRIBE

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    Don't you have to go register now?

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    http://www.moronail.net/images/stories/dg_pictures/1008/5740F32CA697-1.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I think the Bears have a good chance to go 3-1 over the first four games.

    We play the Lions at home, that should be a win.

    I think the Bears can go into Dallas and sneak out a win by catching the Cowgirls out of sync early in the year.

    We play the Cheese Sticks at home. Should be a win. We shut down their offense last year pretty good. Gay pornstar Aaron Rodgers was held in check in both games. Packers aren't as good as everybody is predicting they will be. Will split the series tho.

    Then the Bears play at the Giants. That will be a close game but the Bears might struggle on the road early in the year.

  • In reply to Joseph:

    "If wishes and 'buts' were candy and nuts, what a wonderful Christmas it would be."

  • In reply to Joseph:

    The bears will be 1-3 or 2-2 at best, possibly even 0-4 depending on what Lion team shows up opening night. And, no, the bears aren't beating the Packers.

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    If there are 2 things i know about Wisconsin Rockstar it's that you can't find a size 2 pair of panties anywhere and that Green Bay without Favre will NEVER, EVER, win the big game. Face the facts, they just can't get it done and will lose to the Bears as well. Calls for McCarthy's head will be unleashed. If the Pack win the Superbowl I will buy you The End of History beer. If the Bears beat the Pack both times this year I will buy it myself and will send you the taxidermied rodent that the bottle came in so you can use it as a makeshift condom to bang whatever poor soul you tricked into sharing your bed and that extra large order of fried cheese curds you picked up at the Brat Stop.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Didn't mean to post ahead of your verbal assault on Douchtansky, but I was watching the end of the Bears recap show and took to long to post

  • In reply to Joseph:

    Only in your feeble mind...

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Didn't know they gave computer time at the local loony bin...

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    There's that stale cheese smell, again.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Since you can't smell through a computer, I'm going to go out on a line & say that's probably your upper lip or the pile of shit in your undies that you've decided to leave sit there for the last 3 days. No wonder you're known as Baby Huey....

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    ...limb...

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    Don Banks has the Bears going 5-11 and being last in our division.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/don_banks/09/07/predictions/1.html

  • In reply to MadMaxRockatansky:

    Peter King also thinks it will be open season on Jay Cutler cause our Oline sucks

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dream on, MB, dream on. No offense but, what on god's green earth makes you think the McCashkeys are ever going to pony up the money to sign a head coach who will command TOP dollar? Spare me the "They signed Julius Peppers" argument because they then promptly jettisoned their most consistent defensive lineman to help defray the costs. The Bears will be shopping for their next head coach in the "Coordinator, no-NFL-head-coaching-experience aisle", as usual, and that is NOT where you will find Bill Cowher.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I know AL, sadly... I know.

    It's the visualization thing. I am trying to throw it out there as a 'will happen', and maybe somehow it will happen. Have you ever seen, 'the secret'? I'm not a huge fan of the media circus it is, but the base concept behind it is solid.

    Just trying to wish us into a new era, but I totally agree that as long as the McC's are our owners, we're pretty much fucked.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yup. Doesn't look like they will be selling the Bears any time soon and Chicago fans will continue to be saddled with bottom tier ownership in a top tier market.

  • In reply to JimmyNewport:

    Hester had one till he got a holding call. The most absurd call was trading Jones, I never really understood why.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Looks like he's lurking again.

    http://www.moronail.net/images/stories/dg_pictures/1007/9FF0305F0B48-1.jpg

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Jimmy, I wish the Bears organization made smart decisions like the Patriots.

    Doc, I was thinking the exact same thing when I read that.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Thomas Jones forced that trade. He agreed to be a good soldier in '06 because Angelo promised he'd move him after that. Of course, THAT was all set in motion by the drafting of "Cedric the(drunken Entertainer."

  • It's not that easy Doc. My wife works in the medical industry and more times than you would expect it doesn't work out so well. Get Cancer and go to a Cancer Surgeon "Specialist" and he will most surely recommend surgery and if you're fortunate enough to survive his hatchet job, you can wheel yourself across the hall to an Oncologist just in time to save your life. Unfortunately it doesn't always work out that way.

    Isn't life trixy?

  • That stings Doc.

    ...I got an A+ in Marine Biology in College. Does that help at all?

  • I am loving the libertarian streak on this tangent (being mathematical and all). Doc, the glaciers have been receding for over 10,000 years due to global warming. The glaciers extended to Kansas, and Manhattan was under 1.5 miles of ice. Humans do not occupy almost 90% of the earth's surface, but we are supposed to know what the "average" temperature of the earth is? It doesnt stand up to the smell test. Carbon Dioxide from humans is less than 1/3 of 1% of all greenhouse gasses. I think I'm right, because I have a BS degree, ie Bachelor of Science.

  • That's good stuff.

    http://media.photobucket.com/image/eli%20manning%20ugly/_ballsdeep/Marshawn.jpg

  • Thanks bro. But I must be a very bad machine ... babies out of sight out of mind ... the Detroit game though ....

  • Yikes!

  • http://www.chicagobears.com/team/depthchart.asp

    Those gaps in the second string, particularly at C/RG, are most distressing. Along with that gap in the first string at RT.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    The out of balance thing to me seems to be that we have no 3rd string LB but a 4th string RB, who has never really shown anything at RB but is kept because of ST value. If you are going to keep a guy for ST value, wouldn't it make more sense to keep 1 3rd string LB ie Shaw as opposed to a 4th string RB in Smurf?

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Garza gives them the flexibility at G/C to do that. He has starts at all three interior spots so if Lance or Olin are hurt he would move and Johan would fill in at LG. At RT, they really have Schaefer if Omiyale is a disaster and are hopeful Webb can be the future there. After Pre-season LT is the one I am more worried about, we have a 1st round pick there who I am praying can hold down the fort.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    No love for Lovie.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/09/07/pfts-week-zero-power-rankings/

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Are they serious.. is that really possible this year? We only win one game?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Look at our schedule again 85. It ain't easy.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Ok well preseason is passed us, And boys we are officially in our first week in this new season. LION week, Jeff give us the breakdowns. Im so excited! if your readin this then yell HELL YEAH! cause thats how i feel. HELL YEAH! WOOOOO! DABEARS ARE BACK BABY!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Ouch.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    same pundits were saying we were going to the superbowl last year. it's amazing that people aren't held to any sort of journalistic accountability. you can just spout shit out of your mouth and then completely change your tune and no one says a word.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    sure you can Johnny. They are there to make money and sell subscriptions (i.e. advertising space). Who knows what these guys actually believe.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Does Manu still have what it takes?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0GZovPzhOw

  • When a fan complimented Lovie Smith on his sideline demeanor, the coach said:

  • In reply to gpldan:

    hee hee

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Another season holding ticket fan got up and said "I haven't seen a touchdown in six games."

    Lovie replied, "Thank you. Thanks for the support."

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Fucking re-diculous. Was there anyone there to ask real questions of these buffoons, or were they all plants?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    lol every time Irish speaks on here, I imagine a cross between Mickey & Bullet-Tooth Tony (from Snatch.)

  • Smurf's up.

    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=7041

  • This reminds me of Max

    http://twitter.com/Lord_Voldemort7/status/18320933399

  • In other news:

    Bush gives back his Heismann, Titans make Tranny an offer for Fat Albert.

  • Could email jrichardson@newsminer.com and see if he'll pass the URL along...

  • http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/2680970,CST-SPT-bsep07.article

    They say all the right things

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    "Our plans are always sound," Angelo said. "Sometimes, they don't work. It's not because the plan wasn't sound."

    Unbelievable.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Insanity Dave.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Stands up alone in his office and slow claps for Doc's backup center/left guard rant.

    Hey Matty, make another comment. I don't want to scroll the whole way up to see your buetiful pair of brains or as I'm guessing Irish might say, a proper set.

  • Both excellent analogies... well, the first seems to be a slimily, but you get my point.

  • You've just officially nominated yourself to be the CBB welcoming party Doc. Shoot homeboy and email with that story.

    Let's just hope dude's not another fucking #16.

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