The Longest Days of the Year

I absolutely hate Monday and Thursday night games.  At least on Sunday there's other football on television.  Mondays and Thursdays leave you filling football (read: Bears) cravings with the four-letter network's inane ramblings and predictions, each of which oddly starting these days with the phrase "you talk about".  


(Side note:  When the hell did this start?  When did sports commentators replace "Peyton Manning is the best quarterback in football" with "When you talk about Peyton Manning, you talk about a quarterback who is the best in football."  Pay attention to ESPN.  This will now drive you crazy.)  
Good week of picks from you guys, though I was shocked at how many of you spoiled a perfect week with the Redskins.  Viva is the first to hit a second perfect week, with CanadaBears, tobijohn and Z also now on the board.  Albert in Tuscon is a jackass and needs the Packers for a perfect week.
The more I think about tonight's game, the more I think this thing is going to come down to Julius Peppers' ability to get to the quarterback.  If he does, with consistency, Bears win easily.

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  • FIRST!!

    RODGERS IS FUCKING DEAD!!!!!

  • Trac's keys to the game: Win, win, win.

  • Jeff - I think Trac aptly described your ESPN-speak problem in the last thread: if you are an idiot, you will talk like an idiot.

  • Um, that's MISTER Jackass, Blogfather.

  • As I've said, until the Bears lose, I will pick against them weekly.
    It's a strange system, but it IS 2-0!

  • Go BEARS!!!!
    http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/3230/bearcavalry.jpg

  • I'm ready to start tackling random people in Packers gear.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    fucking do it!!!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Thats a Youtube video I could get down with. Me in full pads and an Urlacher Jersey just dominating unsuspecting Packer fans.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    i would help you foot the bill for at least one of those simple assault lawsuits. what is an iBond going for these days, 1000.00?

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Will this game EVER start?!

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Jeff, I know EXACTLY what you are talking about...and its especially bad for me. I'm in Italy, so the game doesn't start for me until 2:30....god this has been a long day

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    This one is for Big Cheesy and all you cheeseheads on rafts today.

    If it keeps on raining levee's going to break
    If it keeps on raining levee's going to break
    When the levee breaks have no place to stay

    Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan
    Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan
    Got what it takes to make a Packers Man leave his home

    Oh, well; oh, well; oh, well.

    Don't it make you feel bad?
    When you're trying to find your way home you don't know which way to go?
    When you're going down south and there's no work to do
    And you're going on to play Chicago

    Crying won't help you, praying won't do you no good
    Crying won't help you, praying won't do you no good
    When the levee breaks, mama, you got to go

    All last night sat on the levee and moaned
    All last night sat on the levee and moaned
    Thinking about my baby and my happy home

    Going - going to Chicago
    Going to Chicago
    Sorry, but I can't take you

    Going down - going down, now
    Going down - going down, now
    Going down
    Going down
    Going down
    Going down

  • In reply to gpldan:

    One of my favorite Led Zep songs, excellent adaptation and GO BEARS!!!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Another commentator 'ism' that's driven me nuts over the past few years was started by Madden. "Here's a guy who..." or "When you talk about Manning, here's a guy that..."- that was the combo.

    First thing I thought of when I rolled outta bed today was that today is the day that the Bears play the Pack on national television. Game on.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    i am at work but can't seem to focus on making money for my family today for some odd reason. What could be responsible for shifting my focus from my chosen career? Why do i randomly attack my co-workers with butt slaps and high five's and shake their shoulders as they sit complacently at their desks? Should i be concerned that i'm on the computer and the screen has a huge DA BEARS BLOG title on it when it should have some sort of Microsoft outlook calendar with all of my business related activites on it? should i be concerned that the boss just walked by and i couldn't minimize the window in time?

  • Let me try to answer as some of your Doc. Even though several answers may be painful.

    1) Most people live for today and unfortunately, Bears fans only have the past to fall back on the past 2 decades.
    2) Apart from our nose dive to mediocrity after the Super Bowl, the average American watches the NFL playoffs no Bear uniforms have been spotted since 2006.
    3) All of the above is about to change after we pile drive the Peckerheads into lake Michigan tonight.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    My grammar is horrible, I humbly apologize.

  • i hate guys when guys that don't know shit about shit talk shit about shit that we know about. SHEEEEEEE--IT.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Gabby Johnson is right!

  • In reply to Church:

    perfect analogy. "Not only was it authentic frontier gibberish, it expressed a courage little seen in this day and age." yee-haw!

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    I do know what you are sayin' Waffle, I am surrounded by football fans at work. When I talk to any of them, all the feedback I get are quotes from some random article or network. Not only do they not no shit about shit, They have to talk someone else's shit.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Is it wrong to salivate in anticipation of a football game? Fuck. Feels like an eternity.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Hmm... Asiata got waived to move Edwin Williams up from the practice squad. Wonder what that was all about.

  • In reply to Church:

    Get some!!!

  • Lets cut the crap Doc. I could care less if you take opportunities to project your politics and religion while feigning indignation when others do the same, just don't try to pretend you don't do it. You have no idea what thou shalt not judge means because if you did you would not use it so out of context.

  • Holy shite, I thought I was the only one who noticed the whole "When you talk about" thing, drives me nuts!

  • It all started with "this is a guy who" or "here's a guy..." coined by John fucking Madden. The bloviator of bloviators.

    ESPN is unwatchable. I got rid of cable mostly due to that reason alone. Incidentally, I'm not watching the game tonight. The NFL is unwatchable unless it is on mute. Commentators make far too much money to be wrong even more frequently than weathermen.

  • In reply to mikebdot:

    Watch it muted with some hard, hard rock music blaring.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    or death metal

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Shit, you can listen to the Beach Boys and get more insight than Phil Simms or Troy Aikman. You might even luck out and hear "California Girls" and see the San Diego cheerleaders at the same time.

  • Who is us, Doc? You feel the need to counter anything I say that you feel is coming from a Christian perspective or conservative point of view because you in fact have judged me and my beliefs. Then you quote thou shalt not judge out of context and if I were to have done the same or quoted scripture to put you in your place, I wonder how that would have been received? I could quote scripture and go into a long dissertation of what this means or what that means but what good would it do? Your position is clear. Lets just leave it at that.

  • Don't play me for ass Doc. It's quite clear you feel the need to put me in my place because I dare criticize or make fun of your sacred cow in the white. It's not that I don't think turnabout is fair play but I'm not one of your college students that has to bow to the master for a grade. Good day sir.

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