Today's show comes complete with the Picks Contest Standings.
Chicago Bears, Chris Hughes, Jeff Hughes, Jon Hughes, Reverend Dave Kienzler
Reposted from last thread:
Been thinking about it, reading the tea leaves, and logicalizing (new word) it... I honestly think Martz pulls his head out of his ass and calls the right game this week... because of the media pressure, job security pressure, or whatever. I think we finally play the complete game that has eluded us for 2 years and we use the creative short, and running, games to put out a consistent, solid effort. Specials and D play like they have been, but get the help from a scoring O that they need to be great.
Martzy needs to get some:
I think improved play by the Bears O-line combined with Martz actually calling more than 20 run plays equals a Bears victory this Sunday. I'll stock up on Jim Beam since Forte will be running for Multiple TD's.
had a dream bears loss 45-0. I dont know ppl. But fuck i was super sad in my dream last night....
fresno...bro that's a nightmare not a dream! you need to have some therapy for that stuff...lol
Oh, shit. Check THIS out: http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2010/11/jets_institute_body_language_f.html
Cutty would be fucking homeless! Man, I like that shit.
Also, this (hee hee.... hee hee): http://lastangryfan.com/2010/11/fire-brad-childress-movement-trickles-down-to-the-minneapolis-bar-scene/
Here's the pic to go with the link above: http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/.element/img/4.0/global/swapper/201011/101105.03.jpg
MB. body language especially for your leader has to say leader. WP..body language said it all. The only time I saw Walter's body language down was the 1984 playoffs in San Fran... that image of him bent over will haunt me forever.
He was human, after all.
"The object is to get a ring" "The object is to get a championship team".
Boom. Exactly. Regime change at the end of the season please.
Kap's vein on his forehead was about to explode...hhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaa
OK.. Is the spread on Cards / Vikings 3 points? or are the Bucs playing twice this weekend?
Say it ain't so!
Todd Collins is listed as the #2 this week?
Once again, "Those who do not learn from history..."
With that, here are my Week 9 "I hope I'm 0 for 3" Picks.
Vikings -9 over the Cardinals:
The Cards have nothing at QB. NOTHING. I mean, how big a loser must Matt Leinert be if Ken Whisenhunt can't even say "Well, Leinert's better than NOTHING" and just CUTS the guy? Arizona is banged up at wide receiver and running back as well. I don't know how they SCORE 9, let alone not lose by at least that much. I just hope I'm not facing AP in my fantasy league this week.
Packers -8 over the Cowboys.
So why not? Jerra Jones thinks his team is ALREADY 1 and 7. I call that a self-fulfilling prophecy and a clear sign from the football gods. 'Nuff said.
Buffalo +2.5 over the Bears.
Sorry, but I am in full-blown, depressed, prove me wrong, this team has no business laying points against ANYBODY, PESSIMIST mode.
3 Weeks ago the Bears hit an ice berg and lost a game they should have won.
TWO weeks ago it looked like they responded to the collision with the 'berg by RE-ARRANGING THE DECK CHAIRS and lost ANOTHER game they should have won.
Now, apparently, their big BYE WEEK MOVE (aside from passing on Randy Moss)is to give us TODD COLLINS back at #2 !
Pretend I'm from Missouri this week, Bears.
Never mind Jimy Mac for HC of the Bears....
...Jimmy Mac for fucking President! http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2OyW4H/i.cdn.turner.com/si/.element/img/4.0/global/swapper/201011/101105.15.jpg/r:t
MB..save that avatar for GP!!!
T-Zak ! I love it.
Saints, Colts, Bears
That is awesome.
Ditka always tried to play T-Czak off of McMahon. Never worked. Nobody honestly thought he was better, and Jimmy Mac had a field day with it.
Eagles, Vikings, Bucs
This just in:
Ziggy almost stuck his boot up Mister Noodle's ass and kept Randy.
He should have.
GP..the only difference between Mr. Noodle and LDL, is Noodle's Owner may actually fire his ass, were our qwners are always kiss the coaches ass.
Bears -2.5 (my head says NO, my heart says no as well but just not as loud)
Aaron Rodgers has started dating Jenn Sterger.
that was awesome
this team needs new owners. what a crock of shit.
fucking mc caskey's. God these shitbombs need to fuck themselves.
no way in hell GSH would've let that ride. that's beyond crazy
Hate to disagree with you FQD but Halas wasn't much better. Butkus, Sayers, Ditka, to name three had serious issues with Halas and money. Butkus had to sue him because of injuries and non-payment. The team doctors said Butkus was fine to keep playing with serious injuries. Once he was no longer able to play because of these injuries Halas refused to pay him. Butkus sued him and was basically ostracized from the organization for years. Sayers history isn't much better and Ditka was shipped off because he was so upset about getting short changed by the old man.
Me thinks there's a big difference between "cheap" and "Not invested" Canada
Canadabear speaks the truth, gang. Rememeber, someone, perhaps Ditka, once said of Halas: "he throws nickels around like they were manhole covers". Then there was that ridiculous incident with George Allen. Allen was defensive coordinator in '63(They were just called defensive COACH back in those days) and took the Head Coaching job with the Rams in '64 or '65. Halas sued him to hold him to his Chicago contract. Halas won the suit, then let Allen take the Rams job. The Old Man put Allen thru the grinder, just to make a point. Now, of course, you cannot prevent an assistant from taking a head coaching position like that.
Still "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree."
Bottom Line, and this is no "revalation" on THIS blog: The Chicago NFL franchise needs MODERN ownership.
"GH threw nickels around like man-hole covers"
- Jimmy Mac.
FQ........FU!@#$$!@#$ING McFU!@#$!%$SKY'S...this is why we never have any of the 85 as coaches...the will never admit that that team was one of the greatest because they all went up against Bears Management..F U MIKEY YOU ASSCLOWN!!!!
Is it game time yet?
I thought I heard Collins was number 2. Why? Anyone with any info on this?
I expect the Bears to win this game because the overall sense is that the fandom will not tolerate a loss here. And by "not tolerate" I mean a full scale outcry for everyone's heads - Phillips on down. The media would no longer be able to post stupid pieces about the line coming together and reason for optimism etc. nobody would buy it. In fact, I suspect a loss would bring about a call for someone (a McCaskey) to answer the obvious question - you brought everyone back expectign improvement - how's that working out for ya?
So how does that "make" the Bears win? Easy. The Defense already plays well because of who they are. Ditto ST. It's the offense - and I suspect Martz's ego will actualyl force him to run more because he won't risk three in a row pinned on him alone. In fact, if the riff between Martz and Tice is half of what I think it is, Martz out to be worried that he could be fired and Tice promoted after a Buffalo loss. Hence - he puts in more runs (20-25) and we get enough TOP and defense gets TO or two and we win by about 7.
And the McCaskey s smile and say "see-I told you this staff was good. We beat a good Buffalo team on their homw turf."
Except the game is in Toronto - but...
No way this management fires anyone mid-season. I would be SHOCKED Bill.
Agree on the rest. We always talk about 'must win' games, but this is the real deal. We lose this and it's a slippery slope to sub .500. This is the easiest 2nd half game we have on the books.
It's not even about the media or the fans. We lose this game like we've lost the last 3 (i.e., all the o's fault) and the D is going to start getting demoralized. Once that happens the only phase of this squad that's put us squarely in place to win every single game (
+1 on the "No midseason firings", MB.
Not sure if you guys have read this dude, but this was my first time and he's seriously funny: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmonsnfl2010/101105&sportCat=nfl
Read Chicago's (#28): "who will emerge as the next generation of coaches who stare helplessly out onto the field as games are collapsing, screw up their timeouts, blow road games against inferior teams, make indefensible play calls at the worst possible times, use their challenge flag like a 9-year-old trying to use a pair of nunchuks, and stare at the two-point conversion chart like it's written in Sanskrit?"
That would be even FUNNIER if it we're so true about OUR Coach.
I couldn't tell if I was laughing from crying so hard, or crying from laughing so hard Al.
Those ARE Class "A" funny metaphors.
Oh, and read #25 too. Hilarious.
I especially like "Bullet-Ridden Shoe Owners".
THAT is some FUNNY writing!
Nice link, MB.
Happy to help all the lads enjoy their friday Al.
MB...you are one sick S.O.B.!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!
"I just felt Rex Grossman gave us the best chance to win."
Did you ever think you'd hear those words uttered by another human being when the context wasn't an interception race, a CFL game or a "Who Could Get Booed Loudest By Chicago Fans" contest?
yeah LDL used to say it all the time:
EXACTLY like that Lobo. That shit was funny.
Simmons is one of approximately two sportswriters I find worth reading.
AUGUGH! MY EYES!
Can't shake the feeling that Buffalo uses the Bears to get "off the schneid".
No way Al.
While totally and completely plausible, I just don't 'feel' it.
Too much preassure on everyone to not start this thing sliding into the toilet again... including management, coaches, and players. We lose this game and the total house-cleaning talk becomes a scream.
That's how I'm trying to convince myself anyway.
Biggest problem we have him:
Lovie needs some new writers.
Lobo, you or I or plenty of our blog peers could write better stuff for Lovie in our sleep.
Al,MB& Bill...I think I get it..this is LDL's/Martzy's new coaching style! He has placed Collins second in line and is going to bench JC for Collins to start...hang on.. I'm getting to the beauty of it all..WOW!! LDL is a genius:
1. So Collins goes in for the first half, gets sacked for a record ten times... (you know how LDL loves looking at himself on the Jumbotron)...
2. Collins get's knocked out in the beggining of the third quarter, now that the Bills D is exhausted from running blitz's all over our great O-line.
3. Bring in JC and watch him pass like a BEAST for over 450 yards and watch LDL & Martzy belly bump each other while they are looking up at the Jumbotron...either that or sword fighting...hehehehehehehehe..
4. Post game conference he stands at the podium..smuge with a shirt that says: "I told you so"
This is what is actually going on in the little skull of LDL..
Now THIS is FUNNY!
WTF???? what the hell was he thinking?
O: Hey I feel a breeze?
MSNBC: Yeah your pants are around your ankles
O: I's that a bad thing?
Shocking... I would have thought his donations would have gone to o'donnell and bachmann. Maybe palin 2012 (Yaaahhhhhh... sorry just got shivers down my spine).
Careful, if you say her name three times, they run a story about her on Fox News.
Can you imagine the glee going on overe there right now about this? I think Oriley must have gone for 3 ice creams last night.
I just can't stand the grandstand sensationalism and constant fear mongering
wife is in politics so i get to meet these retards on both sides of the isle regularly. you feel dirty and shameful after speaking with them. fake motherfukers...
my new word is motherfuker, doesn't have the same ring to it
Seifert: "The value of a bye. It will be fascinating to see what the Chicago Bears come up with Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. The Bears have had two weeks to study their offensive problems, and it would be a case of gross negligence should no adjustments be obvious. Here's what quarterback Jay Cutler told Buffalo-area reporters: "We've tried getting rid of the ball quicker and quicker so it's something that we definitely went into detail about over the bye week and we think that we've got everything solved." He also said that the Bears' pass-protection problems at times have distracted him from reading defenses downfield. All of that needs to end. The Bears have to find a way to get Cutler functioning at a higher level immediately. They might be able to beat the Bills no matter how Cutler plays, but there aren't many other teams on their schedule you can say that about."
Let me put it to you this way boys... if there aren't really adjustments made on the field (not just to the media) and we lose this game, the season is done.
I feel very confident that you will see a creative and balanced gameplan for the rest of the year. Martz is smart enough to do it and we've shown that when we run the ball, throw the screen and make short and mid range passes on quick drops we are very effective.
If we don't do it we simply have to kill Martz somehow.
Yeah, that's my thought Johnny... if it doesn't come this week he's a lost cause and we can pretty much pack it up.
Also, to add to GP's post above, if Childress fucks up one more time, I'm not convinced he makes it through the season: http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/19078/report-childress-harvin-argue-at-practice
Say what you want about the asshat Vikings, at least their owner has a set of fucking balls and brains and knows when to cut bait on a POS that' destroying your team's chances for success.
He's just as dumb as McCaskey (he did extend Chilly) except with a pair. He would cut Chilly loose and not worry about the money. McCaskey just hangs onto them until the almost bitter end.
Totally agree. If we win this game and go 4-4 in the second half (possible if we play well) that would get us to 9-7. That's nothing to shout about but might get us into the playoffs in a shitty conference. If we lose tomorrow, it's going to be a bad, bad thing.
GP, you need to make that Zak attack pic your avatar man.
It's hilarious but the pic is too big, it won't show up as an avatar well.
I want this man to catch 10 balls every week for 5-12 yards per catch.
and i want him to play in Chicago for his whole career. It's the little pieces of the puzzle that make teams succeed. Right when we got this guy i could tell he was a gamer. He is not fast but is not slow, not tall but not short, has good awareness and knows how to play WR in the NFL.
With ya all the way Johnny. He's a professional WR. Isn't great at anything but does everything.
colts, jets, pats
The Football gods are REALLY testing Peyton Manning, Fres.
Anthony Gonzalez, out for the season (again). No Addai, no Mike Hart tomorrow.
Manning is going to pick up a homeless man on the way to the stadium and have him go for 25 fantasy points tomorrow.
Who the hell is Cutlers Forte in DaBearsBlog Fantasy League? I will be handing you your first lost for the season. Who would of thought me Fresno, with a team i did not draft, a team I had to put together, Would be in First place in the West and Second place for the whole league. CMON MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRILLIANT! WHERE IS TRAC SO I CAN RUB THIS IN?
Now that's some smack talk right there.
haha but seriously where the hell is Trac?
Ah, yes. That wonderful NCAA overtime process.
Please Al, say that was sarcasm!
Oh DEFINITELY, Ender. I a, long on record as absolutely DETESTING that format. A complete abomination.
You guys ever play Madden on the console in practice mode with no defense? You use it to learn the playbook and get things like slant pattern timing down. You can just run for a TD on every play if you feel like it.
That was like watching today's Michigan-Illinois game. It was free on ESPN3 today, streaming on the web.
That game was embarrassing to the sport of college football. It was worse than that, it was disgusting to the entire NCAA. Neither team should feel proud of that game. Michigan eventually won 67-65, but that was just disgusting all around.
U play xbox live?
I thought the Texans would cream them when I saw the Colts injury report last week - hats off to the Colts for getting it done regardless.
Bears Colts Cards
wait for it... Lions!
Cards, Bucs, Cowboys
Whoops, I thought the Colts were giving, not getting points.
Am I allowed to change my picks? If so, I'll with:
Cards, Bucs, Colts
Hey Uff, you might want to reconsider the Colts. Andy Reid is 12-0 after a bye week.
(tough choices with the Steelers, Giants, Browns, and the NFC-S dogs Bucs and Panthers all looking tempting...)
That redskins and seahawks game is gonna cost us big time when the end of the season comes around.
100% man. Just dirty man, like you need a shower to wash the filth off. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Na9-jV_OJI
The word shiester is a perfect description for all these people.
O'Donnell and Palin are absolutely embarassing but Bachmann has been in the game over 9 years and has actually contributed to her state on a consistent basis unlike those other two morons.
Johnny the above was for you btw... posted in the wrong place.
Flag? Illegal formation?
I'm not a Palin fan, but she is very influential. She targeted 20 congressional Democrat incumbents, and 18 of them lost.
American society is fucking frightening... when a fucking moron like that can influence so many because she was a former beauty queen. I mean jesus H christo. Now Nancy Pelosi is just as disgusting the opposite way (ugly, an
LOL. Pelosi now actually wants to become House Minority leader. Yo, Nancy, you ignorant slut, even your OWN PARTY hates you. As Speaker, you cost a boatload of them their seats last Tuesday. maybe nobody's told you, that doesn't look good on your political resume'.
She can take that fucking putz Frank and that flaccid little penis reid with her... I can't believe that milquetoast reid actually retained his seat in NV... jesus, what the hell was he running against
The only way we lose this game is if we get out-coached.
I also enjoyed the show this week. But, I have to admit, the "Cut that shit!" during the Canadian Anthem was rude, distasteful, insensitive, disrespectful, and embarrassing... I loved it!!
Same old song and dance:
We live the nightmare:
Your logic is sound, but don't you think the same argument could have been made, even with more conviction, to the last game (playing at home, heading into a bye, coming off an embarrassing home loss)? If the bears win this game, I don't think it's going to be because of the pressure. They would have already produced if that were the case.
100% Wrig. I understand all of the realities of every game we play.
...but fucken a man, gotta keep hope alive, right? Being a fan is worthless unless you have hope to win every game.
Flyovers for fallen service men?
Flyovers for Football / Baseball, etc.?
Only if Football/Baseball etc. pay for it.
Were's Dick Jauron(g) on the opposite sideleine when you need him?
NFL Press Release:
A Whisenhunt is what my one year old grandson does when we're putting on his diaper...(pronounced whizenhunt)
It happens to me when I put on my Depends Guards as well.
3 pointer for Jack on the Depends gag.
Thanks. That shit's stupid.
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