My Kind of Game, This Sunday is...

I've been trying each week to give some kind of moniker to that Sunday's game.  I believed then and still believe the Redskins game was a must-win if the Bears wanted to keep from chasing the standings the remainder of the 2010 season.  I believed the Bills game could have easily spelled the end of Lovie Smith's tenure if the Bears had not escaped Canada with a win.  This Sunday.  At home.  Against the Minnesota Vikings.  This is the kind of game that makes me love being a Chicago Bears fan, a football fan in general.  It's the kind of game that will keep me awake on Saturday night, nervous with anticipation.  Why?  

Because I believe, and most Bears fans believe, the Minnesota Vikings are a superior football team.  They've played terribly, especially the zipper-down quarterback.  They coached worse and the conflict between head coach and quarterback has played out in front of the media like the best of American political rivalries.  Doris Kearns Goodwin famously referred to Lincoln's political confidantes as a "team of rivals" and that seems to be what the Vikings are.  The players dislike the coach.  The coach dislikes the players.  And until now, it's worked just fine.
Until now.  The Bears don't just have an opportunity to move into first place on Sunday with a much-needed home victory.  The Bears have an opportunity to end the season for the Vikings and most likely the coaching tenure of Brad Childress.  The Bears have an opportunity to end Brett Favre's career on the down note it deserves.  The Bears have an opportunity to send an entire organization into turmoil.  All it might take is scoring one more point than the other guys.  One more point than the Vikings.  
At the tail end of the 2009 season, with a frozen Jeff Hughes in attendance, the Bears mustered their finest effort of the season and defeated a better version of this Vikings team in primetime.  That is the performance the Bears need Sunday.  They can not allow a miraculous fourteen-point comeback at home against the Cardinals regenerate the Vikings season.  They need Devin Hester to take the opening kickoff to the house.  (I know.)  They need Cutler/Martz to find the rhythm they had early in the season.  They need Julius Peppers to send Brett Favre to IR before he's had an opportunity to mount a comeback.  
So what to call this game?  I don't care.  But if the folks in that stadium don't treat it like it's the Super Bowl, I'll be mighty disappointed in us.

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  • First.

    i finally lost in fantasy football, but it took Fresno the best game of his fantasy life to beat me. i call that a compliment

    also Fres, please make it to the finals so i can beat your ass into oblivion...full squad and everything. no excuses...a loss is a loss, but you won a victory. i'm shooting for the war.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I am 2-8 and my team has tanked. I have hired Wade Phillips to coach them.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Huge, Huge game. A win and we're a half game up on the Fudgie's. Lose and well I prefer not to think about that. We need to stick to the Buffalo game plan the rest of the year. Stick to the run even if its not working. Short, quick passes, mix in some misdirections, screens and the occasional reverse. Minny's o line looks almost as shitty as ours. Peppers could have a big game.

    Oh, and Childress, Keep your white van 100 feet away from Chicago's children.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    I guess with Moss gone it's up to Bernard Berrian to light Peanut up.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP +1 on the AV bro!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    One of JA's only smart moves. I knew Berrian was going to get paid, but I also knew he was extremely ovverated.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Isn't Sidney 6'4 Rice back in town?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Dude, GP... THAT avatar is the shit. Boom!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..is this why we don't have many chicks on this blog:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQtKnDGhxmk&feature=fvw

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    lmao.. Lobo..you are loco lol

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Dear baby jebus

    ......my favorite of all the jebuses this weekend your favorite sons, DA BEARS will be playing.We will be playing which I believe the off spring of Satan(Brett Girl)yes.

    I bring this request up because our clowns for coaches need an epiphany..yes an epiphany...Please speak to Martzy and whisper in his ear Chester Taylor....why because CT was cast from grace because of Minnysoda. You placed him here to champion with Double Duece and JC ..yes-initials (gp you see how I did that).

    With Little Nicky (BF)coming to soil your grounds in Chicago. Please express to Martzy.....have CT carry the golden rock for a record game against Satan's Seed.

    p.s. If you are feeling generous have DD also have a recored game

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Dusty Dvoracek?

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    I'm thinking he didn't mean the current Omaha Nighthawk.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    The Urban Dictionary edited by the ghost of Henry Miller.

    Jemele Hill - B.C. - No misogyny here.

    The Huffington Post has Jay Mariotti on its list of writers.

    Bears win on Sunday in Bear weather.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    So much for what tiny shed of journalistic legitimacy the HP *might* have had. No offense, BC.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    +1. WELL stated, SC.

    Is Jay still out on bail?

  • In reply to kenbill:

    1000 points for Henry Miller reference on DBB. My hero.

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    no Double Duece..Matt Forte!

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    If ESPN programming went nothing but NASCAR 24/7,(although the programming is coming very close now) it will not prevent its decline and fall. HooHah.

    NFL - MLB - NBA - College Football and Basketball!

    Bears, Bears, Bears.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I hope they give Chester the bulk of the carries to give him a chance to pound on his old team. And because he's better than Forte ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    +1

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Yep. Put them both in at the same time. Get DD in the flat and downfield and let Chester do the blocking and grinding between the tackles.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Where do you guys FIND this shit?

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Ha. I guess you found that on the old 'vagina' search, hint : swap 'you' for 'red' :o)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The weather is beyond beautiful.
    Oh, and the Vikings will fall like autumn leaves.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm more pumped about this game than I've been all year. This is going to be an intense game; The season is on the line for both squads.

    The key to Sunday's game is Martz continuing to SIMPLIFY. Football is simple; its not open heart surgery. Martz needs to cut down his opus playbook by half. Runs and short passes should dominate. You can't run double move x fly slant wing bone terriyaki blue zebra routes that put Hester and Forte in the same area. If half of your players can't spell football, how the hell are they supposed to digest the most complicated offensive scheme of all time.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    good one crown

  • In reply to Crowned:

    huge game.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Like you said either way we aint go nowhere.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Im so fucking PUMPED!
    GET SOME!

  • In reply to Crowned:

    DaCoach, to answer you question on the other blog, I have always wanted to wear a Superman suit. My family couldn't afford it when I was a kid and as I got older they were to expensive to buy the authentic ones.

    Found a girl who is amazing and she made me my own Superman costume just in time for Halloween.

    Banged her all night to show her why I am the man of steel lol in the suit of course.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Nice.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I hate to say this but one or two things are going to happen.

    We will either end Brett Farve's career or he will burn us.

    That simple.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Show her that kryptonite 85.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    B85S23 +1..

    did get the suit dry cleaned after?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=superman

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    mustache you are MR. UD hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    BAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAaaaa... good find Coach. Brilliant.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    So you've got a crotchless super-suit Artoo ? Nice. Just curious, has she got a Wonder Woman thing going on with that? Or would it be be the Catwoman thing? I'd dig the Catwoman thing. A pill or two, couple o'doobs rolled up. Phones off. Jacuzzi. Damn I miss being young.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    +1

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Ahh the memories

  • In reply to Crowned:

    double move x fly slant wing bone terriyaki blue zebra routes are my favorite type of routes.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Especially when the corners move from press to quarter zones on a Tuesday. With fries.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    It's televised too, right ? I mean, nationally?

    And +1 on the playbook ... or get some receivers who didn't ride the short bus to school.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Til we get the WR's, Martz needs to continue to adapt to the players we have, not the players he wishes we had.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Bro, Im a freak train. Nobody stopping me. I got the west on LOCKDOWN! I handed a cold harded ass wooping to you. I planned for that all week!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/comment/12/2010/11/b2c6e3005fe1224952451b2da4f675ba/340x.jpg

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ha!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    from NFL.com:

    could be interesting Sunday

    Sidney Rice, WR, Vikings (54.7 percent)
    According to reports, Rice (hip) could be back on the field as soon as Week 10 against the Bears. While he will be brought along slowly, the fact that Rice was one of the top wideouts in fantasy football last season makes him well worth a roster spot in all leagues.

  • This is a season defining game. Everyone needs to leave it all out there. Fans need to bring it, players, coaches. Like you said, we can accomlish so many things against our 2nd biggest rival in 1 game. Here it is.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    I truly think this one is up tovthe 4th phase. The fans BETTER show up for this one!

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Revisiting the definition of must-win game, Jeff ... if the Redskins was a must-win game, how is it that we lost it, yet we go into the division lead with a win on Sunday ?

    You lose a must-win game, your season is over. Ergo it wasn't a must-win game.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    So this is pretty close to a must-win game.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Uh-oh. The blogfadder is talking in first person, just like Tommie.

  • Blogfather...lets call the "Point of no Return" or"Epic"

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Is it just me, or has the word "epic" been the single most overused adjective in the last year and a half?

    I remember when just Homer's Odyssey was epic, and beyond that... everything else was just "grand".

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    WWG...that was an EPIC response...hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • In reply to JohnGalt:

    I still haven't finished watching 'Lone cub and wolf' and I downloaded it months ago. *That* is an epic.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    You know what needs to happen? Lovie needs to to listen to you and throw the Vikings all in a state of panic by surprising them by sending Devin Hester back to return the opening kickoff. That would fuck 'em up...

  • In reply to lindemrm:

    Wouldn't it, though? Mister Noodle might shit himself.

  • In reply to lindemrm:

    Yes. And we'd start at the forty most likely, either way. And one million points for using your own photo.

  • In reply to lindemrm:

    frightining avatar

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    hee hee

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Andy Shaw on the Bears. A dork, as far as I can tell:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-shaw/my-advice-to-the-bears-bl_b_780230.html

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP...here on the blog we have a tendency to mispell, poor pronunciation etc....but he is a writer for a living correct? Did you see how he spelled Devin Hester?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    From PFT:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/11/08/lovie-smith-is-surprisingly-realistic-about-the-bears/

    don't be fooled by the byline....read down on one of the bloggers expresses that LDL was being LDL arrogant as always..you must listen to the audio to get real content of the conversation. Not looking for the truth just him being an ASS-CLOWN that's our Lovie

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Lobo, I really don't get all the venom over Lovie's interaction with the press. You can tell he has no respect for them and basically dismisses them. With a lot of those dickheads I get where he's coming from. Because of that, a lot of the press roast the shit out of him. Same with all the hooey about him looking at the jumbotron. Who cares? All the players and coaches are looking at the replays.

    I totally get the venom for the stupid challenges and non-challenges. Also, all the other stupid shit he does. He's an avg coach. After seeing idiots like Chilly, he doesn't seem so bad. Don't get me wrong, I want a new coach (end esp. a new GM).

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada,

    Lobo... he eees theee entertainer.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Doc,

    Do... or do not, there is no try.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3hn6fFTxeo

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Oh, and get rid of that fucking clown lovie too please. Packaged deal gents. Throw them both out with the rest of the trash.

    I've talked to the Why's of lovie's incompetence here ad nauseum

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB..Welcome to the Hotel California......hhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeand btw you are not insane brother..our personall choice are shit..thank you JA and Bears Management.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Congrats to Bumhole McCaskey as well.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Bears Management, TP & JA it's all about....... wait for it...wait for it...wait for it...

    "STATEGERY"

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    This is an interesting read: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5785929

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Irish, quick, make some trades mate: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5781817

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No worries, Fitzpatrick should have three or four TDs against Detroit this week.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Doc Nitty 34 -
    Your remarks on "the press" are very insightful and I agree. The Onion (including Onion Sports with its sarcasm, cynicism and irony) seems is just not only "normal" as you put it, but exactly what is "real". "There is no news anymore" is an extremely intelligent comment. Journalism (the Fourth Estate) ended a long time ago when news became propaganda One may take any medium here. (medium being singular for media) I was not joking earlier when I said that ESPN was single-handlely trying to bring some life to NASCAR.

    Any analysis on a cultrual / class / economic - analogy (note: I'm not talking about strict comparison) of the NFL and our society?

    The owners in their windowed boxes, the piggies in the end zones, the Lambeau leap, those in the "nose bleed" seats, the gladiators, the teeth of the lions pulled from helmet to helmet, the hypocrital agony of all those athletic pundits, and the eventual Gatorade bath. (Whoops, Jim (arrgh)Rome want this eliminated)

    Vikings lose this Sunday for sure.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    gave me the chills Jack.

    The owners in their windowed boxes, the piggies in the end zones, the Lambeau leap, those in the "nose bleed" seats, the gladiators, the teeth of the lions pulled from helmet to helmet, the hypocrital agony of all those athletic pundits, and the eventual Gatorade bath.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Nice Jack. Our Gladiators.

    For those about to destroy Favre, we salute you.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    "The NFL and American Culture" a Masters thesis (what with the microcosm and all). Ok then - How about "Marvel Comics and the NFL" surely a doctoral thesis in American Studies.

    Vikings are whipped, beaten, defeated, humiliated on Sunday.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Note: I did not spell the following correctly: it should read "single-handedly"- "want" should be changed to "wanted".

    There are no spell or grammar checks on Chicago Now Blogs, and in a sense that is unfortunate for us all.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Try this:

    http://www.iespell.com/

  • In reply to kenbill:

    The Steeler O-line looked like five cement trucks, nevertheless size is

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Lovie Smith is "taciturn" according to D. Haugh.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Fresno -

    Man, I hope you bought Arian Foster a Rolex for Christmas.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    talk about ULTIMATE SLEEPER! That was the Cpu draft, and the best player they got me.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    lol. CPU drafted him, I sure did get lucky. The Best fantasy sleeper this year.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Did anyone actually draft that guy? I missed the pre-season memo on Foster ...

    I drafted Mendenhall, Jamaal Charles and Jerome Harrison on nearly every team - how did Harrison turn into such a meatball?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Our Boy Roy breaks down the Bills ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSA2phbxxuI&feature=bulletin

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish..thanks for the link..been waiting to see when he was going to put it up...... pisser about it though is he is drinking a nice bock beer and shit it's 9:00am in the FU$#@%$#@ING morn and I want to join him with a cold one..crickey.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Wow, I just picked up Randy Moss and Sidney Rice off the waivers in one league. Tools. Goodbye Marshawn and Darrius. Take care now.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Marshawn is a solid back playing behind the worst O-line next to ours.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Dude ! 10:50 in - look at Kellen Davis run blocking! That's it boy! Dez and Davis for starting TE. Now! Forte *sucks* at run-blocking, Taylor to start. Now! Webb sucks, get my man Asiata off the practice squad and toss Webb down there.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    100% except the last one... not sure about all that. How about someone fat instead?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Viva, congrats! You a highlander man? You might want to invest in one of these: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/11/09/dnt.ca.bird.beer.cans.ktvu?hpt=C2

    Btw, I

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Jimmy Mac on the DP show: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/danpatrick/blog/136021/index.html

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Every time I see Boy Roy, I am left stunned by how bad Forte is at pass blocking.

    Martz is just going to need to scheme him more as a the release valve, because leaving him back there is worthless.

    Also, after Cutler started running on the Bills, wow did they flip back into nickel fast. Later on, they reverted to straight 3-4.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP...that's the pisser about the new backs... at least what I see...not well rounded like WP (bless his soul). Damn.....Walter was balanced on all aspects of the game and being a complete back.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5787349

    Dave Toub for mayor: http://www.suntimes.com/sports/mulligan/2881690,CST-SPT-mully10.article

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'd like to know Taub has some sense of leadership overall, and understands D schemes especially, before promoting him to HC.

    I could see him as potentially DC with Frazier as HC and Martz kept on as OC.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP, I think I'm so desperate to get rid of this regime that I'd take Toub as interim for a try.

    We can do the Jason Garrett thing and give him a shot for a few games, and if it doesn't work, get cowher.

    Again, we all agree that JA needs to be the first to be canned, everything after that is gravy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'm increasingly convinced that JA is the poison in the Bears veins.

    He's lucky Cutty is a gamer, but even with that in place, he's still on thin ice for Chris Williams and others.

    Ted Phillips is a waste of oxygen. His job was to get the stadium deal done and deal with Daley. That's done. What has he done since then? Just devalue the franchise, which is probably worth 30% less than it should be.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Crown... I'm down keeping him as DC... for another team.

    btw, I think we just found our new #1 WR

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Cam Newton. If you rearrange the letters in his name it spells JaMarcus Russell.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Hahahahahahahaha... nice.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GPL, excellent avatar man. Nice.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    If Newton was from Harvard, yes. Where's his brain at? Checked out a couple of his videos but they're 95% of him running. Showed a couple of passes - rainbows to guys who had run by their coverage already. Vince Young?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Olsen makes some big catches. He needs to be in at WR some then. Definitely when we are inside the 20. He had a nasty block too laying somebody out last game. Blocking still substandard but he is getting a little better.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    You're in trouble when you ask a computer to check your grammar.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Note: Volume II - The word culture is not spelled correctly as well.
    Remember to reach for your gun when anyone uses the word "culture".

  • In reply to kenbill:

    Good posts Jack. Can someone tell me what the term "social justice" means? Every time I hear this used to pass a law, it means I'm getting the shaft to support someone else.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    "Social justice" is a euphemism for redistribution, itself a euphemism for theft.

    More rubbish from the "equality of results" gang, seemingly victorious over the "equality of opportunity" gang. And a damn shame it is.

  • In reply to Mastodon:

    Trac, you have some homies.

  • In reply to kenbill:

    ...or if you see anyone reading books with no pictures in them? Is this a Klan rally?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Jack for gov of illinois. Holy shit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hey MB, off topic, but I watched that deer video from the last thread (playing catch-up on the blog). Brings back a few memories. Back in HS I was heading to work one morning about 5:30 and a truck went off the road about 100 yards from my house as I was pulling out. Pulled over and the guy had the body of a deer on him and the legs kicking out over the hood. He was freaking out. Me and another guy pulled the deer out, he took off and then collapsed. The truck was trashed. About three days later, after a Friday kegger at work (worked at a Country Club on the grounds crew and it was just like Caddy Shack)a deer hit me in my awesome sports car, a Dodge Omni O24 hatchback. The deer's legs hit the front left quarter panel and his head came through the driver's side window and butted heads with me. The mirror ended up in the hatchback area, the entire car and myself were covered in deer hair, the inside pockets of my jean jacket were filled with glass, and I was freaking out. I needed to mellow out, so I drove the mile back to work and had a few more beers and other stuff.
    About 2-3 years later I hit a deer while going to school in Madison. I started working at Domino's in the winter. On my first delivery ever, during a snow storm to a far out rural area, I hit a deer that knocked out the grill and a headlight of my car. I still got that delivery made in less than 30 minutes. I should have submitted that story to the Pepperoni press, the Domino's newspaper. I would have been a hero.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Cor, the little town in SE BC where we have a house is full of mule deer. My wife took the pic I use from our deck. The two fawns are less than a week old in the pic. All 3 of them still live next door. You don't want to speed in town, ever. Also, in the winter all the elk move down into the valley and make things interesting. I've been less than 10 feet away from bighorn sheep, bear, deer, elk and moose on my BICYCLE. That will give ya a butt pucker!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Oh... oh... I ran over a squirrel driving down to Loreto (baja) on a surf trip one year.

    Great story(ies) corm... and Canada. I love nature, but not riding shotgun. I'll leave the accidents with large mammals to you rural folk.

    Venison jerky anyone?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Finally, I think that Lovie Smith does not appear to be sentient.

    That may be why there is so much complaint. Sentience is important in an NFL coach "if you get my drift here".

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Note: Volume III - "seems is just" should be changed to "seems".

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Writing furiously not always a wise activity, and here I spent all those years in the Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse department.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I would like to make Melton or someone fat that can push people our fulback. Did anyone watch Pecko run over/block the hell out of Troy Polmamamam, sure that was just a safety but Troy is a hell of safety and he got blocked.

    I don't see why it would hurt....

    I still say Chester Taylor can get it in the endzone without a fullback but if Matty is back there.. We have a problem. Just sayin..

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    I just love that ..
    "I would like to make Melton .... or someone fat ..."

    Can you imagine that in a meeting?

    LDL: I want that Chris Pressley guy as a FB ..
    JA: He just got picked up by the Green Bay Wankers ..
    LDL: Ok, just get me someone fat.

    :o)

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    there's a mom joke in there somewhere...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Manofmoolah fits the fat bill.

    I watched his block that allowed Chester Taylor to walk into the endzone against the Bills. THat was a decent block, so maybe Manofmoolah hears us bitching about his FB ability.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That was a block?

    Jw.. I should have said fat and can play. Sorry.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Holy shit.. I know who our fullback should be.. Big Toe.

    He would be perfect!!

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    melton was a rb in college '85... he's a perfect 'fat guy' AND is experienced.

    Put him the FUCK in Martz.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Too many fans would rather be right about this team being bad than the Bears actually succeeding. I understand the want for change up top, but there are certainly no garauntees and how long will that take to develop? I can't wait in hope for an uncertain future. Even if you have the right staff doesn't mean you will be a consistently winning team. Football is more year to year than any other sports. Things change every year and this year every two weeks. To each his own, but I'm staying week to week and year to year.

    And while sometimes I pray to Trac's Tim Tebow that we get an emotional and fired up coach, I think that's a meatball argument. I don't know that changes anything. If you have the right players with the right attitude, everything takes care of itself as far as motivation. Look at Tom Landry and Halas. Currently, Belicheck is not a rah-rah guy.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I get your pov crown... I'll take cowher, a coke, a smile and take my chances.

    Yeah, that sucks about JMac.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I get yours too MB, trust me. But, I have to stay in the now with the Bears.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    since we're speaking of the lovie conundrum: http://sports.espn.go.com/sportsnation/story?id=5784521

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I want the team to be good and to replace TP, JA and LDL.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    +500.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/comment/12/2010/11/b302f068712568c56b39c49dcc8b35a4/340x.gif

  • In reply to gpldan:

    We're really into the 21st century now. Animated GIFs on DBB. Nice.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Neither was Bill Walsh and he won 3 SBs. We don't need a shouter necessarily, just anything other than Bubba Gump Prozac boy looking for his lollipop on the sideline.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I dunno... it looked about like a summary of much of what I've read here over the season. And he even used excoriate, which you have to admit is a little more erudite than, say, Pringles.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Damn, he approves the comments. That was a waste of five minutes.

  • My kind of game, too. I love division games. I'm not to sure they are a superior team though. Our D is great against the run, and if we get a few three and outs early on, its going to be Brett-Audible time. And that should give us the takeaways we need. Sure, their D could man-handle our O, but I really liked our third down play calls against the Bills. Bennett motion to the HB position, quick pitch, 12 yard gain. We'll never see that play again, but its the inventiveness we have needed for awhile.

  • In reply to Church:

    I thought that was the most creative playcall we've seen all year.
    Me likey.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    The 2 pointer shovel pass was sexual chocolate.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHRERLEM2eE

  • In reply to Church:

    We MUST win this game. And Pep MUST take farve out... for good.

    We lose to these asshats and the vikings 'resurgence' will come to a feverpitch in the NFL and media, and we'll (and by that I mean everyone on and off the field) will see us as starting to slip down the slope.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB...slippery slope is the name of the pole LDL dances with:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUM1LBftz9Q

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    or this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qd1tFeUFZc&feature=related

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    I think the last one is a FudgePacker fan. Well fed.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Favre is not very mobile. If we can blitz his ass and make him move out of the pocket he'll throw interceptions or at the very least throw it away. I cannot think of any game where we need our defense to be ultra-agressive vs. a QB more. Keep him moving and break his knees. End of story. If we can do that then all we'll need a few FGs From Gould to win it.

    Oh and that redneck Allen is way over rated...we still have to protect Jay at all cost of throw quick passes so the pocket time is irrelavent.

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Irish, here you go... start here: http://www.joystiq.com/2010/11/09/call-of-duty-black-ops-review/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    "The campaign's pacing is as uneven as it is thuggish -- gameplay segments sometimes end before it seems they're meant to, and there's one particular segment that will make you wonder if the developers ever playtested it themselves."

    I fly solo MB, is it worth the 8 Gig download... I mean is it worth running down to the shops to buy ...?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Looks it to me Irish

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Godj, that had to hurt the head and the ego.1

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I'd rather Butter do it so if a suspension results we just get better

  • In reply to Church:

    Yeah, let's just call it that 'division game'. Win it 9-8, Whatever, just win it. Killing Favre into the bargain would be a bonus. Hopefully the Childress effect seals it for us.

  • This is "The 'Last Chance' Dance" as
    there will likely NOT be another opportunity to pound Narcissus into the Soldier Field turf.

  • I haven't heard anything about him playing. I'm guessing he won't.

  • I've really led a sheltered life!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Any of you guys got superglue for jizz? Mine looks like water-based hair gel.

    I know you all wanted to know that.

    Go Bears.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    eeeeewwww

  • The media is, by and large, quite taken with itself.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Good points Doc. I've been disgusted with Lovie over the years, and even this year (see Redskins game), but he's not as big a problem as Angelo. I wonder how much say Angelo has regarding who plays and who sits. At times it seems like he's the puppet master. Even Barry Switzer and George Seifert won Super Bowls not over after taking over teams with great talent.
    Regarding the news, it's basically all editorials now. Not much hard news out there. The media, politicians, and university research papers try to keep the people in check by having us in a continual state of fear about one thing or another.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    Delete "not over", typing too fast.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I never thought I would say this but as much as I hate Lovie if he were to stay next year and Angelo were fired and repalced with someone competent to bring in talent I might be ok with that. Angelo's failure to bring in offensive line talent is inexcusable and unacceptable. He's also missing all the time now where used to be his bread and butter which is defensive personel. Don't get me wrong I'd love to see them both gone but if I had to choose one evil over the other it would certainly be Angelo.

    How sad is it that I'm talking like this during a 5-3 start. Never thought I would feel this bad during a solid record season but the way they're playing during these games is at times sickening.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    Agreed. If we only get to choose 1. The choice is obvious.

  • In reply to jbenton:

    The Funky QB having brain issues. Sad stuff, he's only 51:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/10/jim-mcmahon-memory-loss_n_781525.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=DTN+Indonesia:

  • In reply to Crowned:

    A friend of mine was lucky enough to play in a golf outing with Jimmy Mac and was in his foursome. He said he drank a beer every hole and was wacking down 1 hitters like it was his job. He plays barefoot, is a single digit handicapper and says fuck more than anyone on earth. Apparently he mooned the halfway house after 9. I asked the bartender at Bolingbrook if that really happend and he sure enough confirmed it. Couldn't see J Cut doing that.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    That is fucking awesome Coach!

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Sydney Rice has been fully cleared to practice which makes me think he'll play Sunday. I have a premonition that ChildUndress is bringing him back too early and he will re-injure himself on Sunday. A shattered hip is not something you rush unless your desperate. Either way he will be limited and likely won't be a factor. Hoping he looks like a power speed walker on gameday.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    He was available in7 out of 9 leagues I'm in. Sweet.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Great story

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Loves his barefoot golf. And Cutler can only dream of being a tenth the QB Jimmy was.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I love Jimmy as much as anybody, but sad? I have exactly the same thing, only not from football. It's not sad, it's just life. He's not in a wheelchair drooling on himself and talking through a computer. He's been playing golf and drinking beer since he retired 14 years ago. He has the fucking life of Reilly, dude. The rest of us have 9-5s that don't inspire us creatively nor enhance our lives in anyway, scratching around for cash. *That's* sad.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    I just turned 235.

  • NFC Norris?

    The whole LEAGUE is the NFC Norris this year, Doc.

  • One man's "taciturn" is another man's "comatose".

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Ha!

  • Doc, that is my take exactly.

  • Thanks for asking Doc.

    Litterally any minute now. Already 5cms dialated and 100% effaced... and that's just me. Ha!

  • All good, well thought out points doc, and I understand that pov.

    I guess my point is that he's just not true HC material

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Didn't one of you guys say that we have never hired a head coach with previous experience before? Ever?

  • Been so busy with work and the new kid Doc that to be honest I haven't had much creative writing inspiration since the alice in wonderland rant.

    The most I've been able to muster is a few gameday, "fuck! Shit! Bitch!" exclamations.

    Hopefully after the litte one is out and work calms down, I can revitalize and bring some flavah back. Thanks for the referal.

  • Might be the best "lovies not that bad" argument i've read on here. Critical thinking Doc. Props my friend.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    +1

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Still want him gone though. Worst in the NFL with the red flag. Players getting to keep playing because of their pay grade or draft status (has gotten better this year and not sure how much JA influences this). In game decisions costing us victories. Someone else has to be able to improve upon these things for us.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    And there you have it, he only has two jobs left, the red flag, and the team that takes the field. He sucks at both. Ergo, he is a tool.

  • Once upon a time...
    Here's the Wikipedia version, Doc:

    The NHL's Norris Division was formed in 1974 as part of the Prince of Wales Conference. The division moved to the Clarence Campbell Conference in 1981. The division existed for 19 seasons until 1993. The division was named in honor of James E. Norris. It is the fore-runner of the NHL's Central Division. Intense rivalries developed between its constituent teams.

    As part of his shtick, ESPN's Chris Berman often refers to the National Football League's NFC North division (previously the NFC Central division) as the Norris Division or "NFC Norris" since the two divisions included teams from three of the same cities: Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    It also became synonymous with "mediocre, winnable division".

  • Scary thought:

    Lovie: "Doc, I AM you father. You KNOW it to be true. Join me. Together we can RULE the Bears. Emperor McCaskey has foreseen it!"

    Doc: "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

  • is this thing on?

  • Do work Doc. I agree with you. Lovie has put his footprint on the D in a positive way. The Bears lead the league in take aways since '04. Our D has led the league or been top 3 in least points allowed and most points scored at least 3 years under Lovie. You gotta admit, since Lovie has taken over, we have had one of the top 3 to 4 most consistent Ds in the league (Baltimore and Pitt might have been better over the last several years, but who else has had a better D than Chi in the last several? No one.

    Can you imagine what Lovie could do with some semblance of an offense that comes close to NFL caliber? How the fuck are you supposed to coach up an offense that could esaily be mistaken for an IHSA double A high school team? Maybe if you gave Lovie two WRs that could pass the height requirement for the Eagle at Great America, I don't know maybe draft some O-linemen before the last round, take away the lovely quarterback carousel that included such legends as Quinn, Grossman, Matthews, and a whole bunch of other tuggers I have successfully repressed.

    WHAT THE FUCkHAS LOVIE HAD TO WORK WITH ON O? Angelo has given him pee-wee talent on O. Terrel first round talent? Good god men. Angelo is a good networker with strong social skills, but that doesn't equate to an NFL caliber O.

    Lovie said when he came in he wanted to beat the pack, win the division and get to the dance. He has won division titles, consistently beat the Pack and gotten to the dance. All that while being totally outmatched on one side of the ball.

    And this is the guy that's supposed to teach Jay the scheme?

    http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/wiser/2881594,111010dancing.fullimage

    He looks like he should join ChildUndress in the white van. STAY AWAY FROM OUR CHILDREN!

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Good points Crown. I never looked at it that way. But i just gotta ask something, Does the HC have any say or choice in the Draft?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Man I would certainly hope so.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    They'll all have a meeting, Angelo will listen, but Angelo pulls the trigger. The roster is his and his alone. but picking the team to take the field is Smith's responsibility - and out of the four TEs we have, he's got the two gimps starting. Ditto the WRs, and he's ultimately the guy responsible for attempting to turn a guy who didn't grow up playing WR (and is the Greatest return man of all time) into a WR. He's also starting Forte - who can't block - over a better running back who can. The roster mightn't be his fault, but he can't even properly manage the one he has.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    +1
    I bet Lovie has a voodoo doll of Angelo under his bed and that he's the reason he's all prozac-ed up on the sideline.

  • Neither did I. Not sure how to feel about that.

  • I meant the first damn one doc! It's going to get even worse this time around. Actually, it's mostly been work crushing my soul... hopefully my brain will be in a better spot come feb-march.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I hear that mang, I hear that. Nothing worse than having that cloud over your head, which is why we need our Bears to bring some sunshine ...

  • brain issues from getting blasted... read up doc.

  • yeah, sorry about that doc... I fucked up the rotation above. I meant read down.

  • Ahhhh... you ARE a highlander Viva. Happy Bday leathernecks! Thank you for all of your sacrifices to keep us safe. Hoorah!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Here, here and three cheers for beer.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    THANK YOU!

  • Whatever math guy. Jk

  • In reply to Crowned:

    :o)

  • Sincere thank you for your sacrifice to all who have served and to those that are still in harm's way. Come home safe.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Didn't mean to minimize the thanks I have for our Soldiers. Come home safe is right.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    That sincere part was not directed towards you. Pretty sure those men and women could you use a beer.

  • In Lovie's defense, this could always be happening.

    http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/11/10/vikings-players-still-sniping-at-embattled-coach-brad-childress/

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Wow. The owner is crazy. When it's your HC that's the cancer and you let him cut the the second WR on the all-time list of WRs, that's just amazing. Almost as amazing as Angelo passing on the #2 and #3 on that list already this year and it wouldn't have cost him a draft pick on either one. Senseless. The second and third all-time great receivers have no place on our roster because it's so jam-packed full of talented giants like Devin Hester and Johnny Knox and Rashied Davis. #@$%@!

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Thank you, Veterans, from every era and Theatre of Operation.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Wow. According to the 4-letter bottom line, there's a full-scale revolt underway in the Queens locker room.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Remember Giants' ace return man / scat back, Dave Meggett?

    He'll be living off some state government for the next 30 years for some sex crime.

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    Something about "we hate 'Chilly'. We know he hasn't got our backs."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    And this, coming off one of the biggest comeback wins in team history? What is UP with THAT?

  • Harvin missed practice today with a migraine.

    http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/11/10/percy-harvin-sidelined-by-migraine-again/

  • In reply to mikemuadib:

    That locker room is, apparently, up for grabs.

  • Happy that Al Harris didn't go to the Vikes or Lions. Is the guy Miami cut, Jason Allen (7 starts this season) any good? It's being called a suprise move that he was the one cut.

    http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/11/10/dolphins-reportedly-sign-cb-al-harris/

  • Did we really have 12 QB hits against the Bills? I don't care who your playing against, that is how you create some chaos in the pocket.

  • Anyone have a RB for trade in the Da Bears Blogger Fantasy Football?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    I offered you one dude, you never responded ... it's the league where you're stone last though - are you checking it out at all?

  • And 189 countries wishing the exact opposite, scared to death of them, funny isn't it? Perspective?

    Without soldiers there wouldn't be any armies. Can't have wars without armies. We won't have evolved to a higher state of consciousness until they're a thing of the past.

    Here's Tom with the weather .....

  • As usual, it was kind of humorous for a while, but as with everything he touches, Berman has to beat it to death.

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