A Terrible Performance on a Good Day

About fifteen minutes before kickoff of the Bears versus Patriots debacle in the amazing setting that was a snowy Soldier Field, the Lions beat the Green Bay Packers and handed our Wisconsin rivals their second loss in the NFC North.  As I walked over to to meet Shady and Noah at our seats in Section 120 I heard not one but several fans utter the same phrase.  "That makes this game meaningless now."  To a certain extent, that sentiment was true and the Chicago Bears certainly played like it.  (Side note: Shady did the bloggers quite proud yesterday.  A good, good dude.)

Yesterday's game against the New England Patriots did not mean anything in terms of breaking ties for a division crown or wild card appearance.  Yesterday was an opportunity to see if the Bears were elite.  And guess what?  They're not.  This is not a doomsday moment, not the end of the world.  The Bears don't have to beat the Patriots to make it to Dallas in February.  They'll have to beat Atlanta or New Orleans or Philadelphia.  Each of those games could go either way, depending on location and whether Mr. Smith has decided to prepare his defense that week.  (Apparently he was unaware the Pats like to throw underneath Wes Welker and the tight ends and thinks you should run man-coverage with no time left in the half.  Seriously Lovie...way to mail that one in.)  The Bears are as good as any team in their conference.  They are not as good as the best team in the NFL.
The Packers shocking loss to the Lions yesterday, coupled with Aaron Rodgers suffering his second concussion this season, means the cheese must now go into New England Sunday night and win to prevent the Bears from having an opportunity to win the division title next week in Minnesota (or Detroit or wherever the game is played).  The loss also means that the three preseason NFC favorites - Dallas, Minnesota, Green Bay - might all miss the postseason altogether.  Talk about a parlay that could have financed your retirement.  
Yesterday the Bears delivered a horrible performance but I'll temper your rage with this: if I had the choice between a Bears win or a Packers loss, I would have taken the Packers loss.  I made my yearly pilgrimage to Soldier Field this weekend and sat in the storm of storms and I still would have chosen a Packers loss.  The Packers losing means the Bears route to the postseason is now clear and far easier than any of us expected.  The Packers were looking to Week Seventeen as their opportunity to ascend to the top of the division.  They were looking to find redemption for an early-season loss.  Now they must beat Brady where nobody beats Brady.  It's Brady or bust for the Packers.  
Bust seems likely.  And it accurately describes the over-hyped Green Bay Packers.

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  • So... we really did give up?

    I am glad I didn't drive up there in my superman suit to suffer through that.. Kudo's on leaving after the half or before it.

  • This loss has screwed me up so bad that I forgot to say first..

    Lord help me and the chicago bears.

  • When we gave them breaks they gashed us: Knox's fumble for TD, Wright of position, another TD. The Cover 2 philosophy breaks down when you're waiting for a mistake or miscue that never comes. At some point you need an answer to the 6 yard completion. Their offense didn't look spectacular but it executed spectacularly.

  • In reply to Jokey:

    No pass rush was the biggest thing. And has anyone got it on tape - did we blitz at all before the game was out of hand?

  • The beloved shall muster their wroth fierce and terrible and smote the Norsemen's ruin upon a broken and desolate house whose ill ceiling is but a poem for a people whose hearts have turned to stone and frozen over the feats of he who has seen forty winters and is now in decline. His once power is now but a rumor and his mantle will be taken buy a younger warrior who is fleet of foot yet has ill designs upon that which is laid before him. His name is foreign to our tongue.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    + 5 Vorpal Sword

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Forsooth, I dub thee....

    TRAVIS... no that's not what I meant...

    TARVIS... no, not there yet...

    TAR-VAR-IS!!! Godspeed to you sir.

  • In reply to jdawg:

    I felt like we played very vanilla. Why show the pats every thing we have and win and then have them use it against us in feb. This game was a good game to lose and learn from it esp with det beatring the packk. I feel like we now have good tape on the pats against us and they have nothing considering we didnt even try in the first half. In the second half we held them to 3 points so I am not worried I think we can still take care of business in dallasd.

  • In reply to BEARSFAN78:

    Trac, that you?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    no my name is Phil... I havent posted in awile but Im have been on here everyday for the last 2 years.

  • In reply to BEARSFAN78:

    Hi Phil, I was mostly kidding. If you've been here then you know who trac is and you know he used that same avatar for a while.

    anyway. Welcome.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    thanks for the welcome. changed avatar... I think I like my new one better.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Although I like to think of us as an old-school cold-weather dominant team, our player personnel make us the exact opposite. With a very fast D, a short passing offensive scheme with speedy position players, I think our team would actually be best suited to play in a dome.

    Another small thing that sets the Pats head and shoulders above us is the way the pats practice. They have a bubble dome practice facility, but if it rains, snows, is windy, etc., they practice outside. Then you see us practicing most of the time in our little bubble this time of year. How can you say you were prepared when you spent most of your practice time inside away from the elements?

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Missed your post and just made the same points, Crown. I agree.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Had a full house yesterday and it was pretty dang quiet. After the knox funble I think everyone pretty much gave up except for the D. Once again the O lost this game and thats gotta be addressed before the playoffs.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    I don't see how giving up 85 and 87 TD drives on the second and third possessions and putting your team in a huge hole makes it the fault of the offense.

    The simple fact is that the Bears d-line was powerless against the Patriots o-line. Like just about every other team in the NFL. Belichick's players must really know how to hold and get away with it.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    that first half played out exactly as i thought it would EXCEPT for the fact that i thought it was going to be us that took advantage of the fumbles and mistakes and punt returns, etc.

    I fully expected the short passes and quick passes to the RB's but we just didn't do it enough to be successful. Time to regroup and finish up strong against the NFC with no injuries. Knox didn't fumble either. yucky but we are still in first and we're still going to the playoffs. We can still shock the world.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    You are the worlds #18 Bears fan.

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Boys - make this as soon as you can. As winter creeps in there is nothing more satisfying than this as a dinner with potatoes added in or on some french bread on a fully "dressed" po boy like in Louisiana. You can do it in a crock pot to make it even easier. You can omit the lard and make sure to add some cayenne pepper you sissies.

    http://www.gumbopages.com/food/roast-beef.html

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Nice gumbo recipe Waffle. Love that shit and I'll take a fried oyster or crawfish po boy with that please.

    It became blatanly obvious yesterday of the difference in fundamentals between Brady and Cutty. Cutler has physical ability that Brady dreams of, but throws of his back foot consistently, isn't composed when the pocket collapses and is slower to react in general. Brady makes him arm look stronger by STEPPING IN to his throws. I hope the coaches are pointing this out to Jay, but a lot of it is formed from years and years of bad habits.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    cain't teach a turtle ta fly Crown. Juss Cain't

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    No, but you can watch turtles bang on islands in the Trinidad or Costa Rica. What a spectacle.

  • In reply to Crowned:

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

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Maybe Jay needs more action...
    Look how Tiger was preforming when he was sleeping with 30 chicks and now look at him after sex addiction classes.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Someone explain sex addiction classes to me. Is that where they try and get you to block your genetic programming and everything in your DNA?

  • In reply to Crowned:

    What I don't get is how you don't have the fucking basics of throwing a football down yet and you're almost thirty ...

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I'm torn.

    If we flame out and drop the rest of our games, we get rid of Lovie and Maranelli and Martz and maybe go start fresh with a better regime. That's the devil on my right shoulder.

    Then, my fandom kicks in on my left shoulder and says even if we are one and done, it's worth it to see a Bears playoff game. Who knows, the Bears may pull a Warner Cards and get hot and make a run. It COULD happen, esp. if we get matched with indoor games the whole way. Oddly, this Bears team can cause more problems under roofs than outdoors.

    The tiebreaker is my hatred for the Pack, which is without limit, like the void of the universe. And the Pack faithful are the black holes. I simply could not stand the shit we'd have to endure from Fudgers if that happened.

    So, even though I must grit my teeth, I hope we win and get in, even though that means Lovie stays. Because I know that until Ginny kicks off and the lesser mortals quibble, there will be no real Bob Kraft like change anyhow.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Hey.. the patriots don't have to play the packers for real.. they are in it now.. watch the patriots give them a win and the bears somehow lose their chance to win the divison.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Being in it doesn't matter to the pats. Bellicheck makes irrelevant games mean something. They are always prepared and they still want to lock up home field. The Pack have no chance with Flynn at the helm. Even though Rogers was on the bench the whole second half, I don't think the independent med staff lets him play b/c he's now been concussed multiple times this year.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    he gone

  • In reply to hollywood1:

    Dude, THAT is funny. You're new name.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's a way of life MB, you know that, you're Bodhi

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Is it the new helmets or The turf? When players heads hit the ground they bounce like balls. I think the turf or the helmets are causing more Concussions than the players actually getting hit.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Makes you hear the "spprrrooooooooinnnnggggggg!" sound like out of a comic book, doesn't it? I agree it may be a consequence of the rubber pellets in the in-fill artifical turf.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Football is meant to be played on grass in the elements. I wish the NFL would get with it. Why on earth do you need a dome in Dallas when they can play outside in GB? Also tired of seeing the Super Bowl played in one of four cities .. the elements are part of the game and so is grass. WTF??

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    +1 Sac. Football has gone a whole new direction. What ever happen to Real Football?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Regardless of the outcome yesterday I had a fucking blast. Thanks again bloggers for voting me in and thanks Jeff for giving us an opportunity to hang with the blogfather for a couple hours in the greatest seats I have ever sat and/or will ever sit in.

    Grilled cheese bitches.

    mmmmBearssss.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Did you take pictures? I mean, ones you can put on the interwebs.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I took some cell pics and videos - I'll try to get them to jeff to post.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Child Support eats crow

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=5913858

  • In reply to gpldan:

    An impressively self-effacing statement from Ur - "I don't know what I was talking about" - love to hear it, and can I say that I am so thrilled that 54 has returned to Hero status in our house this year. His career was looking like it was in the severe decline, with possible implications on his place in football history - and this year he's been the #54 of old, and whatever else happens this year, THAT has been thrilling to me this year.

  • In reply to Shady:

    ChicagoNow doesn't delete. I do.

    I don't get the Giants thing tonight still. I'm rooting for the Vikings. I want Giants to win tonight and then beat Philly next week.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qnq7N6X4x84

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    FF is a cruel mistress.

    I almost took Jay Feely, because I pulled Shayne Graham, thinking he couldn't make FGs at Soldier Field. But then I said, "nah, not the CARDS, that won't work well. I'll choose the Jets kicker, they will bounce back against Miami."

    Feely scored the first touchdown by a kicker in like, two decades. Graham scored like 15 FF points against the Bears.

    Fuck all.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Feely scooting around end for the TD is pretty funny. Looks like a Pop Warner game broke out.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    I always, always want Philly to lose.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    +100 on the deletion.

    I could really use a TD from Brandon Jacobs to pull my fantasy team within a half game of first place.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Wait.. is Jacobs black or white? What are the weather conditions?

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Doesn't that make it more likely that NY would have a legit shot at the wildcard then less likely? Or do you think we essentially have the Divisional title locked down?
    If you do, then I agree w. your take. I'm concerned about worst case scenario, not best.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Did somebody dig up Jimmy the Greek and feed him smelling salts and some D-cells?
    Are you serious?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/comment/12/2010/12/8bbbd9cc4438c707006a686738f73f6b/340x.jpg

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    It's official: Narcissus is INACTIVE for tonight.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Wow. Out with a whimper...and a separated shoulder.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    You just KNOW he wanted that magic 300 number SO BADLY. Bad enough to stay in there under any circumstances possible.

    Childress woulda let him take a snap and then come out, just to preserve the record. Kudos to Frazier who probably wanted none of that shit.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    O.K. Boys and girls....yeah we got bitch slapped yesterday...I know.....a lot of football to go....

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

    o.k. time to move on to a day in the NFL.....

    1. Capn't Concussion- aka Rodger Dodger out.....+1

    2. Brett Girl sitting on the sideline +100

    3. Watching our rivals in our Division spin into the ground...PRICELESS!!!!!!

    Hey the weekend was not so now......hhhhhheeeeeeeeeehhhhheeee

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    +1

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I think this whole "injury" issue is fishy.. espescially as it finally comes to a head the week the girl he stalked starts demanding suspension. I think the league had a come to Jesus meeting with the perv and theyre making him sit without actually "making him" sit.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Ala Jordan's first "retirement"

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    yup.. millions of dollars have a way of muddying the waters.

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Ah Ha! That's what I've been saying all along. I for one am glad his streak is broken without hitting 300, and I think the NFL is dragging their feet waiting for the season, and thus his illustrious career, to end. Problem solved for them and he's out of their hair. It's a travesty, really. They come down hard on everybody but him.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Oh man what a loser...these creepy voicemails are always soooooo awkward

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmErRP2GR4M&feature=player_embedded

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    Wow, that fucker has no game at all. Lol

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Dude it's like 3 parts creepy mixed with one part pathetic. I mean he sounds like Butthead trying to pick up on a girl in his 7th grade science class. "Uh ..hey. uh... like I got your number or something. uh...."
    I think the guys on Southpark may be right.. the golden boy rarely has a personality because he never had to develop one. Thats probably the first time Brett ever had to try and spit game past "Hi my names Brett Favre"

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    uhhh... yeah, hi... uhhhh... this is MB30SD... yeah, Uh.... hi. I saw you watchin me out at uh practice, and I thought I'd, uuuhhhh... anyway. You're hot, so uhhh... why don't you check out the pic I just tested of my junk and maybe you want to get some of that later?

    Just sayin.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Ooh. Yeah. That would work for me.....

    Sorry Doc; LOLOLOLOL

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    how come i always miss the racist comments? GAH!!!!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Native Americans are Gods chosen people and the worlds greatest athletes as proven by Jim Thorpe. There you go!

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    lol

  • In reply to Jlehr:

    uhhhhh.... that's the Jews lads. Get a get ouf jail free card when the shit hits the fan. At least that's what Crown's Rabbi has told me.

    Old joke.

    Guy takes a flight to dallas and on the plan in the seat next to him is a stunning playboy model. He

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The best is (and being a Jew I know'em all)...

    Two old-country Rabbis share a subway car into the city. One is reading the Jewish Press and he looks at his friend with shock to see he is reading the KKK Herald.

    "Hershel, how can you read that garbage? Don't you know they're anti-semites?"

    "Of course I do Shmully. But I get so tired of reading the Jewish Press. Every day we're sick, we're dying, everyone hates us, we're poor... its too much!"

    "But how is that trash any better?"

    "Oh its great. See here? We own everything. We have all the money. We run the world. It puts a smile on my face."

  • In reply to mottystone:

    Woody Allen (From Annie Hall):

    Two old Jewish ladies in a restaurant.
    First lady says, "The Food here is lousy."
    2nd lady replies, "Yes,and such small portions."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    :o))

  • In reply to mottystone:

    That was funny New Bear. Sounds like a joke my dad would tell. Here's another of his favorites... from the old country he tells me. (getsome, you may want to avert your eyes)

    This old Yiddish Jewish couple goes into a restaurant. They order dinner after much kvetching and whining.

    The first course comes.... a nice potato leek soup... The waiter puts the bowls down and walks off. After a few seconds, the old man, obviously perturbed, starts gesturing wildly for the waiter to come over. The waiter comes over and asks what

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Dude, am I not with it ... what? Help me out ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Crown... did you get it? New Bear?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    From Coming to America.

  • In reply to mottystone:

    I knew a moyel that sewed all the extra skin from his brisses into a wallet. When he took it out of his pocket it turned into a suitcase.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Ha!

  • In reply to mottystone:

    Tavarius Jackson was picked-off on his second throw of the night, I believe?

  • In reply to mottystone:

    :o)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    From Homer & Jethro's version of Waterloo:

    "The Lone Ranger and Tonto road the trail,
    fightin' outlaws, and puttin' them in jail,
    but the Ranger shot old Tonto 'cause it seems,
    he found out what Keemosabe means...
    Waterlooo, waterloo, where will you, meet your waterloo,
    oh the ranger he did trust, then ol' Tonto bit the dust,
    everybody has to meet his waterloo.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Off subject, but what Bears fan wouldn't want the White Castle scented candle I just found online???

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Does it give you the goofy poopies?

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Case of the mundees Viva?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What's a mundee? Did you mean munchies? Nothing better than a dozen sliders if you have the munchies...

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Viva, if you could come in to work on Monday night, oh say from 6-12, that would be greaaaaaat.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Ummm, yeah, have some plans next Monday.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    YEEE-HAW!

    Touchdown, Brandon Jacobs!

    The White Elephants (My Fantasy Team) snatch VICTORY from the jaws of DEFAT!!!!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    defeat, Defat, you know what I mean.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Defat (noun): What big Caribbean women have all over their bodies.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Also, what you see when my shirt is off.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Thanks for sharing that.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Nic Cage is filming Ghost Rider 2. In this film, he subjects the people who buy a ticket to the movie to pure hell.

    http://www.popeater.com/2010/12/14/nicolas-cage-rant-video/

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Wow, what an intense discussion at times. I didnt get on at all yesterday. I started at the top to read my way down, I did not know a post had been removed and kept going back to re read everything to try and catch up on what the frig was going on. Got to the point I didnt know who was speaking tongue in cheek and who was really pissed. Just couldnt get a grip on the whole thing. I didn't see the post so I don't know all that was written but found myself laughing about it. It very well could have been written by my best friend, who I worked with for 37 years, who my wife and I vacation with at least twice a year, always in Honolulu in January. He just happens to be black but could have made that post. We both worked outside at a power plant on Lake Michigan in wind chills that often were -25 or worse. Whenever it was bad, and we had to stay out in the weather he would always want to break before everyone else. The boss would find him in the locker room and Jim would always tell him, "You know brothas can't stand the cold" I could totally see him writing that post, he has a sense of humor and would jump all over that. And if anyone skims over this and just picks up on the one quote and proceeds to slam me....GRRRRRRR! Anyway Jeff, unless the comment is so crude or violent or perverse as to offend anyone please leave it in. We are big boys and can sort it all out and it sure would make the reading easier for us who miss the blog for a day or maybe hours. Trac, welcome back! Was nice to see you and your comment. Max you there? Whats a good way to score a couple pro bowl tickets at a decent price? I've been looking and some of the prices seem really high.

  • In reply to iamndmurff:

    Join the Navy, get shore duty in Hawaii and volunteer for security detail for the game, I went to 2 of that way. :)

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    FQD - where you at, fool?
    Are you ready for the biggest upset of all time?
    I'm coming for you...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Uh oh, he's gone all Clubber Lang on us now.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pumofw1cgr0&feature=related

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Treat your mothers right yall:

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

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Dude!

    I have those cammo dolphin shorts, I'm wearing them right now!

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Oh, and Irish... no, not religous lad. I'm pretty much an egnostic... or pagan depending on the situation.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    *SNIFF* *SNIFF*

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=dw-favresits121310

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Oh by the way, the Talented Mister Roto on ESPN, Matthew Berry - actually went on TV last Sunday morning and said his sleeper pick of the week was the Orton to Lloyd combo.

    Berry's advice this season has been worth a monkey throwing feces at a dartboard. The only thing he's talented at is ass kissing.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That Jets' coach, Sal Alosi (pronounced uh-LOUSY?) that tripped the Dolphin on the sideline Sunday has been, deservedly I might add, suspended for the remainder of the season.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    But not fired, which is essentially accepting what he did.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Very nice Al. Anything to take focus off this MNF brett farve blow job piece. Jesus, makes me want to puke.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Well, for THAt, MB (which, thankfully, I missed because the wife took me out for dinner), we have THIS:

    We once
    RESPECTED
    Mr.Favre...

    and thought
    his play
    was class.

    then came
    all the fake
    'retirement' crap...

    ..showing he's
    just a
    narcissistic ass.

    Burma-Shave.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Excellent!

    Special occasion Al?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's in "honor" of the end of narcissus" BS streak.

    Plus I'm a little giddy. HAD to have a fabntasy win this week over the team I'm chasing. Didn't want to be 2.5 behind with 3 to play.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    AAAAchaaaaaaaaa.... Coming to America - great movie!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BjrG5QQZxE

  • In reply to Shady:

    I love the church scene.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

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

    My dear wife serenaded me with this while I washed dishes tonight.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    HOW did Reed (Reid?) come OUT of that pile which, BTW, included a helmet to helmet hit?!?!?

    Oh well, insurance points for me from Andre Johnson. We'll take'em, even though our opponent is out of bullets for this week. Tiebreaker is points scored and we lead our league.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That was truly nauseating, MB. I left the room.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Poorly written article, but I couldn't avoid 'pasting' it here. Kind of interesting...

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/543042-chicago-bears-vs-nfc-east-who-will-get-the-number-two-seed-in-the-nfc

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jets show their true colors, and like all bullys - cry when punished
    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=5915776

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    lol. great joke.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Question for all the Jews on the board - how do you guys (and girls?) feel about the "God's chosen people" tag you get fed? What percentage of Jews would you say actually believe that?

    Hitler basically said the same thing about the Aryans. Just curious ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Is it because Jesus was a Jew ? Where did Jesus talk about Jews being favored over gentiles?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Fucking Anti-semite

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    ??? Seriously. Why is it any time a person asks a question about a religion they don't understand they get called an anti-semite? Honestly MB, are not the tribe called the chosen people? Why? That's all I want to know. All religions are equally ridiculous to me. I just don't remember that from the bible ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    People have go at catholics all the time, I don't care. It's all bullshit to me too.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Catholics suck.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Get it?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I was kidding Irish. Jesus... rough week at the domicile lad? I know it has been at mine... and it's only fucking Monday.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Jesus, I thought you were serious! I was feeling terrible there! If you have serious faith then I'm sorry, honestly. We shouldn't get into religion on here I guess, look what happened with Trac. I am honestly interested in comparative religion though, that's why I asked ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Oops. I meant 'Jebus'.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Old Testament.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Thanks Viva. I'm not a bible reader and didn't want to speak out of turn, but I knew it was either there... or a bazooka Joe wrapper... couldn't remember which.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Al, read up a few posts... tee hee.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    That'll be why I missed it then, all that Joe-bob begat Cletus stuff. So the New Testament is outside of Judaism, is that it ?

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Misspelled blather. You missed nothing, FQD.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    It was something about white guys block better than black boys.. and that our line needs white guys.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Well that's easy to check, no? How many pro-bowl linemen were black/white .. for anyone that cared ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Let's get a rainbow line, who cares, just somebody that can block. I can't wait for the draft.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    2 more picks for Eli tonight.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al -

    No offense in the change of avatars. I love Butkus, but I'm foolishly superstitious. Time for the war-paint...

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    I'm the LAST guy you have to explain THAT reasoning to, Viva.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    ...and I JUST heard tonight that Brees has racked up EIGHTEEN picks already this season.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    But, but, Al....he's Drew Friggin' Brees!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Peyton Manning is joint third for most interceptions thrown this season, I guess it's only fair to say he's also joint third for passing TDs. He's still a tool though.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Gents,

    Tomorrow is Tuesday, which means a plethora of wannabe analysts will be publishing their Power Rankings. Please refrain from reading such tripe. They do not watch games, they watch highlights. If you give them the ability to piss you off - you give them too much.

    Note to players, when you play to earn anything other than a victory - you play into their hands. Phrases such as "statement game," "playing for "national media respect," and all of that dribble is counter-productive. Time to respect yourself, DJ.

    Does anyone in their right mind think that Bill Belichick allows the National Media's perception of him enter into his decision making process? Imagine it. "Hmmm, lets see, that guy over at ABC said we can't run, and ESPN thinks we are soft on D , I think they are on to something. Tom, I'd like to ignore your greatness for this game, and hand the ball of to Woodchuck. That should earn us some praise with the National Media."

    Enter Tom's response here: ___________________________________________

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    "Kiss my WHAT?!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    or..

    "Here's a quarter, call someone who cares."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    After watching the fourth quarter of the Ravens-Texans game, I'm pretty well convinced of two things:
    1) Matt Schaub is the David Duval of QBs
    2) Jacoby Jones is the dimmest WR in the league. He's so dim, he paid Hester to take his SATs for him.
    3) if you look up "snake-bit" in the dictionary, there's a picture of Gary Kubiak looking forlorn on the sideline.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    and 4) that I cannot count.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    Peter King can kiss my taint.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    It's the line of reasoning that led to that conclusion which is most disturbing, Irish.
    Like I said, Jimmy the Greek is among us.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Damn, Ravens looking SOLID tonight. 103 yrd KOR. Daaaaamn.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Wankin' fukin' bankers. Assholes.

    Pure. Brilliance.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    MB careful, some of us on here are bankers! What's your reference to?

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    huh?

  • In reply to Shady:

    Giants to lose, I mean.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Butter talks smack at the end of this one, says they will face the Pats again at the end:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/columns/story?id=5913684

    Oh my Butter, would you please STFU. Please. Just contribute SOMETHING in these last 3 games, and we'll be thrilled - really, we're not expecting much anymore.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jennings needs to STFU moreso ... he actually said the follwoing (re Brady):

    "He also faced a Hall of Fame-type defense," cornerback Tim Jennings said. "Tip your hats to Tom Brady, he did a great job managing the whole game, matter of fact."

    Hall of Fame-type defense? WTF? Put the crack pipe down Tim ! HOF ?!!! How many HOF defenses give up 33 points in a half in their own house sunshine?

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    part of it might actually be with all the rules on QB hits. Think about it, you cant hit a QB high, and you can't go for his legs.. but you want to secure the ball to his body so that he can't throw it away right? So you end up with a ton of form tackles to the torso where they have their arms pinned to the side going down... so boing boing boing go the helmets off the turf.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Well said.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    ..and this is Rogers SECOND concussion this year.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    If we only had you on the horn during the draft. "Go get the white guy. Whites like to crack pads in the cold." Brilliant. Get back to your duties at the farm.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    And a dozen goats bleated in horror...

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Bwahahaha MBP! It's gonna sound like Dave Matthews singing in getsomebears's barn.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Bwahahahahaaha!

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Can you guys explain to me why you're rooting for the Giants tonight? What am I missing?

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    if the Giants keep winning, GB's out of the playoffs for sure. we win next monday, none of that shit will matter b/c we'll be in. as far as the #2 seed, they have to play Philly (and i don't see the G-Men beating Vick...not happening).

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    But the Giants would get homefield advantage against us in the playoffs, who gives a shit about GB? I'd love to pound those bitches int he playoffs. Getting to beat them three times in one season? Awesome!

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Three reasons (or more if I make up additional ones as I write this):
    1) I always hate the Vikings.
    2) IF by fluke of flukes, we do not win the North, we are better off competing with Philly for a wildcard spot than the Giants, and a win today would keep them even in the East.
    3) Atlanta clinches a spot (NOT the South) if the Giants lose...the more meaningful games ATL has to play, the better.
    4) lesser of two evils?
    If they lose to the Vikes, then I'm rooting against them passionately the rest of the way. I'd like NY to either win out, or lose out, but not muddle through well enough to keep them in wild card contention.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    If the Giants win it puts that much more pressure on the Packers. I think it's better for GB if the Giants lose. However, a Giants loss is also good for the Bears. Just in case we drop a game or two down the stretch. We need to stay a game up.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Did ChicagoNow or Jeff delete the racist post? It looks like you guys are responding to something that isn't there, I don't see it.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Aah. That makes sense. I still meant what I said though.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    The Little Match Girl does a LOL.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=5915514

    Says he can't believe how stupid Pringles is.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Any opportunity for the Vikings to get pummeled is a good opportunity.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jeff, ditto.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    +1 Jeff

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Here you go GP: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d81cd7f05/Holmes-drops-easy-TD-pass

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That cheeba toking douche makes that catch and I win round 1 of my fantasy playoffs.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Holy shit

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Is Palin shooting a Bear racist?

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/12/post_39.html

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Jesus, don't get me started. Too bad bears don't shoot back.

    Man, the monsters the media creates these days. Frightening.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    GP...All I saw in that video was a bear chewing on two Angry Beaver's. Unless the Angry Beaver's (SP/KG) said some racist's slur to the bear, and if that's the case he was only defending himself from two Angry Beaver's.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baF97MY3yvM

  • In reply to nicholsra:

    Hey... nice beaver.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If it's a polar bear, then no. All other bears, yes.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I think we found an Irish Sweetness sighting:

    http://warmingglow.uproxx.com/2010/12/epic-pissed-off-irishman

  • In reply to Shady:

    Last :20 is the best part.

  • In reply to Shady:

    "You know, Michael Flatley is from Chicago?"
    "Fuck off!"

    He summed up the feelings of five million people pretty accurately though.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    hahaha

  • In reply to Shady:

    I love this blog and all of my Bears family!! You guys make me laugh when I'm down, so lets sqaush it.

    I hope the Bears get their heads out of their asses and take it to a whole new level, win out, and take momentum into the playoffs. This could have been a huge confidence builder for the whole Bears team. Instead of preparing to win, It looks as if we played very vanilla defense. I knew as soon as Cutler and Martz got into a dick swingin contest with Brady and Belichick we would lose, oh yeah "PUT SOMEBODY ON WELKER!!

  • In reply to GetsomeBears:

    there you go. See, that was easy.

  • In reply to GetsomeBears:

    Did you guys see the fucking Santonio Holmes drop? Holy shit.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah. Woopsies.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Oh, and I LOVE peyton hillis' facemake, that thing is just Old Skool baby.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Link?

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Repeating my "Caboose Post" post from the last thread...

    Show of hands.

    At the start of the season, after watching THAT pre-season, OR even just after that Giants game, if some had said to you "I'll give you 9-4 going into week 15.", most of us would have said, "Sold!".

    I know I definitely would have.

    Or, would you rather be Queens fans, EXPECTING to be 9-4 or BETTER and instead being IRRELEVANT before December?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Are there any fans out there bemoaning our 9-4 record? I'll take 9-4 at this point in the season every year. I expected an up and down year, but I also expected a winning season and the playoffs, even after the dismal pre-season. I am happy, but unsurprised we are where we are.

    I love 9-4. But I'll really, really love 10-4 and the division title next week.

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    I'll bemoan it. We should be 11-2. Lovie Smith absolutely positively should have challenged Cutler's fumble in the Redskins game, everybody was telling him to throw the flag. Everybody. How we lost to the Seahawks I don't know, and the Giants were begging us to beat them.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    I can get behind 11-2 Irish... we got our asses kicked in NY and last weekend was a beatdown. No doubt we should have beaten the skins and the hawks.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I believe in the direction this team is going. How many 1st year OC's (not in the same system) have the type of success we've had? Not to mention the fact that we will be better next year. (Unless injuries decimate us.)

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    I wouldn't jump on Martz's wagon. His history shows that his teams bounce his first year and then slide afterward. Look at the Lions offensive stats his first year and then the niners.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Alright... that sucked..
    now.. Step... Away... for the edge of the cliff.

    If at the start of the season you would have had the option to be able to all but lock up the division in week 15 by beating the Vikings... you would take that. If at the start of the season you would have said you have to hand pick 4 or 5 losses for the Bears season... you would have picked all our non conference and non division games. This changes nothing... beat Minnesota, game-set-match. If anything hell maybe this is a good thing, as crap as we play in the cold and at home and as good as we travel.. maybe we are better off travelling throughout the post-season.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    I'm starting to agree - maybe, and this sounds ridiculous every time one of us says it, we are better off without homefield advantage in these playoffs this year.
    This team has a better record on the road and on turf and we're obviously built for speed...

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    +1

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Its one game, lets not panic now. BearDown. Briggs said that this loss could of been good for them. How? idk? but Minny is next. Lets forget the pats game. Keep the Kool Aid COMIN!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Briggs clearly hasn't ever heard of homefield advantage ...

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Settle down everyone. It was one loss and I dont think it was as bad as the scoreboard reflected. The Bears will still win the division and be in the playoffs.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    that could definitely happen but do you think Belichek would want to mess with the momentum that they have going?

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    They're in it, but they're playing for home field advantage through the playoffs. You better believe Belicheck will be looking to destroy GB.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Wow. You don't know about the Patriots, huh? They're this team that wins championships all the time and never takes a play off, nevermind a game.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Jeff, you really believe teams don't do that? You right they don't take plays off or look like they get paid to lose.. you remember their last superbow? They sure kicked ass that game psh. You know as well as I do sir.. records mean shit and superbowls mean everything. Hence why the patriots have nothing to lose agaisnt the patriots. If you think our bears gave up because that didn't matter then why can't the patriots think the same.......

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    sorry I meant patriots have nothing lose against the packers. Sorry.

  • In reply to Bears85Sweetness23:

    Who do we have to back up peanut? Whoever it is put them in now tilliman is a liabilty to our defense and will cost us! We will Be yhe NFC NORTH CHAMPS come next tuesday and will get redemption on the Pats in dallas come febuary!!
    Bear Down!!

  • In reply to pankster:

    Monsignor Nut has had a strong year. What are you talking about?

  • In reply to pankster:

    Don't mess with my Peanut. Those are fighting words there, bro.

  • In reply to pankster:

    It was msr Major Penis who missed the assignment lad, he was 'posed to be o'er the top and was not.

    Peanut had to release at some point... I saw that clown Merril Hodge touchscreen it out this mo'nin on nat'l TV

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yep. Peanut didn't jam him at the line (although that was probably not his call), but the Pringles bit on a pump fake.
    Matt Bowen had good commentary on this on the Trib.

  • In reply to pankster:

    Your assessment is wrong, Carolina.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Reason #3425 Lovie sucks at his job. Bellicek was like Darth Vader on that sideline, orchestrating his clone troopers in precision football. Lovie was like Jar Jar fucking Binks in charge of the Ewoks.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Good analysis on why you should be rooting for the G-men tonight:
    "Sunday

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sorry to add insult to injury for posting after a loss like yesterday(I half expected this to happen) but I couldn't help but add my 2 cents. The Packers are toast, yep, finished. I don't think the Bears will blow their shot at winning the division and I am pretty certain our team is playoff bound. Beating the Giant's or Eagles out for a home playoff game should be all that matters from here on out. Our chances on the road come January will not be very good and if the Bears hope to make any kind of a run, they must win out. The Jets, Queens and Fudgers games are all very winnable games indeed.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    I dunno Trac - we have a much better road record this year than home. 3 of our 4 losses have been at Soldier Field.
    I'm not so sure this team isn't better off playing on an artificial surface. It would play to our personnel better...although it may tempt Martz to revert to old habits.
    Our Defense is also better off of sod. Peppers is an even scarier monster on the fake stuff.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    TRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    He's back!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Idk what Im more pissed about. The Bears Loss, or the Fact that I played the wrong players in my Fantasy League and Now might lose my Playoff game. SHIITTTTT!

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    The road to the division title has never been more favorable this year. It's good to see that everyone understand that. The expectations that some people seem to have that we'll win in Minnesota is pretty amusing, however.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    It's definitely going to be tough to win in Minnesota. No question. I hope our team is hunkering down and getting ready for a down and dirty fight, because that's what's coming.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Really? I think that's our most winnable game Wrig.

    They might not have homefield advantage either. I think we go in and crush their heads.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't know MB. The Jets offense is on "Flameout".
    9 points and no TDs in 2 games. That doesn't figure to improve this week against the Steelers.

    Go figure, 'The Sanchize' looks every bit the 2nd year QB.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Understood Al.

    just think we'll be much more motivated against an inter-divisional foe and our most hated rival. The Jets is a big question mark in my mind. I think we're a lot better than then, but who knows how both teams will show up. If I had my druthers, I would take Ws in Minny (or where ever) and in GB.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That IS a given, MB. Nothing tops a win in the division unless it's 5 or 6 wins in the division.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    Next thing to do: Root for the Giants tonight. Laugh my ass off at the Wangler (if they don't have him in an iron lung or something).

    I will worry about Sunday/Monday on Tuesday.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Shouldn't we be rooting against the Giants? One less wild card team with a tie breaker over us? Not that I want to root for the homeless fuck stick Vikes

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Hmmm. You have a point, my Mustachoed friend. I cannot root for anything with Favre in it.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Don't worry, Narcissus may well NOT be in it, though I'll believe THAT when I see it.

  • In reply to MASOCHR:

    Affirmative.

  • In reply to ImissButkus:

    And I don't know how "over-hyped" the Packers are. What they've done this year battling the injury front is pretty impressive. And if Rodgers is okay, they are far from done.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    should be interesting to see. I would be very worried about life (not football) if I was him. Pretty scary. If he get's another one this year he may be done for good. I know I would be.

    Football and all the money in the world isn't worth being a drooling veggie later in life.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    were

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Drooling veggies rule in Green Bay, though. Won't be able to pick him out from the crowd.....

    oh. LOL

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Agreed. Although if Rodgers gets cleared to play Sunday, I'll be surprised and a bit suspicious. This is his second dinger this year and, in my mind, no 'independent' medical staff should, or would, clear a player due to that very fact. Especially in today's concussion conscious NFL. The Pats game is huge for the Packers. If he's cleared to go for that game, a lot of eyebrows will go up.

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    maybe their indpendent team doctor just happens to be Paul Hornug or McCarthy's out of work brother in law. Kind of like the US District judge and self avowed "lifeling Vikings fan" who wouldn't allow the William's wall of anabolic steroids to be suspended.

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    Noone gave us a pass the 2 years Orton had to start as a thrid string QB... noone gave us a pass last year when Urlacher was out all season (and this year we all see how bad he was missed) so, no I am not impressed at all. They beat the Patriots without Rodgers... then Ill be impressed, til then, fuck that.. man up you cheese curd eating bitches.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    well put FT

  • In reply to dutsami:

    +1.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    +2

  • In reply to brocklanders:

    I wasnt trying to be racist with "THE" post, sorry I offended some of you. I'm a huge bears fan and If I was racist I'd root for the patriots. I was just throwing out a suggestion stop getting your panties in a bunch boys.

  • In reply to GetsomeBears:

    We've had a resident racist here before getsome... we have regular posters from all races here who, as far as we know, are really good guys.

    We don't need some clown of an FNG coming on making them (and everyone) feel uncomfortable... besides, being a racist is ridiculous in today's world. If you want to be a racist, go be a packers fan.

    You want to post, then bring value instead of being an idiot. Just so you know, I don

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    +20 MB.

    And getsome, maybe we like our panties in a bunch, so there.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Sorry MB, I witnessed a *lot* of racism on this blog in the off-season. Muslims and arabs are people too remember. None of that got deleted.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Maybe, but not sure it was focused on muslims and not extremists?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I can barely remember what I had for breakfast MB, you may very well be right. I can no longer use the word 'definitely' when talking about the past.

    Multiple. Concussions.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

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  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al....+1

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al, those are great. I might start putting those up in front of my front yard.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    So Jeff you prefer a Packer loss even though the Bears came out totally unprepared for a game?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Nice job Albert!

  • In reply to GetsomeBears:

    hmm. You essentially said that white people block better in cold weather than black people, so we need white lineman... that is a perfect example of a racist statement.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    If you would have said... Mangold blocks better than Williams in any weather so we should have gotten him when he was available... I could go with it.

  • In reply to dutsami:

    +1

  • In reply to dutsami:

    "abominable snowman theory"

  • In reply to dutsami:

    Ignorance is an abundant commodity throughout the world.

  • In reply to BEARSFAN78:

    Hearing that the Pack lost before we hit the field could have been the biggest blow of the day.

    I left after the first possession in the 3rd and it wasn't due to the cold either. The Branch TD at the end of the half did it for me. That wasn't man coverage. Peanut just let Branch go free and Pringles was supposed to be over the top. He wasn't there. I think the Bears thought the Pats would be happy to run the clock out and go in to the half up 27-0. Nope. The Bears weren't ready because all they could think about is the warm locker room, whereas, the Pats were thinking about scoring again.

    Brady has owned Tampa 2 defenses his whole career. It's an easy scheme to dissect when you're provided time in the pocket. With the Pat's o-line, it was abundantly clear that our d line wasnt going to get sufficient pressure. I was dissapointed Marinara didn't take more chances early with sending guys. Trying to disrupt Brady's passing lanes a bit more or get a couple more good hits on him.

    We're getting in. We will have to beat Atlanta, Philly or the Giants to get to the dance, not the pats.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Agree with all of that Crown, but if we did get there, and that's a huge if, then do we want to get owned by the Patriots in a super bowl? Can't we just keep that memory of pasting them? Losing super bowls is worse than not getting to them for me. I still haven't gotten over Manning getting the MVP award when he sucked like he did in that game.

  • In reply to BEARSFAN78:

    36-7 sucks. I hate those lopsided defeats, but in truth nothing went our way and everything went their's. If Chris Harris gets that pick in the endzone, it's a different game. If they overturn the Knox fumble, ditto. We missed opportunities by inches and they grabbed opportunities by inches. Hopefully this game is an anomaly and we roll into Minnesota or Detroit and take care of business. If we get shellacked by the Vikes, then I'll panic.

    Next week the Division Title is our's to take. Let's take it.

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    Agreed. We couldn't catch a break in the first half and they caught all of them. I think the better team won but it wasn't as lopsided as the first half score made it look. Put it behind us and move on.

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    Starting to look like our MNF tilt could be played outdoors at the U of M football stadium.
    I will be packing my long underwear.

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    Bill Belichick's team could not wait to attack.

    Lovie's team could not wait to get off the field.

    We are better than this.

    I thought it was funny that as soon as they showed the difference between the Brady game ball and the Cutler game ball Johnny Knox fumbled. The announcers said that Cutler could basically care less about roughing up a ball in those elements. Note to self, Jay, you may want to rethink that if your receivers hands are not the size of your own...

    Our D was shredded yesterday. Nothing pains me more than to say that. They could not get off the damn field. (Side note, offenses always have the advantage. They know the snap count, they know where the ball is going, etc. The field made that worse. We have a speed defense that was butchered by a spread/speed offense. When New Orleans (week 2 of the playoffs) comes to town look for more of the same. Time to adjust your tactics, Rod.

    I know we can route the Vikings. With or without, Favre. I prefer he play.

  • In reply to PhantomOne:

    I haven't been able to stop thinking about the difference in the game balls used by Brady and Cutler. To me, they don't just represent the difference in two QB's, they represent the difference in two completely different team philosophies. Brady spends the time to do that to ensure he doesn't lose the ball, that it flies true in bad weather, and that it's easier for his teammates to hold onto once they catch it. It shows dedication, selflessness, and an awareness that any small edge can be the difference. Cutler's comments were, and I quote "I'm not spending my time on that, I like the way they are right out of the box." That's not elite. I like Cutler, and expect him to improve, but the fundamental approach he takes doesn't have the dedication that the elite one's have, and that's the difference right now. The loss is just that, one bad loss. I want them to learn from it. I want Cutler to take the time to rough up the balls, because maybe that's the difference between a fumble and a TD down the line. Anyway, had to get it off my chest. I'm sure the rest of you thought the same thing when you saw it. Bear Down, 10-4 next week and rolling again.

  • In reply to MattySouthside:

    Well said Matty. a lot of dropped balls left on the field. It was a bit 'me-first' of him to say that, like the receivers didn't even enter his mind. Cutler doesn't work with his receivers outside of school. Turtlehead Manning calls up his at two in the morning if the's thought of a new signal. As time goes by and I'm looking at a guy in his fifth year waiting to get a clue, I just don't like what I see in his attitude.

    Re the ball thing also - anyone notice there was no zip on Cutler's passes, whereas Brady's looked like they were going Mach 2?

  • In reply to MattySouthside:

    No brainer, right?

  • In reply to BEARSFAN78:

    So getting humiliated and absolutely bum-bashed was Lovie's plan all along ? Fits his character profile all right ...

  • In reply to BEARSFAN78:

    will real Football please stand up! I hate the direction the NFL is going. A new age is coming and The age we love will soon die out. Greedy, No values, pussies, etc.....

  • In reply to jdawg:

    Good news, NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers: we will get the Giants/Minny game tonight!!

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2010/12/viewers-guide-2-nfl-games-monday-but-tv-options-limited/1

    Works for me.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    YES!!!! (I was hoping)

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    Watching it now!

  • No rage here. The loss was expected, the game was irrelevant in the division, and the GB loss was more important.

    I am hopeful lessons will be learned from yesterday and the sting of the loss puts some fire back in my Bears. All is not lost here.

  • Oh yeah, THAT'S what this blog needs. More racism.

    Sorry, but that post is ignorant.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    For those who may be puzzled at MY "racisim" post in addition to what Posse, MB and Galaxy are referencing below, they are all in response to an ignorant, racist, post by someone calling themselves "GetSomeBears" and it has been, rightfully so, EXCISED by the Blogfather.

    Briefly summing up, the "argument" this mental midget was trying to put forth was for having more White Offensive Lineman who were better suited to playing in cold weather. You have to figure the guy decorated his cave with pictures of Hitler and Josef Mengele.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Otherwise we sound really, and confusingly so, bitter.
    It's actually pretty funny out of context.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I didn't see the post. Somebody said caucasians are better suited to colder climates? Genetically that's true. But during the off-season there was a Muslim/Islamist hate-fest going on, and that was apparently acceptable? I don't get the inconsistency when it comes to racism, like it's not racism if you're denigrating Muslims ...

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Last I checked, Islam was a religion, not a race.

  • GTFO moron.

  • What the fuck is that you fucking clown.

    Jesus, go away you turd.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    WTF? What happened? Throw a dog a bone here ...

  • Jersey is that you? Hands down one of the dumbest comments i've ever read. Gotta love the annonymity of the internet. Shoot, duck and cover like a bitch. Then repeat. Don't bother posting anymore, then pay your past due cable bill and any other judgments on your credit reports and then look in the mirror to discover where it all went wrong.

  • That Packer loss is also their 2nd DIVISION loss. Guess what the 2nd tiebreaker is after head-to-head? Yup. Division games. The Bears are already 4-0 in Division to the Packers 3-2. If the Bears can regroup and knock off the Queens while the Packers lose in New England, they clinch the NFC North and Packers will, at best, be playing for their playoff lives in week 17.

  • We have some fun ahead of us. Rooting tonight for the Giants to win (and I have to believe they will, they will deal with the adversity and sudden-change better than the Viking) - and then the big one, rooting for that same team that shellacked us yesterday to do the same and more to the Flynn-led and now flailing and surely dispirited Pack.

    I fully expect us to get back to business tomorrow and install a game plan to beat the Vikings no matter what the locale. No more losses for the rest of the season. Three games to go. Three beatable teams.

    BEAR DOWN!!! THE PLAYOFFS ARE NIGH!!!

  • Olin Is White? Dude seriously after All my years being here, that had to be the dumbest comment ever.

  • In reply to Grizzly559:

    Help! What? Cliff notes here ... help a brother out ...

  • Get the fuck out, idiot. And learn how to spell.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    wow.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hee hee

  • In reply to sjvl:

    oops. That post related to the racist rant above. Not sure why it fell here, but so be it!!! :)

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Blogfather stomped on that ignorant post like it was a roach.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I'm glad. What a nut job.

  • In reply to sjvl:

    Somebody, please, damn - what went down?

  • Whuddup Max where the fuck u been dawg

  • Are you still writing your own blog, Max?

  • I had to take the day off yesterday to re-energize myself for the season and here's what I concluded.
    -It was one game(albeit a terribly played game)
    -I got to thinking about the '07 Giants and '08 Cardinals (both teams played on the road and weren't expected to make any noise in the playoffs)Think about Arizona's 9-7 record, they just got hot at the right time.
    -Maybe, just maybe the Bears aren't the cold weather team they are thought of and the Patriots are better assembled for those elements.
    -Unlike other posts on here I believe in no way that the Lovie lost this game on purpose but do believe he was the victim of a bunch of missed plays that this team usually capitalizes on. Do I think the bears win if they get those turnovers or breaks, probably not but the game would have been a hell of a lot closer.
    -I'm really hoping that this embarrassing loss closes the door on the right of entitlement that some of the team seemed to have.
    -Also I'm fairly sure the Bears are going to wrap up this division next week and make all the nationals that picked the Packers and the Vikings to finish 1st and 2nd look like fools.

    I really had to take the day off yesterday and let all this stuff stew in my brain to have any feeling of optimism after that debacle of a game but after everything it is only one loss to a really good team that we would not have to see again until the Super Bowl.

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